I am really struggling on something I would like first-hand experience on. I am looking between a 1 bedroom bay lake view suite (14th floor) of the tower vs. a 1 bedroom suite in the garden wing. I have read and watched numerous traveler reports on both. The 1 bedroom suites are way back in the 6xxx building but do have a nice view of the water/beach but don’t have a balcony. The room seems large from pics and blueprints (has 2 living rooms essentially) and same decor as most of the tower. Plus it is really close to pool. My concern is the added walk. We have a 4 year old and have to watch the walking so he doesn’t fall apart on us. I have also seen people say the bugs can be horrible back there. Part of me thinks the more quiet and tranquil setting after days at parks might be nice. But the tower is where the action is. The rooms on 14th floor are nice and club privileges are right there (the 1 bed suite in garden says it comes with club privileges in tower). The 1 bed in tower is about 2k more overall for our stay and I just don’t know if it really matters that much. Curious what opinions there are on the subject and would really love to hear from anything who has stayed in a garden 1 bedroom suite (not hospitality suite, those are different).
As post-note Polynesian was our first choice but 1 bedrooms are sold out (and we don’t go for 9 months). Grand Floridian has 1 bedrooms available but through all the pics we are just not into the decor (feels like grandma’s house).