Hotels Near Downtown Disney
Hotels near Downtown Disney are not as hard to come by as you might think. Granted, they don't tend to be as well-known as the Disney resort hotels, but it's an unusual way to stay close to Walt Disney World.
With that being said, let's check out some of the interesting hotels near Downtown Disney.
What is Downtown Disney?
Downtown Disney is a lively, exciting, vibrant part of the Walt Disney World Resort. It is an outdoor complex, which contains all the shops, restaurants and dining experiences that you could need during your Disney vacation.
It’s free to go Downtown and they also offer free parking and transport from and to any of the theme parks. Downtown is a wonderful place to stay if you prefer not to be in the parks themselves and offers a great selection of the top hotels.
If you have time The Cirque Du Soleil show, la Nouba is unbeatable and not to be missed, followed by a memorable meal at the renowned Fulton Crab House.
Here are just some of the hotels that visitors keep returning to year after year.
Hotels Near Downtown Disney
The Radisson Hotel, Lake Buena Vista: The Radisson is in the entertainment area of Downtown, and is perfect if you want to visit DisneyQuest, for those who like video games and interactive fun. It has a lovely outdoor pool with bar, great after a hard days shopping and the rooms are spacious and peaceful.
The Royal Plaza Hotel Downtown Disney: The Royal Plaza is one of the official Walt Disney World Resort hotels. If you are into your golf then staying here will give access to some of those more sought after preferred tee off times on the Disney golf courses. But there is also a lot to do in the hotel itself. They have a great pool and your children get to dine for free when with a paying adult.
The Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista: This hotel is a wonderful little find if you just want somewhere to base yourself from and you are going to be spending all your time out and about absorbing all the magic of Disney. The rooms are spacious and well equipped, and there is a good restaurant for those nights when you just don’t have the energy to do any more.
For the children the Rain-forest Café in the centre of the marketplace provides for a fascinating experience. It has a volcano that spews out smoke and the vibrant décor inside will keep them entertained for hours. For the younger ones there is a Lego play area outside and a little carousel train ride.
Downtown Disney has so much going on, you can stroll around for hours or just sit by the lake people watching. Even if it's not your Disney destination, do make a stop here and enjoy!
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