Top 9 Cheapest Disney World Hotels: Best Budget Disney Hotels!

Don't let money hold you back during your trip to Disney World. These budget Disney hotels are a fantastic option for you to stay for less! We've compiled a list of the cheapest Disney World hotels for you and your family, that don't compromise theming, luxury, and fun.

These hotels are all located on property at Walt Disney World an include many of the same perks listed in our pros and cons of ever Disney World hotel guide. There are other hotels near Disney World that may have lower nightly rates, but we believe that staying on property is worth the slightly higher rates for the extra benefits.

We visit Walt Disney World frequently to ensure that all of our articles are up to date and providing the very best tips to help you save money and experience more.

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As you consider the below budget resorts you should also price out what it would cost to rent DVC points and stay in a nicer hotel for a much lower price than standard!

1. Disney's All Star Movies Resort

The All Star Movies Resort is a celebration of Walt Disney films. Toy Story, Fantasia, 101 Dalmatians, Mighty Ducks, and the Love Bug are all portrayed in colorful, larger-than-life figurines. This resort has a variety of entertainment options and is a short bus ride to the Animal Kingdom.

Pros: all of the amenities are in close proximity to the rooms so that eliminates longer walks around the resort, the food court has a lot of options, kids love the theming, great price

Cons: bus transportation here tends to be challenging with longer wait and multiple stops to get to and from the resort, busses are typically shared between all the value resorts (except for Art of Animation) and the All Star Movies resort is the last stop, as a value resort there are no water slides, hot tub or table service restaurant

Starting at just $119 per night, the Disney All Star Movies resort is is the cheapest Disney World resort on our list.

Read also: How Much Does a Trip to Walt Disney World Cost?

2.Disney's All Star Music Resort

The All Star Music Resort pays homage to the popular musical genres of country, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, calypso, and Broadway show tunes. With two pools, a playground, an arcade, and shopping options, there is something to keep every toe tapping.

Pros: the only value resort that combines suites and standard rooms in the same buildings which can be advantage for families meeting at Disney World, it's in between All Star Sports and All Star Movies so you can walk to either resort if you want to visit the other food courts, food court has good options for kids, kids love the theming

Cons: bus transportation here tends to be challenging with longer wait and multiple stops to get to and from the resort, busses are typically shared between all the value resorts (except for Art of Animation), as a value resort there are no water slides, hot tub or table service restaurant

Starting at just $119 per night, the All Star Music resort will be music to your ears and to your wallet. This budget Disney resort is a fantastic option!

3. Disney's All Star Sports ResortGiant helmets in the football-themed area of Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

The All Star Sports Resort is the perfect pick for athletes and fans alike. You’ll find baseball, basketball, football, surfing, and tennis motifs everywhere you turn. On top of that, this cheap Disney World hotel is fun for the entire family.

Pros:  food court has good options for kids, kids love the theming, great price, it's the first stop on the bus transportation shared between the value resorts

Cons: bus transportation here tends to be challenging with longer wait and multiple stops to get to and from the resort, as a value resort there are no water slides, hot tub or table service restaurant, if there are athletic tournaments at the ESPN Wide World of Sports these teams usually stay here in large groups

With a surfboard-shaped pool, a delicious food court serving up all your favorite foods, complimentary outside movies, and an affordable base price of just $119, your stay at the All Star Sports Resort is sure to be a slam-dunk.

4. Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Art of Animation Resort is continually rated highly among guests and reviewers. The resort spotlights several of Disney’s most beloved animated films including Cars, Finding Nemo, Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. Besides all of the fun, themed amenities, the resort is dog-friendly and features it’s very own bus system for added convenience.

Pros: food court is huge and as a large range of options, kids love the theming, themed family suites available, doesn't share a bus line with the other value resorts, one of the largest pools of the Disney World hotels, located on the Skyliner transportation system

Cons: as a value resort there are no water slides, hot tub or table service restaurant, standard rooms only available in Little Mermaid theming which might not appeal to everyone, standard rooms located in the back of the resort which means a longer walk to the transportation, have to transfer at Skyliner station to get to the parks

With a starting price of $188 a night for the regular rooms (the suites will put you in a higher cost bracket)- it’s easily our number one pick for those who don’t want to have to choose between immaculate theming and affordability. I highly recommend this budget Disney hotel it is a great addition to our cheapest Disney hotels list. This is widely regarded as the best of the Disney value resorts.

5. Disney's Pop Century Resort1960s-themed area of Disney's Pop Century Resort, lit up at night

The Pop Century Resort takes you right back to the later decades of the 20th century. From bowling balls to the yoyo, experience all the most popular fads and trends of the 1950s-1990s. This resort stands out because of its multiple large, themed pools and even has a waterslide. Plus, it has its own bus system which makes for a quick trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Pros: kids love the theming , can walk to Art of Animation to eat at their food court, good location near all four theme parks, newly updated rooms, located on the Skyliner transportation system

Cons: as a value resort there are no water slides, hot tub or table service restaurant, have to transfer at the Skyliner station to get to the parks

With a base price of $158 per night, the Pop Century resort is totally groovy choice for your whole family.

See why this is our favorite value hotel at Walt Disney World!

6. Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

For those who enjoy the simpler things in life, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is your best bet. Once the stars come out, you’ll sleep well in such a beautiful, serene setting. This less conventional option for staying at Disney World can bring great Disney savings. From swimming to archery to horses to musical revues and more, there truly is enough recreation offered to keep you busy all day.

