Best Resorts Near Disney World (FL)

Trips to Disney can be expensive. Prices begin to add up quickly when you book park tickets, book a hotel, buy food, possibly rent a car, and more. One of the best ways to save on a trip to Disney is by booking an affordable hotel near Disney (especially if you can use rewards points from Hilton/Marriott/etc). Some of these hotels are even located on Disney property, which makes them so convenient! Unfortunately, you won't receive some of the perks that guests staying at a Disney Resort will receive (full list here), but you'll save money which can be worth it in the long run!


Some of the perks to staying at a non-Disney hotel are:

  • Hotel Reward Points (Marriott, Hilton, etc)

  • Closer to other activities like Outlet Mall, Universal Studios, off-property dining, and more

  • Chance to relax outside of the "Disney bubble"

I've complied a list of the Best Resorts Near Disney World - check them out below!


1. Walt Disney Dolphin & Swan Hotel

Despite the name, this hotel is not owned by Walt Disney World! This is a Marriott hotel on Disney property. It's the best of both worlds because you get the perks of being on property, access to Disney shuttles AND you can collect your Marriott Bonvoy points. It's not always the most affordable but it still makes the list due to all the amazing perks and amenities!

  • Distance from Disney World? On property!

  • Amenities: pools, cabanas, 18 restaurants, spa, and more!

  • Special Notes: 87 acres of land on this property! It's HUGE!

2. Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort

The Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort is relatively new and features amazing resort amenities that are perfect for the whole family!

  • Distance from Disney World? On property!

  • Amenities: 3-acre lazy river, water slide, cabanas, delicious dining, golf and spa

  • Resort Fee: $45/night

  • Special Notes: Large property with over 1,000 rooms!

Click here to see the best available rates for the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort!

3. Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

The Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista features great resort amenities for an amazing price! Here you can enjoy their 2 large pools, onsite restaurants, and more! It is about a 5 minute drive from Disney Springs in WDW and about a 10 minute drive from the Vineland Outlets.

  • Distance from Disney World? 5 minute drive to Disney Springs

  • Amenities: 2 Pools, 2 Onsite Restaurants, Spa, Gym

  • Resort Fee: $31/night

  • Special Notes: n/a

Click here to see the best available rates for the Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort.

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4. The Grove Resort & Waterpark

Yes, you read that right! The Grove Resort features a mini-waterpark on property!! It's great for a family-fun day outside of the parks. No need to pay for park tickets to Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach (Disney's waterparks) when you have one included with your resort!

  • Distance from Disney World? 10 Minute drive to Magic Kingdom

  • Amenities: 4 pools, lazy river, surf lessons, kiddie waterpark, mini golf, spa

  • Resort Fee of $35/night

  • Special Notes: Very family friendly

Click here for the best available rates for the Grove Resort and Waterpark!

5. JW Marriott Grand Lakes

This hotel is a beautiful property located in Grand Lakes. It is technically closest to Sea World but only a short drive away from Disney! There are 5 onsite restaurants and a large variety of things to do outside: swim, float down the lazy river, enjoy drinks poolside, golf, play tennis, kayak, and more!

  • Distance from Disney World? 15 minute drive to Disney

  • Amenities: pool, lazy river, tennis courts, golf, spa, and gym

  • Resort Fees: $38/night

  • Special Notes: Perfect mix for families or couples


Click here for the best available rates for the JW Marriott Grand Lakes!

6. Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes

The Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes hotel is a perfect paradise for couples & adults traveling to Disney World. It isn't packed with kids and offers more of a luxury, relaxing vibe!

  • Distance from Disney World? 10 minute drive to Disney

  • Amenities: outdoor pool, golf, 3 tennis courts, gym, full service spa, and sauna

  • Resort Fee: $38/night

  • Special Notes: Pets are allowed for $150 per stay

Click here for the best available rates for the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes Resort

There you have it - my favorite *Resorts* near Disney World! These resorts are a paradise experience that will have you enjoying your relaxing day outside of the parks!

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