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Top 5 Cheapest Disney World Hotels

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It’s no secret that while Disney World is a magical place, it’s also a costly one. Theme park tickets, travel costs, hotel accommodations, dining – virtually everything is expensive. All these costs add up; before you know it, you’ve already burned a hole in your pocket.

However, don’t let money prevent you from enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Disney World. After all, you can cut off significant expenses by choosing the cheapest options available. In this case, we’re looking at Disney World hotels.

Surprisingly, there are a handful of cheap hotels within Disney World, and you might even be surprised to find out that they’re near some of the theme parks.

That said, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 cheapest Disney World hotels without unnecessarily giving up comfort, luxury, and fun.


Several cheap hotels within Disney World offer very affordable accommodations.

But as far as the cheapest ones go, that belong to these hotels:

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort.
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

On average, you’ll only have to spend between $110 and $150 per night in any of these hotels. Of course, rates can change depending on the season, but they will remain the cheapest overall.

If you’re looking to save several hundred dollars for your hotel accommodation without compromising your comfort and luxury, these five cheap Disney World hotels will serve you best.

Top 5 Cheapest Disney World Hotels

You can find lots of accommodation options during your Disney World trip. There are hotels you can find within the park, and a handful of off-site accommodations aren’t that far off. Of course, the ones within the park have slightly higher rates, but in our opinion, the extra rates you’ll pay will have a ton of additional benefits.

So we highly recommend you stay within the property and pick from one of these five cheap hotel options:

1. Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort costs around $119 per night, making it a fantastic accommodation option if you’re a music lover.

As you’d expect, the resort offers musical-themed attractions, including colorful suites, a guitar-shaped pool, musical statues, music-themed decors, a piano pool, and much more!

It even has an arcade and a handful of shopping options to give you plenty of stuff to explore. And since it’s right in the middle of the All-Star Movies and All-Star Sports resorts, you can just head over to either resort quickly and easily if you’re looking for more dining options.

However, the downside is that since it’s the last stop among value resorts, you’ll have to wait a little longer for the bus to arrive. This can be challenging if you want to visit the other theme parks, as you’ll have to deal with long wait times and multiple bus stops.

There are no water slides and table-service restaurants either.

2. Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

Similar to the All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort also has an average rate of $119 per night, making it a cheap option for your Disney World vacation.

It features a handful of popular Disney larger-than-life figurines from movies such as 101 Dalmations, Fantasia, Mighty Ducks, and Toy Story, among others. Aside from these, the hotel also comes with a handful of exciting amenities like a playground, a few pools, and a food court.

And if you fancy watching outdoor movies while you’re under the stars, this is a perfect location for that as well.

Then there’s the fact that it’s close to Animal Kingdom. So if you include it in your daily schedule, you only need to take a short bus ride toward the theme park.

Despite all that, it shares the same caveats as the All-Star Music Resort in that bus transportation can be challenging and there are no table-service restaurants.

3. Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Third on the list is the All-Star Sports Resort which also has an average hotel rate of $119 per night. This time, it’s designed for athletes and sports fans alike. Here, you’ll find attractions themed around sports such as football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and more.

As a sports-themed Disney World hotel, you’ll find tons of fun activities that will make your trip well worth it. There are even various sports for you and your family to play! Then there’s the food court that offers delicious and affordable meals on its menu.

Overall, the All-Star Sports Resort features delicious options in its food court, a fun sports-themed look, and plenty of activities to do. Unlike the other resorts, it’s also the first stop on the shared transportation between the value resorts, so you don’t have to wait around for a longer time for the bus to arrive.

The only problem is that it can easily get crowded by teams of athletes if there’s an ongoing tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

4. Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is all about pop culture trends and entertainment from the 1950s to the 1990s. With a hotel rate of only $158 per night, this is no doubt one of the best places in Disney World if you’re looking for an affordable yet fun place to stay.

Aside from its decorations that revolve around pop culture trends, it also comes with a playground, an arcade, large themed pools, and a waterslide. One of its main strengths is that it’s near all four theme parks and even the Skyliner transportation system.

Thanks to this, you can quickly ride a bus that will take you to the closest theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

On the downside, there are no table-service restaurants, as usual. Also, if you want to get to the theme parks, the only way will be to head over to the Skyliner station.

5. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art Of Animation Resort

Finally, we have Disney’s Art of Animation Resort which is the most expensive one on this list, though still quite cheap. For just $188 per night, you can enjoy some of Disney’s most beloved animated films, such as Cars, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, and more.

It’s one of the more popular choices among Disney’s value resorts, with family-sized suites, fun amenities, and highly detailed courtyards. Best of all, it has the largest pool in Disney World! It also features many dining options for kids and adults, and unlike the previous four resorts, Art of Animation Resort doesn’t share its bus transportation.

Instead, it has its bus system (which is available for free) for extra convenience.

The caveat is that since it’s in the Skyliner transportation system, you’ll have to walk toward the station to ride the bus. Also, the standard rooms only come in the Little Mermaid theme, which might not be for everyone.


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If you’re on a tight budget but still want to go to Disney World, you can choose from any of these resorts for your accommodation. Better yet, you can find vacation packages if you book a hotel room in advance.

Alternatively, you can also stay at an off-site Disney World hotel for a slightly cheaper rate. But then again, staying in any of the hotels within Disney World would be far more worth it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Cheapest Month To Visit Disney World?

If you want to save even more money during your trip to Disney World, we recommend visiting during January, February, August, and September.

Historically, these months offer the cheapest rates at Disney World and are not just limited to hotel accommodations. You can also enjoy cheaper theme park tickets, dining, and more.

Can I Save Money if I Go for a Disney Package?

Not necessarily. In most cases, buying a Disney package won’t give you discounts compared to paying for everything separately. HOWEVER, Disney does offer discounts for packages, and some would even include free dining for certain resorts.

Just keep in mind that doesn’t happen that often, though.

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