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Best Amusement Park Hotel (2020)

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  • Universal's Aventura Hotel

    Universal's Aventura Hotel
    Orlando

    The modern, stylish Aventura Hotel is within walking distance of Universal’s Volcano Bay water park. The property features 600 guest rooms and suites, a swimming pool, splash zone, fire pit, fitness center and a virtual reality game room. Guests enjoy early park admission, free shuttle service and free merchandise delivery from all Universal Orlando parks.
    Photo courtesy of Universal's Aventura Hotel

  • 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

  • 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

  • Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

    Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
    Orlando

    This retro resort feels right out of the 1950s and 60s, complete with mod architecture and even a bowling alley. Guests at the 1,800-room Cabana Bay Beach Resort enjoy zero-entry pools with Universal Orlando's first lazy river. The resort has 920 family suites with kitchenettes that can sleep six.
    Photo courtesy of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • 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 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

  • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

    Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando
    Orlando

    This Loews hotel on Universal Orlando Resort property features 1,000 guest rooms set amid a tropical paradise. Guests can swim in the resort-style pool surrounded by waterfalls, relax on a white sand beach or hop on a water taxi for quick and convenient access to Universal Orlando's theme parks.
    Photo courtesy of Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
    Orlando

    Staying at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you'd swear you were in Italy except for the fact that you're smack in the middle of Universal Orlando Resort. This European-inspired resort features cobblestone streets, Italian cypress trees, a waterside piazza, eight restaurants and lounges, three pools and a waterslide.
    Photo courtesy of Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Studios

  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

    Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
    Orlando

    Guests at Loews Royal Pacific Resort enjoy exclusive benefits at Universal Orlando theme parks, as well as tons of sun, sand and palm trees for the perfect tropical vacation. The resort features a white sand beach, tropical cocktail lounge, lagoon-style swimming pool and a 5,000-square-foot fitness center.
    Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge

    Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    Orlando

    Inspired by America's Great Northwest, Disney's Wilderness Lodge features natural 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

  • 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

  • Universal's Aventura Hotel
  • Hotel Breakers
  • Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa
  • Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

A day at a theme park is undeniably fun, but it can be exhausting as well. Staying on property means all your favorite park offerings lie practically right outside your front door, and getting back for an afternoon swim in the pool or to crash in the evening is easier than ever.

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

  1. Universal's Aventura Hotel - Orlando
  2. Hotel Breakers - Sandusky, Ohio
  3. Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  4. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort - Orlando
  5. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Orlando
  6. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando - Orlando
  7. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando - Orlando
  8. Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando - Orlando
  9. Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Orlando
  10. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - Orlando

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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