Disney World Resort Hotels – The Complete List of Disney Hotels

By James | Last updated May 10, 2024

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotels come in many styles and shapes. From the fun and quirky to the elegant and luxury Disney experience. Disney Resorts also cater for all budgets and they can be surprisingly cheaper in some cases than you may think. Given the location of the Disney hotels, they make for a great option for convenience and budget and they add the special wow factor to your Disney experience.

Each hotel in the Disney Resorts range has its unique theme, facilities, and offerings that will make for the perfect match for every type of holidaymaker. We’ll try and break down the key highlights in this article so you can narrow down your search and investigate your chosen resort in more detail.

The convenience of staying close to the parks at a Disney World Resort hotel is certainly one major advantage but that isn’t the only factor. There’s early access to Disney Genie / FastPass+ to book your rides ahead of the non-resort guests and the extra magic hours in the parks. Each resort also has a range of transportation options. All resorts have the bus transportation option, whilst several resorts have boat and monorail options for quick and efficient travel to and from the parks.

Overview of Disney World Resort Hotels

When planning your stay, you’ll find the Disney World resort hotels are categorized into four main categories, Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa resorts.

Deluxe Resorts are Disney’s flagship premium hotels offering luxury facilities, signature restaurants, and are generally closer to the parks.

Moderate Resorts are the middle ground in terms of facilities, quality, and cost. They generally have higher-quality styling and offer great services and facilities such as table-service dining and luxury rooms.

Value Resorts are the most affordable of the Disney World resort hotels. They generally feature larger-than-life artwork with each hotel theme and offer standard hotel rooms.

Last not not least, we have the Deluxe Villas. These luxury villas offer more privacy and home comforts. These range from the smaller studios to the larger multi-bedroom villas with a large lounge and kitchen.

Disney World Deluxe Resorts

Deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World are the premium Disney hotels, with the highest quality service and the best facilities. They are generally closer to the parks with more transport options (monorail and boats).

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you have amazing safari views outside of your room, overlooking the park’s roaming wildlife. This is an African-themed resort with unique dining experiences and decor that gives you the feeling of being on an African safari holiday.

Location: Animal Kingdom Area

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a New England-styled beach hotel. It has a very charming presence and is within walking distance of EPCOT and Disney’s BoardWalk area.

Location: Epcot Area

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn will give you the vibes of Atlantic City from the past with beautiful views overlooking Crescent Lake. There’s plenty of entertainment on offer, with good shopping and dining options along the Boardwalk.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Activities

As your hotel is next to Disney’s Boardwalk, you’ll find a host of extra activities in comparison to most Disney hotels:

  • Atlantic Dance Hall – An exciting place for some late-night dancing sessions
  • Jellyrolls – Live music piano bar
  • Dining Options – Flying Fish, Trattoria al Forno (Italian), The Bake BakeSshop, Pizza Window, and Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas.
  • Bike Rental – Great for a ride around the local pathways and Crescent Lake
  • Fishing excursions around Crescent Lake
  • Community Hall – plenty of activities for families such as craft making to get involved in
  • Boating – either rental boats or boat transportation to Epcot and Hollywood Studios
  • Carnival-themed Luna Pool with slides for the kids. There’s also a whirlpool spa to relax in

Location: Epcot Area

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort has a very modern design with a monorail running directly through the atrium. The convenience of having the monorail within a few steps of your room and with it being within walking distance of Magic Kingdom will push this to the top of most location and accessibility lists.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of the most elegant hotels within Disney World with its 5-star decor. You’ll find award-winning dining and full-service spa treatments here, with easy access to the monorail.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

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Grand Floridian Hotel

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village will give you the feeling of being on a tropical island with its exotic design and landscape. The resort has a very appealing pool design next to a volcano which will make you feel like you’re at a water park. The hotel is also close to Magic Kingdom.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a beautiful escape, that offers beautifully grand, luxury cabins. The rooms are decorated in a similar log cabin style, giving you a very relaxed feeling after a long day of walking around the parks.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, you could easily forget that you are in Disney World as you embrace the New England Yacht Club surroundings. The hotel is nautical-themed with luxury facilities and beautiful views over Crescent Lake.

Location: Epcot Area

Disney World Moderate Resorts

The Moderate Disney World Resorts aim to offer a better quality stay over the Value resorts but aren’t quite the standard of the signature Deluxe Disney hotels. For this, they offer a reasonable balance of price and quality.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has the Caribbean twist that you will expect with a slight Moroccan edge in areas. There is a really fun pirate-themed pool, lots of dining options, and this is all surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens.

Location: South of Epcot

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort combines Spanish, Mexican, and Southwest American cultures in its design and also offers the same dining options for its cuisine. The hotel has 1,921 generous rooms, a pool with a great slide, and a rooftop dining option with panoramic views.

Location: Central to all the parks

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is lined with cobblestone streets with jazz music often playing in the background. It leans on the New Orleans vibe to create a unique atmosphere. It has a lovely setting next to the Sassagoula River and is surrounded by lush gardens.

