Disney World Hotels Reviews 2019: Pros + Cons of Every Walt Disney World Hotels

disney world hotels guideWith so many Walt Disney World hotels, finding the best hotel near Disney World for your family can be a complicated process.

You'll have to ask yourself…

Are you looking for a Walt Disney World hotel with a kitchen? A Disney World hotel with a pool? Nightlife? The best Walt Disney World restaurants?

Learn the ins and outs of every hotel and resort with our handy Walt Disney World hotels guide.

Now, let's dive into the pros and cons of every Walt Disney World hotel in our complete guide to help you pick the best Disney World hotel for your family.

Why Stay in a Walt Disney World Hotel?

When deciding the best hotel at Walt Disney World for your family, the first thing that you need to decide is whether to stay on-site or off-site. The on-site hotels are owned by Walt Disney World and provide special extra perks. These are the hotels that we will be covering in this article today.

Walt Disney World hotels are highly themed and designed to further the experience that you've had visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. The hotels are also located in the center of the magic on Walt Disney World property so you'll truly be immersed throughout your entire vacation.

Some of the key reasons to stay at Walt Disney World hotels are:

Extra Magic Hours provide guests with the opportunity to spend additional time in one park each day during your stay.

You'll enjoy first access to restaurant, entertainment, and attraction reservations through FastPass+, up to sixty days in advance–which is earlier than the 30 days in advance that other guests have access to.

Hotel guests will also receive complimentary MagicBands (normally $12.99) wristbands that are a link to your reservations and Walt Disney World tickets, allowing you to unlock your resort room, enter theme parks, purchase food and merchandise, check in at FastPass+ lines, and connect PhotoPass photos, all with a simple swipe of your wrist.

Before you decide where to stay, you might want to consider when you'll visit Disney World. Check out our guide to when to visit Disney World 2019.

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Walt Disney World Hotels Value Resorts

The Walt Disney World value resorts stand supreme as the most affordable and most kid-friendly resorts at Walt Disney World. Decorated with larger-than-life characters, intricate theming, bright colors, and fun swimming pools (without slides), any of these resorts are fantastic choices to make memories with your family.

These Disney World value resorts also feature limited dining and service options as well as the smallest hotel rooms of any Walt Disney World resort, but your wallet will appreciate the low cost as long if your family can fit inside.

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Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

Starting Price: $112 per night

Close to: Animal Kingdom

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep four in 260 square feet with two full-sized beds.

Recreation: Fantasia Pool, Duck Pond Pool, Reel Fun Arcade, Playground, Donald's Double Feature Shopping

Dining: World Premiere Food Court, Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar

Pros: Kid-friendly, celebrates Walt Disney films, one of the most affordable resort options, and this is the last stop on the shared bus loop for the other Disney World hotels in this area which means a shorter trip to the park.

Cons: Rooms are not ideal for larger families and not all movies represented at this Disney World hotel are well known by children.

Disney's All-Star Music Resort

Starting Price: $112 per night

Close to: Animal Kingdom

Room Specifics: Standard rooms sleep four in 260 square feet (two full-sized beds); Family Suites sleep six in 520 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, two twin-sized sofa beds) with two bathrooms and a kitchenette

Recreation: Maestro Mickey's Shopping, Calypso Pool, Piano Pool, Note'able Games Arcade, Playground

Dining: Intermission Food Court, Singing Spirits Pool Bar

Pros: One of the most affordable resort options and there are suites for larger families available.

Cons: Rooms are not ideal for larger families, fewer recognizable characters means lower child appeal

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $112 per night

Close to: Animal Kingdom

Room Specifics:  Rooms sleep four in 260 square feet (two full-sized beds)

Recreation: Sport Goofies Gifts and Sundries, Surfboard Bay Pool, Grand Slam Pool, Game Point Arcade, Playground

Dining: End Zone Food Court, Team Spirits Pool Bar

Pros: One of the most affordable resort options, the first stop on the shared bus means shorter wait for the bus and available seats.

