Best Marriott Brand Hotels Near The Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando, Florida)


With over 50 million visitors per year, The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in all of the world.  With more than 25 on-site Disney hotels and resorts and over 36,000 rooms, there a number of hotel options that will be fit for all tastes and budgets.

If your or someone in your family is a frequent traveler, we’re sure that there are reward points or status upgrades from one of the major hotel brands that can be used for your next Disney vacation. 

In this article we are going to review at some of the best Marriott brand hotels that are near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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Best Marriott Brand Hotels Near the Walt Disney World Resort

  • The Walt Disney World Swan
  • The Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • The Orlando World Marriott
  • The Gaylord Palms Resort 

The Walt Disney World Swan

The Walt Disney World Swan is one the closest non-Disney hotels to the Walt Disney World Resort.  Located within Walt Disney World in the Epcot Resorts Area, the 458-room Swan is within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The Swan, along with the adjacent Walt Disney World Dolphin, are the best pedestrian friendly non-Disney hotels in all of the Walt Disney World Resort. 

From the Walt Disney World Swan, the distance to the individual Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs are as follows (per GoogleMaps):

  • Magic Kingdom: 3.7 miles
  • Epcot: 0.6 miles (14 minute walk)
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 1.4 miles (27 minute walk)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 4.0 miles
  • Disney Springs: 3.7 miles
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 2.7 miles
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 1.4 miles

The Walt Disney World Swan shares amenities with it’s sister hotel, the adjacent Walt Disney World Dolphin.  Between the two hotels there are five heated pools including a resort style grotto pool with waterslide, a spring pool, two lap pools, a kid pool, four jacuzzi tubs and two poolside restaurants.  

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With it’s location in the Epcot Resorts Area right next to Disney’s Boardwalk, the Swan enjoys one of the best locations of any hotel within the Walt Disney World Resort.  There is complimentary water taxi transportation to Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studio; or if you prefer, walking paths to both parks.  In addition to the water taxi service, there is free bus transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Magic Kingdom Park and Disney Springs.  

Hotel rates at the Walt Disney World Swan typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $350 per night based on the room type and time of year.  Resort fees are $30 per day and on-site self parking is $30 per night.

When Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels in 2016, the Swan become part of the Marriott Bonvoy programs so members can earn or use rewards points during their stay. 

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The Walt Disney World Dolphin

Immediately adjacent to the Swan is the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.  Also located within the Epcot Resort Area next to Disney’s Board, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this 1,514 room property is one the best pedestrian friendly non-Disney hotels in all of the Walt Disney World Resort (along with the Swan).

From the Walt Disney World Dolphin, the distance to the individual Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs are as follows (per GoogleMaps):

  • Magic Kingdom: 3.7 miles
  • Epcot: 0.7 miles (14 minute walk)
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 1.3 miles (25 minute walk)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 4.0 miles
  • Disney Springs: 3.7 miles
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 2.7 miles
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 1.4 miles

The Walt Disney World Dolphin shares amenities with it’s sister hotel, the adjacent Walt Disney World Swan.  The same amenities and benefits that are offered to guests at the Swan are available for guests of the Dolphin.  As indicated in the Swan above, the two hotels feature five heated pools, complimentary theme park transportation and numerous on-site dining options.

Hotel rates at the Walt Disney World Dolphin typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $350 per night based on the room type and time of year.  Resort fees are $30 per day and on-site self parking is $30 per night.

When Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels in 2016, the Dolphin become part of the Marriott Bonvoy programs so members can earn or use rewards points during their stay.  

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The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Recently opened in September 2021, The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is the newest hotel to open in the Epcot Resort Area at Walt Disney World.  This amazing property is next to the existing Dolphin and Swan hotels and is a boutique hotel consisting of 349 guests rooms including 149 suites in a 15 floor tower building.

From the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, the distance to the individual Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs are as follows (per GoogleMaps):

  • Magic Kingdom: 3.7 miles
  • Epcot: 0.7 miles (14 minute walk)
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 1.3 miles (25 minute walk)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 4.0 miles
  • Disney Springs: 3.7 miles
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 2.7 miles
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 1.4 miles

Guests of the Swan Reserve will be allowed access to the resort amenities of the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan hotels and include Disney theme park transportation.  The one amenity that is unique to the Swan Reserve will be the rooftop area called “Vue” which will be used for event space.

