Theme parks are nearly synonymous with the northern Florida tourist destination of Orlando. From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Islands of Adventure to Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom, this may be the most family-friendly place on Earth. Of course, these theme parks bring with them upscale, family-friendly resort hotels where the fun never stops. However, there is more to Orlando’s hotel scene that demands to be explored. Get an overview of Orlando’s art scene at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, bask in the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando and Waldorf Astoria Orlando, or indulge in the personal touches of boutique Eo Inn. These 25 Orlando inns and hotels represent every taste and price point the city’s accommodations have to offer.
1.Villas of Grand Cypress
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Its reputation as Orlando’s foremost golf resort makes the Villas of Grand Cypress the ideal destination for golf enthusiasts, from amateurs to pros. Those new to the sport can take advantage of private lessons at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf followed by practice at one of the regulation par-3, -4, and -5 practice holes, while more advanced players can choose from four challenging courses with a tee time booked through the resort’s concierge service. After a day on the links, golfers can retreat to their club suite or villa overlooking the North Course for an evening of the Golf Channel on cable. Read more
One North Jacaranda, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-239-4700
2.Grand Bohemian Hotel
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Guests will enjoy a curated experience at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando. Custom furniture, signature amenities, and personalized service are hallmarks of this exclusive property. The Grand Bohemian Gallery celebrates local artists with a collection of over 150 paintings, ceramic pieces, glass art, sculpture, and more. Jazz musicians play standards and contemporary tunes in the Bösendorfer Lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings and at the famed jazz brunch held on Sundays in the hotel’s restaurant, Boheme. From the soothing sounds of jazz to the gentle touch of a professional masseuse at the Poseidon Spa, the Grand Bohemian provides a relaxing escape for all its guests.
325 Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-313-9000
3.Four Seasons Orlando
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Couples who are kids at heart will find the Four Seasons Orlando to be the perfect blend of fun and romance. Located on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort, the hotel can arrange VIP passes to the park, giving their guests the ability to skip the long lines and enjoy preferred seating at the shows, including “Illuminations,” Disney spectacular fireworks display. Once the park closes, couples can return to the hotel to create fireworks of their own over a romantic dinner at one of the hotel’s select restaurants followed by a nightcap at Capa Bar, the resort’s refined rooftop lounge.
10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Phone: 407-313-7777
4.The Ritz-Carlton Orlando
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Close to area attractions and Orlando International Airport, the Ritz-Carlton is a great choice for leisure travelers and families. Guests will enjoy world-class accommodations and signature service in addition to exceptional amenities like complimentary transportation to area theme parks and attractions, equipment rentals for a variety of outdoor sports, creative children’s programs, and revitalizing spa treatments. The rooms and suites are spacious, and each has its own private balcony with garden or lake views. The executive chef takes the farm-to-table concept to another level by using produce from the hotel’s own Whisper Creek Farm to create inventive dishes sure to please every palate.
4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-206-2400
5.Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
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A personalized park experience is made possible with Disney Signature Services for guests who stay in club-level suites at the Grand Floridian. Their team can help plan up-close animal encounters, behind-the-scenes and VIP tours, themed tea parties and dinners, and access to special events throughout the year. Club-level guests also enjoy upgraded amenities in their spacious rooms and suites like a DVD player for watching the latest Disney movies and complimentary access to the resort’s health club. Family-sized accommodations can hold up to eight people and include a refrigerator and coffeemaker to start your day at Walt Disney World off right!
4401 Floridian Way, Bay Lake, FL, Phone: 407-827-7144
6.Waldorf Astoria Orlando
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The Waldorf Astoria offers its guests curated itineraries of luxury experiences at the hotel and in the Orlando area. From flutes of champagne at check-in to hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch to live music concerts followed by dinner at one of the on-site restaurants, their team can help plan the perfect Florida getaway. Accommodation options include rooms and suites intimate enough for couples and spacious enough for families. Today’s travelers will be pleased with the thought that was put into providing for visitors’ technology needs. Each room and suite is equipped with both wireless and wired internet access, USB outlets, Blu-ray players, and high-definition televisions.
