Orlando, Florida, is one of the most popular tourist destination in the US. Travelers make yearly pilgrimages to Orlando in the winter to escape the bitter cold of other parts of the country, and families flock to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and other major attractions. Honeymooners, couples, families, and groups of friends of all ages love traveling to Orlando, and because of the sheer number of attractions, there are also a massive number of hotel options available for visitors. From budget and pet friendly to exclusive and romantic, Orlando’s hotels have got it all, and travelers will find everything they need to make the perfect vacation.
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1.Disney's Wilderness Lodge
© Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, inspired by the timeless beauty of the American Northwest, is peppered with waterfalls rushing over bare rock features, exposed wooden beams, and green pine forests. Guests can play in the Copper Creek, which leads to a beautiful heated pool with a waterslide as well as hot and cold whirlpool tubs and a play area for kids. There’s also the Boulder Ridge Cove Pool, built for relaxation with shaded seating areas, whirlpool spas, and a zero depth pool. The hotel has an arcade, restaurant, boat rentals and tours, movie nights, and more. Plus, each evening, the waters at the edge of the resort light up with the Electrical Water Pageant, a parade of lights that will delight the whole family.
901 Timberline Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-824-3200
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2.The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
© The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
The luxury of the Ritz Carlton is well known, and it goes without saying that this hotel in Orlando lives up to the hype. Rooms with marble bathtubs, flat-screen TVs, and available Wi-Fi, or suites, which add kitchens and separate living rooms, are spacious, comfortable, and top of the line. If parents wish to have some time to themselves, kids aged 4 to 12 can spend the day with Ritz Kids, a kids’ club that provides creative and fun activities to keep kids entertained all day long, like dance parties, petting zoos, games, and more. Every day brings something new and exciting, and Ritz Kids will even provide children with dinner if parents wish to have a meal on their own.
4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837, Phone: 407-206-2400
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3.Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
© Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
This retro resort has decor that hearkens back to the 50s and 60s, and is designed as a family friendly place. There are two giant swimming pools, a lazy river for floating and relaxing, and even a bowling alley on the premises. Families can rent family suites, which have room for up to six people, come with a kitchenette, and partitioned bathroom so that there’s no fighting over the mirror in the mornings. Guests at this resort get all the benefits of staying on the Universal premises, including gaining access to the parks an hour early every day, easy and free transportation between the hotel and the theme parks, and appearances from fun Universal characters right in the hotel.
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-503-4000
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4.Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
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At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, guests will step out of Florida and into the South Pacific, with the help of the Lava and Oasis swimming pools, boat rentals on the Seven Seas Lagoon, and the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, in which guests can partake in a buffet-style luau dinner complete with hula dancers, a fire-knife performance, and much more unforgettable fun. There’s also Lilo’s Playhouse, where kids aged 3 to 12 can enjoy Disney-themed games and activities under the eye of trained supervisors. The resort, which is located next to the Magic Kingdom theme park, is very accessible to the Disney Monorail, which will take guests to any of the Walt Disney World theme parks. The beautiful rooms at Polynesian Village Resort are all equipped to sleep up to five people.
1600 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-824-2000
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5.Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
© Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
In typical Disney fashion, Port Orleans Resort uproots all the cobblestone streets, elaborate iron balconies, and tall, flickering gas lamps of the French Quarter in New Orleans and places it seamlessly back down in Orlando. This gorgeous Mardi Gras-themed resort offer jazz shows in the Scat Cat’s Club, horse-drawn carriage rides on a lovely riverside path, and playgrounds and video game arcades for the kids. In the pool, guests can slide down a 51-foot waterslide shaped like a sea serpent into the lagoon-shaped pool, enjoy a drink at the poolside bar, or splash and play in the kids’ pool area.
2201 Orleans Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-934-5000
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6.Disney's Contemporary Resort
© Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a modern building right near the entrance to Magic Kingdom, and directly accessible to the Disney Monorail. The resort has two swimming pools with a waterslide and a kids’ water playground, and one of the pools is a designated quiet area made for relaxation. Guests can enjoy Disney movie screenings out under the stars, play games in the arcade, or enjoy a s’more at a campfire. The resort also offers boat tours on the Seven Seas Lagoon, which offers a stunning view of Cinderella’s castle in the Magic Kingdom park, and after dark, the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage will provide front row seats to an amazing fireworks display.
