The Best Off-Site Hotels for Your Walt Disney World Trip

Though we do like to stay at and review the Disney World Resort hotels, they’re not the only options to lay your head on a Walt Disney World vacation.

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista ©Disney

In fact, there are some downright stellar off-property hotels in Orlando that could be perfect for your Disney trip. Whether you’re looking for something a little more inexpensive or with a few more options, these hotels have got you covered.

These are the best off-site Disney area hotels to consider for your trip!

B Resort & Spa

The B is located within walking distance of Disney Springs and has some pretty great perks. Several members of the AllEars team have stayed there and loved it!

©B Resort & Spa

Not only does this hotel offer on-site dining options (like a Joffrey’s!) and family-flexible rooms, it also offers Disney perks like Early Theme Park Entry and complimentary shuttles to and from the parks.

Disney Springs Hilton

As another Disney World Official Hotel, the Hilton at Disney Springs also offers Disney perks. It’s also located within walking distance of Disney Springs!


On top of that, this accommodation option offers casual dining options, two heated outdoor pools, and ample outdoor spaces. The Bonnet Creek Hilton is lovely too!

Universal Orlando Hotels

If your trip isn’t limited just to Disney, you might want to opt to stay on property at Universal Orlando Resort. These hotels offer tons of perks to the Universal theme parks and aren’t too far from Disney either.

Aventura Hotel Pool

You can choose from Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Gaylord Palms Resort 

Gaylord Palms Resort by Marriott is located in Kissimmee, pretty close to Disney World, Gatorland, SeaWorld Orlando, Cypress Springs Water Park, LEGOLAND, and more!

©Gaylord Palms Resort

Plus, this hotel has a whole water park on the hotel’s property! It’s exclusive for those staying at the hotel and has a bunch of cool slides. We’ve also had a few readers stay at Sheraton Vistana Villas by Marriott, and they loved it!

Margaritaville Resort 

If there’s a hotel chain that has a fan following, this one might be it! The Margaritaville Resort in Orlando is fairly new and offers high-end accommodations, world-class dining and entertainment, and relaxing facilities and amenities.

©Margaritaville Resort

As with many off-property hotels, you’ll want to make sure you have a plan for transportation from Margaritaville. A rideshare will likely be $10-$20. Renting a car or bringing your own car is a great option, too!

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

This next one might not work for everyone, but it could be an option for you! If you have a car and a few days without park tickets, consider staying at the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration.

©Bohemian Hotel

It’s near a big lake you can walk around, lots of little shops and restaurants, and it’s in the “town that Disney built.” Pro tip! There’s a super cool light show in one of the Celebration neighborhoods during Halloween and the holidays.

Four Seasons Resort

The Four Seasons Resort at Disney World could be a great option if you’re looking for true luxury at the price of Disney luxury — or even cheaper! The hotel has a private five-acre water park, an adults-only pool, a world-class spa and golf, and award-winning dining.

©Four Seasons

Plus, it’s a Disney-friendly hotel with all the perks like complimentary transportation, and the hotel even has a character dining offering at Ravello!


And if none of these hotels strike your fancy, you can always rent through a service like Airbnb or Niido for short term rentals. You can find entire places that are fully furnished and sometimes even themed for the same price or cheaper than a hotel room.

Welcome to Walt Disney World!

We recommend getting a place with a private pool for some added pizzazz! We will note that having a car is a big plus when using rentals like these, but you can often find close enough properties that rideshare doesn’t get too expensive.

Which are your favorite off-site hotels for a Disney vacation? Tell us in the comments!

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7 Replies to “The Best Off-Site Hotels for Your Walt Disney World Trip”

  1. Just left Disney yesterday and stayed at the Candlewood Suites Buena Vista. It was amazing, newly opened in 2020, and you get a studio apartment with a small kitchen. Great for families/anyone trying to save money and not eat out every meal. We got the bus to Disney Springs for $2, and 10 minute Uber to all the parks.

  2. The hilton you feature is Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, there are 2 different hiltons in Disney springs. Also Can’t Believe Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is not mentioned, it is always listed as one of the top off property resorts. It is absolutely stunning.

  3. My family and friends have been staying at The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Great hotel with a water slide, hot tubs, waterfalls and under the waterfalls caves that you can swim from one large pool to an even larger pool. Excellent service and restaurants. Management is top notch. Top 100 golf course and rock climbing near a private lake.

  4. VRBO is another great site to find affordable condos and vacation homes. We were able to find a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo a 5 minute drive from the southern side of Disney property for $800 for a week. Condo had a full kitchen so we saved even more money on food costs.

  5. We love the Marriott hotels at Flamingo Crossing. It’s a 15 min drive to most of Disney parks, but there is free breakfast and most rooms have a kitchenette. The pool is nice sized and there is free parking! It’s a nice break from the busy-ness of the parks when you have littles.

  6. While we have stayed “on property” our favorite is the Hilton on Hotel Plaza Blvd. A few minite walk to Disney Springs, a beautiful pool area, several dining choices, short walk to Crossroads . . . just a few advantages. Have also stayed at nearby Whyndom, Holiday Inn and Best Western. All acceptable options.

  7. We’ve been enjoying the Grove Orlando. Water park included, al rooms are 2 bed 2 bath or bigger (with full kitchens), and about 15 mins from parks. Near Animal Kingdom.