MouseSavers Preferred Orlando Hotel Discounts

MouseSavers Preferred Hotels offer outstanding value and excellent quality plus excellent Orlando hotel discounts at top hotels near Disney World. You can learn more about how we picked these hotels below.

All of the MouseSavers Preferred Hotels are very close to the Walt Disney World theme parks. Some of them are even on Disney World property! In addition, each MouseSavers Preferred Hotel offers special discounts, packages and/or extras for MouseSavers readers.

Click on the links below to read much more extensive reviews, see photographs, and find out about our special Orlando hotel discounts, including discounted rates and package offers at the MouseSavers Preferred Hotels near Disney World!

B Resort and Spa in the Walt Disney World Resort – Brand-new, upscale “lifestyle” hotel featuring newly-renovated rooms that sleep up to 5 (with a sleeper chair). This resort has high-end amenities, a zero-entry pool, and playful décor that will appeal to anyone who loves modern, unpretentious design.

Best Western Lake Buena Vista in the Walt Disney World Resort – Moderately priced full-service hotel near Downtown Disney offers spacious rooms that sleep 4 (5 with a rollaway). Some rooms have great views.

Buena Vista Suites – Convenient all-suite resort close to Disney World offers 1-bedroom suites that sleep up to 6 people, and provides FREE daily breakfast buffet.

Caribe Royale Orlando – Beautiful resort near Disney World features 1-bedroom suites that sleep up to 6 people and 2-bedroom villas that sleep up to 8 people, plus a lovely waterfall pool and many other amenities.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort – The only all-suite hotel in the Downtown Disney area offers extra space for families. MouseSavers.com readers get FREE continental breakfast! Suites sleep up to 6 people.

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Walt Disney World Resort – Offers the only access to the Extra Magic Hours of any hotel in Downtown Disney, plus extensive dining and shopping. Kids eat FREE with a special MouseSavers.com offer! Standard rooms sleep up to 4 people.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek – Upscale hotel surrounded by the Walt Disney World Resort, adjacent to Epcot and Downtown Disney, featuring a 3-acre lazy river pool area with an exciting waterslide and zero-entry lagoon-style pool. Standard rooms sleep up to 4 people.

Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista – This moderately priced hotel near Walt Disney World features standard rooms that sleep 4 (5 with a rollaway) and KidSuites that sleep up to 6; an on-site Applebee’s with Kids Eat FREE program; and transportation to the Disney theme parks, Universal Studios and SeaWorld!

Sheraton Vistana Villages – This beautiful resort features large condominium-style 1- or 2-bedroom villas with full kitchens or kitchenettes and three pools with impressive water features. 1-bedroom villas sleep 4 and 2-bedroom villas sleep 8.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Luxury hotel in a nature preserve surrounded by the Walt Disney World Resort offers Rees Jones-designed golf course, Waldorf Astoria Spa, WA Kids Club, luxurious swimming pools, and extensive dining. Standard rooms and suites sleep up to 4.

How We Pick MouseSavers Preferred Hotels

In selecting MouseSavers Preferred Hotels, our goal is to to be your hotel “concierge” by doing all of the footwork for you and picking the best of the best in various Orlando hotel categories. We have been investigating Walt Disney World area hotels, including hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando and Kissimmee, since summer 2001.

First we reviewed many sources (including unofficial Disney discussion boards and published guidebooks) to see which hotels near Disney World got a lot of positive reviews. Then we started visiting Orlando hotels in person.

We have looked at dozens of hotels that are close to Walt Disney World and done in-depth site inspections of most of them. We have also performed site inspections at all of Disney’s official resorts, the “gold standard” by which other hotels in the area must be judged. That allows us to give you an accurate comparison of quality.

We have used the following criteria in determining whether a hotel qualifies for MouseSavers Preferred Hotels status:

  1. It has to be a good value for the money.
  2. It has to be distinctive in some way that enhances your enjoyment of a Walt Disney World vacation (that means no cookie-cutter hotels that could be located anywhere).
  3. It has to be a place we would stay personally — in fact, we’ve stayed at all of our MouseSavers Preferred Hotels, usually multiple times.
  4. It has to be very close to Walt Disney World. Several of the Preferred Hotels are actually located on Disney property (but not operated by Disney), while the rest are within a very short drive.

After touring many hotels we chose a select few that met all our criteria and stood out above the rest. Once we had identified those hotels, we approached the management about offering special discounts, deals and packages on their Disney World area hotel locations for readers of MouseSavers.com. The MouseSavers Preferred Hotels are supposed to offer our readers at least their lowest refundable/changeable rate (also known as the “Best Available Rate” in the hospitality industry). But in the vast majority of cases, they go far beyond that basic requirement, offering MouseSavers.com readers exclusive deals that are not available anywhere else.

We have turned down many offers from hotels that were willing to pay us to recommend them, but didn’t meet our standards. We re-inspect the MouseSavers Preferred Hotels regularly, usually once or twice a year. If they don’t continue to meet our standards, we stop working with them.

Why We Don’t List Any Really “Cheap” Hotels

We are not currently recommending any specific Orlando hotel discounts in the super-low-budget category because we feel there is a good chance our readers will be disappointed by what they get for their money. A couple of our Preferred Hotels have offered rates as low as $69 a night plus tax, which is an amazing deal for the quality you are getting.

So far we have found that hotels charging much below that price level are hugely less appealing — for a little less money, you get a lot fewer amenities. If you just want basic, cheap accommodation, there are lots of choices in Kissimmee (one town over from Orlando/Lake Buena Vista) in the $49 – $79 a night range, for which you can expect about a “2-star” hotel with a fairly clean room, no restaurant or room service, an ordinary pool, basic decor and landscaping, very limited or no transportation to the parks, and usually a fairly inconvenient location.

If you really need to keep expenses low, a much better option than picking a random “cheap” motel is to use Priceline, which is a service that allows you to bid on hotel rooms. There are some amazing Orlando hotel discounts to be had through Priceline and we use it ourselves to bid on hotels all the time! We always choose hotels in the 3-star or higher category, and we’ve never been disappointed. (Note: Priceline is making it harder and harder to find the bidding area of its site: be sure to click on “Name Your Own Price”to get the real deals.)