As one of the most popular family destinations on earth, Orlando isn't exactly synonymous with sophisticated accommodations. Yet, some of the world's best hotels can be found right by the city's famed theme parks.
Those looking for something more removed will appreciate a California-meets-Italy resort on 500 acres of undeveloped, well-tended land about two miles east of SeaWorld. You can also choose to stay downtown, where one decidedly grown-up property is filled with more than 100 pieces by artists like Odell Etim, Jean Claude Roy, and Mitch Kolbe.
Whether you're a Disney fan or not, let T+L simplify your search with this essential guide to the Orlando properties that will make your trip. Read on for the top hotels in Orlando—and their special amenities—based on readers' votes in our annual World's Best Awards survey.