4600 North World Dr., Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-824-1000
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© Reunion Resort
Accommodations at Reunion Resort vary from a one-bedroom villa all the way up to a full vacation home, perfect for a big family gathering or event. Villas and homes have everything guests need for a great stay, including full kitchens, living and dining rooms, and multiple bathrooms equipped with toiletries and bath products, while some of the private homes even have their own private swimming pools and game rooms. Reunion Resort has its own water park, where families can splash, play, slide, and swim. On select days during the week, Kids Crew, open 9am to 4pm, will provide kids aged 4 to 12 with activities and fun like scavenger hunts, pool time, contests, stories, and crafts, while parents enjoy some time to themselves. More Things to Do in Orlando
7593 Gathering Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34747, Phone: 407-396-3199
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8.Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
© Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
Just a 5-minute walk from all the action at Universal Orlando, the Hard Rock Hotel is a perfect destination for families who want to stay in a funky, fun place while enjoying everything the Universal theme parks have to offer. Kids can hang out at Camp Lil’ Rock for an evening, where they will play games, make arts and crafts, and watch movies while parents enjoy a relaxing dinner or night out, and families can enjoy a meal together with the help of some famous Universal characters like those mischievous yellow minions, for a night that no one will ever forget. Kid suites are also available in the hotel, with a kids’ room equipped with twin beds, table and chairs, and a TV.
5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-503-2000
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9.Holiday Inn Express & Suites
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At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites on International Drive in Orlando, guests will feel right at home. The large, clean rooms come with comfortable bedding, free Wi-Fi, and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms. Children under the age of 19 can stay for free at this budget-friendly hotel, and the Holiday Inn even offers a free shuttle service to and from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park as well as to Universal Studios. Back at the hotel, families will enjoy the free buffet-style breakfast with a wide variety of foods as well as the fitness center, outdoor pool area, and hot tubs.
7276 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-535-4100
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10.Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
© Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
This luxury hotel features four golf courses, a spa, and a state of the art fitness center. Guests will love the spacious, pet-friendly rooms and suites, which feature balconies, safes, Keurig coffee making machines, and Wi-Fi. Some of the rooms even have amazing views, where guests can see the nightly fireworks displays from the comfort of their own beds. At Camp Hyatt, kids aged 3 to 12 can have fun under the watchful eye of trained supervisors, with activities like swimming, fish feeding, rock climbing, scavenger hunts, nature walks, and roasting marshmallows around a campfire. Families who wish to spend time together at the hotel can rent a paddleboat, go hiking or biking, play tennis or racquetball, or swim in the hotel’s pool.
1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-239-1234
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11.Hyatt Regency Orlando
© Hyatt Regency Orlando
This massive hotel offers over 1,600 beautiful guestrooms in the heart of Orlando attractions. Located near theme parks, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants, the Hyatt Regency in Orlando is the perfect homebase for a fun-filled family vacation. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, two giant swimming pools, seven on-site bars and restaurants, a convenience store, and a full-service spa and salon. Guests can rent bicycles, play tennis, or enjoy the refreshing pool area, which includes a beautiful waterfall, thrilling water slide, children’s pool, and several shady cabanas, which are available for rent.
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida, 32819, Phone: 407-284-1234
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12.Loews Royal Pacific Resort
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At Loews Royal Pacific Resort, guests can enjoy all the sun, sand, and palm trees of a South Pacific holiday without actually having to travel halfway around the world. Located on the grounds of the Universal Studios Orlando theme park resort, guests at Loews will have all the theme park benefits, including early access to the parks, free shuttle buses and water taxis to and from the parks, and even a morning wake up call from any of the kids’ favorite Universal characters. The lagoon-style pool has a beach and a play area for kids, and the hotel has six restaurants as well as access to all the restaurants at Universal.
6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-503-3000
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13.Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas
© Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas
This beautiful resort features a number of private villas on a beautiful property with peaceful walkways and bridges over a private bay as well as plenty of amenities. Families will love the outdoor mini golf course, with nine holes designed for family fun, while the outdoor play areas and three outdoor swimming pools are sure to make a splash with the kids. The villas themselves are two-bedroom accommodations, with two bathrooms, separate living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. There are three dining options at the hotel itself, from traditional sit-down dining to a take-away market, so families can eat in their own private dining room in the villa.
