There are 4 resorts in the Magic Kingdom area, all of them are in the deluxe category.
Apart from being closest to the Magic Kingdom, the great advantage of these resort hotels is being on the monorail (apart from Wilderness lodge). The monorail is the easiest way to get to Magic Kingdom and it’s also easy getting to Epcot which is connected to the monorail via the Transport and Ticket Centre (TTC).
It’s also possible to get to MK by boat or bus from these hotels.
All MK resort hotels offer resort view rooms and great views of the nightly fireworks shows.
Deluxe hotels all have both table service restaurants and quick service offers. All Magic Kingdom deluxe resorts have signature dining restaurants. The Grand Floridian has the best restaurant on property, Victoria and Albert’s, managing to secure a reservation in this restaurant is an accomplishment itself.
My favourite by far is the Polynesian which is a beautiful hotel, in a great location, with great dining and a laid back, relaxed vibe. But all the hotels in Magic Kingdom are beautiful. Rooms in these resorts are the most expensive on property and are significantly higher in cost than any of the other resorts. If your budget can accommodate it I would definitely recommend any of these resorts, the rooms are the largest and they have the lowest number of rooms per resort so they don’t feel as crowded or hectic.