The Ultimate List of Disney Area Hotels & Resorts


Walt Disney World is the most visited theme and amusement park in the world, attracting an average of 58 million people annually. Visitors are not only spoilt for mesmerizing parks and attractions, such as Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but they have plenty of accommodation options to choose from in Orlando, Florida.

As you’ll want to be as close to the magic as possible, it makes sense you may want to stay near the city’s biggest and best theme parks. To pick the perfect accommodation for you and your loved ones, check out this ultimate list of Disney area hotels and resorts.

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa offers all the fun you would expect from Disney hotels but for a more affordable price. You will never feel bored with its many pools, a Pirate-inspired water park, outdoor activities, and much more.

There is more to Orlando than Walt Disney World. If you want to experience a magical vacation with your nearest and dearest, Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is a smart choice. The centrally located resort is a short distance from the biggest and best theme parks and attractions, as you can drive to Walt Disney World in seven minutes and reach Universal Orlando Resort in as little as four minutes.

However, there are many more reasons to book a stay, as Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is proud to provide guests with spacious villas, seven pools, a luxury spa, and a fun 18-hole mini-golf course. Plus, children of all ages will never want to leave the 161,000-gallon Treasure Cove Water Park, onsite playgrounds, and Mission Control Game Room. It offers all the fun you would expect from Disney hotels.

Westgate Resorts has built a reputation for providing its customers with affordably priced resorts and hotels at desirable destinations. For this reason, you would be foolish not to browse their nicest Disney area hotels, such as Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Town Center Resort, and Westgate Vacation Villas Resort. 

Four Seasons Orlando

Set within Walt Disney World Resort, Four Seasons Orlando provides a luxurious hotel experience and free transport to various Disney theme parks. 

Prepare for your jaw to drop at Four Seasons Orlando, which is set within Walt Disney World Resort’s gates. The high-end golf hotel not only offers 17-story luxurious hotel towers that you will see from a distance, but the elegant hotel’s interior has the wow factor, featuring a magnificent chandelier that features 30,000 crystals. The rooms will not disappoint, either, as they are spacious, sophisticated, and, most importantly, comfortable.

The AAA Diamond hotel grounds are just as impressive, as it features well-manicured gardens, towering palm and cypress trees, and expansive pools across its 26 acres. Plus, kids can enjoy breakfast with Goofy and friends at the onsite Ravello restaurant, and grown-ups can relax at a chic adult-only pool. Also, guests can tee-off at the 18-hole Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, a par-71 course designed by Tom Fazio that is suitable for every skill level.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Waldorf Astoria Orlando provides a luxurious hotel experience, featuring stunning room views of Walt Disney World Resort and the picturesque grounds.

If casual elegance sounds like your idea of heaven, Waldorf Astoria Orlando is a top choice. In addition to enjoying exceptional hospitality from beginning to end, guests can relax and recharge in a deluxe room or stylish suite. Each offers plush bedding, well-designed bathrooms, luxurious spa cotton robes and slippers, and Italian marble baths.

When you have finished absorbing the beauty of your room, you can work on your handicap at the 18-hole championship golf course, designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones. Alternatively, adults can treat themselves to a prosecco popsicle at a cabana-lined pool. Plus, due to its proximity to Walt Disney World Resort, guests can enjoy stunning views of its theme parks, as well as the championship golf course, the resort pools, and Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve.

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

Step back in time at Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection, which offers an interior reminiscent of Old Florida, a tranquil lakeside, and comfortable guest rooms.

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection will feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Florida, despite being ten minutes away from Walt Disney World Resort. The hotel will take you back in time due to its Old Florida style and turn of the century interior design. The beautiful decor complements a serene lakeside and a chilled ambiance, which will help you relax and unwind after a fun day with your family, friends, or other half.

Relax in style and comfort at the hotel, as each guest room features luxurious bed linens, a pillow-top mattress, in-room Starbucks coffee, and a signature bathrobe. Also, you can enjoy various amenities during a stay, including an outdoor pool, bike rentals, dinner at Lakeside Bar & Grill, and live soul music.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Whether you’re looking for a romantic vacation or a family-friendly break in Florida, you will experience much fun, comfort, and relaxation at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

Couples, families, and groups of friends should consider a stay at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. The hotel is not only within walking distance of the popular theme and marine zoological park, but it is not too far away from Walt Disney World Resort, which is a nine-minute drive. Also, you will stay a stone’s throw away from Discovery Cove, International Drive, and Universal Studios Florida, to name a few attractions.

