We were just here in July and it wasn't the best experience. Perhaps it's yet another difference between European and American standards, but we were not impressed.
There's no air conditioning, and I'm sure most days it's not an issue (and that many European hotels don't have AC), but it was extremely hot during our stay and the windows barely opened. The rooms were oppressively hot. The vending machines did not work and there were no change machines available, even if they did work. You need your room card to keep the lights on. We had a family room (two rooms connected) and had to keep both keys in the light switches, so if you had to go out of the room, you had to shut off all the lights of one room until the person got back. The pull out beds were very uncomfortable and didn't have the proper bedding.
The breakfast was bare bones continental. It was nice to have included, but at the price we paid for one night, it seemed silly. I would rather have just paid less for my room and had them offer some other options that I could pay for additionally. Did I mention the price we paid? It was ridiculously expensive for one night considering these things.
We arrived around 10 am and were able to leave our luggage in the luggage room, however the luggage room closes at 11. So if we wanted to say for their highly-touted Dreams show (which was at 11), we wouldn't be able to get our luggage. Or we would have to have someone travel all the way back to the hotel during the day to get it out and to the rooms, and then travel back to the park for the evening and the show. As it turns out, we didn't stay for the show anyway, but I have no idea why they'd close at that time if it's while the park is still open. Or, at very least, provide a service to get your bags brought to your room so they're there when you get back. we were only there for one night, so time was of the essence for us.
Our room was at the end of a hallway, near a door. The door banged SO loudly all night and there were still people going in and out at 1 AM. It was definitely not a good room to sleep in, so avoid the rooms by the doors.
Was it clean? Yes. Did it allow us to enter the parks early the following day? Yes.
Was it the type of Disney service and hotel we are used to? No.
So it's hard to say if it's worth it or not. If you want to get into the parks early and pay the least expensive price for a Disney hotel, then I guess it's worth it. Overall, we weren't impressed but I can't complain about the room cleanliness or the early entry benefit.
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- Also Known As:
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- Disneys Marne La Vallée
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