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Which Section of Disney’s Old Key West Resort is Right for You?

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Walt Disney World’s Old Key West resort is Disney’s oldest Disney Vacation Club property. The entire resort is comprised of one, two, and three-bedroom villas with full kitchens, and studio villas with kitchenettes. The rooms are among the largest on property, many with scenic views of water areas or the Lake Buena Vista golf course. (Click on photos to enlarge)

The amenities are family friendly, with one table service restaurant (Olivia’s); a quick service restaurant; a small arcade; a small bar; a feature pool (with a sauna) and three smaller quiet pools; a community center with games and crafts; a fitness center; and basketball, shuffleboard, tennis, and volleyball courts. The vibe is decidedly relaxed with less of the hustle and bustle you might find at some of the other Disney hotels.

Located between Epcot and Disney Springs, there is bus transportation to all the Disney theme parks and other guest locations. Additional transportation to Disney Springs and Saratoga Springs is available via boat. There is also a walking path to Disney Springs. Some guests may find it easier to access the parks via car (a running trail around just part of the resort is 1.4 miles long). There is parking throughout the resort.

There is little to distinguish the sections of Old Key West architecturally, the buildings are all pastel-colored, two or three story structures. But there are features of each area that may make one area more or less appealing to you, depending on your needs. If you have a preference on where you’d like to stay at Old Key West, you can use our Room Finder tool to narrow your options. Then go ahead and make a room request. Requests are not guaranteed, but they are often honored.

Here’s what to expect from each area of the resort.

Hospitality House Area

The Hospitality House is the hub of almost all public activities at the resort. Some guests may prefer to be close to this area for convenience, others may be fine at a distance because they prefer a quieter location.

Buildings 11-14 are closest to the Hospitality House area.

Miller’s Road Area


  • Most buildings are a relatively short walk to the Hospitality House
  • Dedicated BBQ area if you plan to cook out
  • Dedicated pool
  • Buildings 62, 63, and 64 are the only guest buildings with elevators


  • Second to last bus stop means that some buses will be full when going to the parks in the morning
  • Farthest area from the walking path to Disney Springs

Peninsular Road Area

Peninsular Road bus stop


  • Relatively close walk to the Hospitality House area
  • First bus stop heading to the parks


  • No dedicated pool
  • No dedicated BBQ area
  • Distant from the walking path to Disney Springs
  • No dedicated laundry facility (though many rooms have their own washer/dryer

Turtle Pond Road Area


  • Dedicated quiet pool
  • Dedicated playground and other recreation
  • Dedicated BBQ area
  • Dedicated snack bar (though it is rarely open)


  • Moderately far from the Hospitality House
  • Moderately far from the walking path to Disney Springs

South Point Road Area


  • Close to Disney Springs walking path (near building 55)
  • Dedicated quiet pool
  • Second bus stop to parks. Likely to still be room on the buses in the morning.
  • Dedicated playground


  • Very distant from the Hospitality House area

Have you stayed at Old Key West? Where is your favorite section?

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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