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Best Disney World hotels for adults

Welcome to our guide on the best Disney World hotels for adults! It’s no secret that the magical world of Disney is an amazing place for families to visit, but it can be just as much fun for adults, even if you don’t have kids. Couples choose Disney World as a honeymoon destination; groups of friends visit for the weekend and adults of any age can enjoy what Disney have to offer.

If you’re looking to visit Disney World and stay as close as possible to all the action, our list of the best Disney World hotels for adults will give you a head start to planning your trip. We’ve included resort options for all budgets, from affordable to super-luxury.

We’ve also included a selection of official Disney on-site hotels, plus some of the other branded hotels that are located on Disney World premises, equally as close to the theme parks.

What makes a Disney World resort great for adults? What to look for

Everyone’s interests are different. No matter your age, some adults like the full blown magic of Disney, with characters and theming. Others prefer a more traditional luxury, feeling like they’re in Disney World, but without the bright colours and loud family fun. When assembling our list of the best Disney World hotels for adults, we noted the following:

  • Hotels that have a larger portion of adult guests, as opposed to lots of children and families. All hotels cater to kids, but some do it more-so than others.
  • A variety of high-quality dining options.
  • Bars and evening entertainment.
  • Suite room options / larger rooms with more amenities.
  • Close proximity to adult friendly attractions.
  • Luxury facilities and added touches.
  • Adult-friendly theming.

Official Disney themed hotels

We’ll start our list of the best Disney World resorts for adults with the official Disney hotels. All of these accommodation options were designed by the Imagineers and have a unique theming that’s common throughout Disney World. They each have something unique to offer and come with a variety of benefits, including:

  • Amenities such as gyms, a spa, sports facilities and nature walks.
  • A quieter atmosphere with less children compared to other resorts.
  • Well located for theme parks and popular adult destinations such as Disney Springs.
  • High quality dining options with signature restaurant experiences.

The only downside to the official Disney World resorts is the cost. They’re often the most expensive hotel options for your stay in Disney. Costs vary from $200 per night, all the way up to $1000+. Whilst expensive, they do offer an experience like no other and most guests swear by the quality of the official Disney hotel options.

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Disney World ‘Deluxe’ hotels for adults

Disneyworld’s Deluxe resorts are the best-of-the-best for accommodation at Disneyworld. They have ample theming, spacious rooms and plenty of amenities. They’re a step up from ‘moderate’ hotels on every level and are well located for specific theme parks. They’re a great adult’s Disneyworld resort option for those that want a touch of Disney luxury.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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Distinguished as one of the grandest and luxurious Disneyworld hotels for adults, the Grand Floridian Resort is located right next to the Magic Kingdom theme park. Victorian-style architecture, marble hallways and grand white buildings make up this beautiful hotel, and you have the pleasure of watching the evening fireworks from your balcony.

Often the most expensive hotel in Disneyworld, a stay in this resort is best suited to those that want a luxurious stay in nice surroundings. Everything from the dining options to the spa, common areas and amenities has a touch of sophistication.

Why it’s great for adults:

  • The Grand Floridian Resort restaurants are high-end dining options with signature options. They have an elegant, romantic atmosphere, compared to the more crowded and noisier restaurants in other resorts.
  • The Enchanted Rose Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails with a view of Seven Seas Lagoon. It’s an exclusive area for adults to relax.
  • The atmosphere at the Grand Floridian is generally quieter and more adult friendly. It has a touch of ambience that you don’t see in other resorts.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

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If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you’ll love the rustic and adventurous appeal of the Wilderness Lodge Resort. Inspired by the nature park lodges of the Northwest USA, this grand resort has a magnificent wooden design and everything from the entrance wood fire to the rocking chairs in the lobby, are designed to immerse you in the theme.

We personally love the many outdoor activities available at the Wilderness Resort and nearby campgrounds. Go for a long walk in the forest, rent a boat and explore the lake or cycle all the way to Fort Wilderness. You can reach the Magic Kingdom theme park by ferry ride too! The Wilderness Lodge villas are a great option for adults that want their own space.

Why it’s great for adults:

  • Artist Point restaurant is a signature dining experience that suits adults that want to excite their taste buds. It also has beautifully romantic views of the hotel.
  • There’s lots to do in this hotel, suiting adults that are adventurers at heart. Get lost in the wilderness away from the resort.
  • Spacious room and villa options, and a warming theme that adults will love.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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Disney’s Polynesian Resort is one of the original Disney hotels in the Magic Kingdom area. Themed, as its name suggests, towards a Polynesian paradise, it has a wooden façade that reminiscent of the architecture on Polynesian islands such as Hawaii. Themed restaurants, bars and rooms all add to the paradise appeal.