Cons: Rooms are not ideal for larger families, fewer recognizable characters means lower child appeal, and the first stop on the bus loop means that you will be making more stops before driving to the theme parks.

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $131 per night

Close to: Disney's Hollywood Studios

Room Specifics: Refurbished standard rooms sleep four in 260 square feet (two queen- sized beds) with coffeemakers; Not-yet-refurbished standard rooms sleep four (two full-sized beds) in 260 feet without coffeemakers

Recreation: Computer Pool, Hippy Dippy Pool, Bowling Pool, Kiddie Pool, playground, Everything Pop gift shop

Dining: Classic Hall Food Court

Pros: One of the most affordable resort options, multiple room options for families of various sizes, best Value Resort for those with mobility issues, has its own bus system for convenience, largest pool and waterslide space among the Value Resorts

Cons: Uninteresting dining options, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $157 per night for the Little Mermaid standard rooms/Family Suites (Cars, Lion King, and Finding Nemo themes) start at $348 per night.

Close to: Disney's Hollywood Studios

Room Specifics: Family suites available in the Cars, Finding Nemo, and Lion King areas that sleep six (one queen, one full, and one sofa bed) in over 500 square feet; Standard rooms available in the Little Mermaid area that sleep four in 260 square feet (two full-sized beds)

Recreation: Pixel Play Arcade, Ink & Paint Shop Collectibles, Cozy Cone Pool, The Big Blue Pool, Schoolyard Sprayground, Righteous Reef Playground, Flippin' Fins Pool, Elephant Graveyard

Dining: Landscape of Flavors, The Drop Off Pool Bar

Pros: Standard rooms are one of the most affordable resort options, multiple room options for families of various sizes, continually rated the highest of all Value Resorts, has its own bus system for convenience, dog-friendly. This is the newest of the Value Resorts and it is extremely popular because of price and amenities.

Cons: Rooms are far from hotel's central services

The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $56 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Tent or pop-up campsite sleeps up to ten in a 10 x 25 foot space; Full hook-up campsite for an RV plus a tent sleeps up to ten in a 10 x 50 foot space; Preferred campsite with sewage hookup for an RV plus a small tent sleeps up to ten in a 10 x 45 foot space; Premium campsite for a larger RV sleeps up to 10 in an 18 x 60 foot space

Recreation: Horseback Trail Ride, Wilderness Swimmin' Pool, Settlement Trading Post, Meadow Trading Post, Meadow Recreation Area with pool and tennis courts, Daniel Boone's Wilderness Arcade, Fort Wilderness Archery Experience, Segway Tour, Chuck Wagon, Waggin' Trails Dog Parks, Marina/Boat Launch with fishing and boat rentals, Hoop De Hoo Musical Revue Dinner Theatre, Tri-Circle-D Ranch with a horse barn and pony rides, horse drawn-excursions, Chip and Dale's Campfire Sing-a-Long, Electrical Water Pageant, swimming, hiking, biking, sports, kayaking, and more

Dining: Trails End Restaurant, Hoop De Hoo Musical Revue Dinner Theatre, Chip & Dale's Campfire Sing-a-Long, Meadow Snack Bar

Pros: A wide variety of recreation opportunities, close to wildlife, serene & beautiful setting, cheapest option to stay at Wold Disney World, pet-friendly

Cons: Fewer conveniences make it difficult for families with mobility issues or those desiring a more comfortable stay, low appeal for children

Walt Disney World Hotels Moderate Resorts

Moderate Resorts are more expensive than the Value Resorts, and they offer several additional amenities in exchange. Rooms are bigger, waterslides are added to the pools, and most resorts offer table service restaurants in addition to food courts. The exterior and landscaping get a significant upgrade, which adults will appreciate more than children.