Pros: close to the Magic Kingdom and Magic Kingdom resorts, unique and affordable option for staying on-site, pets welcome, campsites and cabins fully equipped

Cons: longer walk or transportation to get to your campsite, less traditional resort amenities, need camping supplies

At just $62 a night for basic campsite, this is easily the most affordable option if you don’t mind the lack of amenities.

7. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

The Caribbean Beach resort offers vibrant theming, larger rooms, and beautiful landscaping. The resort has great theming for a tropical vacation vibe with plenty of pool options for everyone.

Pros: as a moderate resort the pool has waterslides and a hot tub, table service restaurant available, upgrade available for pirate themed room, Skyliner transportation

Cons: resort is spread out so you could have a long walk to your room, multiple bus stops around the resort, pirate room upgraded option is furthest from the front of the resort

Starting at just $252 per night, you can choose between the villages of of Jamaica, Aruba, Martinique, Trinidad South, or Trinidad North for your stay.

We absolutely loved this hotel, read our recent review from our stay here!

8. Disney's Port Orleans ResortDisney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside | Walt Disney World Resort

One of our last picks is the Port Orleans Resort. Both sides of it – the French Quarter and Riverside – begin at $243 a night. This is one of the most romantic, charming resorts you’ll find, but it has immersive theming too, making it a fun choice for both couples and children. Plus, it offers a variety of dining options and is pet friendly. And as a bonus: you'll feel like you just stepped foot onto the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

Pros:boat transportation option, great theming for adults and kids without being overly cartoon focused, can access the pool and restaurants for either side of Port Orleans, moderate hotel with hot tub and water slides

Cons: large resort which means you may have to walk far to your room, no table service restaurant in the French Quarter

9. Disney's Coronado Springs ResortA bridge spans across a large body of water leading to a hotel building

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort houses a convention center, so it truly excels in terms of amenities and convenience. A more professional pick, this option may not be as fun for kids. But we’re betting you’ll be too busy enjoying your pedicure in the spa to even notice.

Pros: moderate hotel with hot tub and water slides, table service restaurant, great food variety on-site, updated amenities, does not share a bus with other resorts

Cons: large resort which means you may have to walk far to your room, very subtle theming which may not appeal to families, can be busy with business groups since it doubles as a convention center

The resort, starting at $252 a night, is very centrally located and offers many more amenities than other similarly-priced stays including a health club, beauty salon, several pools, and more.

Finding Discounts for Disney World

Nearly every time of the year, you can find vacation package discounts for on-site hotel rooms and Disney World tickets. These discounts vary and may increase in value depending on if you're a passholder, Florida resdient, or if you book in advance.

You read our extensive guide on Disney World Vacation Package discounts to get an idea of what is currently being offered and how you can save the most money on your trip.

Cheapest Disney Hotels FAQ

What is the least expensive month to go to Disney World?

January is traditionally one of the least expensive months to go to Disney World. But the past few years have seen August and September become less popular times to visit the parks and usually hotel discounts are released to reflect this.

What days of the week are Disney hotels' cheapest?

The cheapest days of the week to stay at Disney hotels are typically Monday through Thursday. Prices are often higher Friday through Sunday and weekends can sometimes be excluded from hotel discounts.

How much is it to stay in a Disney hotel?

The value Disney hotels are the cheapest hotel options with some nights averaging just under $200 per night. Moderate hotels typically start at $300 per night and deluxe hotels start at $400 per night and can go as high as $800 per night.

How many months in advance should I book a Disney hotel?

You can usually book a Walt Disney World hotel more than a month in advance. The sooner you book the better as you can take advantage of more availability. Advance Disney World hotel packages need to be paid off one month prior to check-in.

Are Disney tickets cheaper when staying at Disney hotel?

Ticket prices for Disney will be the same whether you bundle with a hotel or purchase separately. There are often discounts that only apply to hotel packages making the overall cost of Disney tickets cheaper.

What months at Disney World are the most expensive?

The most expensive months at Walt Disney World are November, December, and March which all coincide with the holidays and spring break.

What is the best amount of days to stay at Disney World?

The best amount of time to stay at a Disney World hotel is at least six days which gives you enough time to see all four theme parks and enjoy your resort hotel.

What is the cheapest Disney World resort?

The cheapest Disney World resort is All-Star Sports which is consistently ranked the lowest in cost amongst the other hotels. However, a tent campsite at Fort Wilderness is even lower but this technically is for a campsite and not a hotel room.

How can I go to Disney World for less?

The best way to save money on a Disney World vacation is to take advantage of any hotel discounts and travel during non-peak travel times of the year so avoiding spring break and the holiday season.

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About Miriam Jean

Miriam is a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Advocacy and Policy. Her advocacy efforts include working as an intern with multiple political think tanks as well as serving as a delegate at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women. She currently works in higher education training student leaders and teaching leadership classes. In her spare time she loves the arts, especially singing and the theatre. She recently played the title role in ”Mary Poppins” alongside her husband who played Bert, an especially memorable experience. She first fell in love with Disney when she dressed as Winnie-the-Pooh for her second Halloween and has never looked back. An avid history buff, she especially enjoys researching all historical aspects of the Disney franchise and celebrating the company's legacy and growth. Miriam loves spending time with her wonderful family, watching black-and-white movies, and eating anything with sprinkles.

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