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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everything was excellent with two exceptions, the room is incredibly small. Designed for four people, our party was three, and we were on top of each other. Fortunately the second portion of our Orlando vacation will be at a condo. Secondly, the cost of food is way out of this world. One orange, 1.50, one yogurt, 3.49. The reasonably priced food restaurant menu has about 10 items and if you like to eat healthy or vegetarian, there isn't a lot of options, so it can get old fast. Having said that, the food was good, except the breakfast potatoes, they are as advertised, potatoes.

Quick getaway trip to Florida including an overnight in a safari room! So serene watching cattle, birds and giraffes from the balcony. The pool and grounds were lovely too!

The Disney is all about the details. From the outside grounds to the hotel interior you are submerged in culture and feel as if you are in Africa. There is alot to do for kids and grown ups. The staff was great and I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

we had a great time being surrounded by animals. Also, the night tour thru the park around the hotel was amazing. Glad we had signed up for it.

The greatest place ever! We had a standard room, but it had a partial Savannah view, the kids loved sitting on the porch, playing I-spy and seeing some animals. The pool is amazing, with a water slide, playground, viewing spots for the animals, work out center, laundry. Amazing dining options and good hours. Zebra domes are addictive desserts only found at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The hotel was a fun place to be, such good, lively energy in the lobby, the best theming of any hotel, and cultural experiences to learn more about Africa and the wildlife from Africa. It is the farthest hotel from the parks other than Animal Kingdom, but busses were efficient and when we had a wait, there was always a staff member who would stop to talk to us. Everyone we encountered was lovely and charming towards the kids. There is still more to discover (we didn't even get to the splash park at Kidani village, or do the arcade). Will just have to go back! Not sure we could stay anywhere else after staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, seriously the greatest vacation experience. Only regret is we should have done less days in the parks so we could enjoy the hotel more!

The rooms in this hotel are very old. Everything is dusty. Beds are uncomfortable. Bunk beds hurt to sleep in. Top bunk creaks so badly, you think you will fall off. No convenient wall outlets. Very, very old tiny TV. Every corner, molding was dusty. Nails missing from wall mirror. Dings in every piece of furniture. The whole room needs more lighting, it is extremely dark. No room to put the luggage rack out to actually put your suitcase on it. I will not be staying here again. If you want to stay at a Disney resort, pick a refurbished one. Pool is not well themed, like other Deluxe Disney Resorts. This hotel does not meet expectations of a deluxe resort experience.

Awesome Savannah view. Of course, the rest of the room is pretty blah. When will Disney improve the bathrooms?!?

Very nice but for $500/night I expect no peeling wallpaper. A USB charger these days is also a must..

The bathroom toilet kept making noise until you pushed the handle back up. That was the only inconvenience. Although the second night our beds weren’t turned down like the first night. The view was lovely & the service was okay.

Great that the animals are there but the rooms, food, and overall hotel are subpar.

There was plenty to do with activities throughout the day. They had small learning centers to collect beads during the day. We used both pools and the kids had a great time. We would definitely consider coming back.

Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Waking up seeing the safari animals just outside off the balcony was wonderful. Highly recommended!

This is a beautiful hotel. The room was comfortable and there was plenty of room. Lighting in the bathroom could be better, but otherwise the room was perfect, We had a wonderful view of the flamingos, pool and the savannah with plenty of animals meandering around. The buses were right on time for park activities. The buses coming back to the hotel were crowded though, but I am sure you cannot always predict when everyone decides to leave. The hotel staff were all wonderful. I would stay here again and again.

The most attractive features of this lodge are that it is within Disney properties and there are excellent views of animals that come right up to your window.

Animal Kingdom Lodge is a beautiful resort with all the Disney touches you would expect. great pool and dining choices.

We had a room with the view of the Savanna. The room was beautiful. The bed was comfortable and the view was awesome! We got to see so many animal from our balcony. My kids absolutely loved it and want to come back.

Awesome atmosphere. Loved the restaurants. Lots of activities for kids

My sister and I took a quick trip to Disney World for 2 days, Aug 9th to the 11th. We decided to treat ourselves because it was just the two of us, so we booked the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The hotel is gorgeous! The staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. At check in we asked if there were any rooms with Savannah views. Even though it was about 10 pm she got right on the phone to try to fulfill our request. Although it wasn't possible, she checked for both nights of our stay, we were very impressed that she tried as soon as we asked and didn't wait until the morning. This is not a complaint, it was a last minute trip and were extremely satisfied with everything. I only mentioned it to show how wonderful your staff is. It's also nice how the staff gets the kids involved. I watched a staff member involve some kids in the lobby with a song, a drum, and a march around the lobby. Everyone was having a lot of fun. Thank you for making our trip that much more enjoyable. Jeanne Marie

The stay at the Animal Kingdom resort was like something out of a fairy tale - waking up and walking to breakfast and there being giraffes and zebras right outside the doors was incredible. Pool was very nice and hotel lobby was so impressive. Breakfast buffet was AWESOME. Only minor negative was that the room felt dated and the beds were very hard, pillows flat and uncomfortable. For the price, the beds and pillows we were expecting more comfort from the room.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Shuttles made it very convenient to go where we needed. Setting was beautiful with the animals walking around.

