We frogs like to shop ‘til we drop and are always seeking the next best restaurant when we're on vacation. If you’re planning on making multiple visits to Disney Springs, Walt Disney World's entertainment and shopping mecca, then look no further! Since we highlighted the best hotels near EPCOT, we're leaping into popular hotels near Disney Springs for the next hop in our series that looks at our favorite Orlando hotels in some of the most popular areas.
We know deciding where to stay is one of the toughest vacation decisions, and we're here to help you make the best choice for your family! There are so many good choices, which is why we’re listing the best Disney Springs hotels, along with why we love them.
Why Choose a Hotel Near Disney Springs?
Staying at a hotel near Disney Springs offers easy access to the Walt Disney World parks via shuttle transportation, and it's just steps away from even more fun at the hub of shopping, dining and entertainment. We are toadally in love with the 20th-century Florida waterfront town vibes where family fun doesn’t stop when you leave the parks. Explore restaurants, shops and opportunities to take in serene views of Lake Buena Vista. Hop into the vintage Amphicar for a water tour, or take flight while aboard the Aerophile, the world's largest hand-painted helium balloon! Each family member can experience their own piece of adventure with live entertainment happening daily. You can jump into all of the details of this one-of-a-kind destination in our full guide to Disney Springs.
Best Walt Disney World Hotels Near Disney Springs
The Disney Springs area hotels offer Walt Disney World perks and something for every family (or budget)! Plus, they're all within walking distance to shopping and some of the best dining options on property. What’s not to toadally love? The official Walt Disney World hotels feature some great benefits, including the ability to dining reservations up to 60 days in advance, Early Theme Park Entry benefit and more. You can get an overview of all of the Walt Disney World resort hotel benefits here. Below, we've listed some of our favorite hotels in the area; you can click on the links below for more detailed information (or to book — we offer hotel deals, too, to save you even more green on your Disney vacation!).
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
Leap into an old-fashioned swimmin’ hole located on the three acre Ol’ Man Island at this moderate resort hotel. Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside is a great option if you’re looking for a larger resort hotel than the nearby Port Orleans – French Quarter. You’re just short boat ride away from Disney Springs! With a food court themed after a Southern water mill and a riverboat grand lobby, tadpoles will be able to live out their own Frontierland adventures!
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
This moderate Disney World Resort hotel is the smallest resort hotel on property, offering a more intimate experience and beautiful grounds covered in magnolias. You’ll find yourself reminiscing New Orleans’ historic French Quarter with rooms featuring river views and a quieter atmosphere than most Disney resort hotels. Jazz sounds can be found at the on-site Scat Cat’s Club while horse-driven carriages are right outside the resort. Not to mention, this is the only place you'll find the infamous Mickey beignets! Enjoy easy access to Disney Spring by boat (or bus) while being within 20 minutes from all other resorts.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
Relax at this deluxe villa resort with Victorian style décor and a theme inspired by New York’s Saratoga Springs. Find unique experiences such as staying in a treehouse villa that offers views of the woodlands and plenty of room, sleeping up to nine adults. Tadpoles will toadally love the bunk beds! Parent can relish in a peaceful villa resort experience while tadpoles explore the two main feature pools with a 146-foot-long slide. This is also one of two locations on property that features a Senses spa. Ahhhhh. The resort is just a hop, skip and jump away from Disney Springs, with boat transport across the pond (or, you can take the walkway).
Soak in island vibes at this deluxe villa resort that’s a destination in itself! Whether you’re excited about the sandcastle waterslide, sunbathing on the sand beach or relaxing in the dry sauna located at the base of a lighthouse, you’ll find outdoor entertainment for all ages. Convenient access to Disney Springs is just a ferry ride away. Definitely hop into Olivia's — it's a hidden gem that features photos from DVC members through the years. The food offerings are absolutely frogtastic! Disney’s Old Key West is an affordable deluxe villa with impressive amenities and spacious villas for larger families. It’s no secret we frogs love this laid-back villa.
Other Hotels Near Disney Springs
You'll find family-friendly amenities at this Disney Springs hotel. With over six dining options, staying at the resort offers something for everyone. There's even a Joffrey's Coffee bar right in the lobby! Enjoy the aquatic oasis that includes two outdoor splash pools, water playground and a rock waterfall in the middle of the main pool. Don’t froget to check in with the Director of Fun to find the daily activities happening. Some higher-floor rooms offer views of the fireworks from EPCOT! The Wyndham is a great choice for families looking for a resort-style experience with some official Walt Disney World benefits at an affordable price.
Looking for a boutique hotel experience with modern decor and sleek furnishings? We love this hotel’s close proximity to Disney Springs! Parents will appreciate the easy access to the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks using the free shuttle and the exclusive benefits such as Extra Magic Hours, FastPass+ and a Disney Springs guide and saving booklet. Relax at the on-site, full-service spa or leap into the zero-entry pool. Park View rooms feature views of the fireworks while suites offer kitchenettes.
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Find the perfect outdoor oasis at this Disney Springs hotel featuring a zero-entry pool, float lagoon, luxury cabanas and Shades, a poolside bar and grill. Families will find convenience whether they’re hanging out at the hotel or taking the free shuttle to the parks. Larger families can enjoy island suites with more space, convenience of a sleeper sofa and easy pool access. Dine at one of the on-site dining options, grab a snack at the on-site store, Citrus 28, or use the pedestrian bridge to easily get to more family fun at Disney Springs. The Hilton offers some Disney World hotel benefits, including Early Theme Park Entry.
Related: Our Hoppin' Good Guide to Visiting Disney Springs
Related: All the Benefits of Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
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