Best Disney Honeymoon Hotels

Disney’s Riviera Resort is our top choice for couples looking to honeymoon at Disney

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You’ve made the most important decision of finding your happily-ever-after. Now, it’s time to make the second-most important decision—where you’ll book your Disney World honeymoon. People might assume Disney World is for kids, but there’s plenty for adults to enjoy, from luxury hotels to fine dining to roller coasters. 

The theme park makes it easy for newlyweds to plan the honeymoons of their dreams with its Disney World honeymoon registry, where couples can create incredible itineraries with everything from private safari tours in the Animal Kingdom to swimming with the dolphins in Epcot. You can also create your own Disney World honeymoon package by using Disney Weddings’ Enchanting Extras Collection. It sounds like a lot to choose from, but we’re here to help. Here are our picks for the best Disney World honeymoon hotels. 

Best Overall: Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney World’s First New Resort in 7 Years Will Transport Guests to the European Riviera

Why We Chose It

This new Disney hotel has elements of magic to it, including intricate mosaics of scenes from Disney movies, but it also focuses on refined elegance with European touches throughout.

Notable Amenities

Free WiFi, fitness center, kitchenettes, both adults-only and kid-friendly outdoor pools, free transport to parks via bus and skyliner

Pros
  • Highly-rated rooftop restaurant 

  • Skyliner transportation stop

  • Tower studios designed for couples

  • Adults-only pool

Cons
  • Limited dining on-site

  • Reviews say room quality doesn't justify cost

  • Fees for parking: $33 per night for valet, $25 for self-park

This luxury hotel, close to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios parks, is inspired by Walt Disney’s European travels and the inspiration he found there. Don’t expect to see much character art or theming here—instead, you’ll find photos of the Disney family exploring the world. Tower studio rooms are smaller, more affordable rooms made for couples that have a pull-down queen bed and mini kitchenettes, but you’ll also find deluxe studios and villas on the property, too. 

There aren’t many dining options on-site, and some reviews say they wish there were better quick service and poolside options. However, Topolino’s Terrace on the top floor of the hotel gets raves for its fine dining and its character dining, if you can get a reservation.

Best Budget: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Why We Chose It

While this is a kid-friendly hotel, it’s also a budget-friendly option with many places for adults to enjoy.

Notable Amenities

Fitness center, free WiFi, free transport to parks via bus

Pros
  • Several restaurants and lounges 

  • Large hotel with several pools

  • Free parking, and paid preferred parking

Cons
  • Large property requires significant walking

  • Family-friendly property means lots of kids

  • Reviews mention difficulty resolving maintenance issues

Disney’s Coronado Springs is a moderate-level resort, which means that it’s a larger property with many sprawling amenities that require walking. Additionally, it will have more people than some of the luxury resorts. The upside, though, is that it’s significantly more affordable than many of Disney’s luxury offerings. There are plenty of ways for couples to feel romantic, from lakeside dining in Three Bridges Bar & Grill to cozying up to the large fire pit in the evening to soaking in the largest hot tub on Disney property. The property has four pools, including the main pool with a Mayan-inspired pyramid with a huge water slide. 

Best for Romance: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

A waterslide at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Donald Riddle/Courtesy of Four Seasons

Why We Chose It

This ultra-luxury hotel has plenty of Disney amenities, but it’s quieter and more private than other accommodations.

Notable Amenities

Free shuttle to parks, EV charging, free WiFi, fitness center

Pros
  • Large pool complex with lazy river 

  • Golf course, spa, and six restaurants

  • Five-star review average on TripAdvisor

Cons
  • No on-property perks

  • High price point

  • Limited transportation to parks

Every room at this gorgeous property has a balcony overlooking the expansive resort. Among the Four Seasons’ extensive amenities is a five-acre water park that includes a lazy river, water slides, and outdoor pools, including one for just adults with poolside cabanas. An on-site salon and spa offer relaxation after long days at the theme parks, and there are luxury tennis courts and a golf course with a practice area. Among the hotel’s six restaurants is a rooftop steakhouse, Capa, that’s beloved for its views of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks.

Best Splurge: Treehouses at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Saratoga Springs Treehouses
Saratoga Springs Treehouses.

Image CR: Walt Disney Company

Why We Chose It

The treehouses are romantic, secluded accommodations that still have the amenities of Saratoga Springs, the closest resort to Disney Springs.

Notable Amenities

Transport to Disney Springs via water taxi, spa, five outdoor resort pools, fine dining and quick service restaurants

Pros
  • Secluded, unique atmosphere 

  • Treehouse-style lofted cabins

  • Large apartments with extensive amenities

Cons
  • Transportation can be frustrating

  • Reviews mention needing a rental car

The treehouses at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort are divisive. If you’re expecting a traditional luxury hotel, this may not be the place for you. However, if you want to feel secluded from the busy parks and resorts, and to decompress in a private, wooded landscape, these rustic treehouses are an unusually restorative choice for Disney accommodations. 

