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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Clean room, standard "hotel"size. We had a great savannah view. Beautiful lobby.

For those of us who do not enjoy the African themed food choices, there should choices on the menus, other than the snack bar by the pool. A nice steak, chicken or pork without all the African spices would have been welcome.

I wish we had more time to spend at the hotel and enjoy the amenities; however this was a short trip with lots of time spent at the parks. The transportation which I thought may be difficult was really efficient with the bus system.

We wanted to do a couple days at a higher end Disney property and be pampered a bit. Otherwise, this is a pretty average experience. Kind of like a Hilton Garden. Some great staff some so/so staff. Lots of kids. It is a really big property. Kidani Village is even more remote, so stay at the main building if possible. The pool and the pool bar were great. The restaurants weren't good at keeping their reservations on time. No tablecloths even at the high end restaurant on the premises. They have an Indian restaurant on premises, kudos to Disney. Bring a credit card if you need to do laundry. Disney seems to be using third party vendors for various services. To us it felt like Disney is doing more with less and their employees don't have the time to take with the customer like they used to. The "app" gives it more of a self-serve feel. Maybe we just don't feel the "Magic" anymore. Overall still a good experience, just felt like we were comparing it to the "good old days" and it didn't quite match up.

Very clean hotel although overpriced even at a discounted rate. This hotel is about a 25 minute ride to MC or Epcot and the self parking is not great as it was always crowded and we had trouble finding a space. Outdoor fire pit was nice, indoor fire pit also nice. The hotel is very large and laid out kind of strange. There is also confusion on the village you are staying in so ask them before checking in so you know which building for checkin. We were in Jamba House which had lots of corridors and hallways and we had a partial Savannah View which was fun although if I had paid the full price for the Savannah View, you really don't see any different animals with those rooms. Staff was great and the room was very clean but the toilet/tub area is kind of cramped. We were in the back of the hotel and after 10:00 pm, everyone above us seemed to quiet down and the nights were very quiet. Restaurants are typical overpriced Disney food and the inhouse fridge was a nice touch, just keep in mind it is the small half size mini and no microwave.

The resort upgraded our "general view room" to a room with a view of the animals! Was a great view to wake up to giraffe's outside your balcony.

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 within a short stroll of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is within a 15-minute drive of Disney's Hollywood Studios®. 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 Blizzard Beach Water Park and Walt Disney World® Resort.


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. For your convenience, breakfast is 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.

Guest reviews for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Everyone (40) Couples (61) Business (2) Family (124) Friends (8) Other (2)
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

5

plenty of kids activities

Everyone

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.

By , from maine on Feb 23, 2018

5
Everyone

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

By , from Georgia on Dec 27, 2017

5

labor day weekend get away

Everyone

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.

By , from Princeton, WV on Sep 5, 2017

4

animal views from your room

Everyone

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.

By , from RICHARDSON, TX on Sep 4, 2017

4

beautiful resort

Everyone

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

By , from Morristown,nj on Sep 4, 2017

5

beautiful hotel close to animals kingdom

Everyone

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.

By , from NH on Sep 2, 2017