Hotels in Orlando

The hotel has a lush atrium and rooms, two on-site pools, a Canyon Ranch spa, golf putting course, and croquet lawn.

With gas lamps and wicker chairs in this sprawling neo-Victorian manse, Cindarella, Prince Charming, and the wicked stepsisters feel right at home. There are, or course, thoroughly modern elements: suites big enough for eight, a walk-in pool with a waterfall, and after-dark kids' activities.

The time: 1940. The place: Walt Disney World's version of the Jersey Shore, complete with a boardwalk, surrey bikes, and saltwater taffy. The rooms: think old-fashioned floral.

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.