Best Value Places to Stay While Visiting Disney World

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When planning your Disney vacation where you stay can be one of your biggest expenses. For many people price will be a large factor in their vacation planning. While it is nice to stay on property, staying off property can be one of the best ways to save money and you get more bang for your buck. So, where are the best places to stay? Here are a few great, off property, accommodations to stay at for a great value. 

B Hotel & Spa

Modern, fun, and atmosphere 4-Star resort less than a mile from Disney Springs

This chic mix of modern sophistication and family friendly fun is the perfect boutique hotel to stay at for your Walt Disney Vacation. If you are looking for an exceptional, close to Disney, low priced place to stay, B Hotel & Spa is a great place to start. Located on Hotel Plaza Blvd, it is located less than a mile to Disney Springs. This 4-star resort is usually less than $100 a night and has great deals throughout the year. 

Zero Entry Pool

Zero entry pools are great to enter this beautiful pool

Enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine lounging poolside in B Resort & Spa’s zero entry pool. This heated pool even has interactive water features that are great for the little ones. 

On-Site Dining & Bars 

  • American Kitchen Bar and Grill

This tasty restaurant is a fresh farm-to-table dining experience. With locally sourced ingredients, this delicious restaurant is an inviting place to stop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

  • The Pick Up 

Get your Walt Disney World day started by stopping at The Pick Up and grabbing a quick breakfast to power your day. This is a quick service spot is open daily from 7:00am-10:00pm. Stop in and grab your coffee in the morning or a late-night snack before bed. 

  • Pool Bar & Grill 

Pool Bar & Grill is the ideal spot to enjoy a fun cocktail and delicious bite to eat. 

  • In-Room Dining

Enjoy relaxing in your high-end room and order in-room dining. You can unwind after a long day at the theme parks and delight in a meal in the comfort of your room. 

Kid Zone

The onsite Kid Zone is an excellent place to get out of the heat or afternoon Florida rainstorms while entertaining the kids. Open daily from 9:00am to 10:00 pm, the Kid Zone has fun games and movies and is a great social area to meet other kids on their Disney vacations. 

Complimentary Express Shuttle

Make getting to the park a little easier by using the Complimentary Express Shuttle. They have daily departures to Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios.

Amenities 

  • 24-HR Fitness Center
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • On-Site Parking
  • 24- HR Business Center
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-Site Laundry Facilities
  • Spa (Temporarily Closed, Check back for updates)
  • Hot tub
  • Gift shop
  • In room safe and mini fridge
  • 47” HD LCD televisions
  • Select rooms feature bunk beds

 Cypress Pointe Resort by Diamond Resorts

The entrance to Cypress Pointe Resort

Cypress Pointe Resort by Diamond Resorts is the perfect place to stay for your family vacation to Walt Disney World. This family fun resort is an affordable way to stay when traveling with little ones and is right outside Disney property. When you walk into the lobby you will be welcomed by friendly faces and live tropical birds! This gated resort is really like a home away from home. 

Rooms

 Cypress Pointe offers spacious studio rooms, two-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom suites. The two- and three-bedroom rooms offer full kitchens, dining areas, two bathrooms and sleeper sofas for extra room to sleep. All rooms have screened in patios that offer a great extra space to eat or hang out on. These large rooms all have plenty of space to stretch out in and relax after a long day at the park. 

Resort Amenities

Recreation Area

Cypress Pointe Resorts offers a variety of amenities that are free while you stay. Beat the Florida heat in the large volcano pool and even race down the waterslides with your family! Spend some time after walking the Disney Parks relaxing in the hot tubs and having a cocktail. Beside the pool area is a large playground kids and even has dinosaur bones you can climb on! With volleyball courts, shuffleboard, and tennis, you will have a blast enjoying the outdoors of this resort. 

Activities Department

One of the best amenities this resort has is a great activities department. When you check in you will receive a calendar of activities for your stay. From pool parties to arts and crafts the activity department has exciting activities throughout the day to keep you busy. I would highly recommend staying a day at the resort and just enjoy all the on-site activities. 

Dining

Cypress Pointe Resort offers a small café next to the pool that serves food items and alcoholic beverages. There is a great grilling area with picnic tables beside the playground and pools. You can spend your afternoon spending time grilling and enjoying the outdoor amenities.  

Amenities

  • Basketball Courts
  • Fitness center
  • Movie/DVD rental
  • Concierge services
  • Safe deposit box
  • Wi-fi
  • Security
  • On-site parking
  • Guest services
  • Massage services
  • Game room
  • Pool
  • Splash pad
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis
  • BBQ area
  • Pool towels
  • Activities department
  • Café
  • Shuffleboard
  • Volleyball 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center/Western Entrance

Just outside the west entrance of Disney’s Magic Kingdom is SpringHill Suites by Marriott. This is a great place to stay while visiting Disney and they even have a Disney Planning Center! This beautiful property with a great price tag averaging less than $100 a night.  If you are working on elite status being a Bonvoy Member, this could be an even bigger win for you!

Dining

Breakfast Buffet

On your way to the Parks stop by the complimentary daily breakfast buffet with a wide variety of hot and cold breakfast items. This is a great way to power up your long day at Disney.

Flamingo’s Bar & Grille

Flamingo’s Bar & Grille is a full restaurant that provides lunch and dinner. Flamingo’s has indoor, fireside and poolside seating. With a casual restaurant feel, it has a full menu with items such as appetizers, salads, entrees, pizza and more.  

BBQ and Picnic Area

Have and entertaining night eating pool side and cook out on the BBQ. With a beautiful nightly view and giant picnic pavilion, enjoy hanging poolside with good company.

