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Best Amusement Park Hotel (2021)

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  • Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa

    Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa
    Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

    Inspired by the pillars of togetherness, storytelling and family, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa offers park goers a welcoming place to kick back and relax in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee just minutes from the theme park. Amenities include an interactive splash pad, zero-entry pool, door-to-door transportation to the park and Dolly touches throughout.
    Photo courtesy of Dollywood

  • Hotel Breakers

    Hotel Breakers
    Sandusky, Ohio

    Located within steps of both Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores, Hotel Breakers was expanded in 2018 to 669 rooms and suites. Guests enjoy waterfront views and a full-service beachfront bar, two outdoor pools, an outdoor water playground, fire pits, beach games and an arcade.
    Photo courtesy of Cedar Point

  • Swan and Dolphin Resort

    Swan and Dolphin Resort
    Disneyworld

    Opened in 1990, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts are adjoining hotels located near Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Both resorts offer luxurious guest rooms and suites, numerous restaurants and lounges, pools, and fitness centers. The hotels also include indoor and outdoor event and conference areas, including ballrooms, meeting rooms, and exhibit space.
    Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.

  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort
    Orlando

    Louisiana beckons in the dual properties of Disney's Port Orleans Resort. At the French Quarter, gas lamps, cobbled streets and wrought-iron balconies make guests feel like they've stepped onto Bourbon Street, complete with jazz music in the background. At the Riverside, Cajun and Creole specialties sit front and center.
    Photo courtesy of Kent Phillips, photographer

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Orlando

    It’s Orlando but it may feel like Africa because over 200 hoofed animals (zebras, gazelles, giraffes) and birds live across four savannas at the resort. And as if that isn’t enough to wow the kids, the 11,000 square foot pool area complete with a water slide, children’s water playground and a wading pool certainly will put Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge at the top of their bucket list.
    Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World

  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge

    Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    Orlando

    Inspired by America's Great Northwest, Disney's Wilderness Lodge features nature trails through pine forests, towering totem poles, roaring fireplaces and rocking chairs overlooking a gently flowing creek. Guests can choose between two pools – one with a 67-foot waterslide, as well as bike and boat rentals, an arcade, campfire activities and movies under the stars.
    Photo courtesy of Disney

  • Dollywood Cabins

    Dollywood Cabins
    Dollywood

    Dollywood Cabins offer guests log cabin lodging in the Smoky Mountains areas of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Accommodations can sleep up to 22 people and may include kitchens, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, wrap-around decks with mountain views, and Internet access. The cabins are located near many area attractions, plus local shopping and restaurants.
    Photo courtesy of Dollywood

  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
    Orlando

    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort celebrates the spirit of the South Pacific with lush, palm-shaded grounds and its own luau-style dinner show. The Lava Pool features a towering volcano and 142-foot waterslide, plus a zero-depth entry point perfect for little ones. The leisurely oasis pool offers a quieter setting for guests of all ages.
    Photo courtesy of David Roark, photographer

  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Orlando

    Fashioned after a Victorian-era waterside resort, Disney's Grand Floridian sits just one Monorail stop away from Magic Kingdom Park. Guests enjoy views of nightly fireworks over Cinderella Castle, a live orchestra playing jazz, ragtime and Disney tunes, a beach pool with a waterslide and access to Senses – A Disney Spa.
    Photo courtesy of Kent Phillips, photographer

  • LEGOLAND Hotel

    LEGOLAND Hotel
    Winter Haven, Fla.

    Staying at LEGOLAND Hotel in Florida comes with loads of family-friendly perks, including free buffet breakfast, free parking, separate kids sleeping areas in every room, nightly entertainment, free LEGO Master Model Builder workshops and access to a resort-style pool. Rooms come in several themes, like Kingdom, Adventure, Pirate, LEGO Friends or The LEGO MOVIE.
    Photo courtesy of 2017 LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

A day at a theme park is undeniably fun, but it can be exhausting as well. Staying on property means extra perks - like early access to the parks and the ability to easily pop back to your room for a nap. 

The top 10 winners in the category Best Amusement Park Hotel are as follows:

  1. Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  2. Hotel Breakers - Sandusky, Ohio
  3. Swan and Dolphin Resort - Disneyworld
  4. Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Orlando
  5. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Orlando
  6. Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Orlando
  7. Dollywood Cabins - Dollywood
  8. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - Orlando
  9. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - Orlando
  10. LEGOLAND Hotel - Winter Haven, Fla.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotels!

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