Walt Disney World has over 20 Resort Hotels on their property. They are classified and priced as Value, Moderate, and Deluxe. Each hotel is uniquely themed, from wilderness to victorian and everything in between. All of the resorts have pools, restaurants, gift shops, and complimentary transportation to the parks and Downtown Disney. Though most rooms sleep 4 people, there are accommodations available for families with 5 or more.
The Value Resorts have classically sized guest rooms and family friendly amenities, including a food court and pool. They are bright and fun, featuring giant Disney icons. There are family suites available to sleep 6. Though we love the deluxe resorts, my family always chooses to stay at a value resort, of which POP Century is the favorite. The value resorts are:
• POP Century (favorite)
• All Star Music
• All Star Movies
• All Star Sports
• The Art of Animation – due to open in the fall of 2012.
The Moderate Resorts offer rooms of a slightly larger size, and more amenities than the value resorts. They all feature themed swimming pools, in-room refrigerators, a moderately priced restaurant, and a food court. The Moderate Resorts are:
• Caribbean Beach
• Port Orleans Riverside
• Port Orleans French Quarter
• Coronado Springs
• Cabins at Wilderness Lodge
The Deluxe Resorts offer deluxe rooms that open to an indoor cooridor. They feature in-room refrigerators, a grand lobby, deluxe gift shops, a themed swimming pool with a slide, and at least two table service restaurants. Some of these hotels are very close to the Magic Kingdom and have direct access to the monorail. The deluxe resorts are:
• The Beach Club
• Contemporary * monorail
• The Grand Floridian * monorail
• The Polynesian *monorail
• Wilderness Lodge (favorite) *boat direct to Magic Kingdom
• Animal Kingdom Lodge
• The BoardWalk Inn
• The Yacht Club
Fort Wilderness Campground offers campsites for tent-camping, RVs, and cabins that sleep 6.
Need a little more convincing? See this post on the Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a Disney Hotel.