Should I choose Connecting Rooms or Family Suites At Disney? Today, we are diving into this question, just like Ariel under the Sea! Families of 4 easily find rooms with little restriction. However for families of 5 or 6, finding a room isn’t as simple since standard rooms will only sleep up to 4 adults (and one child under age 3).
Family Suite: comes with 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Ottoman and Sleeps up to 6 Adults.
Standard Room: come with 2 Double Beds and Sleeps up to 4 Adults.
Family Suite Locations
Disney Resorts with Family Suites include: Disney’s All Star Music Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
Read: Art of Animation Vs. All Star Music Family suites to learn more!
You may find that requesting 2 adjoining rooms is cheaper than a family suite. For example:
Family Suite at All Star Music May/2020: is $346.00 per night (plus tax)
Standard Room All Star Music May/2020: is $158.00 per night (plus tax)
As you can see a Family Suite can cost more than double the money! You will need to outweigh the pros and cons to decide your best option. I find that Art of Animation is always more expensive than the All Star Resorts, and this goes for family suites as well.
Family Suite at Art of Animation May/2020: is $500 per night (plus tax)!
Either way you will be getting separate quarters with a TV each and 2 bathrooms. With 2 standard rooms this will be found equally for each room. With a family suite, guests will find a living room style setup and a bedroom with a separate door. Each area has its own TV, and family suites with families in mind when designed also feature 2 bathrooms.
Pros & Cons:
Connecting rooms provide more square footage between the 2 rooms than a family suite does. If space to spread out is important to you than 2 rooms may be the best way to go.
The Family Suites include a kitchenette area, while both choices will give you a mini fridge and coffee maker, a family suite comes with more options. Such as a microwave, paper plates & bowls, plastic utensils and extra shelf space. If you plan on saving money by eating in your Resort room, a family suite may be the way to go.
Connecting rooms are often cheaper than Family Suites, however Family Suites are located in the preferred room areas of the Resort. Therefore, Family Suites are closer to the main building and bus stop than Standard rooms would be.
Have you had to decide between Connecting Rooms and Family Suites At Disney? What did you choose?
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