Murphy beds vs Sofa Beds in DVC Studios

When booking a DVC room, specifically studios, there are several different sleeping configurations, depending on the resort. Back in the day, every DVC studio had a queen bed and a pull out sofa that was either a double, full, or queen (with the exception of Old Key West which has two queen beds in their studios). Now as new resorts open and older resorts experience full refurbishments, a lot of the sofa beds have been replaced with Murphy beds, which tend to be significantly more comfortable than the sofa beds (I never personally had an issue basically living on the Boardwalk sofa beds back in the day, but to each their own) given that they are the same mattresses as the regular resort beds.

Given that this could be a deciding factor for some people regarding where to stay when booking a DVC studio, I have compiled a few charts outlining which DVC resorts have which studio sleeping configurations (murphy beds vs sofa beds, as well as the capacity to sleep 5 vs 4). These charts apply only to Walt Disney World in Florida.

DVC Studios with Murphy Beds
Riviera Resort – Queen
Boulder Ridge (except rooms on the top floor which still have sofa beds post refurb) – Queen
Saratoga Springs – Double
Grand Floridian (deluxe studios) – Queen
Polynesian – Queen
Beach Club (transition underway 2023) – Queen (prev double sofa bed)
DVC Studios with Sofa Beds/Pull Out Couches
Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo and Kidani) – Double
Copper Creek – Queen
Bay Lake Tower – Double
Boardwalk (to be converted in late 2023-2024) – Double
DVC Studios with 2 Queen Beds
Old Key West
Grand Floridian (Resort Studios – also a daybed for a fifth guest)
DVC Studios That Sleep 5 (in WDW)
Beach Club
Grand Floridian
Boulder Ridge
Riviera Resort

As an FYI: the size comparison for a stand Queen mattress vs Full/Double is 60″ by 80″ vs 54″ by 75″

The dimensions of the single drop down bed at the resorts where the studios sleep 5 are not listed for most of the DVC resorts, except for the Boardwalk where they specify that the dimensions are : 29″ by 67″. I’d assume they are basically the same at all of the resorts with studios that sleep 5. Grand Floridian Deluxe Studios have a single drop down, while the Resort Studios have a “daybed” where the couch in the room converts into a single bed comparable in size to the single drown down beds, but maybe a little bigger.

Here is another presentation of the above information:

DVC Resort2nd Bed Type2nd Bed SizeCapacity
Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo and Kidani)Sofa-BedDouble4
Bay Lake TowerSofa-BedDouble4
Beach Club VillasMurphy Bed (by end of 2023)Queen5
Boardwalk VillasSofa-BedDouble5
Boulder RidgeMurphy Bed*Queen*5
Copper CreekSofa-BedQueen4
Grand Floridian Murphy Bed**Queen5
Old Key West2nd Queen BedQueen4
PolynesianMurphy BedQueen5
Saratoga SpringsMurphy BedDouble4
*Boulder Ridge Studios have Murphy Beds except all rooms on the top floor still have sofa beds post-refurb
**Grand Floridian has two studio types – Deluxe Studios have a Queen Bed, Queen Murphy Bed, and single drop down, Resort Studios have 2 Queen Beds and a single daybed

As a reminder, when staying at resorts with sofa-beds in the rooms, if you find the beds to be uncomfortable, you can call guest services and request a mattress topper. I have not tried this personally but I have heard this is an item that they will gladly provide.

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