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Best Theme Park Hotel (2022)

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A day at a theme park is undeniably fun, but it can be exhausting as well. Staying at a hotel in the park means all your favorite attractions 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. 

  • Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

    Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa
    Dollywood

    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
    Cedar Point

    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

  • LEGOLAND Hotel

    LEGOLAND Hotel
    Legoland Florida Resort

    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 LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

    Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts
    Walt Disney World Resort

    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 Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Walt Disney World Resort

    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

  • 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

  • Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

    Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
    Universal Orlando Resort

    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 Wilderness Lodge

    Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    Walt Disney World Resort

    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

  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
    Universal Orlando Resort

    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

  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
    Walt Disney World Resort

    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

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

  1. Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa - Dollywood
  2. Hotel Breakers - Cedar Point
  3. LEGOLAND Hotel - Legoland Florida Resort
  4. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts - Walt Disney World Resort
  5. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Walt Disney World Resort
  6. Dollywood Cabins - Dollywood
  7. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort - Universal Orlando Resort
  8. Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Walt Disney World Resort
  9. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - Universal Orlando Resort
  10. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - Walt Disney World Resort


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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