It's important to note that Moderate resorts are generally located in less convenient locations than the other higher end resort classes, but they are still on property and offer fantastic amenities and bucolic settings.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $208 per night

Close to: Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Room Specifics: Resort buildings divided into the five villages of Jamaica, Aruba, Martinique, Trinidad South, and Trinidad North that sleep four to five in 314 square feet (either two queen-sized beds, two queen-sized beds and one pull out bed; Special pirate-themed rooms sleep four in 314 square feet (two full-sized beds)

Recreation: Fuentes del Morro Pool and Aqua Pool Area, Campfire, Caribbean Cay Playground, Movie Under the Stars, Merchandise Kiosk

Dining: Island Markets, Food Truck, Bar, Food & Beverage Buffet

Pros: Vibrant & fun theming, spacious rooms

Cons: Mediocre & limited dining, rooms are far from hotel's central services, lack of elevators and overly complex bus system are difficult for families with mobility issues, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $217 per night

Close to: Animal Kingdom

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep four in 314 square feet (two queen-sized beds); bathrooms made for double occupancy feature additional privacy features

Recreation: Convention Business Center, La Vida Health Club, Casa de Belleza Beauty Salon, Casitas Village Pool, Ranchos Village Pool, Cabanas Village Pool, Lost City of Cibola Feature Pool, Siestas Cantina Iguana Arcade, Explorer's Playground Volleyball Court, Jogging Trail

Dining: Pepper Market, Laguna Bar, Maya Grill, Rix Lounge, Cafe Rix

Pros: Many more amenities than other similarly-priced resorts because of convention center, most centrally located of all Moderate Resorts

Cons: Low child appeal, large crowds can form in dining locations during conventions, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $227 per night

Close to: Disney Springs

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two or four in 314 square feet (one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds)

Recreation: South Quarter Games, Jackson Square Gifts & Desires, French Quarter Landing Boat Transportation, Doubloon Lagoon Pool with Waterslide and Splash Pad, horse-drawn carriage rides

Dining: Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory, Scat Cat's Club, Doubloon Lagoon Pool Bar

Pros: Most convenient and romantic of all Moderate Resorts

Cons: No table service restaurants, no bike rentals, only one pool, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $227 per night

Close to: Disney Springs

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two or four in 314 square feet (one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds); the Alligator Bayou section sleep five (two queen-sized beds and one pull out bed); Royal Rooms sleep four (two queen-sized beds) and offer special Princess and the Frog theming

Recreation: Medicine Show Arcade, Ol' Man Island Fishing Hole, Ol' Man River Pool and Slide and five other leisure pools, Fulton's General Store Merchandise Shop, Riverside Levee Bike & Boat Rental, horse-drawn carriage rides

Dining: River Roost Lounge, Boatwright's Dining Hall, Riverside Mill Food Court, Muddy Rivers Pool Bar, River Roost Bar,

Pros: Multiple room options for families of various sizes and interests, pet-friendly

Cons: Inconvenient due to large size, lack of elevators are difficult for families with mobility issues, lower child appeal, rooms are not ideal for larger families

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $341 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

This resort is perfect for a group that does not want to go into the theme parks everyday and wants to spend time relaxing at the cabin with a book or enjoying the numerous recreational activities.

Room Specifics: Cabins sleep six in 504 square feet (One queen, one set of twin bunkbeds, and one queen-sized couch bed)

Recreation: Horseback Trail Ride, Wilderness Swimmin' Pool, Settlement Trading Post, Meadow Trading Post, Meadow Recreation Area with pool and tennis courts, Daniel Boone's Wilderness Arcade, Fort Wilderness Archery Experience, Segway Tour, Chuck Wagon, Waggin' Trails Dog Parks, Marina/Boat Launch with fishing and boat rentals, Hoop De Hoo Musical Revue Dinner Theatre, Tri-Circle-D Ranch with a horse barn and pony rides, horse drawn-excursions, Chip and Dale's Campfire Sing-a-Long, Electrical Water Pageant, swimming, hiking, biking, sports, kayaking, and more

