We haven’t spent many Disney vacation nights in moderate resort rooms. The benefits over value resorts usually don’t justify the additional cost for us. However, that opinion of moderates changed when we stayed at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, helped in no small part by a low, Pop Century-esque passholder rate for this stay!
At Caribbean Beach, we requested a top floor, 5th sleeper room in the Jamaica village and that’s exactly where we were assigned … in a corner room! We couldn’t have picked a better room at Caribbean Beach. Note that this stay was in 2018 when 5th sleeper rooms (the ones with a twin-sized murphy bed) weren’t a separate price category. Now 5th sleeper rooms can be reserved as a separate price category so they can be guaranteed.
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Let’s take a photo tour by walking up the steps of building 46 of the lovely Jamaica section of yellow and blue buildings to the second floor. There are no elevators here at Caribbean Beach and we always request top floor wherever we stay so we already love these small, two-story buildings. Inside reveals a lovely room with dark wood accents, pops of green, rattan finishes, and beach artwork.
There are two queen beds with a single nightstand in between. These rooms do not have the platform beds of the newest Disney resort renovations which provide a great place to stow suitcases, but there’s plenty of room to store our bags and shoes in the corner by the connecting door to the next room.
Opposite the beds is a storage and entertainment unit with a television, set of drawers, mini fridge, and bench with twin-sized murphy bed.
When the bed is open, there is a cute art piece of Mickey sleeping in a hammock on the beach with his pal Pluto napping in the sand. We left this bed open during the entire stay and it didn’t block the pathway enough to be annoying. Keeping the bed open does make the drawers beneath it unreachable, however, leaving just two side drawers usable (the second set of two “drawers” seen in the photos is actually just a door to the fridge).
The room also comes with a coffee maker and ice bucket with glass tumblers, an upgrade from value disposable plastic cups.
Our favorite part of the room is the corner with a table and two padded chairs. The table has a lovely starburst inlay and a corner room provides twice the windows. It’s a great little corner with lots of natural light for working, eating, or playing with Legos which is what happened in the sunlit corner during our stay!
Sliding doors separate the bedroom from the bathroom where there is a double vanity, ample storage underneath, and open closet space. The separate room with the toilet and tub/shower combination is basic but functional.
Overall, we ended up loving this room more than we expected. These rooms are usually the cheapest five-sleeper rooms on Disney property and are definitely worth a small price increase for our family due to the better sleeping arrangements.