Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Despite its higher rack rates and a less-than-ideal location (it's only really close to Disney's Animal Kingdom), this is hands-down the best hotel for wildlife lovers. In the Savannah View room, guests feel like they're waking up in a real-life safari lodge, except with a greater chance of having some wonderful specimen wandering past the window. The in-room field guide helps guests identify animals from the 30+ species, including zebras, giraffes, and flamingos. The rooms and 11,000-square-foot pool are evocatively African in design, and the attention to detail—from rope bridges to water-shooting Venus Fly Traps—is impressive. Outdoor movie showings and a themed kids' club are also nice additions.