Since the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Fall of 2019, the attraction was been a hot spot for Star Wars enthusiasts and Disney fanatics alike. Many sci-fi and fantasy lovers have yet to experience the new land, and those who have are already itching to revisit. Whether you’re a Galaxy’s Edge newbie or a returning visitor, planning your arrival at the popular destination starts with booking the right hotel, not necessarily Far, Far Away but right next door!
We all know Galactic Star cruiser, the Star Wars-themed hotel set to open in 2021, is going to be the experience of a lifetime but if you’re looking for a visit without burning your budget in hyperspace, you might be surprised to find that there are other options for you when it comes to booking an family resorts in Orlando right around the corner from your favorite fantasy universe. Here are the 10 most affordable hotels close to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
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1| Westgate Vacation Villas Resort |
Only minutes away from the gates of Walt Disney World, Westgate Vacation Villas Kissimmee Resort is the perfect place for families and groups of friends to stay while exploring all that Orlando has to offer. After a visit to another galaxy, travelers can step back into this universe with all of the Villas’ offerings. Enjoy poolside bar service at Jolley Roger’s Galley, Crow’s Nest or Sea Dog’s Bar while children are invited to “walk in the plank” at the new Shipwreck Island Water Park, featuring its own pirate ship. After a fun, fantasy-filled day, families can relax by floating down the Lazy River, exploring one of the 14 heated outdoor pools and hot tubs, competing in a round of mini-golf among the dinosaurs with the 18-hole Jurassic-themed course or discovering the resort with a boat or bicycle rental. Before retreating to the fully-furnished, spacious villas, guests can enjoy the myriad of indoor activities such as the Mission Control Game Room or the Disney™ movie theater. Westgate Vacation Villas Resort even has a free shuttle available to Walt Disney World® Resort.
WHERE: 7700 Westgate Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747 | WHO: (407) 239-0510
2| Westgate Town Center Resort |
Star Wars fans are invited to stay on the doorstep of Walt Disney World® Resort, just one short mile from Disney’s main gate, and enjoy spacious accommodations with resort amenities. Primely located in the heart of this vacation paradise, the resort offers a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony or patio, in-room washer and dryer, jetted tub and more. Guests will also love the beautiful views overlooking Lake Wilson, where they can find a lakeside dock and marina complete with paddle boats and more. While Galaxy’s Edge beckons, visitors will be just as eager to spend a day at this high-energy Kissimmee hotel!
WHERE: 7700 Westgate Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747 | WHO: (407) 396-2500
3| Westgate Towers Resort|
Conveniently located in the shadow of nearby Walt Disney World Resort, Westgate Towers is the ticket to fun and adventure, offering spacious and luxurious accommodations just a mile from the main gate. The proximity to Disney World allows the flexibility to come and go from the parks as guests please. Those staying at the resort are welcomed to take advantage of convenient, complimentary scheduled transportation to and from the parks and area shopping. Westgate Towers offers plenty for a day on-property after a tiring galactic adventure, including access to three heated outdoor pools, three hot tubs, a children’s wading pool, a fitness center, and a game room. Additionally, the resort allows access to facilities at Westgate’s two adjacent resort properties – Vacation Villas and Westgate Town Center – such as the Shipwreck Island Water Park.
WHERE: 7600 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747 | WHO: (407) 396-2500
4| Magic Village Resort Maingate West Kissimmee |
A gated community with three and four bedroom villas, Magic Village is located right next to Disney parks. The resort combines unmatched service with bold indoor and outdoor spaces, and also features a steakhouse with delectable dishes and cocktails to dine on before or after a busy outing exploring new lands at the parks. The condos contain a modern design, while still providing a relaxed and cozy vibe to offer the perfect balance for families, couples and groups.
WHERE: 3151 Pantanal Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34747 | WHO: (407) 502-0566
5| Floridays Resort Orlando |
At Floridays Resort groups can enjoy spacious two or three-bedroom, fully equipped suites nestled on 20-acres of tropical-landscaped grounds. Kids won’t be able to get enough of the children’s splash area and the sandy beach while adults can unwind at the poolside bar after a long day at Galaxy’s Edge. Just 3 miles from the magic, Floridays Resort Orlando is classified as a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel.
WHERE: 12562 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32831 | WHO: (407) 238-7700
6| Villas of Grand Cypress |
Another popular option for families, Villas of Grand Cypress is an oasis tucked away in the center of all the Orlando fun, offering oversized accommodations with private terraces or patios, living and dining areas, as well as fully equipped kitchens. Only a few minutes from Walt Disney World®, parties can head to the park and expect a homey welcome when they return after an adventurous day.
WHERE: 1 N Jacaranda St., Orlando, FL 32836 | WHO: (407) 239-4700
7| Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista |
An official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel, Clarion Inn is located less than 2 miles from the Walt Disney World® theme parks and offers free shuttle service to the attractions. Guests can cool off in two seasonally heated swimming pools, and children can find fun in the kids’ splash zone, an outdoor playground, and a 24-hour video arcade game room. The hotel’s business center serves as a remote workstation so that hard workers can telecommute during their vacation. Onsite dining includes Boardwalk Buffet, a restaurant offering breakfast and dinner buffets with a kids-eat-free program, as well as Comfort Zone Bar & Grille, where diners can watch a game on the big screen.
WHERE: 8442 Palm Pkwy, Golden Oak, FL 32836 | WHO: (407) 996-7300
8 | TownePlace Suites by Marriott Flamingo Crossing |
Located less than a mile from the western entrance to Walt Disney World®, TownePlace suites is great for an extended stay. Following a day of exploring Galaxy’s Edge, guests can make use of the resort’s picnic pavilion or retreat to their rooms to unwind in the apartment-style suites. Refuel with a delicious meal using the room’s fully equipped kitchen or enjoy classic American cuisine at the hotel’s eatery.
WHERE: 13295 Flamingo Crossings Blvd, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | WHO: (407) 507-1300
9 | Springhill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings |
Tourists will find themselves in the heart of Orlando, with Magic Kingdom® less than 10 miles away. When it’s time to rest and recharge for another exciting day, guests are invited to spread out in spacious suites – with select rooms offering breathtaking views of nightly fireworks. The resort-style pool calls for catching some Florida sunshine and the 24-hour fitness center provides travelers with the option to keep up with their daily routines.
WHERE: 13279 Flamingo Crossings Blvd, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | WHO: (407) 507-1200
10 | Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista |
Located only one mile from Walt Disney World® and fifteen miles from the Orlando International Airport, Staybridge Suites is perfectly situated to provide easy access to Galaxy’s Edge and other Orlando attractions. Visitors can choose from one or two bedroom suites with private bedrooms, living rooms and full kitchens. The hotel also offers an array of amenities, including a full breakfast buffet and a heated outdoor pool.
WHERE: 8751 Suiteside Dr, Orlando, FL 32836 | WHO: (407) 238-0777
An Affordable and Enjoyable Hotel Will Add to Your Galaxy’s Edge Getaway
Disney World® resorts are great fun for the whole family, but these cozy kingdoms are not the only options when it comes down to picking the perfect hotel, especially on a budget. Located minutes away from the theme park’s gates are some ideal, inexpensive hidden gems, offering a mix of amenities for families, friend, and couples. Your exciting escapade to Orlando’s newest attraction does not have to end when you leave Disney’s grounds. Affordable resorts minutes away from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge offer everything from their own water parks and family-sized villas to mouth-watering breakfast buffets and on-property steakhouses. Let the Force of these resorts draw you in to book your next Disney® vacation!