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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821, United States | (407) 938-3000
Courtesy of Disney
Price Range
$$ ($251 to $350/night)
Amenities
Spa, Pool, Free WiFi, Fitness center, Kids program or on-site childcare
Features
Great design
Neighborhood
Lake Buena Vista
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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.

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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.