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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Hotels Receive ‘Best Hotels’ Awards

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

If you haven’t heard, eight Walt Disney Parks and Resorts hotels were recently named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report. All of the winning Disney Parks hotels ranked as one of the best in their market.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Disney's Grand Californian Hotel Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

We’re especially thrilled about the awards because they recognize the creativity and heart of our cast members who create Disney magic and deliver the great guest service that the company is known for. Here’s the breakdown of winners:

In California, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel was named one of the Best Hotels in Anaheim and in Hawaii, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa ranked as one of the Best Hotels in Honolulu – Oahu.

Six hotels at Walt Disney World Resort were also named Best Hotels in Orlando, including:

The hotels were ranked by travel experts and guests through online reviews and ratings and a complete list is posted online.

Congratulations to all of our “Best Hotels” winners.


  • Wow hat is awesome for Disney Resorts!!!! I have stayed in 6 of these hotels and each and everyone is the best…. I stayed in the Animal Kingdom Lodge several times, the most recent as a DVC member and is so cool to be able to see the animals. We stayed at the Grand Floridian for our wedding night and that was way beyond anything I could have imagined — especially since we were on the concierge level. Of course I had to search for my husband because my maid of honor and one of my bridesmaids kidnapped him… And then we stayed at the Grand Californian when we went to my maid of honor’s wedding at Disneyland. (But I decided not to return the favor kidnap her husband !!!) We have stayed at both the Beach Club (awesome pool) and Wilderness Lodge for weekend getaways. And we have spent time at the Boardwalk as DVC members. Now if we can only get to Hawaii so we can try out that resort…..

  • I have stayed at 2 of these hotels listed and they made a lot of great memories for our family! Disney, you did it again! Congratulations on your awards.

  • Wow! I’m not surprised at all! I have stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and it was one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever stayed in in all my life… there is no surprise that it would get this award. I have never stayed at any of the other hotels, but I bet there just as nice as the Animal Kingdom Lodge!

  • Only eight? I have stayed at the Grand Californian, the Grand Floridian and the Animal Kingdom Lodge and understand how they are on the list. I have stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and the Port Orleans Riverside and cannot understand why they are not on the list. That means to me there should be well more than eight.

  • Congratulations to Disney and all of these excellent properties! It’s always nice to see external validation of what we already knew :)

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