Visiting Orlando is expensive - anyone who's done it knows. Between the theme parks, eating out, travel, attractions, souvenirs, and accommodations, frugal travelers have to look at the big picture and decide where to cut in order to make their vacation affordable while still being fun.
Enter Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista - offering large rooms, amazing amenities and unbelievable prices. As of October 2015, they're listing the price as starting at $69 a night - very reasonable - but when you consider what it includes, it's even better. The hotel has a swimming pool, free Internet access, free breakfast, a reception with free beer, wine, and soda, and complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World. Also, since it's located in Lake Buena Vista, it's about as close as you can get to the park. For repeat visitors, they offer a rewards program that can save you money next time you come.
Compare this option to resorts at the actual park or even other hotels in the area, and you'll find that you can't beat this price for a hotel of this quality.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Walt Disney World - we got a great deal and had a great time.