When it comes to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, most people either love it, or they don’t. It’s the largest DVC resort and, therefore, one of the easiest to score a reservation. Because of its size, many think of it as a last hope when they can’t get their desired reservation. I genuinely feel that Saratoga Springs is an underappreciated resort. While it might not be my favorite DVC resort, I can’t help but stare longingly across Lake Buena Vista at those beautiful pastel buildings every time I’m in Disney Springs. Because there are so many reasons to show love to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, here are five of them to make you consider it a contender for your next DVC stay.
The Grounds and Architecture: Themed after its namesake in upstate New York, Saratoga Springs combines the charm of colorful Victorian-style buildings, horse racing, and Disney touches. The grounds here are full of lush greenery, lakes, trees, walking paths, and stonework. Most balcony views at this resort are looking out over the picturesque grounds, which is why I designated Saratoga one of my top views for your points in my article over on DVC Store’s blog.
Tranquil Atmosphere: Because of Saratoga’s sprawling grounds and distance to the parks, the atmosphere here is quiet and peaceful. Guests not staying at Saratoga Springs don’t typically visit here unless going to the DVC preview center. Therefore, it’s not a constantly bustling place as resorts like Grand Floridian and Wilderness Lodge tend to be. On our last stay here, it was so quiet that we felt like there was no one staying around us. This is the perfect resort to book when you want to disconnect from the hustle of the parks.
Proximity to Disney Springs: When you stay at Saratoga Springs, a mecca of food, shopping, and entertainment options are within walking distance. That makes this the perfect resort for anyone who loves Disney Springs or wants to plan a resort-only stay. If you don’t feel like walking, there is also boat service available. No other resort on property is this close to Disney Springs.
Amenities: There is no shortage of amenities when you stay at Saratoga Springs. This resort offers two feature pools-High Rock Spring Pool and The Paddock Pool-as well as three leisure pools. Saratoga Springs also has its own Senses-A Disney Spa, the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, a community hall, tennis and basketball courts, jogging trails, fishing, and bike rentals. These amenities make Saratoga Springs an excellent option for staying active or relaxing.
Refurbishment: With the Saratoga Springs refurbishment well underway, many guests are already finding themselves the opportunity to stay in a newly updated room. When the renovation is complete, Saratoga Springs will be a completely elevated resort. These rooms are stunning. The new look is crisp, clean, and modern with the perfect amount of theming and Disney touches. Paul and I are looking forward to staying in a newly designed room.
Let me know in the comments how you feel about Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and your thoughts on the newly designed rooms at this Disney Vacation Club resort. You can find out more information on Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa by visiting DVCStore.com!