When planning a Walt Disney World vacation, choosing where to stay can be one of the most important decisions! You don’t want to end your park days by returning to a hotel that’s uncomfortable or disappointing. Checking out hotel reviews before you book your trip is extremely helpful when planning! The following are the top 10 Walt Disney World Resort hotels according to Trip Advisor.
10. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (Deluxe Resort)
Delight in the formal grace of a grand New England-style yacht club at this lakeside hotel. Relax in the inviting elegance of a plush lobby replete with nautical touches, explore the whimsical Stormalong Bay and rent a variety of watercraft from Bayside Marina. Sharing many amenities with its pastel-toned sister, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Reviews on Trip Advisor say the Yacht Club is “relaxing”, “quiet”, and “not crowded”.
9. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn (Deluxe Resort)
Experience the charm and whimsy of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City at this waterfront Resort hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool and delight in a massage at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Discover carnival games, unique dining and exciting nightlife on the Coney Island-style boardwalk. Strung like saltwater taffy along the shimmering Crescent Lake, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Trip Advisor reviews say the Boardwalk is “beautiful”, an excellent resort, and has an “outstanding location”.
8. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (Deluxe Resort)
Escape to the rustic majesty of America’s Great Northwest. Inspired by turn-of-the-century National Park lodges, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge celebrates American craftsmanship and honors the beauty of the untamed wilderness. Soak in the splendor of the great outdoors, from nature trails through pine forests to rocking chairs that overlook a murmuring creek. Inside, discover towering totem poles, headdresses and more, and enjoy the rustic elegance of the stone hearth and roaring fireplace.
Trip Advisor reviews list the Wilderness Lodge as being a beautiful property with a beautiful lobby with great service.
7. Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Deluxe Villa)
Warm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel located in walking distance to Magic Kingdom park. Delight in studios and multi-bedroom villas, kitchens or kitchenettes and dramatic views that may include old-growth cypress trees, the shimmering Bay Lake, the lush courtyard or Cinderella Castle. Enjoy enchanting pools and award-winning dining—plus the extensive offerings of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, connected by the convenient Sky Way Bridge.
Reviews on Trip Advisor say this resort is “flawless”, the perfect location, and “fantastic”!
6. Disney’s Old Key West Resort (Deluxe Resort)
Experience the romance of the Florida Keys at this tranquil community of Conch Flats—a sprawling island hamlet with shimmering waterways, swaying palm trees and manicured golf-course fairways. Delight in sun-soaked pools, casual dining and such amenities as fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes.
According to Trip Advisor reviews, Old Key West is spacious, laid back, and relaxing.
5. Disney’s Beach Club Resort (Deluxe Resort)
Discover the casual elegance of this charming, New England-style Resort hotel. Savor exquisite dining, and explore the pools, lagoons and spas of Stormalong Bay. Sail around Crescent Lake on a rented mini-powerboat, and experience the luxurious comfort of a Club Level Suite. Sharing many amenities with its more formal sister, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Trip Advisor reviews say the Beach Club is “amazing”, an excellent location, and is where “style meets elegance” at Disney.
4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Deluxe Resort)
Step into the heart of Africa at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States as you experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic.
Animal Kingdom Lodge is “amazing”, “fully immersive”, and “simply wonderful” according to Trip Advisor reviews.
3. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter (Moderate Resort)
Revel in the romance and pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter at this Moderate Resort hotel. Discover cobblestone streets, gas lamps, wrought-iron balconies and fragrant magnolia blossoms, along with colorful Mardi Gras characters and the sounds of jazz. Then stroll along the lushly landscaped Sassagoula River to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, where the bayou beckons, as do Cajun and Creole specialties.
One Trip Advisor review says Port Orleans French Quarter is the “most cozy and peaceful hotel in all of Orlando”. Other reviews agree, calling the resort fantastic and amazing.
2. Disney’s BoardWalk Villas (Deluxe Villas)
Timeless elegance meets old-fashioned charm at this waterfront Resort hotel. Delight in saltwater taffy-colored cottages, private courtyards and picturesque gardens—plus the ragtime sounds and carnival pastimes of the exciting Coney Island-style boardwalk. Reminiscent of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City, Disney’s BoardWalk Villas is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Trip Advisor loves the BoardWalk Villas for their cleanliness, location, and updated rooms.
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (Deluxe Villas)
Recalling the 1860’s railroad hotels of the American West, Boulder Ridge Villas offer the comforts of home amid the rustic beauty of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Dine on traditional Pacific Northwest cuisine, explore trails through lush meadows and delight in the enchanting Copper Creek Springs Pool. Just a breezy boat ride to Magic Kingdom park, this Resort hotel celebrates the ethos of traditional craftsmanship and the great outdoors.
Trip Advisor reviews say the Boulder Ridge Villas are in a great location, the rooms are comfortable, and staying here “feels like coming home”.
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