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Saratoga Springs

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Last updated: April 16, 2024

Overview

Saratoga Springs is themed to a Victorian-era retreat in upstate New York, and roomy and well-priced for villas, plus close to Disney Springs. It's best to have your own car here.

Cost Range

$448 - $3,635

Lodging Area

Disney Springs

Category

Deluxe Villa

Transportation

Boat, Bus, Walk

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 405 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: B

Pool: A-

Lighting: C

Pillows: B

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

Often available at discounted rates or as a DVC rental

Attractive main pool; mutiple well-themed quiet pools with snack bars

Closest resort to Disney Springs

Convenient parking

Only WDW-owned resort with dedicated golf (Lake Buena Vista Golf Course)

Grocery options in gift shop

Very nice spa and fitness center

Resort Weaknesses

On-site dining is limited for a resort of this size

Theme is dull compared with those of other Disney resorts

Fewer baths per bedroom than the newer DVC properties

Bus service can take a lot of time to get out of the (huge) resort

What Readers Are Saying About Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The renovations at Saratoga Springs are a total game changer! The higher end finishes, the more comfortable murphy bed and updated coffee table arrangement, and the additional USB and charging ports ove this resort from an also-ran to a must-stay.

J

Joseph C

May 24, 2021

This was a wonderful vacation! Our room in the Congress Park area was so comfortable.

S

Sybil D

December 15, 2020

Wonderful time. We stayed in the Congress Park Section of Saratoga Springs, in a room facing river. Was really nice to walk to Disney Springs.

C

Chris

February 8, 2020

Just want to put in a good word for Saratoga Springs. It's beautiful and very quiet. I found the decor (pastels, very subtle Disney theming) restful after long days in the parks.

G

Guiliana

October 20, 2019

The rooms at Saratoga Springs are great. Clean, comfortable, and quiet.

R

Roy S

January 9, 2019

Saratoga Springs is huge and at first that was a problem for us. But after several days we liked it because we went golfing and I went to Senses spa. It was nice to be close to those things.

V

Vicki N

October 20, 2018

Rooms

The color scheme of the villas' rooms tends toward neutral earth tones, with faux-teak vinyl floors in the living rooms and dark-brown patterned carpets in the bedrooms. New furnishings and soft goods are more refined than the last iteration.

  • 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

That said, you'd be hard-pressed to identify even the slightest bit of theming; this decor could be at any one of a dozen Disney hotels.

The color scheme of the villas' rooms tends toward neutral earth tones, with faux-teak vinyl floors in the living rooms and dark-brown patterned carpets in the bedrooms. New furnishings and soft goods are more refined than the last iteration.

  • 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

That said, you'd be hard-pressed to identify even the slightest bit of theming; this decor could be at any one of a dozen Disney hotels.

Saratoga Springs Studio Room

Saratoga Springs Studio Room

Saratoga Springs Studio Room

Saratoga Springs Studio Room

Saratoga Springs Studio Room Couch and Convertable Coffee Table

Saratoga Springs Studio Room Couch and Convertable Coffee Table

Saratoga Springs Studio Room Fold Down Couch

Saratoga Springs Studio Room Fold Down Couch

Saratoga Springs Studio Room Couch and Convertable Coffee Table

Saratoga Springs Studio Room Couch and Convertable Coffee Table

Saratoga Springs Studio Dresser and TV

Saratoga Springs Studio Dresser and TV

Saratoga Springs Studio Bathroom

Saratoga Springs Studio Bathroom

Saratoga Springs Studio Kitchen

Saratoga Springs Studio Kitchen

Saratoga Springs Studio 6523 View

Saratoga Springs Studio 6523 View

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room Fold Down Bed

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room Fold Down Bed

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room Second Fold Down Bed

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room Second Fold Down Bed

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room Hallway

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Living Room Hallway

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1- and 2-Bedroom Bathroom

Saratoga Springs 1-Bedroom 3545 View

Saratoga Springs 1-Bedroom 3545 View

Saratoga Springs 2-Bedroom 3110 View

Saratoga Springs 2-Bedroom 3110 View

Saratoga Springs Grand Villa 2607 View

Saratoga Springs Grand Villa 2607 View

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Dining

The on-site food court is find for quick meals. You'll find far better choices at Disney Springs.

The Turf Club Bar and Grill Rarely crowded.

The Artist's Palette The quick service location near the Saratoga Springs check-in area. The food is average and mostly identical to what is found at quick service places around property, but is a fine option for those staying at the resort.

Chip 'n' Dale's Café This small snack stand sits behind the main building of Saratoga Springs Resort, along the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. It offers snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. There is a small, shaded seating area as well.

The Paddock Grill Standard breakfast fare in the mornings, along with burgers, salads, sandwiches, and alcoholic drinks during the day and night.

Backstretch Pool Bar Saratoga Springs Resort has three pools and three pool bars to go with them. Backstretch Bar is located next to the smallest and quietest of the three, and is totally underwhelming. Using the standard Disney bar menu with the addition of Saratoga Lager on tap (like all the Saratoga Springs Resort bars) and being located at a nondescript pool means that there is little reason to visit this bar if you’re not swimming here. The fact that the bar is only open seasonally (and infrequently at that), means that even those swimming there may be out of luck.

On the Rocks The main pool bar (of the three at Saratoga Springs Resort) is On the Rocks, located near the feature pool, High Rock Spring. Compared to the Backstretch Bar, this is the superior of the two in every way: It looks nicer, has a better view of the more interesting pool, and has more seating. The drink menu is the same, adding Saratoga Lager beer on draught to the otherwise standard Disney bar menu. On the Rocks is not a bar to make a special trip to see, but it is a pleasant place for a drink if you find yourself at Saratoga Springs. It’s location next to the check-in area and main restaurants makes it an easy stop for visitors. Additionally, it is only a few minutes walk from the Backstretch Bar, thereby making it the better of the two choices.

The Turf Club Lounge

Saratoga Springs Private Dining

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

SWIPE TO EXPLORE

5 Pools

Saratoga's main pool is the High Rock Spring Pool, with a 128-foot waterslide, children's play area, and whirlpool spas. It's really done well. The Paddock Pool has three water slides: a 146-foot slide for older kids, and two smaller slides for young ones. Three other leisure pools are located around the resort.

Arcade

The Win, Place, or Show Arcade is near the High Rock Spring pool and features relatively recent video games of all kinds.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, weather-permitting, at the DVC Courtyard.

Fitness

The Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa Health Club has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM.

Jogging & Sports

Saratoga has two jogging trails - one is 1.44 miles and the other is 0.8 miles. Bike rentals are available at Horsing Around Rentals Tennis, basketball, and volleyball are also available there.

Campfire Activities

Roast marshmallow around a campfire starting at 5:30 PM nightly at the DVC Courtyard near the main lobby.

Playground

Saratoga has 3 children's playgrounds around the resort: near the Paddock Pool, at the Grand Stand Pool, and the Congress Park pool.

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
Tennis
Biking
Transportation to Parks
Club Level
Room Service
Water Sports
Marina
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 Saratoga Springs
Getting to Universal Orlando

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