Re: HELP!!!! Need help choosing hotel!!!!!
As much as I enjoyed vactioning at AKL I hated commuting to the parks from AKL. The Poly is situated perfectly for Epcot and MK, however it is old, new sheets, beds and lighting doesn't change that for me, I'd visit that one for meal instead of staying at, though many would beat me. I enjoy visiting the Contemporary but didn't like staying at it, just too many non resort guests wandering around my resort when we stayed there.
I'd be picking between Beach and the Swan/Dolphin. Two very different styles of resorts. Beach is far more Disney while Swan/Dolphin is very upscale, urban hotel. Even with S/D not being themed, they do have punches of whimsy, the palm tree's at night are really fun, the vacationing Mr & Mrs Claus are a stitch.
Out of your list, I'd pick Beach.
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