Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

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Non-Disney Hotels

28-Swan Hotel

29-Dolphin Hotel

30-Four Seasons Resort Orlando

31-B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista

32-Best Western Lake Buena Vista

33-Doubletree Suites

34-Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

35-Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

36-Holiday Inn Orlando

37-Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista

38-Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

28-Swan Hotel

29-Dolphin Hotel

30-Four Seasons Resort Orlando

31-B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista

32-Best Western Lake Buena Vista

33-Doubletree Suites

34-Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

35-Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

36-Holiday Inn Orlando

37-Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista

38-Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

Not sure about staying on property or choosing an off property hotel? See our Top 10 Reasons to Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort.

Tips for Choosing A Disney World Resort

You’re ready to book your Disney vacation. You’ve chosen your dates and length of stay. Now it’s time to choose your accommodations. Maybe you read our article above about the Top 10 Reasons to Stay at Walt Disney World, and we’ve convinced you that on-property, inside the Disney bubble is the only place for you. You start to browse the list of Disney resorts and quickly become overwhelmed. There are almost 30 different resorts to choose from at Walt Disney World. How do you narrow down your choices and make the right decision for your vacation? We’re here to help! Keep reading as we break down the differences between the resorts and look at some factors that will help you choose the perfect Disney resort for the perfect Disney vacation.

Budget

Budget is the most important factor in choosing accommodations. There is no doubt that all Disney resorts are expensive, but some resorts are more expensive than others. Disney offers four levels of resorts to meet every price point. If you have a smaller budget, you may consider a Value Resort. Larger budgets may choose a Deluxe or a Deluxe Villa Resort. The main differences between the levels are in the amenities and conveniences each offers.  You may want to sacrifice the length of your visit in order to stay at The Grand Floridian. Or you may be willing to sacrifice the luxury of a Deluxe resort and stay at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort in order to squeeze in a few extra days. To make sure you are happy with your Walt Disney World Resort experience, choose a resort that stays within your budget comfort zone. Regardless of the resort you choose, we guarantee it will outshine any other off-property hotel you could choose.

Recreation Options

Do you dream of afternoons spent relaxing by the pool or lying on a massage table in the spa? Is hiking in the morning and watersports in the afternoon more your style? Or will you be spending all your time in the parks and you need nothing more than a comfortable bed and a warm shower? Your answers to those questions can help you choose which Disney Resort is right for you. The different categories of resorts have a variety of recreation options. Decide what is most important to you and choose wisely to have the best vacation possible.

Dining Options

If you choose to use the Disney Dining Plan, take a moment to look through the dining choices at each resort. At the Value Resorts, the only dining choice is quick service or food court style. As the resort level increases, so do the dining options to include table service and fine dining experiences. If time spent relaxing at your resort is your goal, the more dining options available, the better.

Location

Know your park plan. If you’re planning to spend multiple days at the Magic Kingdom, staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge won’t be very convenient. By knowing ahead of time which park you’ll be visiting or activity you’re doing for each day, you can choose the resort most conveniently located. Even though bus transportation around the resort is complementary, some resorts share buses and are farther away than others. Spending 30 minutes commuting each day isn’t a good use of time if you can avoid it.

Room Size and Maximum Occupancy

Know the exact number of people in your travel party so you can identify the room type to match your needs. Standard rooms only accommodate families of four plus one child under 3. If your party includes 5 or more people, you may need to look into a family suite or a deluxe or deluxe villa resort.