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Places to Stay While Exploring Orlando

Orlando visitors are truly spoiled for choicewith more than 450 unique properties spanning luxury, themed hotels and some ofthe most kid-pleasing rooms in the world at every price point. With more than 120,000hotel rooms in metropolitan Orlando, more than 20,000 vacation home rentals and25,000 vacation ownership properties, there's sure to be something to pleaseevery visitor.


WHAT'S NEW IN 2017 AND 2018

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney'sWilderness Lodge - Formerlyknown as the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the resort was reimagined andopened in summer 2017. New additions to the resort include an expanded sun deck and a zero-depth-entry pool. Theresort offers studios and villas complete with kitchens or kitchenettes. Stayingat a Disney Resort hotel offers many benefits to guests, including complimentaryMagicBands, transportation services to Disney parks, early access to Fastpass+planning and Extra Magic Hours at select Disney theme parks.


Copper CreekVillas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the 14th resort forDisney Vacation Club, opened July 2017. The new property features 184rustically elegant accommodation options, including Deluxe Studios, one- andtwo-bedroom villas, three-bedroom grand villas and unique waterfront cabins.


The Delaney Hotel - Expected to open March 2018, the DelaneyHotel will be a 54-room boutique hotel in the SoDo district of downtownOrlando. It will offer unique high-tech conveniences for guests, from remotecheck-in, to digital tablet-based concierge services in every room, smart phoneroom keys and smart TVs.    


The Grove Resort & Spa - Justfive minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, The Grove Resort & Spa is a newvacation resort that opened its first phase March 2017 with 184 rooms. Afterits completion, the hotel will offer 878 two- and three-bedroom residential-stylesuites with full kitchens, washers and dryers and multiple bathrooms to provideall the comforts of home. Additional amenities include several full-servicerestaurants, bars, a grab-and-go marketplace and family-friendly water park.The full project will be completed over the course of three years.


MargaritavilleResort Orlando - Expectedto open in 2018, the new Margaritaville Resort Orlando will bring the famousJimmy Buffet paradise to life. The waterfront destination resort will offer 187rooms, 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes and 300 timeshare units. Anew dining and entertainment district is also planned to accommodate guests,along with a 12-acre water park, a wellness center, miles of fitness trails anda destination water taxi system.  


Universal's Aventura Hotel, Universal Orlando Resort's sixth additionto its lineup of onsite hotels, is expected to open August 2018. A valueproperty, the 16-story gleaming glass tower will consist of 600 guest rooms,including 13 kids' suites. It will bring the total number of on-site hotelrooms at Universal Orlando to 6,200.The Aventura Hotel will feature thefirst-ever rooftop bar and grill on Universal property, and offer exclusiveamenities including Early Park Admission to Universal's theme parks,complimentary on-site transportation and more.


Aloft and Element filed plans for a dual-branded hotel nearSeaWorld. It will be located on Central Florida Parkway and InternationalDrive. The hotel will have 280 rooms.



Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Guests staying at this upscale,African-style lodge will be able to see the exotic animals that roam free onthe 46-acre (18-hectare) wildlife reserve.


Disney's Art of Animation Resort - Thisresort features 1,120 family suites designed after Finding Nemo, Cars and TheLion King and 864 traditional guest rooms inspired by The Little Mermaid. Justoutside are imaginative amenities, including three sparkling swimming pools andfour playful courtyards - one for each film - to complete the resortexperience.


Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - This relaxing tropical paradise -featuring lush vegetation, thatched roofs, koi ponds and white-sand beaches - offersa warm, welcoming world that celebrates the spirit of the South Pacific.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando atSeaWorld - Anofficial SeaWorld Orlando hotel, Double Tree offers complimentarytransportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Universal Orlando. Guests are greetedwith warm cookies and enjoy the hotel's many amenities, which include amini-golf course, three pools, two restaurants, an on-site fitness center and aspacious two-room suite with separate living and sleeping areas available as anupgrade.    


Hard Rock Hotel - Located at Universal Orlando Resort and patternedafter a rock star's mansion, the resort is complete with a guitar-shaped poolthat plays rock classics underwater.


Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek - Adjacent to the Waldorf Astoria, the HiltonOrlando Bonnet Creek resort features 1,001 guest rooms, three upscale andspecialty restaurants, meeting space and a state-of-the-art business center.       

