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Plaza boulevard

Discussion in 'Disney Accommodation' started by Rapunzel, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Rapunzel

    Rapunzel New Member

    Hi I'm new to the site and I was wondering if you can help. We are looking to going to Florida at the end of the year and we would like to stay on plaza boulevard and I'm looking for any info on the hotels. The two that are reasonably priced are the Wyndham and the best western. Which is best and how much is breakfast? As they are room only and I would like to budget.
     
  2. Justice Socks

    Justice Socks DoingFlorida Associate

    Hi and welcome. Can't offer any advice as I have never stayed in that area but I think one or two on here have.

    How many of you are planning to go?
     
  3. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    hello and welcome, ive stayed at the wyndham , its the closest you can get to downtown disney, we didnt eat breakfast there , we bought a box of cereal and some milk and just had that in the room, theres a fridge in there, disneysharon will tell you more, she stayed there all the time, my friend stayed at best western , both hotels are fine and in a good position, you can get breakfast at downtown disney and if you go out of the back gate near the best western its only a few minutes walk to crossroads, where theres all the usual restaurants, its a good place to be,
     
  4. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    also all of the hotels on hotel plaza boulevard provide free buses to the parks
     
  5. oxo

    oxo DoingFlorida Associate

    Welcome I'm sure Sharon can tell you more but it's a nice place from what I've seen of it
     
  6. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Hello from me as well! We've stayed at Wyndham and it was great. Good location, free buses to Parks and a short walk to DTD. Also you can get Lynx buses just outside which is handy for SeaWorld. We did same as Jen and had cereal etc in room or went out. Worth checking staying on Disney property is there are any offers on. If you can get free Disney Dining Plan and 14 days for price of 7 on Park tickets its worth looking at. Sharon can tell you more about the hotels on Plaza Boulevard.
     
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  7. winnie72

    winnie72 Well-Known Member

    Can't say bout the hotels but just wanted to say welcome :D
     
  8. Rapunzel

    Rapunzel New Member

    Thank you. There are 6 of us going at the moment but there might be 3 more. A couple in our group like a proper breakfast but I'm happy with going to Walmart and picking up a few bits so we can have breakfast in our room although I won't say no to a full breakfast before a busy day at the parks. I Would like to have a comparison of breakfasts in the Wyndham v best western plus prices.
    Jenster5 are you saying that there is another route from the best Western to the crossroads other than down plaza boulevard?
    What are the temperatures like in October and November and how busy are the parks?
    Sorry for all the questions.
     
  9. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Ask as many questions as you like. As regards breakfast, most hotels are room only so you can get breakfast wherever you want. Plenty of choice - Earl of Sandwich is nearby as well as other hotels in the area. Or head straight to the Parks and pick up breakfast there.
    There is a Disney deal on at the moment for free days. October/November is our favourite time to go. Weather is generally warm enough for shorts and tee-shirts though you may want long sleeves and trousers first and last thing. We make good use of the lockers at the Parks to save carrying everything all day. Locals often say its too cod formatter parks or pool but we've always manged a 'wet' day.
    Have you got a Master Plan? Makes life a lot easier if everyone knows when ad where you're going. Doesn't have to be set in stone but a blueprint is definitely a good idea. And you can plan late morning start following a late night so you're not too shattered! You won't get extra magic hours unless staying on Disney property but even so it a be a very long day and if you've got children with you, they will get irritable if overtired - or hyperactive which is even worse!
    Anything else, just ask!
     
  10. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    No other route from best western, just a 5 min straight walk, temperature in oct nov can vary, we were there in nov last year and we had about 3 days when it was cold 60f , a day of none stop heavy rain, and the rest of the time it was lovely, if you look on the trip reports thread from nov I think I put the daily weather on it.the parks were quiet apart from the harry potter area at universal, and if you are there around thanksgiving, magic Kingdom tends to be busy then,
     
  11. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    Well I'm trying to catch up a bit before hitting the road again, time seems to be running away from me at the moment. Rapunzel I am happy to answer any questions I can, I stayed at the Wyndham for 20 years in a tower room with views of Disney.....which was great, the pool is lovely, restaurant is expensive but 3 days they have character breakfasts, personally I would go to other places for character breakfast. BUT we had a number of problems last year, with no real apology and felt we had been let down terrible by their incompetence at the front desk. If you check back on trip reports for last May you will see my trippy explaining all. Best western, we have never stayed there but we have been to the restaurant which was really good and a lot cheaper than the Wyndham. Please feel free to ask anything and I will help as much as I can. We stayed at the Buena Vista Palace just around the corner from Wyndham last November and it was another lovely hotel with fabulous views. Just a short walk to Downtown Disney.
     
  12. Rapunzel

    Rapunzel New Member

    Thank you Disney Sharon. I haven't looked at the Buena vista palace so I will have to check this one out. Do you know how much the buffet breakfasts are in these hotels as like I said in a previous post some of our party like a proper breakfast. Do you know what kind of selection they have plus also prices and can you just go to another hotel and have breakfast even if you are not staying there?
    I have so many questions I don't know where to start.
     
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  13. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    lol happy to answer to the best of my knowledge. Breakfast a year ago at the Wyndham was $22.99 ($3 more on Character breakfast days), Best western I think was $10.99 these are all plus tax and gratuities. Breakfast at Wyndham varied each day but they had Omelettes which you watched being prepared to your liking, bacon, sausage, scrambled egg, breakfast potatoes, grits, cereals, fruit, pastries, toast. There is also a menu you can pick from if you prefer. Best Western is on a smaller scale but then its half the price, but they have similar to above. You can go to other hotels to eat as well, no problem, just walk in. The Best Western has a lovely bar in the evenings, much nicer than the bar at the Wyndham IMO.
     
  14. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    oh and pancakes at both too, do love an American Pancake :)
     
  15. Rapunzel

    Rapunzel New Member

    Thank you. I like the sound of the Wyndham as the pool looks the best in my opinion so I might put this one forward as an option for the holiday plus with all the breakfasts near by I think that we should try them all! Including pancakes!
     
  16. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    theres an ihop near cross roads ( turn left as you get to the gate ) they do lovely breakfasts there
     
  17. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    We often have breakfast at Earl of Sandwich. Well If you go with the Wyndham, I hope you don't have all the hassle we did. Good luck
     
  18. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    Oh and Perkins do a great breakfast too, right at the top of hotel plaza boulevard in the Crossroads area.
     

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