11251 Harbour Villa Rd, Orlando, FL 32821, Phone: 407-238-1300
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14.Marriott's Harbour Lake
© Marriott's Harbour Lake
The family-friendly Marriott resort at Harbour Lake features one and two-bedroom villas with full kitchens equipped with cookware and dishes, private balconies, separate living and dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, and much more. There is endless potential for fun on Key Lime Greens, a mini golf course, and the water playground, Florida Falls, which has a water slide pool and lots of opportunities for splashing one another. There is also the giant swimming pool, with Shipwreck Landing, a big playground shaped like a pirate ship, at the center. Families can also enjoy the outdoor BBQ area, communal fire pit, and the two restaurants that are on premises.
7102 Grand Horizons Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821, Phone: 407-465-6100
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15.Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve
© Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve
It’s hard to believe that the peaceful setting of Marriott’s Lakeshore Reserve is so close to all the action of Orlando, but that’s just because the 500-acre resort is designed to feel like a tropical respite from the rest of the world. Guests at Lakeshore Reserve can rent two or three-bedroom townhouses or one to three-bedroom villas for the duration of their stay, the largest of which can accommodate up to 12 people. Kids at the hotel can spend time in the Treehouse Activity Center, where they can play games, participate in activities, and have a blast while parents relax at the spa or have a drink at the bar. There is also a playground for kids with lots of slides, a lazy river, swimming pools, and waterslides.
11248 Lakeshore Reserve Dr, Orlando, FL 32837, Phone: 407-393-6400
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16.Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
© Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
Sonesta ES Suites is an extended stay hotel, meaning it has everything guests need to feel right at home. The suites have full kitchens, one to two bedrooms, and Wi-Fi access. Guests may also choose to pay a daily resort fee, which includes parking, enhanced Internet access, and free shuttles to the Walt Disney World and Universal theme parks. Back at the hotel, families will enjoy The Dip, a heated pool, as well as the whirlpool jet tub, and the lovely courtyard, with tables for eating and lounge chairs for sunbathing. Each morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet at The Dish, and on site there is also The Pour, a bar, and The Shoppe, a grab and go convenience market.
8480 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-352-2400
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17.Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
© Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
The Staybridge Suites at Lake Buena Vista is a family-friendly hotel close to the Orlando theme parks. The hotel offers free shuttle service to all the Walt Disney World parks, so families don’t need to worry about parking during their stay. Every morning, the hotel offers a hot buffet breakfast free of charge to its guests, who can also visit The Pantry throughout the day for other snacks, items, and necessities. The hotel has a heated pool, walking paths through the beautifully landscaped gardens, and a fitness room. The suites themselves, which are one or two bedrooms, come with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable bedding.
8751 Suiteside Dr, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-238-0777
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18.Vista Cay Resort
© Vista Cay Resort
Vista Cay offers affordable two or three-bedroom apartments for rent, a perfect choice for families on vacation. Each apartment has all the amenities you’d expect: a kitchen, separate living and dining rooms, and comfortable bedrooms and, after a long day together, families will love coming home to a bit more space than a one-room hotel. The resort is well suited for family fun as well, with two massive swimming pools, a kiosk where guests can rent movies, sports courts, a game room, and lovely nature trails where guests can go for a walk or a run. The resort is near to all the attractions in Orlando as well as to a number of shopping and dining locations.
4874 Cayview Ave, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 877-671-1620
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19.Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona
© Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona
The Courtyard by Marriott is conveniently located near Orlando’s many attractions and amenities, including the airport, theme parks, and the Florida Mall. The comfortable rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott are all equipped with free Wi-Fi and HD TVs with streaming access to Netflix, Hulu, and more. There is a pool and fitness center, and the common lobby has space for guests to relax or get work done. There is a bistro, where guests can enjoy healthy, delicious breakfast and dinner options as well as cafe beverages from Starbucks and cocktails in the evenings.
6955 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827, Phone: 407-856-9165
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20.Disney's All-Star Music Resort
© Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Pardon the pun, but Disney’s All Star Music Resort rocks. The hotel is a colorful, lively homage to the art of music, with tunes of every genre playing in the lobby, from Broadway to country to rock and roll. The entrance looks like the neon arch of a jukebox, the swimming pool is shaped like a massive electric guitar, and at its center, the Three Caballeros, including Donald Duck, stand with their instruments, which spray streams of water at swimmers. The hotel offers standard rooms as well as family suites for families up to six people, with living areas, multiple bathrooms, and kitchenettes. For meals, guests can head to Intermission, a themed food court that offers a wide variety of food.
