In just a little over a month, the resorts at Walt Disney World will get into the full swing of high summer rates. Luckily, there's one way you can stay in the thick of the magic without having to fork over too much dough: Book a stay at the Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels. Conveniently located at the resort’s shopping and dining district, these hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to each of the Disney theme parks and water parks, on-site Disney tickets for purchase, the ability to book dining reservations at Disney restaurants, and a booklet filled with discounts on dining, entertainment, and shopping.
What’s more, for stays between May 1 and June 21, the hotels are offering reduced rates with a Spring into the Magic promotion, starting at just $84 per night. But hurry -- two of the seven hotels no longer have availability foor the special rates. Here’s a sample of the best that are still bookable that we've come across.
Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa (from $84): We found there is plenty of availability at the $84.15 price point in a resort view room, for stays over May 8-12 and May 26 to June 7.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort (from $77): While we were hard-pressed to find any rooms for $77, the next best price of $85.02 can be scooped up for check-in dates May 25 to June 4, for stays in a standard double exterior room.
Holiday Inn Orlando – Lake Buena Vista (from $89): Want to make sure you snag a room at the lowest price? Your best bet is to book a king room for May 4-6, 10-13, 17-19, 24-27 and 31. If June works better for your schedule, try June 3, 7, 10, 14, and 16.
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista (from $99): The hotel’s booking engine turned up a lot of fluctuating prices, but to take advantage of the best one, check into a king bed room on May 8-11, 16, 25-28, and 30. For June stays, $99 rooms can be booked for June 1-6 and 19-20.
B Resort and Spa Lake Buena Vista (from $111): We love when we come across lower-than-advertised prices, which is what happened when we used the flexible date search function for this property. Chic queen rooms here start from $95.20 on May 3, 25-28, 31, and June 1-4.