The Best Hotels to Book Near Fun Spot America, Orlando

The Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village has two pools and a host of other facilities
The Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village has two pools and a host of other facilities | Courtesy of Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village / Booking.com
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5 October 2021
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The only wooden rollercoaster in Orlando, Florida. A six-story-high swing. Teacups for toddlers. Fun Spot America is a family-friendly theme park with thrills for every age. Get close to the action with a stay in one of these top hotels nearby, all bookable on Culture Trip.

Orlando in central Florida was put on the map in the 1970s when Walt Disney chose this as the location for his new Walt Disney World Resort. With a favorable climate and thousands of acres of farmland and undeveloped space at his disposal, this part of Florida was transformed within a few years. As a result, the destination today bears little resemblance to the town of 40 years ago. Families flock here year-round for the theme parks, beaches, lakes and Space Coast, to name just a few attractions.

Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village

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Tuscany Village is on 34 acres (18ha) at the intersection of Vineland Avenue and International Drive, adjacent to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Being right at the center of the action means Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and the Space Coast are nearby. This exceptional property has two pools, tropical landscaping with palm trees, and a fitness center, while the Toscana Pool Bar and Grill serves pizza, salads, sandwiches and specialty frozen tropical drinks.

Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando

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The sheer size and grandeur of this luxury hotel are awe-inspiring, but it’s the surrounding nature that will take your breath away. The Spanish Revival style of the property is seen in its 1,500-plus guest rooms and suites – all decorated in ochre and earth tones. There are four large pools, a fitness center, a game room and a golf club enveloped in the verdant landscape. Dining is exceptional, with restaurants A Land Remembered and Cala Bella lauded by critics. But there are also many casual dining options and lounges.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

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You’ll have to drag yourself from this engaging 1,500-acre (607ha) resort with a private lake. There’s a lagoon-style pool with a swim-through underground cavern, soothing suites with calming colors, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course, tennis courts and a children’s water slide. Also, Walt Disney World Resort – including Disney Springs and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando are on your doorstep.

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

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The Hard Rock Hotel is a mix of accommodation and theme park and the perfect place to rock out in sunny Orlando. Of course, there’s a palm-flanked pool, but there’s also a phenomenal memorabilia tour plus musical recreation with top names dishing out entertainment. Food-wise, the diner-inspired Kitchen serves supremely American comfort food, while the Palm Restaurant is a steakhouse specializing in Italian cuisine. Soak up the atmosphere, and cocktails, at the Velvet Bar before stepping out onto the Veranda, a place to be seen and socialize.

Floridays Resort Orlando

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This resort is all about size and space, offering two- or three-bedroom suites with kitchens; it’s perfect for larger families, groups of friends or those who want to spread out. Within an impeccably landscaped 20 acres (8ha), two heated pools provide a fun escape for kids, with movies, crafts and music part of the excitement. The Palm Café and pool bar offer snacks, pizza and drinks for the entire family. Other amenities include a shuttle service to area attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

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The Rosen Inn is known for its friendly, helpful and welcoming staff, including a concierge to help you buy theme park passes and book the free shuttle to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. It offers many amenities, including three pools, a video arcade, a playground and a gift shop. At the Plaza Garden Restaurant, there’s a breakfast and evening buffet, and children under five eat for free when accompanied by a paying adult. The popular Zebra’s Lounge and Grille is open until late and has karaoke nights. There’s also 24-hour uniformed hotel security.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

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If you want the feeling of holidaying on a tropical island, then the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is certainly to your taste. At the Universal Orlando Resort, this excellent family property has 1,000 guest rooms and 83 suites decorated in shades of the sea to create that relaxing paradise feel. The 16,000sqft (1,486sqm) pool has a sandy beach and palm trees, as well as a hot tub, cabanas for rent and a water slide that kids will love. The hotel even has Caribbean-themed dining options. Benefits include early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and free shuttle transport to the Universal parks, including nearby Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites

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This hotel is part of the Endless Summer Resort. This sunny and vibrant retreat has a coastal vibe and comes with the fun and convenience of staying with Universal. Top amenities include its two large pools, sandy beaches, kid’s play area – with the chance to play hula hoop, ping-pong and bingo – fitness center, game room and Universal Studios Store. It’s a large complex with 2,050 guest rooms, which include 1,113 remarkable two-bedroom suites. Pier 8 Market offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the Oasis Beach Bar specializes in cocktails, frozen drinks, beer and wine.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

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This modern, fresh property is within walking distance – via a special path – of Universal’s Volcano Bay and includes other Universal theme park benefits, such as early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This cool and soothingly decorated property has 600 guest rooms and suites. Amenities include a fitness center, a large swimming pool, a splash zone for kids and a firepit for grilling marshmallows and making smores, providing chill time for kids a bit tired from hectic and fun days at the parks.

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