Hotels Close to Disney Springs
Of course, there are a number of Hotels in Orlando near Disney Springs, and why wouldn’t there be? Disney Springs is as important to many visitors as the Theme Parks for the kids. You have to give it a try if you have never been. Great restaurants, amazing places to shop (yes, even for the kids) and throughout the day and night you will see music performers, magic, comedy and so much more. It is a definite “Must Do” when you come to Orlando. Disney Springs has plenty of parking but if you are looking to stay close-by, let’s take a look around the area. The best place to start, might be to look at a Map of Disney Springs and the surrounding area.
Disney World Resorts near Disney Springs
Staying at a Disney Resort when visiting Disney World in Orlando most definitely has its benefits. So, which Disney Resorts are near Disney Springs? Looking at the Map of Disney Springs you will notice that the Saratoga Springs Resort is the closest.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs is so close that you can walk across the bridge across from the main lobby and walk right in to Disney Springs West Side (about 0.42 miles). If you are staying on the eastern side of the resort in The Paddock or Congress Park, just walk across the bridge on the Buena Vista Drive side and walk right in to the main entrance of Disney Springs (about 800 feet from the edge of Saratoga Springs). If you don’t want to walk, hop on the water taxi at the Boat Launch area and take a leisurely ride across.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs is not the only Deluxe Resort close enough to Disney Springs to walk though, Old Key West Resort is a little further away but is within walking distance and also has water taxi service.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort is just under one (1) mile from the eastern most point of the resort but if you are staying up near the lobby and guest services, the walk gets much longer and is over 1.5 miles in length. At this point, you might consider taking the Boat over to the Disney Springs area.
There are also a couple of Moderate Disney World Resorts to consider. The Port Orleans French Quarter and the Port Orleans Riverside Resort are located right beside the Old Key West Resort. You are not able to walk from the Port Orleans Resorts to Disney Springs but they do offer a Water Taxi to ferry you back and forth. It takes about 20 – 30 minutes for the ride but it is quite beautiful along the way.
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is just across Disney Vacation Way from Saratoga Springs resort but Disney did not create a walking path to connect to two resorts. This makes it unsafe and not recommended to even try to walk to Disney Springs from the French Quarter resort. The Water Taxi is fun and is about a 1.25 mile ride along the Sassagoula River to get to Disney Springs. Since the Water Taxi is used to also ferry guests from the Riverside resort, this trip can take a little extra time depending on when you get on. Kids will love the Serpent shaped water slide and kids splash park.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is the furthermost Disney Resort with water taxi access to Disney Springs. The boat dock is about 1.75 miles from the dock in Disney Springs. The French Quarter and Riverside resorts share the same Water Taxi service but it is a very efficient mode of transportation to get you from place to place. There is no way to walk from the Port Orleans Riverside resort to Disney Springs. The Port Orleans Riverside Resort has a large water slide and great family pool.
Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels
Outside of the Disney Resorts in Disney World, there are a number of Hotels considered to be Official Disney World Partner Hotels that are close to Disney Springs. Staying at one of these Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels comes with a number of perks like, shuttle service to the Theme & Water Parks, Magic Hours and much more. If you are not interested in staying in one of the Disney properties, these might be a good option to consider.
The Hilton Orlando is closest hotel to Disney Springs by foot if you walk from the pool area to the entrance but only edges out the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista by about 100 feet. If you walk from the front entrance of both hotels, the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista would be the closest. Either way, it is about 1,000 feet (0.2 miles) to walk to Disney springs across the foot bridge.
The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is so close to Disney Springs, if you book a room on an upper floor on the west wing of the building, you will have great views of Disney Springs at night and even get to see the fireworks from Disney each night. It is about 1,100 feet (0.2 miles) away by walking across the foot bridge to the entrance of Disney Springs.
The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is also within walking distance to Disney Springs but will vary depending on which building you stay in. This Resort has a wonderful 550 foot lazy river and multiple pools, great for families and an adult only pool for those on a business or more romantic trip. Staying in the Island Suites, you will have a very short 1,000 feet (0.2 miles) to walk to Disney Springs but if you stay at The Tower your walk will be about double the length at 2,000 feet (0.4 miles).
Important Note: ALL of the Hotels in the Disney Springs Resort Area are considered “Official Walt Disney World Hotels” giving them extra benefits. Disney Transportation is available to all 7 of these hotels to Disney Springs, the Disney Theme Parks and Water Parks, and they are also within walking distance to Disney Springs.
Other Hotels and Resorts close to Disney Springs
There are a lot of other Hotels and Resorts near Disney Springs worth mentioning because of the amenities and water features they might have. Many of these hotels are not within walking distance but on the map you will see how close they are.
The Orlando World Center Marriott is located right across Interstate 4 from Disney Springs. There is no way to walk to the Disney Downtown area and the Marriott World Center does not offer complimentary transportation. You will need to either drive, get a taxi or maybe setup a ride with Uber. Although the World Center Marriott is right across the street from Disney Springs, by car it is about 3.9 miles away and will take about 10 minutes to get there.
The Caribe Royale is about 4.5 miles from Disney Springs but does offer a complimentary shuttle, in its resort fee, to take you to Disney Springs in the evening. The shuttle is also available during the day to take you to the Disney Ticket and Transportation Center. The pool is wonderful and has a long water slide. If you are traveling with your family, book a 2 bedroom villa and feel right at home with your fully equipped kitchen.
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to stay at one of the Disney Resorts or hotels around Disney Springs. Take a look at your options and choose the best one for your next vacation.