10 Best Disney Resorts for Adults Without Kids

When you think about a vacation at Disney resorts, images of family-friendly adventures likely come to mind. But there’s a side to Walt Disney World that’s tailored just for adults! Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or seeking a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks, Disney resorts offer an array of adult-centric accommodation options with sophisticated themes, world-class dining, and exclusive amenities.

Each Disney resort has its own unique atmosphere and perks. If you’re looking to make the most of your adult Disney trip, it’s key to select a resort that matches your interests, whether that’s indulging in gourmet meals, unwinding at luxurious spas, or simply enjoying a quiet pool area. And don’t worry about missing out on fun — you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy all the Disney Parks, with the added benefit of knowing you’ll return to a peaceful environment at the end of the day!

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

But, what Disney Resorts are BEST for an adults-only trip? We’ve got 10 (!!) adult-tested and approved hotels for you to choose from — let’s get to it!

Benefits of Staying at Disney World Hotels For Adults

You’re never too old for a bit of Disney magic, right? When you’re eyeing a stay at Disney World, picking the right hotel can seriously upgrade your adult getaway. Let’s talk perks!

  • Proximity to the Parks: First things first, the convenience is unbeatable. Stay at a Disney hotel and you’re not just close…you’re minutes away from the parks. So, you can wake up, roll out of bed, and stroll right into EPCOT for a brunch around the world. Or, sneak out for a late-night ride on the Haunted Mansion. You’re never too far away!
  • Free Transportation: Say goodbye to car rental headaches. Disney resorts offer free theme park transportation that’s a total game-changer. You’ve got buses, boats, the skyliner, and the monorail to whisk you around the property.
  • Extra Time In The Park: Another great benefit of staying at a Disney World hotel is all the extra time in the parks you can get. With Early Theme Park Entry you can enter any of the four parks 30 minutes before they open every day. And, select resorts even qualify you for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, which gives you an extra 2 HOURS in select parks on select nights of the week. This means you’ll have more time to explore the parks and ride your favorite attractions with shorter wait times.
  • Theming: Disney World hotels are known for their theming, which can add an extra layer of magic to your vacation. Each hotel has its own unique theme, from a Victorian-style hotel to a tropical paradise. You can choose a hotel that fits your personality and preferences, making your vacation even more enjoyable.
  • Disney Atmosphere: Disney hotels pack in all that classic Disney atmosphere so you’re never not in Disney mode. You’ll find detailed theming and top-tier service that’s not just for kids.
  • Dining Options: Disney World hotels also offer a variety of dining options, from quick-service restaurants to fine dining experiences. You can enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants on property or grab a quick bite to eat before heading to the parks. Plus, some hotels offer character dining experiences, where you can meet your favorite Disney characters while enjoying a meal.

Dipping into a Disney resort as an adult is the blend of fun and sophistication you didn’t know you needed. You get to enjoy the magic of Disney with the perks tailored to create an unforgettable grown-up vacation.

Walt Disney World Hotels for Adults: Which is Best?

When you’re planning an adults-only trip to Walt Disney World, choosing the right hotel can enhance your experience. You’ll want comfort, convenience, and a touch of sophistication. Here are our top 10 recommendations!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Imagine waking up to a safari view at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It’s a unique experience with an adult’s appeal for its upscale dining and proximity to wildlife.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge — Jambo House

This resort offers stunning views of wildlife on the savanna and has a variety of dining options, including the popular Jiko – The Cooking Place.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort is a newer option that offers a European-inspired atmosphere. This resort has a rooftop restaurant, Topolino’s Terrace, which provides beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

The resort also has a variety of pools and easy access to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios via the Skyliner.

Disney Polynesian Village Resort

Experience the island life at Disney Polynesian Village Resort. You’ll love the tropical vibes at this Deluxe Resort and the view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks right from the beach.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The resort also offers a variety of dining options, including the popular ‘Ohana restaurant and a fun hidden tiki bar called Trader Sam’s that is a must-do for adults.

Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for a luxurious experience, the Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a great option.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This resort offers elegant Victorian-style decor and has a variety of dining options, including the popular Victoria & Albert’s restaurant. The resort also has a full-service spa.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a great option for those who want to be close to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s Yacht Club

This resort has a nautical theme and offers a variety of dining options, including the popular Yachtsman Steakhouse. The resort also has a pool with a sand bottom and a lazy river.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Another option for those who want to be close to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. This resort has a 1920s Atlantic City theme and offers a variety of dining options, including the popular Flying Fish restaurant.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

The resort also has a boardwalk area with entertainment and a variety of shops. The area is known for having some of the best nightlife for adults including a dueling piano bar, JellyRolls.

Gran Destino Tower in Coronado Springs

Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs Resort presents a more up-scale atmosphere at a moderate price point with a modern design and a rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views.

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

In the tower, you’ll be treated to some of the best amenities of any Disney hotel while still having access to the many other dining options at the resort.

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

For a charming and quaint atmosphere, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is a great option. This resort has a New Orleans theme and offers a variety of dining options, including the popular Mickey-shaped Beignets at Scat Cat’s Club Cafe. There’s also live jazz music on select nights in the lounge.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter ©Disney

This is also a great place to stay if you plan to frequent Disney Springs, as it’s one of only a few Disney resorts with boat transportation to the shopping and dining district.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a great option for those who want a budget-friendly option. This resort has a fun and colorful atmosphere and offers food-court-style dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Everything Pop Shopping and Dining.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

The resort is also located on the Disney Skyliner route making it easy to get to and from EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Just keep in mind that this a popular hotel for families to stay at as well.

Disney Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Lastly, Disney Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa serves up a quieter, more relaxing stay. It’s themed after a historic New York retreat, and you can unwind with its variety of recreational amenities.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Saratoga Springs is also located within walking distance of Disney Springs, making it easy to soak up all the nightlife at the popular shopping and dining district.

Our Thoughts

In our experience, you really can’t go wrong when choosing a Disney World Resort hotel for your adult-only trip. However, some of the best trips we’ve had sans children are the ones where we splurged on any of the Deluxe Resorts listed above.

But, why was the extra money worth it? Because there is SO MUCH to do at the Deluxe Resorts! Each one has multiple dining options including a quick service restaurant, multiple fine dining table service restaurants, and a lounge. We’ve always loved ending our day with a visit to the highly-themed lounges and being able to eat at so many places made each day unique and memorable.

The Enchanted Rose Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

It’s also worth noting that the Deluxe Resorts tend to have better transportation options that make it easy to get to the parks and explore other Disney hotels. For example, when we’ve stayed on the monorail line (including Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort), we’ve always planned one afternoon of resort hopping to enjoy all the lounges at the other hotels.

However, if you’re not someone who plans on spending much time in your hotel during your adults-only trip, we suggest opting for a Moderate or Value Resort option. In our experience, the increased cost is really only worth it if you’re committed to spending more time at the hotel and less time at the parks.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

So, are you ready to get planning your next trip? Tell us what your favorite Disney Resort is for adults and stay tuned to The VacationEAR for more of the latest Disney tips and updates!

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