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Orlando’s Diverse Accommodations Bring Larger-than-Life Experiences to Guests
ORLANDO, Fla. – Travel dreams come true for visitors every day in Orlando, and all that excitement can be exhausting. Fortunately, with more than 450 unique properties to choose from, there’s no better place to rest up for the next day’s adventures than a welcoming Orlando hotel. Orlando’s accommodations include properties with a variety of unique amenities; families can relax on lazy rivers, spot free-roaming giraffes, play at onsite water parks and request superhero wakeup calls, while adults might take a swing at championship golf courses, jive with underwater sound systems, pamper themselves at luxurious spas and award-winning restaurants, even share a romantic moment under fireworks – and naturally, rest in some incredibly cozy rooms and suites.
Visitors are truly spoiled for choice with varied experiences in quality accommodations spanning luxury, themed properties and some of the most kid-pleasing rooms in the world at every price point. With more than 118,000 hotel rooms in metropolitan Orlando, more than 20,000 vacation home rentals and 22,000 vacation ownership properties, there’s sure to be something to please every visitor.
TheAlfond Inn - Situated on the Rollins College property in the heart ofWinter Park, this boutique property opened in 2013 features 112 guest rooms,upscale dining, on-site pool and fitness center, public space and 10,000 squarefeet (929 square meters) of flexible meeting space.
AloftOrlando Downtown -Aloft Orlando Downtown, a hip new StarwoodHotels & Resorts brand hotel, is steps away from City Hall, the Dr.Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Amway Center.
B Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort- This new lifestyle hotel brand opened its third hotel in 2013 just steps fromDowntown Disney. The resort showcasescreative culinary options, a resort-style pool with exciting water elements,and select child-friendly guest rooms with bunk beds and gaming consoles.
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort- The fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, now open, offers twodistinct experiences within the development's multiple buildings. There are 900family suites capable of sleeping six, which include kitchen areas and 900standard guest rooms - offering both moderate- and value-priced accommodations.The hotel also has two themed pool areas, a 10-lane bowling alley and onsitedining options.
FourSeasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort - Opened in August 2014,the 444-room luxury property is one of the largest Four Seasons resorts in theworld. The resort experience featuresseveral dining venues, including a rooftop restaurant with Magic Kingdom views;a Tom Fazio-designed golf course; 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-meter) spa;fitness center; three pools and lazy river; sports facility with tennis,basketball, rock wall, and more; and recreation center for children, teens andfamilies. The resort has already received the coveted Five Diamond Award® byAAA-the only resort in the Orlando area to achieve this recognition.
LoewsSapphire Falls Resort -- Universal Orlando Resort and LoewsHotels & Resorts have announced plans to build the Loews Sapphire FallsResort. It will be the fifth onsite hotel at Universal Orlando Resort,featuring 1,000 rooms and suites with a casual Caribbean theme, built around alagoon and towering waterfall. The resort is expected to open in the summer of2016.
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa- Often referred to as "the jewel in the crown" of Disney's vacationkingdom, the Grand Floridian offers 867 rooms, complete with luxurious resortfacilities reminiscent of the Victorian era.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort - Following a recent $75million renovation, the resort's 815 guest rooms and suites offer modernstyling plus enhanced recreation amenities.
Hyatt Regency Orlando - Located on International Drive, Hyatt Regency Orlandofeatures sophisticated accommodations, including spacious guestrooms; state-of-the-art, flexible function space; a full-service spa and24-hour fitness center; three pools and 10 dining and entertainmentoptions.
RosenShingle Creek - This 1,500-room Spanish Revival-style hotel is situatedon 230 pristine acres (93 hectares) at the headwaters of the FloridaEverglades. The hotel boasts the onsiteShingle Creek Golf Club, a day spa, and 15 dining/lounging options, includingthe AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse, A Land Remembered.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes- This hotel features a world-class spa, championship golf course andfine-dining restaurant, Norman's. In 2011, the property unveiled the largestRitz-Carlton suite in the U.S., with a whopping 4,293 square feet (398 squaremeters) of luxurious amenities.