The Market

This small convenience store is the perfect spot for a snack or drink. They even have full bottles of wine you can grab to bring back to your room and take advantage of your view. 

Suites

There are a variety of comfortable and cozy suites to choose from at SpringHill Suites. All suites have a living room with Netflix-enabled TV’s and in-room mini-fridges and microwaves. End your day with some Disney Magic and upgrade your room to have a Magic Kingdom view, then you can watch the fireworks from your room! 

Disney Shuttle

For only $5.00 a person you can take the Walt Disney World Theme Park Shuttle to the Transportation and Ticket Center at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. From there you are able to take a complimentary bus, monorail, or ferry service between all four Disney Parks. 

Recreation & Fitness

SpringHill Suites has many recreation and fitness amenities. Lounge in the shaded cabanas while the kids plunge in the resort-style pool while you are staying at SpringHill Suites. Take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center or take a swing in the batting cages so you can keep up with your workouts even while on vacations. 

Amenities

  • Resort style pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free breakfast
  • Wi-fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Wine/champagne
  • Children’s activities
  • Disney shuttle
  • BBQ facilities
  • In room Livingroom
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business center
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms
  • Restaurant and Bar

Grand Beach by Diamond Resorts

 Another Diamond Resort is on our list, but this one could not be left out. This family friendly, affordable resort has gorgeous views that look out over beautiful Little Lake Bryan. This casual, home like resort is only 2.5 miles from Disney and has so many amenities you will have to plan a day just to hang out and do them all. This resort starts out at less than $100, a great value for the space of your room and all the activities included in the price. 

Recreation and Activities

Relax in these hammocks overlooking Lake Bryan.

Like Cypress Pointe, Grand Beach also has an Activities Department that puts on pool parties, arts and crafts, ice cream socials and much more. When you check in make sure to pick up a copy of the activities calendar to plan your day around. Spend the day relaxing in the hammock on the beach or take a paddle boat out on the lake. Take a stroll along the beach and watch the sun set over Little Lake Bryan. There are so many free, outdoor amenities you will have a hard time finding time to fit them all in.  Some of the recreation activities include:

  • 2 Pools
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Hot tubs
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Mini golf
  • Paddle boats
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Rooms

Each room at Grand Beach features a large king size bed, sofa bed and full bathrooms with oversized tubs. Take advantage and enjoy the conveniences of the full kitchens which have full refrigerator, microwave, and a dishwasher. All kitchens also come with utensils and plates so you can make full meals on your trips. 

Dining

Grand Beach does not have any restaurants on site but does have a convenience store with some food items and alcoholic beverages. 

The resort also includes gas grills, in between the pool and playground. Spend the evening watching the sunset over Little Lake Bryan, while grilling and having the kids enjoy the playground and pool area. 

Amenities

  • Activities department
  • BBQ areas
  • Basketball
  • Fitness Center
  • Mini golf
  • Beach front
  • Movie/DVD rental
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Security
  • Concierge
  • In room laundry
  • Convenience store
  • On-site parking

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

Located steps away from all of the action at Disney Springs

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is located in the Disney Springs Resort Area, walking distance to Disney Springs. This 4-star resort has views overlooking Disney that will make you feel like you are staying at a Disney resort. 

Dining

Lakeview Restaurant

Offering gorgeous lake views this restaurant is a breakfast buffet that even offers Mickey waffles! This restaurant is open daily from 7:30-11:00 am 

Joffrey’s Coffee Shop

Grab your morning coffee and pastry at Joffrey’s Coffee Shop located on the lobby level. Opened daily 7:00-11:00am.

Oasis Restaurant

Enjoy lunch, dinner, or a cocktail at this relaxing, casual poolside restaurant. Open daily 10:00am -9:00pm. 

Eclipse Lounge

Hang out with friends and grab some drinks and small plates at this lobby level lounge. This is a great place to kick back and watch a sports game on the big screen TV. 

Sundial Café

 This quick service restaurant is an ideal place to grab a quick coffee early morning or late-night snack. Sundial Café is open 24/7, so when those late-night craving hit, stop in and grab a treat! 

Rooms

Recently refurbished rooms with updated features, similar to Disney’s recent refurbishments.

At Wyndham Lake Buena Vista you will find upscale rooms with modern comforts for the whole family. Standard rooms offer great views, plush bedding, and mini refrigerators. You have the option to choose from a two-queen room or a King room with a sofa bed. 

Pool Area

Multiple areas including a hot tub, and playground for the kids.

The pool paradise at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is the perfect place to relax and spend time with family. With two large sparkling pools, a large jacuzzi, and a kid’s aquatic playground with zero entry and a splash pool, the kids won’t want to do anything else! Spend a magical day swimming in the lap pool or hanging at Oasis having a chilling drink.  The elevated jacuzzi overlooks the lake and is an exquisite spot to wind down after an idyllic day.

Daily Disney Shuttles

You can schedule a daily shuttle service to the four main theme parks, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Reservations are required and information on scheduling them will be given to you at check in. 

Amenities

  • Restaurants
  • Lounges
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center
  • Children’s pool with playground
  • Minifridge
  • Wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Hot tub
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Picnic area
  • Laundry service
  • In room safe
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Pool bar

While the Walt Disney Resorts are great resorts to stay at, staying at an off-property resort can have many perks to it. At a price you can afford, you can have a truly magical, exquisite vacation staying at any one of these resorts. Saving on your resort can also let you create more memories in the park. So, what do you think? Which will you pick for your next Disney vacation?

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