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Old Key West

Disney's Old Key West Resort

Last updated: May 26, 2024

Overview

Disney's first timeshare resort, Old Key West has two- and three-story buildings themed to the Caribbean and Florida Keys. The buildings sit around a golf course and lake in small, charming neighborhoods.

Cost Range

$474 - $3,221

Lodging Area

Disney Springs

Category

Deluxe Villa

Transportation

Boat, Bus

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 287 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: A-

Pool: D-

Lighting: D

Pillows: A

Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Villa Tour

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Villa Tour

Old Key West Resort Tour and Overview

Resort Strengths

Largest villas of the DVC/DDV resorts

Often available at discounted rates or as a DVC rental

Mature landscaping

Homey, well-themed lounge (The Gurgling Suitcase)

Close to Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Boat service to Disney Springs

Gift shop with grocery selection

Convenient parking

Resort Weaknesses

Multiple bus stops

No elevators in many buildings

Highway noise

Fewer baths per bedroom than newer

DVC/DDV properties

Mediocre on-site dining

What Readers Are Saying About Disney's Old Key West Resort

Old Key West was completely refurbished recently but there was a lot of wear showing. There was dust & dirt along baseboards. The shower in the master bath was falling apart. I

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Michelle C

November 4, 2021

Old Key West really needs improvement in getting their rooms cleaned in time for check-in.

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Vickie V

June 4, 2021

We loved the Old Key West resort. It was very comfortable. It is huge, though!

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Kathi J

March 27, 2021

We found our room to be exceptionally quiet, we could hear no road noise and had a serene view over the golf course.

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Liz R

August 16, 2019

Old Key West 1-BR suite with the foldout bed and oversized chair was great for our group of 5! On days when it rained during our pool time, my 8 year old was content to swim in the tub because it was huge!

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Amanda M

June 8, 2019

We needed a lot of room for our party and were pleased with our accommodations.

S

Shirrel

August 31, 2018

Rooms

Old Key West boasts some of the roomiest accommodations at Walt Disney World; studios are 376 square feet, larger than some Deluxe rooms.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Starter supply of disposable kitchenware: paper plates, bowls, and cups; plastic forks, knives, and spoons
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Studios and villas are tastefully decorated. The latest refurbishment toned down the Key West beach theme while adding subtle Disney characters - we like it.

Old Key West boasts some of the roomiest accommodations at Walt Disney World; one-bedroom villas are 942 square feet while two-bedroom villas are 1,333.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Room with King Bed and en-suite bathroom
  • Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Balcony or patio
  • Four chairs
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • In-room washer and dryer
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Full set of kitchen and cooking utensils, including flatware, pots, pans, plates and bowls.
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Studios and villas are tastefully decorated. The latest refurbishment toned down the Key West beach theme while adding subtle Disney characters - we like it.

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio Kitchenette

Old Key West Studio Kitchenette

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio

Old Key West Studio 2515 View

Old Key West Studio 2515 View

Old Key West 1-Bedroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Bathroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Bathroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Bathroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Bathroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Bathroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Bathroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Kitchen

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Kitchen

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Living Room

Old Key West 1-Bedroom Living Room

Old Key West Studio Bathroom

Old Key West Studio Bathroom

Old Key West Studio Bathroom

Old Key West Studio Bathroom

Old Key West 1-Bedroom 2315 View

Old Key West 1-Bedroom 2315 View

Old Key West 2-Bedroom 2515 View

Old Key West 2-Bedroom 2515 View

Old Key West Grand Villa 4322 View

Old Key West Grand Villa 4322 View

Pick the best Disney resort room possible

We’ve mapped and taken photographs of the views from every single room on Walt Disney World property! Our Room Finder helps you find the perfect room for you and then request that room from Disney.

Dining

Olivia's is the one on-site restaurant, and it's good. But you'll want to venture over to Disney Springs or the parks for variety.

Olivia's Cafe Brunch might be worth a special trip here. Unless you’re staying at Old Key West, you might not know Olivia’s exists— all the more reason to visit. Service is superfriendly, and the kitchen turns out tasty casual fare.

Good's Food to Go Breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and eggs in the morning. Nachos, hot dogs, and burgers for lunch.

Turtle Shack

Gurgling Suitcase Libations and Spirits What would you call it when a smuggler’s bag is making a sloshing sound while passing through Florida Keys customs? Why, a Gurgling Suitcase of course! In addition to the whimsical name, this oddball bar at Old Key West Resort is a cool little spot in an interesting location. It’s placement and size make it seem like a pool bar, but it being mostly indoors and not facing the pool makes us categorize this as a lounge rather than simply a pool bar. Walking through the large doorway, you find yourself in a wee, fishing- themed bar that could just as easily be in the real Key West, if Key West were cleaner and well-maintained. In addition to the fishing pictures and murals, there are many odd license plates and patches from various U.S. fire stations and EMTs stuffed into shadow boxes and hanging on the walls. The bar itself is covered in paneling and the liquor sits on simple shelving. All of this gives the Gurgling Suitcase a casual, homey feel that invites you to sit and have a drink, although seats (well, the lack of many of them) are just about the only drawback to this itty bitty lounge. Within the bar, there are only about a dozen seats with a few small tables outside, so if you happen upon the Gurgling Suitcase when it is busy it may be tricky to find a resting spot.

Conch Flats General Store Gift shop near the check-in area of Old Key West that also sells drinks and snacks.

Refillable Mugs Allows guest self-service soft drink refills from quick-service locations in hotels (NOT in theme parks) for $21.99 for the length of stay.

Amenities

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4 Pools

Old Key West's main pool is Sandcastle Pool, with a 125-foot waterslide, children's pool, whirlpool spa, and sauna in the shape of a giant lighthouse. Three other leisure pools are located throughout the resort.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, weather-permitting, at the Sandcastle Pool

Fitness

The Old Key West Exercise Room has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM.

Jogging & Sports

A loop around Old Key West's jogging path is 1.37 miles. Bike rentals are available at Hank's Rent 'N Return near Hospitality House. Tennis, basketball, and volleyball are also available there.

Campfire Activities

Roast marshmallow around a campfire starting at 5:30 PM nightly at Turtle Crawl near Hospitality House.

Playground

Old Key West has 3 children's playgrounds around the resort: near the main pool, at the pool area of Turtle Pond, and the pool area at South Point.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Buy Individual Lightning Lane Early

Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Disney-owned
Early Theme Park Entry
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Suites
Wireless Internet
Fitness Center
Water Sports
Marina
Tennis
Biking
Transportation to Parks
Club Level
Room Service
Beach
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Online Check-In
MagicBand
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Laundry
Lost and Found
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
Getting to Another Hotel from Old Key West
Getting to Universal Orlando

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