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What You Get at Disney World Resort Hotels By Price

By Dave Shute


Walt Disney World has a ton of hotels, and it groups most of them into three price classes:

  • Deluxe resorts, with the nicest rooms and grounds, best dining, best service, and highest prices
  • Value resorts, with tiny rooms, limited dining and service, but the lowest prices, and
  • Moderate resorts, in between the values and the deluxes, but a little closer to deluxes.

The image below gives you more specifics on what you can expect to find in each price class.



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1 shari { 01.15.13 at 11:12 pm }

Looking for a 5 day itinerary we are visiting with our 11 (girl)and 13 year (boy) old kids Feb. 17-21. Not so interested in shows (illuminations and fantastic we will see for sure)… looking for a hotel that includes a good breakfast what do you think of embassy suites? First time for the kids. An restaurant suggestions?

2 Dave { 01.16.13 at 11:47 am }

Shari, I don’t have five day itineraries, but check this: Because they have almost 100,000 rooms, and I cna barely keep up wiht the on-site hotels, I don’t track the off site hotels so can’t comment on that–maybe try ? And my restaurant suggestions are here:

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3 Dan { 03.14.13 at 11:50 am }

We are planning a trip in late may for 3 adults and a three year old. I am thinking that 4 days in the parks would be enough for a 3 year old, what do you think? I have MS (walk with a cane, do get tired) do you think it would be pretty important to get in a resort with the monorail? Any other good ideas?

4 Dave { 03.15.13 at 9:09 am }

Dan, there’s a ton of walking within the parks, and also at all the monorail resorts except for the Contemporary–see So the strongest advice I have for you is to rent a scooter! You can set it up so that it’s delivered to your hotel, and you can use it on the buses, monorail etc. You could also just rent them at the parks, but that slows you down and they may run out…

Four days should be plenty, as there’s not a lot for kids that young. Think two days at MK, and one each at AK and HS.

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5 Addie { 01.05.15 at 11:58 pm }

Dave our trip is planned for March 4-10 and my grandson turns 7 on March 7th. We (my daughter, grandson and I) have a 4 day pass and will be staying in the pirate room at the Caribbean Beach resort (wish I had seen your site prior to booking my reservation). I would love suggestions on splitting up our time – and ideas to celebrate my little guy’s birthday.(have the Magic Your Way Plus Dining pkg). Thank you!

6 Dave { 01.06.15 at 7:46 am }

Hi Addie!

For birthday ideas see this:

At that age I’d focus on the Magic Kingdom, planning at least two days there. I don’t have daily itineraries on this site for such a short trip, but you can find them in my book The easy Guide

7 Sue { 01.19.16 at 7:54 am }

We’ve stayed at each level and the thing that really surprised me was when we were at Art of Animation, we had to bring our room towels to the pool. I don’t know if that was because we were there in off season or if that’s how all of the values are.

8 Dave { 01.19.16 at 5:58 pm }

Sue, as Kelly notes, it’s always like that at the Values.

9 Kelly B - Agent with Destinations in Florida { 01.19.16 at 2:15 pm }

Sue – Guests staying at value resorts must bring towels with them. You can then request houeskeeping to bring more towels to your room.

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