This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

You are here: Skip Navigation Linkshome : Latest & Greatest : Member Reviews : Articles

18 Year Badge
IATA Accredited
  1. current information
  2. weekly checks for auto*magic* discounts
  3. customized planning 
We will sprinkle pixie dust over all your plans.
Adventures by Disney

Downtown Disney® Area Resort Hotels

Be first to submit a review! Check out other OLP articles

Stay right in the magic at one of the seven Official Hotels of WDW. Located right inside the WDW Resort, each of these hotels offer guests all the same quality and service the name “Disney” implies. Best of all, you are very near the shopping, dining and entertainment of Downtown Disney’s Marketplace, West Side and Pleasure Island.

Though none of the Downtown Disney Hotels are “themed” like the Disney owned resorts, there are some wonderful advantages to staying here. First and foremost, are the great specials available at these resorts. Each of these hotels offer discounted rooms - even at peak times - and values can be superb. Many times, the cost of the room per night will also include breakfast. Room availability is usually good, so these hotels are a desirable option for those making a last minute trip or if you are just unable to find a vacancy at a Disney resort. Each hotel offers individual packages with passes that can be exceptional deals.

As well, if you are planning to visit some of the Orlando area’s other attractions, guest services at these hotels can provide you with both tickets and transportation. Besides the close proximity to Downtown Disney’s Marketplace, these hotels are conveniently located to Crossroads Shopping Center with shops, a supermarket and restaurants. And, finally, the Downtown Disney Hotels offer stunning views of the Walt Disney World Resort including all of the fireworks shows.

Each Official Walt Disney World Hotel offers:

  • Complimentary scheduled transportation to the WDW Theme parks, 2 water parks and Pleasure Island
  • Theme park tickets sold on site
  • Guaranteed admission to the Disney Theme parks with paid pass even when the parks are full
  • Advance tee times at all 5 Disney golf courses
  • Advance reservations for Disney dinner shows and theme park restaurants
  • Passport to savings with exclusive discounts and special offers on entertainment, shopping and dining

Best Western Lake Buena Vista

The Best Western is an 18-story luxury lakeside resort property. It is beautifully themed throughout in the style of a Barbados Plantation Manor House. The outside grounds are lush and tropical. A winding staircase in the lobby leads to a mezzanine level with a display of classic scenes from popular Disney movies.

The 325 rooms are done in bleached wood furnishings with tropical accents. Room styles include standard deluxe, king deluxe, queen preferred and atrium suites. Each room has a private balcony. Many have extraordinary views. Coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, electronic door locks, clock radios with alarm, pay per view movies, video games, electronic safes, vanity mirrors, and separate make-up vanity areas are available in all rooms.

For you enjoyment, there is a heated pool with adjoining sundeck and a kiddie pool. There is a playground, game room, coin operated laundry, Disney gift shop and a convenience store also available on site.

Restaurants and Lounges

Parakeet Café – offers a light fare of homemade pastries, fresh croissandwiches, salads, pizza and cold beer

Traders Restaurant - is a full service restaurant offering a Caribbean flair

Flamingo Cove – is a lounge serving cocktails and gourmet coffee

Toppers Night Club – located on the 18th floor, this club offers a panoramic view of WDW.

Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott is a 14-story atrium with 323 rooms, including 2 suites. It features glass elevators overlooking a tropical themed lobby, a brightly colored cabana-covered lounge and umbrella seating area.

Rooms are spacious, comfortable and decorated in soft, soothing colors. Each has either 2 double beds or one king bed. Other room amenities include a clock radio, coffeemaker with complimentary tea and coffee, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, safe and in-room movies and Nintendo. Many of the rooms provide stunning views of the WDW Resort.

There are 2 heated pools and a kiddie pool, a whirlpool spa, exercise room, playground and arcade.

Early Entry mornings to the WDW Theme parks are available to Courtyard by Marriot guests.

