Accommodations In and Around Walt Disney World
A Walt Disney World Resort hotel can almost be as much fun to visit as one of the theme parks! Each Resort has its own theme and the details are carried out to near perfection.
But with 30 or so Walt Disney World Resorts to choose from, not to mention all the off-site hotels and vacation homes, which Resort is the best one for you?
Disney World Resorts are divided into price categories with amenity levels to match. The Resorts are broken into:
Each of the Resorts is examined in more detail in its own fact sheet (linked below), as well as in a selection of interior and exterior photos. Fact Sheets for each of the hotels are presented here as a guide to help you decide where to stay during your Walt Disney World vacation. Information includes types of accommodations, current room rates, amenities included, and contact information.
The column on the left of this page lists each of the Walt Disney World Resorts, plus a few that are on Disney property but operated by other companies. To see the Fact Sheet for a resort, just click on the appropriate link. We have also compiled guest comments on some resorts — you’ll find the link to these under the Resort names as well.
Amenities at Value Resorts include food courts, pizza delivery, luggage service (hourly), swimming pools, and Disney transportation in the form of buses and (in the case of Pop Century and Art of Animation) the Skyliner.
Amenities at Moderate Resorts include full-service restaurants, food courts, room service (limited), luggage service, swimming pools with a slide and hot tub, on-site recreation, and bus, boat, or Skyliner transportation.
Amenities include full-service restaurants, room service, luggage service, valet parking, swimming pools, beach access, on-site recreation, monorail, boat, or bus transportation.
Deluxe Resorts include Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Inn, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian Village, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club and Beach Club, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Coming in the future is an immersive Star Wars-themed resort.
Amenities at these resorts offer full-service restaurants, kitchen facilities, pizza delivery, luggage service, swimming pools, on-site recreation, front-door parking, flexible room arrangements, bus, boat, or Skyliner transportation.
Disney Vacation Club Resorts include: Old Key West, BoardWalk Villas, Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge, Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, Beach Club Villas, Animal Kingdom Villas, Kidani Village at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs, the Villas at the Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort, Polynesian Village Resort Villas and Bungalows, and Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at the Wilderness Lodge, and Disney’s Riviera Resort.
In a category of its own: Fort Wilderness Campground
As of October 15, 2017, Walt Disney World made four hotels pet-friendly: Disney’s Yacht Club, Port Orleans Riverside, Art of Animation, and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Read our page on Pet-Friendly Hotel Rooms for more details.
Pets may also be boarded at the Best Friends Pet Care kennel across from Port Orleans Riverside.
AllEars.Net offers Reader Reviews on all Disney Resorts (and restaurants and tours, etc). Here are the favorite Resorts of our readers in each category:
Art of Animation / All Star Music — Value
Port Orleans French Quarter — Moderate
Grand Floridian / Wilderness Lodge — Deluxe
Grand Floridan Villas / Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas — Disney Vacation Club
Grand Floridian Club / Wilderness Lodge — Concierge “Club” Service
AllEars.net presents sponsored information on a number of other off-site accommodations, many of which often offer special rates (see below) to readers.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort — SPECIAL Rate code: ALL EARS offers a 5% discount off the best available rate, on any given day based on hotel availability. The code can only be used via telephone bookings. To make reservations for the Swan or Dolphin call: 888-828-8850.