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites -Waterpark - After a$30 million rebuild, the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark offers fun for all ages including a waterpark with a pool andslides, poolside entertainment, an arcade, a 4-D movie theater, live entertainment,cozy cabanas, a poolside bar and Batman Laser Challenge.


JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes - Elegance and impeccable service arehallmarks of the resort. Resort guests have access to The Ritz-Carlton GolfClub and Spa, onsite lazy river and dining options from Tuscan artisanal toAmerican Classic cuisine.


LEGOLAND Beach Retreat - LEGOLAND's newestresort, the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, opened April 2017. The new hotel includes83 single-story duplexes, a themed pool, a sandy play area and a newrestaurant. Conveniently located adjacent to the theme park, the LEGOLAND BeachRetreat invites guests to relax beneath brightly-colored bungalows or dinebelow the new LEGO lighthouse, which features a buffet restaurant, pool bar anda beach-themed space for kids. All hotel guests receive free early admission tothe LEGOLAND Florida resort.


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at UniversalOrlando Resort - Guests can experiencelife as a minion with two-room DespicableMe themed suites, complete with a private room for adults and a kids roomthat captures the excitement and playfulness of Gru's laboratory.


Loews Royal Pacific Resort at UniversalOrlando - Thebeauty and grandeur of the South Seas in the 1940s come to life at thistropical resort. Jurassic Park-themedkids' suites include raptor's cage headboards, custom wall murals, artwork fromthe making of the movies and JurassicPark-themed furniture.                         


Loews Sapphire Falls Resort - TheLoews Sapphire Falls Resort is the fifth on-site hotel at Universal OrlandoResort. The casual Caribbean-themed hotel features 1,000 rooms and suites andis built around a lagoon and towering waterfall.


Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld - When guests stay at the RenaissanceOrlando at SeaWorld, they enjoy access to an on-site waterpark,state-of-the-art fitness center, five restaurants, a Starbucks, an ice creamshop and a full-service Neu Lotus spa. The resort also offers exclusiveSeaWorld Orlando perks including complimentary Quick Queue, transportation toSeaWorld, Aquatica, and Universal Orlando and complimentary access to theSeaWorld Rescue Tour.        


Walt Disney World Swan and DolphinResort - Located on WaltDisney World Resort property, the award-winning Swan and Dolphin features 2,265sophisticated rooms and suites, 17 restaurants and lounges and complimentarytransportation to Disney theme parks and attractions. The hotel celebrated thecompletion of multiple renovations throughout the property in 2017, including abrand new lobby, two new restaurants and completely reimagined guest rooms. Thenew Phins bar can be found in the lobby along with Fuel, a grab-and-gorestaurant.


Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort BonnetCreek -Mediterranean-inspired comfort meets sophisticated charm at this 400-room andsuite resort. Located minutes from Orlando's top theme parks and attractions,the resort is surrounded by 500 acres (202 hectares) of Bonnet Creek woodlands,a quiet and relaxing lakeside escape.


The Alfond Inn - Situated adjacent to Park Avenue in theheart of Winter Park, this boutique property features 112 guest rooms, upscaledining, on-site pool and fitness center, public space and 10,000 square feet(929 square meters) of flexible meeting space. The hotel offers an integratedart experience, with a contemporary arts collection displayed throughout thehotel. The Alfond Inn is owned by Rollins College and all net operating incomeis directed to The Alfond Scholars program fund, the college's premierscholarship fund.


Aloft Orlando Downtown - Aloft Orlando Downtown, a hip Starwood Hotels & Resorts brand hotel,is steps away from City Hall, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Artsand Amway Center.


Bohemian Hotel Celebration - Combining old Florida elegance with modernconveniences, this boutique hotel is located in the heart of the quaint town ofCelebration, just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.   


TheCourtyard at Lake Lucerne - Located in downtown Orlando, this historic inn consists of fourdistinctive buildings decorated in Victorian, antebellum and art deco styles.


TheEõ Inn - Orlando's premierboutique hotel and day spa, Eõ evokes the old world charm of its 1923 rootswhile offering today's modern appointments and high-tech conveniences, all setin picturesque lakefront surroundings overlooking Lake Eola Park in downtownOrlando.                                                                                


Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando - Downtown Orlando's landmark luxury hotelhouses 150 rare works of art, 247 guest rooms, a boutique spa and award-winningrestaurant, The Boheme.


