What does it mean if a hotel is a Disney Good Neighbor?
The “Good Neighbor” designation is an honor which Disney World gives to the very best hotels in the Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee areas. When a hotel is honored as one of these elite properties they get to share in the lodging needs of Disney World– and Disney World books large numbers of guests into their Good Neighbor properties each year. Choose a good neighbor hotel if you want to be sure you are getting a great quality resort at a great price.
5 Requirements a hotel must meet to be included in the Disney Good Neighbor Hotel program:
A Disney inspection team member visits the each property periodically to make sure the standards are being met. The goal is to drive hotels to higher levels of guest satisfaction. Hotels who meet Disney’s exacting standards get to share in Disney World’s enormous marketing efforts to fill their rooms. The standards use different criteria for differing price points and hotel types. A hotel offering a nightly rate of $75 will have less stringent controls when compared to a hotel which offering a nightly rate of $150.
All Good Neighbor hotels must offer FREE scheduled shuttle services to Disney World. Most offer free theme park shuttles every thirty minutes, allowing you to easily access the Disney theme parks.
All the hotel employees must be familiar with the Disney theme parks and the Orlando area, and able to convey information to guests.
Close to Disney World
Properties must get the majority of their business from guests going to the theme parks, and they must be located within five miles of Disney World.
These properties are typically 30% to 40% less expensive than Disney World hotels. They have to offer better rates than Disney to attract more guests to stay with them.
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As Low As$128.00
This property offers all of the luxury one could ever desire plus it does it the Hyatt way. The staff is most gracious, the rooms are gorgeous and the hot breakfast skillets well that is spectacular too and it is free! The 169 rooms offer two Queens and a pullout sofa sleeping a max of five. The King rooms offer a King bed and a sofa sleeper. If you want to be very close to all of the Magic that Disney World has to offer, and you desire luxury the way Hyatt offers, then you will want to check out and stay at the Brand New Hyatt Place of Lake Buena Vista.
As Low As$174.00
This hotel is all you would ever want. Its located smack dab right in the heart of all the “MAGIC” that has come to make Walt Disney World the most popular family destination in the world. The Hilton provides exceptional deluxe accommodations, great service, and complimentary shuttle service to all the Disney World attractions every 30 minutes. You desire fabulous food…the Hilton boasts of seven restaurants on site from Andiamo Italian Bistro & Grille, Benihana and their 24 hour gourmet Mainstreet Market. On Sundays they offer a Character Breakfast. You want a fabulous photo opportunity…then you will want to make reservations.
As Low As$176.00
If luxury is what you want, the Brand New Grove Resort aims to please. The Resort offers two and three bedroom suites ranging from 1,264 to 1,544 sq ft. Each suite offers space galore what with living and dining areas, full kitchens in all the units, multiple baths, screened balconies and full sized laundry area in each unit with washers and dryers...
As Low As$51.00
The Red Lion Maingate Resort is located literally next door to the Walt Disney World resort, yet in a perfect spot close to other attractions, dining, and shopping on popular Highway 192. Don't worry about traffic because the hotel is just a couple of blocks from the Sherbeth Road entrance, a nice little secret that you can use to get to the Disney parks with no hassle or delays. This "Newly Renovated Resort" is close to I-4 and the 429 toll road, with other major attractions like SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort, home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, just 14 minutes away.
As Low As$87.00
This property offers one bedroom suites that accommodate 6 people and on top of that each guest is invited to the complimentary hot Breakfast Buffet consisting of eggs, sausage, waffle station, fresh fruit, assorted breads and pastries, hot and cold cereals juices and of course coffee and tea. The average family of four will save up to $45 in not having to purchase breakfast. The hotel offers a relaxing pool and hot tub spa in an unbelievable quiet setting. They also offer: FREE WiFi, Free parking and of course since it is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel, Free shuttle service to the theme parks at Disney World.
As Low As$109.00
The newly opened Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites with Waterpark is located only two miles from Walt Disney World. It offers outstanding amenities and at their grand Re-opening Special Rate Promotion It all may sound too good to be true, but trust us it’s now open and just as attractive as it sounds. The hotel just opened on the site of the old Nickelodeon Hotel after pouring $30 million into the property. It’s still just as family friendly as ever, but with upgraded accommodations and amenities that make it a perfect headquarters for visiting Walt Disney World and the surrounding theme parks.
As Low As$74.00
This hotel is located only 13 blocks from the entrance to Disney World. They offer FREE scheduled shuttle to all the Disney World Theme Parks They also run a shuttle schedule to SeaWorld, Universal Studios and the Premium Outlets Mall. The hotel was completely redone in 2012. These are the most spacious of rooms you will find in the Disney World area. All rooms have two Queen beds, flat screen televisions, microwaves and refrigerators and FREE coffee pots. This property carries the highest distinction of any Holiday Inn in the market and you are so close to WDW, you can feel the Magic.
As Low As$61.00
Located literally 33 blocks miles from the southern entrance to Walt Disney World, the Holiday Inn Maingate East hotel won an award by Trip Advisor as one of the Best in Class for Customer Satisfaction. This is quite an honor and it simply says these folks know exactly what “hospitality” means. The hotel provides for a host of benefits that most guests desire.
As Low As$71.00
This is a family friendly resort that offers a FULL HOT Breakfast Buffet to all guests. This alone would cost your family of four upwards of $45 to $50 a day…but the amenities don’t stop there…the Hawthorn Suites will offer you and your family FREE shuttle to all the major theme parks including Disney World, Universal Studios, and of course SeaWorld.
As Low As$45.00
The newly re-opened Grand Hotel is as the name says within blocks of the ever popular Universal Studios. All new furniture, new carpets, new bedding, new bathrooms, new flat screen tvs, new everything down to landscaping…it is most accommodating and fresh. The Grand offers a full hot breakfast for a family of four along with Free scheduled shuttle service to neighboring Universal Studios, SeaWorld along with Walt Disney World.