The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Orlando, Florida

Enjoy an indulgent meal on the terrace at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
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13 November 2020
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After spending the day at Orlando’s theme parks or exploring the surrounding area, you’ll want to relax and unwind. Undoubtedly, the best way to do that is by staying at a luxury hotel. Whether you are looking for a high-end restaurant, luxurious spa, glittering pool, or spacious bedroom with a view, these luxury hotels in Orlando, Florida, will take your vacation to the next level.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, for unparalleled Magic Kingdom access

White exterior of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and outdoor pool
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There are luxury hotels in Orlando and then there’s Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This grand, Victorian-inspired hotel sidles up to its own lagoon; its racetrack-long list of facilities includes a world-class spa and more than 10 bars and restaurants where you can try everything from a 10-course tasting menu to afternoon tea. The deal sealer at this particular five-star hotel in Orlando, though, is the monorail, which will whisk you to the Magic Kingdom in minutes.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, for a championship golf course

Large outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
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The luxury vacation you’ve been dreaming of starts with a stay at one of the most romantic hotels in Orlando: the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes. The grounds are impeccable, as are the elegant bedrooms. As part of your visit, book a spa treatment, play a round of championship golf, or take a kayak tour of the Everglades. End the evening with a drink and dinner at Knife & Spoon, the hotel’s signature seafood and steak restaurant, led by an award-winning chef.

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, for rockstar perks

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Live the rock’n’roll lifestyle at the aptly named Hard Rock Hotel. Suites and club-level rooms provide the best that luxury has to offer, and some even include a baby grand piano. For an experience that makes you feel like you’ve just secured a VIP backstage pass, enjoy a drink at the Velvet Bar. As it sits on the Universal Orlando Resort’s property, you’ll also get exclusive access to the resort’s theme parks.

Hyatt Regency Orlando, for spectacular views

Large outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees at Hyatt Regency Orlando
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Sitting in the middle of several attractions, the Hyatt Regency Orlando has a variety of pristine rooms, but if you’re looking to splurge, the suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the city. At Rocks, the on-site bar, you can indulge in handcrafted cocktails while staring out over the Grotto Pool, where you can take in the warm Florida sunshine earlier in the day.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, for top international cuisine

A turquoise headboard in an opulent bedroom with gold tones at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
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A luxurious vacation in Downtown Orlando doesn’t get better than a stay at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, which is steps away from Lake Eola, a beautiful place for an afternoon walk or an evening picnic. For some international cuisine, try the Boheme, the hotel’s AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Tuck into the savory Mediterranean salmon and a scrumptious Nutella lava cake for dessert.

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge, for two golf courses and a spa

A leather couch and two armchairs in a lounge area at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
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The name Arnold Palmer, one of America’s greatest golfers, brings a certain type of relaxed luxury to mind. At this resort, you can live the true Arnold Palmer lifestyle by enjoying two golf courses, a full spa, tennis courts, and more. For the best in dining, visit the Bay Window Room, complete with picturesque views of the putting green and the Rolex clock.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando, for a stay at the heart of Walt Disney World

Outdoor pool area and palm trees at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
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Stay right in the center of Walt Disney World at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, where rooms offer views of Disney Springs and the surrounding areas. If golf is your game of choice, consider playing at the Rees Jones-designed championship course, which goes through a wetland preserve. When night falls, you can watch the evening fireworks from your room, unwind and enjoy a glass of wine after a busy day.

Siena at Bella Collina, for the Nick Faldo-designed golf course

Outside sitting area and view of the red brick property at Siena at Bella Collina
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If one room isn’t enough, Siena at Bella Collina has luxurious two- and three-bedroom condos. Each one features all of the conveniences of home, including a full kitchen, private bathrooms, and wifi. The signature golf course, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, offers a challenge to even the most seasoned pros. After a round of golf, you can enjoy the spa facilities, which include a variety of massages, peels, and facials.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando, for romantic getaways

Lounges and umbrellas by the pool at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
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Just steps away from the Magic Kingdom, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a magical place all by itself, offering a sprawling lazy river, cabanas, and a private adults-only pool. Rooms are well-appointed with soft beds and large modern bathrooms. For date night, make sure to book dinner at Capa – its outdoor balcony overlooks the park, and the bar serves a signature G&T, featuring Caorunn gin, Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic, apple, juniper, key lime, and botanicals.

Sarah Holt contributed additional reporting to this article.

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