Top 10 Best Disney Resorts for Adults
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Here are the Top 10 Best Disney Resorts for Adults.
Best Disney Value Resort for Adults (Budget-Friendly)
A Disney Value Resort is your most affordable accommodation option at Walt Disney World.
A Value Resort is a no-frills resort, but an excellent option for those on a budget who want to stay on property at Walt Disney World. Staying at a Value Resort at Disney puts you right in the middle of all of the action; in the Disney bubble!
By staying at a Value Resort, you have access to a convenient food court for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also free transportation provided to all of the parks and Disney Springs, so no worrying about having to drive anywhere.
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1. Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort is my recommendation for the best Disney Value Resort for adults.
This resort relives some of the best in pop culture from the 1950s to 1990s. Here you’ll find giant, over-the-top, fun, and colorful decors such as a giant-size Walkman, a rubrics cube, and a floppy disc.
The rooms are modern and clean and sleep up to 4 adults.
Pop Century Resort has a convenient food court great for grabbing a quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Take a break from the parks and have fun and relax at one of the hotel’s pools.
What’s great about Pop Century Resort is you have access to the Disney Skyliner which takes you to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.
SUMMARY: budget-friendly, clean, modern room, access to Disney Skyliner
Best Disney Moderate Resort for Adults (Mid-Range)
Disney’s Moderate Resorts are Disney’s mid-range price resorts.
Moderate Resorts provide a little something extra than Value Resorts. At a Moderate Resort, you’ll find not only quick-service dining options but also table-service dining options.
The pools at Moderate Resorts are also more elaborate and always include a waterslide.
2. Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is my pick for the best Disney Moderate Resort for adults.
Unlike the other Moderate Resorts at Disney, this one is smaller in size which is a good thing! It’s much easier to get around the property.
Port Orleans French Quarter has a romantic New Orleans French Quarter feel. You’ll feel like you are in The Big Easy with the wrought-iron balconies, cobblestone streets, and vibrant Mardi Gras characters. They even have horse-drawn carriage rides!
The pool area has a fun Mardi Gras theme with a slide, hot tub, and pool bar.
What’s also amazing about Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is they have Mickey-shaped beignets. Head to Scat Cat’s Club and enjoy beignets, a drink, and jazz music.
SUMMARY: small in size so easy to get around; romantic but fun New Orleans feel, horse-drawn carriage rides
Best Disney Deluxe Resorts for Adults (Deluxe)
Disney Deluxe Resorts have the best of everything.
Since they have the best in dining, amenities, location, and more; they make wonderful options for adults.
Here are the best Disney Deluxe Resorts for adults. (There are quite a few because they are all such amazing options.)
3. Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a Disney Deluxe Resort located in the EPCOT Resort Area with a casual, elegant New England beach-style atmosphere.
Not only is it in the EPCOT Resort Area, but it is also the closest resort to EPCOT. This is a huge advantage for adults who plan on spending time in EPCOT.
Staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort puts you within a 5-minute walk to the EPCOT International Gateway which will land you between the France Pavilion and UK Pavilion.
Because its location alone is not awesome enough, Disney’s Beach Club Resort also offers one of the best pools in all of Disney World, Stormalong Bay. Stormalong Bay is a 3-acre “waterpark” that includes a 230-foot-long waterslide, a lazy river, 3 whirlpool spas, and more.
If you’re looking for something a little more peaceful, they have 3 more pools that offer a more quiet, relaxing experience.
This resort is also where you’ll find the very popular Beaches & Cream Soda Shop famous for the Kitchen Sink dessert.
SUMMARY: casual, elegant New England beach style; closest resort to EPCOT(puts you right at the International Gateway entrance to the World Showcase); walking distance to Hollywood Studios: 3-acre “water-park” Stormalong Bay; Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
4. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is Disney’s Beach Club Resort’s “sister” resort. They are located right next to each other and share many of the same amenities including Stormalong Bay and its other pools.
Yacht Club Resort has a more formal atmosphere than its sister resort though, with a New England-style yacht club theme.
Since it is located directly next to Beach Club Resort, you are also within walking distance of EPCOT and a boat ride away from Hollywood Studios.
