There are 7 hotels on Hotel Plaza Boulevard steps away from Downtown Disney that are official Walt Disney World Hotels, yet they are not owned by Disney. What this means is that you cannot use Disney’s Magical Express to get between the airport and your hotel. Only one of these hotels offers the Extra Magic Hours benefit*. These Hotels do have Bus Transportation to the parks or the Ticket and TransportationCenter. The front desk can give you that schedule.
What these hotels DO offer is comfort and exceptional service. With bars, lounges, restaurants and even mini stores each hotel has some very deluxe features. These hotels also offer WiFi internet service at no charge. And many of them have refrigerators in the room.
While these hotels are more expensive than the Disney Value Resorts, they do offer a deluxe vacation where you are not immersed in Disney Magic. The Downtown Disney Hotels are great for combing a business trip with a Disney World vacation.
The Downtown Disney Hotels:
Best Western Lake Buena Vista Hotel – www.lakebuenavistaresorthotel.com
4 restaurants – Trader Island Grill, Flamingo Cove (indoor or poolside dining), Pizza Hut Express and Parakeet Internet Café.
Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa – www.buenavistapalace.com
Outback Restaurant, The Kook Sports Bar (38 televisions), and a weekly Character breakfast on Sundays
Doubletree Guest Suites – www.doubletreeguestsuites.com
Evergreen Lounge offers poolside dining, indoor dining, and a Café featuring Pizza Hut Express
Hilton Orlando Resort – www.orlandohiltonresort.com
7 restaurants and lounges including Andiamo Italian Bistro & Grille and Covington Mill – the location of Sunday’s Character breakfast
*This is the one Downtown Disney Hotel that offers the Extra Magic Hours
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The Holiday Inn – www.holidayinn.com for the main site
Full service restaurant, 14-story Atrium
Regal Sun Resort – www.regalsunresort.com
Character breakfast on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays and MURDERWATCH Mystery Theater also on Saturdays
Royal Plaza – www.downtowndisneyhotels.com/royalplaza.html.
Free breakfast for kids 10 and under, rooms can hold 5 people
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Dolphin and Swan
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