Hotel Comparison Archive

Caribbean Beach v. Coronado Springs Resort

Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs are Moderate Resort hotels at Walt Disney World that have similarities in dining, pools, and rooms–but vast differences thematically and transportation-wise. Vacation planners might wonder which they should pick, and this head-to-head smackdown answers that question. (Updated January 10, 2020.) A choice between Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs is likely

Port Orleans Riverside v. French Quarter

Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside are sister Moderate Resort hotels at Walt Disney World that we recommend to anyone who loves themed environments. So…which is the better option for your WDW vacation? This post offers our head-to-head smackdown. (Updated December 31, 2019.) First, we have to admit that there’s no one-size-fits all answer to

Swan & Dolphin v. Beach Club

There are several hotel options near Epcot at Walt Disney World, including two third party options–the Swan & Dolpin–that present an intriguing alternative to official resorts. In this post, we’ll compare those to Disney’s Beach Club Resort, which we previously dubbed the best of the official Crescent Lake options. For many Walt Disney World fans, we

Polynesian v. Caribbean Beach Resort

Now that Caribbean Beach’s re-imagining is finished and the Skyliner is open, we thought it’d be a good time to revisit this comparison of Walt Disney World’s tropical-themed hotels. It may seem like a ridiculous resort face-off, but thanks to improved transportation, dining, and amenities, it’s a really close call. (Updated December 8, 2019.) This

Art of Animation v. Fort Wilderness

In the current tier system of Walt Disney World hotels, there are two resorts that don’t really fit: Art of Animation Family Suites and the Fort Wilderness Campground Cabins. This post offers a head-to-head smackdown between the “island of misfit resorts.” This continues our Walt Disney World hotel comparison series of posts with an unlikely match-up

Polynesian v. Beach Club

This Walt Disney World hotel showdown compares the best of the best: Beach Club and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The ultimate hotel near Magic Kingdom versus the ultimate hotel near Epcot. Arguably two very different hotels that will appeal to different demographics…but we’re going to have them battle anyway!  Think of this as a follow-up

Saratoga Springs v. Old Key West

If you’re a long-time Disney Vacation Club Member, you’ve probably been faced with this dilemma at some point: Old Key West or Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Both are Deluxe Villas at Walt Disney World that are on the low end of the demand and point chart spectrum. We know there are bound to be

Beach Club v. BoardWalk Inn

If you’re looking for the best hotel near Epcot at Walt Disney World, there are several options. In this post, we’re going to compare the two that are most popular among Disney fans: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Admittedly, this is one of the less exciting comparisons in this series. (It’ll be

Wilderness Lodge v. Animal Kingdom Lodge

When comparing Deluxe Lodges at Walt Disney World, there are two hotel choices: Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge. One is a Magic Kingdom resort, the other an Animal Kingdom one. Our goal with this post is to offer a head-to-head smackdown between the two and settle once and for all the epic debate as to

Polynesian v. Grand Floridian

When comparing Deluxe Resorts along the Magic Kingdom monorail loop at Walt Disney World, vacation planners often debate between two hotels: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This post offers a head-to-head smackdown between the two hotels. This is a new series of posts that compares similarly-situated resorts to help