If you are looking for a great place to spend an evening walking around, enjoying the sidewalk shows, eating at some of the best restaurants in the area and also taking in some great shopping, you might want to consider staying in one of the Hotels near Downtown Disney Orlando Fl. If you have not been to Downtown Disney, you are truly in for a real treat. Honestly, if you want to spend some time perusing the various shops, it is amazing what you will find. Do you mention shopping and immediately the kids start complaining? This is an adventure for the whole family and is well worth taking the time to visit.
I know there have to be Disney Resorts near Downtown Disney?
Of course there are Disney Resorts near Downtown Disney, in fact, if you stay at the Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, you can actually see this area from your back yard. You are so close that you can even walk if you would like. I would like to recommend the Water Taxi system as a great way to get back and forth. It is a simple and fun way to transport your family from Saratoga Springs directly to the Downtown Disney Area. There are a few other properties around that also offer Water Taxi service but aren’t quite a “stones throw” away. As you head up the canal on the west side of Downtown, on your left side you will come up on the Old Key West Resort. This resort is an amazing place to visit and is still just minutes away from the Downtown Disney area by boat. A couple of additional options lie just north of this location when staying at the Port Orleans French Quarter or the Port Orleans Riverside Resorts. These 2 resorts share amenities and Water Features with each other because they are sister properties. The Riverside resort has a full 3.5 acre Water play area complete with Water Slides, Rope Swings and much more. It is worth taking a closer look at the various Disney Hotels near Downtown Disney Orlando to see which one best suites the style of your family.
Hotels in Lake Buena Vista Downtown Disney Area
There are a number of Downtown Disney Hotels Orlando that are not Disney owned. In fact, the properties that are located in Lake Buena Vista are right across the street from this sprawling complex. The Hilton Orlando Hotel is located on Buena Vista Drive on the corner across from the east side of Downtown Disney. Having a Water Slide is a great water feature but the Hilton Orlando also has a Lazy River that spans almost 900 feet in length. They also have a few Private cabanas if you really want pampering throughout the day. Directly across Buena Vista drive from the Hilton
A little further away but still very close is the incredible Orlando World Center Marriott. This resort sets itself apart by the shear size and style with amenities like a Mini-Water Park complete with large Waters Slides and a Kid’s splash zone. You will also have access to a gorgeous, well maintained 18 hole Golf Course, right on the grounds of this location. Across World Center Drive, if you have young kids, you might have to check out Nickelodeon Suites Resort. This resort is not anything like the World Center Marriott but it is not supposed to be. It is geared towards being a 100% Kids paradise with vibrant colors, a full Water Park for kids and adults and you can have the opportunity of getting Slimed multiple times during your stay. Where else can this happen? Each of these properties are not within walking distance of Downtown Disney as they are about 4 miles to the south. Even so, they are close enough and they have great Water Park features so we felt they should be included in the list of Hotels near Downtown Disney Orlando Florida.
Big Changes on the way for Downtown Disney
If you didn’t know already, Downtown Disney is under major renovations due to the decision to rename the area Disney Springs. The changes will be happening all around you as you visit but are planned to be completed sometime in 2016. The name change will more than likely happen in the early part of 2015. It won’t be long before we stop looking for Hotels in Downtown Disney Fl and start looking for Hotel near Disney Springs.