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Old 12-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Closest hotel to walk to Downtown Disney

Hi - I can't seem to find clarity about which hotel is closest to walk to the Downtown Disney restaurants, etc. We have three small children and want to be able to walk to restaurants at night. I know they are all in the same area, but assume some are closer. Ideally we want the closest hotel that also has a balcony or outdoor area from our room. Thanks!!
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I think that would Saratoga Springs.

We just stayed at POFQ and it has a 15 min boat ride to dtd which is lovely.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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You can walk to DTD from the Springs Section in SSR in about five minutes or so. You can also take the water taxi from the dock right outside the Turf Club patio.
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SSR is the closet Disney hotel.

these are the non-Disney
http://www.downtowndisneyhotels.com/disney-info/map

one is definitely Hilton - but even closer are 2 hotels - the map on the site is wrong. - best western LBV is much further back and Hilton is in the front not the back.

so would not trust the rest of it.

think one is the Wyndham - but not sure what the other one is
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I should've mentioned I meant the non-Disney hotels (Hilton, etc.) that are there. I know they are all on a strip or something but which is the closest to walk to dinner at night from the hotel w/three small kids. Thx!
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Pat J/"spiceycat" - which are the two hotels even closer than the Hilton? I can't gather any info from that DD Hotels site either.
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Disney resorts - Saratoga Springs but only if you are in the Congress Park section.

Hilton, Wyndham and Buena Vista Palace across the street. A little further out is the Hotel Royal Plaza.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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The closest Disney resort to DTD would be Saratoga Springs. Old Key West would be the next closest. Both are very, very large, spread-out resorts, so the walk from your room to DTD could be rather long.

No other Disney resorts are within walking distance, POR and POFQ do provide boat service to DTD (as do SSR and OKW).

If you're willing to try a non-Disney-owned hotel, the DTD hotels are across the street from the Marketplace, most are a reasonable walking distance to DTD.
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