More than 40 million people visit Disney World every year. That is nearly the size of the population of the entire country of Poland!
But if it is your first time visiting Disney, you may be wondering about what to expect. For example, with nearly two dozen different Disney world hotels, what are the best Disney hotels to stay in for 2022?
Disney has a hotel for every budget, age group, and interest. But today, we are bringing you this guide to count down the hands-down best hotels at Disney World that you just can’t miss out on.
Are you ready to find the right hotel for your Disney vacation? Then keep reading because this one is for you!
The Best Disney Hotels
Disney owns 18 different hotels. And when you stay at their hotels, you get benefits like early access to the park, fast-pass first pick, and complimentary transportation throughout the entire property.
Here are the hotels in Walt Disney that we recommend.
The Animal Kingdom Lodge
The Animal Kingdom is one of the luxury options on our list. This hotel offers a safari theme and close proximity to the Animal Kingdom part of the park. This hotel is great for kids with its themed pools and savanna viewing rooms.
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The Wilderness Lodge
The Wilderness Lodge is another nature-friendly hotel falling under the luxury category. The rustic-themed lodge is one of the Magic Kingdom resorts. It offers complimentary boat transportation to this area of the park.
This Disney hotel offers a rustic vibe and American-themed fare. The designers of this hotel modeled the grounds after real-life national parks in the US, making this area just as educational as it is fun.
The Yacht Club Resort
The Yacht Club Resort is the best place to stay if you are leaving the kids at home. It offers exclusive access to Hollywood Studios and Epcot, two adult park favorites.
This hotel’s theme is appropriately grown up, too. The designers modeled it after a New England-style yacht club.
If you do plan to bring your kids and can not miss out on this must-see hotel, never fear. There is also a three-acre pool with a waterside and laze river feature that will keep them occupied.
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Another option for the adults, the Grand Floridian, is the spitting image of a luxury Victorian abode. It is close to the Magic Kingdom part of the park and offers views of the Water Pageant for your evening entertainment.
If you do decide to bring your kids along, there is something at this hotel for everyone. Check out the Beauty and the Beast-themed restaurant, the Enchanted Rose, for a night you and your kids will never forget.
The Cabins at Fort Wilderness
Looking for a budget-friendly Disney hotel that rivals the Wilderness Lodge? Cabins at Fort Wilderness is a mid-tier hotel that is more affordable than its lodge counterpart.
Inspired by the American frontier, the Cabins are situated in a picturesque forest. Explore the endless pine trees, swim in one of the hotel’s many kid-friendly pools, or take a late-night walk under the stars.
The Coronado Springs Resort
The Coronado Springs Resort is a mid-priced and one of the most popular lodging choices at Disney World. It is also home to the park’s best pool, which features a 100-foot water slide, hot tub, and access to three other pools.
Adults will enjoy the diverse dining and drinking options at this hotel. There are Spanish-themed restaurants, steak dinners, and more.
Plus, this hotel offers some of the best transportation options. It is a sprawling hotel with space for more than 2,000 visitors. But we recommend staying in the recently renovated Gran Destino Tower for prime park access.
The Art of Animation Resort
The Art of Animation Resort is Disney’s take on the value hotel. Regardless of your budget, this is one of the best places to take young kids. It has different hotel areas decorated to the theme of popular Disney films.
You and your kids can stay in a Cars-themed hotel or feel like you are under the sea with The Little Mermaid and friends. You also get access to pools, transportation, and more.
The Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort is one of the park’s best value hotels for adult visitors. It sits right next to the ESPN Wide World or Sports area of the park.
The only downside to this hotel is that you can not access other areas of the park by foot. You will have to use the complimentary transportation if you want to visit Magic Kingdom and other popular park attractions.
The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
Are you searching for the most immersive, unforgettable lodging experience of your life? Then look no further than the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel. This immersive experience opened earlier this year.
For two nights, you can stay in a room aboard a replica of the Galactic Starcruiser.
Your stay also includes meals and fun experiences for you and the family, including lightsaber training and a meet-and-greet with your favorite Star Wars characters.
Ready for Your Disney Vacation?
The best Disney hotels depend on your budget. All Disney hotels are kid-friendly, but some are more suited for families than others.
No matter where you choose to stay during your trip, we hope this guide helps you have the time of your life!
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