The Complete Guide to the Walt Disney World Hotels and Resorts

There are over 30,000 on-site rooms in more than 25 individual resort properties at the Walt Disney World Resort ranging from value resorts to luxury hotels and villas. These resort hotels range from those targeting budget-minded travelers (ie: Disney’s All-Star Resorts) to luxurious accommodations (ie. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa).  You can rest assured that there is an on-site resort hotel at Walt Disney World that is the perfect fit for your travel plans.

From families with young children to adults on a weekend getaway, on-site Disney resort hotels offer something for everyone. With amazing hotel theming, resort-style pools with water features, on-site Disney character experiences, and numerous dining options, these resort hotels are among the most unique in the greater Orlando/central Florida area.

Depending on the time of year, rates at the on-site Disney resort hotels can range from around $100 a night for the more budget-conscious travelers to over $1,000 a night for club-level rooms, suites, and family-sized villas. Disney does not charge resort fees at its hotels, and there are no longer charges for self-parking. Select hotels offer valet parking at a rate of $39 per night.

When staying at a Disney resort hotel, guests have access to numerous benefits, such as resort-wide transportation and extra theme park hours. These amazing benefits are one of the main reasons we recommend staying at an on-site resort hotel when visiting Disney World.

Over the years we have stayed at a large number of these resorts and have published tours/review on both our website and YouTube channel so if you are interested in a particular hotel, make sure you check out what we had to say about it. 

If you thinking about staying any of these amazing hotels or any other resort hotel in the Orlando area, we would appreciate if you can use our links when making the reservations. Endless Summer is an affiliate with, Marriott and Hilton Hotels, receiving a small commission for each stay that was referred by our website. 

Click here to learn more about the benefits of stay at a Walt Disney World resort hotel

Deluxe Resort Hotels

The Deluxe Resort Hotels represent the highest quality resorts offered at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  These properties are considered to be the most luxurious on-site hotels and have the best amenities including resort pools, full-service spas and amazing dining options.

What’s unique about these resorts is that they are typically the closest in proximity to Disney’s theme parks – several are within walking distance to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition to the resort-wide shuttle bus service, a number of the Deluxe Resort Hotels have access to the Walt Disney World Monorail transportation and / or Disney’s water taxi service.  

Nightly rates for the Deluxe Resort Hotels vary by the time of year but guests can expect to pay from around $500 per night to more than $2,000 per night.

Resort Hotels Near the Magic Kingdom

Resort Hotels Near the EPCOT & Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Resort Hotels Near the Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Deluxe Resort Villas

The Deluxe Resort Villas are vacation club (time share) properties that are typically larger in size and have additional in-room amenities including kitchens, private bedrooms and washer/dryers.  Most of these properties share resort amenities, dining options and transportation services with the Deluxe Resort Hotels.

Nightly rates for the Deluxe Resort Villas vary by the time of year but guests can expect to pay from around $500 per night to more than $2,000 per night.  

Click the link below for more information as well as rates & reservations.

Moderate Resort Hotels & Campgrounds

Disney’s Moderate Resorts offer quality accommodations and extensive amenities for a reasonable price for on-site hotels.  These resort hotels and campgrounds typically have resort-style pools, themed décor, numerous dining options and on-site entertainment.

Nightly rates for the Moderate Resort Hotels vary by the time of year but guests can expect to pay from around $250 per night to more than $700 per night.  

Value Resort Hotels

Disney’s Value Resort Hotels represent an affordable option while still provided all the benefits that come from staying on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort.  These hotels are highly themed and offer resort pools as well as on-site dining options and entertainment.

Nightly rates for the Value Resort Hotels vary by the time of year but guests can expect to pay from around $125 per night to more than $300 per night.  

Other Deluxe Hotels 

These amazing resort properties are all located near the Walt Disney World theme parks but are not operated by Disney. We feel that theses resort hotels  and among the highest quality but also represent some of the best value options when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort.  Several of these resorts offer benefits similar to that of on-site Disney hotels.

Magic Kingdom Area

EPCOT Resorts Area

As Lifetime Titanium Elite Marriott members, the Endless Summer family finds itself staying at the Dolphin, Swan and Swan Reserve quite frequently since they are part of the Marriott family of hotels.  Rewards points as well as our Marriott status provides additional benefits when staying at one of these three hotels.

Bonnet Creek Resort

For more information please see our  Complete Guide to the Bonnet Creek Resort.

Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels

Located just outside of Disney Springs, these resorts are not Disney Owned Properties but offers similar theme park benefits including early theme park entry, complimentary transportation to the the Disney parks and a number of other benefits.  

Click the link below for more information as well as rates & reservations.

For more information please see our Complete Guide to the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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