A Guide to Walt Disney World’s Good Neighbor Hotels

by | Oct 3, 2023 | Walt Disney World Resorts, WDW Blog

Discover the many Good Neighbor Hotels surrounding Walt Disney World Resort and what’s in store when you book a stay.

While there are plenty of reasons to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel during your visits to the theme parks, water parks, mini golf courses, and even Disney Springs, you do have other options. There’s a wealth of non-Disney hotels surrounding Disney World – and many are quite close to all of the magic. If you’re going to stay off-property, though, where should you start your search?

Well, Disney World has relationships with a number of the area hotels, and these are officially known as Good Neighbor Hotels. A Good Neighbor Hotel carries a special designation that denotes its ties to Disney World, and it’s a signal that you can expect a certain level of care and quality when you stay at one.

Below, we’re breaking down the details about all of Walt Disney World’s Good Neighbor Hotels to help you choose the best fit for your next Disney vacation.

What Are Good Neighbor Hotels at Walt Disney World?

Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels are non-Disney hotels close to the resort itself that offer a great blend of value, comfort, and quality. There are dozens of Good Neighbor Hotels to choose from, and many are family-friendly for visitors of all ages and group sizes.

When you book a stay at one of Disney World’s Good Neighbor Hotels, you’ll be able to rest assured that your room meets certain standards. All Good Neighbor Hotels offer:

  • A variety of different accommodation types, from standard rooms to suites to villas
  • Information about Walt Disney World Resort
  • A dedicated Guest Services desk for Walt Disney World vacation planning assistance
  • Transportation to Walt Disney World theme parks (though it may be an extra cost)
  • The ability to book a room and Disney World theme park ticket package

Additionally, Good Neighbor Hotels will also typically include other perks, like complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, or even kitchenettes. They’re well-suited for every kind of Disney World visitor, from large groups to small families or even individuals. 

Plus, since Good Neighbor Hotels have a unique relationship with Disney World, they are held to slightly different standards than other non-Good Neighbor resorts. For example, these hotels must meet certain quality and service standards; provide assistance with Disney World planning and tickets; and be comfortable, convenient, and close to the theme parks. 

A Complete List of Walt Disney World’s Good Neighbor Hotels

It’s easy to find a Good Neighbor Hotel near Walt Disney World – they’re everywhere around the resort! There are a total of 45 Good Neighbor Hotels around Disney World, giving you options for every type of visitor, group size, and vacation style. 

You can easily narrow down your options based on location, room pricing, hotel features and amenities, or even dining options. Below, we’re sharing a look at the complete list of Good Neighbor hotels, with each hotel’s distance from Disney World, plus the room types offered.

Hotel Distance from WDW Room Type
Best Western Plus – Kissimmee – Lake Buena Vista Inn South Inn & Suites 2.5 miles Suites
Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista 1.5 miles Suites
Buena Vista Suites 2.3 miles Suites
Candlewood Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista 4 miles Suites
Caribe Royale Orlando 2.4 miles Suites
Comfort Suites Maingate East 2 miles Suites, Standard
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre 1 mile Standard 
Courtyard by Marriott / Marriott Village Hotels 0.8 miles Premium 
Crowne Plaza Orlando 6.9 miles Standard
Delta Marriott Orlando Celebration 1 mile Standard
Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista 0.2 miles Premium, Standard
Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista Resort 1 mile Suites
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South 3.5 miles Suites
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive Convention Center 5.9 miles Suites
Fairfield by Marriott Celebration 3 miles Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites Lake Buena Vista 2 miles Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando in the Marriott Village 1 mile Suites
Floridays Resort Orlando 3 miles Suites, Premium
The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando 4.5 miles Suites, Premium
Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista 2 miles Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites – South Lake Buena Vista 3 miles Suites
Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista 1 mile Suites
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista 1.5 miles Standard
Holiday Inn Orlando Southwest – Celebration Area 2.4 miles Standard
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites – South Lake Buena Vista 5 miles Standard
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark 2.2 miles Suites
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando 1 mile Standard
Home2 Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive South 2.3 miles Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista – Orlando 1 mile Suites
Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista 0.5 miles Standard
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa 3 miles Suites
Margaritaville Resort Orlando 2.8 miles Premium, Standard
Meliá Orlando Celebration 2.2 miles Suites
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate 6 miles Premium
Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center 8 miles Suites
Residence Inn Lake Buena Vista 1.5 miles Suites
Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista 3 miles Standard
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort 0.5 miles Premium
Sonesta ES Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista 1 mile Suites
SpringHill Suites Orlando Theme Park/Lake Buena Vista 1.2 miles Suites
SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village 1 mile Suites
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Kissimmee 3.7 miles Suites
SpringHill Suites Orlando Convention Center/International Drive Area 8 miles Suites
TownePlace Suites Orlando Theme Park/Lake Buena Vista 1.2 miles Suites
WorldQuest Orlando Resort 2.5 miles Suites

Wondering what the different room types mean? Here’s a breakdown:

  • Standard rooms offer enough space to sleep up to 4 guests
  • Suites offer enough room for 6 to 8 guests
  • Premium rooms offer enough space for 6 to 8 guests, and have more “home-like” amenities (similar to DVC villas)

Which Good Neighbor Hotel Near Disney World Should You Stay At?

Choosing a Good Neighbor Hotel can be as complicated as deciding whether you want to stay on property at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel – or choosing which theme parks you’re planning to visit each day. Fortunately, every resort or hotel that carries the Good Neighbor Hotel designation is one that’s forged a unique relationship with Disney. That means you can trust any of these destinations to be a great choice for your next vacation!

Additionally, there’s a wide range of different options to suit different groups and interests, vacation styles, ages, and even budgets. You’ll want to check out the rates and amenities at different Good Neighbor Hotels to make a decision based on how you’re planning your Disney World trip.

Frequently Asked Questions About Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels

Do Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels Get Extra Magic Hours?

Unfortunately, Good Neighbor Hotels don’t include the same perks as Walt Disney World Resort hotels – which means you won’t get Extra Magic Hours (early entry) to any of theme parks with your stay.

Are Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels Cheaper?

Prices vary depending on the time of year you’re planning to travel, as well as how in-demand the hotels in question are. There are Good Neighbor Hotels at every price point, but to determine the cheapest or most budget-friendly options, you’ll want to compare prices across the board (both at different Good Neighbor Hotels and other options, including Walt Disney World resorts).

Do Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels Have Transportation to the Parks?

Yes! One of the hallmarks of these specially-designated hotels is they offer transportation to Walt Disney World. However, whether or not that transportation is included in the cost of your stay (or if it comes with an extra fee) does vary from hotel to hotel.

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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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