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There are hundreds of hotels near Disney World south of Orlando, Florida. Only twenty-four of those hotels are official Disney operated properties situated within the Disney World Park. The rest of the hotels are independently operated establishments located outside of the park.

All of the Disney hotels are very nice properties with various theme-oriented designs, excellent amenities and the renowned outstanding Disney service. They offer certain advantages over the non-Disney hotels, but they also cost a bit more than comparable independent hotels. The prices range from moderately priced to very expensive.

Disney hotels are all located within the park, they are very convenient to all of the Disney World attractions. Free transportation is available on Disney buses, trains, monorails or boats to take you to any attraction. As a guest at an official Disney hotel, you will receive special privileges such as early access to the attractions and special pricing on park-entry packages.

Just click on any of the Disney World hotel links below to read about the hotel amenities, to compare the prices and to book your reservations.

Walt Disney World Resort Swan Walt Disney World Swan
Located in the heart of the resort area, the award-winning Walt Disney World® Resort Swan is your gateway to Central Florida's greatest theme parks and attractions. The Walt Disney World® Resort Swan is an Epcot® Resort hotel, offering superior service and many special Walt Disney World® Resort benefits.
Polynesian Resort Polynesian Resort
Relax in a tropical paradise reflecting the enchanting customs and culture of the Islands! Waterfalls, colorful birds, lush gardens and live music reflect the South Seas essence of this lavish Disney Resort hotel.
Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside Port Orleans Resort
Featuring tranquil waterways and a 19th-century Louisiana atmosphere, Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside draws inspiration from the writings of Mark Twain and is approximately 22 miles from Orlando International Airport. Transportation to the theme parks is available by ferry and bus.
The Villas At Disneys Wilderness Lodge The Villas At Wilderness Lodge
Celebrate the grandeur of the glorious national parks of America's great Northwest in a cozy villa with a kitchen, living area, and all the comforts of home. This wilderness resort hotel has pools, arcades, playgrounds, watercraft rentals, a white-sand beach, health club, specialty cruises, and lodge-like dining venues.
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Wilderness Lodge
Hidden in the pine trees and rock formations along the shores of Bay Lake, the Wilderness Lodge recreates the majestic feel of America's National Park lodges. Those that love the outdoors will enjoy the recreational activities at this resort.
Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is a rustic hideaway located within several acres of natural forestland. Aspiring cowpokes can mosey-on-over to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch & Farm to engage in horseback and pony rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a farm full of gentle critters.
Animal Kingdom Lodge Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a 33-acre wildlife reserve and African-style hotel located near Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. The perfect resort for animal lovers, guests can watch antelope, giraffes, exotic birds, and other creatures from most balcony rooms, restaurants, the pool, and other public areas.
Disney's Dolphin Resort Dolphin Resort
Come and discover the magical surroundings, luxurious facilities, and Westin Heavenly Beds. The resort is between Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Enjoy the new Mandara Spa, 17 spectacular restaurants and lounges, five pools, white-sand beach, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, and many special Walt Disney World® Resort benefits.
Disney's Old Key West Resort Old Key West Resort
Featuring palm trees, a lighthouse, and Victorian-era decor, Disney's Old Key West Resort recreates the beach town feel of the Florida Keys. Guests may enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Sailboats, pedal boats, canoes, mini-motorboats, and more are available for rent at the marina.
Disney's Beach Club Resort Beach Club Resort
Resembling an old-time, New England-style beach club, Disney's Beach Club Resort features a three-acre white-sand beach, with waterslides, boat rentals can catch-and-release fishing.
Disney's Beach Club Resort Beach Club Resort Villas
Disney's Beach Club Villas provide lakeside vacation homes decorated in a late 19th-century style. A three-acre stretch of beach is home to Stormalong Bay - a mini-water park with a beached shipwreck slide. Guests may rent boats, engage in catch-and-release fishing or stroll along the adjacent Boardwalk.
Disney's Boardwalk Inn Boardwalk Inn
Disney's Boardwalk Inn is situated on Crescent Lake and resembles the shore town atmosphere of yesteryear. The resort features Luna Park, a water park area that includes the 200-foot Keister Coaster water slide, an arcade, and a quiet pool. Guests may rent manual and motorized boats to use in the lake, or take a specialty cruise.
Disney's Boardwalk Inn Villas Boardwalk Inn Villas
Located along the shore of Crescent Lake, Disney's Boardwalk Villas is reminiscent of a 1940s mid-Atlantic shore town. Just outside the resort, guests will find the Disney Boardwalk, featuring several entertainment and dining options.
Disney's Carribean Beach Carribean Beach
Featuring five lakefront tropical island villages set on 200 acres, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort features several pools and an array of water activities. Each village features its own heated swimming pool, while the feature pool at the central Old Port Royale area contains water cannons, waterfalls, waterslides and white-sand beach.
Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel Coronado Springs Hotel
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort celebrates Southwestern, Mexican, and Mayan architecture. Adventurers young and old will enjoy the Dig Site swimming pool, designed like an archaeological site and featuring a five-story Mayan temple, waterslide, cascading waterfalls, and a whirlpool.
Disney's Pop Century Resort Pop Century Resort
Each area in Disney's Pop Century Resort is reminiscent of a decade from the 1950s through the 1990s. Jukeboxes, yo-yos, eight-track tapes, Rubik's cubes, laptop computers, and other iconic objects are located throughout this resort's nostalgic grounds.
Disney's All Stars Movies Resort All Stars Movies Resort
101 Dalmatians, Fantasia, Toy Story, and other Disney classic films are celebrated at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, located 22 miles from Orlando International Airport. This resort is a playground for kids and kids-at-heart alike. Swimming areas include a Mighty Ducks-themed pool, Fantasia-themed pool, and a children's pool.
Disney's All Stars Music Resort All Stars Music Resort
Inspired by tunes of the past century, Disney's All-Star Music Resort features a musical motif throughout the hotel and its grounds. For guests who find the sound of splashing music to their ears, a grand piano-shaped pool with a piano key sundeck, the guitar-shaped Calypso Pool, and a children's pool are provided for enjoyment.
Disney's All Stars Sports Resort All Stars Sports Resort
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort pays homage to the icons and excitement of the sporting world. The resort is decorated with oversized football helmets, basketball hoops, and surfboards. Swimming areas include the surfing-themed SurfBoard Bay, the baseball-themed Grand Slam Pool with mound areas, and a children's pool.
Written by: Mike Leco
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Photo Description: Traveling between theme parks and Disney's hotels is easy. Many accommodations, like the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, are regular stops for water taxis, monorails and buses.