Disney’s Riviera Resort Deluxe Studio with Preferred View


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Most of you probably haven’t had the opportunity to visit Disney’s Riviera Resort yet. The resort is less than a year old and offers several different categories of rooms. We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Riviera Resort and found it a wonderful new addition to the lengthy list of Walt Disney World Resorts.

For the sake of this review, we’ll take a look at the Riviera Resort Deluxe Studio with preferred view room. The room is quite comfortable and can accommodate up to four guests and possibly five for anyone traveling with children. Below is an overview of the actual deluxe studio room.

Disney's Riviera Deluxe Studio Room

Deluxe Studio Room Amenities

There’s definitely more than meets the eye when you inspect this room a little further. Notice that the sofa is actually a Murphy bed that pulls down out of the wall adding an additional queen bed to the space.

Riviera Resort Room with pull down bed.

During the day you can adjust the bed back into the wall and use the space as more of a living area.

Resort Deluxe Studio Room at Disney

There is a low coffee table in the living area that doubles as extra storage. I also felt it offered a nice table top for children to sit around and have a meal. You can easily mobile order chicken nuggets and fries from Primo Piatto downstairs and bring them back to your room. They have a few nice sandwich selections as well! You can preview their menu here.

Two queen bed options in the Riviera Deluxe Studio

Next we have a closer look at that pull down Murphy style bed. The artwork in the panel features scenes from 101 Dalmatians. One of the really nice things about the Riviera Resort, in general, is the amount of artwork they have throughout the resort. If you are a lover of art, this is definitely a resort you’ll want to consider.

Close up of Murphy bed in Deluxe Studio at Riviera

Underneath the television you’ll encounter a pull down trundle. Naturally, the beds are designated for younger children. While I didn’t have a tape measure with me, I do think it’s safe to say that these run just a tad bit smaller than a standard twin size bed. Children will love the fact that Pascal is sleeping peacefully beside them along with a few other animals from the forest.

Pull Down Trundle bed for children in Riviera Deluxe Studio

Deluxe Studio Bath at Riviera

One of my favorite things about the deluxe studio room at Disney’s Riviera was the guest bath. This is one of those baths where you have a full tub and shower combination with vanity on one side of the space.

Dual Bath offers tub and shower combo in Deluxe Studio Disney

And the water closet with a full size walk-in shower on the opposite side. This is a wonderful layout because it allows more than one guest to use the bath space at a time and still have privacy.

You might also notice the hook outside the bath in the hallway. These could serve as a great place to hang rain jackets or ponchos at the end of the day. You could even use them for extra towel space if needed.

Overall layout of Riviera Resort Deluxe Room bath

Here’s a closer look at the bath area. The marble inlay and tile with brass fixtures give the area a luxurious feel. There’s also a removable shower head in the bathtub area. These really come in handy when washing children’s hair.

Over in the vanity area you’ll find a raised shelf with plenty of room to place your essential items. I also really like the makeup mirror with lights.

Guest Bath in Riviera Deluxe Studio with Preferred View

Below is a better view of the walk-in shower in the water closet area. The bath has an overhead rain shower head along with a standard detachable shower head. Toward the back of the shower is a built-in bench that is a nice upgrade from a standard hotel.

Separate Shower Deluxe Studio at Riviera

Next, we’ll take a look at some of the other perks you’ll find in this room.

Riviera Deluxe Studio Kitchenette

One of the things that’s offered in all the deluxe studios is a kitchenette. The space offers a separate sink area and counter space over a refrigerator area.

Kitchenette Area at Riviera Resort

All of the hotel rooms at Disney offer a refrigerator. But you’ll find that the deluxe studios have an upgraded fridge that provides a little more space to store items. It’s also nice to have the cabinet tucked under the sink as a separate place to store trash and recycle items.

Another thing that’s a little different about staying in a deluxe studio is that it’s not serviced everyday like a normal hotel room. Guests can expect trash removal and a towel refresh on the fourth day and full service on the eighth day for longer stays. From our experience, though, it is typical for housekeeping to check in during the week to address any immediate needs.

Amenities in a Deluxe Studio Room

I also like the fact that the studio rooms offer full service coffee makers. Surprisingly, this one was a Cuisinart which is a higher-end brand when it comes to kitchen appliances.

CuisineArt Coffee Maker in Disney Deluxe Studio Room

Pantry space is also nice to have in a hotel room. You’ll find several packs of coffee and hot tea products with accompaniments. Normally, a room like this would offer a few plates, glasses, and silverware. Hence, the sink area with dish soap and towels to wash dishes.

Right now, the resorts have pulled those items and replaced them with disposable products. Each plate, bowl, cup, and plasticware set is separately wrapped to help avoid any contamination. That’s what you are seeing down on the bottom shelf in the picture below.

Storage in the Deluxe Studio Room at Riviera

A few more items that you won’t find in a standard Disney hotel room is the microwave and toaster oven.

Riviera Resort has a microwave and toaster in deluxe studio room

It’s pretty common practice for guests to use these amenities to prepare breakfast. This also helps save on the expense of a few meals over the entirety of a stay. Additionally, you’ll find that the resort stores usually have a variety of microwaveable meals available.

Preferred View at Riviera

For the most part, the Riviera Resort has stunning views from almost any rooms. We received a preferred view that turned out to be a view of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort that sits next door.

Below is the balcony for the room. It’s a nice size offering two chairs and a table in between.

Sizable balcony on deluxe studio room at Riviera Resort

And here’s a look at that view over to Caribbean Beach.

Preferred View Room View at Riviera Resort

As far as staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort goes there’s a lot to be said about the location. You have all the dining and resort amenities at the Riviera. Plus, you can walk over to Caribbean Beach and easily access their counter and table service dining.

Not only that, both resorts have a Skyliner station. If you are visiting Hollywood Studios you can take the Skyliner to the Caribbean Beach station and transfer to Hollywood Studios. It’s actually simpler just to walk over in most cases. And vice versa for traveling to Epcot which you can get to immediately from the Riviera section.

Riviera Resort Preferred Room View


Lastly, we have a look at some of the storage areas in the Riviera Deluxe Studio room. The foyer is quite a good size and holds a double door closet. There’s also a bit of a ledge by the door to place your magic bands so you don’t forget them before heading out to the parks.

Riviera Resort Foyer in Studio Deluxe Room

The closet holds an iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, luggage rack, and extra blankets.

Closet and Storage in Riviera Resort Room Deluxe Studio

We hope that this review answered any questions you might have about staying in a Riviera Resort Deluxe Studio with a preferred view. As seasoned Disney travel agents we would love to further assist you in planning your next Walt Disney World vacation. If you are ready to get started or have any questions please fill out our contact form here.

Below is an additional look at Disney’s Riviera Resort brochure.

Riviera Resort Brochure
Disney Riviera Brochure

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