Dining: Trails End Restaurant, Hoop De Hoo Musical Revue Dinner Theatre, Chip & Dale's Campfire Sing-a-Long, Meadow Snack Bar

Pros: The only Moderate Resort that sleeps six and that offers multiple living spaces, offers a deck with BBQ grill and full kitchens, pet-friendly, many recreational opportunities

Cons: Fewer conveniences make it difficult for families with mobility issues or those desiring a more comfortable stay, most expensive than other Moderate Resorts, lower child appeal

Walt Disney World Hotels Deluxe Resorts

Walt Disney World hotel deluxe resorts have the nicest grounds and rooms with best service and dining, which comes with a price increase.

Unlike the Walt Disney World hotel moderate resorts, deluxe resorts will generally appeal to both children and adults, making it a good choice for families. Guests will enjoy reveling in unique and exciting theming with many recreation options.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $339 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two to four in 340 square feet (one king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, or one queen sized bed with one twin-sized set of bunkbeds)

Recreation: Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, Copper Creek Springs Pool Area, Sturdy Branches Health Club, Buttons and Bells Game Arcade, Teton Boat & Bike Rentals, Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Area, Salon by the Springs, Basketball Court

Dining: Whispering Canyon Cafe, Artist Point, Territory Lounge, Geyser Point Bar & Grill, Roaring Fork

Pros: More inexpensive Deluxe Resort option, some rooms have a good view of the fireworks

Cons: Smaller rooms, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $353 per night

Close to: Animal Kingdom

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two to six in 340 square feet (one king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, or two queen-sized beds with one set of bunkbeds). Make sure to request a savanna-view room!

Recreation: Johari Treasures, Zawadi Marketplace, Samawati Springs Pool, Uwanja Camp, Survival of the Fittest Health Club, Safari So Good Arcade, Community Hall, Zahanti Massage and Fitness Center, Uzima Pool, Simba's Clubhouse, Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade

Dining: Maji Pool Bar, Sanaa, Victoria Falls Lounge, Jiko, Boma, The Mara, Uzima Springs Pool Bar

Pros: Most affordable of all Deluxe Resorts, multiple room options for families of various sizes, stunning wildlife views

Cons: Not directly accessible to any theme park, smaller rooms

Disney's Beach Club Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $411 per night

Close to: Epcot

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two to five in 381 square feet (one king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, or two queen-sized beds with one twin-sized sofa bed)

Recreation: Fittings & Fairings Clothes & Notions, Beach Club Marketplace, Stormalong Bay (with three pools and a waterslide), Ship Shape Massage/Salon and Fitness, Lafferty Place Arcade, Sandcastle Club, Bayside Marina

Dining: Ale and Compass Lounge, Captain's Grille, Crew's Cup Lounge, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar & Grill, Martha's Vineyard, Cape May Cafe

Pros: Fun pool, many rooms have balconies, multiple room options for families of various sizes

Cons: Rooms are not ideal for larger families, low child appeal

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $411 per night

Close to: Epcot

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two to five in 381 square feet (one king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, or two queen-sized beds with one queen-sized couch bed)

Recreation: Fittings & Fairings Clothes & Notions, Beach Club Marketplace, Stormalong Bay (with three pools and a waterslide), Ship Shape Massage/Salon and Fitness, Lafferty Place Arcade, Sandcastle Club, Bayside Marina

Dining: Ale and Compass Lounge, Captain's Grille, Crew's Cup Lounge, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar & Grill, Martha's Vineyard, Cape May Cafe

Pros: Rooms have patios or balconies, arguably the most fun pool at any Walt Disney World Resort

Cons: Inconvenient, rooms are not ideal for larger families, low on child appeal

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $421 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep five in 394 square feet (two queen-sized beds and one twin-sized sofa bed)

