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11 Great EPCOT Hotels for Your Next Disney Vacation

by Mommy Frog on May 19, 2022 2 Orlando

When it comes to planning a Walt Disney World vacation, we know choosing a hotel is one of the biggest decisions you can make. The right hotel in the right location will offer the conveniences you need — plus a whole lot of fun. It will also help you rest and recharge after you've spent your day hopping all over the parks!

We frogs have stayed all over Orlando, and there are few places that we're as ribbeted to recommend as these hotels near EPCOT! These hotels put you in prime distance of this toadally awesome park, plus they have plenty of amenities and benefits to make them standout destinations of their own.

We'll hop into what makes each of these hotels special, but without further ado, here are the best hotels near EPCOT:

By the way, we frogs can save you a little green if you book any of these hotels or other Orlando hotels through us!

Why Choose a Hotel Near EPCOT?

Staying at a hotel near EPCOT offers even more benefits, especially if EPCOT is a priority stop on your vacation. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the park where culture and technology collide, then we definitely think you should consider staying nearby. This is doubly true if you are making a trip specifically for an EPCOT event such as the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, EPCOT International Food & Wine FestivalEPCOT International Festival of the Holidays or another special event. Plus, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is now open — Disney's exciting new coaster you won't want to miss!

The EPCOT hotels offers easy access to EPCOT plus plenty of dining options and family fun. Some are even walking distance or a short boat ride away from the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT and the entrance of Disney's Hollywood Studios. Many also offer easy or direct access to Disney Skyliner, a gondola-style transportation system that connects EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios and several hotels. There are also ample dining options among the hotels and along the Boardwalk. No matter if you’re staying a week or a weekend, you’ll enjoy being steps away from EPCOT.

Best Walt Disney World Hotels Near EPCOT

Hotels near Epcot - Boat Transportation

We frogs highly recommend staying on-site at the Disney World resort hotels, especially if it's a first-time visit. The official Walt Disney World hotels offer some great benefits, including early theme park entry, first access to advanced dining reservations and Disney Genie individual Lightning Lane selections and more. Click on through each of the hotels below to see our full Frog Family reviews and then book!

Disney’s Beach Club ResortBest Hotels Near Epcot - Disney's Beach Club - Stormalong Bay

We frogs love the on-site Disney World Resort hotels for their amenities, impressive décor and undeniable magic. This deluxe Disney World Resort hotel offers a New England beach theme and endless fun for tadpoles at Stormalong Bay. We think of it as a mini-waterpark. It's got a sand-bottom pool, shipwreck waterslide and lazy river! Parents will enjoy the easy access to EPCOT using EPCOT’s International Gateway, and the convenience of being steps away from boat and bus transportation and Disney Skyliner. Enjoy the on-site Beaches and Cream, a 1950s style malt shop, and Cape May Café, which offers character dining (right now, the restaurant is open but the character dining experience is unavailable)!

Best Hotels near Epcot - Disney's Yacht ClubMore dining (and entertainment) options are just a hop away at Disney's BoardWalk Entertainment District. Disney's Beach Club Resort is easily our favorite hotel near EPCOT, and it shares amenities with Disney's Yacht Club Resort next door.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Find lakeside luxury at this deluxe resort — just look for the lighthouse located on Crescent Lake! Yacht Club is centrally located and just steps from the Boardwalk with easy access to EPCOT. You’ll find nautical décor, elegant rooms and the best steakhouse at Disney World, Yachtsman Steakhouse! It shares amenities with Disney's Beach Club, including the very popular Stormalong Bay. This resort is a quieter spot than the more popular Beach Club and offers a retreat back to tranquility after a full day of park hopping.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Best Hotels Near Epcot - Disney's Boardwalk Inn

If staying on the BoardWalk in a deluxe resort is priority, then check out Disney’s BoardWalk Inn! This Disney World Resort hotel is also just outside EPCOT’s International Gateway. Elegant and charming décor, views of Crescent Lake and deluxe amenities make this resort a must-visit option. Families can enjoy the accessible entertainment and dining options at the BoardWalk and a more relaxed swimming pool area than other nearby resorts. Step out onto the BoardWalk to access the boat transport for a speedy ride across the water to EPCOT.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Hotels near Epcot - Caribbean Beach

