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The Best Resorts near Disney World

Planning a magical trip to Disney World? One of the most important decisions you’ll make is where to stay. Fortunately, there are several fantastic resorts near Disney World that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of magic. Let’s explore the best options for your next Orlando adventure.

1. ChampionsGate Resort

Located about 10 miles from Disney World, ChampionsGate Resort tops our list as the most popular resort. Known for its world-class golf courses and impressive amenities, ChampionsGate offers multiple pools, a lazy river, and a water park.

Recommended Property: The 9-bedroom vacation home at 9151 Caddie Way is a standout choice. Sleeping up to 24 guests, this spacious property features a private pool with a spa, themed bedrooms (including Frozen and Avengers themes), and a game room. The north-facing pool offers a beautiful view of the golf course.

Additional Features: ChampionsGate offers two clubhouses – the Oasis and the Retreat. Amenities include a huge resort-style pool with cabanas, water slides, a lazy river, children’s splash park, fitness center, movie theater, and an 18-hole golf course.

2. Windsor Hills Resort

Just 3 miles from Disney World, Windsor Hills Resort is a top choice for families seeking proximity to the parks. This gated community offers a resort-style pool with water slides, playgrounds, and various sports facilities.

Recommended Property: The 6-bedroom vacation home at 2644 Daulby Street sleeps up to 12 guests and features a private pool and spa. The house boasts themed bedrooms, including Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter, which are sure to delight both kids and adults alike.

Additional Features: Windsor Hills offers a zero-entry pool, interactive splash pad, fitness center, and sand volleyball courts. It’s one of the closest resorts to Disney World, making it extremely convenient for park-goers.

3. Solara Resort

Situated about 7 miles from Disney World, Solara Resort is a newer resort that offers modern amenities and a vibrant atmosphere. Its highlight is the FlowRider surf simulator, perfect for those seeking a bit of adventure.

Recommended Property: We recommend the 7-bedroom home at 8949 Amelia Downs Trail. This stunning property sleeps up to 14 guests and features a private pool with a spa, themed bedrooms, and a theater room. The house also includes a loft with an arcade game, making it an entertainment paradise for guests of all ages.

Additional Features: Solara Resort boasts a grand pool, splash park with water slide, fitness center, and sand volleyball courts. The FlowRider surf simulator is a unique feature that sets this resort apart.

4. Storey Lake Resort

Located just 5 miles from Disney World, Storey Lake Resort offers a great balance of proximity to the parks and a serene atmosphere. The resort features a lazy river, water slides, and even kayak rentals for those who want to explore the on-site lake.

Once Upon a Dream

Recommended Property: Consider the 6-bedroom home nicknamed “Once Upon a Dream“. This themed vacation home sleeps up to 13 guests and includes a private pool with a spa, themed bedrooms, and a game room featuring a pool table, foosball, and arcade game.

Additional Features: Storey Lake offers a huge resort-style pool, lazy river, water slides, a full-service tiki bar, and a 9-hole mini-golf course. The resort’s location provides easy access to both Disney World and Universal Studios.

5. Windsor at Westside Resort

Windsor at Westside Resort, situated about 6 miles from Disney World, is another fantastic option for families. This resort offers a lazy river, water slides, and a range of other amenities to keep everyone entertained.

Recommended Property: We recommend the 6-bedroom home at 9026 Rhodes Street. This beautiful property sleeps up to 15 guests and features a private pool with a spa, themed bedrooms (including Avengers and Mickey Mouse themes), and a game room with a pool table.

Additional Features: The resort includes a zero-entry pool, interactive splash park, lazy river, fitness center, and sand volleyball courts. Its location provides good access to Disney World while being slightly removed from the busiest tourist areas.

6. Solterra Resort

Solterra Resort, located about 9.5 miles from Disney World, offers a tranquil retreat with easy access to the parks. This resort is known for its beautiful landscaping and comprehensive amenities.

Recommended Property: The 5-bedroom home at 5428 Solterra Circle sleeps up to 12 guests. It features a private pool with spa, a game room with a pool table, and an additional loft area. The house offers a mix of king, queen, and twin bedrooms to accommodate various group sizes.

Additional Features: Solterra Resort offers a zero-entry pool, water slide, lazy river, fitness center, and playground. The resort also features sand volleyball and tennis courts for active guests.

7. Windsor Island Resort

Windsor Island Resort, located about 9 miles from Disney World, is a newer addition to the Orlando vacation scene. This resort offers a perfect blend of luxury and family-friendly amenities, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a more upscale experience.

Recommended Property: The 7-bedroom home at 3441 Lilac Way sleeps up to 17 guests. It features a private pool and spa with a screened-in lanai, facing north. The house offers a mix of king, queen, and twin bedrooms to accommodate various group sizes, all equipped with Roku TVs for entertainment.

Additional Features: Windsor Island Resort boasts an impressive array of amenities, including:

  • A 6,500 sq. ft. resort-style swimming pool
  • 20 ft. dual waterslides
  • Lazy river
  • Kids splash zone
  • Full-service bar and restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Firepit with views of fireworks
  • Basketball and sand volleyball courts
  • Soccer field
  • 9-holes of mini-golf
  • Corn hole on artificial turf
  • Hammock garden

The resort is gated with 24/7 security, providing a safe and exclusive environment for your vacation.

8. Paradise Palms Resort

Located about 5 miles from Disney World, Paradise Palms Resort offers a tropical oasis close to the action. This resort is known for its lush surroundings and comprehensive amenities.

Recommended Property: The 6-bedroom home at 2971 Buccaneer Palm sleeps up to 12 guests. It features a private pool with spa, a game room including ping pong and foosball, and an upstairs loft with a pool table. The house has no rear neighbors, offering additional privacy.

Additional Features: Paradise Palms boasts a massive 5,000 sq. ft. pool, water slide, tiki bar, movie theater, and fitness center. Its location provides excellent access to Disney World and other Orlando attractions.

Each of these resorts offers a unique experience while providing easy access to Disney World and other Orlando attractions. When choosing your accommodation, consider factors such as the size of your group, desired amenities, and proximity to the parks. With options ranging from themed bedrooms to private pools and game rooms, these resorts near Disney World ensure that the magic continues even after you leave the parks.

Remember to book early, especially during peak seasons, to secure your ideal vacation home. Whether you choose ChampionsGate, Windsor Hills, Solara, Storey Lake, Windsor at Westside, Solterra, Windsor Island, or Paradise Palms, you’re sure to find a comfortable and exciting home base for your unforgettable Disney World vacation.

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