ParkPlaza Hotel - A vintage boutique hotel built in 1922 on Winter Park's trendy ParkAvenue, the Park Plaza Hotel offers 28 uniquely furnished rooms, breakfast inbed and a breathtaking location in the heart of this upscale dining andshopping district.



Disney's Grand Floridian Resort &Spa - Often referred to as"the jewel in the crown" of Disney's vacation kingdom, the GrandFloridian offers 867 rooms, complete with luxurious resort facilitiesreminiscent of the Victorian era. Staying at a Disney Resort hotel offers manybenefits to guests, including complimentary MagicBands, transportation servicesto Disney parks, early access to Fastpass+ planning and Extra Magic Hours atselect Disney theme parks.


Disney's Polynesian Villas &Bungalows - Currently rated a AAA Four-Diamond Award resort, Disney's PolynesianVillas & Bungalows is a modern tropical paradise that is minutes from MagicKingdom park via water taxi or monorail ride, and a bus ride away from other nearbyDisney theme parks. For ultimate exclusivity, you can book one of the resort's two-bedroom, two-bath overwater Bungalows,which boasts a private back deck, plunge pooland a view of Magic Kingdom fireworks from the back deck.


Four Seasons Resort Orlando at WaltDisney World Resort - The443-room luxury property is the largest Four Seasons resort in North America.The resort experience features several dining venues, including a rooftoprestaurant with Magic Kingdom views; a Tom Fazio-designed golf course;14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-meter) spa; fitness center; three pools andlazy river; sports facility with tennis, basketball, rock wall and more; and a recreationcenter for children, teens and families. The resort received the coveted FiveDiamond Award by AAA-the only resort in the Orlando area to achieve thisrecognition.  


Gaylord Palms Resort & ConventionCenter - The old-world spirit of St. Augustine, the rusticcharm of the Everglades and the festive energy of Key West are all present inthe Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Fromthe South Beach adult-only pool, to the state-of-the-art Relâche FitnessCenter, the resort brings a world-class Florida escape to its guests.


Hilton Orlando - Located near the Orange County Convention Center and InternationalDrive, Hilton Orlando offers an array of things to do without ever leaving thegrounds. From its two pools, lazy river, waterslide, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits,spa and fitness center, 9-hole putting green, jogging track, and recreationalcourts, entertainment is everywhere.


Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress - Following a multi-million dollarrenovation, this family-friendly luxury resort with 815 guest rooms and suitesoffers modern styling and enhanced recreational amenities.                    


Hyatt Regency Orlando - Located on International Drive, HyattRegency Orlando features sophisticated accommodations, two sparklingpools, a full-service spa and salon, a StayFitTM Gym, tennis courts and bicyclerentals. The resort also has seven restaurants and bars, and beautiful indoorand outdoor event space.


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at UniversalOrlando Resort - This seaside retreatrecreates the charm and romance of Portofino, Italy. Guests enjoy fine Italiancuisine at the hotel's internationally renowned restaurant, Bice Ristorante. Apersonal oasis awaits you at the Mandara Spa and every evening, the hotel'sHarbor Piazza comes alive with a musical celebration that captures the romanceand charm of Italy. All hotel guests receiveUniversal Express Unlimited ride access, early park admission to The WizardingWorld of Harry Potter, priority seating at select resort restaurants andcomplimentary transportation to Universal CityWalk and three Universal Orlando theme parks.


The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes - Inspired by the grandpalazzos of Italy, theRitz-Carlton brings serene luxury to Orlando, with a championship golf course,eco tours and a fine-dining restaurant, Norman's. The resort's renovated40,000-square-foot spa has 40 treatment rooms, a spa café, a full salon and aprivate, adults-only pool.


Rosen Shingle Creek - This 1,500-room Spanish Revival-stylehotel is situated on 230 pristine acres (93 hectares) at the headwaters of theFlorida Everglades.  The hotel boasts theonsite Shingle Creek Golf Club, a day spa, and 15 dining/lounging options,including the AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse, A Land Remembered.


