The truth is that there are more deluxe hotels in Walt Disney World resort than there are other types of lodging choices. There are 16 deluxe hotels at Walt Disney World. Below is a brief look at some of these luxury hotels: Walt Disney Style.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is home to one of the most popular luxury Walt Disney hotels, the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The rooms feature hand carved furniture, beautiful artwork and, in some rooms, private balconies with amazing views of African-styled savannas that are home to many wild animals.

The grounds are just as gorgeous as the rooms. Set on more than 43 acres, the land is actually a wildlife preserve filled with a variety of animals who are allowed to freely roam the grounds. The landscaping was carefully selected to recreate what you would see in an African jungle.

Of course, the dining options are a big part of any luxury hotel experience and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will not disappoint even the most discriminating guests. There are two restaurants on site, Jiko: The Cooking Place and Boma – Flavors of Africa.  Both are excellent and have won numerous awards.

Special guests-only excursions, such as a sunrise breakfast safari, ramp up the exclusive feel of this hotel.

For the ultimate luxury at this hotel, and if money is no object, choose the Royal Asante Presidential Suite.

Disney hotels offer variety and plenty of ways to have fun.

Disney hotels offer variety and plenty of ways to have fun.

You can feel as though you are strolling through a New England beach town when you stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Modeled after the seaside areas of Martha’s Vineyard, the amenities at this hotel are truly impressive.

Lounge on the white sand of the private beach, go fishing or enjoy some time out on the water with the hotel’s watercraft rental program. Even the kids will feel like they are living high on the hog with a 24-hour game room for the older kids and the exclusive Sandcastle Club for kids ages 3-12.

If you want the best of the best then choose the Captain Deck 2 bedroom suite. The décor is impeccable. The suite includes five private patios, an office, and a kitchenette. Use the kitchenette to prepare a late night snack if you have any room left after dining at the impeccable Yachtsmen Steakhouse.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Step back in time to the 1940’s when Atlantic City was an elegant getaway for the rich and famous. You can relive this bygone era by choosing to stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. The attention to detail is amazing, although you would expect nothing less from Disney.

You can choose from a guest room or a private cottage on hotel grounds which include, of course, a boardwalk. Performers and vendors line the boardwalk making you feel even more so as if you are enjoying a weekend in old Atlantic City.

If you want the best, one option is the Sonora Vice Presidential Suite. Private concierge service, itinerary assistance and turndown service will make you feel like royalty.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Those who prefer a luxury hotel with modern flair should check out Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This high rise building has the special distinction of being the only hotel at which the famed Disney monorail can be seen moving right through the lobby.

Two restaurants, a state of the art fitness center and a private, white sand beach ensures that you will have a great place to enjoy some down time after busy days of park hopping.

The best room in the hotel is the Presidential Suite. Two bedrooms, a whirlpool tub and three huge televisions will leave you with no doubt that you are enjoying a luxury hotel: Walt Disney style!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The flagship of all the hotels at Walt Disney World, this hotel includes six buildings with stunning red gables.  The beauty of the building makes it one of the most photographed hotels in Disney World. It is, in many ways, a self-contained resort. If you didn’t have kids begging you to go the theme parks, there would be no reason to ever leave!

You can enjoy watercraft rental, gorgeous pools, and fine dining in six on-site restaurants.  This includes Victoria & Albert’s – a top shelf restaurant which has won the coveted AAA Five Diamond award for years.  You will find all of the luxury you are looking for at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Amazing views are another perk of many rooms at this hotel. You may have views of the beach or of the nightly firework that take place in the Magic Kingdom theme park.

The most expensive room in the hotel is the Grand Suite which features 2 bedrooms,  a sitting room and one and a half baths.

There Are Many More Deluxe Disney World Hotels

Beyond the hotels and resorts we’ve briefly visited here there are many others to enjoy.  Here is some information on just a few:

Disney’s Polynesian Resort transports you to a south Pacific setting with amazing gardens and a beautiful beach.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge provides a luxurious setting reminiscent of the lodges in the western United States.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort will help you step into a tropical world where life is lived at a different, slower pace.

Counting the Cost

Prices for deluxe Disney World hotels vary based on the season and other factors. Still, there is no doubt that the cost is prohibitive for some guests.

You can get the best deals by purchasing an all-inclusive vacation package. Typically, such a package will include lodging, park tickets, and some meals.  Of course, choosing a vacation package isn’t going to make enjoying a luxury hotel: Disney style affordable for all guests, but the good news is that even the moderate and value hotels at the Disney resort are wonderful.

No matter what type of hotel that you choose, your comfort and enjoyment will be the number one priority of the Disney World hotel staff. That can make you feel like you are in the lap of luxury no matter which hotel you choose.