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Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels

What is a Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel?

The “Good Neighbor” symbol  is an honor which Walt Disney World gives to the very best  hotels in the Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee areas. Hotels near Walt Disney World work extremely hard to become a Disney Good Neighbor hotel, because Disney World uses these properties to book their overflow guest and youth groups in. The symbol also helps guest who decided not to stay at a Disney hotel pick a hotel which is nice and has good reviews. The Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel symbol is like a Seal of Approval.

5 Requirements a hotel must meet to be included in the Disney Good Neighbor Hotel program:

High Standards A Disney inspection team member visits the each hotel 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.

Shuttle Service

All Good Neighbor hotels must offer FREE scheduled shuttle services to Walt Disney World. Most of these hotels offer free shuttle service to Disney World two or three times in the morning and two or three times in the afternoon, allowing you to easily access the Disney theme parks.

Customer Service

All the hotel employees must be familiar with the Walt Disney World theme parks and the Orlando area, and able to convey information to guests.

Close to Disney World

The hotels must get the majority of their business from guests going to the Walt Disney World, and they must be located within five miles of Disney World.

Great Rates

These properties are typically 30% to 40% less expensive than Walt Disney World hotels. They have to offer better rates than Disney to attract more guests to stay with them.d.



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