All New CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT Thread..........

macraven

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Walking paths to all the hotels have lights so you are not walking in the dark

You can take the water taxi to SFalls hotel and walk to Cbay from that hotel

There’s a lighted walking path you would use
 
  • spiffgirl101

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    Jul 20, 2012
    Checked in last night (well at 1:15 am this morning), and was pleasantly surprised. I had reserved and paid for a standard room, but got upgraded to a pool view family suite!

    We ended up deciding that taking the path to the boat from Sapphire Falls would be relaxing in the morning, and the shuttle back in the evening better for our tired feet.
     

    Rags123

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    Aug 1, 2012
    Checked in last night (well at 1:15 am this morning), and was pleasantly surprised. I had reserved and paid for a standard room, but got upgraded to a pool view family suite!

    We ended up deciding that taking the path to the boat from Sapphire Falls would be relaxing in the morning, and the shuttle back in the evening better for our tired feet.
    How is the family suite? I’m considering booking one for an upcoming trip. I’ll be traveling with my husband, my 12 year old daughter, and my 11 year old son. I’d like to have the extra space, but I’ve read a few reviews saying that the family suites are rundown or in bad condition. Thanks!
     

    billlaurie

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    Jan 22, 2012
    How is the family suite? I’m considering booking one for an upcoming trip. I’ll be traveling with my husband, my 12 year old daughter, and my 11 year old son. I’d like to have the extra space, but I’ve read a few reviews saying that the family suites are rundown or in bad condition. Thanks!
    We stayed in the family suite in Dec 2019 and I didn't find it run down or dated (unless you consider the theme of the resort dated). We loved the extra space and my older teen son found the sofabed comfortable. I love the bathroom setup but my only complaint is that there is no curtain or slider door between the main sink area and sleeping areas so is hard for the early risers who don't want to disturb the sleepers.
     

    Rags123

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    We stayed in the family suite in Dec 2019 and I didn't find it run down or dated (unless you consider the theme of the resort dated). We loved the extra space and my older teen son found the sofabed comfortable. I love the bathroom setup but my only complaint is that there is no curtain or slider door between the main sink area and sleeping areas so is hard for the early risers who don't want to disturb the sleepers.
    Thanks for the feedback! My daughter loves having her own sleeping space when we travel so I’ll probably put her on the sofabed and close the divider. She’s tall so it’s good to hear that an older teen found it comfortable. I’m leaning towards going for it. It looms like a fun place for tweens to stay.
     
  • spiffgirl101

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    How is the family suite? I’m considering booking one for an upcoming trip. I’ll be traveling with my husband, my 12 year old daughter, and my 11 year old son. I’d like to have the extra space, but I’ve read a few reviews saying that the family suites are rundown or in bad condition. Thanks!
    It's not any more run down than a typical hotel room. Very clean. We liked it!
     

    RossS

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    Jun 24, 2015
    Hi all,

    We had booked a standard room to stay at Cabana Bay, we had an email confirming that as it is our honeymoon, we have been upgraded from a standard room to a family suite interior entrance pool side.
    It does not face Volcano Bay, but it does face the pool area not necessarily the pool itself but the area of where the pool is.

    Is there a massive difference between poolside and pool view? Is there anyone who has stayed at a poolside and have any photos? thank you :)

    We are staying in the Continental tower, is this far from the park shuttles? We do not want to be walking too far but of course appreciate the free upgrade by Cabana Bay!

    Thank you for your help in advance!

    Kind regards,

    Ross.
     
  • damo

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    Hi all,

    We had booked a standard room to stay at Cabana Bay, we had an email confirming that as it is our honeymoon, we have been upgraded from a standard room to a family suite interior entrance pool side.
    It does not face Volcano Bay, but it does face the pool area not necessarily the pool itself but the area of where the pool is.

    Is there a massive difference between poolside and pool view? Is there anyone who has stayed at a poolside and have any photos? thank you :)

    We are staying in the Continental tower, is this far from the park shuttles? We do not want to be walking too far but of course appreciate the free upgrade by Cabana Bay!

    Thank you for your help in advance!

    Kind regards,

    Ross.
    Nothing is too far. Maybe 3 minute walk? The hotel isn't as big as something like Art of Animation.
     

    georgina

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    Apr 21, 2003
    We had booked a standard room to stay at Cabana Bay, we had an email confirming that as it is our honeymoon, we have been upgraded from a standard room to a family suite interior entrance pool side.
    It does not face Volcano Bay, but it does face the pool area not necessarily the pool itself but the area of where the pool is.

    Is there a massive difference between poolside and pool view? Is there anyone who has stayed at a poolside and have any photos? thank you :)

    We are staying in the Continental tower, is this far from the park shuttles? We do not want to be walking too far but of course appreciate the free upgrade by Cabana Bay!
    I had one of these upgrades a few weeks ago. I didn't take any photos. I think Poolside is just what they call all of the rooms facing the pool area, I've never seen anything called 'pool view'. The Continental building is not quite as long as the Americana, 3 segments instead of 4, so slightly less walk from the main elevators, although I was in the 3rd segment. I had a view of the far end of the pool and the hot tub. Being a grumpy old lady I was a bit put off by the music and noise coming from the pool area (it is open until 11 PM). I was on the 7th floor.

    It's a bit farther from the shuttle bus than the Americana bldg, but as Damo mentioned, not too far really.
     

    hsmamato2

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    Nothing is too far. Maybe 3 minute walk? The hotel isn't as big as something like Art of Animation.
    really? good to know....all the maps I've been looking at make it look sooooooo huge....I was starting to get intimidated by the size of the place
     

    hhoope01

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    While Cabana Bay has more rooms (2200 rooms compared to 1984 rooms for Art of Animation), those rooms are spread out over 37 acres. The Art of Animation is spread out over 87 acres making it more than twice as large.
     

    damo

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    really? good to know....all the maps I've been looking at make it look sooooooo huge....I was starting to get intimidated by the size of the place
    I walked from one end of the resort to the other in 5 minutes. The lobby is in the middle and rooms are at either side of the lobby.
     

    klangl6

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    Jun 8, 2017
    Just got home today from a quick weekend trip. We loved everything about the resort. Staff was wonderful, beds comfy, room clean. We had a great view of Volcano Bay.

    But...this resort must have been done with cheap construction. In our room, the faucet on the tub was coming from the wall, the wall molding was messed up (pics attached). In the halls, you could see the drywall cracking and crumbling. This was definitely a bummer because everything about the resort was great.
     

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    hsmamato2

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    While Cabana Bay has more rooms (2200 rooms compared to 1984 rooms for Art of Animation), those rooms are spread out over 37 acres. The Art of Animation is spread out over 87 acres making it more than twice as large.
    I walked from one end of the resort to the other in 5 minutes. The lobby is in the middle and rooms are at either side of the lobby.
    Whattttt! I'm glad I found this info here! This sounds WAY better than I had originally thought! I've walked the AoA grounds,and this sounds way more appealing to me!
     

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