The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels to Book in Orlando, Florida

The Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel is within a lovely setting near the airport
The Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel is within a lovely setting near the airport | Courtesy of Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Looking for a hotel in Orlando, Florida, that doesn’t break the bank? Many of these budget-friendly options offer pools, hot tubs and complimentary breakfast for a fraction of the price of bigger chains. Some are also conveniently close to Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Disney World, the airport and restaurants. Experience an unforgettable vacation that’s easy on the wallet at these affordable hotels in Orlando – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel, for home-away-from-home facilities

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A guest room in neutral tones with one king-size bed, nightstands, a TV, a desk and a chair, and a chaise at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel
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Not many budget hotels in Orlando offer as many facilities as the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel. There’s an outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and cabanas, two restaurants and a coffee bar. Plus, all the rooms come with a handy microwave and fridge for those who want to buy their own food to help keep the cost of their stay down. The major theme parks, meanwhile, are less than a 20-minute drive away.

2. Best Western International Drive, for an excellent location

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The gated outdoor pool with loungers at the Best Western International Drive
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The Best Western International Drive has everything you’d want from a budget hotel in Orlando, and it’s a quick 10-minute drive from SeaWorld and Universal Studios. The breakfast – look for the waffles shaped like a certain cartoon mouse – will set you up for a busy day exploring the city attractions. Also, all of the rooms come with at least one king-size bed and neutral color schemes to aid a restful night’s sleep.

3. Crowne Plaza Orlando – Universal Blvd, for an unbeatable location

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The Crowne Plaza Orlando – Universal Blvd towering over the outdoor swimming pool with loungers and umbrellas at night
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It’s the zip code that gives this Crowne Plaza its edge over many other Orlando budget hotels; it’s within walking distance of Universal Orlando Resort. Meanwhile, Disney World is a 15-minute drive away; the hotel offers a free shuttle. To get the best night’s sleep, book a room in one of the Quiet Zones, where outside noise and distractions are kept to a minimum.

4. Rosen Plaza, for skyline views

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Two white double beds with bold headboards set against an inky-blue wall at the Rosen Plaza
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There are more than 800 rooms to choose from at this 14-story budget hotel in Orlando. Most of them come with two double beds, and many offer 180-degree views of the city skyline and the Pointe Orlando entertainment complex, which is next door. There are also eight bars and eateries on-site, including a steak restaurant, where celebrity caricatures line the walls. Budget-watchers should also look out for the daily happy hours at the poolside bar.

5. Aloft Orlando International Drive, for Pop-art cool

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A hip guest room with two queen-size beds, a sitting area with Pop-art-inspired pillows and scenic views at the Aloft Orlando International Drive
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Aloft is one of the most contemporary budget hotels in Orlando. Rooms come with soundproof windows, USB outlets, mini-fridges and Pop-art-inspired decor, such as Pow! cushions. You’ll also see these cushions in the uber-modern W XYZ Lounge. The hotel has scored a great location, too – just across the road from SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. You can drive to the Walt Disney World Resort in about 10 minutes.

6. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, for resort features on a budget

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The Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando overlooking the outdoor pool with sun loungers at sunset
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At Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, your family can enjoy resort features, such as a playground, a game room and specially curated treats, at budget-friendly prices. All rooms include the essentials, such as a coffee maker, a mini-fridge, an iron and an ironing board, plus baby cribs on request. If you’re only visiting a theme park for part of your vacation, you’ll be pleased to discover other affordable attractions nearby, including iFLY Orlando, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, WonderWorks Orlando, and Pointe Orlando.

7. Quality Inn and Suites Near the Theme Parks, for free coffee and breakfast

Budget Hotel

A guest room with yellow tones, two beds and a red chair at the Quality Inn and Suites Near the Theme Parks
Courtesy of Quality Inn and Suites Near the Theme Parks / Expedia

If you desire the simplicity of a clean, comfortable hotel conveniently located near the theme parks, this Quality Inn and Suites delivers. It understands your need for basic travel essentials in decent-size rooms without stretching your budget. Free coffee and breakfast add to the appeal of some of the best deals for a cheap hotel stay in Orlando.

8. Best Western Plus Universal Inn, for a stay near Universal Orlando Resort

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The blue, brown and white exterior of the Best Western Plus Universal Inn with a parking lot and palm trees
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This Best Western Plus is the closest budget hotel to Universal Orlando Resort that offers free transfers and rates cheaper than a single-day theme park ticket. You’ll receive a continental breakfast and can take advantage of affordable eateries, such as Starbucks, Burger King and Golden Corral, adjacent to the parking lot. The hotel is near I-4, giving swift access to Disney World and the Orlando Outlet Marketplace.

9. Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Intl Drive North, for easy access to Orlando water parks

Budget Hotel

The outdoor pool at the Hampton Inn Suites Orlando Intl Drive North set within a stone deck and with sun loungers
Courtesy of Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Intl Drive North / Expedia

Affordability is nothing without accessibility, which is something the Hampton Inn and Suites understands intimately. Its budget-friendly hotel is smack dab in the middle of unique attractions on International Drive, including CoCo Key Water Park and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit. You’ll save on nightly rates compared to the nearby resorts but still be able to take advantage of a quick drive to the theme parks as well as an outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast.

10. Fairfield Inn by Marriott Orlando Airport, for airport access

Budget Hotel

A comfortable guest room with a king-size bed, a sofa bed and work area at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Orlando Airport
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You can breathe a sigh of relief that the Fairfield Inn by Marriott near the Orlando International Airport offers convenient airport access as well as a quick trip to Downtown and the theme parks. A grab-and-go breakfast is complimentary, and popular eateries, including Chili’s, Denny’s, Cracker Barrel and TGI Fridays, are within 1mi (1.6km) of the hotel. You are also free to use the small fitness center and outdoor pool at the hotel if you don’t want to head out for golf and shopping at nearby Lake Nona.

Sarah Holt contributed additional reporting to this article.

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