• Regina Daniella

Walt Disney World Hotel Guide

Choosing a hotel at Walt Disney World can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are options for everyone. If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World on a small budget, or ready to have the time of your life and go overboard, there is a hotel for everyone.The three categories that Walt Disney World has are the Disney Resort Villas which are the most expensive, Moderate Resort Hotel options which are at a reasonable price, and Value Resort Hotels are for people on a budget.

The Disney Deluxe Resort and Villas

These hotels range from the price $300 to $600. These hotels include many accommodations such as table service and quick service, monorail, bus, and boat transportation. I suggest the villas for large families. Something that is important to note is that table Service and quick Service options vary from hotel to hotel. Monorail transportation and boat transportation are provided in Disney’s Polynesian Resort, which is a hawaiian themed resort, where you can join Lilo and Stitch on an adventure. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, a 1900’s victorian themed hotel, where you will feel like a princess, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where luxury meets modern elegance. The monorail service takes you to the Magic Kingdom, and if you wish to go to Epcot on the monorail, you will need to get of the resort monorail at the Ticket and Transportation Stations and hop onto the Epcot monorail. The Wilderness Lodge, an American Northwest theme resort offers boat and bus transportation to the parks. Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Boardwalk Inn, all have boat access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and bus access to the other parks. These hotels have access to the Boardwalk, where you will find games, and activities. Last but not least is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, this hotel only has bus transportation, but it includes activities, amazing architecture, and astonishing mini safari. These hotels are pricier, however they include amazing architecture styles, and activities. Keep in mind that these hotels are the closest to the parks, meaning no matter the form of transportation, you will be getting quicker to the parks.

The Moderate Resort Hotels

These hotel prices range from the prices of $150 to $350. They include quick service options and some include table service options. The only type of transportation access is the bus option. The Disney Carribean Resort, a pirate themed hotel, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, a french themed hotel, and Disney’s Coronado Springs fall under these categories. These hotels are not close to the parks but are close to the Disney Springs area. The hotels are known for the theme of the hotels and are considered options for older guests coming to Walt Disney World. The method of transportation here are the buses!

Disney Value Resort Hotels

These hotels range from a price of $97 to $130 and these hotels are known for their massive architecture items and theming of the hotels. The hotels include, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s All Star Music Resort, Disney’s All Star Movie Resort, Disney’s All Star Sport Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation. Like I said these hotels have massive icons depending on the theme, and trust you will not be disappointed by them, especially if you have kids. These hotels are great for families with kids and great for pictures because of their massive icons. The pools are also a major thing at these hotels, and these hotels only have quick service options. They have activities for children, and will keep families occupied. But there is a downside….. The hotels are the farthest from the parks meaning it can take approximately forty minutes to get to the parks, and that is something to take into consideration when planning the parks you will be visiting on certain days!

Regina's Personal Favorite

My personal favorite hotel is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom because the architecture for both are absolutely astonishing and will make you feel like you are visiting a completely different area. Location wise, I love the Grand Floridian and the Boardwalk. In the moderate resort hotels, my favorite is the Port Orleans Hotel!

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