Perhaps you don’t plan to spend every year, or every other year, vacationing on Disney property, so an investment in the Disney Vacation Club doesn’t make sense for you.  However, when you do visit Disney World, whether it be once in a lifetime or every three or four years, you are looking for the best in accommodations – great architecture, services, restaurants, and location.  If this describes you, then Disney’s Deluxe Resort Hotels might just be what you need.

Beyond price and availability, it is important to consider both the atmosphere and location of your Disney resort.

Where Are These Hotels Located?

Disney’s Deluxe Resort Hotels are location throughout Disney’s property, with terrific access to the Disney theme parks.

Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels
Disney offers a variety of deluxe hotels around its property.

Animal Kingdom Area

If you love animals, African food and architecture, or if you plan to spend more of your vacation visiting Animal Kingdom LodgeDisney’s Animal Kingdom theme park ,the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is the right place for you.  From intriguing dining at Boma (an amazing buffet with unique tastes from Africa) and Jike (table dining with an incredible wine list) to the soaring feel of the wide open lobby, the Animal Kingdom lodge is one of the few places you can get a true taste of Africa in the Americas.

Magic Kingdom Area

The Magic Kingdom area is home to quite a few deluxe resorts.

Three of the best known Disney hotels are located on the monorail line that connects the Ticket and Transportation Center with the Magic Kingdom theme park.

First is Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  This classic A-frame hotel is classic Disney – where you can eat breakfast in the grand concourse with Mickey Mouse while the monorail glides by overhead, actually running through the hotel itself.Polynesian Resort

Next is Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  If you love the architecture, landscaping, and laid back feel of the South Pacific, then the Poly is for you.  Unique restaurants and a stunning view of the Magic Kingdom across the Seven Seas Lagoon make this Disney hotel a truly unique experience.

The final resort on the monorail line is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the flagship of all the Disney hotels.  Take a trip back to a simpler and slower time where Victorian elegance reigned supreme.  Excellent service together with excellent amenities – like the five star Victoria & Albert’s restaurant, make for the stay of a lifetime.

Not on the monorail line but still close to the Magic Kingdom is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.  Step out of Central Florida and into the Pacific Northwest where impressive lodges dominate the countryside.  Enjoy the pool, fine dining and lounges, and the welcoming lobby.

Epcot / Hollywood Studios Area

There are several hotels that hug Crescent Lake and are just a walk away from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (if your feet still have some life in them from a long day at the Disney parks).Yacht Club Resort

First, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort take you to the seaside – the former is a slightly more formal way, and the latter in a more laid back way.  Both offer plenty of dining and recreational activities.  And both have easy access to all the fun of Disney’s Boardwalk with its shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

Speaking of the Boardwalk, another way to stay in the middle of all the action is Disney’s Boardwalk Inn on the other side of Crescent Lake.  Easy access to all types of fun make this a popular destination.