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5 Magical Hotels Near Magic Kingdom

by Mommy Frog on July 17, 2018 1 Orlando

There is no doubt Magic Kingdom is magical! After all, it's home to the storybook Cinderella Castle and quaint Main Street U.S.A. It's probably no surprise that some of the best and most magical hotels of Walt Disney World are located near Magic Kingdom. As part of our continuing series of posts on the best Orlando hotels in popular areas, we’re leaping to hotels near Magic Kingdom. (You can check out the best hotels near Epcot and Disney Springs here). Today we're looking at our favorite family-friendly deluxe hotels that are a short hop away from one of our favorite parks.

Why Choose a Hotel Near Magic Kingdom?

Polynesian Boat Launch - Hotels Near Magic Kingdom

All aboard the monorail (or boat taxi)! Next stop … Magic Kingdom! This classic park is suitable for all ages, but definitely has a little extra magic for young tadpoles. You’ll find the shops of Main Street and the picturesque view of Cinderella Castle frogtastic! If you’re looking for a conveniently located hotel for Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or just want a short commute back to the hotel after the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show, then a hotel near Magic Kingdom is the perfect option. We like to be a hop, skip and jump away since our young tadpole gets tired easily and sometimes falls asleep during the fireworks (I know, I ask myself how all the time).

Best Walt Disney World Hotels Near Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is home to deluxe resorts, villas and even a campground! These hotels near Magic Kingdom are so close you’ll be hopping to and from the parks with ease. Whether you’re walking or riding the monorail, you’ll find the magic isn’t only in the parks. The official Walt Disney World hotels feature some great benefits, including the ability to book FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance, the Extra Magic Hours benefit and more. You can get an overview of all of the Walt Disney World resort hotel benefits here. Click on through each of the hotels below to see our full Frog Family reviews and then book! We’ll even save you a few more bucks (or green) when you book your hotel room through us.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Hotels near Magic Kingdom - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the name says it all. Its Victorian-style architecture and lavish décor with upscale amenities make this resort hotel a Frog Family Favorite, especially among the hotels near Magic Kingdom. Families can escape the hustle and bustle of the parks at the large, serene pool and retreat to the beautiful sounds of the hotel lobby’s orchestra in the evening. Enjoy the convenience of direct access to Magic Kingdom by monorail or boat taxi.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Hotels Near Magic Kingdom - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

This deluxe Disney World Resort village features dining options, beautiful Polynesian theming and an unforgettable island vibe. Of all the hotels near Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the most kid-friendly, offering spacious suites and rooms while being a monorail or boat ride away from Magic Kingdom. Tadpoles will leap for joy at the Volcano pool and water play area and adults will love the interactive environment (and lively cocktails!) at Trader Sam’s Grotto. Parents will also enjoy the quick hop over to the Grand Floridian’s Resort’s spa using the monorail.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Hotels near Magic Kingdom - Disney's Contemporary Resort

Take the boat to Magic Kingdom — it's often faster than the monorail, especially during less busy times!

Relish in sleek, modern design and convenience at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. You’ll find frogtastic views of Magic Kingdom, Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon. You can easily hop over to Magic Kingdom (the quickest way), or board the Monorail, which runs right through the hotel’s lobby. Use the Skyway Bridge to easily access the villas at Bay Lake Tower and Bay Cove pool. The Contemporary has some of the largest standard rooms, so it’s perfect for big groups and families! With a view of the fireworks from park view rooms, two pools (waterslide and waterfalls) and such convenient access to Magic Kingdom Park, we had to include it on our list!

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Frog Family's Favorite Disney World Hotels - Bay Lake Villas

Villa living awaits you with Bay Lake Tower’s sleek design and lakeside location. Take a short stroll to Magic Kingdom via the walking path or take the monorail! Enjoy spectacular views of fireworks and Magic Kingdom from your park-view room or the observation deck. Families will enjoy dining at California Grill, just steps away at the Contemporary, one of the best table-service dining options featuring views of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom. Relax poolside or in your spacious villa — these are some of the nicest (and newest) rooms.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Hotels near Magic Kingdom - Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Ready for an adventure? Explore Disney’s Wilderness Lodge’s sandy beach, erupting geyser and wooded paths. You won’t mind exploring this Walt Disney World deluxe resort hotel. It’s one of the smaller hotels near Magic Kingdom, which means no long walks to the lobby and pool. Ready to hop back to the parks? Take a boat ride to Magic Kingdom, and take in nightly views of the Electrical Water Pageant.

Other Hotels Near Magic Kingdom

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Hotels Near Magic Kingdom - Four Seasons

Find Walt Disney World benefits at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. While it's not an official Disney World hotel, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers some Disney World hotel benefits, including ability to book FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance and the Extra Magic Hours benefit. The lakeside resort features rooms and suites with stunning firework views at Magic Kingdom. Hop to the 5-acre water park or the video game room for a break from the parks. The Four Seasons Resort is a great option for families looking for a resort with a great location and high-end feel.

Looking for one of the value or moderate resort hotels near Magic Kingdom?

Check out these resort hotels near Magic Kingdom:

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 Magic Kingdom? 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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Jul 18, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. Cal Says...

Except the Polynesian & Contemporary are still stale and outdated despite their renovations.

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