Recreation: Bayview Gifts, Fantasia, Fantasia Market, Feature Pool, Bay Pool, Olympiad Health Club, The Game Station Arcade, Boat and Cabana Rentals, Sammy Duvali's Watersports Center

Dining: The Wave…of American Flavors, Chef Mickey's, Outer Rim Lounge, Contempo Cafe, California Grill, Sand Bar

Pros: Monorail station inside the hotel means great convenience and accessibility, fantastic views of Magic Kingdom fireworks

Cons: Low on child appeal, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $450 per night

Close to: Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two to five in 370 square feet (one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds with one twin-sized sofa bed)

Recreation: Dundy's Sundries, Wyland Galleries, Screen Door General Store, Disney's Character Carnival, Thimbles & Threads, Luna Park Pool, Side Show Games Arcade, Muscles & Muscles Health Club Community Hall, Yard Arcade

Dining: Belle Vue Lounge, ESPN Club, BoardWalk Bakery, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Seashore Sweets, BoardWalk Joe's Marvelous Margaritas, Flying Fish Cafe, Atlantic Dance Hall, Leaping Horse Libations

Pros: Serene and charming

Cons: Low child appeal, limited dining options are inconveniently owned by third parties, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $495 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two to five in 415 square feet (one king-sized bed or two queens-sized beds with one twin-sized sofa bed)

Recreation: BouTiki, Moana Mercantile, Seven Seas Marina, Lilo's Playhouse, Lava Pool, Kiki Tiki's Splash Play, Polynesian East Pool, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, hula lessons, boat rentals

Dining: Capt. Cook's, Kona Cafe, ‘Ohana, Tambu Lounge, Pineapple Lanai, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Pros: Close Monorail station means great convenience and accessibility, arguably the best resort for families at Walt Disney World, fantastic views of Magic Kingdom fireworks

Cons: Rooms are not ideal for larger families

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $597 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Rooms sleep two to five in 440 square feet (one king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, or two queen-sized beds with one twin-sized sofa bed)

Recreation: Summer Lace, Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries, Basin White, Commander Porter's, M. Mouse Mercantile, Courtyard Pool, Beach Pool, Arcadia Games, The Captain's Shipyard Marina, Water Activities Pool, Sense Disney Spa, Ivy Trellis Salon, Fitness Center

Dining: 1900 Park Fare, Grand Floridian Cafe, Victoria & Albert's, Citricos, Gasparilla Island Grill, Narcoossee's, Garden View Tea Room, Mizner's Lounge, Courtyard Pool Bar, Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

Pros: Excellent dining options, large rooms, Monorail station inside the hotel means great convenience and accessibility, great adult appeal, multiple room options for families of various sizes, rooms have patios or balconies

Cons: Low on child appeal, rooms are not ideal for larger families

Walt Disney World Hotels Deluxe Studios and Villas

The Disney Parks and Resorts have their own set of timeshares that they call the Disney Vacation Club. Through the program you can buy a share of a room at any of the hotels that are a part of the program.

In this section we'll dive into the Walt Disney World deluxe studios and villas that are a part of this Disney Vacation Club program.

Anyone can book a night in these studios and villas–even if you aren't a member of the Disney Vacation Club.

You may choose to stay in one of these studios or villas because they offer significantly more comfort and space for large families staying for an extended period of time. Many offer kitchenettes or full kitchens, multiple bathrooms, patios and balconies, game rooms, and washer/dryer units.

Most of these options are associated with another Disney World deluxe resort, but some stand freely as just a Disney Vacation Club location.

Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $352 per night

Close to: Animal Kingdom

Room Specifics: Studios sleep four in 365 square feet (one queen-sized bed and one queen-sized sofa bed with a kitchenette, single bedrooms sleep five in 720 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, and one twin-sized sofa bed) with a full kitchen and a washer/dryer units, double bedrooms sleep nine in 1,075 square feet by combining a single and studio bedroom (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, two queen-sized sofa beds, one twin-sized sofa bed) with two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit, and grand villas that sleep twelve in 2,300 square feet (one king-sized bed, four queen-sized bed, and one queen-sized sofa bed) with four bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a laundry room

Recreation: Johari Treasures, Zawadi Marketplace, Samawati Springs Pool, Uwanja Camp, Survival of the Fittest Health Club, Safari So Good Arcade, Community Hall, Zahanti Massage and Fitness Center, Uzima Pool, Simba's Clubhouse, Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade

Dining: Maji Pool Bar, Sanaa, Victoria Falls Lounge, Jiko, Boma, The Mara, Uzima Springs Pool Bar

Pros: Rooms have patios or balconies, multiple room options for families of bigger sizes, higher in kid appeal, stunning wildlife views

Cons: Inconvenient location, Price

Disney World's Old Key West Resort Hotel

Disney World's Old Key West Resort Hotel

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $354 per night

Close to: Disney Springs

Room Specifics: Studios sleep four in 390 square feet (two queen-sized beds); Single Bedrooms fit five in 942 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized sofa bed) with a full kitchen and a laundry room; Double Bedrooms fit nine in 1,395 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized sofa bed, two queen-sized beds) with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a laundry room; Grand Villas sleep twelve in 2,375 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, and four queen-sized beds) with four bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a laundry room

Recreation: Conch Flats General Store, Community Hall, Hank's Rent ‘N Return, Electric Eel Gameroom, Fitness Center, Sauna, Arcade, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Volleyball Court, Shuffleboard Court

Dining: Olivia's Cafe, Gurgling Suitcase, Good's Foot to Go, Turtle Shack Snack Bar

Pros: Most affordable and largest rooms of all Disney Vacation Club resorts, rooms have balconies or patios, fantastic views

Cons: Low on child appeal, inconvenient, lack of elevators are difficult for families with mobility issues

Disney World Hotel: Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney World Hotel: Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $354 per night

Close to: Disney Springs

Room Specifics: Studios sleep four in 355 square feet (one queen-sized sofa bed, one queen-sized sofa bed) with a kitchenette; Single Bedrooms sleep four in 714 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed) with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit; Double Bedrooms sleep eight in 1,075 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, two queen-sized sofa beds) with three bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit; Grand Villas sleep twelve in  2, 113 square feet (one king-sized bed, four queen-sized beds, one queen-sized sofa bed) with four bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit

Recreation: Horsing Around Rentals, Senses Spa & Fitness Center, Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, Community Hall, Win Place or Show Arcade, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Shuffleboard Court, Jogging trail

Dining: The Surf and Turf Club Bar and Grill, The Artist's Palette, On the Rocks Pool Bar, Backstretch Pool Bar, The Paddock Grill

Pros: Charming, fun pools, inconvenient, best spa in Walt Disney World, fantastic views

Cons: Low on child appeal, small rooms, few dining options, price

Disney World Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Disney World Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $405 per night

Close to: Animal Kingdom

Room Specifics: Studios sleep four in 366 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed) with a kitchenette; Single Bedrooms sleep five in 807 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized sofa bed) with a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and a laundry room; Double Bedrooms sleep nine by combining a studio and single bedroom (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, two queen-sized sofa beds, one twin-sized sofa bed) with three bathrooms, a kitchen and kitchenette, and a laundry room; Grand Villas sleep fourteen in 2,201 square feet   (one king-sized bed, four queen-sized beds, and two queen-sized sofa beds) split between to levels with four bathrooms, a kitchen, and a laundry room

Recreation: Johari Treasures, Zawadi Marketplace, Samawati Springs Pool, Uwanja Camp, Survival of the Fittest Health Club, Safari So Good Arcade, Community Hall, Zahanti Massage and Fitness Center, Uzima Pool, Simba's Clubhouse, Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade

