All The Resorts At Disney World Orlando Guide

All The Resorts At Disney World Orlando Guide

Walt Disney World Resorts come in all shapes and sizes. From budget friendly Disney themed resorts at $100 a night to more luxurious accommodations at over $1000 a night, there are a lot of options to choose from. Of course, choosing the right Disney Resort becomes even more difficult when you consider the importance of transportation options, on site restaurants, and your budget. We’re going to break down all the different kinds of resorts and what you can expect at each. So, that you can pick the best Disney World resort that’s best for you.

For starters, Disney World Resorts come in three different price levels; Disney Value Resorts, Disney Moderate Resorts, and Disney Deluxe Resorts. Each has a different price range, and all offer different themes. From classic Disney movies to Spanish architecture, and Old Key West, there are over 30 resorts at Disney World also offering different amenities, transportation options, and price points. Here, we’ll dive into the resorts at Disney that you can choose from. Remember that Walt Disney World is separated into 4 Parks. As such there are 4 resort areas to explore.

Disney World Map

Okay, let’s get acclimated. The Disney Resorts List includes Disney hotels that are part of each area of the Disney World Map. As such Resorts are separated both into categories by price point and park area. For instance a resort in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area will you get closest to that park and make the bus ride shorter. This is helpful Disney information if you’re planning to spend most of your time at a certain park. Here are all the resorts within each of the Disney World Resort Areas.

Animal Kingdom Area Resorts

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

EPCOT Area Resorts

  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Magic Kingdom Area Resorts

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Disney Springs Area Resorts

  • Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Old Key West Resort
  • Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney Value Resorts

The cheapest resorts at Disney World are the Disney Value Resorts. They are also the resorts at Disney World that have the most Disney theming. As a result, these resorts are best for families with young children. These resorts include pools, an arcade, a food court, and Movies Under the Stars, shown nightly. By far the most fun Disney resorts, this category often sees school groups, travel groups, and sports teams.

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Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

A Disney Value Resort, All Star Movies offers everything you need to feel like you’re staying at Disney. On property perks include all the basics like complimentary transportation, a gift shop, food court, pools, laundry facilities and an arcade. We love that staying here gets you withing walking distance of All Star Music and All Star Sports too!

  • Location: 1901 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8412 (407) 939-7000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $100-400/ night, $220/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Disney movie fans, families traveling on a budget and guests who plan to spend most of their time at the Parks.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort features larger-than-life characters from your favorite films. With characters from Toy Story, 101 Dalmatians and more, this resort is perfect for the Disney movie lover. Each building is themed to a different movie. Currently, the buildings in this resort include 101 Dalmatians, Fantasia, Toy Story, The Mighty Ducks, and The Love Bug. Read our Review of Disney All Star Movies Resort.

All Star Music Pools at Disney World

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All Star Music Resort is budget friendly and themed to represent several types of Music genres including Jazz, Broadway, Calypso, Country, and Rock n’ Roll. You can hear music in each area to help get you in the mood for the day. With a central food court, pools, laundry facilities and even picnic tables outside in the Country Music section, this value resort is perfect for your first trip to Disney World.

  • Location: 1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8436 (407) 939-6000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $100-400/ night, $220/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Disney music fans, and families traveling on a budget, planning to spend their days in the parks. 

As the only Disney All-Star Resort offering Family suites, this hotel offers a variety of room options, on a budget. It’s a fun atmosphere and offers sports theming throughout the resort. Read our Review of the Disney All Star Music Resort.

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Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Perfect for the sports fan this resort comes complete with larger-than-life sports elements, and Mickey and Friends covering the commissary with fun sports scenes. You can find areas themed to Football, Basketball, Tennis, Surfing and Baseball.

  • Location: 1701 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8401 (407) 939-5000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $100-400/ night, $220/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Disney sports fans, and families traveling on a budget, planning to spend their days in the parks. 

Sometimes host to championship teams, this resort features two pools, and can get a bit rowdy! If you’re looking for a fun atmosphere for your sports fans, this is it.

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Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort showcases pop culture through the years with nods to things like Play-Doh, Mr. Potato Head, and fads from the 1950s through the 1990s. Disney’s Pop Century Resort has access to Disney’s Skyliner and offers a walking path that connects it to the back end of Art of Animation.

  • Location: 1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8433, (407) 938-4000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus, and Disney Skyliner
  • Cost: $150-580/ night, 250/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Fans of pop culture. Families and guests who want easy transportation access to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios via the Skyliner.

