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 I 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 my special Orlando hotel discounts, including discounted rates and package offers at the MouseSavers Preferred Hotels near Disney World!
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 FREE daily breakfast buffet.
Caribe Royale Orlando - Beautiful resort near Disney World features 1-bedroom suites (sleep up to 6) and 2-bedroom villas (sleep up to 8), 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 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.
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!
Marriott Village, which includes Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites and SpringHill Suites - Gated village located just a mile from Disney property includes three different Marriott-branded hotels with some shared amenities. Reasonably-priced accommodations range from standard rooms that sleep 4 guests up to studio suites and family suites that sleep 5. MouseSavers.com packages at these hotels include FREE extras!
Royal Plaza in the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort - This boutique-style high-rise hotel located on Disney property has long been one of my favorite places to stay. It’s currently under a major renovation and I’ve temporarily suspended sales from this site. Check back in the fall for deals on the newly renovated and renamed hotel!
In selecting MouseSavers Preferred Hotels, my 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. I have been investigating Walt Disney World area hotels, including hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando and Kissimmee, since summer 2001.
First I 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 I started visiting Orlando hotels in person.
I have looked at dozens of hotels that are close to Walt Disney World and done in-depth site inspections of most of them. I 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 me to give you an accurate comparison of quality.
I have used the following criteria in determining whether a hotel qualifies for MouseSavers Preferred Hotels status:
- It has to be a good value for the money.
- 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).
- It has to be a place I would stay personally — in fact, I’ve stayed at all of my MouseSavers Preferred Hotels, usually multiple times.
- 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 I chose a select few that met all my criteria and stood out above the rest. Once I had identified those hotels, I 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 my 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.
I have turned down many offers from hotels that were willing to pay me to recommend them, but didn’t meet my standards. I re-inspect the MouseSavers Preferred Hotels regularly, usually once or twice a year. If they don’t continue to meet my standards, I stop working with them.
I am not currently recommending any specific Orlando hotel discounts in the super-low-budget category because I feel there is a good chance my readers will be disappointed by what they get for their money. A couple of my 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 I 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 don’t want to try Priceline, see the Other Hotels Near Disney World page.
- Another alternative: try to get a discounted room at one of Disney’s Value resorts (the All Stars or Pop Century), which have a rack rate of under $100 per room per night in the off-season. With a discount from AAA, you might be able to get an even lower rate, and if there are discount codes running during the time of your visit, or you are an Annual Passholder or Florida resident, these rooms are sometimes as low as $80-ish a night in the off-season. You get a lot of “magic” at Disney’s Value resorts, as well as the convenience of Disney’s transportation system. To see current discounts at the Disney resorts, click here.