Category Archives: Deluxe

Deluxe Resorts

Deluxe resorts run anywhere from $288 to $488 per night, making them some of the most expensive hotels on Disney property. If your budget has room for these extra expenses, I highly recommend giving these resorts a try, as they are both accommodating and scenic. The hotels in this category are as follows:

Lobby lounge area with a balcony window overlooking the savanna

Animal Kingdom Lodge

This unique resort takes you into the heart of Africa, and gives you a once-in-a-lifetime view of the animals that live in the savanna. The hotel is located in the Animal Kingdom resort area, and is accessible by bus. Amenities include up-close animal encounters, vibrant African dining, and a pool with a water slide.

Palm trees, walkway and windmill over Stormalong Bay at Disney's Beach Club Resort

Beach Club Resort

This New England-inspired hotel exhibits the atmosphere of old Seaside resorts, complete with a Club Level Concierge Lounge and the famous pool, Stormalong Bay. The hotel is located in the Epcot resort area, and is accessible by bus or boat.  The resort is a short boat ride away from Hollywood Studios, and is only a walk away from World Showcase, Epcot. Amenities include a sandy beach, lazy river, several popular dining options (Cape May Cafe and Beaches & Cream), and a health club.

Disney's BoardWalk Inn lit up at night

BoardWalk Inn

Inspired by Atlantic City and Coney Island boardwalks, the BoardWalk Inn is a waterfront hotel that features classic carnival games and vibrant night life. The hotel is located in the Epcot resort area, and is accessible by bus or boat. The resort is only a short walk or boat ride away from both Hollywood Studios and World Showcase, Epcot. Amenities include a pool with a water slide, one-of-a-kind dining, and a view of the Epcot fireworks.

The monorail entering the main concourse of Disney's Contemporary Resort at sunset

Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is an iconic stop on the monorail, and is home to white-sand beaches and spectacular views. The hotel is located in the Magic Kingdom resort area, and is accessible by monorail or bus. Amenities include a pool with a water slide, a California grill, and easy access to one of the resort’s most popular parks.

The lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as seen from a second-floor landing

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This Victorian style resort is perhaps the most exclusive on Disney property, and boasts an unmatched view of the fireworks above Cinderella Castle. The hotel is located in the Magic Kingdom resort area, and is accessible by monorail, boat, or bus. Amenities include a world-class spa and health club, impressive pool, and exquisite dining options.

Nighttime view of Disney's Polynesian Resort seen from a nearby beach

Polynesian Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is a tropical paradise resting on the beaches of Seven Seas Lagoon, featuring palm trees, koi ponds, and a vibrant Hawaiian nightlife. The hotel is located in the Magic Kingdom resort area, and is accessible by monorail, boat, or bus. Amenities include a pool with a water slide, a nighttime luau, and spectacular volcano display.

Nighttime view of Silver Creek Springs pool featuring a waterslide and a hot tub

Wilderness Lodge

Inspired by the American Northwest, the Wilderness Lodge features nature trails and a murmuring creek that bring to mind classic National Park cabins. The hotel is located in the Magic Kingdom resort area, and is accessible by bus or boat. Amenities include a pool with a water slide, thematic dining option, and an incredible fireplace.

Panoramic view of the marina and watercraft rentals at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Yacht Club Resort

Similar to its sister resort, the Yacht Club is a New England-themed lakeside hotel complete with a Club Level Concierge Lounge and access to Stormalong Bay. The hotel is located in the Epcot resort area, and is accessible by bus or boat. The resort is a short boat ride away from Hollywood Studios, and is only a walk away from World Showcase, Epcot. Amenities include a more mature atmosphere than the Beach Club, a health club, and the famous Yachtsman Steakhouse.

All images courtesy of disneyworld.disney.go.com. For more information on any of these hotels, please visit the official website.

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