Restaurants and Lounges

The Courtyard Café and Grille – a full service restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Courtyard Village Deli – features deli-style sandwiches, Pizza Hut pizza and TCBY yogurt.

2GO Bar – is located in the atrium lobby and offers continental breakfast.

Tipsy Parrot Lounge – featuring live music every Saturday night.

Tiki Bar – is the seasonal poolside bar serving snacks and drinks.

DoubleTree Guest Suites

DoubleTree is the only all suites hotel found on WDW property. This contemporary styled hotel is 7 stories high and has 229 suites. It has a tropical theme with cheerful colors and bright murals throughout. Kids have their own desk for check-in, a kid’s theatre, arcade and game room. Your warm greeting at check-in is topped off with DoubleTree’s signature fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.

The luxurious suites are one or two bedrooms. The large dining area has a kitchenette with wet bar, coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea, refrigerator, microwave, and table and chairs. The living room has a queen sofa bed, working desk, table, chairs, television with the Disney channel, pay per view movies and Nintendo games available. The bedroom has either 1 king or 2 double beds, television and clock radio. There is a separate vanity with hair dryer and closet outside of the bathroom. Also included are a safe and iron and ironing board. Rollaway beds are available upon request for an additional cost.

There is a large pool and children’s wading pool surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Streamer Market sells snacks, beverages, souvenirs and sundries. You’ll also find a Jacuzzi, fitness center, jogging paths, a basketball court, volleyball court and lighted tennis court available for your enjoyment.

For an additional $5 per night, guests of the DoubleTree receive Early Entry morning privileges to the WDW Theme parks, newspaper delivery, (except for Sunday), in-room safe and free local calls. With stays of 4 nights or more, you will also receive your choice of a large pizza with beverage or a tin of DoubleTree’s famous cookies.

Restaurants and Lounges

Streamers Restaurant – is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Streamers Lounge – part of the restaurant where you’ll find cocktails and nightly specials.

Tropical Pool Bar – serves light meals and snacks along with frozen tropical drinks

Grosvenor Resort

The Grosvenor is a 19-story tower resort with 2 garden wings, housing 626 rooms including 7 suites and 2 kid suites. It is located on 13 lush and tropical lakeside acres. The lobby is warm and inviting, with rattan furnishings and tropical plants and flowers throughout.

Rooms are light and airy with bleached oak furniture and tropical print bedspreads. Rooms either have 2 double beds or one king and feature complimentary tea and coffee, a vcr, radio alarm clock, safe, in-room movies and complimentary newspaper upon request.

Recreational facilities include 2 pools, with one uniquely shaped like a Dutch windmill, a children’s pool, hydro-therapy pool, 2 tennis courts, shuffleboard, handball, volleyball, basketball, a playground and a game room. There is also a Disney gift shop and laundry facilities on site.

Guests of the Grosvernor Resort are treated to Early Entry mornings at the WDW Theme parks.

Restaurants and Lounges

Baskervilles Restaurant – is a full service, lakeview restaurant containing a Sherlock Holmes museum. Murder Watch Mystery Dinner is held on Saturday nights. Disney character breakfast featuring Goofy and Pluto held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Moriarity’s Pub – serves cocktails.

Crickets Lounge – serves beverages including espresso and cappuccino.

Crumpets Café – is a self-serve, food court lobby café open 24 hours.

Barnacles – poolside eatery featuring light meals, snacks and refreshments with live, seasonal entertainment.

Hilton Resort

The Hilton is a 10-story hotel with 2 wings situated on a 23-acre tropical paradise. The lobby area is exquisite with marble accents, a brass rail staircase, skylights and a beautiful aquarium behind the reception area.

The 814 rooms and suites were recently renovated. Rooms have 2 double beds or one king and are done in pleasant neutral tones with striking accents. Other amenities include hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker with complimentary tea and coffee, mini bar, video games, work desk clock/radio with alarm and M-F newspaper delivery. Many rooms have breathtaking views.

