No Disney World vacation is complete without a magical place to stay. These 10 amazing hotels are the perfect way to start that vacation!
Disney’s Grand Floridian, Orlando, Florida
A trip to Walt Disney World is a unique experience for the whole family. With four large parks, hundreds of charming attractions, mountains of delicious restaurants, and plenty of other activities around Orlando, visitors will likely spend several days exploring the area. Fortunately, Disney World features many great hotels that will start the vacation off with a truly magical experience. Located near some of the most popular theme parks, these hotels feature luxurious amenities, themed décor, and one-of-a-kind experiences that leave a lasting memory. We have compiled a list of the 10 most magical getaways to help you plan a wonderful trip to the wonderful Walt Disney World!
10/10 Contemporary Disney Resort
Sleek, modern and recently renovated, this contemporary Disney Resort is one of the best places to start a journey from the Magic Kingdom! This hotel was an original Disney World hotel, and the Disney Magic Kingdom Monorail train runs directly through the hotel. On top of that, the hotel boasts coveted views of popular sites like Bay Lake, Seven Seas Lake, and the Magic Kingdom itself!
9/10 Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
This Disney World hotel is the perfect place for families near the parks! Opened in 2012, this colorful hotel is designed as a budget option for those who want to explore Walt Disney World. While the amenities aren’t the most luxurious, this hotel is always one of the most popular. The excellent location, spacious family suites, and on-site restaurant ensure an amazing experience at this family-friendly hotel!
: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
: 1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
means of comfort
: Pool, Bar, Lounge, Counter Service Restaurant, Laundry Services, Pets Allowed (Upon Request), Game Room, Disney Decor, Free Wifi
8/10 Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of this Port Orleans resort. Modeled after New Orleans’ French Quarter, this small resort has special touches like cobblestone streets, jazz ambiance, and festive Mardi Gras characters. Take a relaxing stroll along the Sasagoula River, or find a nearby restaurant for a taste of Cajun and Creole food!
7/10 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Inn
The Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the most unique and exclusive hotels in Disney World. Boasting a soaring lobby with stunning architecture, this hotel is sure to impress as soon as guests walk through the front door. Right next to the Animal Kingdom theme park, this hotel is on the smaller side than some of these resorts, but is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the parks. It really is an extra magical holiday when giraffes roam right outside the window.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
means of comfort
: swimming pool, water slide, fitness center, bar, restaurant, park views, animal watching, balconies, buffet
6/10 Disney Coronado Springs
Originally designed to attract convention attendees, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is the perfect escape from the average prices. With a mix of Latin touches and scenic vistas, this resort isn’t as family-friendly as some of the others, but that doesn’t mean it can’t provide fun. With a Mayan pyramid-style pool, a large waterslide, and three other pools, this hotel isn’t just for entrepreneurs.
5/10 Disney Boardwalk Villas
With a short stroll to Epcot and an easy boat ride to Hollywood Studios, BoardWalk Villas are the perfect Disney World getaway. This colorful hotel features spacious rooms with up to three bedrooms making it great for a large family or group trip. The hotel offers a swimming pool with a large water slide, tennis courts and fitness facilities for a fun-filled holiday. With easy access to area restaurants, this Disney hotel is a no-brainer!
4/10 Disney Riviera Resort
An extra magical vacation awaits you at Disney’s newest resort! The Disney Riviera Resort is inspired by European design and then infused with Disney sensibilities. Featuring palm trees, beautiful terraces and gardens, this is truly a sight to behold. There is a range of rooms, from smartly designed studios to spacious villas for any type of traveler or group. With European-style restaurants and a Mediterranean-style pool, this is a truly unique Disney experience.
3/10 Disney’s Grand Floridian
Disney visitors looking to pamper themselves among the amazing days at Disney should look no further than this luxury hotel. Disney’s Grand Floridian features on-site spa services for a relaxing break from the day’s adventures. Just a short walk from the Magic Kingdom, this hotel has amazing views of the fireworks without having to enter the park. Guests can also sample some of the best restaurants right in the hotel!
2/10 Disney Beach Club Resort
Located right on Crescent Lake and featuring an amazing water park, this hotel is sure to start the vacation off in a truly magical way. The Disney Beach Club Resort features a New England-inspired aesthetic and is located near both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The big draw for this hotel is Stormalong Bay, a popular Disney World water park that comes with large outdoor pools, a lazy river, and a waterslide!
1/10 Disney World Wilderness Lodge Resort
Part of Disney’s luxury hotels, this stunning spot is sure to provide an extra magical experience. Designed to feel like a national park lodge, the Disney World Wilderness Lodge is sure to evoke feelings of being in Yellowstone combined with the magic of Disney. The hotel is packed with amenities, including the excellent Artist Point restaurant, two large swimming pools, and a waterslide. All this and the prime location makes this a great hotel!