If you are going to Orlando, Florida
for the Disney experience, then you will probably be looking to stay at a Disney
World hotel. There are numerous Orlando Disney hotels to choose from, so
finding the right one to fit your wants and needs shouldn't be an issue. You
can also find a lot of hotels near Disney World if you are looking for even
more lodging choices in the area, though true Disney fans will likely want to
stay within the resort's expansive boundaries. Speaking of resorts, the Orlando
Disney hotels are mostly resort properties, so if it's added facilities that
you seek, you will do well to stay at one. Regardless of whether you choose
a hotel or a resort, those looking to secure Disney World lodging will want
to look into the various vacation
package options. More often than not, you will be better off combining at
least your lodging with your theme park admission tickets, and you might get
additional savings by including other things in your package deal, such as your
flight and your ground transportation.
The Orlando Disney hotels present a nice mix of budget choices, mid-priced options, and luxury establishments, so you can choose accordingly depending on the range of your travel budget. For those seeking a luxury Disney World lodging experience, resorts like Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Disney's Contemporary Resort are excellent choices, as are more hotel-oriented properties, such as Disney's BoardWalk Inn and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. Like its sister property, which is the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, the Dolphin Hotel is an architectural gem that impresses guests as much with its design as it does with its well-appointed rooms. Should you stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort, you might book one of the new Bay Lake Tower guest units, which are among the freshest rooms in the land. Other upscale Disney World lodging choices include Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, which features exotic animals on its grounds, and Disney's Beach Club Resort, which aims to create an ambience that is akin to an old New England beachfront resort. While many a deluxe Disney World hotel offers spacious villas among its guest units, those seeking a luxury villa experience here can also consider renting one of the 2- or 3-bedroom villas at the Disney Vacation Club. Regardless of which upscale Disney World hotel that you choose, you will enjoy a long list of amenities, great service, and proximity to all that Disney World has to offer.
While the upscale Orlando Disney hotels are great, not every travel budget
will be able to afford them. Thankfully, there are plenty of mid-priced Disney
World lodging options to select from as well. Among them are the Disney Port
Orleans Resorts, one of which is in Riverside , the other of which is found
in the French Quarter area. It's pretty much all about the New
Orleans experience when you stay at one of these two resorts. Should your
tastes be more attached to the great American Southwest and Mexico,
you might prefer a stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, while beach lovers
will feel more at home at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. If you can't make
it to Barbados, Aruba,
or Jamaica this year, staying at
the Caribbean Beach Resort is the next best thing, as the overall ambience of
the resort is inspired by the tropics. Not all of the mid-priced Disney World
hotels are Disney owned, however, and you might also look to the Doubletree
Guest Suites or the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel. Both offer clean
and comfortable rooms that can compete with the Disney-owned properties, so
they are always worth looking into.
Saving money on Disney World lodging will be the aim of some visitors, and if you find yourself in that group, then you can always opt for a lesser-priced accommodation. Among the top discount Disney World hotel choices are Disney's Pop Century Resort, Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, Disney's All-Star Music Resort, and Disney's All-Star Sports Resort. As you will likely notice, these resorts carry a specific theme just like the other Disney resort properties, so you can choose accordingly based on your preferences. While the rooms and the overall service at these resorts are not as impressive as they are at the aforementioned Orlando Disney hotels, you will still enjoy a considerable amount of comfort and a nice range of services. In addition to staying at one of the discount Disney hotels, those seeking low rates can also look to the hotels near Disney World. In general, lodging costs at the hotels near Disney World will be lower than those at the hotels that are actually found within the resort's boundaries. Since dining in Disney World is also relatively costly, staying at a nearby hotel that is closer to discount eateries can help you keep your overall costs down.
While saving money at one of the hotels near Disney World is a good way to go, there are certain benefits that you will enjoy when staying at a Disney-owned hotel. For starters, all guests at the Disney hotels are guaranteed admission to all the top theme parks, even on the busiest of days. You can also enjoy extended hours at the theme parks, which is always a plus. One of the biggest perks to staying at a Disney-owned hotel involves transportation. All Disney hotel guests can access the free Disney World transportation system, which includes busses, water taxis, and a monorail, so getting around is a breeze. In addition to transportation around the resort property, guests at the Disney-owned hotels will also enjoy complimentary airport shuttle service and free parking, which are just two more reasons to go the Disney route.