Yacht Club Resort has some excellent dining options for adults. Ale & Compass Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab their delicious dark chocolate waffle for breakfast and scrumptious seafood for dinner. Grab a drink at Ale & Compass Lounge. For the ultimate fine dining experience at Yacht Club Resort, visit the fine-dining Yachtsman Steakhouse.
SUMMARY: formal sister resort of Disney’s Beach Club Resort; walking distance to EPCOT & Hollywood Studios; great dining options including Ale & Compass Restaurant and the signature fine-dining Yachtsman Steakhouse
5. Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is another wonderful choice for an adult’s trip to Disney World that’s ALSO located in the EPCOT Resort Area.
Are you starting to see a theme here? The EPCOT Resort Area is a wonderful place for adults visiting EPCOT because it puts you directly in the back entrance to EPCOT in the World Showcase. You are also within walking distance or on a boat ride to Hollywood Studios.
BoardWalk Inn is a charming resort themed after turn-of-the-century boardwalks like Coney Island and Atlantic City. The main pool, Luna Park Pool has a fun carnival theme.
There are also some great dining options at BoardWalk Inn, including the fun quick service BoardWalk Deli to grab a coffee and a giant Mickey cinnamon roll. Taste some delicious Italian food at Trattoria al Forno. Or for a fine dining experience at BoardWalk Inn, dine at Flying Fish for amazing seafood and oak-grilled steaks.
There are also quite a few places here to grab a drink and relax such as the AbracadaBar.
SUMMARY: fun, unique, boardwalk, carnival theme; walking distance to EPCOT & Hollywood Studios; great dining options including BoardWalk Deli, Trattoria al Forno, and fine-dining Flying Fish
6. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is Walt Disney’s World flagship resort and their “fanciest” resort. It has a Victorian, elegant style theme.
It’s one of the best Disney Resorts for adults because it has so much to offer.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area. You can even see Cinderella Castle from here. There’s a walking pathway that will take you directly to the Magic Kingdom. You can also take the monorail from here to the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
There are great swimming pools at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa too. Courtyard Pool is a more relaxing leisure pool with an adjacent whirlpool spa while Beach Pool is a zero-entry pool with huge rock features, waterfalls, and a waterslide.
Looking for a relaxing spa treatment on your adult trip? The Grand Floridan Spa is a full-service spa and salon. They also have a 24-hour health club/fitness center.
Grand Floridian Cafe is a great place to dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For the ultimate in adult fine dining at Walt Disney World, you have to go to the signature dining experience at Victoria & Albert’s.
SUMMARY: Disney’s flagship hotel; Victorian elegant theming; monorail to Magic Kingdom & EPCOT; full-service spa and 24-hour health club/fitness center; great dining options including Grand Floridian Cafe and signature fine dining experience Victoria & Albert’s
7. Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of the original Walt Disney World Resorts.
It’s one of the best Disney Resorts for Adults because it has a lot to offer the adult-only crowd.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is THE closest resort to Magic Kingdom. You could easily walk or take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom. Speaking of the monorail, the monorail actually runs right through this resort! You are also just 1 monorail transfer to EPCOT.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort has 2 pools to choose from. One has a waterslide and the other, Bay Pool is a quiet pool for those looking for a little more peace and relaxation. You could also rent a cabana here for the ultimate pool day.
California Grill is located here on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This is an excellent Disney Signature Dining experience with stunning panoramic views of the lagoon and Cinderella Castle. It’s a great place to dine and watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom. They dim the lights and pipe in the music, to make it extra magical.
If you’re looking for an ultra-modern hotel next to Magic Kingdom for your Disney adult trip, this is the perfect choice for you.
SUMMARY: contemporary-modern hotel; closest resort to Magic Kingdom; monorail runs through the hotel; home to California Grill
8. Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Resort is a beautiful South Pacific-themed resort located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area.
This is another one of the original classic Disney hotels. I’m always filled with nostalgia every time I enter the Polynesian Resort’s doors.
