My husband and I recently splurged on a ‘no kids’ vacation to Walt Disney World (thanks Mom & Dad for watching the kids) and we decided to rent Disney Vacation Club points to save big on two nights in a standard view deluxe studio at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Our standard studio room was surprisingly spacious for just the two of us. The large balcony quickly become one of our favorite place to relax after a long day of visiting the parks. We lucked out with fantastic weather for our January visit.
Here’s a look at our stay in a standard view deluxe studio at Disney’s Polynesia Village Resort –
The Polynesian’s studio rooms sleep five people and feature a queen-sized bed, a queen-sized pull-out sofa sleeper and a cute, single-sized, extra long Murphy bed pulldown just below the television complete with a cute mural Lilo and Stitch.
I slept on the sofa sleeper one night and the Murphy bed another night (research, y’all!) and I was surprised that both beds were super comfortable.
I would have no problems sleeping on either of the beds again – perfect for kids and adults. A family of five could sleep here with plenty of storage space and room to relax.
It took me some time to locate the extra linens for the sofa bed, but they were hiding in the coffee table! Come to find out, the table is on wheels and easy to move, that’s when I noticed that I could raise the lid and found linens and pillows too!
Two Bathrooms?! Yep!
Now, the surprise of booking this room (at least for me!) was that there were actually TWO bathrooms! One was a typical sink with bathtub/shower combo and toilet — and the room was ginormous. The second bathroom was much smaller with a sink and a fantastic shower with a rain shower setting from the ceiling.
Even though there were only two of us, it still made getting ready to go out much easier and faster too. I’d imagine this type setup would be a huge bonus for families too.
What Is A Standard View?
So, a Disney Vacation Club standard view translates to views of ‘landscaping or parking areas’ which really means you could end up staring at parked cars from your patio, the monorail zooming every few minutes or enjoy a view of the resort grounds and walkways. No matter what you end up with, it is sure to be quiet.
I knew this would probably be our first and last time staying at the Polynesian ($$$$), so I was determined to make sure we had a great view. I used the TouringPlans.com Room Finder Maps to look at the resort layout and determine which buildings and rooms had the best view.
A few days before we arrived, I put in a request for the Tokelau building, third floor, room 3914, it is a corner room and from what I could see from the TouringPlans map, the view was incredible and looked like it even had a great view for fireworks.
And guess what? My research paid off and that’s the exact room we received at check-in. I’m still not sure how (or why) they classify this as a standard view but it was incredible!
This corner room had views of the marina, the Bungalows, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and because of the angle, we could also see Space Mountain and Cinderella’s Castle off in the distance. Just an incredible view! I’m certain we won’t be able to top this view ever again.
Things to Know About Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Studio Rooms
Here are some helpful things to know about your visit —
- If you are a Disney Vacation Club member or staying on rented points, you will only get room service every fourth day
- The room features a great kitchenette area with a refrigerator, sink, microwave, coffee maker with glasses, paper plates, plastic utensils. Our room also had dish soap, towels, can opener and a toaster
- If your room doesn’t have a view of the nightly fireworks, make your way to the resort beach
- It was a welcome surprise to see USB plugs within the wall units – definitely a bonus!
- Take time to admire the artwork in the room. It is kitschy and so well-themed for the room. I wish it was for sale!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the first Disney resort I’ve ever stayed in that I wanted to spend more time in my room at the resort than I did at a park. The comfortable room paired with the amazing view and balcony — it was relaxing and just the type of ‘no kids’ getaway I was looking for with this trip.
I hope that we can return to this resort again with our kids and experience the magic all over again.
Have you stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort?
Have plans to visit Walt Disney World? Save time and money:
** Buy Walt Disney World Park Hopper Tickets and visit more than one park a day. (The Polynesian Resort is a great place to stay and easily hop between Magic Kingdom and Epcot.)
** Keep an eye out for Walt Disney World Resort deals and discounts. Whether you are in need of a value resort or ready to splurge for a deluxe, there is always ways to save money!
** This was NOT a sponsored or hosted trip. I paid for every single penny of our trip to Walt Disney World. This story does contain affiliate links, so I may receive a few pennies if you purchase items via the links. Thoughts and opinions here are my own. **