Escape to your own South Seas hideaway, with tropical gardens, lavish luaus, and gentle waves lapping against sandy shores. Gentle people, laughter and good cheer capture the enchanting customs and culture of the islands. Torch-lit walkways, a cascading indoor waterfall, and the soothing sound of distant drums beckon with imagery of paradise found.


Magic Kingdom; Resort Area
Daytona Beach, FL, USA - Daytona Beach Internation
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport ( : 30 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Sanford Central Florida Regiona : 60 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA)

Property Information

Year Built: 1971
Last Renovation: 2014
Accessible rooms: 24
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 847


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The resorts are designated smoke free environments. Designated outdoor smoking locations are available.
Advisory Guests dining at Walt Disney World's eateries and are in a group of 6 or more are required to pay a compulsory 18% gratuity charge. Gratuity percentage may change at anytime without prior notification.
Advisory This Disney hotel charges a per room, per day, per vehicle parking fee which will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional parking fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For exact parking rates please contact hotel directly.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

 Smoking Policy - All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy - Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements - A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy - Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes - Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 3998 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a Magical experience

    They shouldn't offer the rooms facing the construction/remodeling. No courtesy room change when mentioned about noise and view. It's an old hotel and some renovation is needed asap. Not the magical time you expect from Disney...

    Feb 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our Favorite

    The Polynesian has become our favorite property. We love the proximity to the transportation center and monorails. The room sleep 5 comfortably. The pool gives you a feel of being in Hawaii and the Pork Nachos are the best! The laundry room is great as well. The only downside is that the activities are a bit overpriced compared to other resorts. They had a pineapple to paint for $10 that you can also paint the exact one at the Riviera for $4. So i am not sure why they would charge more, but it wasn't the end of the world. We are already booked to return in a few months.

    Jan 23, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not worth the money

    We had planned for years that we would “do” Disney. We do it big we’d do it once. We’d pay for the extras and our kids would remember the event that Disney was. The parks at Disney were amazing … the hotel unfortunately was not. The Polynesian is the equivalent of a Florida motel. The rooms were an acceptable size. We were placed in a room that was in front of a construction zone which we tolerated for a few days before the noise became so intruding that my son and I developed migraines and we required that they move us. But beyond just an unfortunate disruption of being placed in a bad room the hotel was “fine”. It wasn’t magical it wasn’t special it was fine. The food options were poor … for the entire hotel there is one place to get coffee and one poor cast member working there. The restaurant’s aren’t great my kids ate so many chicken nuggets we legit ordered dominos our last night because I just couldn’t take it anymore. Transportation to magic kingdom and Epcot was nice … the buses to the other two parks were fine but I feel like an Uber would have been just as convenient and well worth the money given what was paid for the motel. All in all I deff recommend bringing your tiny humans to Disney it’s a whole experience that our family loved … I’d deff suggest not staying at the “delux” hotels … they just aren’t worth the $$ for what you get.

    Jan 22, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrible experience so far

    We are still here and it’s been the worst 24 hours I’ve ever had at a hotel. Many housekeeping issues. I can’t even get towels sent to my room. Every time you call down, you can’t speak with anyone on site. The service is terrible. We’ve stayed at the Grand Floridian in the past and it’s night and day the difference. Really disappointed.

    Jan 09, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An engaging option...

    This is another Disney resort worth visiting, even if one is not staying there. The grounds have a comfortable laid-back tropical ambiance, for strolling and/or relaxing. A pineapple/vanilla swirl at the Pineapple Lanai is a tasty little indulgence and (for Disney) reasonably priced. We were pleasantly surprised on our visit, to happenstance upon Goofy and Pluto, making an appearance for photo ops. All and all, if one enjoys Disney resort exploring, as we do, this is one of the more engaging options.

    Jan 01, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319