The Villas of GrandCypress - A luxury retreat in the heart ofCentral Florida, this hotel appeals to golfers and non-golfers alike. Guests can enjoy 45 holes of golf, partake in golf instruction at theGrand Cypress Academy of Golf or relax poolside. 


Waldorf Astoria Orlando - As the first Waldorf Astoria built outsideof New York City, this resort features a world-class spa, an 18-hole golfcourse and several fine-dining options, including the signature restaurant,Bull & Bear.


Bahama Bay Resort & Spa - Locatedjust 10 minutes from all of Disney's world class theme parks and attractions,Bahama Bay is convenient to numerous shopping centers, dining and entertainmentvenues, and championship golf, and offers two- and three-bedroom family condos.


Balmoral Resort - This new $125 million gatedvacation home property in the Haines City area is about 25 minutes away from WaltDisney World. The 245-vacation home resort offers top amenities, including awater park and R9 soccer academy.


Blue Heron Beach Resort - From its ideal lakefront setting, BlueHeron offers 283 condo-style suites with full-size kitchens, washers anddryers, two baths and beautiful views.         

Caribe Royale Orlando - Across morethan 53 tropical acres, the Caribe Royal Orlando contains 1,215 one-bedroomsuites with a living room and a full-size sofa bed, alongwith 120 luxurious two-bedroom lakeside villas, completewith a full kitchen, washer/dryer, separate living room and screened lanai orbalcony.


Encore Resort - Encore is a luxuriousoasis, minutes away from world-class theme parks, shopping, sports, culturalentertainment and more. Families can choose to stay at one of the five- to 13-bedroomresidences with private pools, fully-equipped modern kitchens, comfortablefurnishings and concierge services.


Lake Buena Vista Resort Village &Spa -Located in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, this luxury resort offers two-, three-,and four-bedroom suites, all complete with a full kitchen, a private balconyand in-room washer and dryer.


Liki Tiki Village - The name sets the stage for fun at thisgated 64-acre (26-hectare) resort with an on-site water park, mini golf andone-, two- and three-bedroom condos, located 7 miles from Walt Disney WorldResort.


Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration - This resort offers 240 one- and two-bedroom suites with furnishedliving areas and fully equipped kitchens just minutes from Walt Disney WorldResort.


The Point Orlando Resort - An all-suite property with junior,one-bedroom and two-bedroom family suites located in the heart of theattractions area.


Reunion Resort - Guests may choose from one- or two-bedroomupscale villas or one of three styles of luxurious homes featuring privatepools and lakefront views, just steps from the resort's legendary golf courses.


Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort - This resort features 490 revamped rooms,more than 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meters) of meeting space, tworestaurants, a spa and two spectacular pools at the 27 Palms Pool Club. Theresort is located just a few blocks from Walt Disney World Resort and offerscomplimentary shuttle service to the theme parks.


Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts - A truly kid-friendly option, the resortoffers one- to four-bedroom condos, a 64-acre (26-hectare) private lake withwhite sand beaches, an "aquapark," a mini golf course and a variety of other on-siteactivities. And new to the property is Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park where, fora fee, guests can unleash their inner pirate and zip, jump, climb, slide andsplash, all day long.


Tuscana Resort Orlando by Aston - Equipped with all the amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay, theTuscana Resort Orlando has a large swimming pool complex with a separate kiddiepool, hot tub, 30-seater cinema, a fitness center, snack bar, restaurant,tavern bar, BBQ areas, picnic tables and spa services. Accommodation optionsconsist of fully furnished, two-bedroom or three-bedroom condos with largebalconies, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, TVs in all bedrooms, screenedporch, air conditioning, washer and dryer and two full bathrooms.             

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium - A luxury lakefront all-suite resort, VistaCay offers two-bedroom/two-bath units to three-bedroom/three-and-a-half bathtownhomes. The resort is located on Universal Blvd., just off of InternationalDrive and near Orlando attractions and restaurants.


Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa - Within minutes of Orlando's world famoustheme parks and attractions, Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa provides guestsall the comforts of a fully furnished home with accommodations ranging fromstudios to spacious four-bedroom villas.

Westgate Palace Resort - The property's two-bedroom/two-bathsuites, include a fully-equipped kitchen, whirlpool tub and washer and dryer.The resort is located near Orlando attractions and is within walking distanceof International Drive.


