Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels
In all, there are 43 Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels in Orlando. There are 3 main categories these hotels may fall within: standard hotel properties, premium hotel resorts, and suites hotel properties. These hotels are mainly located in Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista area, or on I-Drive with most of these hotels located in the Lake Buena Vista area. You can select from many attractive amenities such as: free breakfast, on-site restaurants, room service, Orlando hotels with waterparks, and much more.
Why Book With Orlando Vacation Hotels
There are three things we look for when adding a new hotel to the platform. We feel we have a duty to our guests to make sure we are partnering with and representing great properties. Here are the three main things we look for in a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel:
Guaranteed Lowest Pricing on Orlando Hotels
If you find a lower price on a hotel you book, bring it to our attention and we will beat their price.
Award Winning Customer Service
We have won the coveted Best of the Best Travel Services for Orlando since 2011.
Family Owned and Run Since 1993
We have been helping guests plan their Orlando hotel stays since 1993. We have helped over 800,000 families.
Most Popular Orlando Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites with Waterpark
Red Lion Lake Buena Vista South with Waterpark
Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista
Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center Celebration Area
Crowne Plaza Lake Buena Vista
Element By Marriott Near SeaWorld Orlando
Aloft By Marriott Near SeaWorld Orlando
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista across from Disney Springs
Hilton Buena Vista Palace Inside Walt Disney World
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Hilton in Orlando near Walt Disney World
Liki Tiki Village in Orlando near Walt Disney World
Where to Stay in Orlando Florida
What does it mean to be Disney Good Neighbor Hotels
Walt Disney World started the Orlando Disney Good Neighbor Hotels program in the mid 1980’s. The goal was to provide sporting groups and school groups a place to stay when they were visiting Disney World but could not pay the higher prices it cost to stay on Disney property.
In addition, Disney World wanted everyone to come and have a great time at their parks no matter how large or small their budget. So, they started the Good Neighbor’s Hotel Program as a way for Disney World to provide the hotels elected into this elite program an emblem, which would show potential guests they were approved by Disney World.
What is required for hotels to earn the Disney Good Neighbor Seal of Approval? They must have high standards, offer choices in value, and comfort of connivence.
Need a Payment Plan?
Disney Good Neighbor Hotels Orlando – High Standards
For a hotel to be included in this exclusive club these Orlando hotels must be AAA approved. They must offer standard rooms, suites, or villa style accommodations. The hotels must meet with a Disney World representative at least quarterly to make sure the property is being kept up with Disney’s high standards of service and quality. The hotels must provide guests with. information about the Disney World Theme Parks and the opportunity to purchase their Disney World tickets in advance.
Orlando Good Neighbor Hotels – Choices in Value
These Orlando hotels must offer guests a quality room accommodation and great service which goes above and beyond the guests needs. Most of the Good Neighbor Hotels offer free breakfast or a complimentary happy hour drink for their guests. The Suites and villas must provide additional space for more guests. In short, in order for these hotels to be included in this program these must provide an excellent value to the customer.
Comfort and Convenience: Included with Disney Good Neighbor Hotels
All the hotels included in this program must be near Disney World, most of these properties are located withing 2 miles to 14 miles but some of them are located inside Disney World at Downtown Disney. These hotels must also include transportation to and from the Disney parks, and many of them are Orlando pet friendly hotels.
Orlando Hotels by Amenities
Location of Disney World Good Neighbor Properties
Over the years, many of the hotels included in this program used to be in Kissimmee but over the last few years it seems that the Lake Buena Vista area dominates with the most Orlando hotels included in this program. In addition, all the hotels which are located on Disney World property but not owned by Disney World are Good Neighbor Hotels.
The most popular Disney Good Neighbor Hotels inside Disney World are: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, Hilton Lake Buena Vista, and Hilton Buena Vista Palace. These three Disney World hotels offer a great location, free shuttle service to the Disney Parks every thirty minutes, and they provide an excellent value for you and your family.
Disney Orlando Good Neighbor Hotels Resort Fee
Nearly all the hotels in Orlando require guests to pay resort fees. These fees range from $7 to $50 a day, so make sure when you are making a reservation that you know everything you are you going to be responsible for and how much is the real cost of the hotel room. There is nothing more frustrating than checking into a hotel room, thinking everything is paid for only to find out you owe an additional $75 in resort fees.
Our promise to our guests, if a hotel charges a resort fee we will always disclaim in multiple times on our site and we will include in on the confirmation letter as well. If you find out we did not notify you of the resort fee, we will pay for it ourselves.
Hotels which are included in the Disney Good Neighbor Program typically charge a higher resort fee than most other hotels in the area. These are more resort style properties which offer more amenities, so they have to charge a higher resort fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hotels are included in the Disney Good Neighbor Hotels Program?
Currently there are 43 hotels included in this program with Margaritaville being the latest to join. This number can vary as there are hotels which can be removed from the program or added at any time.
Do all Good Neighbor hotels offer free shuttle to Disney World?
Yes, this is a requirement to be included in the program. Some of these hotels share shuttle buses meaning they will pick up at one hotel and then go to another hotel for pickup before going to the parks. You will want to ask the front desk for a shuttle schedule and if they share the buses with area hotels when you check-in.
Do guests staying at a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel get into the parks early?
Some hotels are able to offer their guests the ability to get into the parks early. This is typically a perk which only guests staying at Disney World hotels offer, but a handful of Good Neighbor Hotels are able to extend this to their guests.
Are there any Disney Good Neighbor Hotels near Universal Studios?
Currently there are not any Good Neighbor hotels near Universal. To be included in this club, the hotel has to have majority of their displays be Disney characters and if a hotel is near Universal Studios, they will more than likely be neutral or with a slight Universal Studios décor.
What is the cheapest Disney Good Neighbor Hotel?
The hotels which are included in this program offer too many amenities to be labeled “cheap”. Three hotels stand out when we look at the best value: Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista, Holiday Inn Water Park and the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Hotel.