With the Art of Animation being with walking distance, you can get easy access to a second gift shop, food court and grounds. You can even rent a Surrey Bike to explore these two resorts. Read our Review of Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Disney Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Fans of Disney LOVE this resort. The larger than life Cars section, Ursula Statue and Lion King decorations make it worth the visit. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is all about animation. It is themed around Disney animated films and features The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Finding Nemo and Cars sections. Art of Animation also has the most family suites of any Disney resort and combined with the theming, it’s a great place for families to stay.

  • Location: 1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8436 (407) 939-6000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus, and Disney Skyliner
  • Cost: $150-580/ night, 250/ night average, 500/ night for a Family Suite

Who will Love Staying Here? Disney Animation fans. Families and guests who want easy transportation access to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios via the Skyliner.

Home to standard Little Mermaid Rooms, family suites and some of the best decor that Disney themed hotels has to offer, Art of Animation is sometimes pricier than expected, but offers good transportation options and is in walking distance of Pop Century. Read our Review of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. 

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds at Disney

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

One of our favorite resorts, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is a destination all its own. A vast property, this resort offers campsites, RV spaces, and Cabins. This resort is 750 acres, making it the largest on Walt Disney World property. You can even Rent an RV at Disney Fort Wilderness, if you don’t have one of your own.

  • Location: 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8415 (407) 824-2900
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus, and Disney Boat
  • Cost: $100-400/ night, $220/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Camping families, outdoor fans, dog owners, and families looking for a place to stay close to Magic Kingdom.

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is a whole vacation all on it’s own! With 3 restaurants, multiple gift shops, trails, a dog park, playground, golf cart rentals, a marina and even horseback riding there is plenty to do here! We love the Fort Wilderness Cabins if you’re looking for somewhere fancy to stay, and during the holidays the whole resort gets decorated by guest campers. Read our Review of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds.

Disney Moderate Resorts

At Disney Moderate Resorts you can find elevated amenities, a restaurant on property, and additional transportation options. This category of resorts doesn’t typically have too much Disney theming, but offer a more relaxed stay than you’d find at the Value resorts.

Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Ready for a vacation in the Islands? Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is one of the largest on property and offers up brightly colored buildings all named after an island. Aruba, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad, and Barbados are all included. With a Pirate themed pool area, Sebastian’s Bistro, the New Disney Little Mermaid Rooms and Disney Skyliner access this resort is perfect for pirate and princess fans.

  • Location: 1114 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8411 (407) 934-3400
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus, and Disney Skyliner
  • Cost: $190- 600/ night, 300/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families wanting an island vacation, with easy transportation access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is right next to Disney’s Riviera Resort, offering access to more restaurants, grounds, and even a bocce ball court. This is one of our favorite resorts at Disney World. With modern rooms, and separated bathroom and vanity facilities, this is a great place to stay if you’re looking for something more sophisticated than the Value Resorts, but cheaper than the Deluxe level hotels. Read our Review of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Gran Destino Tower Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

A very large resort property, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort boasts a blend of Spanish, Mexican and Southwest American influences. Home to the Gran Destino Tower, the Toledo Restaurant and Barcelona Lounge, this resort offers a variety of experiences, and room types. With decks overlooking the water, and sprawling grounds you will have plenty to explore while staying here.

  • Location: 1001 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8403 (407) 939-1000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus
  • Cost: $190- 600/ night, 300/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests who don’t need a lot of “Disney” in their hotel decor and want more resort amenities to enjoy.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is the only moderate resort that offers club level concierge rooms. If you’re looking for a cheaper Disney Club Level option, then check out the Chronos Club Lounge at the Gran Destino Tower. Know that this resort is huge! If you’re staying here, make time for a resort day so you can explore it all.

Port Orleans French Quarter Ferry Boat TransportationDisney’s French Quarter Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter is the smallest resort in the moderate category, but also one of the most popular among Disney fans. Its romantic setting whisks you away to New Orleans French Quarter with cobblestone streets, gas lamps, and even live Jazz music on the weekends. With winding streets, featuring gorgeous New Orleans architecture, this resort boasts many little spaces for lounging; benches, lawns, and a path along the river.

  • Location: 2201 Orleans Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8424 (407) 934-5000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Offers Boat Transportation to Disney Springs.
  • Cost: $190- 600/ night, 300/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Fans of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Families and guests looking for a boutique hotel experience, near Disney Springs.