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-597-5500
7.Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
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The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is the place to be for active travelers. Camp Hyatt offers daily activities for children aged 3 to 12, including nature hikes, scavenger hunts, and aquatic adventures planned and supervised by an experienced team of recreational leaders. For teens and adults, a wide range of watersports, a rock climbing wall, basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts, a 9-hole golf course, and a state-of-the-art health club provide unlimited opportunities for fun and fitness. Bike and jogging paths wind through the resort and a lagoon-style pool is available for swimmers of all ages.
One Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-329-1234
8.Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
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Close to Orlando’s airport and convention center, Rosen Shingle Creek is an ideal choice for business travelers. The hotel’s meeting and event space is second to none. Cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and a staff of skilled event planners and technicians will help meetings and events go smoothly. A business center, managed by IKON, is located near the meeting rooms. Hosts can select snacks and meals from an extensive menu that caters to all tastes and appetites. At the end of the workday, attendees can join their colleagues in the lobby for a cocktail at Bella’s Bar or do some networking in Headwaters Lounge. a href="https://vacationidea.com/florida/best-things-to-do-in-orlando.html" target="_blank">Things to Do in Orlando
9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 866-996-9939
9.Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
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Inspired by the historic East Coast boardwalks, Disney’s BoardWalk Villas are charming cottage-style accommodations with private balconies or patios, efficiency kitchens, and laundry facilities. Next door to the nostalgic promenade, the villas are the perfect place from which to experience a Disney-style return to the time of ice cream parlors, hot dog carts, dance halls, and general stores. Other touches that will remind guests of the “good old days” include a game arcade, a community hall, bicycles built for two, and evening campfire activities. Disney’s BoardWalk Villas are within walking distance of Epcot and a short boat ride away from Hollywood Studios.
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-939-6200
10.Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
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This nautically themed Disney property is home to Stormalong Bay, an outdoor water park where guests of all ages can explore a shipwreck, float down the lazy river, or relax in a whirlpool spa. The resort even has its own marina where adults can rent motorized boats and cruise the waterways. After working up an appetite, guests will enjoy dining on surf and turf at the Yachtsman Steakhouse or more casual fare at the Crew’s Cup Lounge. Rooms and suites, which can accommodate up to five people, are outfitted with standard amenities like free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, and a coffeemaker.
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-934-7639
11.Disney’s Beach Club Resort
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For a premium price, the Disney’s Beach Club Resort provides the ultimate Orlando experience. From personalized vacation-planning services to first-class accommodations, this Disney-owned resort pulls out all the stops. Visitors can conveniently access nearby Disney parks in minutes. This family-friendly resort has plenty to offer guests of all ages, including a gorgeous outdoor pool, on-site dining, a pirate adventure cruise and sandcastle club for kids, mini golf, volleyball and tennis courts, an arcade, fishing, campfire activities, and movies under the stars. The hotel also organizes day trips on motorboats, kayaks, and canoes right from the bayside marina.
1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-934-8000
12.DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld is a lush resort set on 28 acres of space next to the SeaWorld Orlando theme park, known for its marine life shows and high-thrill rides and roller coasters. The lovely hotel is a great choice for families visiting the park due to its convenient location, offering sophisticated guest rooms and suites with custom-designed beds. All rooms offer in-room amenities such as 42-inch high-definition televisions, coffee makers, and complimentary wireless internet, with suites adding full kitchenettes and separate living rooms for extended stays. All guests can take advantage of the hotel's three pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, and free theme park shuttle. Dining options offered on site include Alberto's Pizzeria, the casual breakfast joint Laguna, and the Barefoot Bar, which serves up frozen drinks.
10100 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, Phone: 407-352-1100
13.JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
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Whether traveling with the entire family or visiting Orlando on business, the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes accommodates all types of travelers. Located on 500 lush acres, this large resort hosts everything from kid-friendly fun to corporate meetings. Luxury guestrooms come with 24-hour room service, marble bathrooms, and internet-ready TVs. Outdoors, visitors can soak up the sun poolside or lay back in the lazy river. The hotel provides shuttles to all of the major theme parks and also has multiple dining options. For adults, the Grande Lakes has its own 18-hole golf course or on-site spa offering a full list of treatments.
