If you are planning on visiting Orlando, Florida, and are looking for the best hotels in Orlando then we have covered.
Whether you’re planning a vacation with the family and kids, a couples getaway, or an adult-only girls weekend there are plenty of options for everyone.
That is what makes Orlando the perfect destination.
And then, of course, there is Disney!!
In order to make this guide helpful for anyone looking to plan a trip to Orlando, Florida we have broken down our list of recommended hotels as follows.
Feel free to jump to the section that best fits you or get cozy and read the whole thing.
- Best Hotels for Disney World-On-site
- Best Hotels for Disney World-Off-site
- JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes
- Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
- Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
- Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
- Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
And now it is time to get started.
Why Visit Orlando?
People from all over the world visit Orlando every year. 60 million people to be exact. While most people come for the theme parks Orlando there is so much more to do in Orlando.
In addition to theme parks, Orlando is surrounded by natural springs, hiking, and let’s not forget some of the best beaches in Florida are only an hour away. Do you need any more reasons to visit Orlando?
Where is the best area to stay in Orlando Florida?
The best area to stay in Orlando is going to be dependent on your reason for visiting. Some of the most popular areas in Orlando are in or around the theme parks such as Disney, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld.
If you are coming for the theme parks then you will most likely pick one of the following three locations: International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, or Kissimmee.
International Drive is best for those that want to be in the center of it all. Here you will find restaurants, attractions and plenty of things to do. It is also centrally located to Universal Studios and many of the other theme parks.
Lake Buena Vista is perfect for anyone that is coming to Orlando strictly for Disney. If you plan on spending most if not all of your time at Disney then Lake Buena Vista is the perfect place for you.
If you are looking for a hotel near Disney World then definitely look at Lake Buena Vista.
Kissimmee is a great option for anyone that is looking for budget-friendly options or a quieter spot away from all the attractions. Here you also have the option of opting for a vacation property which may be a great idea for families.
Some other areas to consider.
Downtown Orlando- Perfect for those that are really looking for nightlife, restaurants, museums, and attractions outside of the theme parks
What is the best hotel for Disney World?
The best hotel for Disney World is going to vary depending on whether you want to stay at a Disney Resort or if you are looking for something off property.
Best Hotels for Disney World-On-site
Disneys Boardwalk Villas
Located on-site and within walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Boardwalk Villas are a great (and budget-friendly) option for those visiting Disney.
What makes this property fantastic are the kitchenettes and private balconies.
Many visitors to this property love the boardwalk feel of the property. It feels like something out of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Empire.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter
This resort will transport you to the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. And this is what makes this resort so magical. What we also love about this resort is easy to access to Disney Springs via boat.
While the resort is family-friendly it does seem to attract honeymooners and those looking for a romantic getaway so keep that in mind when booking.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
If you ever dream of traveling to Africa and going on Safari then Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a great option for you. The resort is home to over 200 animals and with rooms with views of the Savanna you could easily spend your day watching the giraffes wander by.
This has to be one of our favorite Disney hotels in Orlando.
Best Hotels for Disney World-Off-site
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Located 3.3 miles away from Disney, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a great place to call home during your time at Disney. The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is top of the list because it is our personal favorite.
What we love about it is that you don’t need to leave the property if you don’t want to. There is soo much to do right onsite. From bike riding to even rock climbing. It is great if you are looking for a property with plenty to keep you occupied.
Wyndham Garden Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
One of the best values this close to Disney, the Wyndham Garden Orlando Resort is a great choice when you are looking for something budget-friendly right in the heart of Disney. Being only 2.6 miles away from all the fun makes it a great choice.
There are several pools and hot tubs on the property both for kids and adults which means you have a great chance of finding a good spot.
Also, they offer shuttle services to the parks which is a great amenity.
Looking for a little bit of luxury in the middle of the action. Then why not stay at the Four Seasons. For those that are after the most luxurious of the luxurious, the Four Seasons is the only resort in Florida to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award which is one of the highest awards in the United States.
It of course comes at a price but if you’re looking for the ultimate in Orlando luxury then this is the place to book.
