Disney offers guests traveling with larger families the opportunity to enjoy the best of a Disney Resort experience while having roomier accommodations and special features like multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and full kitchen and dining areas.
Disney's Animal Kingdom® Villas—Jambo and Kidani Houses.These special wings of the Animal Kingdom Lodge offer larger accommodations for bigger families to relax. Some rooms offer views onto wild grasslands populated by real giraffes and zebras. Adjacent to the main Resort hotel pools you will find wonderful themed shops and restaurants.
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This new addition to Walt Disney World®’s most famous Resort offers larger rooms for bigger families, and is only one walking bridge away from all the amenities and restaurants of the Contemporary Resort.
Disney's BoardWalk® Villas. Waterfront cottages put guests in a prime location to enjoy the nightlife and excitement of the BoardWalk entertainment area. Large, apartment-like accommodations allow bigger families or just weary travelers to stretch out and relax. Larger cottages for families and romantic studios for couples. These villas share the pools, shops, and restaurants with Disney's BoardWalk® Inn.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort. This one conjures up memories of the classic Resorts of the Florida Keys. It’s a 760 room hotel community where you can choose between studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, or villa accommodations. Located close to Disney’s famous Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and Downtown Disney® for endless nighttime fun. There’s not just one pool here...there are four! Guests can also enjoy beaches, two arcades, a basketball court, bike rentals, a fitness center, community hall, jogging trails, and more.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. Themed after an old Floridian estate with a touch of Victorian class, this is also where you will find the famous Disney Treehouse Villas, now renovated to provide even more family comfort. This Resort’s suites and villas provide full kitchens and laundry facilities. The Grand Villas are big enough to sleep 12 guests. Enjoy a barbecue pavilion, basketball court, bike rentals, a community hall, jogging trails, and easy access to Disney’s legendary golf courses.
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Attached to the main lobby of the Wilderness Lodge Inn, a five-story tower houses larger accommodations for those who prefer more space when they travel. The villas share the pools, shops, and restaurants of the main hotel.
Deluxe Resort Hotels
Some of America's nicest hotel resorts are listed here. Disney offers an amazing array of lodging experiences. Which dream resort will you choose?
The Contemporary. This futuristic A-frame structure was one of the original Resort hotels when Walt Disney World® opened, and it’s famous for the monorail that passes right through the middle of the main hotel. It has recently gone through a major renovation and expansion. Many of the rooms have incredible views of the Magic Kingdom® and the Seven Seas Lagoon. Nestled on top of the Contemporary, the California Grille offers exceptional views and dining. Hotel amenities include a new pool area, white sand beach, and marina on the Bay Lake side of the complex. Shops and casual dining in the lobby. Tennis courts, volleyball courts, and boat rentals are available. Transportation to the rest of the Resort provided by monorail, ferry boat, and buses.
The Grande Floridian Resort and Spa. This is the finest hotel in all of Walt Disney World®, and has been ranked as one of the top hotels in the world. This seaside Victorian giant occupies the western shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Taking design cues from the classic Hotel del Coronado in California, this iconic Resort has some of Walt Disney World®’s finest dining including Citrico, Narcoossee’s, and Victoria and Albert’s. Less formal dining can be found at Gasparilla Grill and Games, and the Grand Floridian Café. Character dining opportunities abound at this Resort as well. The Resort has two beautiful pools and full spa facilities, along with white sand beaches, watercraft rentals, preferred golf reservations, jogging trails, and more. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by monorail, ferry boats, and buses.
The Polynesian Resort. One of Walt Disney World®’s most iconic Resorts, the Polynesian has a real South Seas feel, with plenty of palm trees and a big white sand beach. ‘Ohana is the featured restaurant. There are three other quick service dining spots here: Captain Cooks, Kona Island, and Kona Café. The Polynesian regularly stages a dinner show featuring hula dancers in an outdoor tropical theater setting. There is a marina where guests can rent boats, play volleyball, and enjoy a large themed pool. Transportation to the rest of the Walt Disney World® attractions by monorail, ferry boat, and buses.
