Disney Springs Area Hotels
The Disney Springs area hotels are on Disney property, but not owned or operated by Disney. They are all located along Hotel Plaza Boulevard, close to the Disney Springs complex, and their proximity to the Disney World theme parks makes them highly desirable among non-Disney-owned hotels.
The seven resorts in this group run their own bus system to the Disney parks, and from some of them it’s easy to walk to Disney Springs and pick up Disney’s own bus transportation, which runs to the Disney World resorts (this is especially convenient if you want to eat in a Disney resort restaurant).
Guests of the Disney Springs area hotels can participate in Disney’s Early Theme Park Entry program, which allows guests of select hotels into any of the four main theme parks 30 minutes early every day.
One difference between these hotels and a Disney-owned resort is that you cannot charge items in the parks to your room key.
We tour each hotel in the Disney Springs group on a regular basis, and stay regularly at the ones listed as MouseSavers Preferred. On these site inspections we tour the lobbies and restaurants, check out amenities such as pools and exercise rooms, and look at multiple guest rooms.
All of the hotels in this group offer good basic amenities, including an in-room safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker and a dataport on the phone(s).
Use the links below to see extensive reviews and photos of these outstanding “best buy” hotels in the Disney Springs area! All Disney Springs area hotels offer guests access to Walt Disney World’s Early Park Entry and offer complimentary transportation to the WDW parks.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando in the Disney Springs Area – The only all-suite hotel in the Disney Springs area offers extra space for families. MouseSavers.com readers get 10% off rates and discounted resort fees! One-bedroom suites sleep up to 6 people.
Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando – Disney Springs Area – This brand new hotel offers 1-bedroom suites that sleep up to 6, and king rooms that sleep up to 3 and queen rooms that sleep up to 5 people. Nightly rates includes FREE full breakfast and evening Kickback with drinks and light dinner fare. MouseSavers.com readers get 10% off nightly rates!
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Disney Springs Resort Area – Offers extensive dining and shopping and easy walk to Disney Springs. Standard rooms sleep up to 4 people. MouseSavers.com readers get discounted rates and FREE parking!
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace – Newly refurbished with fantastic lazy river. Easy walk to Disney Springs. Standard rooms sleep up to 4. Some of the high rooms have great views. MouseSavers.com readers get discounted rates and FREE parking!
Other Disney Springs Area Hotels
- B Resort and Spa located in Disney Springs Resort Area
- Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area
- Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area
The B Resort and Spa is a stylish hotel featuring 394 guest rooms and suites. The hotel has nice resort amenities and playful décor that will appeal to anyone who loves modern, unpretentious design. This resort has moderate rates, and offers rooms that sleep up to 5 comfortably. In June 2022 the hotel began full room renovations as the hotel transitions to a new brand. It is expected that this transition will occur late fall of 2023.
Currently the hotel offers several types of guest rooms located in either the main tower or in the adjacent 2-story wing by the pool area. The tower rooms hold “Captivating” rooms on the lower floors have balconies or terraces that open onto the pool area. “Stunning” rooms are slightly larger and on the upper floors of the tower. Both Stunning and Captivating rooms have 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed, plus a sleeper chair. The Queen rooms sleep up to 5; king rooms sleep up to 3. The 2-story building offers slightly smaller “Chic” rooms with 2 Queen beds that sleep up to 4 or 1 King bed that sleeps 2. There are also 20 Chic Family Rooms with bunk beds that sleep 2 adults and 2 children. All rooms have standard amenities, and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel has a nice pool with a zero-entry area, lounge seating and a pool bar, a fitness center, Kid’s Zone game arcade and access to 4 tennis courts. The spa at the B Resort and Spa is currently closed and it’s not known whether it will re-open after the hotel transitions to it’s new brand.
The American Kitchen Bar and Grill is the resort’s restaurant, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a grab-n-go shop for coffee, pastries and snacks and limited sundries.
There is both self-parking (for a fee) and valet parking (for a fee), and the hotel has a daily resort fee. Minimum age for check-in at the B Resort and Spa is 21.
In February 2010 Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area reopened following a top-to-bottom makeover of the guest rooms, restaurant and lounge, lobby, atrium and pool.
While it has been freshened up quite a lot, this remains a pretty basic hotel with limited facilities. The architecture is dated and somehow feels like a motel, even though all of the rooms open onto interior corridors. It is a 14-story building surrounding an atrium lobby.
Rooms offer the standard amenities you’d expect from a Holiday Inn, with two Queen beds or one King bed. The atrium lobby has a restaurant/bar on the ground level, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A grab-and-go area nearby allows you to pick up a few quick-service food and beverage items.
There is a nice new zero-entry pool and whirlpool spa, which are overlooked by room balconies. There is no shade at the pool except if the sun is in the right position, in which case the building shades it.
In addition the hotel offers a small, very basic fitness center, self-service laundry room and a game room for kids. There is both self-parking (for a fee) and valet parking (for a fee).
This hotel has always had a sort of split personality, in that it has a tower with business-style hotel rooms and a pair of garden wings with motel-style rooms with exterior corridors. The two types of rooms appeal to somewhat different travelers, so Wyndham finally decided to deal with this difference by splitting into two hotels: the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista and the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista. The split is somewhat conceptual, since it’s still all in one large contiguous building, with fully shared amenities like pools and restaurants. Prior to 2015 the whole property was called the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, and before that it was the Grosvenor Resort and then the Regal Sun Resort. Some desperately needed renovations were done in late 2007/early 2008. The lobby décor has been updated and now looks fresh and pleasant with a “beachy” vibe.
Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista rooms are in the two lower wings. The rooms are small (slightly larger than Disney’s All-Stars), have two double beds and can accommodate four people. Wyndham Garden rooms have exterior corridors and motel-style bathrooms with a very small closet area. None of the wing rooms have balconies or windows that open. The rooms are very comparable to a Disney Value resort in terms of layout and amenities, but without the theming.
Wyndam Lake Buena Vista rooms are in the tower and are larger than those in the wings. Most have small balconies. The higher floors on one side have fairly good views of the Disney Springs area, and of Epcot in the distance. Rooms include a desk and are generally comparable to other tower hotels in the Disney Springs hotel area.
The restaurant serves a breakfast buffet, with Disney characters three days a week, as well as lunch and dinner. A small bar with a pool table is adjacent to the restaurant. There is another bar in the lobby, open seasonally. There’s a convenient quick-service market selling snacks and drinks in the lobby. Limited room service is available.
The pool area has been updated. There are two pools: one is now zero-entry with a children’s splash area. There is a large heated spa. The pool area has a bar/snack stand, open seasonally. There’s absolutely no shade around the pool, so bring lots of sunscreen. For kids there is a game room/video arcade.
The hotel has very limited parking, and has gone to valet-only service, for which there is a daily fee.