Orlando

Hotels in Orlando

The best hotels in Orlando offer outstanding service and amenities. If you are visiting a resort with children you may well decide to forgo expense for convenience. Other nearby hotels provide shuttle service to and from the resorts and save parking costs.

In many cases, you are wise to book a package that includes park entrance, flight, accommodations and maybe even a rental car if you want to do some sightseeing. Check with your travel agent or Disney's toll free number for offseason rates. You can save on meals and accommodation if you are prepared to be flexible.

Orlando has over four hundred hotels. They are bound to have one that fits your price range, location, and amenities needs. Accommodation ranges from luxury golf resorts to themed hotels.

If you'd rather have the comfort of a home away from home, Orlando has homes of all sizes for sale or rent. Rent by the day, week, month or season. Orlando vacation rentals offer convenience and many amenities like fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, pools and garages. They come in all sizes from studios to five-bedroom houses.

Luxury hotels in Orlando will make you feel at home. They are well designed and offer spa treatments and a gym. Orlando hotels are perfect for business or pleasure.

Besides the proximity to Orlando-area theme parks such as Walt Disney World Resort (there's a free shuttle from the resort), the main draw at Mystic Dunes is the 18-hole, par-71 golf course. Designed by Gary Koch, the links offer wetlands and cypress forests in the back nine.

The closest to the action of the three on-site Universal hotels, the Spanish Mission–style Hard Rock, managed by Loews, is a 10-minute walk from Universal Studios and from the CityWalk nightlife zone.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If only all family-geared Orlando hotels were so fully conceived.

With the lagoon-style pool, complete with beaches, palm trees, and an abandoned prop plane, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando brings the South Pacific to life. Yet steps from the resort is easy access to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Citywalk.

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.

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

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

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