The French Quarter Resort includes Scat Cat’s Lounge, a cafe that serves beignets, and an elaborate Triton pool. With easy boat access to Disney Springs, this resort also has a walking path to the nearby Disney Riverside Resort, giving you easy access additional trails, restaurants and surrey bikes for rental. Read our Review of Disney’s French Quarter Resort.

Disney Port Orleans Riverside

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Next door to Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside. Situated along the Sassagoula River you’ll find nods to the romance and charm of rural Louisiana. Super relaxing, this resort is separated into two areas. Magnolia Terrace features plantation style buildings and Alligator Bayou is themed to the marshes of the south.

  • Location: 1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8514 (407) 934-6000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Offers Boat Transportation to Disney Springs.
  • Cost: $190- 600/ night, 300/ night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Fans of Princess and the Frog. Families and guests looking for a place to stay near Disney Springs that want vacation to feel like vacation.

Disney’s Riverside Resort feels removed from the chaos of the parks and offers a relaxing atmosphere, filled with trails. You can even book a carriage ride as part of your stay. Riverside is also home to the Princess Rooms at Disney World, featuring a Disney princess decorated room you can’t get anywhere else. Read our full Review of Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort for the map, room types and details.

Disney Deluxe Resorts

Disney Deluxe Resorts are the best of the best resorts at Walt Disney World. This category of Disney Resort also includes Club Level Concierge options, Villas and Disney Vacation Club Member Suites. Check out the Resorts and Walt Disney World that offer Club Level Concierge Rooms.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is the perfect getaway for the adventurer. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is beautifully themed to make you feel like you’ve stepped right into Africa. From the meticulous details to the savanna that can be seen on the property, this resort is one of a kind. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to two separate buildings: Jambo House and Kidani Village, the Sanaa Restaurant and life size animal gingerbread displays at Christmastime.

  • Location: 2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8410, (407) 938-3000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? People who love wildlife, and animals. Families and Guests looking for a budget-friendly deluxe resort.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge includes standard rooms, and club-level rooms. The Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna View Rooms are the most coveted. With balconies that allow you views of the roaming wildlife, including giraffe, zebra, and pelicans, it’s a truly unique experience. Closest to Animal Kingdom, it’s about a 10 minute bus ride to the park. One of the best club-level hotels at Disney, read more about the Kilimanjaro Club at Animal Kingdom Lodge. And learn more about this resort in our Review of Animal Kingdom Lodge post.

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort

A fan favorite, with a beachy lobby that smells like aloe, a volleyball court on the front lawn, and one of the best pools at Disney World, The Beach Club is the closest resort to EPCOT Cart. Situated on the Disney BoardWalk, this resort means easy access to restaurants, shops, other shops, EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. A Deluxe Resort, it’s also often one of the most expensive.

  • Location: 1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8443 (407) 934-8000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests that want to be close to EPCOT Park, the Disney BoardWalk, or Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s Beach Club includes a variety of room types including villas and club-level rooms. Home to the Cape May character dining restaurant, this resort offers a New England style theme with subtle Disney theming. Read our full Review of Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

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Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Located on the Disney BoardWalk, this Disney resort is themed to the turn of the century Atlantic City boardwalk. Complete with fair games, carousel elements and colored buildings, this resort offers views of Crescent Lake, and is within walking distance to both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. As a deluxe resort, you can find gorgeously decorated rooms, a coffee bar in the lobby, and surrey bike rentals too.

  • Location: 2100 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8442 (407) 939-6200
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus, Disney Skyliner.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests looking for a fun upscale atmosphere, that want to be close to EPCOT Park, the Disney BoardWalk, or Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn offers easy access to Boardwalk restaurants like Trattoria al Forno, the AbracadaBar, and BoardWalk Ice Cream. This resort also includes the Belle Vue Lounge, as a place to grab a drink and listen to old time radio, while playing chess. Read our Review of Disney BoardWalk Inn Resort.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Room theme park view

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The closest resort to Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is themed to the 1980’s, featuring brutalist architecture and has a monorail line that runs through it. Highly desirable for it’s close proximity to the park, you can also stay at the connected Bay Lake Towers. Offering standard rooms, park view rooms, and DVC villas, this resort includes elements from The Incredibles in the rooms, and the original Mary Blair Grand Canyon Mural in the lobby.

