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  • On Aug 2, 2009
    Julia from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is use of the concierge level services worth the extra cost when booking a room at the deluxe resorts or will we be happy enough with a standard room?

    Hi Julia,

    The deluxe resorts are all wonderful properties, with beautiful lobbies, well-themed pools and outstanding dining options.  Staying at any of them in a standard room is a wonderful experience.  While the amenities vary slightly from hotel to hotel, most of the concierge rooms are located on special key-access-only floors. The concierge level rooms have free access to a lounge with a large TV and free newspapers.  Some also have free games for kids to play with.  One of the best benefits of staying in a concierge (or club-level room) is that the lounge provides guests with complimentary continental breakfast, snack foods, early evening cocktails, hors d'oeuvrs and desserts throughout the day. I recently had the opportunity to stay on the concierge level at the Beach Club Resort, and saved quite a bit on food by eating breakfast in the lounge (and just about everything else they offered!) 

    In addition to the lounge, concierge-level guests have access to cast members who can help with vacation planning, making reservations for restaurants and shows, etc.  There is sometimes also a private check-in area that is convenient.

    As you can guess, concierge rooms are more expensive than standard rooms.  If you chose a suite  on the concierge-level, the price difference can be substantial.  If you don't think you would make use of the lounge, I would save your money for a special dinner at a Signature Restaurant, or some great souvenirs.  However, if you do splurge, I will say the experience is wonderful!

    Have a wonderful trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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