Hotel Comparison Archive

Caribbean Beach v. Coronado Springs Resort

Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs are hotels at Walt Disney World that have similarities in dining, pools, and rooms–but huge differences in theme and transportation. As the only two Moderate Resorts open in 2021, vacation planners might wonder which they should pick, and this head-to-head smackdown helps answer that question. A choice between Caribbean Beach

Caribbean Beach v. Riviera Resort

Caribbean Beach and Riviera Resort are “sister hotels” at Walt Disney World, both located around Barefoot Bay and sharing Skyliner gondola stations. While they’re very different–one a Moderate Resort, the other a DVC property–they share a lot. In this post, we’ll contrast and compare the two, in theme/decor, rooms, dining, transportation, pools, and value for

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

Yacht Club v. Beach Club

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts are two Crescent Lake hotels at Walt Disney World, both within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and across the water from Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. In this post, we’re going to continue our ongoing Walt Disney World hotel comparison series with an entry featuring these two so

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