The resort boasts 2 sparkling heated pools, a wading pool, spa, arcade, playground, fitness center, jogging trail, volleyball and 2 lighted tennis courts.

The Hilton Resort is a participant in Disney’s Early Entry mornings.

Restaurants and Lounges

Covington Mill - is a New England style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a Disney character breakfast here every Sunday morning.

Benihana Steakhouse/Sushi Bar – steak, seafood and chicken prepared by a chef right at your table.

Finn’s Grill – specializes in steak and seafood in an Old Key West style atmosphere. Serving dinner nightly.

John T’s Lounge – a perfect spot for the sport’s fan, serving light snack and drinks.

Rum Largo Pool Side Bar & Café – offering light fare and tropical drinks

Mugs Coffee & Wine Bar – serving specialty coffees and wine.

Mainstreet Market – gourmet deli, ice cream and country store.

Hotel Royal Plaza

The Hotel Royal Plaza is a 17-story tower with 394 rooms including suites. The grounds are beautiful with tropical gardens, a waterfall, unique pineapple fountain and a gazebo. The lobby has a very warm and relaxed ambience with oversized sofas and a cozy fireplace.

There are various room categories available to suit your needs. Each is spacious and elegant in a Bermuda-style decor with private sitting areas, balconies, coffeemakers with

complimentary coffee, mini bar, in room movies and games, oversized safes, hair dryers, ceiling fans and garden style tubs.

There is plenty of recreation available with a pool and oversized sun deck and poolside bar, spa, fitness center, lighted tennis court and on site putting green.

Restaurants and Lounges

Giraffe Diner – is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere.

Giraffe Tavern – enjoy cocktails, happy hour and appetizers

Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa

The Wyndham consists of 4 tower buildings, which grace the skyline, situated on 27 waterfront acres. The Tower lobby is elegant with beautiful light fixtures, a library, piano and a cigar room. The Island Resort lobby has a spectacular waterfall and stained glass.

There are 1,014 rooms and suites all spacious and impeccably decorated in shades of blue or green. Room amenities include balconies or patios, coffeemakers and coffee, M-F delivery of USA Today hair dryers, work areas, alarm clock/radio, iron and ironing boards, shower massage, and Bath and Body Works products. There is an $8 per night resort fee.

Recreation Island has 3 pools, 3 lighted tennis courts, a health club and sauna. There is also a European-style spa, lap pool, beauty salon, sand volleyball, Kid’s Klub program, playground and arcade.

Restaurants and Lounges

Arthur’s 27 - is a 5 star restaurant, located on the 27th floor, featuring continental cuisine

Outback Restaurant – is Australian-themed. Famous for steak, seafood and an open-hearth grill.

Watercress Café & Pastry Shop – casual fare eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a Disney character breakfast every Sunday morning.

Top of the Palace Lounge – featuring cocktails and live piano music.

Laughing Kookaburra Good Time Bar – has live entertainment, happy hour specials and appetizers.

Castaway Grill Pool Snack Bar – grab a quick bite poolside

Shipwrecked Pool Bar – serves refreshing tropical drinks.

Courtyard Mini Market – featuring light meals and snacks.

Lobby Lounge – cocktails and live piano music. article edtor

Member Reviews of "Downtown Disney® Area Resort Hotels":
Be first to submit a member review!

Welcome to Our Laughing, a Disney vacation planning web site brought to you by OLP Travel. Here you can research all Disney Destinations and plan out your Disney Adventures. We have reviews, pictures, movies and articles about the many restaurants, hotels, theme parks, shows and shops of the Walt Disney World Resort®(in Florida), the Disneyland® Resort(in California) and the Disney Cruise Line®.

Our OLP Travel Agents are all specialists in planning Disney vacations; please submit a query and let them help you create some Disney magic!

For the latest reviews, articles, movies, 360 VRs and pictures see our latest and greatest page..

More Links: travel agents | Contact us | Testimonials! | Mission Statement | Newsletter Signup | Disney Traveler Reviews
home latest &
all olp