The area surrounding the Disney campus is packed with all manner of hotels, ranging from the budget-minded to the downright ritzy. You can find most of the major national chains here. As a rule, stick to the hotel brands that you know. Read online reviews. Find out what extra services these hotels might offer in an effort to compete with the considerable perks offered by the on-campus Disney hotels. Most hotels will provide basic amenities like pools, family suites, and shuttles to many of the area’s major attractions (but not always for free). Many area hotels offer special rates and meals for children traveling with their parents.
However, we strongly recommend you consider staying on campus at a Walt Disney Resort hotel.