1801 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-6000
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21.Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
© Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
Sports fans will love Disney’s All Star Sports Resort. Giant football helmets, a surfing-themed pool, and even a video arcade are just some of the creative touches that Disney has added to this resort. The hotel offers movie nights, childcare services and, like all Disney resorts, there is a free shuttle to any of the Walt Disney World theme parks. The End Zone Food Court serves a huge variety of classic comfort food and game-time snacks as well as drinks to be enjoyed in the bar or by the side of the pool. Comfortable and spacious rooms at the Sports Resort sleep up to four guests, and a stay includes free Wi-Fi, free parking, a complimentary shuttle to and from the Orlando airport, and much more.
1701 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-5000
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22.Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
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This enchanting Mexican-themed resort is built in the style of old Spanish colonial architecture. Guests at Coronado Springs can swim in a pool with a giant replica of the famous Mayan pyramid as a glowing centerpiece, and even slide down into the waters on the Jaguar Waterslide. The pool area is also home to a giant hot tub that can accommodate up to 22 people. A fitness club, the delicious food at the Maya Grill, bike rentals, and evening campfires are just some of the amenities that guests will enjoy at Coronado Springs, and the comfortable, spacious room options range from a queen room to the executive suite, which sleeps up to eight guests.
1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-1000
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23.Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
© Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
Drury Inn and Suites Orlando is conveniently located near lots of Orlando attractions such as SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and Discovery Cove. The hotel offers free shuttles to Universal Orlando Resort on a scheduled daily basis. Families staying the Drury will love the free hot breakfast every morning before heading off for a busy day of activities, and each day from 3pm until 10pm, Drury Inn & Suites offers free popcorn and soda, so when guests return they can enjoy a treat. There is also a daily Kickback at 5:30pm each day, which offers complimentary food and beverages to guests who wish to sit back and relax.
7301 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-354-1101
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24.Floridays Resort Orlando
© Floridays Resort Orlando
Floridays is an all-suite resort in Orlando, near SeaWorld and Walt Disney World and within walking distance to some of the best shopping and dining in Orlando. The guest suites are all two or three-bedroom accommodations, with fully equipped kitchens, spacious bathrooms, and a relaxing and beautiful Mediterranean vibe. A daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi, the use of amenities like two outdoor pools, a fitness area, and a free shuttle service to Orlando’s area theme parks. The resort is also pet friendly, so guests don’t need to worry about leaving their furry friends at home while they are away on holiday. Floridays has been consistently voted one of the best family-friendly hotels in the world by websites like TripAdvisor.
12562 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, Phone: 407-238-7700
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25.Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport
© Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport
The Hampton Inn & Suites at the Orlando Airport offers 180 comfortable guestrooms that include free Wi-Fi, complimentary hot breakfast in the morning, and use of the fitness center and pool. Cribs and high chairs are available for children, and there is an on-site convenience store for any other basic needs. Accessible rooms are also available for disabled or handicapped guests. The hotel is within walking distance of several great restaurant options, and it is conveniently located on the Beachline, a public transportation service that will take passengers to Legoland, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and much more.
5460 Gateway Village Circle, Orlando, Florida, 32812, Phone: 407-857-2830
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25 Best Family Hotels in Orlando
- Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Photo: Disney's Wilderness Lodge
- The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
- Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Photo: Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
- Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Photo: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, Photo: Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
- Disney's Contemporary Resort, Photo: Disney's Contemporary Resort
- Reunion Resort, Photo: Reunion Resort
- Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, Photo: Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Photo: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
- Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Photo: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
- Hyatt Regency Orlando, Photo: Hyatt Regency Orlando
- Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Photo: Courtesy of ribalka yuli - Fotolia.com
- Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas, Photo: Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas
- Marriott's Harbour Lake, Photo: Marriott's Harbour Lake
- Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve, Photo: Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve
- Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, Photo: Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
- Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista, Photo: Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
- Vista Cay Resort, Photo: Vista Cay Resort
- Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona, Photo: Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona
- Disney's All-Star Music Resort, Photo: Disney's All-Star Music Resort
- Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Photo: Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Photo: Courtesy of ruidoblanco - Fotolia.com
- Drury Inn & Suites Orlando , Photo: Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
- Floridays Resort Orlando, Photo: Floridays Resort Orlando
- Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport, Photo: Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport
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