A comprehensive guide to the onsite hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida

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Wondering where to stay when going to Disney World?

Take a look through this complete guide to all the Walt Disney World hotels on property!

You’ll learn more about each and every Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. And you’ll find out about the three price levels of those Disney hotels:

  • Value Resorts
  • Moderate Resorts
  • Deluxe Resorts

Plus, see how the different Disney World onsite hotels compare. And check out the Frequently Asked Questions so you’ll be prepared for making the right decision when it comes to deciding where to stay at WDW.

Walt Disney Value Resorts

Collage of Walt Disney World Value Resorts, with photos of Toy Story area of All Star Movies, Lion King area of Art of Animation, Football area of All Star Sports, and Pop Century poolThese are the cheapest Disney World hotels on property.

Three of the Disney value resorts, the All Star Resorts, are located next to each other (with All Star Music Resort in between). The other two value hotels are also located next to each other, with a lake (and bridge) between them.

All Star Sports Resort

This value resort is themed to popular sports.

All Star Music Resort

The All Star Music Resort celebrates different styles of music.

All Star Movies Resort

The theming for All Star Movies Resort features a handful of Disney movies from the past.

Pop Century Resort

At Pop Century Resort, you’ll see pop culture favorites from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Art of Animation Resort

This value resort is themed to four Disney and Pixar animated films.

Disney Moderate Resorts

Disney World Moderate Resort photo collage with pictures from Port Orleans French Quarter lobby, Port Orleans Riverside Princess room, Coronado Springs pool and Caribbean Beach Resort restaurantThe moderate resorts are the middle category of Disney World hotels. They’re a good compromise if you’d like to stay somewhere nice onsite without having to spend as much as you would at a deluxe resort.

Port Orleans Riverside Resort

At Port Orleans Riverside, enjoy a rural Louisiana atmosphere.

Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

This New Orleans-themed moderate resort is located next to Riverside, but is smaller and a little livelier than its neighbor.

Caribbean Beach Resort

This moderate resort is also where the main Disney Skyliner hub is located.

Coronado Springs

Coronado Springs features a Mexican theme and includes Gran Destino Tower, one of the newer places to stay at Walt Disney World.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

While classified as a moderate resort, Fort Wilderness is the most unique of all the hotels in that category. It includes both cabins as well as a campsite (ideal if you have or want to rent an RV).

List of Deluxe Disney Resorts

Disney World Deluxe Resort Photo Collage of Wilderness Lodge lobby, Beach Club one bedroom villa, Grand Floridian garden and Riviera Resort at nightThe deluxe resorts are the nicest – and most expensive – of the onsite Disney hotels.

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Many of the rooms at this African themed hotel have views of some of the 200+ hoofed animals and birds located in the 4 savannas at the resort.

Disney Polynesian Village Resort

One of the first two hotels on Disney property, Polynesian Village Resort has a luxurious South Pacific theme.

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This Victorian-style hotel is one of the most luxurious on the Walt Disney World property.

Disney Beach Club Resort Hotel

This New England-style Resort shares the nicest pool complex on property, Stormalong Bay, with Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

Disney Yacht Club Resort Hotel

The deluxe resort is more formal than its next door neighbor, the Beach Club.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

The Wilderness Lodge Resort draws its inspiration from National Park lodges from the turn of the century.

Disney Boardwalk Inn & Villas

This deluxe resort is located at Disney’s Boardwalk, a dining and entertainment area themed to Coney Island and Atlantic City around the turn of the century.

Old Key West Resort

The first Disney Vacation Club resort, Disney’s Old Key West, has a relaxed atmosphere and a Florida Keys theme.

Saratoga Springs Resort

This deluxe resort, inspired by the real life Saratoga Springs retreat in New York, is the Disney hotel located the closest to Disney Springs.

Contemporary Resort

One of the two original onsite Disney World hotels, the Contemporary Resort has the distinction of having the monorail run through its main building, the iconic A-frame tower. There’s also a nearby Garden Wing, as well as Bay Lake Tower, the latter being connected to the main building by a covered skywalk.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

This European inspired hotel is one of the newest places to stay at Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney World Resort Comparison

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Disney Hotel FAQ

Do Disney World hotels come with park tickets?