Guests can guarantee a relaxing stay at the hotel, as it offers various resort-style amenities, such as a beautiful atrium, fun pool, and many restaurants and bars, such as the Boardwalk pub and Tradewinds Restaurant. Plus, you can recover from a hectic day of rollercoasters by treating yourself to an invigorating spa treatment or relaxing poolside with a delicious drink.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

It is hard not to be impressed by Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, which offers a Florida-inspired interior design, many family-friendly activities, and various restaurants, stores, and pools.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel offers plenty of sun, fun, and attractions for everyone. When the kids aren’t making memories at Camp Dolphin, an exciting children’s club, they can dine with Disney characters, take a dip in one of five family-friendly pools, and play a game or two of mini-golf. Adults don’t need to worry about boredom, either, as they will be impressed by the resort’s stunning poolside cabanas, Mandara Spa, and onsite stores, including a Disney gift shop.

You can stay busy making memories at the hotel with your nearest and dearest, but then you can have plenty of fun at a nearby fun theme park, too. The hotel provides complimentary transportation around Walt Disney World Resort and is conveniently positioned between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot, as well as many more attractions.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is an ideal choice for those looking for a luxury hotel to relax after exploring various nearby Disney theme parks and attractions.

A tranquil paradise awaits you at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando. Guests from near and far often book a stay at the premium hotel, as it offers a perfect blend of luxurious rooms and suites, bespoke activities, and an exceptional hospitality experience. Activities are available for every age, such as a fun Ritz Kids program for 4- to 12-year-olds, an outdoor heated pool, private pool cabanas, and bocce ball courts. 

Golf fans will not want to miss out on a stay at this luxe hotel, as it features a championship golf course designed by none other than Greg Norman, a former professional golfer. Also, guests can relax in the lazy river pool, rejuvenate their mind and body at an onsite spa, or enjoy dinner at one of many restaurants, cafes, pubs, or lounges. If this wasn’t enough, it is an 11-minute drive from Walt Disney World Resort and 15 minutes from Disney Springs.

Westgate Town Center Resort

Westgate Town Center guarantees a fun-filled stay when you are not exploring nearby Walt Disney World Resort. Featuring many restaurants and bars, 14 heated pools, and plenty of fun for all ages, you won’t regret checking into this family-friendly resort.

If family fun is at the top of your agenda during an Orlando vacation, Westgate Town Center Resort should be on your to-stay list. Parents, children, and even grandparents will have fun at this full-service resort, as it features 14 outdoor pools, 13 spa tubs, 3 outdoor tennis courts, an arcade and game room, an onsite Disney movie theater, and a fitness center, and offers free bike rentals. It’s an ideal place to relax, recharge, and have fun between visiting the likes of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney Springs.

The magic of Walt Disney World Resort isn’t too far from the resort, either, as it is as little as 7.8 miles away, which is eight minutes via car. After watching Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Night-time Spectacular, enjoying Animal Kingdom’s Festival of The Lion King, or riding Roller ‘N’ Coaster at Disney Hollywood Studios, the whole family can have fun at the hotel’s Shipwreck Island Water Park, play mini-golf, or rent a boat.

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark

Offering fantastic dining options, a kids’ playground, and spacious family suites, Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark is a superb pick for those who want to be close to the Disney magic.

If you are looking for a hotel that is a short walk away from Walt Disney World Resort, you would be wise to consider Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark, as it is a mile away from the popular attraction. Plus, it isn’t too far from SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, and International Drive.

As it is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel, you can trust it will offer all the magic you would expect from an Orlando resort. Also, you can step inside one of 777 one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites suitable for various group sizes. Plus, you can practice your jump shot on the resort’s basketball court, put your video game skills to the test at the arcade, or challenge the kids to a round of mini-golf.

Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is Waldorf Astoria’s sister hotel, offering shared amenities, comfortable accommodation, and many bars and restaurants to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will not disappoint when it comes to location, as it’s a six-minute drive (or a 19-minute walk) to Walt Disney World Resort. It is also the sister hotel of the adjacent Waldorf Astoria, mentioned earlier, allowing guests to enjoy the benefits of both hotels during their stay. After recharging your battering inside its luxurious accommodation, you can enjoy dinner at one of the many onsite restaurants. For instance, fans of Italian cuisine will love La Luce, which offers authentic handmade pasta and thin-crust pizzas, or you could enjoy mouth-watering fried chicken at Bull & Bear, to name a few options.

You will have many opportunities to create memories with your family, friends, or other half, too. Indulge in a little luxury inside a private cabana, soothe your mind and body at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, or unleash your competitive nature at Funzone Family Arcade.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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