You can save a lot of money and hassle when booking these Disney World properties
Heading to Walt Disney World can be fun, stressful, exhilarating, and exhausting—all at the same time! Making sure that the family has some downtime is essential. One way to help parents with the whirlwind of a Disney vacation is to stay at a relaxing hotel that makes it easy to access the parks without hopping in the car.
Luckily two types of hotels do just those things! Those designated a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel offer a Guest Services desk to help with Disney ticket purchasing, offer park shuttles, and meet Disney standards for quality and service. There are also partner hotels located directly on the Disney World property not owned by Disney that offer proximity and perks to guests staying there, making it that much easier to have a magical Disney World vacation the family has always imagined. Here are some of our favorites:
Caribe Royale | Orlando
Multiple pools, an arcade, a spa, bike rentals, a two-story fitness center, and seven restaurants and bars await families staying at this Good Neighbor resort. Located only one and a half miles from EPCOT, free shuttle transportation is available to all Disney parks and the Disney Springs shopping village. Theme park tickets are also available to be purchased at the resort. When it’s time for some sleep, choose from a one-bedroom suite or two-bedroom villa so the family has plenty of space for all their souvenirs.
Online: Caribe Royale
Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando | Orlando
Located four miles from Disney, this Good Neighbor Hotel has an outdoor pool, restaurant, game room, and room service for those nights after a long day at the parks. Connecting rooms gives larger families the ability to have more space. With an in-room refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and the ability to bring your pet, it will feel even more like home.
The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando | Winter Garden
Ready for an adventure? This resort and water park has everything families visiting Disney World could ask for. Spacious two and three-bedroom suites allow up to eight people to be together while giving parents their own area. But with so much to do, you won’t be in your room for long. The on-site water park offers multiple pools and slides, while the pier on Lake Austin allows fishing and watersports. There’s also an arcade and kids’ activity center. When it’s time to go to Disney World, this Good Neighbor Hotel provides a shuttle to Disney World, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT. Don’t forget to get your tickets in advance at the concierge desk to avoid lines at the parks.
Online: The Grove Resort
B Resort & Spa | Lake Buena Vista
Designated as an official Disney World hotel and located directly on Disney property, this resort is less than one mile from Disney Springs. When not taking the complimentary shuttle service to one of the four Disney parks, guests can enjoy one of three on-site restaurants, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a zero-entry pool. Kids also have their own space where they can play arcade games. Book one of the fireworks view rooms for a special treat to see Disney’s firework shows while avoiding the crowds.
Online: B Resort
Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando Celebration | Kissimmee
Situated in the town initially developed by the Walt Disney Corporation, this Good Neighbor hotel offers two pools, free rides to Disney World, a pool bar, and a restaurant. There’s also an on-site marketplace to pick up coffee, snacks, and grab-and-go meals. Pets are welcome.
Online: Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration
Best Western Plus Kissimmee – Lake Buena Vista South Inn & Suites | Kissimmee
A respite from the theme parks, this Disney Good Neighbor hotel offers rooms with a microwave and refrigerator to help with the late-night munchies. A game room, hot tub, and heated pool allow everyone to relax, while a fitness center and laundry provide additional amenities. There is a free shuttle to Walt Disney World theme park. And with no resort fees, free parking, and complimentary breakfast, it’s the perfect place for families looking to control their spending.
Online: Best Western Plus Kissimmee
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites | Orlando
At the entrance to the Disney resort, this all-suite resort sits on 24 acres that provide plenty of activities for the family. Suites offer separate living space from the bedroom to give everyone space. The on-site waterpark includes a lagoon pool, splash pad, and slides. When you’re too waterlogged to continue, try out the 9-hole miniature golf course, basketball courts, arcade, and playground. This Good Neighbor hotel offers a free shuttle to EPCOT and the Disney Transportation and Ticket Center to access the other Disney theme parks.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort | Lake Buena Vista
For those who want to go all out with the Disney World experience, head to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. At this Disney partner hotel, guests receive complimentary transportation to the parks and can also make reservations to participate in a 30-minute early park entry to any Disney park daily. The resort’s Disney Planning Center can help schedule a private VIP tour at the parks, while in-room celebrations with themed gifts welcome Disney fans. Interested in the characters? Attend an on-site character breakfast or organize a personal Disney character interaction. While not at the parks, there are plenty of other things to enjoy, such as golf, dive-in movies, the spa, kids’ programs, and the five-acre on-site water park.
Online: Four Seasons Orlando
Marriott Village Orlando | Orlando
One destination. Three hotels. That’s what families will experience while staying at Marriott Village Orlando. The Springhill Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, and Fairfield by Marriott are on-site and are all Walt Disney World Good Neighbor hotels. They share three splash pads, four hot tubs, three pools, a village food area, and free transportation to the theme parks.
Online: Marriott Village Orlando
Margaritaville Resort Orlando | Kissimmee
Disney isn’t just for kids. Adult lovers of theme parks will relax at this Good Neighbor Hotel, known for its beach style and laid-back attitude. Three pools offer plenty of space to get some sun, while live music at the lounge keeps the party going all night. The on-site restaurants also provide plenty of opportunities to grab a frozen boat drink or cheeseburger. This hotel isn’t exclusive to adults, though. Children will love the Island H2O water park located down the street and riding around the grounds in a Surrey bike. Once you drag yourself from your lounge chair, head over to the parks—the complimentary shuttle takes guests to all Disney theme parks. Pets are welcome at the hotel, and Wi-Fi is available in all common areas and guest rooms.
Online: Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Buena Vista Suites Orlando | Orlando
This all-suite Good Neighbor hotel gives families the space they need when not at the parks. Every room has a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker and can sleep up to five people. Rooms include free parking and a complimentary breakfast buffet that’s included each day for every guest. The hotel provides complimentary transportation to the Disney Transportation and Ticket Center for easy access to the Disney parks and a shuttle to Disney Springs. On days you’re not at the parks, take advantage of the basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness center, and hot tub.
Online: Buena Vista Suites Orlando
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