Disney World, just like Disneyland, uses a dynamic pricing strategy for its hotel rooms, which takes into account various factors, such as demand, season, holidays, events, and the time of year.
This concept of seasonal pricing means that the cost of a hotel room at Disney World can vary depending on several factors:
- Peak Seasons: These are the times of the year when Disney World experiences high demand, such as school vacations, major holidays, and special events. During peak seasons, the hotel room rates tend to be very expensive.
- Regular Seasons: This is when the park is less crowded, such as weekdays during the school year when many families are not on vacation. Disney World resort room rates during this time are often more affordable than during peak seasons.
- Value Seasons: These are the off-peak times when the parks are least crowded, like weekdays in the non-summer months or right after major holidays. During value seasons, you can find the lowest hotel room rates during the entire year.
One thing to note is that whether you book directly through Disney’s official website, a third party travel booking site, or through a Disney travel agent, the prices for the same hotel and room category should be the same for everyone.
Below, you’ll find a list of the average cost to stay at every Disney World hotel which should help you out with your vacation planning and budgeting.
How much does it cost to stay at a Disney World Resort?
Here’s a breakdown of how much you should expect to pay each night at an official Disney World Resort hotel, on average:
Average Nightly Room Rate for Disney Value Resorts
Here’s how much it costs to stay at a Disney World Value Resort per night:
- All Star Sports = $181
- All Star Music = $183
- All Star Movies = $184
- Art of Animation Family Suite = $586
- Art of Animation Little Mermaid Standard = $272
- Pop Century = $221
Average Nightly Room Rate for Disney Moderate Resort
Here’s how much it costs to stay at a Disney World Moderate Resort per night:
- Caribbean Beach = $322
- Coronado Springs = $302
- Fort Wilderness Cabin = $601
- Fort Wilderness Campsite = $121
- Port Orleans – Riverside = $325
- Port Orleans – French Quarters = $325
Average Nightly Room Rates for Disney Deluxe Resorts
Here’s how much it costs to stay at a Disney World Deluxe Resort per night:
- Animal Kingdom Lodge = $580
- Beach Club = $645
- Boardwalk Inn = $742
- Contemporary = $910
- Grand Floridian = $904
- Polynesian Village = $798
- Wilderness Lodge = $564
- Yacht Club = $667
Average Nightly Room Rates for Disney Deluxe Villas (Deluxe Studio)
Here’s how much it costs to stay at a Disney World Deluxe Villas Deluxe Studio per night:
- Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House = $559
- Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village = $595
- Bay Lake Tower = $848
- Beach Club Villas = $681
- Boardwalk Villas = $741
- Boulder Ridge at Wilderness Lodge = $616
- Copper Creek at Wilderness Lodge = $598
- Old Key West = $486
- Polynesian Villas = $683
- Riviera = $644
- Saratoga Springs = $486
- Villas at Grand Floridian = $818
Average Nightly Room Rates for Disney Deluxe Villas (1-Bedroom Villa)
Here’s how much it costs to stay at a Disney World Deluxe 1-Bedroom Villa per night:
- Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House = $999
- Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village = $939
- Bay Lake Tower = $1,152
- Beach Club Villas = $1,046
- Boardwalk Villas = $1,083
- Boulder Ridge at Wilderness Lodge = $1,004
- Copper Creek at Wilderness Lodge = $1,176
- Old Key West = $646
- Riviera = $1,005
- Saratoga Springs = $647
- Villas at Grand Floridian = $1,441
Average Nightly Room Rates for Disney Deluxe Villas (2-Bedroom Villa)
Here’s how much it costs to stay at a Disney World Deluxe 2-Bedroom Villa per night:
- Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village = $1,667
- Bay Lake Tower = $1,878
- Beach Club Villas = $1,650
- Boulder Ridge at Wilderness Lodge = $1,726
- Copper Creek at Wilderness Lodge = $2,059
- Old Key West = $937
- Riviera = $1,513
- Saratoga Springs = $1,084
- Villas at Grand Floridian = $2,386
Value, Moderate, or Deluxe – Best Bang for your Buck?
When choosing which Disney World resort to stay at, it comes down to only two things:
- How long you plan on being at the parks?
- Time of the year
If your main object is to save money, then you should stay at a cheap, Value resort. The cheapest Disney World hotel is Disney’s All Star Sports with an average nightly rate of $180.75.
2. How Long Do You Plan On Being at the Parks?
If you plan on staying at the parks all day from rope drop to park closing, then there really isn’t a point to stay at an expensive Disney World hotel (well at least for me). If that’s the case, then opting for a cheaper hotel is the best route.
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But if you see yourself spending time at the hotel, then finding a resort with amenities that you love should be a priority, which leads us to the next point.
If you plan on spending time at the pool or spa, or even golf course, then choosing a hotel that checks all those boxes should be at the top of your list. That said, some of the best pools and spas and even restaurants are found at Deluxe Resorts, which unfortunately come at a price. But if those are things your prioritize over it spending all day at the parks, then it may be money well spent.
3. Time of the Year
If you plan on visiting during the off-season or one of the cheaper times of the year, you can actually find Deluxe Resorts at the same price as some Moderate Resorts.
Depending on when you visit, you can find Value resorts at Deluxe prices or Deluxe Resorts at Value prices. It truly depends on the time of the year, season, and even day of the week that you visit.
Don’t Stress About Disney World Resort Room Rates
When planning a Disney World vacation, it can be pretty easy to be caught up on nightly room rates at Disney hotels.
But at the end of the day, one thing to remember is that Disney World is going to be expensive regardless of when you visit.
Room rates may at first seem to eat up a large chunk of your budget, but at the end of the day, it’s just a small portion of your total vacation price. Instead, I would focus on trying to save money elsewhere such as park tickets, dining, souvenirs, and transportation.
Thanks for reading and I hope that this guide has helped determine which Disney World hotel fits your budget.