As well as being a well-connected resort with plenty of amenities, the main draw for adults is the variety of entertainment and dining options. The hotel hosts an interactive Luau dinner show every evening and its Trader Joe’s bar is the place to go for fruity cocktails and a good atmosphere after exploring the theme parks.

Why it’s great for adults:

  • Plenty of excellent adult-friendly restaurant and bar options, including the must-see Spirit of Aloha dinner show.
  • A resort beach area that has one of the best views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from outside the theme park.
  • The Polynesian Resort over-water villas are a luxurious accommodation option for adults that want the nearby amenities of the resort, but with their own luxurious space. They’re quiet and have stunning views of Seven Seas Lagoon.

Disney World ‘Moderate’ hotels for adults

Disney’s ‘moderate’ resorts are hotels that are moderately priced, often featuring excellent theming and some of the amenities of ‘deluxe’ hotels, just on a smaller scale. There are some amazing ‘adult-friendly’ moderate resorts at Disney World. They’re a great option for those that want a more affordable stay in Disney but with the same great benefits.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

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One of our favourite Disneyworld resorts for adults is the Old Key West Resort. Whilst also ideal for families, the quiet nature and open surroundings of the Old Key West make it a haven for adults. Themed on the Florida Keys, white-washed out-houses and a complex of different villages make up this large resort. If offer peaceful walks within the grounds and it’s very easy to find a swimming pool that’s not too busy. Ideal if you want some relaxation away from the theme parks!

It offers amenities such as a gym, basketball court and volleyball, and has boat transportation to Disney Springs; the ultimate event entertainment destination for adults. We found the Old Key West Resort to be a touch of peace and quiet compared to many other Disney hotels.

Why it’s great for adults:

  • A relaxing atmosphere, spacious village-style accommodation and quiet swimming pools
  • An excellent range of amenities for a moderate resort, including a gym and sports activities.
  • Well located for boat transportation onward to Disney Springs, where you’ll find plenty of bars, clubs and eccentric dining options.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

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A very similar resort to the Old Key West, but with different theming, Saratoga Springs Resort is made up of a number of small villages, each with their own swimming pool. Its design is inspired by a classic late 1800’s New York retreat, with horse racing memorabilia and Victorian-style furniture throughout. We find the theme very ‘adult’ friendly compared to other Disney hotels.

What makes Disney’s Saratoga Springs one of the best Disney World hotels for adults is the fact that it’s right next to Disney Springs. Walk 5-minutes around the lake or ride the resort ferry boat and you’ll reach the many bars, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues of Disney Springs in no time. This is the adult playground of Disney and you’ll be entertained every evening!

Why it’s great for adults:

  • Its Disney Springs location makes it the best Disney World hotel for evening entertainment. You’ll find countless bars, restaurants and nightlife venues on your doorstep.
  • Adult-friendly theming with a classic design that’s reminiscent of the original Hamptons.
  • Lots of amenities for a moderate resort, with multiple swimming pools to choose from.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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It’s no secret that Disney’s Coronado Springs is one of the best Disney World hotels for adults. It’s one of the most popular conference centre locations, which means that many guests are often visiting on business. This results in a guest mix that has fewer children compared to other Disney Hotels.

Combine the adult-friendly, quiet atmosphere with the excellent collection of bars and food options and you have a winner for a budget-friendly resort. We love the Mexican theme of the Coronado, with traditional music, Margarita tasting, snack taco’s and more, all setting the scene for a fun fiesta. The Coronado is a large resort so there are plenty of walking routes and places to relax. The only downside is that it’s not as well connected to the theme parks as other hotels.

Why it’s great for adults:

  • A higher portion of adult guests compared to other Disney hotels.
  • A fun Mexican theme with excellent food and drink options. The Grand Destino Tower at the resort is a great place to stay or visit.
  • Spacious and quiet with long scenic walks.

Disneyworld ‘Value’ hotels for adults

Disneyworld’s ‘value’ resorts are mainly themed towards colourful characters and are very family friendly. These resorts provide great value, but they’re not the most adult-friendly in our opinion. Therefore, we recommend one of the non-Disney themed resorts if you’re looking for affordable Disneyworld resorts for adults; see our recommendations below.

