Polynesian rooms are some of the largest standard rooms on Disney property. Even the smaller of the two floor plans is much larger than other Deluxe Resort rooms.You can easily fit 5 in these rooms and you can do 6 if one is in a crib and under the age of 3. Check out the rooms to help you decide what to book and request.
Now it's time to see the rooms. Most of the rooms are the same. The rooms in all of the original longhouses including the Hawaii Club Level longhouse are the same layout and size (351 sq-ft) except Tonga suites. The newer longhouses (Tokelau, Rapa Nui, and Tahiti) have slightly larger rooms (377 sq-ft). The size difference is 2 feet on the length of the room. The bathrooms in both size rooms are almost the same size with the smaller room having a 1 sq-ft size larger bathroom. New rooms being introduced starting in 2013. All rooms will have double sinks after the redesign.
The larger floorplan is the typical room in longhouses Rapa Nui, and Tahiti. Tokelau is the same size without the double sink bathroom. Polynesian rooms are all the same width but the larger rooms are longer.
These drawings are to scale so you can see the difference side by side but even the smaller room is much larger than most Standard rooms in most of the WDW resorts even when compared with other Deluxe resorts.
Some rooms in Rapa Nui, Niue, Hawaii, Tahiti and Tokelau have a different layout for Handicap Accessibility. More information about these rooms can be seen on my Mobility page.
All longhouse rooms were all completely refurbished from 2005-2006. They redesigned the rooms to change the entire look. Also the outside of all the buildings had been redone with new materials and paint. Rooms go through rehab every few years to replace damaged items, add new paint and clean them up. The next room redesign starts January 2013. No completion date has been set.
Deciding on a room type might start with cost. Below are the cost of the Non-club level rooms. For Club level rooms go to the Hawaii Longhouse page. For Prices on Suites go to the Tonga page where each suite has its own page.
|Lagoon View||Theme Park View|
|1/2-1/9, 1/21-2/13 weekday||$422||$530||$570|
|1/2-1/9, 1/21-2/13 weekend||$452||$567||$610|
|10/20-11/25, 11/30-12/12 weekday||$446||$566||$606|
|10/20-11/25, 11/30-12/12 weekend||$502||$637||$682|
|2/24-3/7, 4/7-5/30 weekday||$485||$599||$644|
|2/24-3/7, 4/7-5/30 weekend||$530||$654||$704|
|2/18-2/23, 3/8-3/23, 12/13-12/19 weekday||$558||$706||$761|
|2/18-2/23, 3/8-3/23, 12/13-12/19 weekend||$608||$769||$829|
|New Years 1/1||$655||$780||$840|
|Columbus Day 10/11-10/13||$528||$653||$703|
|Holiday Season 12/20-12/31||$665||$797||$857|
Check for specials at Mousesavers
$25 per person per night for the 3rd through 5th adults in the same room. No charge for children 17 and under when with 2 adults. Rates are for single or double occupancy per room. Friday and Saturday nights are considered weekend rate.
Many of the rooms have balconies or patios (ground level) with the exception of second floor rooms in the original longhouses (Aotearoa, Fiji, Hawaii, Niue, Rarotonga, Samoa and Tuvalu). The newer longhouses have balconies on the second and third floor with a patio on the first. The Balconies give you some extra room outside your room but the railing can be a problem when sitting since it is at eye level so you either have to stand up to see or look through the railing. Second floor rooms with no balcony have a railing up to the sliding glass door that still opens up the same as the other rooms. Patios are on the ground floor which some don't like but most of the patios are open to walk off of and to the beach or the garden areas. There are some patios in some longhouses (like Fiji marina side) that are enclosed by plants and you cannot walk beyond the patio.
These newer longhouses are Tokelau (1978), Tahiti and Rapa Nui (1985). More than 40% of the rooms at the Polynesian are the larger rooms in the newer constructed longhouses.
All the Polynesian rooms have a day bed and two queens and sleep 5 (6 if one is under 3 and in a crib). When rooms are redone in 2013 some will be offered with a King bed and sleep 4 (5 if one is under 3 and in a crib). Suites have king-size beds and queen-size beds. All rooms have an iron, ironing board, hair drier, Disney sundries, coffee maker refrigerator and a safe that was much larger than the safes found in some of the other Deluxe Resorts and even an Ipod dock built into the clock radio. Microwaves are available by request and are limited. There is a daily charge for microwaves. As of Late 2011 the resort offers free Wifi in all areas of the resort.
- Shower Gel
- Solar Relief Gel
- Facial soap
- Bath soap
For the disabled there are rooms with roll in showers and there are elevators in all longhouses except Niue. To get to Niue's second floor you must use the elevator in Rarotonga. but it is not far from the longhouse. It is located right across an elevated walkway, just inside the door to Rarotonga.
Rooms in Tahiti, Rapa Nui and Tokelau are 4 feet longer and all upper floors have balconies. The hallways in these buildings are wider and there are a few differences in the rooms shown below.
The larger rooms in Tahiti, Rapa Nui and Tokelau will have an extra chair in the room (photo thanks to Carrie M.) Other differences are a double sink in the bathroom (see drawing at top of page for scale layout). After the 2013 Room redesign all rooms will have a double sink.
The bathrooms are actually the same square footage but arranged different. Compared to other Deluxe resorts I have stayed at in Disney World, these are larger.