The Disney World Hotels No One Regrets Booking

Choosing a hotel at Disney World can be a daunting task, and it’s all dependent on what you’re looking for.

Disney’s Grand Floridian

If budget is a factor, you  might consider a Value Resort, if not, then a Moderate or Deluxe Resort might be best for you. But how do you decide? And how do you avoid having regrets after booking your Disney World hotel?

We’re breaking down the hotels at Disney World that we never regret booking.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

One of the most beautiful resorts on Disney World property is the Yacht Club, which has a New England yacht club theme — there’s even a lighthouse out front. The hotel also sits right beside the water, and it’s one of the most relaxing places you can stay on-property.

Yacht Club

Inside, the nautical theming continues, and the rooms have nice little subtle Disney touches, like the curtains that have stars on them in constellations that form Disney characters. These rooms are also spacious and comfortable.

Yacht Club Standard Room ©Disney

The Yacht Club also has Stormalong Bay, which is one of the best pools you’ll find at Disney World. AND it has great views, while also being within walking distance to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, although you can also take a relaxing boat ride to and from both parks. It’s also close to the BoardWalk, Beach Club, and Walt Disney World Swan, Swan Reserve, and Dolphin, so there’s plenty of great dining to choose from, too.

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Port Orleans Resorts

When it comes to staying at either of the two Port Orleans Resorts, French Quarter and Riverside, both are real winners. Not only do you get two Louisiana-inspired hotels in one, but both are beautiful on their own. French Quarter makes you feel like it’s Mardi Gras year-round, with plenty of colorful details and intricate wrought iron.

Port Orleans — French Quarter

And Riverside is all about country living in an antebellum mansion or a cozy cabin near the Mississippi River.

One of the best aspects of staying at Port Orleans Resort is access to BOTH Resorts’ amenities. For example, guests at French Quarter can pop over to Riverside to splash around in its massive Ol’ Man River pool (and vice versa).

Port Orleans Riverside

Both resorts are also near the water, and we would probably argue that if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, both resorts are perfect for that.  There are also good options for dining, and this is the only place at Disney World where you can get Mickey Beignets.

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Disney’s Pop Century Resort

So far, we’ve mentioned a Deluxe and a Moderate Resort, but what about budget hotels we’ll never regret booking? At the top of our list is Disney’s Pop Century Resort. First, because it is a Value Resort, that means we’re spending a lot less on it. But this hotel also has some fun theming that takes guests through all the fun pop culture icons of the decades.

Pop Century

The rooms are also newly renovated, with plenty of organization, great use of space, and lots of electrical and USB outlets to plug your devices into (this is often one of our biggest complaints about some hotels because we have a lot of devices to charge).

Pop Century Room

But Pop Century also has the Skyliner, so you can get to several other resorts, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios with ease.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

You’ll find the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels right next door to the Yacht Club, so it has all the same location-based benefits that Yacht Club has — it has lots of great dining, and it’s within walking distance of EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

But these two hotels are also the best-priced in the area and cost considerably less than other EPCOT-area Resorts.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Room

Although the Swan and Dolphin are not Disney-owned resorts, they generally get the same perks, PLUS if you’re a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards member, you can use your points to book a stay here as the Resorts are owned by Marriott.

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Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is where the Disney Vacation Club member rooms are, but you don’t have to be a DVC member to book them — they’re also available by renting DVC points. And you’ll want to consider that if you want one of the most peaceful and quiet stays at Disney World.

Bay Lake Tower

And although there aren’t any restaurants in Bay Lake Tower per se, it’s just a quick walk over to The Contemporary, where you can dine with Mickey and friends at Chef Mickey’s, grab a quick bite at Contempo Cafe or indulge at two of Disney World’s best restaurants, California Grill and the brand new Steakhouse 71. AND you can take the Monorail to check out the dining options at Disney’s Polynesian Village and Grand Floridian Resorts, too.

Steakhouse 71 Entrance

You can also walk to Magic Kingdom from here, but if you want to save your feet, you have the option of taking the Monorail directly to the park.

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So these are the hotels at Disney World that we’ve never regretted booking, and we think you will have zero regrets if you book them, too. And we’ll continue to get you all the best tips we can about accommodations at Disney World, so stay tuned for more.

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What Disney World hotel do you not regret booking? Let us know in the comments!

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