DVC villa square footage by resort

Wondering how the room sizes of the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa compare to other Disney Vacation Club properties?  Check out our handy chart detailing the square footage of every resort.  

Disney Vacation Club villa sizes (square footage) by resort and room class:

  Deluxe Studio  |   One Bedroom  |   Two Bedroom  |   Grand Villa  
Animal Kingdom Villas* 316-366 629-807 1152 2201-2349
Aulani 356 755 1125 2174
Bay Lake Tower 339 803 1152 2044
Beach Club Villas 365 726 1083 ---
BoardWalk Villas 359 712 1072 2142
Grand Californian 379 865 1257 2426
Grand Floridian 374 844 1232 2800
Hilton Head Island 455 865 1245 2363
Old Key West 390 942 1395 2375
Saratoga Springs 355 714 1075 2113
Vero Beach 360 880 1255 2128
Wilderness Lodge 356 727 1080 ---

* Villa sizes at Animal Kingdom vary due to unique layouts at Kidani Village vs. Jambo House, and the presence of smaller Value-class rooms.  

Disney Vacation Club's three oldest properties--Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney's Vero Beach Resort--are still home to the largest villa rooms in most sizes.  However, the Grand Floridian rooms compare quite favorably to other, more recent developments.  

At 374 sq ft, a Grand Floridian Deluxe Studio is 10% larger than its counterpart at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  

The 844 sq ft One Bedroom Villa is 18% larger than the likes of Disney's BoardWalk Villas and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.  

The massive 2800 sq ft Grand Villa--featuring its own media room--is 30% larger than the likes of Vero Beach, BoardWalk and Saratoga Springs, and nearly 40% larger than Bay Lake Tower.  

Reader Comments
Re: DVC villa square footage by resort -- wdrl
2013 May 25 02:25:18 PM
Thanks for putting all this information in one place.

I know villa size is important to a lot of members, but for me its not a big deal (pun intended).

Usually, there is just Denise and me traveling together and we don't need a lot of space to be happy. Maybe its all those cruises we've taken -- in cabins less than 200 sqft -- that made us realize that we can make due with less space.

BLT may have a smallest studio, but it also has the best designed kitchenette area of any resort. There is a lot more kitchenette storage space at BLT then at OKW.
Re: DVC villa square footage by resort -- denlo
2013 May 25 02:53:13 PM
Interesting comparison. I love to read stats like these. I always wondered why DVC reduced the size of the rooms after the original three? In fact it appears that Disney reduced the size of even the deluxe hotel rooms built after HHI (AKL and WL). And I thought the industry standard is increasing the size of hotel rooms.

If you like comparisons, here's the room sizes for some of Disney's Deluxe hotels per Touring Plans people's book, The Unofficial Guide to WDW except for Aulani (AH) which I got from the Aulani website. The official website for the Grand California did not provide room size. I don't have the figures for suites which probably would not be a fair comparison to a 1 and 2 BR since DVC villas have kitchens and not all suites have the same facilities.

Regular WDW resort rooms

Value resort rooms - 260 square feet

Moderate resort rooms - 314 sq. ft.

Deluxe resort rooms:

AKL and WL - 344
BWI - 371
BC & YC - 381
AH - 382
- 394
PR - 415
GF - 440 Sq. ft.

Not Quite Sardines.... -- mytrek
2013 May 28 01:44:43 AM
DVC realized that the rooms at OKW and VB were so spacious, the resort "footprint" was larger than it needed to be. Us old folks are spoiled by the size of OKW, and find the other resorts--esp. the kitchens--to be cramped. But, who cooks on vacay? I also miss the patio/balcony size at the newer resorts--there's nothing like a patio table that seats 4 plus a ceiling fan to keep the bugs away! The tiny balconies with two chairs and a cocktail table just don't compare!


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