The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are a collection of third-party hotels located along Hotel Plaza Boulevard, which is adjacent to the Disney Springs Entertainment Area.
These hotels have been around under various individual names and different hotel chain ownership since very early in Walt Disney World’s History. When WDW just had three of its own resorts and a campground these hotels provided nearby, cheaper, overflow guest rooms.
The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are national chain hotels from brands you’ll recognize. They are not owned or operated by Disney World.
These resorts have their own bus system, which has fewer buses and scheduled runs, which causes longer waits than the Disney World bus system.
The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are:
B Resort & Spa
Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Disney Springs Area
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs Area
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Area
Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Disney’s Magical Express: No
Disney Transportation from the resort: No, the Resorts have their own Shuttle bus to Disney World destinations leaving every 30 minutes.
Free theme park parking: No
Participation in Extra Magic Hours: Yes
Charging Disney purchases to your room: No
Disney Merchandise delivery to your resort: Yes
Guaranteed theme park entry: Yes, if you use the resorts’ bus system
Disney Dining Plan: No
Advance Dining Reservations for entire trip: No
There are a wide range of restaurants at these hotels. They run the full spectrum from grab-and-go to table service restaurants.
Because these hotels are owned by different chains the features available vary greatly!
Features that are common to all resorts are:
Heated outdoor pool(s)
Hotel Plaza Boulevard, adjacent to Disney Springs (within walking distance)
Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel bus system. The DIsney Springs Entertainment Area is just a short walk away (1/4 to 3/4 of a mile depending on the hotel).
Prices for these resorts vary greatly; you should check their respective corporate websites.
You do have the ability to stay using points from the hotel chain’s loyalty programs.
U.S. Military Discount, up to 20% off.
Both active and retired U.S. military personnel, including United States Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists, can enjoy this discount. Restrictions and black out dates may apply. Discount is not valid with any other offer.
*Limited availability – Offer only valid for online reservations using the link provided on their website.
With the “Celebrate the U.S. Military” offer, both active and retired U.S. military personnel, including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reserve, can enjoy up to 20% off the best available room rate at all of the member hotels, when booking directly.
You’ll find all types of rooms available at these different chain hotels. Anything is available, from a standard guest room to, two-room suites, to multi-room suites with kitchens.
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