Dining: Maji Pool Bar, Sanaa, Victoria Falls Lounge, Jiko, Boma, The Mara, Uzima Springs Pool Bar

Pros: Rooms have patios or balconies, stunning wildlife views

Cons: Inconvenient location, price

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $426 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Studios sleep five in 356 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized fold down bed); Single Bedrooms sleep four in 727 square feet (one king-sized bed and one king-sized sofa bed); Double Bedrooms sleep eight in 1080 square feet (one king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, one king-sized sofa bed) with two full bathrooms

Recreation: Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, Copper Creek Springs Pool Area, Sturdy Branches Health Club, Buttons and Bells Game Arcade, Teton Boat & Bike Rentals, Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Area, Salon by the Springs, Basketball Court

Dining: Whispering Canyon Cafe, Artist Point, Territory Lounge, Geyser Point Bar & Grill, Roaring Fork

Pros: Some rooms have a good view of the fireworks, rooms have patios or balconies, multiple room options for families of bigger sizes, high child appeal

Cons: Smallest option of all Deluxe Villas, price

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $446 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Studios sleep four in 340 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed); Single Bedrooms sleep four in 680 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed) with two bathrooms and a washer/dryer unit; Double Bedrooms sleep eight in 1,020 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, two queen-sized sofa beds) with three bathrooms and a washer/dryer unit; Grand Villas sleep twelve in 2,500 square feet (four queen-sized beds, one king-sized bed, and two couches) with three bathrooms and a washer/dryer unit; Cascade Cabins sleep eight in 1,700 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized sofa bed, one fold down twin bed) with two bathrooms, a washer/dryer unit, and a hot tub

Recreation: Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, Copper Creek Springs Pool Area, Sturdy Branches Health Club, Buttons and Bells Game Arcade, Teton Boat & Bike Rentals, Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Area, Salon by the Springs, Basketball Court

Dining: Whispering Canyon Cafe, Artist Point, Territory Lounge, Geyser Point Bar & Grill, Roaring Fork

Pros: Some rooms have a good view of the fireworks, rooms have patios or balconies, multiple room options for families of bigger sizes, high child appeal

Cons: Price

Disney's Beach Club Villas

Walt Disney World Hotels - Beach Club Villas

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $454 per night

Location: Epcot

Room Specifics: Studios sleep five in 356 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized pull down bed) with a kitchenette; Single Bedrooms sleep four in 726 square feet (one king-sized bed and one queen-sized sofa bed)  with two bathrooms, a kitchenette, and a washer/dryer unit; Double Bedrooms sleep nine by combining a studio and single bedroom in 1,083 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, two queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized pull down bed) with three bathrooms, a kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit

Recreation: Fittings & Fairings Clothes & Notions, Beach Club Marketplace, Stormalong Bay (with three pools and a waterslide), Ship Shape Massage/Salon and Fitness, Lafferty Place Arcade, Sandcastle Club, Bayside Marina

Dining: Ale and Compass Lounge, Captain's Grille, Crew's Cup Lounge, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar & Grill, Martha's Vineyard, Cape May Cafe

Pros: Fun pool, rooms have balconies or patios

Cons: Low on child appeal

Disney World Hotel – BoardWalk Villas

Disney World Hotel - BoardWalk Villas

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $454 per night

Close to: Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Room Specifics: Studios sleep five in 359 square feet (One queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized pull down bed) with a kitchenette; Single Bedrooms sleep four in 712 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed) with a full kitchen and a washer/dryer unit; Double Bedrooms sleep nine in 1,071 square feet by combining a studio and single room (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, two queen-sized sofa beds, and one twin-sized pull down bed) with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit; Grand Villas sleep twelve in 2,470 square feet (One king-sized bed, four queen-sized beds, and one queen-sized sofa bed) with three bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit

Recreation: Dundy's Sundries, Wyland Galleries, Screen Door General Store, Disney's Character Carnival, Thimbles & Threads, Luna Park Pool, Side Show Games Arcade, Muscles & Muscles Health Club Community Hall, Yard Arcade

