What is the best theme park hotel?
Another category in this year's Theme Park Insider Awards
is Best Theme Park Hotel. This award is open to "on property" hotels at theme park resorts. The award will go to the hotel with the highest average reader rating on ThemeParkInsider.com, above a minimum number of votes.
The leading contenders for this year's award are (in alphabetical order):
DisneylandDisney's Grand Californian Hotel
Universal OrlandoUniversal's Hard Rock Hotel
Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel
Walt Disney WorldDisney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
If you have been to any of the above hotels in the past year or two, please click on their links and submit a rating.
The award will be announced on the Fourth of July. But, for fun before then, vote for your favorite in our straw poll:
Please tell us about your favorite, in the comments:
What about Universal's Royal Pacific Resort?
I've only stayed at Hard Rock and Animal Kingdom Lodge, but I would definitely rate Hard Rock righer based on value. AKL is definitely a unique experience, especially if you splurge for a savanah-side room, but it's REALLY expensive, and not really worth the expense for visitors like us that spend 10+ hours per day in the parks.
I second the nomination for the Royal Pacific (
Another tough one! I greatly enjoy many of these resorts, but it seems that the Yacht Club has it all: Location, Food, Room, and Pool. Who could ask for anything better?
We've never stayed at any of the listed hotels... we spend so little time in our rooms. We pretty much sleep and shower only there, so as long as it's in a safe area, we tend not to splurge too much on our rooms. On our next trip to WDW, we're considering spending a few extra bucks at one of the nicer resorts.
I voted for Portofino Bay for a few resons..but mostly because all the DIsney Hotels tend to have copies of themselfs in Fl.and Calif. And ill admit Grand Flo. is beautiful..ANd was my choice for the best...then they built Grand Calif...Ahh more of the same...And as far as their ecomomy hotels...Sorry guys Hoidlay Inns in a Disney Costume.
Are people forgetting about places to eat and location? Nobody has a better steakhouse than Yachtsman Steakhouse. Thats one of the reason why it got my vote. The other reason is that it is so close to EPCOT
It's a shame that Saratoga Springs didn't make the cut - it's my favorite of the DVCs.
The Portofino is just amazing. Luxury in the heart of one of the best theme parks in the world!
What's the best theme park hotel?
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