Stay in the Lap of Luxury at Disney’s Deluxe Resort Hotels

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide to Deluxe Resort Hotels

There are so many types of accommodations at Disney World that it can make your head spin as you start to look into all of the different available options. We’re going to try to break it down for you, starting with Disney’s Deluxe Resort Hotels.

Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels

If you’re searching for the ultimate in style, service and luxury when it comes to selecting a hotel, your search is over when you choose a Disney Deluxe Resort. Deluxe Resort Hotels are Disney’s “top of the line” accommodations, featuring on site restaurants, salons, health clubs, shops, pools, recreation and much, much more. The resorts are so grand and so luxurious, offering so many services and facilities, they’re considered by many to be attractions themselves.

You can find at least one Deluxe Resort in most major theme parks.

Animal Kingdom

In the Animal Kingdom stay at the stunning Animal Kingdom Lodge. Set on a 43-acre African game preserve where exotic animals roam free, you’ll get to enjoy an ever-changing view. It’s like an African safari comes to you!

Magic Kingdom

If you plan to spend lots of vacation time enjoying the attractions of the Magic Kingdom, our guide suggests staying at the Contemporary Resort, a modern hotel in walking distance to Disney’s most playful theme park. If it’s elegance and charm you’re after, try the luxurious Victorian-style Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The Polynesian Resort will make you feel like you’re staying in the South Pacific while Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is reminiscent of the Great American Northwest in the early 1900s.


Disney’s Epcot theme park has three Deluxe Resort Hotels to choose from. Featuring many nautical details, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is inspired by Martha’s Vineyard, the BoardWalk Inn looks like Atlantic City in the 1940s and is oozing with elegance while the  New England-style Beach Club Resort features a refreshing surf and sand theme like something out of the 1880s.

In future posts we’ll break down Disney’s other hotel offerings from its Deluxe Villas and Moderate Resort Hotels to its Value Resort Hotels and Campgrounds.

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