Dining: Belle Vue Lounge, ESPN Club, BoardWalk Bakery, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Seashore Sweets, BoardWalk Joe's Marvelous Margaritas, Flying Fish Cafe, Atlantic Dance Hall, Leaping Horse Libations

Pros: Close to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, adults may find it serene and charming, spacious, multiple room options for families of various sizes

Cons: Low on child appeal, very limited dining options are primarily owned by third parties and are not in the actual hotel

Bay Lake Tower at Disney World's Contemporary Resort

Disney World Hotels - Bay Lake Tower

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $497 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Studios fit four in 339 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed); Single Bedrooms fit five in 803 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized sofa bed); Double Bedrooms fit nine by combining a studio room and a single bedroom; Grand Villas sleep twelve in 2,044 square feet split between two levels (one king-sized bed, four queen-sized beds, one king-sized sofa bed) with three bathrooms

Recreation: Bayview Gifts, Fantasia, Fantasia Market, Feature Pool, Bay Pool, Olympiad Health Club, The Game Station Arcade, Boat and Cabana Rentals, Sammy Duvali's Watersports Center

Dining: The Wave…of American Flavors, Chef Mickey's, Outer Rim Lounge, Contempo Cafe, California Grill, Sand Bar

Pros: Fantastic views of Magic Kingdom fireworks, rooms have balconies or patios, large kitchen/dining areas, multiple room options for families of bigger sizes

Cons: Low on child appeal, studio room is small, price

Disney World Hotel: Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Walt Disney World Hotels - Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $515 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Studios sleep five in 465 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, and one twin-sized pull down bed) with two bathrooms and a kitchenette; Bungalows sleep nine in 1,300 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, two twin-sized pull dow beds, one queen-sized sofa bed) with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a washer/dryer unit, and a small cold-water pool

Recreation: BouTiki, Moana Mercantile, Seven Seas Marina, Lilo's Playhouse, Lava Pool, Kiki Tiki's Splash Play, Polynesian East Pool, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, hula lessons, boat rentals

Dining: Capt. Cook's, Kona Cafe, ‘Ohana, Tambu Lounge, Pineapple Lanai, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Pros: Largest Studios of any Disney Vacation Club options, Bungalows offer fantastic views of Magic Kingdom fireworks, rooms have balconies or patios, location location location

Cons: Price

The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney World Hotels - Grand Floridian

Disney World Hotel Starting Price: $582 per night

Close to: Magic Kingdom

Room Specifics: Studios sleep five in 374 square feet (one queen-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized pull out bed) with a kitchenette; Single Bedrooms sleep five in 844 square feet (one king-sized bed, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized pull out bed); Double Rooms sleep nine in  1,232 square feet (one king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, one queen-sized sofa bed, one twin-sized pull out bed) with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit; Grand Villas sleep twelve in 2,800 square feet (one king-sized bed, four queen-sized beds, one queen-sized sofa bed) with four bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a laundry room

Recreation: Summer Lace, Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries, Basin White, Commander Porter's, M. Mouse Mercantile, Courtyard Pool, Beach Pool, Arcadia Games, The Captain's Shipyard Marina, Water Activities Pool, Sense Disney Spa, Ivy Trellis Salon, Fitness Center

Dining: 1900 Park Fare, Grand Floridian Cafe, Victoria & Albert's, Citricos, Gasparilla Island Grill, Narcoossee's, Garden View Tea Room, Mizner's Lounge, Courtyard Pool Bar, Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

Pros: Excellent dining options, Monorail station inside the hotel means great convenience and accessibility, theme and adult-only restaurant option has great adult appeal, rooms have patios or balconies, great adult appeal, complimentary robes and a turn-down service with chocolates

Cons: Low on child appeal, price

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FastPass+ Guide

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New Deluxe Hotel

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