Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels (formerly Downtown Disney hotels) are not official Walt Disney World Resorts. They are located in the Disney Springs area. They are conveniently located near the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Disney Springs area.
Both rooms and hotel packages for Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels can be booked directly through their hotel web sites or most travel agencies. Limited Disney packages are also available directly through Disney (not available to book online) or a travel agency. Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels are subject to the same WDTC Terms for deposit, cancellation & payment as Disney’s Packages. We recommend using a Disney specialized travel agency, such as The Magic For Less Travel, with experience and training in reserving all types of Disney packages.
Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels guests are now eligible for Walt Disney World Resort benefits. These resorts, however, do not offer Disney’s Dining Plan. Many guests first consider these resorts to try and save money. However, there may be a discount that could help reduce the cost of the on-site Walt Disney World Resorts — thereby allowing guests to take advantage of all the Walt Disney World Resort benefits.
If you have questions about these changes, please contact an agent at The Magic For Less Travel.
Benefits of Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels
Guests of the seven Disney Springs Hotels enjoy free, unlimited transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort via their buses. Buses depart to and from the four Disney Theme Parks every 30 minutes and provide transportation to the two Disney Water Parks. Bus Route A services the Hilton Orlando Resort, Holiday Inn, B Resort, and Doubletree Guest Suites. Bus Route B services the Best Western, Wyndham, and Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa. Transportation to Disney’s Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon Parks varies seasonally. Additionally, access to Disney transportation buses is just a short walk from a few of the Downtown Disney hotels.
The following are available at Disney Springs Resort Hotels:
- Extra Magic Hours
- Disney tickets available for purchase at each hotel
- Advance tee times and discounts at all Disney golf courses
- Disney gift stores located in each hotel
- Reservations for Walt Disney World Resort dinner shows and theme park restaurants
Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels
There are seven hotels located on Disney property in the Disney Springs Hotels area of the Walt Disney World Resort:
Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort
This renovated, 18-floor hotel with 325 rooms and 4 atrium suites features a poolside lounge, 2 restaurants, 2 heated pools (kids’ and adult), garden gazebo, game room, fitness center, business center, babysitting service, laundry facilities, on-site car rental, and complimentary transportation to all Disney theme parks and water parks. Rooms sleep 4 to 5. They include private balconies, in-room coffee service, newspaper delivery, electronic safes, Web-enabled remote cable TV with pay movies and Internet games, Wi-FI Internet access, and Pizza Hut Express delivery. The hotel features stunning views of both Spaceship Earth at Epcot and the Downtown Disney area. Rates are moderate, making this resort a great budget-minded choice.
Doubletree Guest Suites Lake Buena Vista
The only all-suite hotel inside the Downtown Disney Resort area. The Doubletree offers 229 one- or two-bedroom suites, sleeping up to six people, with a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, in-room safe, Internet access, pullout sofa, and at least two televisions. Rooms for smokers available. The hotel features specialized kids’ attractions, which include a splash pool, playground, Kids’ Theatre, game room, and video arcade. Other amenities include a restaurant, lounge, heated outdoor pool, spa, jogging trail, lighted tennis courts, fitness center, business center, on-site rental car, and Wi-Fi in public areas and pool. Rooms for smokers available.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort
This renovated, 626 room family resort offers Disney character breakfasts and a Saturday MurderWatch Mystery Theatre dinner show. It’s the closest in the group to Disney Springs Marketplace (across the street). A spacious lobby features an elegant “Bermuda” theme interior design. Amenities include 2 restaurants, 2 lounges and pool bar, and grill, two outdoor heated pools, Beach volleyball court, an aquatic playground, therapeutic thermal spa, lighted tennis courts, basketball court, arcade, health club, gift shop, business center and full concierge service. Rooms sleep 4 and include voicemail, pay-per-view movies, TV video games, wireless internet connectivity, in-room safe, 25” flatscreen television, refrigerator, free in-room coffee and tea, and daily newspaper. Children’s activities take place all day long and include pool games, kid’s lobby area, movies with cookies and milk, scheduled Wii games, and table games. A Dollar car rental is located on-site.
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort
Located within walking distance of Downtown Disney, this 814-room hotel features preferred golf access and complimentary golf shuttle, fitness center, suites, 7 restaurants and lounges, Sunday Disney character breakfast, aquariums in the main lobby, 2 Outdoor heated swimming pools, children’s spray pool, tropical outdoor spa, poolside gazebo, jogging trails, business center, concierge’s desk, gift shops, 24-hour marketplace, hair salon, Disney store, golf shop and Avis Car Rental desk. Rooms sleep 4 people. They include in-room coffee system, in-room refreshment center, Mini refrigerators, dual-line telephones, in-room movies, high-speed internet access (wired and wireless), MP3 alarm clock, 47-inch flat-screen HD TV, on command movies and video games, safe and in-room dining.
The 394-room hotel includes 20 family-friendly bunk-bed rooms, 17 one-bedroom suites, five master suites, and two poolside master suites. There is a 3,000-square-foot saltwater pool, full-service spa, four lighted tennis courts, fitness center, coin-operated laundry, international culinary concepts, American Q restaurant, lounge, pool bar, heated zero-entry pool, private Cabanas and outdoor fire pits, in-room dining, and a business center. The hotel’s “B Ambiance,” features sound, lighting, and scents. Also, B In Touch, FreeB Wi-Fi throughout all public spaces and guest rooms and free loaner iPad tablets. Rooms sleep 5 and include Blissful beds. Plus, mini-refreshment bar, bunk beds in select rooms, safes, coffeemakers, gaming consoles available upon request, 47″ HD LCD televisions, and sweet and savory in-room snacks. Kitchenette or wet bars in select guestrooms. The resort is non-smoking. There is a resort fee and a parking fee.
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
This 27-acre property features 1,014 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, character brunch, 7 restaurants and lounges, in-room dining, mini market, 3 heated pools, kids’ pool, playground, lighted tennis court, basketball, whirlpool, sauna & fitness center, full-service spa, arcade, sand volleyball court, gift shops, hair salon, business center, laundry and character meals. There is an Alamo car rental desk in the lobby. Rooms (sleep 4 to 5) and suites include a private balcony or patio (with most), in-room refrigerator, king or two queen-size beds, cordless telephones with voicemail, high-speed internet, OnCommand movies, Playstation and WebTV.
Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista
This newly refurbished hotel features 323 guestrooms, some with balconies, 12 ADA adapted rooms, and 1 suite. Elegant rooms feature modern Florida décor, granite vanity bathrooms, walk-in showers in king rooms, a work area, and either one king with sleeper sofa or two queen beds. Deluxe amenities include high-speed Internet, upgraded bath amenities, room service, Mini-Fridge and microwave, and LCD Wide Screen HDTV televisions. Other areas of the hotel will consist of Disney Retail Store, business center, laundry, Wi-Fi in public areas, heated zero-entry swimming pool, tropical outdoor whirlpool, fitness center, Atrium restaurant, pool bar, and poolside convenience dining, Grab & Go Food shop and Kids Eat Free program.
Contact a Disney-specialized travel agency to reserve a Downtown Disney Hotel package or visit the official Disney Springs Hotels page. When booking a Downtown Disney package through The Magic For Less Travel, additional free booking incentives may be available; ask for a free, no-obligation quote.