2901 Osceola Pkwy Lake Buena Vista FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Located in Bay Lake, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is adjacent to Walt Disney World® Resort and within a 10-minute stroll of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. This 1293-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park.


Dining

This resort is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 1293 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, iPod docks, and refrigerators. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are also available.


Property features

Guests of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge enjoy features like 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and a kids' club. Parking is USD $24.00 per night (USD $33.00 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly resort include an arcade/game room, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room Club Level

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room (Savanna View - Bunk Bed)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Pool View (Bunk Bed)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Pool View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Everyone (45) Couples (61) Business (2) Family (125) Friends (8) Other (2)
4

nice hotel with view of the animals

Everyone

Everything was excellent with two exceptions, the room is incredibly small. Designed for four people, our party was three, and we were on top of each other. Fortunately the second portion of our Orlando vacation will be at a condo. Secondly, the cost of food is way out of this world. One orange, 1.50, one yogurt, 3.49. The reasonably priced food restaurant menu has about 10 items and if you like to eat healthy or vegetarian, there isn't a lot of options, so it can get old fast. Having said that, the food was good, except the breakfast potatoes, they are as advertised, potatoes.

By , from CT on May 25, 2018

5
Everyone

Quick getaway trip to Florida including an overnight in a safari room! So serene watching cattle, birds and giraffes from the balcony. The pool and grounds were lovely too!

By on May 23, 2018

5

beautifully designed hotel

Everyone

The Disney is all about the details. From the outside grounds to the hotel interior you are submerged in culture and feel as if you are in Africa. There is alot to do for kids and grown ups. The staff was great and I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

By , from kenosha, wi on May 6, 2018

5
Everyone

we had a great time being surrounded by animals. Also, the night tour thru the park around the hotel was amazing. Glad we had signed up for it.

By , from Michigan on May 1, 2018

5
Families

The greatest place ever! We had a standard room, but it had a partial Savannah view, the kids loved sitting on the porch, playing I-spy and seeing some animals. The pool is amazing, with a water slide, playground, viewing spots for the animals, work out center, laundry. Amazing dining options and good hours. Zebra domes are addictive desserts only found at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The hotel was a fun place to be, such good, lively energy in the lobby, the best theming of any hotel, and cultural experiences to learn more about Africa and the wildlife from Africa. It is the farthest hotel from the parks other than Animal Kingdom, but busses were efficient and when we had a wait, there was always a staff member who would stop to talk to us. Everyone we encountered was lovely and charming towards the kids. There is still more to discover (we didn't even get to the splash park at Kidani village, or do the arcade). Will just have to go back! Not sure we could stay anywhere else after staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, seriously the greatest vacation experience. Only regret is we should have done less days in the parks so we could enjoy the hotel more!

By , from New England on Apr 27, 2018

3

old hotel in need of refurbishment

Everyone

The rooms in this hotel are very old. Everything is dusty. Beds are uncomfortable. Bunk beds hurt to sleep in. Top bunk creaks so badly, you think you will fall off. No convenient wall outlets. Very, very old tiny TV. Every corner, molding was dusty. Nails missing from wall mirror. Dings in every piece of furniture. The whole room needs more lighting, it is extremely dark. No room to put the luggage rack out to actually put your suitcase on it. I will not be staying here again. If you want to stay at a Disney resort, pick a refurbished one. Pool is not well themed, like other Deluxe Disney Resorts. This hotel does not meet expectations of a deluxe resort experience.

By , from Connecticut on Apr 23, 2018

4
Everyone

Awesome Savannah view. Of course, the rest of the room is pretty blah. When will Disney improve the bathrooms?!?

By , from Florida on Apr 17, 2018

4
Everyone

Very nice but for $500/night I expect no peeling wallpaper. A USB charger these days is also a must..

By on Apr 2, 2018

4
Everyone

The bathroom toilet kept making noise until you pushed the handle back up. That was the only inconvenience. Although the second night our beds weren’t turned down like the first night. The view was lovely & the service was okay.

By on Mar 18, 2018

3
Everyone

Great that the animals are there but the rooms, food, and overall hotel are subpar.

By on Mar 9, 2018