@MrsNeutrino:, I think we’d be good friends hahaha! I knew my SO and I were meant to be when he and I had a huge discussion about the benefits of each of the hotels at Disney!
Royal Pacific: Great Asian food, some sand beaches, a good outdoor bar, you can walk to CityWalk (walk up margarita bar at Margaritaville or the alcoholic slushie stand which is amaaaaaazing.) I would recommend upgrading to the big-boy level where you get the free drinks– they knew I wanted a Corona every afternoon and gave me cookies before bed!
Portofino Bay- Get your Italian feel. I haven’t stayed here in a long time but they do have some good food on site– gelato! You’ll have to water-taxi over to the parks, if I remember correctly (someone correct me on this if I’m wrong!!)
Hard Rock- When we stayed, we did get a complimentary upgrade, but I feel like this wasn’t as glamorous as the other two, especially for a honeymoon? But if you and your Fiance are rockers, it could be a fun stay? I wouldn’t choose it myself.
Grand Floridian- This is on my dream list. Go look at some photos. Gorgeoussss. I’ve never stayed there though, so I can’t speak much to it.
Animal Kingdom Lodge- My favorite. The decor is amazing and the restaurant (Boma) is delicious. You can see animals out your window!
Polynesian- If you want a Hawaiian feel? (Though I wouldn’t stay here and also at Royal Pacific, you should mix and match the themes a little more, it’s worth it!)
Beach Club/Yacht Club- SOs family and I are going here again this fall because it’s so beachy and you can walk over to Epcot (our favorite of the parks). I feel like it’d be a good, relaxing place to stay for a honeymoon, if you’re interested in laying by the pool!
And WWoHP is amazing! Be ready for some lines/crowds but it’s worth it if you love HP, the ride is phenomenal!
As for other hotels, I would never stay out of the park for either place, the perks and decor and food are too good on property. And I’ve never been to Miami– when we go to Florida, it’s Disney/Universal all the way!