Resorts for families of 5 at Disney World (from least to most expensive)

by Shannon Albert 19 comments Like the Facebook page

(Article last updated: April 13, 2016)

Families of more than 4 people often struggle to find an affordable resort for their Disney World trip, so today I've listed the resort options (onsite and offsite) from least to most expensive to help families of 5+ decide what will work best for them.

Let's take a look...




Yes, that's a pic of Darius Rucker at Disney World, or as I call him, Hootie, which always prompts my kids to ask things like "What was Hootie anyway? Some kind of kid show?" and call me old because obviously he's a country singer.

First things first

Before deciding to stay offsite
This list includes all onsite resort options, as well as some of the closest offsite resorts. There are obviously many more offsite options than what I've listed, but these are the ones that are very close to Disney World.

People staying offsite should consider that many/most offsite resorts have daily resort fees, parking fees, etc., and you need to review the perks of staying onsite to make sure it is your best option.

2 rooms might be better
Though the list below covers the rooms that accommodate 5+, it's often much cheaper to just book 2 rooms at a resort that has a max capacity of 4 per room and then request connecting rooms.

If you have a family of 5+ with kids under 18, Disney will guarantee that you'll get connecting rooms. If you decide to do that, it'll just be 1 reservation and require the same deposit as if you booked just 1 room.

See the pros and cons of every Disney World resort for info on all of the onsite resorts.

About the numbers listed below

  • The rates I've listed are full rack rates and don't include tax or reflect any promotional discounts which are often available.
  • The "max capacity" is the number of people age 3+ allowed per room. A child under 3 is usually allowed in addition to that max capacity number.

B resort

Offsite or onsite: Offsite, Disney Springs resort area
Room type: Captivating Queen
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: Just over 300 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $95/night


Wyndham Bonnet Creek

Offsite or onsite: Offsite, but very, very close to Disney World
Room type: 2 bedroom condos
Max capacity: 8
Square footage: 1257 sq. ft.
Beds: King bed, 2 double beds, and queen sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 2

Prices starting at: $100/night through VRBO.com


Doubletree Guest Suites in the Walt Disney World Resort

Offsite or onsite: Offsite, Disney Springs resort area
Room type: 1 bedroom suite
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: 540 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and a pullout sofa
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $159/night


Swan/Dolphin

Offsite or onsite: Technically offsite, but located onsite between other Epcot-area resorts and has many onsite perks like making FastPass+ reservations 60 days beforehand and Extra Magic Hours
Room type: Deluxe Alcove (Standard Dolphin rooms w/a rollaway bed can also accommodate up to 5 people)
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 500 sq. ft.
Beds: 1 bed in sleeping area (queen bed at the Swan, double at the Dolphin), sofa bed, and optional rollaway bed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $175/night


Caribbean Beach Resort

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: All rooms except Pirate and King rooms
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 300 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and a twin Murphy bed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $187/night


Port Orleans Riverside

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Alligator Bayou rooms (all buildings except the Mansion buildings which are buildings 80, 85, 90, and 95)
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 314 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and a twin Murphy bed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $214/night


Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista

Offsite or onsite: Offsite, in Disney Springs resort area (but can participate in Extra Magic Hours)
Room type: Junior suite
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: Around 500 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 double beds and a sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $239/night


All-Star Music

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Suites
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: 520 sq. ft.
Beds: 1 queen, 1 twin sleeper chair, 1 double sleeper sofa, and 1 twin sleeper ottoman
# of bathrooms: 2

Prices starting at: $244/night


Art of Animation

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Suites
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: 565 sq. ft.
Beds: 1 queen, 1 double Murphy table bed, and 1 double sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 2

Prices starting at: $312/night


Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa

Offsite or onsite: Offsite, in Disney Springs resort area
Room type: 2 bedroom suite
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: 800 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and a sofa sleeper
# of bathrooms: 1.5

Prices starting at: $339/night


Ft. Wilderness

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Cabins
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: 504 sq. ft.
Beds: 1 double bed, bunk beds, pull-down bed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $348/night


Beach Club and Yacht Club

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Standard
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 400 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queens and a twin daybed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $400/night


Contemporary Resort

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Standard
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 437 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queens and a twin daybed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $400/night


Villas at Wilderness Lodge

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Studios and 2 bedroom villas
Max capacity: 5 for studios, 8 for 2 br villas
Square footage: 356 sq. ft. for studios, 1080 sq. ft. for 2 br villas
Beds: Studios: 1 queen, 1 full sleeper sofa, and 1 twin Murphy bed. 2 br villas: 1 king, 2 queens, and a queen sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 1 for studios, 2 for 2 br villas

Prices starting at: $421/night for studios, $928/night for 2 br villas if booked through Disney, usually less if renting points


Boardwalk Inn

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Standard
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 434 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queens and a twin daybed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $459/night


Coronado Springs

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Junior Suite, Casitas - 1 Bedroom Suite, and Casitas - Executive Suite
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: Junior Suite is 628 sq. ft., 1 bedroom suites are 942 sq. ft., and Executive Suite is 1570 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and 1 queen sleeper sofa in all rooms except the Executive Suite which has 2 queen beds and a king bed
# of bathrooms: Executive Suite has 2.5 baths, others have 2 baths

Prices starting at: $460/night for Junior Suites, $811/night for a 1 bedroom suite, and $1171/night for Executive Suite


Old Key West

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: 1 bedroom villas (larger villas also available)
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 942 sq. ft.
Beds: King bed, queen sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $508/night if booked through Disney, usually less if renting points


Polynesian

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Standard (or consider a Studio in the Villas section - graphic comparing the 2 shown below)
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 404 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queens and a twin daybed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $508/night


Animal Kingdom Villas (Jambo and Kidani)

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: 1 bedroom villa (larger villas also available)
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 710 sq. ft.
Beds: King bed, queen sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 1 at Jambo, 2 at Kidani

Prices starting at: $534/night if booked through Disney, usually less if renting points


Grand Floridian

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Standard
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 448 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and a twin daybed
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $640/night


Bay Lake Tower

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: 1 bedroom villas (larger villas also available)
Max capacity: 5
Square footage: 727 sq. ft.
Beds: King bed and queen sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 2

Prices starting at: $655/night if booked through Disney, usually less if renting points


Saratoga Springs

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: 2 bedroom villas or Treehouse villas
Max capacity: 8 for 2 br villas, 9 for Treehouse villas
Square footage: 1075 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 br villas: 1 king, 2 queens, and 1 queen sleeper sofa. Treehouse villas: 2 queens, 1 bunk bed, 1 twin sleeper chair, and 1 queen sleeper sofa.
# of bathrooms: 2

Prices starting at: $695/night if booked through Disney, usually less if renting points


Wilderness Lodge

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: Deluxe Rooms (club level)
Max capacity: 6
Square footage: 500 sq. ft.
Beds: 2 queen beds and 1 queen sleeper sofa
# of bathrooms: 1

Prices starting at: $736/night


Beach Club Villas

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: 2 bedroom villas
Max capacity: 8
Square footage: 1083 sq. ft.
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, and 2 queen sleeper sofas
# of bathrooms: 2

Prices starting at: $890/night if booked through Disney, usually less if renting points


Boardwalk Villas

Offsite or onsite: Onsite
Room type: 2 bedroom villas
Max capacity:
Square footage: 1226 sq. ft.
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, and 2 queen sleeper sofas
# of bathrooms: 2

Prices starting at: $890/night if booked through Disney, usually less if renting points

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Have questions about one of these resorts or have another one you'd like to add to the list? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.