Are you looking for the best Marriott hotels near Walt Disney World? With so many options, it’s challenging to know which hotel will work best for your next vacation.
This article will preview the best Marriott hotels near Disney World. I’ll cover a few factors you’ll want to consider, like proximity to the theme parks, amenities, and pricing.
Marriott has a reputation for being one of the best hotel brands around, not only in the Orlando area but in the world.
Given the amount of time I’ve spent in Orlando over the last ten years, I’ve stayed at quite a few Marriott hotels. And there’s one in particular, Disney’s Swan and Dolphin, that I’ve visited countless times.
In addition, my go-to choice for a budget-friendly off-property hotel falls under the Marriot brand. That choice is the Fairfield Inn and Suites at Flamingo Crossings. It sits right outside Disney’s gates. We’ll learn more about it below.
This article was updated on July 2, 2022.
As you are probably aware, location is one of the most important factors when choosing a hotel. And when you get outside the Disney bubble, you can quickly end up in a highly touristy or transitional area.
I’ll be the first to admit some of these areas I adore, like Four Corners. But there are a few areas that I wouldn’t want to stay in for the entirety of my trip, and nor would you.
You’ll find that when you hop on Google and search “Marriott near Disney World,” something like 100+ hotels will pop up. So, naturally, they are all competing to win your reservation.
It can take a long time to filter out the results. And you’ll probably be overwhelmed and confused by the time you close the browser.
Many of the hotels appear to be located near Walt Disney World. But unfortunately, they’re not.
Between location and traffic patterns, you can easily reserve a resort with a considerable daily commute back and forth to the theme parks.
It’s no telling where you might end up if you aren’t familiar with the area.
So for this article, I’ve put together a list of the best Marriott hotels near Disney World. Below we’ll look at budget-friendly options, moderately-priced hotels, and even a few luxury resorts.
You’ll get a good idea of which hotel will be the best Marriott for your next vacation.
Best Budget-Friendly Marriotts Near Disney World
We’ll start with my top choices for budget-friendly hotels near Disney World. The bonus? These two sit outside the Disney World gates on Western Way.
For reference, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort sits on the opposite corner of Western Way. So both of these Marriotts are within about a mile of Disney Resorts.
The first of these hotels is the Fairfield Inn and Suites at Flamingo Crossings.
This is a newer hotel and very impressive considering the reasonable rates and amenities. Here’s a look at a standard guest room.
The Fairfield Inn offers plenty of amenities including a free breakfast buffet every morning that includes make-your-own Mickey waffles.
Between the reasonable rates, close proximity to Disney World, and free breakfast, this hotel is tough to beat. And don’t forget you’re racking up those Marriott Bonvoy points during your stay!
Check the rate for this hotel here on Expedia.
Our next best Marriott hotel choice is pet-friendly. In addition, the hotel has everything you need to stay on budget, including a small, fully-equipped kitchen area.
A stay at Towneplace Suites will be slightly higher in price than some of the other hotels in the immediate area due to upgrades. However, these upgrades are suitable for anyone wanting to save money by preparing a few meals in the room.
Additionally, Towneplace has amenities that include an on-site restaurant, swimming pool, and fully equipped gym. Rates for this hotel are available here on Marriott’s site.
Next door to Towneplace Suites is another recommendation for the best budget-friendly Marriott hotel near Disney World. That hotel is the Springhill Suites by Marriott.
Both hotels sit on adjoining property and share recreational amenities. However, they are considerably different when it comes to rooms.
This Springhill is one of my go-to hotels for a first-night stay before moving on property the next day. So, needless to say, I’ve spent a reasonable amount of time here.
In December, I had a room identical to the one in the photo below before moving over to Disney’s Caribbean Beach. While I enjoyed my stay at the Caribbean Beach, I realized I would have been much better off staying here at Springhill Suites for the week.
My room at Springhill provided much more space than the standard size room at Disney.
One of the most significant advantages of staying on Disney property is the use of their transportation system. But during my stay, the Skyliner went down several times. So most days, I felt more comfortable driving my car to the theme parks.
As for the Springhill Suites Marriott, the hotel provides complimentary breakfast every morning!
No, I’m not kidding. There are pastries, fresh fruit, cereal, and various hot offerings. Hot items included scrambled eggs and Canadian bacon on my last visit.
So while I think you should still enjoy a nice breakfast or two at Disney, it’s nice to have a mindless option in your hotel lobby every morning.
Other than budget, the best perk of these Marriott hotels is the proximity to Walt Disney World. It takes less than a minute to drive under the gates of Walt Disney World property from these hotels. And anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to reach the four theme parks.
Another plus is that there are no parking charges or resort fees at an of the Marriott’s at Flamingo Crossing. Unfortunately, Orlando has become one of the many tourist destinations that will sock it to you regarding parking fees.
Even when you stay at one of Disney’s value resorts, they charge you for parking!
