The Flamingo Crossings area, a half-mile out Disney’s lesser-used western gate past Coronado Springs, is being developed into Flamingo Crossings, a hub for lower-cost hotels. Getting to I-4 and the other attractions of Orlando requires driving across or around the busy Disney resort (so it’s better for Mouse-heavy vacation itineraries), but it’s worth it for the crop of pristine Marriott- and Hilton-flagged hotels (SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, Home2 Suites, Homewood Suites) that keep opening with no parking charges, no resort fees, and management that’s eager to impress. Style-wise, the rooms are exactly what you might expect (many conjoin, and they’re equipped with microwaves and mini-fridges). The “suites” in question are more like large (350 sq. ft./35 sq. m), semi-divided rooms sleeping 4 that have an extra sofa bed. There are few hotels near Disney that are newer—this place cut the ribbon in July 2021. The downside? Flamingo Crossings has been slow to build restaurants, so you may have to drive to eat.