Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa in Walt Disney World is a Disney Vacation Club resort. Every room on property is either a studio, one or two bedroom villa. They also have a few grand villas. While you don’t have to be a Disney Vacation Club member to stay here, you will pay a lot more for your room if you aren’t. Non-members can rent points from existing DVC members from David’s Vacation Club.
Saratoga Springs is victorian-style resort themed after the historic city of Saratoga Springs, New York and the historic influence of horse racing. It is build around the Lake Buena Vista golf course, which is great for those that love the sport.
Saratoga Springs is also home to the Treehouse Villas. These villas are 3 bedrooms and accommodate up to 9 guests. Two of the rooms have a queen size bed and one has bunkbeds. There is also a queen sleep sofa and sleeper chair in the living room. There are 2 bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and seating for 9. They are elevated 10 feet from the ground. They have their own pool, but share amenities with Saratoga Springs including buses. If you stay in the Treehouse Villas, you have to take a bus from the Grandstand area of Saratoga Springs to get to the parks.
Price: $418 to $642 and up
- Studio – 355 square feet
- One-Bedroom – 714 square feet
- Two bedroom – 1075 square feet
- Grand Villa – 2,113 square feet
Sleeps: 4 plus an infant under 3 in both studios and one bedroom villa.
8 plus an infant under 3 can sleep in a two bedroom villa.
12 plus an infant under 3 can sleep in the Grand Villa.
Room count: 1320
Room features: Varies on the size of the villa you book. All villas have ceiling fans, coffee maker, microwave, wall safe and iron and ironing board.
Studios – Sleeps 4 on a queen-size bed and full-size sofa sleeper. It includes a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker.
One-Bedroom Villa – Master suite with king size bed, living room with full size sofa sleeper, fully equipped kitchen, whirlpool tub, washer and dryer and television with DVD player.
Two-Bedroom Villa – Master suite with king size bed, second bedroom with two queen size beds, living room with full size sofa sleeper, fully equipped kitchen, whirlpool tub, washer and dryer and television with DVD player.
Grand Villa – Located on two floors, the first floor has a master bedroom with king size bed and whirlpool tub, queen size sleeper sofa in the living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room that seats 12 and laundry room. The upstairs has 2 additional bedrooms that each have 2 squeeze size beds.
Congress Park – Closest to Disney Springs
Springs – Closest to the Carriage House and restaurants, the main swimming pool, and the spa. It is the 5th bus stop.
Paddock – Has a great pool and you can walk to The Springs
Carousel – Does not have a pool, but is close enough to walk to The Springs and is the second bus stop.
Grandstand – Furthest from the Carriage House, but it is the first bus stop. It has a pool with a kid’s play area and a pool bar that is open seasonally. There is no way to get back to The Grandstand from The Springs and Carousel House unless you drive or ask concierge for a ride. They do have large golf carts that they transport guests on when requested.
Artist’s Palette is open from 7:30 am to 11 pm and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Turf Club Bar and Grill is a table service restaurant that serves dinner nightly from 5-10 pm.
Paddock Grill is located at the Paddock Pool and serves breakfast (seasonally) and lunch.
On-the-Rocks Pool bar is located at the High Rock Springs Pool in the Springs section and serves adult beverages.
Sassagoula Pizza Express offers pizza delivery from 4pm to midnight.
Pools: The main pool is the High Rock Springs Pool located in the Springs section near the Carriage House. It has a slide, 2 whirlpool spas and a children’s play area with pop-jet fountains.
The Paddock Pool is located in the Paddock section and is the same size as the High Rock Springs Pool. It features waterslide, 2 hot tubs and a quick service restaurant.
The pool in the Grandstand section features a children’s water play area, pool bar and a hot tub.
There is a quiet pool in Congress Park and at the Treehouse Villas.
Activities: Nightly movie by the pool; Daily pool party at 2:45 pm; Nightly Campfire and Marshmallow Roast; Poolside activities from 1:30 – 4; Spa ($); Tennis Lessons ($); Arcade ($); Video games, arts and crafts (check the schedule), rentable sports equipment, board games and DVDs at Community Hall
24-hour front desk
check-in and guest service
designated smoking area
handicap accessible rooms
kiddie waiting area in lobby
merchandise delivery and pickup
outdoor smoking areas
resort airline check-in
wake- up call service
Keep in mind that mousekeeping does a trash and towel service on the fourth day of your stay if you are staying 7 nights. If you are staying 8 or more nights, you get a full cleaning on the fourth day and towel and trash service on the 8th day.
Overnight parking is $24.
Transportation: Take a bus to the parks or take a boat to Disney Springs. There is also an internal bus that takes you between the areas of the resort.
Distance from parks by bus:
- Animal Kingdom – 9 miles
- Hollywood Studios – 5 miles
- Epcot – 1 mile
- Magic Kingdom – 5 miles
Bus Stop Order:
- Congress Park
- The Springs
The Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa also contains the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center where you can see several full-scale models of the latest Disney Vacation Club resorts. Be sure to arrange a tour at the Disney Vacation Club desk in any resort.
When you complete your online check-in, you can choose from the following:
- Carousel Section
- Ground Floor
- Grandstand Section
- Lower Floor
- Near Elevator
- Near Transportation
- Congress Park
- Near Walkway to Disney Springs area
- Fairway View
- Upper Floor
- Near Carriage House
- Near Pool
- Near Paddock
If you would like to be on the first bus stop, choose the Grandstand Section. If you would like to be able to walk to the restaurants, choose Near Carriage House.
Artist Palette has s small gift shop with popular Disney souvenirs, resort specific items, sundries and health and beauty items.
Address: 1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Visa, FL 32830
We stayed in Saratoga Springs resort in the Grandstand section. We specifically requested this section so that we could be first on the bus in the morning. The room we were assigned was located right by the bus stop, so it wasn’t a long walk at all. We found the buses to be great at this resort. We didn’t have to wait long, they started running 2 hours before the park opened and everyone was so friendly!
We stayed in a one bedroom villa on the main floor (which is what we had requested). We never heard any noise outside the room. We were also very close to the pool which we visited every evening. We enjoyed the pool, but were bummed that they closed the kiddie play area at 7 pm as we swam around 9 when we got back from the parks.
The room itself was very nice, up to date and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. The bed was firm, but not uncomfortable. The whirlpool tub was great after a long day in the parks. We received trash and towel service on the 4th day and they even loaded our dishwasher for us which I thought was a nice gesture.
Overall, we were extremely thrilled with our stay in Saratoga Springs and we would definitely stay there again!
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