Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels

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Walt Disney World has over 25 onsite hotels available for guests visiting the resort. All of these hotels are within the “Disney Bubble” and offer guests a full vacation experience with the closest proximity to the parks and exclusive amenities. For guests wishing to stay offsite at a hotel not operated by Disney, there are almost too many hotels in the area to choose from. What many new visitors to Walt Disney World may not know is that there is a good number of offsite hotels in the vicinity that have been approved by Disney to be included in packages and offer some of the same perks as the Disney owned hotels. These hotels are called Good Neighbor Hotels and can be a great way to stay near the magic while enjoying access to other Centra Florida attractions.

Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

What is a Good Neighbor Hotel?

Walt Disney World’s Good Neighbor Hotels are broken down into four categories: Premium, Standard, and Suites. All hotels included in the Good Neighbor program have been evaluated and approved by Disney and meet their standards for quality and service. All hotels must be AAA approved and offer standard rooms, suites, and villa-style accommodations. These hotels also offer a Guest Services desk to assist guests during their trip with vacation planning and details like theme park ticket sales and reservations as well as access to planning information before arrival. Good Neighbor Hotels are operated under some recognizable names like Holiday Inn and Best Western as well as a few independent hotels.

Depending on the hotel and level, guests can find accommodations that sleep up to 5 people or more people. These offerings range from standard rooms with two beds to deluxe villas with separate bedrooms and kitchenettes. Many offer extra perks like free breakfasts, free wifi, and transportation to the theme parks (additional fee may apply). All Good Neighbor Hotels are within 2 to 14 miles of Walt Disney World making your trip to the parks a breeze.

Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels
Saratoga Resort Villas

Good Neighbor Hotel Vacation Packages

While the hotels listed in Walt Disney World’s Good Neighbor program are open for guests to book on their own, there are also packages available to combine your stay with park tickets and other options. Disney offers guests the ability to book Good Neighbor Hotel Vacation Packages that work in basically the same way as a normal Walt Disney World package with an onsite hotel.

Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle

Combining your trip elements into a package can add a level of convenience to your stay that many guests find helpful in keeping everything together and organized. Guests who purchase a Good Neighbor Hotel Package can enjoy some of the same amenities as onsite guests like Extra Magic Hours entry (currently suspended during the resort’s phase reopening). There are a few perks that aren’t offered though, like complimentary MagicBands and use of Disney’s Magical Express airport transportation. So if you’re wanting to take advantage of everything offered for Walt Disney World package guests, you may want to consider staying onsite.

Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels

  • Best Western International Drive
    (Category: Standard, Location: International Drive)
  • Best Western Plus – Kissimmee – Lake Buena Vista South Inn & Suites
    (Category: Suites, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • Best Western Plus Orlando Convention Center
    (Category: Standard, Location: International Drive)
  • Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Buena Vista Suites
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Caribe Royale Orlando
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Clarion Suites Maingate
    (Category: Standard, Location: Celebration / Kissimmee)
  • Comfort Inn Maingate
    (Category: Standard, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • Comfort Suites Maingate East
    (Category: Suites, Standard, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre
    (Category: Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Courtyard by Marriott / Marriott Village Hotels
    (Category: Premium, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Crowne Plaza Orlando
    (Category: Premium, Location: Orlando, FL)
  • Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Premium, Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Embassy Suites Orlando — Lake Buena Vista Resort
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Embassy Suites Orlando — Lake Buena Vista South
    (Category: Suites, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive Convention Center
    (Category: Suites, Location: International Drive)
  • Fairfield by Marriott Celebration
    (Category: Suites, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott Village Hotels in Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Floridays Resort Orlando
    (Category: Suites, Premium, Location: International Drive)
  • Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
    (Category: Standard, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
    (Category: Suites/Premium, Location: Orlando/Kissimmee)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – South Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista / Kissimmee)
  • Hawthorn Suites
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Holiday Inn Orlando Southwest – Celebration Area
    (Category: Standard, Location: Celebration / Kissimmee)
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites – South Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites-Waterpark
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive South
    (Category: Suites, Location: International Drive)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista – Orlando
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Standard, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • La Quinta Inn Orlando I-Drive North
    (Category: Standard, Location: International Drive)
  • Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Margaritaville Resort Orlando
    (Category: Premium/Standard, Location: Orlando)
  • Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel
    (Category: Suites, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
    (Category: Premium, Location: Celebration/Kissimmee)
  • Quality Suites Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Radisson Lake Buena Vista Orlando
    (Category: Premium, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center
    (Category: Suites, Location: International Drive)
  • Residence Inn Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Saratoga Resort Villas
    (Category: Suites, Location: Kissimmee)
  • Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
    (Category: Premium, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • Springhill Suites Orlando Theme Park/Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
    (Category: Suites, Location: Orlando)
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando Kissimmee
    (Category: Suites, Location: Celebration / Kissimmee)
  • SpringHill Suites Orlando Convention Center/International Drive Area
    (Category: Suites, Location: International Drive)
  • Staybridge Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • staySky Suites International Drive Orlando
    (Category: Suites, Location: International Drive)
  • TownePlace Suites Orlando Theme Park/Lake Buena Vista
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)
  • WorldQuest Orlando Resort
    (Category: Suites, Location: Lake Buena Vista)

With so many different options to choose from, it can seem overwhelming. That’s why we recommend using a Travel Advisor who specializes in Walt Disney World vacations like our friends at Key to the World Travel®. Their expert help can make understanding and arranging all the components of your package as easy as possible as well as help you determine which Good Neighbor Hotel is right for you.

If you need help planning your perfect vacation, contact our friends at Key to the World Travel® for a free, no-obligation quote for your next trip. Click here.

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