Disney’s Polynesian Resort Standard Room Review

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of the most serene and beautiful resorts at Disney World. We previously stayed in a Polynesian studio villa, but wanted to see how Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort standard rooms compare to the deluxe studio villas. Find out more about Disney’s Polynesian Resort standard rooms and if I would choose a Polynesian standard room or deluxe villa next time.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Location

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is considered a Magic Kingdom area hotel and is one of only three resorts at Disney World on the Magic Kingdom monorail loop.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Overview

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The ambiance of Disney’s Polynesian is a perfect oasis after a busy day at Disney World. We love the lush palm trees, torchlight lined paths, and relaxed atmosphere of the Polynesian. Check this article for more information on the Polynesian pools, dining, and multitude of Disney World transportation options.

Disney’s Polynesian Standard Room Review

Polynesian Resort Standard Room Bedroom Area

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The Disney Polynesian Resort standard room has two different configurations and can sleep up to five people. We had a two-queen room with a day bed, but there is also a Polynesian standard room option with a king-sized bed and day bed.

The Polynesian standard room has an entrance hall with the bathroom on one side and dual closets on the other. In between the two closets is a coffee station and mini-fridge stored below. 

I am particular about coffee and was disappointed to see the Cuisinart flat pod coffee pot. I had previously only seen these mediocre coffee makers in value and moderate rooms. In our experience, the deluxe resorts usually have a Keurig coffee pot.

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The dual closet set-up in the Polynesian Resort room is great. One closet has a high and low hanging rack while the other has a tall hanging rack, shelves, and an in-room safe. This pair of closets plus the dresser provides plenty of storage space for your stay.

The bedroom area is spacious even though there is a lot of furniture in the room. Our room had two queen-sized beds with a shared nightstand, a large dresser, a desk with chair, another chair with an ottoman, and the day bed which when folded up is a comfortable couch.

We loved the seemingly limitless electrical outlets in our Polynesian room. The dresser and desk had seven outlets, plus two more outlets on the nightstand. All these outlets mean no arguing over who is going to charge their phone, tablet, or laptop first. 

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Polynesian Resort Standard Room Bathroom 

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I liked that the bathroom was large, had two sinks, and a nice heavy door separating the bathroom from the rest of the room. 

However, not having a split bathroom like most other Disney World resorts certainly slowed down our morning routine. This was because we needed to take turns using the bathroom instead of one person using part of the bathroom while someone used the other part. There are also no storage shelves under the bathroom counter which made storing toiletries a little awkward.

Polynesian Resort Standard Room Balcony

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Most Disney World deluxe resorts have a balcony with two chairs and a side table. These balconies are one of our favorite things about Disney World deluxe resorts. Most of Disney’s Polynesian Resort rooms have a balcony if you are on the third floor or a patio if you are on the first floor. Second floor rooms generally do not have a balcony. 

To increase your chance of having a Polynesian standard room with a balcony make sure you complete online check-in. On the form there is an option marked “Room Location Requests”. Click on the option drop down menu and choose “Balcony”. This does not guarantee your Polynesian Resort standard room will have a balcony, but certainly increases your chances.

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Our Disney’s Polynesian Resort standard room had the following great features:

  • Spacious room that sleeps up to five people
  • Two closets plus drawer space for ample storage
  • Mini-fridge
  • Large bathroom with dual sinks
  • Blackout curtains 

Take a tour of our standard room here:

Disney’s Polynesian Resort In Room WiFi

Wi-Fi is included in your Disney World resort stay. Our Polynesian Village Resort room wi-fi worked well although we did not test streaming online videos from Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Parking Cost

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort self-parking costs $25 per night or $33 per night if you use valet parking

Transportation To Parks

Another reason I love Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is it has the most transportation options to get around Disney World. Check this article for exactly how to get from your Polynesian Resort room to anywhere at Disney World.

How Does A Polynesian Resort Room Compare To A Polynesian Studio Villa?

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The Polynesian studio villa and Polynesian Resort standard room are both spacious, can sleep up to five guests, have a great island inspired feel, and share the same great resort amenities. However, the Polynesian Resort studio villa has a couple of amazing advantages over a standard room.

The first advantage Disney’s Polynesian Resort studio villa has versus a standard Polynesian room is the studio villa has a second partial bathroom. The Polynesian standard room bathroom is similar in size to one in the studio villa except in the studio there is a second bathroom with a sink and shower.

Another advantage of a Polynesian Resort studio villa over a standard room is the kitchenette. The studio villa kitchenette has a sink, cabinets, better coffee pot, some basic kitchen supplies, a toaster, and a microwave. The Polynesian Resort standard room only has a mini-fridge and a small Cuisinart pod coffee maker.

Often there is limited difference in price between a Polynesian Resort studio villa versus a standard room. When the cost difference is minimal, I highly suggest choosing a Polynesian Resort studio villa over a standard room. 

Final Thoughts On Our Polynesian Resort Standard Room

We enjoyed our stay in a Polynesian Resort standard room and would stay there again if the studio villa was unavailable or much more expensive. Spacious rooms, good dining options, great transportation options, close proximity to Magic Kingdom, and the relaxing ambiance of the resort will keep Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at the top of our preferred Disney World resorts. 

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