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Top 5 Non-Disney Hotels Near Walt Disney World Resort – Orlando, Florida

Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort can be a magical experience. But for many guests, staying at a hotel off Disney property can be equally as lavish and worthwhile. Here are the Top 5 Non-Disney Hotels near the Walt Disney World Resort that are guaranteed to give you and your party a great time!

1. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Located less than 10 minutes from the gates of Disney, this resort is 63 acres of grand architecture, fine dining, and exemplary service. This resort is a grand sight in its own right, and almost looks like it once had been a castle or a palace. During the holiday season, the Gaylord Palms decorates with over 2 million lights and has plenty of activities for guests of all ages, including an ice skating show ICE! Featuring the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The resort also includes its own Cypress Springs water park, full service Spa, and transportation to the Disney theme parks and Disney Springs. With all of the fun at the resort, it may be difficult to leave!

2. Caribe Royale

Only 1.5 miles away from Disney, these grand pink towers are hard to miss! Caribe Royal is a resort favorite for my family. It provides affordable luxury with close proximity to the parks. This resort also includes shuttle transportation to the theme parks. Several dining options including the The Tropicale and the Venetian Room are my personal favorites to dine on anything from a breakfast buffet to a salmon dinner. The staff is friendly and the view of the pool from your room is certainly a fine sight to see. Disney tickets are available for purchase in the lobby of the hotel as well.

3. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is located only minutes away from the Walt Disney World Resort. It is only 2.5 miles away from Disney Springs and 2 miles from Epcot. The Resort features transportation to the parks, included breakfast for kids under the age of 12, and a lazy river. For golfing enthusiasts, there is a Championship 18-hole Par 72 Rees-Jones golf course designed with a five-tee system for all playing abilities.

4. Sheraton Vistana Resort

This resort is located between 10-15 minutes away from the Walt Disney World theme parks. The Sheraton Vistana is unique because all of its rooms feature 1-2 bedroom fully-furnished condominium-style suites. A one-bedroom villa sleeps up to four guests along with a pull-out couch in the living room. This resort would be the perfect fit for larger parties and families. There are 7 separate swimming pools, a Marketplace, and several dining options available for guests to enjoy. Although moderately priced, guests will receive so much more!

5. Waldorf Astoria Orlando

This luxury hotel is surrounded by a nature preserve and the Walt Disney World Resort. This hotel provides the complete upscale experience to its guests, including fully marble bathrooms and 42-inch HD LCD televisions. Some rooms even have views of Disney’s nightly fireworks shows from their balconies. Guests also have the option of renting the private cabanas by the pools, the full service spa, or the Rees Jones-designed 18-hole golf course at the Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club. To top it off, complimentary luxury transportation is provided to the Walt Disney World theme parks. For those who crave opulence, this is certainly the resort to book!

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About Sara S.

I am a Political Science undergraduate student. I have been going to Disney since before I can remember and have loved every minute of it! My passion for writing and all things Disney are what makes Disney Fanatic my ideal habitat. It’s the happiest place on earth!