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    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4927 reviewsTripAdvisor (4927)
    Free Parking
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    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, is as opulent as it gets when it comes to Walt Disney World accommodations. The Victorian era is revived in the decor found in the five-story lobby – complete with an open-cage elevator and magnificent chandeliers – and the plush guest rooms. Lodging options here come equipped with amenities like flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed internet; however, some travelers say that the rooms in Disney's flagship resort are beginning to feel a bit tired. And though the Grand Floridian is kid-friendly with loads of activities, the posh resort is the best bet for couples looking for a quieter place to stay. Extras like afternoon high tea and daily piano performances in the lobby lend an elegant tone, but there are still fun perks like character breakfasts for the kids. (Youngsters can also indulge in their own afternoon tea with Disney princesses.) Another perk about staying at the Grand Floridian: having an on-site monorail station that is just one stop away from the Magic Kingdom.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4927 reviewsTripAdvisor (4927)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
    Orlando, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 12568 reviewsTripAdvisor (12568)
    Free WiFi

    With its prime location less than a mile away from Universal Orlando Resort, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort has chosen to entice with what it calls "South Seas" flavor. To that effect, this Loews outpost boasts of Emeril Lagasse's Tchoup Chop restaurant and the weekly Wantilan Luau all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet (a particular favorite among visiting families), not to mention four other dining venues and character dining experiences. Themes aside, most guests keep coming back to this resort because of its attentive staff and clean, comfortable rooms. Accommodations feature a gray color palette with colorful accent walls and pillows and offer amenities like flat-screen HD TVs, iHome clock radios and Cuisinart coffee makers. But like its sister, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, a stay at the Loews Royal Pacific comes attached to a high price tag. Add in additional fees for parking and you may find your vacation funds running low. That said, travelers who have stayed here say the extra cost might be worthwhile due to the property's easy access to the nearby Wizarding World of Harry Potter (at Islands of Adventure). Another bonus: You can enjoy extra perks and benefits if you participate in the Loews YouFirst rewards program.

    Orlando, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 12568 reviewsTripAdvisor (12568)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort
    Orlando, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5780 reviewsTripAdvisor (5780)
    Free WiFi

    The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort enthralls its visitors. Its Mediterranean-inspired setting is a treat for the eyes, but the most compelling reason guests rave about this Loews branch is its high-end amenities. Examples of perks travelers love include the full-service Mandara Spa and the elegant atmosphere found in Mama Della's Ristorante (just one of this Loews hotel's four restaurants). The guest rooms also earn high praise for their style and creature comforts, such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and Keurig coffee makers. On the other hand, the ritzy features come with a price tag that guests say can take a toll on your pocketbook. Plus, there are extra fees for valet and self-parking. (However, you can earn perks by becoming a member of the Loews YouFirst rewards program.) As its full name suggests, the Loews Portofino Bay sits on the grounds of Universal Orlando Resort, giving you easy access to the Universal theme parks, like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

    Orlando, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5780 reviewsTripAdvisor (5780)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Yacht Club Resort
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2668 reviewsTripAdvisor (2668)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Disney's Yacht Club Resort is Disney Beach Club Resort's ritzier sister property; the two share a stretch of land along the shores of the lake near Walt Disney World. The stylish Yacht Club Resort echoes the upscale feel of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, complete with dark wood accents and leather furniture; meanwhile, rooms have white furnishings and touches of gold and marble. Accommodations here also feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. This Disney outpost definitely has a more adult vibe than the neighboring Beach Club, but children should feel welcome thanks to the kid-friendly pool, an on-site arcade and the nearby Fantasia mini-golf course. On-site restaurants, particularly the Yachtsman Steakhouse, come highly recommended by previous visitors, though some suggest making early reservations to ensure you get a table. Aside from the amenities, it is the Yacht Club's convenient location that has many recent guests gushing. You can either walk or take a boat to Epcot. All of these amenities and services, however, come at a price some guests felt is too high. 

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2668 reviewsTripAdvisor (2668)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3827 reviewsTripAdvisor (3827)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Disney's Wilderness Lodge has an ambiance that's reminiscent of the North America's national parks. The lobby is built with pine and stone, and just outside the front door are acres of trees, never mind a man-made geyser. Recent travelers marvel at the lobby's towering fireplace and love the Wilderness Lodge's secluded feel. What's more, they lauded the complimentary bus and water taxi services to Disney theme parks. The Wilderness Lodge's rustic rooms are popular with families, though there is no longer a kids club at this hotel, and the Artist Point restaurant's Pacific Northwest seafood and sirloin make the eatery one of the park's more popular dinner options. And while staying at this Disney-affiliated property, travelers have access to a variety of outdoor facilities, including a pool and jogging trails. 

