Determining where to stay is one of the biggest decisions when planning a trip to Walt Disney World. Throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Property, there are a variety of Resorts to choose from ranging in price and amenities. Guests can choose from value, moderate, and deluxe resorts.
If you are a family of five, you might be struggling to find an affordable place to stay at Walt Disney World. Although there is always the option of booking a one or two-bedroom suite at one of the deluxe Resort, if you are looking for more affordable options these might not fit into the budget.
We are going to take some time to look at some affordable Resort options for families of five who are wanting to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort during their vacation. Keep in mind, that different Resorts will provide different sleeping arrangements so look for one that will fit your family dynamics.
Caribbean Beach Resort- Moderate Resort
For those looking for a tropical getaway, consider staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. This Moderate Resort is the hub of the Disney Skyliner giving Guests quick access to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Families of five are able to say in all standard rooms (not the pirate-themed or king rooms). These standard rooms have 2 queen beds as well as a twin Murphy bed. The Murphy beds are fantastic for younger kids; however, even some older kids might be able to fit in.
Pricing for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is listed at a starting price of $187/night; however, you are typically going to see more around $250/night.
Caribbean Beach Resort has a great pirate-themed pool, excellent dining with a food court, a Banana Cabana pool bar, and Sebastian’s Bistro. It is also within walking distance to Disney’s Riviera where there are even more amazing food options.
If you are a family of five looking for a tropical escape with good dining and a nice pool, Disney’s Caribbean Beac is a wonderful option.
Port Orleans Riverside- Moderate Resort
Another Moderate Resort at Walt Disney World that offerings accommodations for a group of five are Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside. Located along the Sassogula River, this Resort is a quiet escape from what can be a crazy Walt Disney World.
Like Disney’s Caribbean Beach, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside has room for five in the Alligator Bayou rooms (not the Mansion buildings). They also have two queen beds as well as a twin Murphy bed. Starting cost at Port Orleans Riverside is listed starting at $215/night which is consistent with what we see. Typically Guests can find rooms at a lower price here than at Caribbean Beach.
Guests can take a nice, relaxing boat ride to Disney Springs or walk over to Disney’s French Quarter to use the pool, or enjoy the Mickey beignets. Port Orleans Riverside is another option for those traveling with a group of five.
All-Star Music- Value Resort
For those Guests looking to save money when it comes to their Resort, All-Star Music provides a good option. The family suites at this Value Resort provide Guests with a queen bed, 1 twin sleeper chair, 1 double sleeper sofa, as well as a twin sleeper ottoman. There is also a second bathroom which can be a game changer for getting ready in the morning.
Themed to the different music genres, Guests will find a fun, upbeat atmosphere at All-Star Music. The guitar-shaped feature pool doesn’t have a slide like the previous two Resorts, but it does have a fun fountain in the middle featuring the Three Caballeros.
The family suites at All Star Music can be a good option for larger families needed some extra space. The cost is listed as starting around $250/night.
Art of Animation- Value Resort
Art of Animation is a Value Resort that has a lot of suites to accommodate larger parties. Guests can choose from a Nemo, Lion King, or Cars-Themed family room. These rooms have a queen bed, a double murphy table bed as well as a sleeper sofa. As with the suites at All-Star Music, there are also two bathrooms in these suites.
The cost for these suites is a lot higher with starting prices at $315/night. For families wanting to save some money, the Art of Animation might not be the best option. Being on the Skyliner, having three amazing pools, as well as a fantastic food court, make Art of Animation a great Resort option if it fits into the budget.
Fort Wilderness- Moderate
Over at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Guests with larger families can enjoy a rustic stay in the cabins. These cabins offer a double bed, bunk beds, and a pull-down bed. If your family is looking for a unique experience, the cabins are the way to go.
Starting price is $350/night making it the most expensive option so far. Keep in mind that these cabins are spread out making transportation and access to buses more of a challenge.
Beach Club and Yacht Club- Deluxe Resort
For families looking to get a little more out of their Disney Resort, they might want to look into either Beach Club or Yacht Club. These standard rooms have two queen beds as well as a twin daybed.
If you have older kids, the twin daybeds are a lot more accommodating than the murphy beds found at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside. Being within walking distance of both Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well as EPCOT makes these resorts a fantastic option. The cost for these rooms starts at around $405/per night. With the addition of Stormalong Bay, it might be worth the upgrade to stay here.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
If Guests are wanting to stay near Magic Kingdom, they can choose any of the monorail Resorts even with a family of five. The standard rooms at each of these Resorts offer two queen beds as well as a twin daybed.
Cost ranges from $400-$600 per night at each of these Resorts. With fantastic dining options and easy access to the monorail and Magic Kingdom, these Resorts are a wonderful choice for families wanting an amazing experience.
If you are traveling to Walt Disney World with a family of five, there are some great Disney Resorts to choose from for your stay. No matter what your budget is, there will be a good option.