I'm looking into booking a trip down to Disney in a couple of months. I notice quite a few area hotels advertising free shuttle service to the area theme parks, but does anyone know of any hotels that also offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport? I know the Disney resort hotels do offer this...
1. The Cheshire
We always stay on property when we go because in the long run we find it really is the best option.
They take care of all of your luggage and have free transportation to and from the airport. There is constant shuttles to and from the parks where as other non-Disney resorts tend to have more of a schedule which can really limit your fun. By staying on property you also get Magic Hours which are times only people staying on property can get into the parks or ride rides, makes for shorter lines and more time for fun. You get free package delivery which works great when you do not want to carry what you buy around since they send it back to your resort for you. The only way to get the meal plan is by staying on property and we always get that. You also get a voucher book that comes with some discounts and freebies.
If you are worried about price by staying with a Disney resort still price it out, you might actually be shocked. Value Resorts are a great option and tend to be right around $100 a night (of course a big higher during peak season).
That is the best input I can give.
Most offsite hotels do not offer transportation to and from the airport. You can take a Mears shuttle or taxi, for both of which you have to pay. And FWIW, the shuttle service from those hotels to the parks is notoriously bad. They run on inconveniet schedules, have to be reserved, and have been known to leave people behind.
The free shuttles to the parks from offsite hotels tend to be hit or miss int terms of reliability and convenience