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3827 reviewsTripAdvisor (3827)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
    Orlando, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6574 reviewsTripAdvisor (6574)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on the edge of Walt Disney World just off of I-4, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has a great atmosphere for families and couples interested in hitting up the area's theme parks. The picturesque lobby is filled with foliage and houses two of the resort's lounge areas, making it a nice environment for an afternoon snack or an evening drink. For something a little more filling, try one of the property's dining options: Hemingway's serves dishes infused with Spanish and Cuban flavors. The resort also has a sushi bar and a lounge with tapas and specialty cocktails. Recent travelers rave about this Orlando resort's impeccable service and seemingly endless list of activities and amenities. On-site activities include racquetball, tennis, swimming and golf, as well as the Camp Hyatt kids program and babysitting services. Meanwhile, guest rooms at this Hyatt hotel earn praise for their bright decor and features like balconies, high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs. And remember, if you're a member of Hyatt's loyalty program, you can earn or use points here for additional perks.

    Orlando, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6574 reviewsTripAdvisor (6574)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3668 reviewsTripAdvisor (3668)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Set on Walt Disney World's northwest side, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort features a South Pacific theme: Koi ponds are scattered throughout the grounds, and palm trees support hammocks (and reposing guests) along a stretch of the lagoon's beachfront. The long and narrow buildings have thatched roofs and torch-lit walkways, while the guest rooms are done up in brown and green hues. However, some recent guests comment that the decor makes guest rooms feel a bit dark at night. Meanwhile, other travelers aren't sure if this hotel is worth its high room rates. Still, most praise the Polynesian for its monorail station (which makes it a great home base for exploring the parks), as well as its popular Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. And travelers with kids say that the Lava Pool (complete with a 142-foot-long waterslide) is a big hit with the little ones. For a little more serenity, head to the Oasis Pool, which offers a more tranquil setting. And when you're ready to eat, venture to one of the resort's multiple dining establishments for a sit-down meal or a casual bite. You'll find this Disney resort in the Magic Kingdom area of Orlando, Florida.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3668 reviewsTripAdvisor (3668)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Beach Club Resort
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3117 reviewsTripAdvisor (3117)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Disney's Beach Club Resort is Disney's interpretation of waterfront New England. Though it shares many amenities with Disney's Yacht Club Resort, the Beach Club has a more casual feel. Plus, you can experience the flavors of the Atlantic coast at the resort's restaurants. Enjoy whimsical boardwalk favorites at the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, or get your fill of seafood at the Cape May Café buffet. And for something a little swankier, dress up at the nautical-themed Yachtsman Steakhouse. Meanwhile, guest rooms boast complimentary Wi-Fi access, coffee makers and, in some cases, private balconies. What's more, amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, over 100,000 feet of meeting and event spaces and four pools. And there's also a ferry service that will take you to nearby Epcot if you don't feel like making the hike to the theme park's back entrance. Recent guests, mainly staying for the easy access to Walt Disney World, praise the Beach Club's location. However, some others said that housekeeping services need improvement. 

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3117 reviewsTripAdvisor (3117)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 836 reviewsTripAdvisor (836)
    Free WiFi

    The contemporary Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort puts an interesting spin on inside-the-park accommodations. Guests love the Swan and Dolphin Resort's comfortable and clean rooms, which are decorated in soft teal and orange tones and feature the brand's signature Heavenly Beds, crisp white duvet covers and flat-screen TVs. The amenities are bountiful, too, with the Camp Dolphin kids program and advance tee times at Walt Disney World's golf courses. The property also houses the Balinese-style Mandara Spa, multiple pools (including one with waterfalls and a waterslide) and even a beach (complete with sand volleyball courts). However, some recent guests weren't entirely satisfied with their stay, citing customer service snafus and outdated decor as reasons to bed down elsewhere. You'll find the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort just minutes from Epcot by water taxi.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 836 reviewsTripAdvisor (836)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's BoardWalk Inn
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1897 reviewsTripAdvisor (1897)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Disney's BoardWalk Inn is essentially a recreation of the old Atlantic City in the heart of Orlando, Florida's Walt Disney World resort complex. Older families and young couples love the boardwalk and awesome view of nearby Epcot's nightly fireworks displays. But fair warning: The surrounding area's activity does continue late into the night. If you want a good night's sleep at this Disney property, ask for a quieter room away from the bustling boardwalk. No matter which room you stay in, you'll find it equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee makers and private balconies. Although the late-night noise may not suit younger travelers, the BoardWalk Inn's Luna Park Pool – with its 200-foot-long waterslide – certainly will. And visitors of all ages can enjoy a ride along the boardwalk on the resort's community bikes (for a fee). No matter how you choose to start your day, start off your night with a hearty plate of fresh seafood at the Flying Fish.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1897 reviewsTripAdvisor (1897)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Contemporary Resort
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3361 reviewsTripAdvisor (3361)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're in Orlando for Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, then this North World Drive resort could be one of your best lodging options. According to recent guests, it's Disney's Contemporary Resort's proximity to top Disney sights that are the real clinchers for booking a stay. And while families praise the resort's location, business travelers appreciate it's 115,000-square-foot convention center and business center. The resort has well-appointed and varied accommodation options, where rooms offer everything from garden views to lake panoramas and theme park vistas (be sure to specify your view wishes before booking your room). All guest rooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee makers and minifridges. And as with other Disney resorts, you'll find plenty of dining and recreation options on-site, including the popular California Grill. If you're here with kids, don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet meal with your favorite Disney characters at Chef Mickey's. 