Each lofted treehouse has three bedrooms, plus a full kitchen and living space. Guests can take a water taxi to Disney Springs, but reviews emphasize that Disney’s bus service to the parks isn’t easily accessible here, nor is ridesharing, so you’ll want to have a rental car so you can easily get to the rest of the resort for its pools and restaurants, and to the theme parks. 

Best Disney Feel: Overwater Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Reimagined Porte Cochere at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Courtesy of Disney

Why We Chose It

The Polynesian is a great choice for a Disney stay, with its proximity to Magic Kingdom and its transportive feel, but the resort’s overwater bungalows truly make for a memorable experience.

Notable Amenities

Fitness center, Walt Disney World Water Transportation , children's activities

Pros
  • Easy access to resort transportation 

  • Fireworks viewing from your room

  • Unique overwater accommodations

Cons
  • Limited availability

  • Lack of privacy on balconies

  • Noise nuisance from passing boats

Everyone who goes to Magic Kingdom passes by the overwater bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and nearly all of those people are envious of the lucky few who get to stay in the spectacular accommodations. These bungalows have one or two bedrooms with private balconies and plunge pools, all overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon that people cross on the ferry, or travel around on the monorail and the walking path. Unlike some of the other unique accommodations at Disney, these bungalows are close to the main resort and have easy access to restaurants, pools, and other amenities. 

Best Luxury for Less: Swan Reserve at the Swan & Dolphin Resort

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Marriott

Why We Chose It

This brand new addition to the Swan & Dolphin is the boutique hotel accompaniment to an already excellent property, and it’s primarily aimed at adults.

Notable Amenities

Fitness center, tennis court, spa, babysitting services, Disney park transportation

Pros
  • Water taxi access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios

  • 18 restaurants, lounges, and to-go food spots

  • Pedestrian bridge to Disney’s BoardWalk

Cons
  • The onsite pool is small

  • $35 daily resort fee, plus parking fees

  • Restaurants don’t accept Disney dining plans

The Swan & Dolphin, located on the Crescent Lake that connects Epcot and Hollywood Studios, feels just like any of the deluxe Disney resorts. However, it’s part of the Marriott network, so Marriott Bonvoy members get access to discounts, upgrades, free WiFi, and rewards points. While there is a daily resort fee, the on-property amenities and available discounts can offset that cost. 

Swan Reserve, the brand-new third building of the Swan & Dolphin, is specifically aimed at adults. It includes a Mediterranean restaurant, Amare, that serves up tasty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While the pool at Swan Reserve is small, you can cross the street to the original hotel, where you’ll find a private lagoon with a sand beach, a network of pools and hot tubs, and restaurants from Todd English and Don Shula. 

Best Vacation Vibes: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

America's Best Lake Hotels: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Courtesy of Disney Destinations, LLC

Why We Chose It

Of all the hotels on Crescent Lake, Yacht Club is the best choice for adults. Here, you’ll have access to an amazing resort pool, while also enjoying fine dining and a refined vibe.

Notable Amenities

Valet parking, tennis court, free WiFi, fitness center

Pros
  • One of the best Disney pools 

  • Walk to Epcot and Disney’s Boardwalk

  • Pet-friendly hotel

Cons
  • Busy, popular pool

  • Reviews mention limited food and small rooms

The New England-themed Yacht Club Resort might not be top of mind when it comes to romance, but it’s one of Disney’s best hotels for adults. The hotel offers wine tastings and a fine dining steakhouse and is within walking distance of Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and all of the restaurants, bars, and nightclubs at Disney’s Boardwalk. 

Three-acre complex Stormalong Bay features a sand-bottom pool, lazy river, and pirate ship housing a waterslide. Yacht Club shares this area with Disney’s Beach Club Resort, but Yacht Club is generally quieter and more adult-focused, whereas Beach Club has more families staying there. 

Final Verdict

The thing about Disney is that there’s no one single kind of Disney vacation. You can choose an affordable stay at a moderate-level resort and plan to spend most of your time at the parks, or you can choose to splurge on a luxury hotel. For an ideal stay that straddles that line, Disney’s Riviera Resort is the standout. This hotel has a luxurious feel with tower rooms that are less expensive than traditional studios, while still offering the pools, restaurants, and atmosphere that comes with higher-ticket rooms. 

For a truly once-in-a-lifetime trip, go with one of Disney’s more unusual accommodations, like an overwater bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Resort that overlooks the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom, or a treehouse at Saratoga Springs. They’re not the average theme park hotels and will make memories that will last as long as your own happy-ever-after.

Methodology

We evaluated all of the hotels on Disney property and Disney Good Neighbor hotels before settling on the best for the chosen categories. We considered such things as proximity to the parks and ease of access to attractions, and the status of current and planned renovations to the properties. We also considered the property’s dining options, resort fees, and what kinds of experiences and on-site activities are included. In determining this list, we evaluated countless customer reviews and considered whether or not the property has collected any accolades in recent years.

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