Other Luxury Resorts to Consider
Despite not being 5-star hotels, these 4-star Disney area hotels are still considered among the best in the area. Listed below are a few Disney hotel categories and non-Disney-owned properties to consider.
Disney Deluxe Resorts
For those looking for a luxurious and upscale experience inside the park, staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort may be the way to go. These resorts offer spacious and well-appointed rooms and excellent transportation options to the theme parks. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of amenities, including beautiful swimming pools, upscale dining experiences, numerous recreational activities, and much more. Plus, with so many great resort choices, there’s sure to be a perfect fit for every family.
The Grand Floridian is the most luxurious Disney Deluxe Resort and the only hotel at Disney World with a five-star rating.. Most other Disney Deluxe Resorts have a four-star rating and are AAA Four Diamond hotels.
Disney Deluxe Resort hotels include Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boardwalk Inn, Contemporary, Polynesian Village, Riviera, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club, Beach Club, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resorts.
Disney Deluxe Villas
Disney Deluxe Villas offers spacious multi-room accommodations and flexible room arrangements. Most offer fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. As a Disney Resort hotel Guest, you will stay close to all the fun and excitement, giving you the freedom to come and go at your own pace.
One of the best reasons to stay at a Disney Villa resort is for the luxury accommodations. Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts are upscale properties that offer some of the best rooms and amenities on Disney property. In addition, Villas are known for offering some of the best family suites on Disney property. So if you are looking for a list of hotels near Disney with suites and plenty of room for larger groups traveling together, take a look at the Villa category.
Note: Although Disney Deluxe Villas are owned and operated by the Disney Vacation Club, non-members can still book a DVC room or suite if one is available.
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes is a 4-star resort surrounded by 500 acres. Among the endless recreation options at the luxury resort are an outdoor pool, lazy river, spa, and golf course. There are also kayak eco-tours, falconry lessons, and mountain bike excursions.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios
Located inside Universal Orlando Resort, the Royal Pacific is a beautiful 4-star hotel offering 1,000 rooms, a lagoon-style pool, and a beach with real sand. Select nights feature luaus and torch-lighting ceremonies in keeping with the South Seas theme. Club-level rooms include complimentary breakfast and cocktails. Additionally, kids can enjoy poolside activities and Despicable Me character breakfasts.
Royal Pacific Resort is one of the best Universal Orlando hotels to consider if you’d rather stay at Universal vs. Disney.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The 1500-acre Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a luxury 4-star resort near Walt Disney World. It offers four Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, private lakes, beautiful pools, water sports, outdoor tennis courts, rock climbing, biking, and hiking. There are also six restaurants on site. The steak- and seafood-focused Hemingway’s restaurant has a menu tailored to the author’s tastes. Additionally, there are free shuttle services to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld.
AAA Five Diamond Hotels in Florida
Florida has nine AAA Five Diamond hotels, but only one is near Disney World: Four Seasons Resort Orlando.
LAKE BUENA VISTA
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Florida
There are over three dozen AAA Four Diamond hotels near Walt Disney World. Five are in Kissimmee, 18 in Lake Buena Vista, and 16 in Orlando.&
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Margaritaville Cottages Orlando by Rentyl
Margaritaville Cottages Orlando by Vstays
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Reunion Resort & Golf Club
LAKE BUENA VISTA
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Orlando World Center Marriott
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
JW Marriott, Orlando Grande Lakes
Las Palmeras, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
The Celeste Hotel, Orlando, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Rosen Shingle Creek
The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
About Five Star Hotels at Disney World
What should I expect from 5-star hotels at Disney World?
In a 5-star hotel, you can experience what it’s like to live a rich and famous lifestyle. These luxurious, top-of-the-line hotels provide comforts far beyond what most travelers would expect. Hotel amenities include delicious fine-dining-quality food and high-end spa treatments, and the hotels are committed to customer service and satisfaction.
How much do 5-star hotels at Disney World cost?
5-star hotels in Orlando are usually the most luxurious, so they tend to be most expensive hotels at Disney World. However, that’s not always the case.
The cost of a hotel depends on several factors, including availability and the time of year you book, as well as its room size, location, and amenities. 4-star hotels are typically less expensive but still provide luxury and service that exceeds most other area resorts. However, if you want the best of the best, then you should focus on the Five Star hotels at Disney World listed above.
What makes a five-star hotel stand out?
Five-star hotels are typically renowned for their comfort and services. Most have large hotel rooms, lavish suites, fine dining, spa services, golf course, and other luxury amenities.