2019 Room Renovations At Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is a sprawling Disney Vacation Club property located just across Lake Buena Vista from Disney Springs. Inspired by the historic a late-1800s' New York retreat, the theme here is all about its famous for its spas and horse racing. On my recent stay I discovered construction happening in the Congress Park section. When I got to my room for the week I was delighted to discover these fresh new renovations.

2019 Room Renovations at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa2019 Room Renovations at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

A large foyer awaits guests that have lock-of rooms. The ample space is perfect for shoes and bags, a large mirror allows you to check yourself before leaving the room for the day. This space in the room is pretty simple, and there is a doorway to the adjoining deluxe studio villa here.

One Bedroom FoyerOne Bedroom Foyer
Happy Endings For Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue BonnetHappy Endings For Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet

Come around the corner and you find yourself standing in the eating area looking out to the living room. The details here combine the equestrian life with a chic modern vibe.

Living Area OverviewLiving Area Overview
Kitchen Eating AreaKitchen Eating Area

The chandelier in the eating area hangs by leather straps and buckles, which the wall mirror offers one of my favorite hidden Mickeys.

Livingroom ChandelierLivingroom Chandelier
Love The Hidden Mickey MirrorLove The Hidden Mickey Mirror

Off to one side is the gleaming full kitchen. Geometric white tiles and cabinets are balanced with full sized brushed stainless steel appliances and gray Corian counter tops. Sleek brass pulls on the cabinets bring in the gold accents elsewhere in the room. The kitchen is fully stocked with service for six and mousekeeping has left everything you'll need for your morning coffee or tea.

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A good sized living-room makes excellent use of space with a new sectional couch, ottoman, and a good sized storage table. I really like the way that they use the space here expanding sleeping room with two murphy beds, both a full and a twin mean that this room now easily sleeps 5. Since the full murphy pulls down from the wall and over the couch and table, minimal furniture needs to be moved.

Living-room Couch and Hidden Murphy BedLiving-room Couch and Hidden Murphy Bed
Full Murphy Bed Pulled DownQueen Murphy Bed Pulled Down

The twin bed pulls down from beneath the living-room television, and easily stows away during the day.

Twin Murphy Bed and TVTwin Murphy Bed and TV

The living-room has sliding glass doors that open onto a spacious balcony that holds two chairs and a small table. Mine overlooked the Congress Park courtyard and pool. Across the water I could catch glimpses of Disney Springs and the Aerophile Balloon.

Congress Pack Courtyard ViewCongress Pack Courtyard View
Balcony Table and ChairsBalcony Table and Chairs

If you don't walk into the living-area from the foyer you will find yourself headed to the bed and bath. These spaces have been redecorated in a soft cream color, gray, blue. It's sleek and modern, with textured glass and tile creating an inviting shower environment.

Bathroom Show and SinkBathroom Show and Sink

The bathroom has three distinct sections, the toilet room, the shower room, and the bath room. In general this is a great layout when you have several people all trying to get great ay the same time.

Spa tubs have been replaced with the renovations, and while this may be disappointing to some, they had been creating difficult situations when it came to maintaining their cleanliness. I thought that I would be sad without the spa tub, but honestly the new soaking tub is so deep and luxurious it could turn me into a bath person. I throughly enjoyed having this tub to relax in after a long day walking around property.

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Gorgeous Soaking TubGorgeous Soaking Tub
A Tub Worth Soaking InA Tub Worth Soaking In

It's in the bathroom that you will also find the closet holding extra bedding, a playpen, iron and ironing board, as well as the in-room safe.

Bathroom Closet with SuppliesBathroom Closet with Supplies

Just around the corner from the luxurious tub lies the master bedroom. This is a gorgeous space with a king bed that is bright and welcoming with neutral tones and brass accents.

Large Master BedroomLarge Master Bedroom
Bedroom Sunburst MirrorBedroom Sunburst Mirror

The artwork above the bed combines scenes of Saratoga Springs, New York with popular Disney characters. They really are clever and worth a closer look and add another small Disney touch to the space.

King Bed In BedroomKing Bed In Bedroom
Themed Artwork Over King BedThemed Artwork Over King Bed
Bedroom Artwork DetailBedroom Artwork Detail

A dresser with USB ports and outlets on the side, and and chair with ottoman make up the rest of the furniture in the room. I was thrilled with both the amount of "plug in" space in this room, and the amount of storage space in the dresser.

Bedroom Dresser and TVBedroom Dresser and TV
Bedroom Chair and OttomanBedroom Chair and Ottoman

Overall I can say that I really enjoyed staying in the renovated room at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. The neutral tones were welcoming, and there were just enough high end touches to let you know you were someplace special. The additional sleeping space is a huge bonus, and with ample USB ports you don't have to pack your own charging extension.

What do you think of the new look at this resort? Leave a comment and share you thoughts with me.

JoAnn C wrote on Wed, 01/01/2020 - 13:50:

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I stayed at SSR my last two trips. I had a renovated studio last month. I like the resort.

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:15:

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Do you have any pictures of the renovated studios? I would love to see them, I should get one in April.

JoAnn C wrote on Tue, 01/28/2020 - 23:21:

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I do. I'll post them to the forum.

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