Disney World has 35 on-property hotels and resorts, and they all have different personalities and amenities. Staying in the park is more convenient, because you don’t have to travel back and forth from another location everyday; it’s also good because you can sneak back if you need to change or take a well-earned nap. Here are the ones that offer the most comfort, convenience, perks and value.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Insider likes this budget-priced hotel because it is priced right, was recently remodeled and has an amazing pool area with a 50-foot replica of a Mayan pyramid. There’s also a large outdoor hot tub and on-site restaurants. The new Gran Destino Tower was recently added to this hotel, but you’ll have to pay a bit more to stay in that section. The nightly room rates at the Coronado range from $178 to $290.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Also on the more affordable side, this family-friendly resort hotel costs from $179 to $267 a night and features a pool bar, three pools and a playground. Just about everything here follows the theme, which can be a lot of fun for younger kids. The Disney Skyliner stops here too, which is very convenient. There aren’t as many restaurants and bars here though, so if you like to dine and drink where your stay this might not be the best choice.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, French Quarter
This New Orleans-themed boutique hotel costs from $224 to $295, and has fragrant magnolia trees, wrought-iron balconies and cobblestone streets. The amenities here really stand out; you can have Crawfish Etouffee at the Scat Cat’s Club Lounge, sip Southern cocktails and sample Mickey-shaped beignets.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
This is Disney’s newest luxury resort, and Trip Savvy raves about its East Skyliner aerial gondola access, rooftop restaurant (four restaurants in total), two swimming pools and splash pad. While it has less of a traditional Disney feel, it was inspired by Walt Disney’s trips to the South of France. There’s also a poolside bar, and views of the fireworks at Hollywood Studios. They have five room types, ranging from their tower studios to 3-bedroom grand villas; check their website for pricing.
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Guests who stay at this lovely property can walk or take a water tax to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT, and also have Skyliner access. It features an incredible turn-of-the-century Coney-Island-styled boardwalk that has its own music halls, shopping, carnival games, bars and restaurants. There are three pools, miniature golf, movies and other fun things to do here. This is a high-energy hotel, designed for guests who want to be where all the action is; room prices can be found on their website.
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
This upscale resort is close to Magic Kingdom, but feels like it’s a world away. It has an 1860s Pacific-Northwest theme that focuses on America’s National Parks, and has beautiful, natural scenery that sets a calming, more relaxing tone. You can swim in the beautiful pool, rent bikes and motorized boats, watch movies under the stars and even go fishing here. Mousesavers shows that the room rates here range from $439 to over $2.000 a night.
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
Added to The Swan and Dolphin in 2021, this unique boutique hotel is not an official Disney hotel (Marriott owns it), but it’s on the property and has water taxi access to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. It has an incredible pool complex with a sand beach, a pedestrian bridge to Disney’s BoardWalk and 18 restaurants, to-go food spots and lounges and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The rooms here start at $273 a night.
Want more advice on travel and travel marketing? Check out these FREE resources:
Best Quick Getaways for Busy Professionals
Harnessing the Dreamer's Phase of Vacation Planning: Marketing Tips for Hotels, Destinations & More
How to Grow Your Travel Agency Business
The Benefits of Having a Great Social Media Presence in the Hotel Industry
Top 10 Ways to Increase Hotel Bookings Through Digital Marketing
Winning SEO for Hotels and Resorts
Digital Marketing Strategies that Hotels Should be Using
Top Tips for Improving Hotel SEO
The Most Exciting Hotel Marketing Ideas to Increase Traveler Bookings Immediately
The 10 Best Amusement Parks in the United States for a Fun Vacation
11 Incredible Honeymoon Destinations for Newlyweds
Best Places to Travel on a Budget in Mexico
Best Places to Travel on a Budget in Europe
Best Cruise Line for a Family Vacation
Highest-ranked Family-friendly Resorts in 2022 in the Caribbean
Best Places to Travel on a Budget in the United States
How to Market Your Airbnb Online
Top Tips on How to Cruise on a Budget
What Excursions Top Everyone’s List on a Cruise
The Most Luxurious Vacation Spots in the United States
How to Get Airbnb and VRBO Bookings
Best Places to Travel on a Budget in Mexico
How to do SEO for Travel Blogs
Want a FREE SEO Audit of Your Site?
Get yours here. It’s chock-full of actionable intelligence that will help you boost your bottom line through powerful digital marketing techniques. Need help? We’re happy to assist!