Related: Parking Costs at Disney World
The rates are available here on Expedia for this Springhill Suites if you want to check the prices.
Best Marriott Hotels Near Disney World
Next, we’ll check out what I consider to be the best all-around Marriott hotels near Disney World. While these hotels might not be the most budget conscientious, they are still within reason. And they are excellent options.
Since these hotels are all larger resorts with various recreation options, you’ll want to plan a resort day during your stay. If you are paying to stay somewhere nice, by all means, slow down and enjoy what the resort has to offer.
Our first Marriott is the Kissimmee-based Gaylord Palms. This resort is centrally located off Osceola Parkway.
Those familiar with the area know that Hollywood Studios sits on one end of the parkway, and the other end dead-ends into Disney’s Animal Kingdom. So the location factor alone makes this resort a convenient option for visiting Disney World.
If you’ve stayed at a Gaylord Palms Resort before, you probably already know what to expect. The hotels are designed to keep guests at the resort. Why leave when your hotel has dining, recreation, and a water park right there at your fingertips?
There are a few extra charges like resort fees with these cater-to-you resorts packed with amenities. Gaylord Palm’s resort fee is approximately $30.00 per day, and you’ll pay $28.00 per day to park if you have a car.
Use a car service or consider the hotel shuttle to avoid parking fees at the theme parks when staying here. The last thing anyone wants is to pay for parking at their hotel plus an additional cost to park at a theme park all on the same day.
Rates for the Gaylord Palms Orlando are available here on Marriott’s site.
This next option is one of the newer Marriott hotels near Disney World, the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa.
We recently stayed here and it was one of the best hotel stays I’ve ever experienced. Between feeling pampered, room service, and the stunning pool area, I can’t wait to return.
Related: JW Bonnet Creek Marriott Review
With neighbors like the Wyndham Grand Orlando, Signia by Hilton, and the Waldorf Astoria, you will likely be happy with your stay here.
- Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Review
- Signia by Hilton Bonnet Creek Review
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando Review
The JW Marriott Orlando is surrounded by Disney World property. So besides the lack of Disney transportation at your resort, you will never know you aren’t staying at Disney.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to my first visit to this newly opened hotel. Oh, and they have something you won’t find on Disney property, an indoor pool. Additionally, there’s an outdoor pool, kids pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness center.
Parking here will cost approximately $30.00 per day, and their resort fee is currently running $35.00 per day. So make sure to calculate these fees when comparing options.
Other than our following resorts, which are actually on Disney property, this Marriott will be your closest proximity to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs.
Rates for this recommended Marriott hotel near Disney are available here on Marriott’s site.
Marriott Hotels on Disney World Property
Our last of the best Marriott hotels are unique because they are located on Disney property, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. These resorts are located in the Epcot Resorts Area.
The Swan and Dolphin are comparable to Disney’s deluxe category of resorts. Additionally, the resorts are within walking distance of two Disney theme parks, Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Like most hotels, you will encounter a resort and parking fee at these Marriott Resorts. However, the overall pricing will often win out compared to the neighboring on-property Disney hotels.
The Swan and Dolphin boast numerous dining options. The resorts have four signature dining options, table service, a cafeteria, counter service, and a poolside bar and grill.
Additionally, their grotto pool is included in our list of the best pools at Disney World. Now that’s saying something.
As far as the main differences between the two, the Swan has a boutique feel, while the Dolphin accommodates larger crowds and serves as a convention resort.
Other perks include the use of Disney Friendship boat transportation. This is an excellent option for those who don’t care to walk to the two neighboring parks.
And there is a shuttle service to Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs. So most guests that stay here never know they aren’t at a Disney-owned and operated resort.
Additionally, the Swan Reserve is the newest Marriott hotel near Disney World. It’s located next door to the Swan and Dolphin. The resort opened last year, and we did a photo tour during its soft open.
Related: Swan Reserve Photos
Guests of the Swan Reserve can walk over and use the Grotto Pool area at the Swan and Dolphin. However, the resort has a beautiful pool.
In the meantime, there’s a full review of the Swan and Dolphin hotel if you would like to learn more. It includes a list of the Disney amenities you can expect when staying here.
You can check the Swan and Dolphin prices here on Marriott’s website. Additionally, this hotel often has discounts available on Costco.com and you might call the hotel directly to see if they are offering any specials.
And that wraps up our look at the best Marriott hotels near Disney World. Hopefully, you now have a good idea of which one might work best for your vacation.
For more Disney World planning advice, you might like to browse over our complete list of Disney World Hotel Reviews. It includes a list of every resort-related article we have on the site.
Or you can preview our list of the best off-site Disney World Hotels. It includes a few other options:
When choosing dining locations, you’ll want to read over our
- Disney Restaurant Reviews
- Best Restaurants at Disney Springs
- Character Dining Guide (2022 Updates)
- Best Breakfasts at Disney World
In the comments: Have you stayed at any of these best Marriott hotels near Disney World? Do you have a preference or any questions about any of these resorts?