A Refreshing New Look for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Suites

Disney’s Polynesian Resort’s suites have a complete new look, and one that is quite pleasing. Gone is the Tommy Bahama décor replaced by a more contemporary yet Asian appearance.

The living area rugs vary from suite to suite with a modern, bamboo motif in neutral colors in the Ambassador Suite. to a bright ginger flower look in green and red in the King Kamehameha Suite. Slated barrel chairs flank sleeper sofas; and in the dining rooms the slated look continues in the chairs here also along with warm wood tables topped with fun, textile lighting in a rectangular shape.

Polynesian Ambassador Suite Living Area

Polynesian Ambassador Dining Room

Love, love, love the bedroom fabrics and furnishings. Cane, four-poster beds in a dark wood are complemented by gorgeous linens…white duvets, turquoise pillows and bolsters, and neutral bed runners. In fact, I was shocked to see that they were the same fabrics as in my newly redecorated guest bedroom at home. Drapery is neutral with delightful leaf motif white-on-white sheers.

Polynesian Princess Suite Bedroom

Polynesian Ambassador Master Bedroom

Gone is the dated frosted glass in baths replaced with framed gold mirrors. Vanities are of golden granite and the modern Asian lighting is a nice touch. My favorite addition is the new glass tile fronts on the cabinets.

Polynsian Suite Bath

If you’re wanting an updated suite definitely consider reserving one of these for your next Disney luxury vacation. Remember that all suites at the Polynesian are in the intimate Tonga Building located adjacent to the Great Ceremonial House lobby area. Views in the Princess and King Kamehameha Suites are of the marina, the Seven Seas Lagoon, and, in the far distance, the Castle. The Ambassador Suites face the backside of the building with a garden and monorail view.

Cara Goldsbury is the author of The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort. She is Chief Executive Concierge at Glass Slipper Concierge and has appeared as a leading Disney expert on two Travel Channel specials, Disney Splurge! and Disney Royalty. She has also been cited numerous times in national news articles, in such notable publications as Forbes Traveler, as an expert on the Walt Disney World® Resort.

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Posted on Dec 23 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Is the Ambassador two bedroom club level suite as nice as two bedroom suite club level at Contemporary?

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Hello Julie. They are quite different, but I prefer the 2-bedroom suite at the Contemporary maybe a bit more than the Ambassador Suite. The Contemporary Suite has great views regardless of which side of the Tower you are on. And the 14th-floor Tower Club is just steps away from the suites with full service. In the Tonga Building, where the Ambassador Suite is located, is just a small lounge, and if you want hot foods you will need to walk over to the Hawaii Building for them or order from the concierge room service menu. 

Hope this helps. One of our Glass Slipper Concierge advisors will be happy to help you make your decision. Just let us know by filling out a consultation form here, and we can begin work on it for you.

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Hi, I am wanting to book a suite or room for a group of 7 at the Poly for March 27- April 3 2021.
I would love some help.
Thank you,

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Hi Joy. Jennifer Kozlow, one of our Premier advisors, will be emailing you today about your Disney World Polynesian Village vacation in March. Please let me know if for some reason you two don’t connect. Be sure and check your spam for her email if you don’t receive it. Thank you!

Posted on Oct 23 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

I sm just overwhelmed looking for the perfect rooms or suite. Want a great room with balcony with view of castle and fireworks.  Should I get two rooms with castle view, or princess tonga suite, or ambassador suite? I know the ambassador suite does not have good view. I also am trying to balance best value for me. Or is contemporary better? Thank you?

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Hi Mariesa - I would love to help you determine the very best option for your vacation.  I have personally had the chance to visit the suites you are mentioning so I would be happy to help you weigh the pros and cons of each option.  The Princess Suite at the Polynesian would be a fantastic choice with great views of the lagoon and the Castle at a distance.  I also really love the Theme Park View Suites at the Contemporary if you are looking for firework views.  I sent you a separate email so that we can connect and discuss specific dates and suite availability.  Thank you so much!

Posted on Apr 17 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

I am just curious if there has been a change to the 1 bedroom suites at the Poly since they have done the refurbishment. We were lucky enough to book a 1 bedroom suite for November 2021. When we booked it was advertised as sleeping six having 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa. Now on the website it is advertised as sleeping only 5 with 2 queen beds and a daybed. Do you have any information regarding this change?
Thank you for your time,

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Hello Karla. Unfortunately, we have no images or details on the look or sleeping arrangements for the refurbished Polynesian Village suite. So whatever Disney’s website is saying I would assume to be correct. I would assume they are changing out the living room sofa to be either the flip-over kind sleeping one or a single bed that pulls out of a cabinet like at the Disney Vacation Club properties, also sleeping one.


Posted on May 26 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Are there any Polynesian suites with a balcony and views of evening fireworks?
If not, what about other resorts with suites, balconies, and fireworks views?

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Hello Heather! This suite sits in front of the marina so the view of the Castle and fireworks will be in the distance from a downstairs patio. Same with the 2-bedroom Princess Suite which also has a patio and fireworks view. And the 1-bedroom Princess is upstairs from the 2-bedroom Princess with the same view and a balcony. The two Ambassador Suites are on the back side of the Tonga building so without a fireworks view. These suites are all being newly renovated right now and will be ready when the resort reopens in late July. Now we just need to hope for fireworks to return soon as well. Please let us know if we can be of help in planning this for you. https://www.glassslipperconcierge.com/consultation/walt-disney-world-resort

Posted on Jun 27 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We are booking for a family of 19 and hoping to do a few suites near each other at either contemporary, Polynesian or grand Floridian. Any suggestions on what combinations would make the most sense? There are so many options it’s overwhelming. We are already working with one of your premier agents Brittany.

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