Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a 16 story tower featuring studios, one bedroom villas, two bedroom villas and three bedroom Grand Villas. The three bedroom Grand Villas span two floors each and 2,044 square feet.
The grand villa sleeps twelve guests. There are two bedrooms with two queen beds upstairs as well as a queen size pull out in the loft area. Downstairs there is a master bedroom with a king bed and a queen size pull out in the living room. The villa has four bathrooms. One for each bedroom and an extra one downstairs. The first floor includes a laundry room, living room, dining area and kitchen. There are four balconies, one per bedroom and one off the kitchen. The villa also features six televisions. One in each bedroom, one in the master bathroom, living room and loft areas.
There are fourteen grand villas at Bay Lake Tower. They are located on the 14th-16th floors. There are six facing Seven Seas Lagoon with a theme park view spanning the 14th and 15th floor. The remaining eight span the 15th and 16th floors with four facing south toward the Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge and four facing north toward the western edge of Bay Lake.
During our January 2021 visit to Walt Disney World we stayed in a Lake View Grand Villa facing south. This was my second time staying at Bay Lake Tower and first time ever staying in a Grand Villa, last visit was in a one bedroom villa. There were supposed to be ten of us this visit but only eight were able to make it so we had plenty of space in the large villa for everyone. Bay Lake Tower has its own front desk, concierge desk, and pool area. It shares transportation and dining options with the Contemporary Resort.
Some Thoughts/Observations – The grand villas are impressive rooms for their size and views. The large two story windows are incredible. The bedrooms feel like any other room at Bay Lake tower or other resort more or less. But having the loft, living room and the large dining area plus a full kitchen was great for a large group. We ate breakfast in the room every day, a couple of times brought food back for a meal, and snacked there. When we initial booked we were weighing the cost/benefit of getting separate villas or rooms vs a large one and decided since it was a multi-generational trip to splurge and go for a combined space. Another factor we considered was the difficulties we have had other visits getting rooms close together. The trip was originally planned for May 2020 but had to be rescheduled due to the closure of WDW due to COVID. The group was pleased with the grand villa and is already talking about when they all want to go back and which resort they want to try next.
If you have any questions on the Grand Villa or Bay Lake Tower feel free to submit a comment, drop me an email or DM, always happy to share my two cents.
Below are a series of pictures looking at the room. I will have another post looking at the view from our room. As well as a post showing the view from the Viewing Terrace on the 16th floor.
Let’s start our tour in the hallway before entering the room. Our room had a doorway on the 15th and 16th floors. Interesting note we could not access the 16th floor by way of the elevator though, our Magic Bands did not work to reach it, so we had to enter through 15 all the time but could exit through either.
Now onto the photo tour of the room. Let’s start by entering the door on the 15th floor:
Moving back out to the main living room area:
Back to the living room:
Master bedroom/bath – A quick look into the master bedroom. I did not spend a lot of time there and only have a few pictures of the bathroom area. The bed area looks similar to the other rooms except for a large king bed in. The closet was not nearly as deep as the upstairs bedrooms and it was the only one to include a safe.
Back to the living room:
Time to head upstairs:
Upstairs Bedroom 1: The upstairs features twin bedrooms. The only real difference between the two is one has a small desk the other a table and window looking down into the living room. Here is a look at the bedroom on the right.
Upstairs Bedroom 2: Here is a look at the bedroom on the left which was mine for this stay.