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3361 reviewsTripAdvisor (3361)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
    Orlando-Walt Disney World, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3668 reviewsTripAdvisor (3668)
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    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort offers this more private accommodation option for guests, featuring 360 deluxe studios and 20 overwater Bora Bora-inspired bungalows. Inside each bungalow, travelers will find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a private deck with hanging chairs and a pool, and a view of Seven Seas Lagoon and Cinderella Castle. Studios feature queen-sized beds, sleeper sofas and pull-down beds. Plus, bedding down here grants guests shared used of the larger Polynesian property's perks, such as the on-site Seven Seas Lagoon and Lilo's Playhouse kids club. Guests also praise the stellar views – which include Disney's famous evening fireworks – and the on-site ferry and monorail transit options to Walt Disney World. For dining, there's the Hawaiian-themed eatery 'Ohana, which has earned a round of applause from guests for its delicious buffets and kid-friendly activities like coconut races and hula hooping. Because this Orlando, Florida, property is affiliated with Disney, Disney Vacation Club members can redeem points here.

    Orlando-Walt Disney World, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3668 reviewsTripAdvisor (3668)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's BoardWalk Villas
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1419 reviewsTripAdvisor (1419)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests of Disney's BoardWalk Villas say the property's location, picturesquely perched on the waterfront, can't be beat. The architecture was inspired by turn-of-the-century Atlantic City (that's even before the "Boardwalk Empire" era, for you HBO fans). Within easy walking distance are Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot theme parks. But according to some recent guests, the studios and villas themselves are a little underwhelming compared to the property's dazzling exterior. All accommodations come appointed with private balconies, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, microwaves and pastel color schemes with beach-inspired accents. Outside the accommodations, guests have access to all the amenities found at the Disney's BoardWalk Inn, including three pools, a waterslide and eight dining venues. And to get to other Disney properties, Walt Disney World theme parks and Orlando, Florida's airport, visitors can take one of the resort's complimentary shuttles.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1419 reviewsTripAdvisor (1419)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Beach Club Villas
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 898 reviewsTripAdvisor (898)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    At Orlando, Florida's Disney's Beach Club Villas, you'll find so many coveted amenities on-site that you may be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave the property grounds. Take the rooms, for example – available in studio, one-bedroom villa and two-bedroom villa layouts – which offer flat-screen TVs with DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi, minifridges and private balconies. And then there's the Sandcastle Club activity center for guests ages 3 to 12, the wading pool and the whirlpool, not to mention the nearby pools and man-made beach at Disney's Beach Club Resort and an additional beach at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Although this Disney property, like the Beach Club Resort, caters heavily to families, adults in search of a more refined atmosphere can spend a few hours at the adjacent Yacht Club Resort. And if you do choose to leave the premises altogether, you'll have free transportation to and from Disney parks and resorts (though some guests found the walk is manageable to Walt Disney World's Epcot).

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 898 reviewsTripAdvisor (898)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 615 reviewsTripAdvisor (615)
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    These Disney villas – housed within Disney's Wilderness Lodge – transport families from balmy Florida to crisp, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the architecture of the railroad hotels of the American West, the resort's lobby features a towering fireplace that adds an extra touch to the already cozy accommodations. Fire Rock Geyser, modeled after Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser, is located on the resort grounds and shoots water 120 feet into the air every hour on the hour. Although it shares amenities with the Wilderness Lodge, Boulder Ridge Villas may be a better choice if you're traveling with kids or a larger group. These accommodations are more spacious, and all of the rooms come equipped with kitchenettes or kitchens. Aside from the carefully crafted ambiance, the Wilderness Lodge also offers complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and plenty of on-site activities for kids. However, some amenities, including the marina, beach and playground, are closed until late 2017 for renovations.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 615 reviewsTripAdvisor (615)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi