- Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Orlando; tel. 407/934-7639 or 407/824-3000): This magnificent Victorian inn -- Disney's best hotel -- has an opulent five-story lobby complete with a Chinese Chippendale aviary. An orchestra plays big-band music every evening near Victoria & Albert's, the resort's five-star restaurant.
- Gaylord Palms (Lake Buena Vista; tel. 877/677-9352 or 407/586-2000): This destination resort features impeccable service, themed guest rooms (the Emerald Bay rooms are the best) with luxe amenities, a lush 4 1/2-acre glass-topped atrium, and (best of all) a branch of the renowned Relâche Spa.
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando (Lake Buena Vista; tel. 800/925-3673 or 407/597-5500): The elegance of New York's original Waldorf Astoria is not lost at this, the second of only four Waldorf Astoria resorts in the world. Boasting an impressive address (surrounded on three sides by Disney World and nestled against the Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve), this grand hotel brings with it luxurious rooms, unmatched service, a formal cabana-lined pool, a Guerlain Spa, a championship golf course, a variety of dining options, and even private transportation to Disney.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.