The Best Hotels to Book in Kissimmee, Florida, for Every Traveler

Relax poolside at CLC Encantada Resort on your next trip to Kissimmee
Relax poolside at CLC Encantada Resort on your next trip to Kissimmee | Courtesy of Encantada Resort / Expedia
James Callery

If you’re searching for a quieter base with access to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, then Kissimmee, Florida, is your answer. It’s serviced by a collection of kid-friendly resorts, self-contained villas and the odd boutique property. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Kissimmee – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Star Island Resort & Club, for feeling fabulous


Lagoon-style pool with fountain, framed by palm trees and lounge chairs at Star Island Resort and Club, Kissimmee
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Star Island Resort & Club is such a kid-friendly hotel in Kissimmee that you’ll have a hard time getting the little ones to leave. You name it, they’ve got it: a playground, mini-golf, bingo nights, arts and crafts and a game room. Ice cream socials, ring dive pool contests…it’s enough to convince you to move into one of their three-bedroom villas permanently. We’d tell you about the Celebrity Day Spa, but that may be the last reason you need to make this a staycation.

2. Galleria Palms Hotel, for insider information


Outdoor pool with handrail and lounge chairs set against yellow exterior of Galleria Palms Hotel in Kissimmee
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Vacationing shouldn’t be a chore, so let Galleria Palms Hotel take care of the less than exciting bits. They’ll handle breakfast, no questions asked. They’ll also answer your questions about current wait times at the parks and how to snag the best deals. You can even let them do the driving to Disney, SeaWorld or Universal. All you need to do is kick back and relax in your spacious room or on a comfy chaise beside the pool.

3. Reunion Resort and Golf Club, for fun-loving families

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A balcony with a small table, white pillars and panoramic views at Reunion Resort and Golf Club in Kissimmee, Florida
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Impress the whole family with a stay at the Reunion Resort and Golf Club. For sports-loving adults, there are three award-winning signature golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, respectively. You might also fancy tackling tennis, cycling or yoga. Kids will love the tropical water park, perfect for splashing about in the sun, and Walt Disney World is a short drive away – take advantage of the free shuttle. Select from one- to three-bedroom villas or rental homes, all with living and dining areas and full-size kitchens.

5. Kapp and Kappy Bed and Breakfast, for a historic home-from-home

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Charming exterior of grey cottage surrounded by lush foliage at Kapp and Kappy Bed and Breakfast, Kissimmee
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Built in 1913, this B&B was once a cottage. Renovated in 2016, it still retains its original homey charm, complete with a wraparound porch and rocking chairs. For those who enjoy being close to nature, the plant-filled grounds attract hummingbirds and a variety of colorful butterflies. Each of its rooms has an en-suite with a shower and a Keurig coffeemaker to start your day right. The breakfast comes American-style, with options such as eggs, bacon and corned beef hash.

6. Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection, for a dreamy lakeside stay


Exterior of white multi-story Bohemian Hotel Celebration lit up at night, reflected in the glassy surface of Lake Rianhard
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Offering a fairytale experience – only matched by the nearby Walt Disney World – this Marriott outpost sits on the edge of the beautiful Lake Rianhard. Views over the water are best enjoyed from the outdoor pool. The guest rooms – ask for one with lake views – come with eye-catching striped carpets, and the decor is artfully mismatched, staying true to the name of the hotel. You can catch a free shuttle to a nearby golf course or relax with an in-room massage.

7. Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, for golf lovers

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Stylish restaurant in warm tones with circular light fixtures at Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
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When location is everything, the Embassy Suites has you covered. It’s close to the area’s renowned golf courses, including the two 18-holers at ChampionsGate Golf Club, and it’s a short drive from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. When you don’t want to leave, amenities include an outdoor pool and a complimentary made-to-order breakfast. All rooms come with a microwave and a small refrigerator – ask for a fireworks-view room when booking.

8. Polynesian Isles Resort, for great gaming

Resort, Apartment

Pond with central fountain at Polynesian Isles Resort in Kissimmee, Florida
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When you’re bringing the whole family along, Polynesian Isles Resort offers comfortable one- and two-bedroom villas with enough entertainment to keep everyone happy. For the adults, there are hot tubs, several heated swimming pools, a fitness center and a putting green, while the children will love the playground, shuffleboard, tennis and basketball facilities. Befitting of its name, the resort’s surroundings include tropical landscaping, waterfalls and lakes.

9. Disney’s Riviera Resort, for a fairytale vacay

Resort, Hotel, Apartment, Luxury

Upscale room with high ceilings, ornate bed platform and adjacent kitchen at Disneys Riviera Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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The magic of Disney flows through this kid-friendly hotel in Kissimmee, starting with its palatial facade. The accommodation options – which range from Tower Studios to spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom villas – are surprisingly adult and fit for a Disney royal. Of course, there’s plenty for kids to do here, too. A family-friendly pool features a slide that wraps around a Rapunzel tower, while there’s plenty of fun at S’il Vous Play, a hands-on water park inspired by European public fountains.

10. Encantada Resort, for bringing your furry friends

Resort, Apartment

Modern living room space with tan seating, framed abstract art and open kitchen at CLC Encantada Resort, Kissimmee
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This pet-friendly Kissimmee resort features a range of children’s activities, including outdoor games, arts and crafts and face painting. With a peaceful, tropical setting with walking trails, Encantada Resort is a gated community with 24-hour staff. Let the kids loose in the playground or go for a jog around the lake, which has a pier and catch-and-release fishing. It also has a swimming pool complex, complete with a zero-entry pool and a jacuzzi, and its two-, three- and four-bedroom townhomes have hot tubs.

11. Comfort Suites Maingate East, for a classic stay

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Large lagoon-style pool surrounded by lime-green lounge chairs and palm trees in Comfort Suites near Kissimmee
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Use Comfort Suites as a convenient base for Walt Disney World – the Magic Kingdom and Epcot are just a walk away, although you may prefer to use the complimentary transportation. When you’re not enjoying the Happiest Place on Earth, relax in the hotel’s hot tub, heated pool or spa. In the morning, start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast with tasty waffles.

12. Palazzo Lakeside Hotel, for retail (and sports) therapy

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

View across water to multi-story Palazzo Lakeside Hotel in Kissimmee lit up at twilight
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The Palazzo Lakeside Hotel, overlooking Lake Cecile, is a great place to relax. Each of its guest rooms has a fresh, contemporary look and comes with either a Nespresso or Keurig coffee machine. You can start the day with a full continental breakfast before taking a dip in the pool or working up a sweat in the fitness center. It’s also a short drive from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, and there are several world-class shopping spots and top golf courses nearby.

For some budget-friendly options, discover our guide to the best cheap hotels in Kissimmee and book now on Culture Trip.

Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

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