The Wilderness Lodge. A newer deluxe Resort designed after the rustic lodges of America’s great national parks like Yosemite—there’s even a geyser that erupts periodically in the courtyard. Artist Point is the featured restaurant, with other moderate and quick service dining options including Territory Lodge, Roaring Fork, and the Whispering Canyon Café. There is a wonderful North Woods-themed pool, a boat marina, a beach on beautiful Bay Lake, jogging and hiking trails, bike rentals, and fishing. Transportation to the rest of the Walt Disney World® Resort is provided by ferry boats and buses.
The Animal Kingdom Lodge. Modeled after an African Safari lodge, some rooms have windows and balconies that literally look onto the African Savanna portion of the Animal Kingdom’s signature attraction. Jiko-The Cooking Place is the stand-out restaurant here, featuring an African and Middle Eastern style menu. There are two more moderately priced restaurants as well: Sanaa, and Boma-Flavors of Africa. Other amenities include a wonderful gift shop and a massive safari-themed pool. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by buses.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Located between Epcot® and the Hollywood Studios theme parks on beautiful Crescent Lake across from Disney's BoardWalk® entertainment area, this Resort was designed to resemble a classic New England seaside Resort. There is signature dining at the Yachtsman Steakhouse. Other dining options include Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Cape May Café, Beach Club Marketplace, and Captain’s Grille. The Beach Club shares a massive white sand beach pool with its neighbor, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. There are bike and watercraft rentals, fishing, and a fitness center. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® provided by ferry boats and buses.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. This lakeside Resort evokes turn-of-the-century New England yachting luxury, and shares a large nautically-themed pool and beach area with Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Featured dining can be found at the Yachtsman Steakhouse, with additional dining at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Beach Club Marketplace, Cape May Café, Captain’s Grille, Ale and Compass Lounge, and the Crew’s Cup Lounge. Enjoy the white sand beach on Crescent Lake or at the pool. Rent bikes, go fishing, and rent watercraft. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by ferry boats and buses.
Disney's BoardWalk® Inn. This hotel is connected to Disney's BoardWalk® entertainment district and features a carnival-themed pool with a large water slide. It has an elegant seaside feel, modeled after the classic turn-of-the-century board walks of Atlantic City and Coney Island. Featured dining can be found at the Chef Menu at CoraNation Room or the Flying Fish Café. Perhaps the greatest draw of this Resort is its direct connection to Disney's BoardWalk® area with its endless array of dining and nightlife options. Transportation to the rest of the Walt Disney World® Resort is provided by ferry boats and buses.
Walt Disney World® Dolphin Resort. Drawing inspiration from Florida and the Italian Renaissance, award-winning architect Michael Graves designed the Dolphin Resort and her sister across the water, the Walt Disney World® Swan. These hotels are actually owned and operated by an outside company under special agreement with Disney, but they offer many of the same perks as Disney-owned Resorts, including full use of the Disney Transportation System. These hotels are luxurious masterpieces. Signature dining at Shula’s Steak House (rated one of the top steak houses in the United States), and at Todd English’s Bluezoo. Lighter fare can be had at The Fountain, and Picabu’s. Enjoy the grotto pool and beach, volleyball, watercraft rental, jogging paths, miniature golf, shops, special cruises, and more. Transportation to the rest of the Walt Disney World® Resort provided by ferry boat and buses.
Walt Disney World® Swan Hotel. Drawing inspiration from Florida and the Italian Renaissance, award-winning architect Michael Graves designed the Swan Resort and her sister across the water, the Walt Disney World® Dolphin. These hotels are actually owned and operated by an outside company under special agreement with Disney, but they offer many of the same perks as Disney-owned Resorts, including full use of the Disney Transportation System. These hotels are luxurious masterpieces. Try signature dining at Kimonos for some of the best sushi in Florida, or enjoy fine Italian fare at Il Mulino New York Trattoria. Lighter meals can be found at Splash Grille, and character meals can be found at Garden Grove. Enjoy the grotto pool and beach, volleyball, watercraft rental, jogging paths, miniature golf, tennis courts, shops, specialty cruises, and more. Transportation to the rest of the Walt Disney World® Resort provided by ferry boat and buses.
The Four Seasons. For those who want the very best in accommodations, the legendary upscale Four Season’s hotel experience is now available at Walt Disney World®. Four Seasons has a special partnership with Disney to provide the best of luxury with the best of Disney’s magic. Four Season’s guests are provided with special luxury motor coach service to the parks. Please check out their website for details. www.fourseasons.com/orlando