No, Disney World hotels do not automatically come with theme park tickets. If you need to purchase park tickets, we recommend buying your tickets here as you can save a lot of money on your Disney tickets. For example, you can currently save up to $87 per adult ticket (versus the price you’d pay at the gate).

Can you stay in a Disney hotel without park tickets?

Yes, you can stay at a Disney hotel without park tickets or ever visiting the parks. However, you may feel like you’re missing out if you don’t go to any of the theme parks during your vacation.

What are the benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel?

There are a number of benefits of staying at an onsite WDW hotel! We go over the perks of staying at a Disney World hotel here.

Does Disney offer shuttles from airport to hotel?

No, Disney World no longer offers a free shuttle (or any shuttle) between the airport and the Disney World resorts.

What is a DVC villa?

A DVC villa is a Disney Vacation Club villa. The Disney Vacation Club is the Disney timeshare program. But you don’t have to be a member of the DVC to stay in a Disney Vacation Club villa. They are often available through the Disney World website – but don’t book your stay that way! You can save significantly more by using a third party to book your DVC villa stay. We highly recommend using David’s Vacation Club. You can find out more about saving money with a DVC villa here.

Do Disney hotels offer concierge or club-level services?

Yes, you can stay in a Club Level room at Coronado Springs Resort and a number of Deluxe Disney Resorts. By staying Club Level, you’ll get access to a Club Level Lounge with complimentary refreshments. This includes continental breakfast, wine and beer selections in the evening, and desserts and cordials. And you’ll have the Club Level Concierge to assist you with reservations and information.

The following Disney hotels have Club Level rooms:

  1. Animal Kingdom Lodge
  2. Beach Club
  3. Boardwalk Resort
  4. Contemporary Resort
  5. Coronado Springs Resort
  6. Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  7. Polynesian Village Resort
  8. Wilderness Lodge
  9. Yacht Club

Can I bring pets to Walt Disney World Resort hotels?

Yes – but it depends on the pet and the hotel.

There are dog friendly areas designated at four Disney World hotels:

  1. Disney Port Orleans Resort: Riverside
  2. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  3. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  4. The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort

Do Disney resort rooms have microwaves?

No, not all Disney resort rooms have microwaves.

Generally, if you’re staying at in a DVC villa, you will have a microwave. (Unfortunately, there are no microwaves in the Resort Studios at Grand Floridian, although there are microwaves in the Deluxe Studios at Grand Floridian.)

Other guest rooms that have microwaves include the Cabins at Fort Wilderness, the Family Suites at All Star Music, and the Family Suites at Art of Animation.

If you need a microwave, the food courts at the hotels usually have microwaves for guests to use.

There is also a small number of microwaves that guests can request for their hotel room. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so you’ll want to request one as soon as you check in. In fact, you’ll also want to call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at (407) 934-7639 before your stay, so that they can place a note on your reservation regarding your microwave request.

Please note that guests are not allowed to bring their own microwaves from home, as outside appliances are prohibited at the Disney World hotels.

What are the check-in and check-out times for Disney hotels?

You can check in at 3:00 PM at Disney hotels. The exception is if you’re staying in a Disney Deluxe Villa, in which case your check-in time is 4:00 PM.

The check-out time for all Disney hotels is 11:00 AM.

Do I need to go to the front desk to check out of a Disney hotel?

No, it is not necessary to check out at the front desk of a Disney hotel. You will be automatically checked out at 11:00 AM.

You can also choose to check out that morning using the My Disney Experience app on your phone. Go to your Hotel Account or My Reservations on the app. Typically, you’ll also be sent a notification on your phone on your check out date (and the night before) that you can use to check out.

Can you workout at Disney hotels?

If you’d like to work out in a gym during your vacation, you may be able to do so at your Disney World hotel. The following Disney resorts have a fitness center available for guests:

  1. Animal Kingdom Lodge
  2. Coronado Springs
  3. Beach Club
  4. Yacht Club
  5. Boardwalk
  6. Riviera Resort
  7. Contemporary Resort
  8. Grand Floridian
  9. Wilderness Lodge
  10. Old Key West
  11. Saratoga Springs

What is the best Disney World guidebook for learning about the Disney hotels?

We recommend The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World by Len Testa and Bob Sehlinger. The guidebook, updated yearly, is a great source of information for a Disney World trip. We have been fans for years and also used it as a resource for writing this guide.