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10 Best Resorts to Stay When Visiting Walt Disney World, Ranked

Disney World is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world with over 52-million visitors a year, So naturally, there are hundreds of hotels and resorts located at or mere miles away from the Disney World theme park to accommodate the tens of millions of people that visit each year.

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With so many choices, it can take a lot of time to research the different hotels and resorts before you find the perfect one for you and your friends and family. Take a look at this list to find out which resorts are the most incredible and luxurious to stay at.

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10 Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

This resort is near Lake Buena Vista and is only 4.1 miles away from Disney World. Boasting 779 rooms and 46 suites. One of the suites is a bi-level suite, situated on two floors with a bedroom, two large bathrooms, living and dining room, and a private terrace overlooking the lake.

The resort also has a house called the “President’s House” that can be rented out like a hotel room; it has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. You can also find a 45-hole golf course, tennis courts, a large outdoor pool, spa, rock climbing and nature trails at the resort.

9 Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

Also located near Lake Buena Vista, this resort is 4.7 miles away from Disney World and rooms currently start at $515 per night. The bungalow sits directly over the water and includes multiple bedrooms, a bathroom, living/dining space, a kitchen, and laundry area.

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They have many recreational activities to participate in, including swimming in one of their multiple pools, outdoor movies, volleyball, and motorized boat rentals. The resort also includes a childcare center, a grocery service that allows you to order groceries from your villa, and a monorail that takes you directly to the amusement park, which is included with renting a bungalow.

8 Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Just looking at the word “yacht” in this resort name makes it seem like an exquisite place to stay. This Disney resort is a mere 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World and also has a monorail taking you directly to the amusement park. Starting in Fall 2019, the resort will even have a gondola system taking you directing to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Rooms at this resort currently start at $451 and they also have private villas for larger parties. Poolside cabanas, tennis, volleyball, fishing and motorized boat rentals are just a few of the recreational activities that are available.

7 The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

This 5-Star luxury resort in Orlando is 10 miles away from Disney World. From standard rooms, which are 480-square feet and right now start at $328 per night, to the Royal Suites that are 4,293-square feet with four bedrooms (much larger than an average house) and can cost thousands of dollars per night.

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Amenities provided by the resort include a 40,000-square-foot spa and salon (massages cost up to $360!), 18-hole golf course, 11 5-Star restaurants, and a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center. A shuttle is also provided that takes its guests to numerous theme parks, which includes Disney World.

6 Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is one of Disney’s cheapest, with rooms currently starting at just $122 per night. The resort is 3.2 miles away from the amusement park and has a theme of music. The heated pool is shaped like a guitar, a restaurant called “Singing Spirits Pool Bar,” and the food court is named “Intermission Food Court.”

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Like the other surrounding Disney resorts, this location has almost identical recreational activities and amenities including a jogging trail, outdoor movies, arcade, grocery service (order groceries from your room and get them delivered to your room) and includes transportation to Disney World.

5 Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

With rooms starting now at $222 at the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort, it is also one of the cheaper Disney resorts. This location is less than a mile from Disney World, so almost anyone could easily walk there within half an hour. But save your feet and take advantage of the transportation included in the price of renting a room or suite.

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This resort has recreational activities including volleyball, an arcade, a jogging trail, outdoor movies and multiple Disney themed pools. Other amenities are included such as laundry service, childcare services and various activities that will make any child never want to leave the resort.

4 Grand Bohemian Orlando

Being 19 miles away from Disney World, this resort is a little further away than other resorts, but it’s most definitely worth it. This luxurious hotel has standard and concierge rooms, and also jacuzzi suites and regular suites. All of the rooms have refreshment centers and a curated collection of music playing in them.

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The concierge rooms and regular suites can request an evening turndown service. Other experiences the hotel offers is their own art gallery and a spa. There are six meeting spaces covering over 10,000 square feet and this resort is the perfect spot to hold a grand wedding.

3 Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

This resort has a more “old-timey” look to it than Disney’s other resorts. It is inspired by the well-known 1800s New York retreat, Saratoga Springs, and rooms start right now at $362 per night (also much cheaper than many other Disney resorts!). Complete with multiple pools and water slides, arcade, spa and playgrounds, you will never get bored if you want to spend an entire day here.

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If you want to work on your fitness, there are also many places to get in a good workout, including the gym, golf course, jogging trails, basketball and tennis court, and there are bike rentals and daily yoga.

2 Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Disney World is just 3.4 miles away from this exquisite resort and it boasts a wide variety of rooms and suites, being able to cater to any guest’s preferences and needs. Rooms currently start at 825 square feet and suites start at 1,000 and can go up to 18,040 square feet if one were to choose to rent out the entire top floor of the hotel.

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The resort has a five-acre water park that includes a splash zone, multiple pools, lazy river, interactive fountains and water slides for not only children to have a blast at, but adults too.

1 Waldorf Astoria Orlando

This resort offers deluxe rooms of 448-square feet and suites that range in square feet from 945 to 2852. It has complimentary bus services to the Disney World theme parks that is only 2.2 miles away. It boasts twelve 5-star restaurants and bars, so you certainly should not go hungry.

The resort also includes amenities like an 18-hole golf course, private cabanas by the large pool, a kids club, spa, fitness center, and many meeting rooms. The golf course incorporates a pro shop for experienced golfers, practice range and individual golf lessons from Brian Mogg who was included in Golf Digest’s top 50 golf instructors.

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