These Disney World Hotels Will Save You Money With Perks Like Free Shuttles, Breakfast, and More

by | Jun 20, 2024 | Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resorts

Slash the cost of your vacation by booking a stay at one of these hotels near Disney World with plenty of freebies.

It’s no secret that planning a Disney World trip comes with a sky-high cost. From multi-day theme park tickets to airfare to hotel rooms, everything adds up quickly – and that’s before you add necessities like food into the mix. While it’s tempting to stay on-property at one of Disney World’s own hotels, one of the easiest ways to save some cash is to stay at an offsite hotel located near the parks.

Non-Disney hotels near Disney World aren’t just typically cheaper in their per-night rates. Many of these hotels also tend to offer extra perks that can help you save even more money. And yes, that includes freebies!

From free shuttles to and from the theme parks to free breakfast to free room upgrades and more, we’re sharing our favorite hotels near Disney World that can help you get more bang for your buck below.

Hotels Near Disney World With Free Shuttles

Caribe Royale exterior, hotels near Disney World with free shuttle and free breakfast

Caribe Royale is just one of the hotels near Disney World that offers free shuttle service. Photo by Rich Ramos

If you aren’t staying at one of Disney World Resort’s very own hotels, getting to and from the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs can pose a challenge – and come with an added cost.

While you can rent a car (which can cost hundreds of dollars in total) or opt to take rideshare (which can run anywhere from $10 and up per ride, depending on the time of the day), non-Disney hotels do complicate your transportation. 

However, if you book a stay at a hotel near Disney World that offers free transportation to and from the theme parks, you don’t have to pay a single penny. Free shuttles are a great way to save on the cost of getting around Disney World.

Here’s a list of hotels near Disney World (within 4 miles) that offer free shuttles with every stay:

  • Avanti International Resort
  • Buena Vista Suites Orlando
  • Caribe Royale Orlando
  • Crowne Plaza Lake Buena Vista 
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando Celebration
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando – Disney Springs Area
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Fantasy World Resort
  • Floridays Resort Orlando
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
  • Galleria Palms Hotel
  • Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  • Grand Hotel Kissimmee
  • Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  • Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs
  • Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • Margaritaville Resort Orlando
  • Residence Inn Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center
  • Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista
  • Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Springhill Suites Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista
  • Staybridge Suites Orlando Royale Parc Suites
  • SureStay Plus by Best Western Orlando Lake Buena Vista (soon to become an Aiden by Best Western)
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
  • Westgate Town Center Resort
  • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

Hotels Near Disney World With Free Breakfast

Dining at Disney World – or near Disney World – isn’t cheap. Sure, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, but food costs add up to a significant portion of your vacation budget. But here’s a tip to save: Book a stay at a hotel that offers free breakfast.

Free or complimentary breakfast can be found at numerous hotels near Disney World (including Good Neighbor hotels!) It’s a great perk that won’t cost you anything and allows you and the family to enjoy a variety of different options for your morning meal.

Free hotel breakfasts can include everything from a selection of cereals, fruits, and other prepackaged foods to entire buffet spreads with hot and cold dishes. Some even include their very own Mickey waffles. It simply depends on the type of hotel you book.

Which hotels near Disney World have free breakfast? Here’s where you can find a complimentary morning meal included with your room reservation (all hotels are within 4 miles of the parks):

  • Buena Vista Suites Orlando: Complimentary breakfast buffet served daily
  • Comfort Inn Kissimmee by the Parks: Free hot breakfast buffet served daily
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet served daily
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet served daily
  • Galleria Palms Hotel: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet served daily
  • Grand Hotel Kissimmee: Complimentary continental breakfast served daily
  • Residence Inn Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center: Free full breakfast buffet served daily
  • SpringHill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center/West – Winter Garden: Free hot breakfast buffet served daily
  • Springhill Suites Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista: Free full American and hot breakfast served daily
  • Staybridge Suites Orlando Royale Parc Suites: Complimentary breakfast buffet served daily
  • SureStay Plus by Best Western Orlando Lake Buena Vista: Complimentary breakfast served daily

Hotels Near Disney World With Other Free Perks

In addition to free shuttle service to the theme parks and Disney Springs and free breakfast, you may find additional perks that help you save money when you stay at a hotel near Disney World.

One of the most common freebies offered at the hotels surrounding Disney World? Early Theme Park Entry! Many Good Neighbor hotels offer this, which is a great way to score some additional (and less crowded) time in one of the four theme parks. 

The following hotels near Disney World offer additional money-saving perks and freebies with every stay:

  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando: Early Theme Park Entry
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista: Free hotel parking
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World: Early Theme Park Entry
  • Galleria Palms Hotel: Free hotel parking
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace: Early Theme Park Entry
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista: Early Theme Park Entry
  • Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs: Early Theme Park Entry
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: Early Theme Park Entry
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando: Early Theme Park Entry
  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: Early Theme Park Entry, complimentary water taxi (boat) transportation to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista: Early Theme Park Entry

Looking for other perks or ways to save on a hotel near Disney World that includes free shuttle service, breakfast, or something else you can take advantage of? Let a travel agent help! Our travel agent partners can help you book the Disney World vacation of your dreams – and within your budget – no matter where you’d like to stay. Best of all, it’s completely free! Click here to get started,

For more money-saving tips, tricks, and advice, keep reading: 

10 Ways the Pros Save Money on Food at Disney World

How to Book a Disney Deluxe Resort for Less Money

 

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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