An Orlando vacation is unlike any other in the world. After a manic day of exploring Universal Studios or Walt Disney World, you might want to relax and recharge in a more homely environment. Although there are plenty of great hotels to choose from, apartments offer those extra home comforts. Here are a selection of Orlando’s finest.
Located only five miles from Universal Studios, Vista Cay Resort offers luxury two or three-bedroom apartments within minutes of International Drive’s best attractions. After standing in long theme park queues, be sure to soak your sore feet in the hot tub, sip a cool drink at the shady pool bar or snuggle in for a film at the on-site movie theater, only steps away from your apartment.
If you love outdoor fun with a side of serenity, then you’ll love staying at Grand Beach’s lakefront apartments. From tennis courts and mini-golf courses to a playground and on-water activities, you’ll be so busy at the resort that it’ll feel like a separate vacation. We recommend going for a leisurely canoe ride on the lake or taking a yoga class to unwind after a day of roller coaster riding.
Orlando has long been a top tourist destination but you shouldn’t settle for the hotels of yesterday during your stay. The exclusive two-story townhouses at Lucaya Village Resort will spoil your family thanks to the luxurious amenities, which include a heated outdoor pool, lakeside trail hikes and optional car hire. Spend your days at the world’s premier theme parks before kicking back in a beautifully designed house that feels like your own personal vacation home.
Grand Lake Resort is a family-friendly hotel that has all your bases covered without excessive amenities. From a fitness center and pool to well-equipped kitchen and a jetted tub in the bathroom, Grand Lake has everything you need. Meanwhile its proximity to Old Town, an often overlooked amusement park featuring great shopping and dining options, make this laid-back hotel the perfect alternative Orlando getaway.
No shoes equals full service at Barefoot Suites, just a few minutes from Walt Disney World. Enjoy free shuttles to Disney’s parks, before returning to your fully equipped suite, which includes a kitchen and laundry machines. Of course, your family will likely spend more time outside, as the four pools, playground and sports courts are some of the best ways to enjoy Orlando’s warm weather.
Why stay in a hotel when you can have an entire home all to yourself? Summerville Vacation Homes is just three minutes from Walt Disney World, which means Mickey Mouse is practically your neighbor. Convenient furnishings like a pack-and-play travel crib accompany resort-style amenities, such as concierge services, to provide your family a vacation experience like no other.
You’ll need more than a two-day weekend to explore everything Orlando has to offer. Thankfully, Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at Millenia offers fantastic extended stay accommodations, right around the corner from Universal Orlando Resort. Apartment-style living comes complete with a grocery shopping service and pet friendly suites. On a rainy day, an afternoon shopping and dining at the Mall at Millenia next door is a must.
Feel right at home with the all-suite Sonesta ES Suites Orlando International Drive. When you’re not relaxing in the heated pool, you can walk across the street for a visit to Madame Tussauds Orlando, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium and the Wheel at ICON Park. Cook meals in your fully equipped kitchen or dine out at neighboring restaurants including Bar Louie, Saltgrass Steak House and Uncle Julio’s Mexican From Scratch.
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