  • Location: 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8413 (407) 824-1000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus, Disney Monorail, Disney Boat.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests that want to be close to Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is also home to the rooftop dining restaurant, California Grill, and the popular character dining restaurant, Chef Mickey. As a monorail resort, and within walking distance to the park, this deluxe resort tends to be pricier than others in this category. Read our Review of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is considered on of the best, and prettiest, resort at Walt Disney World. It’s also one of the most expensive. With a Victorian architectural style, this resort offers elegance, and is close to Magic Kingdom. Offering standard rooms, castle view rooms, and DVC villas, this resort has an Alice in Wonderland themed pool, and design elements from Mary Poppins. Restaurants here include the Enchanted Rose Lounge, Victoria and Albert’s, Citricos and the Grand Floridian Cafe.

  • Location: 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8451 (407) 824-3000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus, Disney Monorail, Disney Boat.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests looking for more luxury that want to be close to Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is also home to beaches, the Disney Wedding pavilion and boat rentals. As a Disney Monorail resort, staying here means you get easy access to not only Magic Kingdom, but also the Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It’s also easy to transfer at the TTC to take the monorail to EPCOT, as well as the Boat transportation to the Wilderness Resorts. Read our Review of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. 

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Old Key West Resort was designed to make guests feel like they have been transported to the Florida Keys. With lush palm trees and beautiful pastel buildings, and a laid-back island vibe, this waterfront location hosts only Disney Vacation Club Villas. They can be booked by anyone, but this resort does not hold standard guest rooms. As such you can expect to pay a little more here for your stay.

  • Location: 1510 North Cove Road, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8421 (407) 827-7700
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Fans of a Key West, Florida atmosphere, and those wanting to be within walking distance of the Disney Springs shopping center.

Deluxe Studio rooms, and DVC villas are options here, offering a full kitchen and multiple bedroom options to accommodate large families at Disney World. This resort also includes Olivia’s Cafe, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. As well as Surrey bike rentals, an arcade, and pools.

Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Offering a South Pacific atmosphere, this resort is themed to Moana, complete with lush landscapes, a tiki bar, and dole whip available on Pineapple Lanai. A monorail resort, you get easy access to Magic Kingdom Park, making this the perfect resort if you’re spending late nights at the parks. You can also find the popular Ohana Restaurant, and Tiki Terrace at this resort. Including standard rooms, castle view rooms, and DVC villas there are plenty of options for your stay.

  • Location: 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8423 (407) 824-2000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Disney Monorail. Disney Boat.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Moana fans, families and guests who want to feel like they’re on vacation. And those wanting to be close to Magic Kingdom Park.

One of our favorite things about the Polynesian, aside from the Dole Whip, are the beaches. You can also grab a meal at Kona Cafe, shop unique merchandise and search for Hidden Mickeys at this resort. Live music also plays at Tiki Terrace throughout the day.

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Disney’s Riviera Resort

While Disney’s Riviera Resort is a relatively small resort, it offers a European and Mediterranean setting, complete with a bocce ball court. Beautiful mosaics crawl the entry corridor featuring Peter Pan and Tangled. With views of the water and the nearby Caribbean Beach Resort, the Riviera is home to standard rooms, studio rooms, the Riviera Tower Suites and DVC suites. The rooftop restaurant, Topolino’s Terrace features a character breakfast and fine dining at dinner.

  • Location: 1080 Esplanade Avenue, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 828-7030
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Disney Skyliner.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests looking for an elegant stay, with easy access to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, via the Skyliner.

This resort offers a courtyard, pools, and beaches, plus walking paths that wrap the lagoon of Disney’s Caribbean Resort. We love the quiet spaces at this resort. Walt’s Library room features seating and books, while the Bar Riva lounge offers an open air dining atmosphere for hanging by the pool. And La Petit Cafe serves up pastries and coffee. Read our Review of Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is another resort offering Disney Vacation Club rooms only. Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is beautifully situated along Lake Buena Vista and across from Disney Springs. Modeled after historic Saratoga Springs in New York, this resort features beautifully colored Victorian-style buildings, this resort will transport you back in time.

  • Location: 1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8446 (407) 827-1100
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests wanting to be within walking distance of Disney Springs, and who plan on a variety of recreational activities during vacation.

Home to the Treehouse Villas, this resort offers a variety of rooms types, and is home to the Turf Bar and Grill Restaurant and Lounge. Nearest to Disney’s golf course, and Disney Springs, you can walk to both. This resort also offers a variety of recreation including volleyball courts, basketball courts, and tennis courts.