The Four Seasons is truly one of the best luxury hotels in Orlando.
Best hotels in Orlando for Kids
When looking for a kid-friendly hotel, activities can truly make or break your vacation. When looking for a kid-friendly hotel we tend to gravitate towards hotels with have daily activities for all ages and great amenities that are kid-friendly.
So here are some of the best hotels for kids in Orlando.
Marriot’s Lakeshore Reserve
When it comes to kid’s activities Marriot’s Lakeshore Reserve does not disappoint. Throw in a pool and lazy river and you will find hours of entertainment for everyone in the family.
The Treehouse is a favorite with the kids. This is where you can find all activities including games and crafts.
Marriot Grande Vista
This resort boasts spacious rooms and with so much to do on property that is why it makes the list. The resort hosts daily activities which is a draw for families.
You also have the option to reserve a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villa for larger families which means you will be comfortable versus trying to navigate a smaller hotel room.
Universal’s Aventura Hotel
Univeral’s Aventura Hotel is located on Universal’s resort making the perfect spot if you are planning on visiting Universal parks.
What makes this place are the kid’s suites. Those who have visited the property have nothing but great things to say about the kid’s suits at Universal’s Aventura Hotel.
The Kid’s suites are over 500 square feet and feature separate sleeping areas for kids and adults as well as a large bathroom with separate tub and shower areas which makes it perfect for families.
Best Orlando Resorts for Families
Floridays Resort Orlando
Voted #1 best value in Orlando by Tripadvisor as well as the #1 Family Hotel in the US, Floridays Resort Orlando is perfect for your home away from home.
What most love about this property are the suites have two full baths and a full kitchen which gives you the comfort of home that you won’t find in a teeny tiny hotel room.
And bonus for the price being right on target.
Rosen Shingle Creek
At first glance, you will be surprised that this makes the list of family resorts. However, look under the hood and you will realize this is easily a great resort not only for families but for families on a budget.
The resort has several pools which means you will easily find a spot for you and the kids. And they even have an adult pool for those that are looking for a little bit of quiet.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort At Universal Orlando
Another Universal Orlando fan favorite. Proximity to Universal Orlando makes this a winner. However what also makes this property amazing are things like a pool with a sandy beach equipped with sand toys (so you don’t have to lug your own).
It’s probably one of the hotels with best pools in Orlando.
With activities for both kids and adults.
As well as restaurants and entertainment at Universal Orlando City Walk at your doorstep this is a great resort.
Best hotels in Orlando for Couples
JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes
When people ask what is the best hotel in Orlando for couples the JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes continuously makes the list.
Between the beautiful property, onsite Ritz-Carlton Spa, and nightly turndown service you are sure to enjoy your romantic getaway.
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
The Grand Bohemian located in Downtown Orlando is a great option for couples if you’re looking for a place away from the parks.
This hotel is located within walking distances of several amazing restaurants and other great attractions so you will definitely have plenty to keep you occupied.
The walkable location is perfect for those that just want to stroll around and not worry about driving or sitting in traffic.
If you’re looking for hotels in downtown Orlando then the Grand Bohemian is a great option.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Another Universal Orlando Resorts fave, the Lowes Portofino will make you feel like you have landed in one of the most beautiful places in Italy.
Except you’re in Orlando, Florida.
Tip: Get a room overlooking the bay and spend your evenings sipping on wine on your terrace.
The Best Cheap Hotels in Orlando Florida
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Lake Buena Vista
If you like free then this your spot. The rates here are great. But what is even better is the free breakfast, free shuttle to Disney and free beer and wine happy hour during weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday).
Rooms here are spacious and include kitchenettes. And Disney is located approximately one mile away so it is the perfect play to stay while visiting Disney.
Great rates plus all the amenities and freebies makes this one of the cheapest hotels in Orlando Florida.
Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
It may not be the cheapest on the list however it is one of the cheapest in Lake Buena Vista which puts you smack dab in the middle of Disney. Free breakfast and rooms with a kitchenette will have you saving even more.
