See Three of the Best Walt Disney World Resorts (and the Worst!) — According to AllEars Reader Reviews!

We’re browsing AllEars reader reviews (you know we have reader reviews, right?) to see which Walt Disney World Resorts YOU loved (and loathed)!

Room we most want to stay in (but can’t)? The Cinderella Castle suite!

We’re taking a look at the top three Resorts according to our readers, and we gotta say: we’re a little surprised by some of the results! For the purpose of this post, we’re looking at the top three (and bottom one) that have ten or more reviews. Let’s see what you think about Disney World Resorts!

Favorite Resorts (According to AllEars Reader Reviews)

Fort Wilderness Campground

Although the Parks of Walt Disney World are an obvious draw for most guests, AllEars readers rated Fort Wilderness Campground a 9.33/10 because it’s so fun, they didn’t even need to leave the Campgrounds to have a good time!

Fort Wilderness

Other readers noted that the Campground is one of the cleanest they’ve ever experienced, and amenities like the nightly campfire made for a relaxing stay. Agree? Disagree? Click below to leave your own review!

Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This elegant spot is a bucket list item for a lot of Disney World fans, and the fact that our readers rate it so highly is a mark of how well the Villas meet those high expectations.

Animal Kingdom Lodge — Jambo House

Animal Kingdom Lodge has a great reputation for excellent accommodations, fantastic food, and almost instant access to watch the animals who live on the Resort’s savanna.

Jambo House accommodations

While the villas rank 9.1/10, standard stays at Animal Kingdom Lodge still earned an 8.44, making this Resort a solid choice for anyone who wants to stay close to their animal friends.

Least Favorite Resorts (According to AllEars Reader Reviews)

Walt Disney World Dolphin

This Epcot-area Resort isn’t Disney-owned, but the proximity to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and other renowned Epcot-area Resorts (Beach Club, Yacht Club, and BoardWalk Inn & Villas) means the Dolphin (and its sister Resort, Swan) are centrally located in one of the best spots in all of Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World Dolphin

So why the 6.41/10 rating? Prior to a mid-2010s room renovation, rooms were described as unclean and — eek! — crawling with ants. But more recent reviews rate the hotel highly, and with relatively recent room upgrades and beautiful new spaces throughout the Resort, it’s primed for a comeback. Click below to rate and review the Dolphin if you want it to go from worst to first!

What do you think, have AllEars readers nailed their rankings? Let us know in the comments, and leave some reviews of your own!


Sarah is a former high school English teacher, mom of three, and a (nearly) life-long writer. She's worked with since 2018 and loves sharing the Disney magic with readers.

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4 Replies to “See Three of the Best Walt Disney World Resorts (and the Worst!) — According to AllEars Reader Reviews!”

  1. I absolutely love the Dolphin, it has class and the same room you get at Boardwalk and Yacht/Beach for much less. The pool is awesome. The restaurants exceptional and its at backgate to Epcot. I have never had bad experience there. Only complaint is rooms not ever being available early.

  2. I agree with Fort Wilderness but least favorite Doplhin Swan he** no.
    Last 3 trips we stayed at the Dolphin, less than 220$ total per night, Amazing resort bars food pools views to many restaurants to list amazing. Walk to Epcot and Studios. At least 200$ cheaper than any other Boardwalk area resort. Seriously 220$ Dolphin or $425 for Beach Club, what a waste of money for the same location. And the Dolphin Swan resorts and rooms have all been upgraded and are simply amazing now. Some rooms at the Beach Club and Yacht Club are 15 years old, sure they are updating them but SLOWLY. And sorry but we are 50 our kids are older and the people at the Dolphin Swan are generally older well dressed and with out kids. Quiet bars pools Everywhere.