Hotel rates at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve range from around $250 per night to more than $500 per night based on the room type and time of year.   Resort fees are $35 per day and on-site self parking is $29 per night. 

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The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek is located right next to Walt Disney World within the Bonnet Creek Resort.  This 16 story, 516 room resort is newest hotel in the Bonnet Creek Resort have just opened in the summer 2020.

From the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, the distance to the individual Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs are as follows (per GoogleMaps):

  • Magic Kingdom: 6.4 miles
  • Epcot: 4.6 miles
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 4.4 miles
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 7.1 miles
  • Disney Springs: 3.8 miles 
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 2.8 miles
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 4.2 miles

The hotels amenities included two resort pools with a children’s splash pad and poolside cabanas, a state-of-the-art fitness center, full service spa, 6th floor activity deck with mini-golf course and a rooftop restaurant and lounge.  Additionally, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to the Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs. 

Hotel rates at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek typically range from around $250 per night to more than $400 per night based on the room type and time of year.   Resort fees are $35 per day and on-site self parking is $29 per night.  The number of points needed for a free nights stay range from around 40,000 to 60,000.  

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The Orlando World Center Marriott

Located just on the east side of Interstate 4, slightly outside the grounds to the Walt Disney World Resort is The Orlando World Center Marriott.  This massive 2,008 room resort originally opened in 1986 and at the time was one of the largest hotels in Florida.

From the Orlando World Center Marriott, the distance to the individual Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs are as follows (per GoogleMaps):

  • Magic Kingdom: 6.4 miles
  • Epcot: 4.7 miles
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 5.4 miles
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 7.7 miles
  • Disney Springs: 1.2 miles
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 2.0 miles
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 5.1 miles

The hotel is situated on a 200-acre site and features the largest lagoon pool in Orlando, multiple water slides, a kids splash pad, extensive poolside seating, private cabanas and a pool side restaurant.  In addition to the pool area, the Orlando World Center has a 4,000 square foot fitness center, on-site full service spa and an 18-hole Championship golf course (Hawk’s Landing Golf Club).

Hotel rates at the Orlando World Center Marriott typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $400 per night based on the room type and time of year.   Resort fees are $30 per day and on-site self parking is $22 per night.  

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The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

The  Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is one our favorite hotels in the greater Orlando area.  The Gaylord is a 1,406-room resort that is also just outside of the Walt Disney World Resort, along the Osceola Parkway on the east side of Interstate 4.

From the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, the distance to the individual Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs are as follows (per GoogleMaps):

  • Magic Kingdom: 5.6 miles
  • Epcot: 3.9 miles
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 5.4 miles
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 7.9 miles
  • Disney Springs: 0.2 miles 
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 2.0 miles
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 5.0 miles

The Gaylord is just finishing a $158 million expansion which includes 302 additional guest rooms, 90,000 square feet of event space, a 12,000 square foot outdoor event lawn and the Crystal River Rapids.  The Crystal River Rapids is a high-tech mast moving “lazy river” which is an addition to the existing Cypress Springs Water Park.

The features, amenities and special events at the Gaylord Palms are extensive so please click here to visit our comprehensive Blog post to learn more about the hotel features, dining options, room types and more

Hotel rates at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center typically range from around $200 per night to more than $400 per night based on the room type and time of year.  Resort fees are $30 per day and on-site self parking is $26 per night. 

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Additional Marriott Brand Hotels Near Walt Disney World

Depending on your specific plans, there are a number of additional Hilton brand hotels near the Walt Disney World Resort in the various areas shown below.

Lake Buena Vista

Flamingo Crossings / Western Gateway

  • TownPlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings

The Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is a 43 square mile resort Resort features four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, 30,000+ hotel rooms, nine vacation club properties, over 1,000 cabins and campsites and a massive shopping, dining & entertainment complex in Disney Springs.  

Learn more about all there is to do at the Walt Disney World Resort with our theme park guides that are updated annually.

Click here to learn more about on-site Disney hotels and resorts

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