This hotel is another great choice for adults looking to be close to the Magic Kingdom. You are a quick monorail ride to the Magic Kingdom and 1 transfer to EPCOT.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort offers excellent dining options including the super popular and hard-to-get dinner reservation ‘Ohana. This restaurant serves you all-you-can-eat Hawaiian-flavored specialties with lots of fun and music. They also pipe in the sound from the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom. ‘Ohana also has a fabulous character breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch.
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There are also quite a few places here to grab a delicious drink including Tambu Lounge-Great Ceremonial House and Trader Sams Grog Grotto.
Here at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, you can indulge in a DOLE whip; so no need to wait in those long lines at the Magic Kingdom for this popular Disney snack.
The Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Resort is also pretty amazing. It’s a huge volcano-themed pool with a waterslide. For a more peaceful swim, you could go to the Oasis Pool.
SUMMARY: South-Pacific themed resort; monorail to Magic Kingdom & EPCOT; great dining options including ‘Ohana and the popular Disney snack the DOLE whip.
9. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a Disney Deluxe Villa Resort. It is inspired and themed after the historic Saratoga Springs, a Victorian-style resort in New York famous for its spas and horse racing.
Saratoga Springs is surrounded by golf courses. It offers fun outdoor activities for adults including clay tennis courts, a basketball court, beautiful jogging trails, and surrey bike rentals.
The Paddock Pool is a zero-entry pool with a 146-foot-long waterslide. They also have a horseshoe-shaped whirlpool spa here. They also have 3 more leisure pools, all with whirlpool spas.
If you’re looking for some relaxation and pampering while at Disney, visit A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. It’s a full-service spa and health club.
The Turf Club Bar and Grill is a great place to dine for delicious steak and drinks.
A huge benefit to Disney’s Saratoga Springs is that is conveniently located next to Disney Springs where you’ll find lots of great shopping and dining options. You can easily walk or take a water taxi to Disney Springs from here.
For where to eat breakfast and brunch at Disney Springs, check out 17 Spots to Eat Breakfast at Disney Springs.
SUMMARY: themed after a Victorian resort in upstate New York that’s famous for its spas and horse racing; walking distance to Disney Springs; tennis courts, full-service spa, and health club; close to the golf course
10. Disney’s Riveria Resort
Last, but definitely not least, we have Disney’s Riveria Resort as one of the best Disney resorts for adults. This resort is elegant and sophisticated. It is inspired by Europe and the Mediterranean with tasteful, sophisticated Disney touches.
Topolino’s Terrace is one of the most sought-after restaurants at Walt Disney World. Even though this is an adult trip, you still have to experience a character dining meal and this is an excellent one to do! Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends serves up a delicious and fun character experience.
At night dine at Topolino’s Terrace for a delicious French and Italian fine dining experience.
There are a couple of great pool options at Disney’s Riveria Resort. Riveria Pool is a beautiful fun pool with a waterslide. Beau Soleil Pool is a quieter pool where you can relax in a stunning, serene setting.
An amazing benefit of Disney’s Riveria Resort is that it is a Disney Skyliner Resort. You can take the Skyliner to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.
SUMMARY: sophisticated European atmosphere; home to Topolino’s Terrace; Disney Skyliner Resort
FAQ- Best Disney Resorts for Adults
Is there an adults-only resort at Disney?
There is no adults-only resort at Disney World. However, there are some resorts that are better for adults than others.
There are many resorts where you can “get away” and enjoy some more peaceful, serene areas.
Some of the deluxe resorts offer spas and fine-dining restaurants.
Where should adults go in Disney?
There’s really nowhere adults shouldn’t go in Disney. Go to Disney, be a kid, and have fun! That’s what Disney is all about.
Visit Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom. Visiting Disney Springs is also a must; there are plenty of great dining and shopping options here that adults will love.
Is Magic Kingdom worth it for adults?
Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World’s original park and what most people think of when they think of Disney.
A trip to Walt Disney World is NOT complete without visiting this nostalgic park, seeing Cinderella Castle, and watching the amazing nighttime fireworks show. There are also many thrill rides adults will love such as Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Thunder Mountain.
Final Thoughts: Best Disney Resorts for Adults
I hope you have enjoyed my guide, Top 10 Best Disney Resorts for Adults.
Whatever your budget is, there is a perfect Disney resort for your adult trip.
Which Disney resorts are you interested in?
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