Disney's Pop Century Resort Rating: 2.5 Pearls
It's value over frills at the enormous, 2,880-room Disney Pop Century. Elements like the Hippy Dippy Pool nod to trends from the latter-half of the 20th century. The small rooms are a bit grimy, but the convenient location near Epcot and fast, direct shuttle access to the theme parks make it a great choice among Disney's Value-category resorts.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort Rating: 3.5 Pearls
A non-Disney time-share resort on the Disney World property with enormous one- and two-bedroom condos, four elaborate pools, free Internet, and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere just five minutes from Epcot. Service can be middling and the on-site dining options are limited. But this is a good alternative to a Disney resort for those who want proximity to the parks but appreciate a respite from Disney's pervasive theme-driven atmosphere.
Disney's All Star Movie Resort Rating: 2.5 Pearls
One of Disney's least expensive resorts, the 1,920-room All-Star Movies Resort is one of three adjacent, virtually identical All Star properties, which differ mainly in their respective themes. Small, worn rooms, scarce food options, two fairly ordinary pools, and Disney's standard set of free services add up to a good-enough option for the price -- but Disney's similarly priced Pop Century offers more convenient access to most of Disney's theme parks.
Disney Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Designed to evoke an old town in the Mississippi Delta, the huge, 2,048-room Riverside is one of Disney's best mid-price hotels. Its guest rooms aren't as new as those at the Coronado Springs Resort, for example, but its more central location, fun pool complex, large rooms that sleep five, and beautiful (even romantic) setting makes it a great pick for the price.