Hotels in Orlando

This pyramid-shaped resort on 1,500 acres underwent a $65 million renovation in 2009.

This 2009 resort is located within the gates of Walt Disney World, but thanks to the 482-acre nature preserve that surrounds it, it feels far removed. Pedestrian paths and jogging trails connect the Waldorf to the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, whose amenities are open to Waldorf guests.

The hotel has the advantages of a Disney property (i.e., early entry to a different park each day) but more flexible pricing.

From your balcony at this African-themed Orlando lodge, you just might spot a giraffe, bongo, or wildebeest roaming the surrounding savannah. Dinner stars Kenyan-coffee-braised short ribs and Swahili shrimp curry. At dusk, don night-vision goggles and tour the grounds by open-air truck.

Nautical-crisp digs on Orlando's Crescent Lake. When you're not conquering the World, you can take out one of the resort's pontoon boats, or tackle the three-acre pool complex—climb a ship's mast to get to the top of the waterslide.

The relative isolation of this property on 500 acres of undeveloped, well-tended land about three miles east of SeaWorld results in a pleasing quiet otherwise unknown in these parts.

Just a four-minute stroll from Epcot’s side entrance, this 583-room resort is the closest hotel to a Disney park entry.

Situated on 1,500 acres of palm trees, flowers, and golf courses are the Villas of Grand Cypress on North Jacaranda, just down the road from Walt Disney World.

While most guests book their stay at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek to visit neighboring Disney World, anywhere else, the hotel would be a destination unto itself.

The hotel has the advantages of a Disney property (i.e., early entry to a different park each day) but more flexible pricing.

Located in a 1923 building on the corner of historic Lake Eola Park, EO Inn & Urban Spa's 17 rooms and five suites create a peaceful atmosphere with soft waterfall sounds, Ben Van Hook's black-and-white photos and a muted interior design by Carter Wolf.

Art is everywhere in the 247-room Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando, which has received numerous accolades, including the T+L 500. The Grand Bohemian Gallery features more than 100 pieces by artists like Odell Etim, Jean Claude Roy, Richard Hill, Danielle Miller, and Mitch Kolbe.

Just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, the Bay Hill Club & Lodge is owned by golf legend Arnold Palmer, also known as the King. Winner of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, Palmer still lives and plays on the resort during the winter.

Part of the family of Disney Value Resorts at Walt Disney World, Disney’s Pop Century Resort is inspired by all things pop culture from the 1950’s through the 1990’s.