With the day of love quickly approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to daydream about a few of the resorts perfect for you googly-eyed romancers out there.  Believe it or not, there are lovely aspects of all the Disney resorts, even the values, so take a look at my top three resorts where you can…get a room!

All-Star Music

Once you get past the giant maracas and screaming toddlers at the main pool just outside the lobby, All-Star Music actually has a very sweet setting.  I stayed one night in the Broadway Hotel toward the “non-preferred” end of the resort.  This area has the feel of Times Square minus the crowds, noise and smell.


Again, as you get away from the lobby and main pool area, the colors even seem to get more subdued, especially in the evenings.  Yes, all of the values do feature those larger than life, in your face icons, but All-Star Music also features a sweet little fountain and tree-lined sidewalks perfect for a relaxing walk with your love after a day in the parks.

Get Resort Wise: Although the preferred rooms claim to be better situated on the map (they’re closer to the main pool, lobby and bus stops), if you’re looking for a lovey dovey location, save the money and stay further out for less noise and traffic.  Bonus: If you have a car, you’ll probably be closer to it in the “non-preferred” rooms.

Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

I admit I haven’t personally stayed at this resort – yet.  However, I did take a very thorough and detailed resort tour during an Agent Education Program and thought it would be the perfect spot for a couple looking for a beautiful resort to call home.  With the winding sidewalks, dripping Spanish moss and sparkling Sassagoula River, Riverside is a picturesque setting for two lovebirds to enjoy their Disney vacation.

Magnolia Bend room

Though all of the grounds lend themselves to a stolen kiss or two, the rooms in Magnolia Bend are more typically romantic than those in Alligator Bayou.  With the feel of a plantation home and a lot of southern charm, this area would be a great choice for a Valentine’s Day weekend.  If you’re really looking to indulge your darling’s Disney side, the royal guest rooms, complete with twinkling headboard, are perfect for your majestic mate.


Get Resort Wise: Ready to put the romance into overdrive?  If this weren’t all ooey-gooey enough on its own, Riverside also offers horse-drawn carriage rides.  These can be reserved in advance, so plan one after dinner and follow it up with a stroll back to your room along the river.


Polynesian Resort

While all of the deluxe resorts have their charm, the Polynesian is the perfect place to enjoy a honeymoon, long weekend or any other vacation with your sweetie.  Enjoy an afternoon swaying in the breeze in a hammock with Cinderella Castle in the distance, or write your names in the sand as the lagoon laps at the shore.


The evenings are especially romantic at my Disney home away from home.  Torch-lined sidewalks can lead you to the the glittering Seven Seas Lagoon where you have the perfect view of the Electric Water Pageant and the nightly fireworks.  If you’re looking for a completely crowd-free experience, book a theme park view and enjoy the sights from your room.

From our theme park view room on the first floor of Hawaii

Get Resort Wise: It’s very important to note that there is currently construction happening at the Polynesian, mostly on the East end of the resort.  There are other changes coming to the resort over the next two years, as well, but I’m hopeful it will retain its romance.

Those are my three romantic Walt Disney World Resorts – one Value, one Moderate and one Deluxe. What are your tips for a romantic Disney hotel?

  • WDWfanBoston

    Another great article, Jessica. I would have made your second suggestion “Port Orleans- Riverside/ Port Orleans- French Quarter.” When you put these two together, it’s an even better place to take a stroll and enjoy the ambiance. These two are our favorite resorts by far.

    Keep the excellent content up!

    • I contemplated that, but I decided to go with Riverside on this one. We love the fun of French Quarter, too, though! Oh, and the beignets!

  • Big D

    Good choices, but I don’t think any value resort is inherantly romantic. Either of the Port Orleans resorts are good choices in the moderate category. For deluxe, I’d say the Grand Floridian and the Boardwalk in addition to the Polynesian are the most romantic resorts. I’ve never been to Saratoga Springs, but since it is supposed to have the best spa, then maybe it should be in there too.

    However, if you want really romantic, then go to the Celebration Hotel. It’s a very charming boutique hotel with four-poster beds and tons of charm. It is right on the water, and there’s a spot next to the hotel that is a super popular place for marriage proposals. The whole town of Celebration is very charming (although it does have kind of an almost too-perfect Stepford Wives kind of vibe) and an awesome place for a romantic getaway. It is also very close to the south entrance to Disney World, so unless you want to spend the majority of your time at the Magic Kingdom, it is relatively convenient with a car.

    • I wanted to include a choice for every budget, so while the values don’t scream romance, there are a few little corners here and there that fit the bill. 😉 And the Boardwalk was definitely in the running with the gorgeous lights and lake nearby, but the fireworks from the beach tipped the scale for me.

  • jcruise86

    Thanks, Jessica. I love that you selected a value, a moderate, and a luxury resort. Well done!
    One of the biggest lessons many learn as a Micechatter is that Port Orleans is a moderate to consider.

    • Definitely!! I’m looking to add it to our June trip, actually. LOVED the grounds during our tour!