Villasof Grand Cypress Golf Resort - Aluxury retreat in the heart of Central Florida, this hotel appeals to golfersand non-golfers alike. Guests can enjoy 45 holes of golf, partake in golfinstruction at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf or relax poolside.
Waldorf AstoriaOrlando - Thefirst Waldorf Astoria to be built outside New York City, this resort features aworld-class spa, 18-hole golf course and several fine-dining options, includingthe signature restaurant, Bull & Bear. The property was also voted the #4resort in Florida by readers of CondeNast Traveler's magazine.
Themed Resorts & Family-Friendly
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge -Hundreds of exotic animals roam free on a 46-acre (18 -hectare) wildlifereserve, where guests stay in an upscale African-style lodge.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort - This resort features 1,120 family suites designedafter Finding Nemo, Cars and The Lion King and 864 traditional guest roomsinspired by The Little Mermaid. Just outside are imaginative amenities,including three sparkling swimming pools and four playful courtyards - one foreach film - to complete the resort experience.
Disney's Polynesian Resort - Thisrelaxing tropical paradise, featuring lush vegetation, thatched roofs, koiponds and white-sand beaches, offers a warm, welcoming world that celebratesthe spirit of the South Pacific.
Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Guestscan enjoy the rustic charm of the National Park lodges of the Great AmericanNorthwest in the midst of Walt Disney World theme parks.
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort - Patterned after arock star's mansion, the resort is complete with a guitar-shaped pool thatplays rock classics underwater.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando - This seasideretreat recreates the charm and romance of Portofino, Italy, while six,two-room Despicable Me themed suitesdelight kids.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando - The beautyand grandeur of the South Seas in the 1940s come to life at this tropicalresort. Jurassic Park-themed kids'suites include raptor's cage headboards, custom wall murals, artwork from themaking of the movies and Jurassic Park-themedfurniture.
NickelodeonSuites Resort - With two massive pool and water-park complexes,Nick-themed kid suites, a 4-D theater experience and live nightlyentertainment, kids may never want to leave.
CoCoKey Hotel and Water Resort Orlando - Located off of InternationalDrive, this tropical hotel setting offers a whimsical 54,000-square-foot(5,016-square-meter) water park featuring thrilling slides, splash-tastic playareas and relaxing pools.
WaltDisney World Swan and Dolphin Resort - Located on Walt Disney WorldResort property, the award-winning Swan and Dolphin features 2,265sophisticated rooms and suites, 17 restaurants and lounges and complimentarytransportation to the Disney theme parks and attractions.
WyndhamGrand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek - Mediterranean-inspired comfortmeets sophisticated charm at this 400-room and suite resort. Located minutesfrom Orlando's top theme parks and attractions, the resort is surrounded by 500acres (202 hectares) of Bonnet Creek woodlands, a quiet and relaxing lakesideescape.
HiltonOrlando Bonnet Creek - Adjacent to the Waldorf Astoria, Hilton OrlandoBonnet Creek features 1,001 guest rooms, three upscale and specialtyrestaurants, meeting space and a state-of-the-art business center.
HiltonOrlando - The Hilton Orlando, adjacent to the Orange County ConventionCenter, features two pools; a lazy river; steak and chop house; spa and 9-holeputting course.
JWMarriott Orlando, Grande Lakes - Elegance and impeccable service arehallmarks of the resort, which offers executive, grand and presidential suites.Resort guests have access to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa, onsite lazyriver and dining options from Tuscan artisanal to American Classic cuisine.
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld - The hotel features an upscaleocean-themed setting in keeping with its theme-park neighbor. In addition, guests may enjoy the nèu lotus spa, delectable dining and the RAqua Zone water playground.
Inns & Boutique Hotels
Bohemian Hotel Celebration AutographCollection - Combining old Florida elegance with modern conveniences,this boutique hotel is located in the heart of the quaint town of Celebration,just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.
