The Best Hotels to Book Near LEGOLAND Florida and Cypress Gardens

Enjoy a comfortable family stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
Enjoy a comfortable family stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland | Courtesy of Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland / Expedia
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Build your perfect itinerary with a stay at these fabulous hotels near LEGOLAND Florida and Cypress Gardens. Pick your favorite and book with Culture Trip to make the perfect trip.

You thought all Central Florida had to offer was Walt Disney World and Universal Studios? Think again. This spot in the Sunshine State is also home to LEGOLAND and Cypress Gardens, giving you the instant opportunity to fill out your schedule with affordable fun. LEGOLAND is a paradise for LEGO lovers, but because its rides cater to younger children, it’s an ideal theme park for those who can’t go on the big kid rides. Build LEGOLAND and Cypress Gardens into your itinerary when you stay at these nearby hotels – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Courtyard by Marriott Winter Haven

Chain Hotel

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It would take you longer to build a 10-piece LEGO set than it would take you to get to LEGOLAND from Courtyard by Marriott. This Winter Haven hotel is right around the corner from LEGOLAND and Cypress Gardens, so close that your air conditioning will hardly cool the car down by the time you’re in the parking lot. Get a nice view of the lake from your queen suite or lounging by the pool. If you’re in town during one of Florida’s rare winter days, grab a coffee from the lobby bistro and enjoy a pleasantly chilly walk to LEGOLAND.

2. Hampton Inn Winter Haven


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Only ten minutes from LEGOLAND and less than an hour from both Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport, Hampton Inn’s location is unrivalled. A free breakfast in the morning will get you ready for a day of walking at Cypress Gardens or LEGOLAND. An easy day trip to either of Central Florida’s main metropolises is effortless and still gets you back to the hotel in time to spend a few cool evening hours at the pool.

4. Lake Ida Beach Resort


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Who says a beach resort needs to be by the ocean? Lake Ida Beach Resort will introduce you to the dozens of leisurely lakeside towns around LEGOLAND. This Winter Haven hotel is a half hour from the park , even closer to two lakeside golf courses. Play the links or get a little closer to the water with hiking and fishing at Saddle Creek Park. If the rain washes away your plans, these queen suites are also close to the Indigo Family Fun Center.

5. Hyatt Place Lakeland Center


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Hyatt Place is here to remind you that Lakeland is a destination in itself. This pet-friendly hotel invites you to explore sites like the vibrant Polk Museum of Art and Explorations Children’s Museum with the family then take the dog over to Hollis Gardens or the Circle B Bar Reserve for a little fun in the sun. The hotel itself is plenty fine for a lazy day, with spacious guest rooms, an outdoor pool and on site dining. Just don’t tell the kids that you’re as close to the Sun n Fun complex as you are LEGOLAND.

6. Residence Inn Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon

Chain Hotel

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Enjoy a serene day at Cypress Gardens and a city break when you stay at Residence Inn Tampa. Just east of the city and only an hour from Cypress Gardens, Residence Inn is clutch for travellers who want instant variety in their trip. Load up on a free breakfast buffet in the morning and get a swim in before the sun gets too high. Spend the day exploring Tampa, Cypress Gardens, or LEGOLAND and make it back for complimentary beer, wine and snacks at the evening reception.

7. Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland

Chain Hotel

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Touching down right beside Lakeland Linder International Airport, Hilton Garden Inn keeps you within a half-hour of Cypress Gardens yet feels far from the traffic of I4. Unique and underrated Central Florida attractions, like Dinosaur World and The Florida Air Museum, are nearby. Two queen beds are plenty for your small family to stretch out in – the kids will likely want to spend their time in the outdoor pool anyway. Taxi your troop into the Hangar Bar and Grill for burgers, fries and an early bedtime.

8. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Chain Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel

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Unleash your inner rockstar at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, right off of Interstate 4 in Tampa. The concierge will gladly send a Fender Strat and amp up to your room so you can play out your rock n roll fantasy. Grab a lucky dollar and head down to the casino floor – you might just win it big enough to party like a rockstar for the rest of your life.

For more excellently located hotels in the Sunshine State, see the best hotels near Miami International Airport and the best near Busch Gardens. They’re bookable now via Culture Trip. For the ideal post-pandemic getaway, make sure you venture out to Florida’s “last paradise” and make the most of the state’s blue waters by seeing the best things to do in Destin. If you’re a foodie, venture to Fort Myers; here are the best restaurants in the city.

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