Where to stay at Florida’s Disney World
There is a huge range of on-site Disney hotels to choose from during your holiday at Disney World in Florida, so we’ve gone beyond the stats to bring you a rundown of every hotel and what to expect from your stay there:
Animal Kingdom Lodge
The Animal Kingdom Lodge puts you in the middle of an African wildlife preserve, surrounded by free-roaming animals that get amazingly close to the hotel. It also features a beautifully themed zero entry pool, a full range of restaurants and health club and spa. Perfect for animal lovers!
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Within walking distance of Epcot and based on the shores of Crescent Lake, this seaside-themed resort is known for the amazing three-acre pool area, which features a 150 ft slide and sandy bottom.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Also based on the Crescent Lake, this resort is themed around a bygone era and features a wooden boardwalk. A host of entertainment is available with shops, restaurants, clubs, and carnival games, and it’s within walking distance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Based around Bay Lake, this futuristic resort features a monorail that passes through the main building to get you to your favourite Disney destinations in style, as well as a range of restaurants, shops and fabulous views.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
For true luxury, this resort can accommodate any wish, from fine dining to pampering in the gorgeous spa. You can visit the rest of the parks by monorail, or just enjoy the range of swimming complexes here.
Just across from the Magic Kingdom and nestled on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, Disney’s Polynesian provides a tropical experience with its volcano-themed pool and a monorail to take you around the parks.
Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts
Close to both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot, these resorts offer spacious rooms, a sprawling three-acre pool complex and a range of amazing dining options.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
One of the more intimate resorts and set in woodland surroundings, the Disney Wilderness Lodge‘s atrium features an 82 ft stone fireplace and its pool houses a cascading waterfall. Restaurants, lounges and watercraft rentals are also available.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Harking back to the days of New England seaside splendour, this resort is the perfect backdrop for those wanting to relax in style. Within walking distance of Epcot, the resort’s three acre Stormalong Bay pool complex includes a 150 ft slide and also has a sandy bottom.
Moderately Priced Resorts
Disney’s Caribbean Beach
This resort is island themed and a 45 acre lake surrounds it. Caribbean Beach features seven pools, tropical décor and white sandy beaches.
Disney’s Coronado Springs
The resort consists of three American south-west themed areas around a beautiful lake. The main pool is Aztec themed and is one of the best available, with a 40 ft pyramid and stunning, cascading waterfall.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
This resort boasts plenty of southern charm with its “Ol’ Man Island” swimming complex, stately mansions and stunning gardens. Rooms can accommodate a family of five, provided one child is under nine years old, and you’ll also have access to the French Quarter’s amenities.
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
Themed around New Orleans Mardi Gras, there’s a fun dragon slide and alligator fountains at the main pool. You will also have access to Riverside’s amenities too.
Value Disney Resorts
Disney’s value resorts include the All Star Movies, All Star Music, All Star Sports, Art of Animation and Pop Century hotels. All these resorts provide basic hotel accommodation that differ in their themes and facilities, with bus routes connecting visitors to the parks. If you’re more bothered about being out and about in Disney World than staying in your hotel room, these budget resorts could be a great choice.