The Top 10 Best Off-Site Hotels Near Walt Disney World (2022)


The Walt Disney World Resort is one of the most visited destinations in Florida.  Travelers from all over the world come to visit it’s four theme parks, two water parks, golf courses, amazing restaurants and it’s many other features.

While there are dozens of on-site hotel options to consider with visiting Disney, there are a number of reasons to stay at an off-site hotel which include rewards programs, locational factors and the possibility of visiting other theme parks like Universal Orlando and SeaWorld.  As a result, we compiled a list of our top off-site hotels that are within a short distance from Walt Disney World.

While looking at our list, you may be wondering why we did not include the Four Seasons Orlando, the Walt Disney World Dolphin, the Walt Disney World Swan and the Swan Reserve. Although not owned by Disney, all four of these hotels are located directly on the grounds of Walt Disney World and include similar benefits to hotels like early theme park entry.  As a result, we did not include any of these four properties on our list.

In addition to excluding those four properties located on Disney property, we did not include any timeshare or vacation clubs (even though many can be rented by the night just like hotels).  Our objective was an “apples-to-apples” comparison.

The following list is what we feel are the Top 10 best off-site near the Walt Disney World Resort for 2022. This list was completed in the late spring 2022 so with new hotels being built, we anticipate having to update it on a regular basis.

The Top 10 Best Off-Site Hotels near Walt Disney World

  • Orlando World Center Marriott
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando 
  • JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa

Orlando World Center Marriott

Located just outside the grounds to the Walt Disney World Resort, adjacent to Interstate 4, is The Orlando World Center Marriott. This massive 2,008 room resort sites on 200-acres and is one of the largest hotels in the Orlando area. 

Property features one of the largest lagoon pools in Orlando, a complete water park with multiple water slides, a kids splash pad, extensive poolside seating, private cabanas and a pool side restaurant.  The hotel also has a 4,000 square foot fitness center, an on-site full service spa and an 18-hole Championship golf course (Hawk’s Landing Golf Club). There is also shuttle transportation service to Walt Disney World.

Hotel rates at the Orlando World Center Marriott typically range from around than $250 per night to more than $500 per night based on the room type and time of year.   Resort fees are $35 per night and on-site self parking is $25 per night. 

The Orlando World Center Marriott – Hotel Tour

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

The 779-room Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located just outside of the Disney Springs area near Hotel Plaza Boulevard. Guests enjoy views of Disney Springs as well as the evening fireworks spectaculars from EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom. Conde’ Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards ranked the Hyatt 9th for “Top Orlando Resorts”.

Amenities at the Hyatt include a 800,000 gallon resort grotto style pool with 12 waterfalls, a children’s splash pad and a two-story water slide.  There is also a full-service tennis & racquet club, a beach & water sports along Lake Windsong, a 24-hour fitness center, the full service spa and access to the Grand Cypress Golf Club.  The hotel also provides transportation to Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.

Hotel rates at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress typically range from around than $250 per night to more than $500 per night based on the room type and time of year.  Resort fees are $40 per night and on-site self parking is $27 per night. 

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – Hotel Tour

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is a highly unique luxury resort hotel that features more than 4.5 acres of indoor, glass-covered atrium that is separated into four distinct themed areas.  With it’s recently expansion in 2021, this massive resort consists of 1,718 rooms & 106 suites.

Amenities are extensive include the Cypress Springs Water Park, the Crystal River Rapids, the South Beach Pool, the 25,000 square foot Relache Spa and the 24-hour Relache Fitness Center.  The Gaylord hosts a number of annual events including the spectacular Christmas at the Gaylord Palms – an annual event which is  not to be missed.  The hotel also provides transportation to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando and the Universal Orlando Resort (fees apply).

Hotel rates at the Gaylord Palms typically range from around than $200 per night to more than $600 per night based on the room type and time of year.  Resort fees are $30 per night and on-site self parking is $28 per night. 

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center – Hotel Tour

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek is one of the most upscale hotels i the Orlando area.  Originally built in 2009 and shares a conference center (and several amenities) with the adjacent Signia by Hilton, this 502-room hotel is an “Official” Walt Disney World hotel which provide a host of Disney benefits including 30 minute early entry to any Disney theme park.

Amenities include two resort pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and access to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club and on-site spa.  There are 10 different dining options at this property (and adjacent Signia by Hilton) which range from grab-and-go to resort casual and fine dining. 