Wilderness Lodge Resort Review

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a Pacific Northwest themed resort, situated on the shores of Bay Lake. Inspired by National Park lodges, this resort is welcoming and rustic, with particular attention to detail that makes it unique. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers guests a cozy retreat, with a lobby featuring tall ceilings and a stone fireplace, complete with rocking chairs. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with pine trees, rock structures, waterfalls, a small creek and faux geyser that erupts every twenty minutes.

  • Location: 901 Timberline Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8426 (407) 824-3200
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Disney Boat.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Families and guests who want to stay near Magic Kingdom Park, and who love nature filled spaces.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is home to a variety of restaurants including the Whispering Canyon Cafe and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs character dining at Artist’s Point. This resort is often considered one of the best resorts at Christmastime and is well worth a visit during the holidays. Read our Review of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Disney Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The Yacht Club shares amenities with Disney’s Beach Club Resort, including some of the best pools at Disney World. As a resort, this one features New England and sailing elements in golds and blues. With a calm and relaxing atmosphere, this resort is upscale, and elegant. The Ale and Compass Restaurant and Lounge are just off the lobby, and the resort itself connects to the Beach Club through both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  • Location: 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8407 (407) 934-7000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Disney Boat. Disney Skyliner.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Guests and families looking for an upscale resort, close to the action without the chaos, while still be close to the parks.

This sprawling Disney Deluxe Resort is situated on the Disney Boardwalk, and located just between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. Near the Disney Skyliner, and walking paths, this resort is also close to the Swan and Dolphin Resorts, and the Fantasia Mini Golf Course! Read our Review of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

Disney Swan and Dolphin

Walt Disney World Dolphin

The Disney Dolphin Resort is located just outside the Disney BoardWalk and in the same area as the Swan Reserve and Swan Hotel. A large resort, conferences are sometimes hosted here. Filled with restaurants, and lounges, the Dolphin also includes beaches, pools and an entry pathway flanked by trees that light up at night. As some of the best hotels near Disney World, being Marriott Hotels means that you can earn and use your loyalty points here too.

  • Location: 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 934-4000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Disney Boat.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Disney adults looking for an upscale resort, close to the parks and the BoardWalk.

The Disney Dolphin is home to Todd English’s BlueZoo, and rooms with views of the Disney BoardWalk. You can rent Swan peddle boats here, and share the amenities of the Disney Swan resort too. And as this resort is within walking distance of both Epcot and Hollywood Studios, it’s a great choice if you’re hoping to stay close to the parks. Read our Review of the Disney Dolphin Resort.

Disney Swan and Dolphin

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel is a luxury boutique resort at Disney that offers a variety of room types. This resort is closest to Hollywood Studios, and has rooms with and without balconies, as well as suites and some even with full kitchens. There is also a boat dock at the Swan and Dolphin that offers transportation to and from EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. The Swan offers a quiet and quaint atmosphere.

  • Location: 1200 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 934-3000
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus. Disney Boat.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Disney adults who are looking for a resort without Disney theming, that is still within walking distance of the parks and BoardWalk.

The Swan is one of the Disney World hotels on property that offers the perks of a Disney resort, like MagicBand connection, Early Park Entry, and Extended Evening Hours. It is however, also a Marriott hotel, offering you the chance to earn and spend reward points. Read our Review of the Disney World Swan Hotel. 

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Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

The luxurious Swan Reserve offers a subdued atmosphere and rooms with a view of Disney’s BoardWalk. Easy and Elegant you can grab food from the lounge in the lobby, or the coffee shop here. Here you can find restaurants, pools, a gym, and the Fantasia Miniature Golf Course right across the parking lot.

  • Location: 1255 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (800) 227-1500
  • Transportation to the Parks: Complimentary Disney Bus.
  • Cost: $400-$800/ night, 600/night average

Who will Love Staying Here? Disney adults who want extra luxury and easy access to coffee and drinks. As well as being within walking distance of EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.

With the option to share amenities across the Swan and Dolphin Resorts, the Swan Reserve gives you all the perks of a luxury resort at Disney World. All while being within walking distance of the parks and BoardWalk.

Disney Resorts and Hotels at Walt Disney World 

Hopefully this list of Resorts at Disney World helps you with your Disney World Vacation Planning! Whether you’re looking for a hotel at a certain price, or theme or within a particular park area, this list can get you started on picking the right one. What is your favorite Disney Resort? What else should we share?

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