As you plan your trip to the Orlando area, you'll find that there is a plethora of lodging options available to you. You'll find hotels, motels, condo rentals, single homes for rent, campsites, RV parks, and much more. For the ultimate in Disney experiences, however, you'll want to book a stay at one of the popular Disney World hotels.
There are many reasons to choose Disney World hotels for your Orlando vacation. First of all, they fit just about any budget. Categorized in several different price levels, these hotels have been built to allow even budget-minded travelers to stay on the Disney premises.
The so-called Value Resorts offer the basic amenities and are a favorite for traveling families. Group tours also take advantage of the excellent prices offered at these Disney World hotels. Families will certainly be comfortable here, with clean and colorful rooms, pools, and food courts that are open long hours so that guests can grab a quick meal or snack just about any time of the day. Rates start at around $79 a night during the Value Season.
Disney's Moderate Resorts are a step above the Value Resorts, and Disney World hotels is this category offers whimsically decorated rooms, themed pools with slides, watersports, and sit-down restaurants. They tend to be quieter and less crowded than the Value Resorts and are perfect for either families or individuals. Prices start at about $139 a night in the off-season.
One of the ultimate Disney World hotels can be found in the Luxury Resorts category. With several from which to choose, these hotels offer the best for discriminating travelers. However, they are also family-friendly and welcome plenty of children each and every day. Here you'll find elegantly-appointed and spacious rooms with fine linens, some of Disney's best restaurants, extravagant pools, man-made lakes where you can enjoy a variety of watersports, entertainment, and much more. Expect to pay in excess of $200 per night for any Disney World hotel in this category.
Besides enjoying pleasant accommodations, there are other advantages to choosing Disney World hotels. Proximity to the parks is one of them. At many of the hotels, the parks are just a monorail ride away and all of the Disney hotels provide some sort of complimentary transportation to each of the parks, via shuttle bus or boat launch. You can even walk to some of the parks from your Disney World hotel. For example, the BoardWalk Resort is just steps from EPCOT.
Guests at Disney World hotels can also gain early entrance to a particular park on a particular day. Entering the parks an hour earlier than the general public helps you to avoid crowds and gain access to the most popular rides before the parks officially open their gates.
Disney World hotels do fill up fast, especially during peak seasons such as during the months of June, July, and August, and around the time of any special holidays, such as Independence Day, Easter or Spring Break, and the December holidays. Plan accordingly so that you can obtain your choice of the Disney World hotels.