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There are hundreds of hotels near Disney World south of Orlando, Florida. Only fifteen 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 Disney hotel prices range from moderately priced to very expensive.

Many of the independent hotels not operated by Disney are also very nice and their prices are often a bit less expensive. Most of them are located within a half hour drive of Disney World, and most offer free transportation to and from Disney World, Sea World or Universal Studios. Some of the independent hotels are located at Lake Buena Vista (adjacent to Disney World). Some are located along route 192 in Kissimmee (about 15 minutes drive from Disney World). Others are located along International Blvd. (between Disney World and Universal Sutios)

Here is a selection of very nice non-Disney hotels in the moderate price range. ($100 - $300 per night) Just click on any of the links below to read about the hotel, to compare prices and to book your reservations.

The Marriott Residence Hotel The Marriott Residence Hotel
The Residence Inn Lake Buena Vista North is conveniently located one mile from Downtown Disney and Pleasure Island and three miles from the Disney parks including Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios and Walt Disney World. Downtown Orlando is seventeen miles northeast of the hotel.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations At Orange Lake Resort Holiday Inn at Orange Lake Resort
The Holiday Inn Orlando Orange Lake Resort is located next to Walt Disney World. Fully equipped standard, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas to comfortable, convenient Clubhouse suites. Amenities include nine restaurants, 10 swimming pools, an amazing lazy river and water slides, an 80-acre lake with a beach and water-sports, 4 impressive golf courses, plenty of tennis courts, miniature golf and more.
Hilton Orlando Hilton Orlando
The Hilton Orlando offers a real resort experience in an ideal location. Guests can enjoy the fun, revitalizing, refreshing, and relaxing benefits of a complete Florida resort with a location that delivers everything that there is to see and do in Orlando.
Universal's Orlando Hard Rock Hotel Universal's Orlando Hard Rock Hotel
California-style mission architecture and impressive rock 'n roll memorabilia. Features one of Orlando's largest swimming pools with sand beach, 240ft slide and 12 underwater speakers. Guests enjoy free water taxi and shuttle bus service, and Universal Expresss ride access.
Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel
Located at Universal Orlando® Resort, this luxurious hotel recreates the charm and romance of the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy, right down to the cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes. Guests enjoy exclusive privileges including free water taxi and shuttle bus service, and Universal Express ride access.
Universal's Royal Pacific Resort Universal's Royal Pacific Resort
Offers the charm and nostalgia of the South Pacific circa the 1920s. Resort vividly recreates a tropic island paradise boasting the largest outdoor lagoon pool in Orlando. Guests enjoy exclusive privileges including free water taxi and shuttle bus service, and Universal Express ride access.
Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel
Adjacent to EPCOT and Walt Disney World Resort, this hotel sits on 1,500 acres and offers a private lake, golf and miles of tropical nature trails for bicycling, horseback riding and jogging. Six miles from Orlando-Orange County Convention Center and 15 miles from Orlando's business district.
Marriott Orlando Grand Lakes Marriott Orlando Grand Lakes
Visually stunning Old World Spanish architecture surrounded by 500 acres of lush, tropical landscaping. Within minutes of Orlando's most popular attractions. An elegant spa, fine restaurants, lagoon pool and a Greg Norman designed championship golf course are magnets for guests.
Written by: Mike Leco
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