Nightly rates at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek range from around $500.00 per night to more than $1,000.00 per night depending on the time of year and room type.  There is a a $45.00 per night resort fee as well as $30.00 per night for self-parking.

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Hotel Tour

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek is one of the newer luxury hotels in the Walt Disney World area and the newest in the Bonnet Creek Resort.  This 16-floor, 516-room property has a number of unique features and dining options.

Amenities at this hotel include two resort pools with a children’s splash pad, a fully equipped fitness center, a sixth-floor activity deck that includes a nine-hole miniature golf course, outdoor children’s playground and a kids recreation area.  There is also a full service spa and rooftop terrace with restaurant.

Nightly rates at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek range from less than $250.00 per night to more than $500.00 per night depending on the time of year and room type.  There is a a $45.00 per night resort fee as well as $30.00 per night for self-parking.

The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek – Hotel Tour

Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

The Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is a AAA Four-Diamond resort hotel that was originally built in 2009 and shares a conference center (and several amenities) with the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.  This 1,001-room hotel is an “Official” Walt Disney World hotel which provide a host of Disney benefits including 30 minute early entry to any Disney theme park.

Amenities include a three-acre resort pool complex with lazy river & water slide, a state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site video area and access to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club and Waldorf Astoria Spa. There are 10 different dining options at this property (and adjacent Waldorf Astoria) which range from grab-and-go to resort casual and fine dining. 

Nightly rates at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek range from less than $250.00 per night to more than $500.00 per night depending on the time of year and room type.  There is a a $45.00 per night resort fee as well as $30.00 per night for self-parking.

 

The Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek – Hotel Tour

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek is a AAA Four Diamond hotel and is one of the finest resorts near the Walt Disney World.  Opened in 2011, this property consists of 14-floors of 400 rooms & suites and is part of the 62-acre Club Wyndham vacation club development.

Amenities include a private lagoon style pool with access to the five pools & two lazy rivers at the adjacent Club Wyndham buildings.  Additional features include a fully equipped fitness center, miniature golf course, game room and shuttle service to the Walt Disney World theme parks.

Nightly rates at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek range from less than $250.00 per night to more than $450.00 per night depending on the time of year and room type.  There is a a $38.00 per night resort fee as well as $27.00 per night for self-parking.

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek – Hotel Tour

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

One of our favorite hotels in the Disney Springs Resort area is the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. This 1,012-room hotel has one of best locations across from Disney Springs and includes a 24-story tower building as well as a garden style “Island Building”.

Hotel amenities include a zero-entry and a lazy river pool (both with water features), a separate adults pool, a poolside restaurant & bar, fully equipped fitness center, arcade and shuttle bus service to the Disney theme parks.  Guests can walk to Disney Springs and is an elevated walking bridge over Buena Vista Drive.

Nightly rates at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace range from less than $200.00 per night to more than $350.00 per night depending on the time of year and room type.  There is a a $35.00 per night resort fee as well as $22.00 per night for self-parking.

The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace – Hotel Tour

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

One of the premier hotels in the Disney Springs Resort area is the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista.  The AAA Four-Diamond Hilton features 814-rooms in a single ten-story building and is located just across the street from the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

Hotel amenities include two heated pools a children’s splash playground, a poolside restaurant & bar, fully equipped fitness center, arcade and shuttle bus service to the Disney theme parks. Disney Springs is directly across the street and is within walking distance – there is an elevated walking bridge over Hotel Plaza Boulevard and Buena Vista Drive so traffic is not an issue.

Nightly rates at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista range from less than $200.00 per night to more than $350.00 per night depending on the time of year and room type.  Guests are required to pay a $35.00 per night resort fee as well as $22.00 per night for self-parking.

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Hotel Tour

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is unique as it is the only condo / hotel included on our Top 10 list.  The resort features five-buildings and 481-rooms that include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom condominium style suites with full kitchens and living areas.

Amenities include two pools including the Pirates Plunge Themed Pool with water slide, a full service salon and spa, 24-hour fitness center, game room, children’s playground, multiple dining options and a shuttle service to the Disney parks (fees apply).

Nightly rates at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa range from less than $200.00 per night to more than $500.00 per night depending on the time of year and room type.  Guests are required to pay a $20.00 per night resort fee which includes self-parking.

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