4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-206-2300
14.Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
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Those looking to experience the magic of Disney should choose the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Although not cheap, this deluxe resort has everything to create an unforgettable vacation. The Polynesian island ambience gives this Orlando resort an exotic vibe with convenient access to all of the Disney theme parks. Guests can easily get to Epcot or the Magic Kingdom by taking a ride on the monorail or water taxi. At night, the Aloha Dinner Show entertains with hula dancing and a fire-knife performer. The hotel has multiple swimming pools, kids’ activities, and plenty of dining options serving up tropical flavors together with American cuisine.
1600 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-824-2000
15.Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
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The Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge recalls a 19th century railroad town of the American Old West. As one of Disney’s best-kept secrets, this themed resort serves up Pacific Northwest fare and even has a heated pool with waterfalls, bubbling whirlpools, and hot springs surrounded by large pine trees and boulders. Winding trails throughout the property give guests a chance to experience an enchanted pine forest smack dab in the middle of Orlando that only Disney could offer. Campfires and s’mores in the evening really tie everything together while giving everyone a chance to unwind after a day at the nearby parks.
901 Timberline Drive, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-824-3200
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For a respite away from the large hotel resorts, the Eo Inn offers comfortable, personalized accommodations on a smaller scale. Altogether, this quaint boutique hotel has 21 rooms and suites at much more affordable rates compared to other options in Orlando. Still, guests get a fantastic value with friendly staff, gorgeous interiors, and balcony views overlooking Lake Eola. The location conveniently provides visitors easy access to Church Street, I-4, the Arts District, and the Amway Arena. Restaurants, bars, and pubs are all within walking distance. The inn also provides 24-hour coffee and water service.
227 North Eola Drive B, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-481-8485
17.Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas
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Located near all of the theme parks, the Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas have residential-style rooms perfect for a family vacation. Large rooms come with two bedrooms, two bathrooms stocked with toiletries and linens, a full kitchen, washer, dryer, living room, and private balcony. Despite being a large resort, the Marriott Cypress still offers some pretty affordable deals online for visitors on a budget. Guests also enjoy access to three outdoor pools, a whirlpool, spa, sauna, walking path, and play area for kids. Social activities provide guests the chance to congregate and mingle. The laidback atmosphere and attentive staff make this a pleasant experience for vacationers.
11251 Harbour Villa Road, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-238-1300
18.The Point Orlando Resort
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Vacationers to Orlando who want all the conveniences during their visit should choose the Point Orlando Resort. Guests can easily get to all of the area theme parks with the resort’s complimentary shuttle service. A stay at this hotel comes with in-room coffee, self-parking, access to the fitness center, and local phone and internet service. The hotel has an outdoor pool and hot tub on site plus a poolside bar and grill, tapas bar, lounge, and Starbucks Coffee. The Point also makes a great events venue for corporate functions or parties, with their large selection of meeting and conference rooms.
7389 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407 956 2000
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Situated right on International Drive in Lake Buena Vista, the Floridays Resort is close to all of the top theme parks and makes a great home base during a visit to Orlando. Guests enjoy condominium-style accommodations with two or three-bedroom suites and a full kitchen. This award-winning resort has two outdoor pools plus a pool bar, cafe, and marketplace for added convenience. Furry friends can join the family on vacation, as this is a pet-friendly resort. Visitors can take advantage of the free shuttle to Walt Disney World and SeaWorld, plus the resort game room, fitness facilities, and business center.
12562 International Drive, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-238-7700
20.Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
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From nature trails to pine tree woodlands, the Wilderness Lodge captures the magic of Disney in this American frontier-themed hotel-resort. The beautifully executed theme conjures up images of the country’s great outdoors with bubbling brooks, pine forests, and large boulders. This unique resort has two swimming pools, jogging trails, a restaurant, and an arcade all on site. Guests can meander through the trails, relax in the hot springs pool, or zip down the 67-foot waterslide. At night, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge invites all to warm themselves by the campfire and snack on s’mores. The hotel also hosts fishing trips, relaxing cruises, motorboat rides, and bike rentals.
901 Timberline Drive, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-824-3200
21.Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
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The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is located on over 400 acres of nature preserve, yet situated conveniently near the magic of Walt Disney World. It offers guests the best of both worlds in Orlando – the serenity of its natural environment and easy access to tourist activities. The hotel is home to the Rees Jones-designed Waldorf Astoria Golf Club’s 18-hole championship golf course and an award-winning 3-acre lazy river. Whether guests want to unwind by floating on the lazy river or get their day started by reading a newspaper in a poolside cabana, the Hilton Bonnet Creek is a great home base for an Orlando adventure.
