What Are the Best Disney World Hotels for Families of 5 or More?

When traveling to Disney World with a family or group of five or more people, finding a resort that fits your family’s needs and budget can be challenging.

Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation Resort

Should you stay in a Value, Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa? Should you stay in one room, two rooms, or a suite? There are so many options for families of five or larger groups, and today we’re going to check out a few of them!

Value and Moderate Resorts

The Value Resorts at Disney World offer a couple of options for bigger families, including booking two rooms at the All-Star Resorts, Pop Century, or The Little Mermaid section of Art of Animation.

The Art of Animation is also home to Family Suites in the Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Lion King sections of the hotel. These suites feature two bathrooms, a separate bedroom, and can sleep up to six people!

Finding Nemo Suite at Art of Animation

Finding Nemo Suite at Art of Animation

At Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, a Deluxe Family Suite is also perfect for families of five or six guests! These suites also have a separate bedroom and two bathrooms.

If you’re looking for a Moderate Resort option, there are rooms that sleep five at Port Orleans Riverside or Caribbean Beach Resort. And, families of up to six can enjoy the space in a cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness!

Disney’s Deluxe Resorts and Villas

The Deluxe Resorts — including the Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian, Yacht and Beach Club, and Boardwalk Inn — are a great choice for families of five. Rooms at all of these resorts feature two queen beds and a sofa bed!

Disney's Yacht Club Resort is great for families of 5!

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is great for families of 5!

Club Level Deluxe rooms with two queen beds and a sleeper sofa may be available at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Wilderness Lodge, or BoardWalk Inn for families of six.

The Disney Vacation Club Villas also have two options for bigger families – Deluxe Studios or One Bedroom Villas. Both options provide ample space for everyone and some great amenities!

Boulder Ridge at Wilderness Lodge

Boulder Ridge at Wilderness Lodge

And finally, if you’re traveling with a larger group – say between eight and 12 people – the two- and three-bedroom DVC Villas are a great option!

Want more great options?? Head over here to see a comprehensive look at where to stay in Disney World with a family of 5!

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What is your favorite Disney World Resort for a family of five or bigger? Let us know with a comment!


  1. Barbara says

    Fortunately, WDW is set up to accommodate larger families better than in the past. We’re a family of 6, and we had a few trips that required two connecting rooms (Disney says they’ll try, but they won’t guarantee it, although we were lucky). In addition, because of the lack of a kitchen, we had to go out to eat all the time, and our sons disliked the early-morning noise in the food courts. We wound up buying into DVC and have found it perfect. We get a two-bedroom apartment, with a full (small) kitchen, washer/dryer and two full bathrooms. Having the condo has made WDW trips so much easier.

  2. says

    Disney is like a brand of art and elegance. I just love to stay in their hotels. All are so perfect especially when you have kids with you. They have something new to serve everytime you visit. Thumbs up to your blog.

  3. Jenni says

    Have you got any advice for a family of seven? So far we are thinking of getting two value rooms in the same resort as it looks like non of the suites fit us. Ages, adult x 3, 16, 12, 6 and 3 years old.

  4. DFB Sarah says

    Jenni, you’re right that the suites in the Value and Moderate Resort categories can’t accommodate you. (If you had a kiddo under three, you could squeeze in by putting the little one in a pack-n-play, but once they hit three and require a park ticket, they’re also required to be included as a room occupant.) Deluxe Resorts offer suites for families up to 8, but they’re pricey. (You could still compare them to the cost of two Value rooms to see if the cost is worth it for you!) Here’s a DFB video with AJ’s recommendations for resorts for families of 5+, too. Hope this helps! Happy planning!

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