Top 5 Disney Partner Hotels To Stay At

If you are looking to save some money or get ‘more bang for your buck’ on your Disney Holiday, then staying at an Official Disney Partner hotel rather than a Disney Resort hotel is going be the best option for you to get maximum luxury for minimum price!

The Official Disney Partner hotels are located close to Walt Disney World making transportation to and from the parks easy – you can either hop on the hotel’s complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World or hire your own car (which we highly recommend doing on your Orlando holiday as it gives you the freedom and opportunity to explore Florida). Each Official Disney Partner hotel is equipped with fantastic facilities including free WIFI, outdoor swimming pools, a variety of dining options and often larger and more spacious rooms that are perfect for larger families.

Even better, guests of the following Official Disney Partner hotels (and select others) have access to Walt Disney World’s all-new ‘Early Theme Park Entry’, which grants Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests and Official Disney Partner hotel guests access to any of the resort's theme parks — Disney's Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney's Animal Kingdom — 30 minutes before the parks open to the public, every day! This replaces the previous Extra Magic Hours that guests loved with the added benefit of being open to every theme park, every day!

  1. Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

The first Official Disney Partner hotel to mention is the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista which is located just 10 minutes by shuttle from Walt Disney World. The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is perfect for those travelling with young children as they will enjoy a free breakfast at this hotel, as well as the Disney Character Breakfasts on select days at the Lakeview Restaurant. The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista features deluxe rooms perfect for families, outdoor swimming pools and hot tub, tennis and basketball courts and a waterpark just for kids!

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  1. Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers great value for money for your Walt Disney World holiday as it’s in an exceptional location; the hotel is connected to Disney Springs via Skybridge so you can walk there with ease! There are a range of dining options at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista including a quick-service food court and fine dining at Andiamo Italian bistro and Benihana Steakhouse and Sushi. On Sunday Mornings the family can also enjoy a Disney Character Breakfast before heading off to Walt Disney World – which is only 10 minuets away by shuttle. Additionally, the hotel has recently undergone a total revamp of their pillows, linens, and mattresses to ensure a relaxing night’s sleep.

  1. Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel and Walt Disney World Swan hotel

Located side by side, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels are known to be the most ‘Disney Resort-esque’ hotels of the Official Disney Partner hotels and are best for those looking for a true ‘Disney’ hotel without Disney prices. Walt Disney World’s Dolphin hotel features a 3-acre oasis of lush foliage, a waterfall, slide, caves, and hot tubs to enjoy and relax in. The Dolphin hotel also offers a delicious culinary selection including the fabulous Shula’s Steak House. If you fancy a bit of relaxation time or dining time without the kids, then you’ll love the inclusion of Camp Dolphin at the hotel – a supervised children’s activity centre where you can leave your children with trained staff knowing they’re in safe hands. Walt Disney World Swan hotel guests also enjoy similar amenities including the 3-acre pool with waterfall, caves, slides, hot tub, and Camp Dolphin. You will also be able to relax and rejuvenate at the Balinese-style Mandara Spa with a fabulous treatment. Those travelling with children will also love the Character dining that is available at the Swan hotel. Both the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan hotels are a short walk to Epcot, Hollywood studios and Disney’s boardwalk area, and a 15-minute shuttle to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. 

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  1. Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek is the ideal hotel for guests looking for a hotel within 20 minutes from Walt Disney World that doesn’t compromise on luxury and quality or break the bank. At the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek, you can relax in a tranquil environment by the pool or in a private cabana, avid golfers can enjoy the Par 72 golf course, and those looking for some R&R time will want to make the most of the amazing spa facilities. Guests of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek may also use select facilities of the Hilton next door including the lazy river! The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek is also home to a fabulous fitness centre, casual and fine dining options and 2 outdoor pools and a jacuzzi. This hotel is one of Orlando’s most luxurious, and though guests of any age will enjoy their stay, I would recommend families with older children stay at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek to truly make the most of your experience.

  1. Four Seasons Resort Orlando

The final hotel on this list is the Four Seasons Resort Orlando that provides a truly luxurious feel and atmosphere. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando is located on the Walt Disney World property and is surrounded by natural beauty including the everglades sanctuary that creates a ‘country club meets tropical paradise’ atmosphere at the hotel. The rooms offered at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando are lavish and comfy, the dining is impeccable, and the facilities include everything you would imagine a Four Seasons Resort to have, for example a fabulous 5-acre water park for endless family fun. The hotel offers a complimentary kids camp for ages 4-12 so you can relax and unwind at the fabulous spa or enjoy some shopping at the resorts’ luxury boutiques. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando also offers an outstanding 18-hole golf course, state of the art fitness centre, and is only a 20-minute shuttle form Walt Disney World!

So, on your next Walt Disney World Holiday, why not stay at one of the many Disney Partner Hotels to enjoy amazing facilities, included park transport, excellent location and even character dining all without breaking the bank!