Ranking All the Magic Kingdom Resort Hotels

So you want to stay in a Disney World hotel near Magic Kingdom, but you have NO idea how to narrow down your choices.

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Whether you want to stay at a hotel within walking distance, a short Monorail ride, or a boat ride, you have several options to consider.

We turned to YOU in the form of AllEars reviews to use reader ratings to rank Magic Kingdom hotels! Take a look!

Below is our list of every single Magic Kingdom resort hotel from worst to best according to your reviews. Let’s check them out!

6. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Deluxe Resort)

SCORE: 8.22

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

“We loved our stay at the Grand Floridan! We have stayed at many other resorts on property and off. We fell in love with the Grand. It is the southern charm we are used to. We absolutely loved the cast members they went ABOVE AND BEYOND! The room size of a standard queen size room was amazing! We have two toddlers and it was very spacious with the crib, stroller, and luggage. My family and I agree that we’ve found our Disney Home.”

“Comfortable, clean, and beautiful. This is a lovely place to stay. It is [within] walking distance to Magic Kingdom and you can watch the fireworks from the property grounds. Nice quick service restaurant. We did not experience any noise issues and there were kids in the common area playing and screaming, but we couldn’t hear them when we shut the door.”

“It is definitely beautiful but we didn’t feel like it was worth the price tag. Although conveniently located near Magic Kingdom we had quite a long walk to our room from the monorail station, dining, shopping, etc. Although it’s very beautiful and was definitely on our bucket list it’s not a place I would recommend to my friends or clients over other resorts.”

5. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Deluxe Resort)

SCORE: 8.47


“This resort is very beautiful! I loved being able to watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom from the beach. Walking around at night was so cool with the tiki torches lit along the walkways. We actually got an upgrade to a DVC room, because we needed 2 beds and the first room only had one. The walk to the TTC was close and it was nice to hop on the ferry boat over the Magic Kingdom.”

“Beach views of Magic Kingdom and Happily Ever After audio pumped in onto the beach? With rum-spiked dole whip? With the option to eat at Ohana’s and drink at Trader Sam’s? With the monorail to Magic Kingdom and Epcot right there? This resort has it all, and unlike most deluxe resorts, is completely worth the price.”

“I really love the Polynesian. This is my family’s home hotel. We always stay in the Moorea building, and I really love it. While I am waiting for my family to get ready, I read in the Mini lobby in the building. It’s really nice, and super cozy. I love the beaches. It’s a nice hotel. It’s one of my favorite Disney hotels.”

4. The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort (Moderate Resort)

SCORE: 8.48

Fort Wilderness Cabin

“This is the best place for my family. I love having a driveway, not dealing with a parking lot or a lobby and elevators. Like renting a house. At Christmas time, all of our neighbors decorated their cabins.”

“Stayed one night [be]cause [we] got in early. Thought we would check these out. It was so nice! They are very cute and perfect for a family vacation. Lots of room and kitchen was nice. We liked we could park right outside the cabin. Was terrific for luggage. Nice tables and very comfortable beds.”

“It’s a Disney World original. I stayed at this resort as a young teen with my family and my extended family. 5 people in a cabin was a good fit. The kitchen and being able to cook meals is perfect for large families. The amenities make a resort day worth taking. The feel is way more relaxed than most resorts and there is a feeling of community [that] you don’t find at any other resort. Location is ok, the boat ride to Magic Kingdom is relaxing but it’s a bus to the other parks. One other thing, this resort is huge it has multiple internal bus loops. If your a first timer this resort might be too much.”

3. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

SCORE: 8.83

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

“We stay at the campground often in our motorhome with our 2 golden retrievers. All the cast members are great, especially Victor at Crockett’s Tavern! There are so many activities here that most of our trips don’t even include visiting the parks. There’s wildlife everywhere and we love riding in our golf cart looking at everyone’s decorations. The holidays here are like no other!”

“By far this is the best campground we have stayed at in our camper. It was a little pricey getting the camper down there (we came all the way from Missouri) but other than that we had a great little spot. We even had help from another camper to back into our spot (our initial pull in spot wasn’t ready so they asked if we be okay with this spot). We were close to the bus pick-up area and the meadow pool. It was neat when other campers and cast members left chalk pictures on our lot.”

“Fort Wilderness campground is a tranquil escape from the thrills and excitement of nearby theme parks. It truly feels like a wilderness with some of the amenities you would see in a resort hotel. The pools are serene (especially the quieter one near the cabin loops). The food is consistently good at Trail’s End. The two shops carry anything we would need and a nice selection of souvenirs to browse.”

2. Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Deluxe Resort)

SCORE: 8.92

Contemporary Resort and Pool

“The layout of this room is perfect for my family of 5! We have stayed in the tower twice with both a theme park view and most recently a Bay Lake view. We loved watching the Electrical Water Pageant from our balcony. The dining options are great, and although the pool is a bit plain my kids loved the slide and playing poolside games. The ease of walking to and from MK makes this resort one of our favorites!”

“Has been our favorite resort for 30+ years. We love all of them, but you can’t beat being able to walk to MK, and the Bay Lake side of the building is so peaceful it’s easy to get an escape from the crowds. Whenever we can swing it, we stay at the Contemporary.”

“The resort and service are awesome. We stayed here on our first trip to Walt Disney World and it helped us fall in love with Disney World. The location is super convenient and having the monorail station is very helpful as well. Our first trip was for a work trip so the hotel was paid for. Due to the price, we will probably never be able to stay there again.”

1. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort (Deluxe Resort)

SCORE: 9.21

Wilderness Lodge Resort

“Wilderness Lodge holds lots of happy memories for me. The food options are wonderful, [the] staff is extremely helpful, and the location is perfect. I can take a rest from the Disney life, and really enjoy the surroundings at the lodge.”

“Fabulous! This resort is stunning. The grand lobby is stunning. Beautiful resort with subtle Disney theme. Reminds you of Old Faithful Inn. Close to Magic Kingdom by ferry. Food options including Whispering Cafe are great. Would definitely stay here again.”

“This is by far the best hotel on Disney property! The theming is beautiful and tastefully Disney. Feels homey. Great transportation! Whispering Canyon is such a great restaurant. Great deluxe resort to stay at without paying 600-800 a night.”

And that’s a full look at every Magic Kingdom hotel according to AllEars reviews from readers. What do you think about these rankings? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own reviews for these hotels and more on our reviews page!

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One Reply to “Ranking All the Magic Kingdom Resort Hotels”

  1. The large picture representing the Polynesian Village Resort was not of the Polynesian. It was a picture of The Enchanted Tiki Room a wonderful audioanimatronic show in the Magic Kingdom. You were close. The Polynesian represents the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland like Contemporary being associated with Tomorrowland.

    Wilderness Lodge is quite convenient. Everything in one building is a plus and close to the Magic Kingdom. We had the pleasure of staying there at Christmas time.