Downtown Disney in Orlando is home to several attractions, shops and bars and attracts thousands of visitors year round. It’s one of the free destinations on Disney property, and located within a short drive from several luxury hotels. Most of the luxury hotels near Downtown Disney offer free shuttle service to the area and the parks, along with several VIP services and amenities. If you want to be as close as possible to Downtown Disney during your Orlando vacation, here’s where you’ll find some of the best luxury hotels in the area:
World Quest Resort
The World Quest Resort is located about a mile from the Disney Parks and within a short drive from the Downtown Disney area. The venue offers a complimentary breakfast, access to a fitness center, and upscale suites designed with granite countertops, jetted tubs and spacious patios. This family-friendly destination is also home to a large pool and poolside bar. Average nightly rates at this luxury hotel near the World Quest Resort start at about $200.
Floridays Resort Orlando
The Floridays Resort in Orlando is a luxury condominium resort that offers apartment-style living and deluxe hotel amenities in a relaxed, semi-upscale atmosphere. Hotel amenities include a 1,090 square foot tiki-hut bar, a rock grotto and slide, a 12,500 square foot pool and a whirlpool spa and therapy pool. The Floridays Orlando Resort is located at 12550 Floridays Resort Drive in Orlando, about 15 to 20 minutes drive from Downtown Disney. Call (407) 238-7700 for more information. Average nightly rates start at $278.
Blue Heron Lakefront Resort
The Blue Heron Beach Resort is an affordable luxury destination that offers apartment-style amenities with condo style suites and deluxe amenities. Each suite is designed with a balcony that overlooks Lake Bryan, and features a full-size kitchen, two bathrooms and a washer and dryer. This is an attractive choice for extended stays at the Walt Disney World Resort, and you are within a short drive from Downtown Disney. The Blue Heron Lakefront Resort is located at 13428 Blue Heron Beach Drive in Orlando. Call (407) 387-2200 for more information. Average nightly rates start at $235.
Royal Plaza at the Walt Disney World Resort
The Royal Plaza is located in Lake Buena Vista, offering easy access to the Downtown Disney area and free transportation to all of the Disney theme parks. Luxury hotel amenities include a heated pool and Jacuzzi, room service, luggage storage, high-speed wireless Internet access, valet parking and in-room movies and video games. Average nightly rates start at $115+ depending on the season and room size. A choice of poolside and tower rooms are available.
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista at WDW Resort
This 10-story hotel overlooks the Downtown Disney area and offers several deluxe amenities at an affordable price. The Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista is located right across room downtown Disney and is a AAA Four Diamond Resort. Book reservations here to enjoy Extra Magic Hours at the theme parks and discounts at area attractions. Services and amenities include in-room movies, a children’s outdoor pool, an onsite CyberCafe and a family package that includes a Disney Character Breakfast. Average nightly rates at this Downtown Disney hotel start at $107.00. Visit the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista website for more information.