The Most Romantic Hotels in Orlando

The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes, is one luxury hotel that takes romance to the next level
The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes, is one luxury hotel that takes romance to the next level | Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes / Expedia
Nick Dauk

The magic of Central Florida isn’t confined to Walt Disney World. Orlando’s serene lakes, intimate local restaurants and neighborhoods filled with hidden gems offer the perfect romantic getaway for new couples and long-time partners. Get cozy with the person you love at these romantic hotels in Orlando.

1. Castle Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The fairy tale castle exterior of Castle Hotel in Orlando with a white turret on top and a circular pool in front
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Although right on the busy and renowned International Drive, Castle Hotel still manages to provide couples with a fairy-tale getaway, with the added advantage of being just moments from ICON Park and Pointe Orlando. The spellbinding suites feature warm tones and soft lighting as well as spa-like bathrooms. Lie back and enjoy having your breakfast delivered to your plush king-size bed or cozy up with cocktails at Antler’s Lounge before taking a romantic ride high above Orlando on the Wheel at ICON Park.

2. The EO Inn


A living room at the EO Inn with light blue arm chairs and a brown leather couch
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Adjacent to downtown Orlando, the EO Inn is a quaint 1920s building bordering the boho-chic Thornton Park neighborhood. Modern rooms and elegant suites with balconies offer views of the city and Lake Eola Park. After a romantic evening attending a Broadway production at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, you can sample award-winning craft beers at Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company just downstairs.

3. The Alfond Inn


The rectangular outdoor pool at the Alfond Inn in Orlando with a Spanish-style covered seating area behind it
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Fine art and refined amenities converge at the Alfond Inn, an Orlando boutique hotel in the ritzy Winter Park neighborhood. Voted the Best Hotel in Florida for four years straight by readers of Condé Nast Traveller, the Alfond Inn is much more than a hotel. You’ll love wandering their halls and gazing at masterpieces from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Make a reservation for a distinct Central Florida culinary experience at Hamilton’s Kitchen and leave room for an unforgettable Macallan scotch pudding.

4. Dr. Phillips House


Exterior of Dr Phillips House, a blue guesthouse with a turret in Orlando
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With only six suites, you and your partner will savor the privacy of the Dr. Phillips House, formerly known as the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. This national historic landmark at the south end of Orlando’s downtown area features grand Victorian rooms against a backdrop of quaint 19th-century architecture. You and your loved one can catch Magic basketball games at the Amway Center or enjoy craft cocktails at the password-protected speakeasy Hanson’s Shoe Repair, just a few blocks north.

5. The Berkley


Exterior of The Berkley, Orlando, with golden paint and two outdoor pools
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The Berkley, Orlando, is perfect for those looking for a romantic hideaway with kids in tow. This family-friendly vacation village resort contains two different suite layouts, allowing you and your partner to enjoy a secluded main bedroom while children or guests rest privately on the other side of the common space. Though a complimentary theme park shuttle service is available, you’ll also enjoy a congestion-free ride to any destination along the nearby state road 429.

6. JW Marriott Grande Lakes

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel, Golf Hotel

An outdoor social space at JW Marriott Orlando 2 with seating
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Surrounded by over 500ac (202ha) of natural splendor, JW Marriott Grande Lakes feels like a rural escape, despite its close proximity to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Lavish details such as marble bathrooms and walk-in closets are appealing, but it’s the outdoor amenities that create a one-of-a-kind experience. You should also schedule a tour of their Whisper Creek Farm or try the hotel’s own 18-hole golf course.

7. Gaylord Palms Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel

Exterior of Gaylord Palms Resort, with a large rectangular pool and palm trees
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Spend one night at the Gaylord Palms Resort and you’ll realize that you can indeed mix business with pleasure. This enchanting hotel features casual suites outfitted with all the practical storage and workspace areas needed for business, whilst offering you the added opportunity to enjoy a romantic rendezvous at one of its nine fine-dining restaurants, a couple’s massage at the Relache Spa or an afternoon savoring the Kissimmee sun at the poolside SandBar.

8. The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes


A bedroom at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando with a four-poster bed
Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton / Expedia

The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes is a luxury hotel that takes romance to the next level. Celebrate your honeymoon or milestone anniversary in the Royal Suite, complete with panoramic balconies and a soundproof media room. A luxurious spa treatment including massages, exfoliations and scalp treatments is also a must for you and your partner. Make reservations for steaks and seafood at the Knife and Spoon restaurant, and toast to love with a seared citrus old-fashioned, made with exclusive Ritz-Carlton Barrel Select Bourbon.

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