Avanti Resort - The Avanti Resort features 652 renovated, comfortableand contemporary-style guest rooms and suites. The oversized pool featureswater play area and beach volleyball. Located in the heart of InternationalDrive, the resort is within walking distance of a variety of dining andshopping options.


B Resort & Spa - This new lifestyle hotel brand is juststeps from Disney Springs. The resort showcases creative culinary options, aresort-style pool with exciting water elements and select child-friendly guestrooms with bunk beds and gaming consoles. Guests will enjoy the exclusivebenefits of staying inside Walt Disney World Resort, including complimentarytransportation to Disney theme parks and Disney Springs, priority seating forDisney dinner shows and theme park restaurants and preferred tee times at theDisney championship golf courses.


Buena Vista Suites - Guests at the Buena Vista Suites enjoy a dailycomplimentary, full American breakfast buffet, a sparkling pool, an exerciseroom, and lighted tennis and basketball courts. The resort is convenientlylocated near theme parks and attractions. Special value packages are offered tomen and women in the active and reserve U.S. Armed Forces. 


Castle Hotel - Boutique luxury lives at the Castle Hotel,an Autograph Collection by incorporating stately Bavarian architecture,original artwork and more. The hotel rooms and suites include a flat-screen TV,complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, luxurious marble bathrooms and pillow topmattresses.


CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando - Located off of International Drive, thistropical hotel setting offers a whimsical 54,000-square-foot(5,016-square-meter) water park featuring thrilling slides, splash-tastic playareas and relaxing pools.


Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, Disney's All-Star Music Resort and Pop Century Resort - Four value-pricedresorts with a total of more than 8,000 rooms are infused with music, moviesand sports, as well as pop culture icons of the 20th century.


Drury Inn & Suites Orlando - Located on Sand LakeRoad and near Orlando attractions, the property within this affordable lodgingchain includes amenities, such as wireless Internet, premium TV channels and ahot breakfast. Guests will enjoy free breakfast at the lobby in the morning,free food and drinks at the evening Kickback and complimentary scheduledshuttle transportation to Universal Orlando Resort.


The Enclave Hotel & Suites - Designed with family fun in mind, the Enclave Hotel & Suitescontains multiple amenities including convenient onsite food court, multiple pools,a playground, a game room and a 24-hour fitness/exercise room. Guests will beable to take advantage of complimentary transportation to Universal Orlando andSeaWorld Orland, and scheduled transportation to Disney theme parks for a fee.


Marriott Village - The three hotels inthe Marriott Village -- Courtyard Orlando, SpringHill Suites Orlando andFairfield Inn & Suites Orlando -- have 1,100 guestrooms, free breakfast,game rooms, weekend activities, multiple pools and a village marketplace, offeringpizza, sandwiches, ice cream and more.


Rosen Inn - With a focus ondelivering quality accommodations, dining and recreation services at anaffordable rate, the Rosen Hotels & Resorts brand currently owns andoperates seven hotel properties all located close to various attractions inOrlando.


Sonesta ES Suites Orlando - Located near the International DriveResort Area, this hotel is close to Orlando attractions, shopping outletcenters and the Orange County Convention Center. It's also on the I-RideTrolley route.


staySky Suites I-Drive Orlando - As a three-diamond hotel, staySky Suitesoffers guestrooms and upscale amenities to business and leisure guests at anaffordable rate. Each day starts with a complimentary hot and cold breakfastand a shuttle service takes guests to the major theme parks, including Disney,Universal and SeaWorld.


Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort - The fourth on-site hotel at UniversalOrlando Resort offers two distinct experiences within the development'smultiple buildings. There are 900 family suites capable of sleeping six, whichinclude kitchen areas and 900 standard guest rooms - offering both moderate-and value-priced accommodations. The hotel also has two themed pool areas, a10-lane bowling alley, Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio and on-site diningoptions. All hotel guests receive early parkadmission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and complimentarytransportation to Universal CityWalk and Universal Orlando theme parks.

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista - Located in a five-storycourtyard style building with 394 guest rooms, Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vistaprovides affordable accommodations on a resort-style campus, along withconvenient access across the pedestrian bridge to Disney Springs Resort area.