Disney World Resort Hotels 101 - An Overview of Staying at a Disney Resort Property

Grand Floridian

3. Deluxe Resorts

The Deluxe Resorts are the cream of the crop. You'll pay top dollar for these luxurious accommodations, but there's certainly no better way to experience Disney World—that is, without being invited to stay in Cinderella Castle itself.

They are:

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge— Home to an African wildlife preserve hosting all kinds of exotic animals you can see right from your room's private balcony.
  • Beach Club— Step into the soothing and comfortable atmosphere of New England. Great place to wind down at night.
  • BoardWalk Inn— Styled after turn-of-the-century Atlantic City, with whimsical charm and midway entertainment to spare.
  • The Contemporary— That famous A-frame tower which the Magic Kingdom monorail actually passes through.
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa— Arguably the most elegant and upscale resort hotel in Disney World.
  • Polynesian Village— Sports a tropical tiki theme that lovers of island paradises will adore.
  • Wilderness Lodge— Inspired by the rustic grandeur and adventure of America's PNW national park lodges.
  • Yacht Club— Lakeside hotel in the style of a grand 19th-century New England yacht club.

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