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I've Stayed at Every Disney World Hotel and There Are 3 Rooms I'd Never Book Again

Based on the rates, these accommodations are seriously lacking in amenities—and other areas.

There are over 20 Disney World hotels—which can make planning your stay a bit overwhelming. Choosing the right accommodations will likely come down to a number of factors, like your budget, who you're traveling with, and your general vacation priorities. Still, with so many options, it can be hard to choose—and there are only so many guest reviews you can read through for insight.

Fortunately, Disney blogger Quincy Stanford, of the popular TikTok and YouTube channel @AllEarsNet, recently shared some hotel rooms that definitely aren't worth booking based on her personal experience. So, as you start narrowing your search for where to stay at Disney World, you can probably cross these hotels off your list.

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Riviera Resort Tower Suites

View of Disney World's Riviera Resort Tower Suites and pool
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There's no denying that the Riviera Resort is stunning—think subtle European touches and sweeping EPCOT views from your villa balcony. It's located right along the popular Skyliner route and even boasts one of the most popular restaurants in all of Disney World, Topolino's Terrace.

While Stanford acknowledges that it's beautiful, she notes that the suites are incredibly small.

"They're only big enough for two people and they tend to be pricey—we're talking starting at $476 per night," she explains.

She does, however, enjoy getting an almond cold brew coffee from the on-site Voyageurs' Lounge.

Caribbean Beach Resort

Hotel room with two beds at Disney World's Caribbean Beach Resort
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This Disney resort serves as the hub of the Skyliner, which can take you to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. It also offers bus access to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, and the island theme can appeal to just about anyone. However, Stanford won't be staying here again.

"These rooms have been refurbished now, but even with the Skyliner and moderate prices, this resort is so spread out that it's a no from me," she says.

Caribbean Beach Resort is so massive that it can take up to 12 minutes to walk to the center of the resort from some of the rooms. And that inconvenience alone may put a dent in your vacation—particularly when you'd rather be spending your time enjoying the rides and other attractions.

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All-Star Regular Rooms

Lobby at Disney World's All Star Resort
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Disney World has three All-Star Resorts, each with its own theme: All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, and All-Star Sports.

"I love All-Star for the prices," she explains. "You pay less and still get the perks."

Even though these are generally the least expensive Disney resorts, and you can expect to see some of your favorite Disney characters on the grounds, Stanford says she wouldn't revisit them. Why? There are two reasons: They have fewer amenities, and they can get pretty noisy.

"This doesn't include the family suites at All-Star Music that sleep six on the cheap," she adds. "Those can stay."

But these rooms are worth considering.

View of the lobby at Disney World's Grand Floridian Hotel
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In addition to listing all the rooms she wouldn't book again, Stanford shared some of her favorites in a separate YouTube video. She based her rankings on value, rooms, amenities, dining, location, and transportation options.

In order from more affordable to more expensive options, her top picks included:

  • Pop Century Resort
  • Art of Animation Resort
  • Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Coronado Springs Resort
  • Wilderness Lodge
Rebecca Strong
Rebecca Strong is a Boston-based freelance health/wellness, lifestyle, and travel writer. Read more
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