Hotels off-site of Walt Disney World will be less expensive and the dining
and expenses lower. Transportation is usually necessary, adding rental car
and shuttle costs, and the commute to Walt Disney World will take a bit
longer. The closest areas to stay in are Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista.
Some top recommended hotels off-site:
Best Western Kissimmee. Great location, low cost, golf course, pools and family buffets. 888 511-7081 $35-65 price range
Comfort Inn, Maingate, Kissimmee. A mile from Walt Disney World, round trip transportation to the parks and discounted WDW tickets. 800 221-2222 $45-99
Econo Lodge Maingate East, Kissimmee 800 ENJOY-FL, $29-79
Grand Cypress Resort- Lake Buena Vista. Luxury resort- golf course, equestrian center, patios, balconies, and Roman tubs. 800 835-7377, price range $275-1500
Grosvenor Resort, Lake Buena Vista. Sherlock Holmes Museum, Disney characters, and Saturday night mystery theater. 800 624-4109 $99-250
Howard Johnson Inn- Maingate East, Kissimmee. Family suites, efficiencies. 800-288-4678. $75-115.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. 1,500 acres, including a 21 acre lake and half-acre pool. Health club, tennis, five restaurants. Supervised children's activities. 800 233-1234 $235-395.
Perri House Bed & Breakfast, Lake Buena Vista. Private baths, bird sanctuary. 800 780-4830. $89-139
Super Eight Motel, Kissimmee, two junior Olympic size pools, free continental breakfast, shuttle & WDW discount tickets. 800 325-4348. $34-119
Wyndham Palace Resort. Great for honeymooners, posh lakefront setting. www.bvpalace.com 800 327-2990 $149-500
Wyndham Safari Hotel. 79 foot Python shaped water slide, African safari theme. 800 423-3297 $109-139.
Disney World TIP:
When we went to the theme parks with our kids we took along a couple handheld electronic games. While we were waiting in line, we would play them to pass the time. This was especially great for the kids because they can get very impatient while waiting in lines.