Disney’s Old Key West is the original DVC resort, and it is one of the largest resorts with 49 different buildings. From Hospitality House to South Point Road, there are dozens of buildings at Old Key West. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each area.
Near Hospital House (Buildings 11-14 and 23-26)
Near Hospitality House is the best area to stay in if you want to be as close as possible to the majority of the resort’s amenities, particularly if you do not have a car. Hospitality House is where you will find the lobby, Conch Flats General Store, Olivia’s Cafe, the Gurgling Suitcase bar, Goods Food to Go quick service location, and the main feature pool, called the Sandcastle Pool. At the Sandcastle Pool, there’s a 125-foot waterslide, a kiddie pool, poolside activities, a whirlpool spa, and a dry sauna. This pool is also where Movies Under the Stars takes place.
Besides the pool, Hospitality House has the Conch Flats Community Hall, Hank’s Rent ‘N’ Return for bike rentals, the Electric Eel Gameroom, and the Fitness Center. There are also courts for basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard, and a playground.
If you’re heading to Disney Springs, Hospitality House is the first stop on the bus route, so you are more likely to get a seat. You can also take the ferry boat from the dock near Hospitality House to get to Disney Springs.
Although Near Hospitality House does not require more points than any of the other areas, it is a separate booking category. It tends to book up more quickly than the Standard sections since Hospitality House has most of the resort’s amenities.
Another con is that Hospitality House is the last bus stop before buses head to the theme parks. This increases your odds of getting a bus that is full or standing room only at peak hours.
Miller’s Road (Buildings 15-22, 62-64)
This area is relatively close to the amenities of Hospitality House, especially Building 62, while still being part of the Standard booking category. Miller’s Road also has its own leisure pool, whirlpool spa, barbecue grilling area, and laundry facility. Lastly, Buildings 62-64 in this area are the only buildings at Old Key West that have elevators. This is important to note for any guests with mobility disabilities.
Miller’s Road is the second to last bus stop before heading to the theme parks, so the buses can be more crowded.
Peninsular Road (Buildings 27-29)
Like Miller’s Road, Peninsular Road is not too far away from the amenities of Hospitality House. It is also the first bus stop on the way to the theme parks, so you are more likely to get a seat.
Peninsular Road lacks its own pool and laundry facility. The flip side to being the first stop on the theme park bus route is that the ride can be long since the buses travel throughout Old Key West before heading out to the theme parks.
Old Turtle Pond Road (Buildings 30-44)
Old Turtle Pond Road has quite a few amenities. It has its own leisure pool, whirlpool spa, laundry facility, and sports courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, and shuffleboard. There’s also a playground and barbecue grilling area by the leisure pool, the Flying Fish Gameroom, and Turtle Shack Snack Bar, which is open for lunch.
Depending on which building you stay in within the Old Turtle Pond Road area, some can be a longer walk to Hospitality House.
South Point Road (Buildings 45-56)
South Point Road has its own leisure pool, whirlpool spa, and laundry facility. There is also a playground. If you want to walk to Disney Springs or Saratoga Springs, there is a walkway in South Point Road near Building 55. Buildings 45 and 46 have a nice view of the Trumbo Canal.
This area is the furthest area from Hospitality House and all of its amenities.
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