Location: Between Epcot and Disney Springs

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside is very similar to the French Quarter resort with the Louisiana vibe and location next to the Sassagoula River. The main differences between the two are that the Riverside resort is slightly larger, on the opposite side of the river, and offers a restaurant (which the French Quarter does not).

Location: Between Epcot and Disney Springs

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are surrounded by 750 acres of forest giving you that wild adventure feel. The cabins are very cozy and homely to sleep in and the resort offers lots of outdoor activities such as horseback riding and archery.

Location: Central to Epcot and Magic Kingdom

Disney World Value Resorts

Disney World’s Value Resort Hotels are the most affordable of the group and offer comfort and a fun-themed stay. You will remember your stay here with the unique designs of each resort.  

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort celebrates all of the Disney classic films and you will find some larger-than-life icons dotted around the resort. There’s also a really fun 101 Dalmatians area and a Fantasia-themed pool.

Location: South of the Disney Parks

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is a music-themed resort again with larger-than-life music statues. The resort includes many well-sized family suites and a guitar-shaped pool.

Location: South of the Disney Parks

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is full of larger-than-life sports decorations dotted throughout the resort. You may well think you’re about to receive a pass in the NFL when you’re walking around the grounds on the astro turf pitch they have. The resort is very cheerful and exciting, with plenty to explore and good transport links.

Location: South of the Disney Parks

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort brings your favorite Pixar and Disney movies to life with their famous movie scene environments and large movie characters. If you love swimming you won’t be disappointed with Disney World’s biggest resort pool ‘The Big Blue Pool’, inspired by Finding Nemo. Similar to the other value resorts, you get a spacious room, with some rooms catering to larger families.

Location: South East of the Disney Parks

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is full of excitement and creativity with larger-than-life Disney decorations. The resort offers standard room sizes with options to cater to larger families. There’s a food court for merchandise shopping and dining called ‘Everything Pop’. The food court offers a range of dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Location: South East of the Disney Parks

pop century hotel and pool view
Pop Century hotel and pool view

Disney World’s Deluxe Villas

Disney Vacation Club Resorts offer a variety of themed accommodations. Each resort provides a unique experience with luxury amenities and the comfort of home. The main difference between the Deluxe Resort and the Deluxe Villas is the facilities within the rooms. Generally, the Deluxe villas have multiple bedrooms with a kitchen and dining space, whereas the deluxe resorts are your standard hotel room.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Bay Lake Tower has a very sleek, modern design. The hotel also offers a great viewing spot for watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks in the evening away from all the Disney crowds. This resort has great transportation links within walking distance to the monorail services and there’s a good range of dining options, pools, and amenities. The tower offers studio and villa accommodation options with more space and facilities within the room than the other Contemporary Resort rooms.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Boulder Ridge Villas is encapsulated within the picturesque Wilderness Lodge resort. The rooms offer a spacious stay with kitchenette options and more space to lounge around than most of the rooms available at the Wilderness Lodge.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins again shares its theme with the beautiful Wilderness Lodge resort. You can relax in cabins with a view of Bay Lake and the extra comfort and facilities the Copper Creek villas offer.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas

Experience the magic of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with deluxe studios, one-bedroom villas, and two-bedroom villas. As you’re staying at Animal Kingdoms Wilderness Lodge here, you will benefit from all the resort facilities and the balcony views looking over the wildlife.

Location: Animal Kingdom Area

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Located at Disney’s Beach Club, you get to enjoy the New England-style seaside resort with all the added luxury of staying in one of the villas.

Location: Epcot Area

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

At Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, enjoy the facilities of Disney’s Boardwalk resort with the added space the villas offer. The resort has excellent entertainment, dining, and nightlife options and all this is within walking distance of EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.

Location: Epcot Area

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Old Key West Resort is one of the only exclusively villa-style accommodation resorts in Disney. You’ll feel the holiday vibe of Florida’s Key West where you can unwind and relax in the resorts beautiful facilities.

Location: Between Epcot and Disney Springs

Disney's old key west. Disney World resort hotel view
Old Key West resort view

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are something special. Take your holiday to a South Pacific paradise where the Bora Bora bungalows are situated overwater with a stunning island ambiance. There are also other accommodation options available such as the deluxe studios and villas.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort has a Mediterranean-inspired vibe, which combines modern comforts and imaginative artwork. All the accommodation options here are spacious studios and villas and the hotel offers a good location close by Epcot.

Location: South of Epcot

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

At Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, you can indulge in the luxury of the resort’s spa facilities or take your golf clubs out at Disney’s Lake Buena Visa course which is within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is an upstate New York and Victorian-style themed resort with beautiful decor.

Location: Disney Springs Area

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offer a luxury stay with Victorian elegance and sophistication. As one of the best resorts in Disney for quality and location, you can stay in a beautifully spacious villa that is close to Magic Kingdom for easy park access.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area

Other Accommodation

In addition to the traditional Disney World resort hotels, Disney offer a very unique campsite experience in the form of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Your experience at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of a 750-acre pine and cypress forest. Here, you can choose from four types of fully equipped campsites that accommodate everything from tents to large RVs, providing a perfect blend of outdoor action and Disney magic.

Location: Magic Kingdom Area