Best On Property Walt Disney World Hotels for Large Families and Groups

For guests looking for Walt Disney World hotels for large families, finding accommodations that fit best for your large family can be a challenge. Many hotel rooms have a maximum of four person occupancy and depending on the size of your group this can leave you scrambling to find something that will fit everyone but still allow you to stay on property!

We’ve done our research and found the top Walt Disney World hotels for large groups that offer suites or larger room accommodations to make your vacation as relaxing as possible. We’ve organized our list by the tiers of price hotels at Walt Disney World- value, moderate, and deluxe.

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Value Walt Disney World Hotels for Large Families

Art of Animation Hotel Big Blue Pool

The perks of staying at a value hotel is that you can stay on property at the Walt Disney World Resort for less cost than the other tiered hotels. If you’re looking to save money on this trip, while still having the on-site Walt Disney World perks, then a value hotel is the way to go.

Disney’s Art of Animation

A jungle-themed table that turns into a double bed and, beyond, a living area and a bedroom

Disney’s Art of Animation hotel is technically considered a value hotel although the prices for their family suites push it closer to a moderate category. The great thing about this hotel is that it was built with large groups in mind with large suite options, on-site dining, and two big pools to choose from.

The suites at this hotel are Lion King, Finding Nemo, and Cars themed- the themes of these rooms are extremely well done. The suites can sleep up to six, have two bathrooms, and a separate bedroom space ensuring more privacy. The rooms have 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double-Size Table Bed, and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa.

The two bathrooms, the theme, and the quality of this resort makes it a top pick in the value category for Walt Disney World hotels for large families.

Moderate Walt Disney World Hotels for Large Families

Similar with the value category, there aren’t too many options for large families and suites in the moderate range for Walt Disney World hotels for large families. With that in mind, if you have your heart set on the value or moderate hotels we mention in this list it’s likely wise to book in advance to get the best deals and ensure you get your room.

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Cabin among the trees at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

This experience is for families that would like some escape from the crowds and have a more nature centered lodging experience. You can even bring the family dog to these cabins!

Each cabin is fully furnished with a living room, bedroom, bathroom, private patio, grill, and modern kitchen stocked with appliances. The housekeeping here even does your dishes! These cabins sleep up to 6 adults.

One of the perks of these cabin is the close proximity to Magic Kingdom with a 10 minute boat ride.

Deluxe Walt Disney World Hotels for Large Families

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge with views of the wildlife

You will find much more variety for suites and accommodations for Walt Disney World hotels for large families in the deluxe category of pricing. This is where guests with large groups can pick and choose if they have the budget to do so based on their own individual preferences!

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

4 boats docked in the waters near the gabled exterior of Disney's Old Key West Resort

This deluxe option is focused around offering 1 and 2 bedroom villas in the tropical setting of Disney’s deluxe Old Key West Resort. Each villa includes a full kitchen, living and dining areas, separate bedrooms, and a washer and dryer. It’s like a small apartment you can live in at Walt Disney World!

The 1 bedroom sleeps up to 5 adults and the 2 bedrooms sleep up to 9 adults. So this is definitely a resort that allows for large groups!  If you’re traveling with a large group of adults and want to split the price, those 2 bedroom villas can be a great way to go. You get the luxury of a accommodations at a deluxe resort with reasonable space to fit large groups together.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

A sprawling coastal Victorian resort fronting the edge of a placid lake lined with trees and vegetation

This deluxe resort can get a bit pricey but for large families looking to split the cost the Beach Club Villas can be a great option. The 2 bedroom villas offer a king, 2 queen beds, a double pull down bed and sleep up to 8 adults.

And you still get the great deluxe accommodations of the Beach Club Resort!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

A creek whose water cascades down rocks in the courtyard at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers great amenities like two beautiful wilderness themed pools, on-site character dining, and deluxe hotel standard of quality. Large families can choose from their Boulder Ride Villas or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins to enjoy the same benefits of the lodge but with the extra space that deluxe villas offer.

Similar to the villas mentioned previously, you can choose from 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas that include a full kitchen, living and dining areas, separate bedrooms, and a washer and dryer.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

An octagon shaped villa nested in the woods amid trees and vegetation

This is another deluxe item for our list of Walt Disney World hotels for large families but with a twist. In addition to the standard 1 and 2 bedroom villas they offer, they also offer 3 bedroom treehouse villas!

Read our full review of Saratoga Springs at Walt Disney World.

For guests looking to immerse themselves in the forest, they can live amongst the treetops for their vacation in the 3 bedroom villas that feature private decks and charcoal grills.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

A balcony with 2 chairs and a table, overlooking the savanna

This is the top choice for animal lovers as many of the high end suites and villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offer views of the wildlife that live at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You can find standard 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas here offering all the amenities you can expect from Disney’s deluxe villas. Large groups can also pursue more affordable options for villas that sleep up to 5 and 9 at Jambo House and Kidani Village while still enjoying the perks of this deluxe resort.

Read our full review of Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The monorail entering the main concourse of Disney's Contemporary Resort at sunset

One of the most pricey options at Walt Disney World, this resort offers deluxe and club level villas that can cost you a pretty penny depending on your selection. For guests looking to splurge, the club level villas offer amazing accommodations sleeping up to 8 people. For more affordable deluxe villa options, guests can choose to stay at Bay Lake Tower to find 1, 2, and 3 bedroom deluxe villa accommodations which can sleep up to 9 guests.

The close vicinity of this resort to Walt Disney World and the ease of on-site monorail transportation makes this a popular choice for many guests.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as seen from a second-floor landing

By far one of Walt Disney World’s finest and fanciest hotel options, this one comes in at the top of the budget neck and neck with Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Large groups here can choose from suites that can sleep up to eight people and deluxe villas that can accommodate up to nine people.

If you’re looking to be close to Magic Kingdom and vacation in style, this is your best choice.

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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