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Disney World Rooms That Sleep Five: Best Budget-Friendly Options

caribbean beach resort room

Finding an affordable room for a family of five at Disney World can be tricky!

Most of the pricey Deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World have rooms that sleep five people, but if you can’t shell out $600/night for one of these rooms (and I certainly can’t), then you’ll need another option.

In this post, I’ll share my tips and tricks for finding Disney World rooms that sleep five (at no extra cost). You might be surprised at all of the options families of five have and how affordable they can be!

Disney World Rooms That Sleep Five Overview

caribbean beach resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

There are five different approaches for families of five who want to stay on Disney property on a budget. They are:

  • Stay in a room at a Moderate resort that sleeps five
  • Rent DVC points to stay in a Studio Villa that sleeps five
  • Book connecting rooms at a Value resort
  • Stay in a Family Suite or Cabin
  • Camp at Fort Wilderness

Next, I’ll share details on each option, including how to book these rooms at the lowest possible prices!

Disney Moderate Resorts That Sleep Five

caribbean beach room

Caribbean Beach Room

Two Disney World “Moderate” resorts have certain rooms that sleep five at no additional cost as long as there are only two adults in the room. These resorts are:

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort

It’s important to note that not all rooms at these resorts sleep five, but if you make a reservation for five you will be guaranteed one of these rooms.

These rooms have two queen beds and one pull-down “Murphy” bed that is narrower than a twin bed (picture of one below). This bed folds up into a storage unit leaving you more room to move around. I think it is best suited to kids 12 and under.

Click here for my full review of Caribbean Beach resort.


Photo Credit: Disney Parks

Of these two resorts, I strongly prefer Caribbean Beach because it is on the Skyliner line. Plus the pool and other amenities are hard to beat!

My recommended way to book these rooms is through Undercover Tourist. You’ll get the current Disney discounts plus additional discounts from Undercover Tourist on top of that!

Rooms booked through Undercover Tourist are often cheaper than when booked directly through Disney. Plus if you get your discount Disney World park tickets in the same transaction you’ll qualify for yet ANOTHER discount!

If you want to get these rooms as part of a package that includes the Disney Dining Plan (such as during the super popular “Free Dining” offer) I suggest getting a free quote from my recommended Disney travel agency, Destinations in Florida. They can help you with dining and all other reservations all at no additional fee.

DVC Studio Villas That Sleep Five

bed and sitting area in the Polynesian Studio Villa

Polynesian Studio Villa

The way that my family most often stays at Disney is by renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points. It is hands-down the best way to save money at Disney World and have an incredible vacation!

Many DVC resorts now have Studio Villas that sleep five. These rooms have one queen bed, one queen sleeper sofa, and one single Murphy bed (smaller than a twin).

single murphy bed in a dvc studio villa with a tv mounted on the wall above

Single Murphy Bed in a DVC Studio Villa

Here are the resorts that currently have Studio Villas that sleep five:

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

These rooms are larger than standard hotel rooms and have a kitchenette, both helpful for large families. Plus the pools and other amenities at these resorts are amazing!

disney beach club pool and resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

My recommended way to book these rooms is through David’s Vacation Rentals. They handle all aspects of making the reservation for you, you’ll get access to all of your Disney benefits (eg Early Morning Theme Park Entry, priority Lightning Lane booking).

A Studio Villa at the Boardwalk starts at $209/night (including tax) when you book through David’s. These rooms are VERY popular so I suggest booking 7-11 months in advance for the best availability. 

The BoardWalk has the most economical villas that sleep five and other resorts will be more expensive. The Beach Club and Boulder Ridge villas are $300+ per night and the most expensive resorts, the Polynesian and Grand Floridian are more, though still WAY cheaper than booking through Disney. 

Connecting Rooms at a Value Resort

all star movies room
Another affordable strategy for staying at Disney World with a family of five is to book connecting rooms at a Disney Value Resort.

I have done this myself several times for multi-generational trips. The extra space to spread out is amazing. 

I love the Value Resorts for how kid-friendly and “Disney” they are – check out my post on what the expect at the Value resorts here.

When both beds are down each room can sleep four (though it’s tight!) so both rooms can in theory sleep eight people.

I think connecting rooms are ideal for groups of five to six. 

The Value resorts I recommend for booking two connecting rooms are (in my preferred order):

  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies
  • Disney’s All-Star Music
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports

Rooms at the All-Star Resorts start at around $120 plus tax (with the typical room-only discount) and Pop Century starts at $135 plus tax. I suggest booking these rooms at a discount through Undercover Tourist.

If you’re trying to decide what Value resort is best for your trip, check out my Disney Value resort rankings here. 

So while this approach will cost more than a Studio villa at some resorts, it will be less than some other options. AND you will have two bathrooms and lots of space!

Family Suites & Cabins

Bed with Zazoo headboard in the Lion King Family Suite at Art of Animation Resort

Lion King Family Suite at Art of Animation

Another fantastic option for a family of five is to splurge for a family suite. These are located at All-Star Music and Art of Animation.

While these will be one of the more expensive options, you will have more room and multiple bathrooms which can be a huge help when getting a family ready in the morning!

Undercover Tourist Webpage showcasing Disney's All Star Music Resort

The suites at All-Star Music are the most affordable and start at $300 plus tax. Room-only discounts of 15-20% off are sometimes available for these suites.

The suites sleep six and have two full baths – check out pictures and details here. 

Bed with SImba Headboard in the Lion King Family Suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation Family Suite

The suites at Art of Animation start at $400/night and discounts are almost always available for these rooms. They are huge, incredibly themed, have two full bathrooms, a dining table that pulls down into a full-size bed, and more. Check out my full review of these rooms here.

There are also cabins located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort that sleep six and start at $400 per night. They are almost always included in discounts and you can check out pictures and details from Disney here.

Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Fort Wilderness Reception Outpost

And finally, the most affordable option for a family of five to stay on property is to camp at Fort Wilderness. Campsites start at only $60 per night and sleep up to TEN people at no additional cost!

tent campsite with tent and picnic table at Fort Wilderness Campground

Check out my full review of camping at Fort Wilderness here. I only recommend this during the cooler months of the year, generally November through March.

If tent camping isn’t your thing, or you want to visit when it’s hot at night, another option is to rent an RV for your stay! While I haven’t done this myself, I have read reviews of others who say it is a great way to go. You can rent an RV (with air conditioning) at Fort Wilderness that sleeps five from $70/night at

Campsites are rarely (if ever) are included in a discount so the best way to book is direct with Disney here.

I hope this post gave you some ideas for finding affordable options for a family of five at Disney World! Any questions? Join our community over at The Budget Mouse Facebook group!

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Thursday 26th of April 2018

How exactly do you get the connecting rooms at a Value resort? My husband daughter and I are going this October and my husband's parents will be joining us so it would be better to have the connecting rooms. Thank you!


Saturday 28th of April 2018

Hi Tiana! You can call Disney (800-407-WDISNEY) and have the request added to your reservation (or have your travel agent add it). They may say that they can't guarantee the request but they almost always can get you connecting rooms.

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