Hotels for Families of 5 – 10 People at Disney WorldIf you are a family of 5 and your youngest is 2 and under you can still book in any “regular” room. You will just need to call and speak with a travel agent who will just make a note in the system and provide you with a complimentary port-a-crib. SWEET!
If, like us, however you are a family if 5 with kids ages 3 and up you will need to find some other choices. Here are some options for you from least expensive $50/night to most expensive $830/night.
More Expensive Options
Lion King Family Suite at Disney’s Art of AnimationFamily Suites are perfect for large families who don’t want to get 2 adjoining rooms.
The Master Bedroom could leave the door open to to supervise children well and see the door in and out of the suite. The room was very large with it’s own dresser, end tables, in room safe, and large adjoining bathroom.
The bathroom was also quite large with a convenient pocket door so it didn’t take up floor space to swing open and shut (very clever!) When we stayed here we let Grandma & Grandpa take the bedroom for some additional privacy. Grandma was thrilled with the walk in shower! All the restrooms are stocked with shampoo, conditioner, soup, and other toiletries as needed. You will also love the large shower heads – which you’ll need after a long day at the park!
The Dinning Area
The Dinning Area is the first thing you see when you enter your room. It is convenient for sitting down for a quick bite to eat, kids to color at, or for a family game night.
We thought the Art of Animation Pizza you could get that the hotel for 2 dining credits (includes 2 beverages & 2 desserts) was a great deal and fed our family of 5.
The other meal we loved getting was Cinnamon Rolls at Gaston’s Tavern in the Magic Kingdom and bringing them back to the hotel for the next day’s breakfast (check them out they are HUGE!) Plus you can warm them up in your in room microwave, stocked plates/cups/silverware and serve with coffee (in room and ready to go!)
At night this bed folded down with a quick pull to make a really comfortable bed. This is where my husband and I slept. There are 2 night tables and the mattress is incredibly comfortable.
The Living Room
The living room is the largest space in the room. The couch covers seating for 3 plus the really funky, yet comfortable chair adds seating for one more. Plus you can bring over chairs from the dinning room too. Adjacent is the mini kitchen complete with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, sink, and stocked with cups/plates/napkins/silverware (and they are really good about replenishing the supplies!)
I do want to point out that although the couch pulls out to make additional bedding (which you will need for guests 5 and 6) it is not a comfortable bed! Originally my husband and I were going to sleep here, but after pulling the bed out we moved the kids (horrible I know!) The mattress is only a couple inches thick and there is a large crease where it folds that is really uncomfortable!
The kids loved the Disney Junior and classic Mickey cartoon channels in our room. This was a great way to wake up, rest midday, or wind down from an exciting day! There were 2 TV’s – one in the living room and one in the master bedroom.
I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture, but the main bathroom was wonderful. It is also a pocket door (making less doors to work around). First you go into the sink area which has a blow dryer, sink, shelf, and large counter. Then a separate door leads into the toilet & bathtub. This is a great set-up for families where the bathroom is in high demand. The shower curtain was stunning – the sunrise over the African plains!
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