Hotels in Florida
One of Orlando's newest luxury hotels, the Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort is both family-friendly and luxurious. The expansive water area features an adult pool and a family pool, a lazy river, and a 242-foot waterslide.
If you're into adventure, this is the spot for you. A night's stay and a small mandatory resort fee (currently $22 per night, which covers up to five people) get you access to the hotel's extraordinary water park, with four heated pools and 14 water slides at various thrill levels.
With low room rates and easy shuttle service to the theme parks, this amenity-rich property is a great value, especially for larger groups. The rooms are condo-style suites, and each includes a washer and dryer, a kitchen, and a dining area.
Rosen Hotels & Resorts is a well-known hotel group in Orlando, and the company’s properties are generally great values. The recently remodeled Rosen Inn International, on International Drive, is no exception.
One way to save money while on vacation? Spend a day at a water park without paying an entry fee.
This sprawling retro-themed hotel, which is designed to look like a beach club from the 1950s and ‘60s, is the newest lodging addition to the Universal fold. It’s still spanking new, and it offers fantastic rates.
Disney’s value resorts are perfect for families on a budget, and this one gives you the most bang for your buck. Each section of the resort is a shout-out to a different 20th-century decade, and the rooms are colorful and comfortable.
You can’t get much closer to the theme parks; from these twin hotels, you can even walk to Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios (or take a water taxi, if you’d prefer). The resort features a pool with a tropical grotto, two lap pools, four whirlpools and a white sand beach among other amenities.
This brand-new hotel luxury inside the gates of the Walt Disney resort offers two waterslides, a kids’ splash zone, an adults-only pool, an upscale spa, a Tom Fazio golf course, and some of the largest standard hotel rooms in Orlando (at 500 square feet apiece).
You can’t miss this soaring hotel, which sits just across the interstate from Walt Disney World. With more than 2,000 rooms and suites, the property includes a pool with a slide tower and a splash park for kids.
This luxurious property is tucked away on the Bonnet Creek Resort enclave, accessible through Disney property. With a swanky pool, a gorgeous Rees Jones-designed golf course, an outstanding spa and the award-winning Bull & Bear restaurant, it offers plenty of opulence.
To call this hotel enormous would be a vast understatement. It’s practically a city unto itself, with 1,291 rooms, 115 suites, six unique restaurants, a coffee shop, a frozen yogurt spot, multiple pools and an upscale spa.
On the same property as the standard rooms, Cabana Bay also offers 900 spacious family suites, which sleep up to six and include a kitchenette and a large bathroom.
Universal’s newest resort (until Summer 2016, when the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will open), this beach club evokes the 1950s and 1960s and offers two distinct categories of rooms: standard and suite.
A favorite among conventioneers, this sprawling 1,000-room property looks like a resort from the South Pacific; it even offers a poolside torch-lighting ceremony and a weekly musical luau dinner.