Planning a trip to the magic kingdom? Looking for lodging options that are close to the park and don’t cost an arm and a leg? We got you covered. Disney World in Orlando is the biggest resort of its kind – in fact its twice the size of Manhattan. In fact, the 4 resorts, 99 golf holes and 2 water parks that collectively cover over 50 square miles. In addition Disney World includes 3 festive entertainment districts where you can find amazing food options, lots of entertainment and tons of shops.
As you can imagine there are hundreds of hotels that surround the park – many of which place you in the center of all the action. After paying for airfare, ground transportation and park hoppers, finding resorts near Disney World may appear out of reach due to cost – but we’ve found 3 hotel properties that are close to many attractions and are friendly on your wallet.
PARK INN BY RADISSON
Imagine staying at a hotel that is just a half mile from the main gate of Walt Disney World. The Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center Orlando provides guest with great amenities, close proximity to Disney World and resort like atmosphere. This full service hotel is just minutes from Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, SeaWorld, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Old Town.
COMFORT INN LAKE BUENA VISTA
Besides your close proximity to the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find great shopping, dining and sightseeing near this property, including: SeaWorld Orlando, Wet-N-Wild Orlando, Universal Orlando, The Holy Land Experience, Orange County Convention Center. This is a great family friendly hotel near Disney World Orlando. Start your day off with a free hot breakfast offering everything from eggs, waffles and meat to healthy options like yogurt and fresh fruit. There’s an airy restaurant and a heated outdoor pool, in addition to 30,000 sq ft of meeting space. A resort fee includes parking, a theme park shuttle, and basketball and tennis courts, plus a kids’ play area.
ROYALE PARC SUITES
Get your money’s worth at the The Royale Parc Suites hotel in conveniently near Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Florida and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The hotel boast smoke-free guest rooms, all of which feature standard amenities along with wet bars and kitchenettes. Long-distance travelers will appreciate guest laundry services. Out in the courtyard are the hotel’s pool, hot tub, and children’s pool. These areas are large with plenty of room to stretch out. Near one of the pools is the hotel’s outdoor bar that offers a daily happy hour special. Plenty of seating is available at the bar, and there are large ceiling fans to keep guests cool as they sip their drinks.
You can find amazing hotel options in Orlando without premium park prices and over-the-top theming—and it won’t even take a fairy godmother. Though Walt Disney World offers plenty of hotel options when it comes to size, quality and experience, there’s something to be said for escaping frenetic theme park crowds and booking a relaxed property separate from Disney-operated resorts.