Are you planning a family trip to Disney World for spring break? The Orlando area is home to some of Florida's best dining, entertainment, and resort properties, making it the perfect family vacation destination. There's a little something for everyone in the heart of Florida. Check out my top four picks for family-friendly hotels near Disney World, and let the magic begin! *I've listed them in order based on price.
Budget Property: Inn at Calypso Cay
On our first visit to Orlando last year, this hotel was the Country Inn & Suites Orlando Maingate at Calypso Cay Resort. Now it's the Inn at Calypso Cay. I really enjoyed this property and its many amenities, from mini golf to the three themed pools.
Our suite was very spacious and kept us very comfortable during our weeklong stay. Danger had her own little nook, almost a separate room, with bunk beds and a television to occupy her downtime. My husband and I had a king-sized bed, flatscreen television, reading chair, and a desk in our part of the suite.
It was a quick drive to the Disney Parks, as well as the free Downtown Disney district, where we spent quite a bit of time (we just couldn't stay away from Earl of Sandwich!)
Moderate Property: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista
The Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort is such a treat to visit! From the clean, beautifully appointed suites to the sprawling pool area, guests are pampered in every way. While I quickly became enamored with the bunk bed suite and its many amenities, my family couldn't wait to check out the pool and splash pad.
The Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort offers many recreational activities and features, including two swimming pools, game room, fitness center, Top of the Palms Spa, and poolside guided activities. It was so nice to have so many amenities because we were able to add some fun to our downtime without ever leaving the hotel.
The proximity to the Walt Disney World Resort is an added bonus, and even better - a Dunkin Donuts across the street makes for a sweet stop on the way to the parks.
Premium Property: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
If you're looking to escape some of the crowds but still be close to the Disney Parks, I'd highly recommend the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. This is a very quiet property with the most comfortable beds I've ever experienced. It's a premium property, but if you can budget for it, you will not be disappointed.
The Omni line of hotels are extremely child-friendly, and make a busy (perhaps over-scheduled) family vacation much more enjoyable for everyone involved. From the comfortable beds to quiet rooms and extravagant pool facilities, the Omni is an incredible place to stay when visiting Disney World with children.
Disney Property: Disney's Contemporary Resort
What's better than staying on Disney property? Being only a monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot! Disney's Contemporary Resort offers something for everyone, from nightly entertainment to character interactions to unique experiences. This is an amazing destination for family travel, because you just can't get any closer to the Disney magic!
Are you planning a trip to the most magical place on Earth any time soon? If so, do you prefer to stay on Disney property or off?
You might also be interested in my post about how to extend a Disney trip on a budget!
I received complimentary rooms / deeply discounted rates to stay at these properties as part of the media. All opinions come from my personal experiences at each resort. Visit each resort link to read my reviews!