The Villas at Disneyland Hotel are the newest lodging destination at the Happiest Place on Earth offering a bunch of accommodation types for all kinds of vacations, one of the most unique of which is the Duo Studio which we’re looking at here which has a theme of THE JUNGLE BOOK. We had a chance to tour the newest Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property and are happy to invite you along for a look inside.
The photos and information in this article are from a visit on September 30, 2023.
Before we take a closer look at everything included, enjoy this room tour video below taking a closer look at Room 329 at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel.
The Duo Studios feature a theme of The Jungle Book. The accommodation is specifically designed for two people and is a first-of-its-kind for Disney Vacation Club. It features a compact layout with fold out bed, kitchenette, and bathroom. This room type may sleep up to 2 guests — cribs and high chairs may be available upon request.
As some of the cheapest offerings in the portfolio for this property, the Duo Studios are going to appeal most to the Disneylanding couple without kids who are gonna rope-drop in the morning and close out the night once the gates close. There’s hardly any room to really entertain any guests unless possibly you are in one of the Duo Studios with a balcony. Also, while no one wants to work while on vacation, you’d be hard pressed to be very productive in here as there’s no desk or even a table in this room.
Bed and Common Area
The Duo Studio maximizes an efficient use of layout to pack function into the small space. The room features a queen-size pull-down bed that can be folded away to reveal a sofa, a 55″ flat screen-TV, and a closet with an iron, spare pillows, and blanket. The large dresser serves as both storage for the room and also houses a wall safe plus amenities for a quais-kitchenette. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower and, of course, a hair dryer. Disney rooms tend to have the toilet behind a separate door but these accommodations do not offer this feature.
The theme of the Jungle Book is evident throughout the space including an area rug with jungle motif and the lyric “The Bare Necessities of Life Will Come To You” heard sung in the film. The jungle motif carries through into design elements in the closet and on the curtains as well as in the bathroom where you can see light-up jungle vines on the mirror. Artwork on the walls features concept art and sketches from the film. There is a relief on the wall behind the television evoking some of the Indian architecture also seen in the film.
There is no dedicated kitchenette space in this room type but you will still find a mini refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker. The only sink in the room is in the bathroom. You’ll also find additional accoutrement that includes proper dishes, glasses, and eating utensils, can and bottle opener, corkscrew, and ice bucket. Although they are not in the room, you can also request a blender, mop, broom, and dustpan.
If microwaved leftovers are not on your docket, a room service menu is available and includes a variety of options including a *gulp* $75 steak and shrimp dinner.
Duo Studios are available in three main types. Preferred View (of either the Palette Pool or the Monorail Pool and surrounding areas); Standard View (gardens, street, or parking areas); and Duo Studio Garden (these are are separate from the main tower and feature easy access to the pool with either a patio or a balcony.) You can see the view here is partially obstructed by the roof top just below and the actual tower itslef to the right however the Palette Pool is visible here along with the Steamboat Willie play area.
The Electrical Outlets and USBs
We found no less than 6 available wall outlets that were not in use and we actually think we might have even missed a few. In addition, there were 3 USB ports and 3 Type C ports making for 12 different ways to power up your tech in this Duo Studio.
As with any hotel, pricing is subject to change and will fluctuate based on day of the week, time of the year, and other factors. Below is a rough estimate of how much it will cost to stay for one night based on data available at the type of posting.
Duo Studio Pricing:
- In DVC Points: 10-25 points per night
- In Cash: $394-$598 per night
- In DVC Points: 11-27 points per night
- In Cash: $438-$671 per night
Duo Studio Garden
- In DVC Points: 12-30 points per night
- In Cash: $484-$736 per night
About the Room Types
The accommodation types for the Villas at Disneyland Hotel include 3-Bedroom Grand Villa, 2-Bedroom Villa, 1-Bedroom Villa, Deluxe Studio, Deluxe Studio Garden, Duo Studio, and Duo Studio Garden.
Depending on your accommodation type, the views include Standard View (which may include full or partial views of gardens, streets, or parking areas) or Preferred View (which may include full or partial views of pools). Special Garden Rooms are also available and are a special type of accommodation (in select Deluxe Studio and Duo Studio room types) that are separate from the main tower and feature easy access to the pool with either a patio or a balcony.
Transient Occupancy Tax
There’s an additional Transient Occupancy Tax imposed by the City of Anaheim that gets added to your folio. It’s a $2.78 per point per night charge.
See it for Yourself
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel officially opened on September 28, 2023. Reservations are now open (VISIT SITE).