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-597-3600
22.Hyatt Regency Orlando
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The Hyatt Regency Orlando has everything vacationers could want to truly unwind. Two sparkling pools provide relaxing spaces to soak up the Florida sun, while the hotel’s full-service spa and salon offers a variety of massages and facials. For those guests who want a bit of exercise during their stay, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, and bicycle rentals. The Hyatt Regency Orlando also has plenty of food options with seven in-house restaurants and bars as well as a 24-hour room service menu. An in-house golf concierge can guide guests with tee times and transportation, giving them more time to enjoy their vacations.
9801 International Drive Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-284-1234
23.Hard Rock Hotel
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The Hard Rock Hotel is best known for its entertainment and nightlife events. The hotel is centrally located, just blocks away from the Universal City Walk, which is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The Hard Rock Live, located just steps away, is a 3,000-person venue that has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry. Visitors will love the hotel’s Velvet Unplugged events – acoustic concerts by talented artists in almost every genre. The hotel’s poolside bar and grill is a lively gathering place for visitors to enjoy the warm Florida climate while listening to music and getting to know other music-loving guests or locals.
5800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-503-2000
24.Hilton Orlando Resort
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Only a short drive away from one of Orlando’s famous theme parks, such as SeaWorld, Universal, or Walt Disney World, the Hilton Orlando Resort boasts some amenities of its own with seven unique restaurants, a 9-hole putting green, and a lazy river. For recreation lovers, the hotel also features a volleyball court, tennis court, fitness room, and pool. Guests in need of accessibility services will find that the hotel offers accessible hotel restaurants, pool areas, and transportation (advance notice needed). The hotel has a variety of amenities for business guests, including express mail, videoconferencing, and an on-site notary public.
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-313-4300
25.Loews Royal Pacific Resort
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Created for visitors who want to enjoy Orlando’s natural lush landscape, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort is like an island getaway. With torch-lighting ceremonies, poolside cabanas with fresh fruit, and exotic fire dancers at the Wantilan Luau, staying at the hotel is akin to staying in a tropical paradise. Visitors who aren’t prepared for their paradise adventures will find the hotel’s on-site shop sells grass skirts, Hawaiian-print shirts, and bikinis. Couples with children who want to get out for an Orlando excursion on their own will appreciate a variety of babysitting options, including the Resort Kids Camp program, which features fun activities for kids to do.
6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-503-3000
Where to Stay in Orlando - 25 Best Hotels & Inns
- Villas of Grand Cypress, Photo: Villas of Grand Cypress
- Grand Bohemian Hotel, Photo: Grand Bohemian Hotel
- Four Seasons Orlando, Photo: Four Seasons Orlando
- The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Photo: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Photo: Waldorf Astoria Orlando
- Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Photo: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
- Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Photo: Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, Photo: Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Photo: Courtesy of edwardolive - Fotolia.com
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Photo: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld, Photo: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
- JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Photo: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Photo: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Photo: Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Eo Inn, Photo: Eo Inn
- Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas, Photo: Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas
- The Point Orlando Resort, Photo: The Point Orlando Resort
- Floridays Resort, Photo: Floridays Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Photo: Courtesy of YakobchukOlena - Fotolia.com
- Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Photo: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
- Hyatt Regency Orlando, Photo: Hyatt Regency Orlando
- Hard Rock Hotel, Photo: Hard Rock Hotel
- Hilton Orlando Resort, Photo: Hilton Orlando Resort
- Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Photo: Loews Royal Pacific Resort
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Katherine - Fotolia.com
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando offers beautiful accommodations modeled after a picturesque fishing village in southern Italy. Guests enjoy the European elegance of this charming resort near Universal Studios, and the sundecks and outdoor pools provide the perfect place for soaking up the sun. Kids can play outside while participating in many of the poolside activities like ping pong tournaments, pool basketball, arts and crafts, and bocce ball. At night, live music and opera create an enchanted evening. During the Dive-In events, the resort screens family-friendly flicks from the pool area. The hotel also boasts a fitness center, spa, and sauna.
5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL, Phone: 407-503-1000