TheCourtyard at Lake Lucerne - Located in downtown Orlando, this historicinn consists of four distinctive buildings decorated in Victorian, antebellumand art deco styles.
Eõ Inn& Spa - Orlando's premier boutique hotel and day spa, Eõ evokes theold world charm of its 1923 roots while offering today's modern appointmentsand high-tech conveniences, all set in picturesque lakefront surroundingsoverlooking Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.
TheGrand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection - Downtown Orlando'slandmark luxury hotel houses 150 rare works of art, 247 guest rooms, a boutiquespa and award-winning restaurant, The Boheme.
ParkPlaza Hotel - A vintageboutique hotel built in 1922 on Winter Park's trendy Park Avenue, the ParkPlaza Hotel offers 28 uniquely furnished rooms, breakfast in bed and abreathtaking location in the heart of this upscale dining and shoppingdistrict.
Vacation Homes, Villas & Suites
All Star Vacation Homes - With more than 180 homes within 6miles (9.6 kilometers) of Walt Disney World Resort, All Star accommodatesfamilies of all sizes with a range of two-bedroom condos to nine-bedroom poolhomes.
Blue Heron Beach Resort -From its ideal lakefront setting, Blue Heron offers 283 condo-style suites withfull-size kitchens, washers and dryers, two baths and beautiful views.
DruryInn & Suites Orlando -Located on Sand Lake Road, the property within this affordable lodging chainincludes amenities, such as wireless Internet, premium TV channels and a hotbreakfast.
FloridaGroup Vacation Homes - Visitors may choose from a variety of three-,four- and five-bedroom homes just 15 minutes from Orlando's theme parks.
LikiTiki Village, A Club Navigo Resort - The name sets the stage for fun atthis gated 64-acre (26-hectare) resort with an onsite water park, mini golf andone-, two- and three-bedroom condos, located 7 miles from Walt Disney WorldResort.
Meliá Orlando Hotel at Celebration - Here visitors will find 240 one- andtwo-bedroom suites with furnished living areas and fully equipped kitchens justminutes from Walt Disney World Resort.
RunawayBeach Club - These one-, two- and three- bedroom villasfeature fully-equipped kitchens and are less than 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) fromWalt Disney World Resort.
ThePoint Orlando Hotel - Anall-suite property with junior, one-bedroom and two-bedroom family suiteslocated in the heart of the attractions area.
ReunionResort and Club, Wyndham Grand Resort - Guests may choose from one- ortwo-bedroom upscale villas or one of three styles of luxurious homes featuringprivate pools and lakefront views, just steps from the resort's legendary golfcourses.
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort - This resort features 490revamped rooms, more than 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meters) of meetingspace, two restaurants, a spa and two spectacular pools at the 27 Palms PoolClub.
SonestaES Suites Orlando - Located near the International Drive Resort Area,this hotel is convenient to all Orlando attractions, shopping outlet centersand the Orange County Convention Center. It's also on the I-Ride Trolley route.
Summer Bay Resort - A trulykid-friendly option, the resort offers one- to four-bedroom condos, a 64-acre(26-hectare) private lake with white sand beaches, an "aquapark," mini golfcourse and a variety of activities.
TropicalPalms Resort - Fun comes in the form of a heated outdoor pool, kiddiepool, playground and sport courts at this resort featuring one- and two-bedroomcottages.
VenturaResort Rentals - Vacationers choose from one- to six-bedroom,Florida-style vacation homes and two- and three- bedroom townhomes, each just ashort drive from major attractions.
VistaCay by Millenium - A luxury lakefront all-suite resort, Vista Cayoffers two-bedroom/two-bath units to three-bedroom/three-and-a-half bathtownhomes just off International Drive.
Westgate Palace - The property'stwo-bedroom/two-bath suites, include a fully-equipped kitchen, whirlpool tuband washer/dryer.