The hotel is family-friendly with plenty to do on the property and nearby. It is also great for those that have an extended stay in the Orlando area.
Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
You know I like free. And this hotel does not disappoint. Did someone say free breakfast, free wifi and free evening snacks and drinks?
Most visitors rave about the evening snack hour. It is a great way to save money. The hotel offers suites with kitchenettes which is great when traveling with the family.
This hotel chain is also family-owned which is something you don’t see very often nowadays.
Where should adults stay in Orlando?
The Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
You are not really going to find any adults-only resorts in Orlando Florida, however The Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes truly makes you feel like you are at an adults-only resort.
With features like an adults-only pool and an award-winning spa you will not know the difference.
Add in the amazing restaurants and you will truly be in adults-only heaven.
Kids are welcome here so if you are looking to bring the family that is perfectly fine. There is plenty to do for everyone including a lazy river. You also have access to the JW Marriot next door.
B Resort and Spa
Location is what makes the B Resort a perfect place to call home during your time in Orlando. Located less than a 10 minute walk from Disney Springs this adult-friendly hotel is the perfect place for those looking for something in Disney that is a bit more adult-oriented.
As with all the other hotels, kids are welcome here. This is not adults only. And this property does a stellar job as catering to the kids as well as the adults.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins College
If you are looking for something away from the parks and near amazing restaurants, shopping and nightlife then check out The Alfond Inn in Winter Park.
Winter Park is an adult paradise. With so many amazing restaurants to choose from Winter Park is a great destination for anyone looking for a night out.
And don’t forget to visit the Wine Room where you can sip and swirl on hundreds of different wines.
The Alfond Inn has been voted one of the top hotels in Florida in the Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. A visit to this property will definitely confirm that it truly is a gem. Add a rooftop pool and in your in for a fun treat.
Best Resorts in Orlando
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
This is the perfect resort for those looking to visit Universal. Being on property means you can walk right to Universal.
The lazy river, pools, and jacuzzi are just some of the amenities you will find at this resort. If you are looking for a beach vacation in Orlando this is the perfect spot.
You’ll almost forget you’re in Orlando and not on a cruise to the Bahamas.
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Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Located on a nature preserve not too far from Disney the Waldorf Astoria resort is one of the most beautiful resorts in Orlando. If you are looking for luxury this is the place.
Send the day in a poolside cabana, visit the spa or just enjoy the beautiful grounds.
And when it is time to head to the park take advantage of the shuttle service that will have you at Disney in no time.
The Waldorf Astoria is one of the best 5 star hotels in Orlando.
Orlando World Center Marriott
This resort has been completed renovated and offers so much that you may consider never leaving.
With three water slides and an all-new pool area this is definitely a must-visit property.
One great perk that people rave about is the ability to see the Disney fireworks right from the property. This is awesome if you are hoping to avoid the Disney crowds.
Best suites in Orlando
Caribe Royale Orlando
This all-suite hotel located approximately 2 miles from Disney is a perfect place to call home during your trip to Orlando.
Many who visit love the pool area which features waterfalls and a 75-foot waterslide.
The close proximity to Disney combined with the many amenities and spacious suites makes this a great option in Orlando near Disney.
The Point Hotel and Suites
With studios, one and two-bedroom suites it is easy to find the space you and your family need. Close proximity to area attractions is another reason why The Point makes the list.
Location and amenities such as on-site restaurants and shuttle service to area attractions makes The Point a great choice.
Coolest hotels in Orlando
Gaylord Palms Resort
With seasonal events like Summer Fest and ICE which transports you the North Pole during the holidays, the Gaylord Palms Resort is a must-visit.
The resort itself has a tropical atrium that you can enjoy year-round, an adult pool for those that are looking to get away from the kids and even a water park.
This resort really has some of the best hotel pools in Orlando.
It is truly one of the coolest hotels in Orlando.
Spend the night in a Castle.
The theme and decor at this hotel will make you feel like royalty.
People rave about the decor here. You truly will feel like you stepped into your favorite fairy tale. And this is what makes this one of the coolest hotels in Orlando.
Best Hotels in Orlando, Florida
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