When we pulled up Orlando on Kayak we got 309 hotels from $40 to $470, which shows you there's no shortage of places to stay. These include budget motels, Disney's moderate All-Star Resorts, big chain hotels--including a 1,406-room Gaylord Palms convention property, and Disney's top-end resorts (where you'd better have a magic lamp to conjure up enough money to stay there). Then there are hundreds on non-hotel options in the form of vacation condo rentals, which can be a better bet for big families.
We'd love to be able to give you the magic formula for finding the right deal, but the pricing in Orlando is so fluid and unpredictable that today's good advice is tomorrow's bad move.
When we pulled up dates for the end of July, we found some great scores though, including the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes for $245 a night and a Family room with bunk beds for the kids at Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort for $109. You generally won't find all the Disney hotels on a hotel site though and have to go to Disney Resorts sites. For some great insider information on all this, go to MouseSavers.com.
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