Searching for a pirate-themed pool and a resort that’s reminiscent of an easy-breezy island retreat? Look no further! Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is the largest moderate resort hotel that offers bus transportation to the parks and even its own internal bus transportation to transport guests from Old Port Royale to their room. It is also a major stop on Disney Skyliner, with quick access to both Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT! Larger families can enjoy more space with the convenience of a murphy bed and amenities such as quiet village pools and hot grab-and-go dining options at the Market Street Food Court. Enjoy this resort located close to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon while being away from the hustle and bustle.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation - Big Blue Pool

Disney's newest value resort is one of the most popular hotels on-site. It's less than two miles from EPCOT and easy to get to with free bus transportation or by Disney Skyliner. Most of this resort features affordable family suites themed around Cars, Finding Nemo and the Lion King and standard rooms themed around the Little Mermaid! There are three feature pools, including the Big Blue — the largest pool at Disney World!

Disney's Riviera Resort

Riviera Resort - Pool

Disney's Riviera Resort celebrates the grandeur of the European Riviera with its grand archways, towers and terraces. Every detail adds to the colors and inspiration of where many Disney stories originate from. As a Disney Vacation Club property, the resort offers cozy Tower Studios to spacious 1-Bedroom Villas, 2-Bedroom Villas and 3-Bedroom Grand Villas. The hotel has its own stop along the Disney Skyliner, so you have easy access to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Other Hotels Near EPCOT

Walt Disney World Swan Resort

Best Hotels Near Epcot - Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Walk to EPCOT from this luxurious resort with upscale amenities and a great location on Walt Disney World Resort property. Some higher-floor rooms even offer views of EPCOT's nighttime fireworks! While it's not an official Disney World hotel, the Swan, the Swan Reserve and its sister hotel, the Dolphin, offer many Disney World hotel benefits, like early theme park entry, extended evening hours and boat transportation to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Since they're Starwood hotels, guests can book them if they have points!

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Hotels near Epcot - Boardwalk Entertainment Area

Just a hop away from its sister resort (Swan Resort) is the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort — in fact they share five heated outdoor pools! It's not an official Disney World hotel, but just like its sister hotel, the Swan, the Dolphin offers some Disney World hotel benefits, like early theme park entry, extended evening hours and boat transportation to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Since they're Starwood hotels, guests can book them if they have points!

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve 

Guide to Walt Disney World Swan Reserve - Building exterior

The newest addition to Disney property is the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, a 14-story boutique hotel featuring 349 guest rooms and 149 spacious suites, perfect for big families! With floor-to-ceiling windows in all of the rooms, take in the view and enjoy watching fireworks from the comforts of your own room. The Mediterranean restaurant, easy pool access, rentable rooftop space and plentiful meeting spaces adds excellent amenities for a family vacation or business venture. The Reserve shares all amenities with Swan and Dolphin, so there are plenty of perks to enjoy, including early theme park entry, extended evening hours and boat transportation to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Best Hotels Near Epcot - Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

You’ll find deluxe amenities at this premium Good Neighbor Hotel. With over 12 dining options, staying at the resort offers something for everyone to enjoy at meal time. Enjoy the aquatic oasis that includes a three-acre lazy river, pool and private cabanas. Take the shuttle to the parks and enjoy views of the fireworks at EPCOT and Hollywood Studios from the hotel. This hotel offers many Disney benefits, such as early theme park entry.

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista

Best Hotels near Epcot - Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek

Looking for an off-site family-friendly accommodation? The Wyndham offers large family suites, a lazy river and lagoon-style pool and shuttle service to Walt Disney World. Some rooms even offer views of EPCOT's nighttime fireworks. This hotel offers many Disney benefits, such as early theme park entry. This resort is a great alternative accommodation if you’re looking for luxurious amenities at an affordable price.

Related: Which Disney World Deluxe Resort Hotel Is Right for You?

Related: The Best Disney World Hotels for Families

Have a question about any of the hotels near EPCOT? Drop us a line in the comments below! Can't decide on which Disney World hotel? Use our Disney World Resort hotel comparison tool! Then book your hotel with us at a discount!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Oct 13, 2018 at 7:04 p.m. Ed e mejia Says...

I'm so happy Walt Disney is getting a new look and feel to it . Go Walt Disney ! All new stuff for families to get out in California and enjoy the day . Ohray for good times !

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