Moderately-Priced Walt Disney World Hotels and Resorts

Disney World offers a variety of on-property resort hotels. These moderate-priced accommodations come with many of the same perks as the higher priced deluxe resorts offer, including free on-property transportation, extra magic hours and the Disney dining plan. Disney's moderately-priced resorts are available to guests who prefer a few additional amenities during their stay.

Moderate resort rates are $162 to $338 a night (sometimes lower during special rate promotions).

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Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, United States
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Tropically themed and brightly colored resort has the feel of a Caribbean village that gives guests an island vacation experience in moderately priced accommodations. The resort's island "villages" surround a beautiful 42-acre tropical lake that provides additional recreation opportunities.

Rates: $162-$316; Pirate Rooms $230-$331 (check the website for most updated pricing)

Location: Disney's Epcot Area.

Rooms: 2,112 moderate-priced.

Room Amenities: Minibars and coffeemakers.

Resort Amenities: Shopping, full-service restaurant, food court and laundry facilities.

Resort Recreation: Lakeside recreation, boat rentals, swimming pools, playground, game room, bicycling, nature walk and jogging track.

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Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Coronado Springs Resort
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Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is a convention resort catering to business but is still fun for families. The resort was inspired by the American Southwest and regions of Mexico. It encircles a 15-acre lagoon and a five-story Mayan pyramid serves not just as a focal point, but as the splashy centerpiece for the family pool.

Rates: $167-$338 (check the website for most updated pricing)

Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom Area

Rooms: 1,917 guest rooms

Resort Amenities: Full-service restaurant, food court, two lounges, one bar, limited room service, health club and hair-styling salon

Resort Recreation: Three "quiet" pools, one family-fun pool with water slide, kiddie pool, bike rentals, watercraft rentals, arcade, sand volleyball court, and playground.

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Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

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Adjacent to Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort, the moderately-priced, French Quarter-style accommodations are reminiscent of the rustic bayou dwellings and ornate row-house buildings of New Orleans. The two resorts are connected by a winding road and picturesque waterways that are designed to capture the mystery of a trip up the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Natchez.

Rates: $162-$288 (check the website for most updated pricing)

Location: Downtown Disney Area

Rooms: 1,008 arranged in a village of seven three-story buildings

Resort Amenities: Food court, two bars, and pool recreation area.

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Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort

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Disney's Port Orleans Riverside is a stately southern-style resort for those with romance on their minds. Wandering paths, picturesque waterways surround the mansion-style accommodations and rustic retreats. Sounds of Cajun music is matched with the cuisine at the 208-seat family restaurant, Boatwright's Dining Hall, that also serves American fare. The focal point of the resort is Ol' Man Island, a 3.5-acre recreation complex with pools, spa, fishing hole, and playground.

Rates: $162-$294; Royal (Princess) Guest Rooms $207-$331 (check the website for most updated pricing)

Location: Downtown Disney Area

Rooms: 2,048 rooms in three-story Southern-style mansions and two-story rustic bayou dwellings

Resort Amenities: Restaurant and food court, recreation area, entertainment lounge and general store