Housekeeping will soon return to all Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Feb 06, 2023 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Posted: Monday February 6, 2023 3:10pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that housekeeping service will return to all Walt Disney World Resort hotels by the end of February 2023.

In a post on the official Disney Parks Blog, Disney said, "We’ve heard from many of you about how much you love and have missed the more regular housekeeping services we offered prior to the pandemic, and I’m excited to share that we’ve been ramping them back up across Walt Disney World Resort hotels! By the end of February, full housekeeping room cleanings will once again be available at all of our Resort hotel rooms, with services provided daily or every other day depending on where you are staying. These full cleanings include everything you’d expect – from replacing towels and amenities to cleaning the bathrooms, making the beds, emptying trash and recycling, tidying the room and vacuuming."

Housekeeping at Walt Disney World has been highly variable since the reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown. Some guests have reported receiving partial daily service, and others with only every other day service. Housekeeping labor has been particularly difficult to find and retain, with Disney constantly offering recruitment bonuses to tempt housekeeping workers.

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Riviera RitaMar 04, 2023


NelleBelleMar 04, 2023

Which resort were you at?

Raxel7851Mar 04, 2023

We just stayed 7 nights at POFQ and our room was fully serviced every other day. The only issue was Friday was supposed to be housekeeping day, but we were checking out Saturday. So to be honest I can understand not doing a full cleaning.

Riviera RitaMar 04, 2023

On a 14 day trip the promised every other day didn't happen, the room was barely touched, the floor was never swept or vacuumed and the bedding changed once on the 4th day, but, not again. Not being mean to the mousekeeping, but, I doubt it will ever return to the standard it was at one time. And I pulled this out of my sink plug hole on day three when it wouldn't drain. I did complain and was given vouchers for two free QS meals, but, I would rather have had a clean sink.

NelleBelleFeb 26, 2023

I so miss this perk of staying at a resort! I rather have this back than housekeeping, honestly (for me, personally).

TeriofTerrorFeb 26, 2023

Side note: Has there been any word on when delivery of items purchased in the parks to your resort will return? It restarted in DL last year, but WDW's website says it's still unavailable.

MickeyLuv'rFeb 19, 2023

Many hotels do not have them (anymore). I'm not sure why. Before the pandemic, WDW (and some non-WDW hotels) did daily 'wellness' checks. I don't know if that is still a thingut when it was in place, even if someone put a sign or note on their door, they still came by once per day.

LilofanFeb 19, 2023

After Vegas incident I read that cast go in rooms to check up on guests.

Chi84Feb 19, 2023

Problem is there are people who keep the signs up continuously for a week or more to keep housekeepers out.

IanDLBZFFeb 19, 2023

Hence why do not disturb or room occupied signs exist.

Eric GrahamFeb 17, 2023

Perhaps, they should have reduced the rate when they started cutting back on housekeeping. No more Disney on properties for us!

MickeyLuv'rFeb 17, 2023

That is one way of framing it. When I waited tables, I knew my regulars. Many of them ordered the same thing every visit, but they had different preferences. Some of them came every day because they wanted the social interaction. They wanted to tell me their order every day, just in case they were in the mood for a splurge. Others were regulars because they wanted me to know their order. They liked their coffee a certain way, and didn't want to have to explain it every visit. Some customers didn't want to talk at all. They felt most appreciated if they didn't have to say anything at all. Maybe they had to get to work, and valued efficiency/speed. Hotel staff do not know who is behind door #412. Maybe it is a couple on their - ahem- honeymoon. Maybe somebody has a medical condition and needs to sleep/treat their condition. Imagine having to travel with an expensive/fragile medical device. Disney World hosts many business conventions. The person behind door #412 might be working from their hotel room. There are a range of valid reasons why people might need to use their room mid-day. Opting out of room service might be doing EVERYONE a favor. As a housekeeper, I would not want to walk in on any number of personal activities. if someone did not want me there, I'd want to respect that preference. Often, if I gave my customers what they wanted, they tipped generously, including the people who wanted minimal interaction. Great service is variable based on individual needs.

IanDLBZFFeb 16, 2023

It sounds like this will be similar to what Marriot does - full service every day at their Premium & Luxury properties (i.e. Renaissance, Autograph Collection, Sheraton, JW Marriott, etc) and every other day at their select brands (i.e. Fairfield, Courtyard, etc). Now Hilton needs to get their act together and do the right thing.

HauntedPirateFeb 09, 2023

Following the crowd instead of setting the standard - Disney, now more than ever.