Whether you are in Orlando for the theme parks, the lively Wall Street Plaza downtown or the premier championship golf courses just south of Disney World, escape the bustle of the city and stay in one of the best hotels near Orlando, Florida.
Although Walt Disney World is only six miles away, you’ll have a water park right outside your suite when you stay at the Grove Resort. Your family can learn to surf at the Surfari Water Park, or hit the lake for a guided pontoon tour. With rooms three to five times larger than the average Orlando suite and food delivered right to your door, your suite is the perfect spot to enjoy a memorable family dinner after a long day of fun.
Though the resort-style swimming pools, award-winning spa and Rees Jones-designed golf course may tempt you to spend countless hours on the property, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is also a great home-base if you plan on making some memories at Walt Disney World Resort. Among the many amenities you’ll have access to, the best is the complimentary Extra Magic Hour benefit at Disney. Between the inclusive Disney FastPass+ service and the Waldorf Astoria Kids’ Club, your children will have the time of their lives.
You can have the ultimate golf and theme park vacation, all within a single stay at Omni Orlando ChampionsGate Resort. When you’re not drinking around the world at Epcot or helping Spider-Man save the day at Islands of Adventure, you can split your time between the Omni’s two championship 18-hole golf courses, its relaxing spa and adults-only pool. We recommend splurging on one of their luxury villas, which includes private pool access and concierge service.
Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club offers so many on-site attractions that you’ll have a hard time pulling your family away from all the action. Four heated pools, a 4.5-star Golf Digest-rated golf course, a children’s activity center, bike rentals, basketball courts, mini golf, batting cages and a movie theater guarantee your family an amazing resort stay. Don’t forget to also catch the complimentary theme park shuttle on time.
Trade a night at the Disney Resorts for a stay at the Bohemian Hotel in Disney’s town of Celebration. This boutique hotel in downtown Celebration is only minutes away from Walt Disney World Resort. The Bohemian Hotel offers world-class hospitality and charming small-town vibes that make you feel as if you’re staying in a sleepy Florida town, far from the number-one tourist destination on the planet.
Central Florida is a magical destination for every kind of traveler. If theme parks aren’t your favorite thing, you can opt to stay at Siena at Bella Collina, just 30 minutes away from Universal Orlando Resort, and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of Lake County. Their units are fully equipped with all the conveniences of home, and each stay grants you exclusive access to resort-style amenities. After putting on the Nick Faldo-designed golf course, we recommend winding down at the 19th Hole restaurant or making a well-deserved appointment at the spa.
Located inside Orlando International Airport’s main terminal, Hyatt Regency’s light and airy rooms are a first-class choice after or before your journey. The airport’s nearby highways also make paying a quick visit to your favorite theme parks, downtown Orlando or Port Canaveral an easy trip. Before taking the convenient escalator ride from the hotel lobby to the security checkpoint, add a layover at McCoy’s Bar and Grill to your preflight itinerary and enjoy some fresh sushi.
For more incredible places to stay in Florida, check out our guide to the best hotels in and near Winter Garden, Florida, bookable on Culture Trip.
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