The best ‘non-official’ Disney World resorts

Little do many people know, some of the hotels in the Disney resort area aren’t all official Disney hotels with the Disney theme. Other brands such as Four Seasons, Marriot, Holiday Inn and more have partnered with Disney and have their own properties on the Disney World resort. They feature the same great location in proximity to the theme parks, but without the renowned Disney theming. They can sometimes be more affordable places to stay, and even more luxurious, but you won’t get the same benefits compared to staying in an official hotel.

Nevertheless, there are some great options! Some adults prefer the non-Disney branded hotels as a place to stay. Check out our recommendations below and decide what’s best for you.

Luxury: Four Seasons

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Currently rated as the number one hotel in the whole of Orlando, the five-star Four Seasons Orlando Hotel takes accommodation to the next level. This world-renowned luxury hotel brand is known for its elegance and high-end hotel experiences. Its Orlando location is very much in line with this.

The Four Seasons is nestled on acres of lakeshore, with an on-site golf and sports club, and a magnificent façade throughout the hotel. Its restaurants offer high-end fine dining experiences and the range of facilities on offer are bewildering. There’s no doubt that the Four Seasons hotel is one of the best Disney World hotels for adults, but it comes with a price tag. A stay here is likely to cost more than any other hotel.

Why it’s great for adults:

  • The most luxurious hotel in Orlando. It offers a high-end hotel experience for adults of all ages and interests.
  • Excellent dining options, with some restaurants offering views of the Disney World theme park fireworks.
  • Amenities include a spa, golf course and sports club.

Mid-range: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

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If you want an adult’s resort in Disney World that retains the grand luxury of a modern hotel, without any Disney theming, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is an unbeatable option for the price. Providing great value for money, it’s located within a short drive of Disney Springs. It’s just at the entrance of Disney World. It also boasts one of the largest and most impressive hotel pools in the whole of the Orlando area, with a unique cave complex, and even a waterfall.

Other amenities include an on-site spa, gym, golf club and dining options. It’s a 4-star hotel with excellent reviews and suits adults that want a modern hotel experience within a short drive of the magic of Disney. You can reach the theme parks in very little time at all! We personally love the tropical resort grounds and vast pool area, which offers beautiful views of the lake and is the perfect place to relax after a morning in Magic Kingdom.

Why it’s great for adults:

  • A modern hotel experience with adult-friendly theming. It’s a great value option for those that aren’t a huge fan of the official Disney hotel theming.
  • Well equipped with amenities, including a beach area, large swimming pool, fitness centre and golf course.
  • Plenty of room options, with some beautifully romantic suites.

Affordable: Holiday Inn Disney Springs

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We can’t speak highly enough about the Holiday Inn at Disney Springs. Unlike some of the hotels within the Holiday Inn brand, the Disney World location has a bright and modern appeal. As a fairly new resort that has partnered with Disney, you’ll find some Disney theming in the hallways, lift lobbies and outdoor areas. It’s basic, yes, but it’s affordable price tag (very affordable) for its excellent location, is something that can’t be beaten.

Walk to the adult-friendly Disney Springs complex of bars, restaurants and nightlife venues within 10 minutes. Transportation to the theme parks is very good too. The Holiday Inn Disney Springs is a hotel that appeals to all demographics, but we had to include it on our list. Adults that are on a budget will find this one tough to beat!

Why it’s great for adults:

  • It’s well-located for Disney Springs. Walk to the bars, shops and restaurants in 10-minutes.
  • One of the most affordable places to stay in the Disney World area. Top reviews on Tripadvisor show how great value this hotel is.
  • Rooms are spacious, with balcony views of Disney World. Enjoy your morning coffee with a view.
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That wraps up our list of the best Disney World hotels for adults. Whilst everyone has their own tastes and interests whilst staying in Disney, we based our guide on our own opinions and the reviews of other guests. We recommend researching each hotel carefully and choosing the perfect option for you! No matter the resort you choose, we’re confident you’ll have a great time and will get lost in the magic of Disney no matter where you stay.

Do you have your own recommendation on the best places to stay for adults? Maybe you’re a couple that’s just came back from a Disney honeymoon? We’d love to hear your story in the comment section below. 😊

Check out more of our Disney World guides below:

Orlando 2 week itinerary ideas

The best daytrips and excursions from Orlando

Our Orlando theme park comparison guide

Our ultimate guide to booking an Orlando holiday (from the UK)

Ricky

By Ricky MARSHALL

Author bio:

An adventurer at heart that loves anything outdoors. Beaches, mountains and amazing scenery is everything I love about travel! I also enjoy home comforts and need a nice place to relax and re-charge after every trip.

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