Where to Stay in Orlando, Florida

written by local expert Anna Faustino

Anna is a co-founder of Adventure in You and has been traveling the world for the last 9 years. She has spent time living in Thailand, Mexico, Indonesia, and Spain and is our local expert in these areas. Her expertise on travel, gear, and building businesses have been featured on Foundr, Business Insider, Yahoo Travel, and more.

Between the theme parks, the sun, and the overflowing amount of things to do, it’s no wonder that Orlando is a popular tourist hotspot that is frequented by many. To help you figure out where to stay, take a look at our full guide to help you plan the perfect holiday to one of the most magical places on earth based on location, price range, and affordability!

Orlando Timeshare Resorts

The best thing about Orlando is that you are spoilt with options with the many types of accommodations that there are. Timeshares in Orlando are a wonderful way to save on a deluxe Orlando vacation. The amenities are unmatched in these timeshare units, many of them including flat screen TVs, washer/dryers, full kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms, giving you a home away from home with a touch of luxury. For an affordable, yet extremely luxurious accommodation close to everything Orlando is famous for, a timeshare is a great option to look into as it is essentially a vacation home located within a first-rate resort allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds for less.

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Best Hotels Near Disney World

If you’re not staying inside the park itself, International Drive is your next best bet. It is still close enough to the park that most hotels offer a free shuttle to take you back and forth while still allowing you to explore the rest of Orlando. Listed below are a few of our top recommendations.  where-to-stay-orlando

Super 8 – Orlando International Drive North 

If you’re looking for a relatively cheap yet comfortable place to stay, the Super 8 is a good choice due to its close proximity to Universal Studios. They offer a free shuttle service but the park itself is within walking distance. The rooms are well maintained and come with a buffet breakfast as well as a pool if you want to cool off and relax.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Booking.com 

Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites 

For mid-range hotels, the Ramada Plaza Resort is an ideal place to stay as similar to Super 8, they also offer free scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando. The rooms are quite basic but are clean, and well maintained. They also offer free parking to guests which is a big plus for people that have their own vehicles.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Coco Key Hotel & Water Park Resort

If you’re heading to Orlando for a fun weekend with the kids, consider staying at the Coco Key Hotel & Water Resort which is an all in one hotel, water park, and entertainment center, bound to keep the kids entertained throughout the entire time. The rooms are comfortable, stylish, and have everything you need for a good holiday stay. The hotel also offers shuttle services to the Universal Orlando Resort.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Villas of Grand Cypress

If you’re looking to set a home base over the next couple of days, we suggest looking into the villas of Grand Cypress set amidst a golf course. Located right next to Disney World, you get the peace and quiet as well as the convenience of being near the park. The suites are beautifully furnished which include a spacious outdoor pool, rock climbing wall, and driving range.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Booking.com 

Best Hotels Inside Disney World & Universal Studios

If you want to stay right in the heart of all the action, you will have to pay more for the convenience of being located so close to all the attractions. However, when opting to stay in Disney hotels, you do get a few benefits like early admission, skipping the cue, and other special discounts. If you want to, you can also check out Disney discount websites in order to get deals and book tickets ahead of time. Here are our top picks for the best hotels inside Disney World. orlando universal studios

Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

If you’re willing to splurge a little bit, we highly recommend Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Not only are the rooms pretty swanky, but they also offer early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as the Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park an hour before park opening to their guests. Featuring outdoor pools, four on-site restaurants, as well as game rooms and fitness center, this place is top of our list for places to stay in Orlando near Disney World.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Booking.com 

Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

Guests of the exclusive Hard Rock Hotel resort will get to unlimited ride access which allows you to skip the regular lines. Apart from this, they also offer early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay water park. While the rooms are stunningly decorated, the best feature of the hotel is the 12,000 square foot pool which constantly plays underwater music. Apart from that, the fact that the park is a mere stroll or boat ride away makes this a great choice for places to stay in Orlando Florida.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Booking.com 

Universal’s Family Suites at Cabana Bay Beach Resort 

Similar to the other Universal Family Resorts, guests have early park admission to certain parts of the park. They offer family suites which come with free wifi, two flat screen TVs, a small kitchenette as well as other amenities to make you feel right at home. The resort also offers a lazy river and two outdoor pools where you and your family can relax and enjoy when not in the parks.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Booking.com 

Hopefully, these places that we’ve recommended has given you ideas on where to stay while in Orlando. Surely between all the shopping, entertainment, and theme parks, your trip to Orlando will be jam-packed full of family adventures.

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