Orlando visitors are truly spoiled for choice with more than 450 unique properties spanning luxury, themed hotels and some of the most kid-pleasing rooms in the world at every price point. With more than 120,000 hotel rooms in metropolitan Orlando, more than 20,000 vacation home rentals and 25,000 vacation ownership properties, there’s sure to be something to please every visitor. We have selected some top best hotels in Orlando. Checkout below the list of top best hotels in Orlando.
TOP BEST HOTELS IN ORLANDO
WHAT’S NEW IN 2018
Formerly known as the Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the resort was reimagined and opened in summer 2017. New additions to the resort include an expanded sun deck and a zero-depth-entry pool. The resort offers studios and villas complete with kitchens or kitchenettes. Staying at a Disney Resort hotel offers many benefits to guests, including complimentary MagicBands, transportation services to Disney parks, early access to Fastpass+ planning and Extra Magic Hours at select Disney theme parks.
the 14th resort for Disney Vacation Club, opened July 2017. The new property features 184 rustically elegant accommodation options, including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, three-bedroom grand villas and unique waterfront cabins.
Expected to open March 2018, the Delaney Hotel will be a 54-room boutique hotel in the SoDo district of downtown Orlando. It will offer unique high-tech conveniences for guests, from remote check-in, to digital tablet-based concierge services in every room, smart phone room keys and smart TVs.
Just five minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, The Grove Resort & Spa is a new vacation resort that opened its first phase March 2017 with 184 rooms. After its completion, the hotel will offer 878 two- and three-bedroom residential-style suites with full kitchens, washers and dryers and multiple bathrooms to provide all the comforts of home. Additional amenities include several full-service restaurants, bars, a grab-and-go marketplace and family-friendly water park. The full project will be completed over the course of three years.
Expected to open in 2018, the new Margaritaville Resort Orlando will bring the famous Jimmy Buffet paradise to life. The waterfront destination resort will offer 187 rooms, 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes and 300 timeshare units. A new dining and entertainment district is also planned to accommodate guests, along with a 12-acre water park, a wellness center, miles of fitness trails and a destination water taxi system.
Universal Orlando Resort’s sixth addition to its lineup of onsite hotels, is expected to open August 2018. A value property, the 16-story gleaming glass tower will consist of 600 guest rooms, including 13 kids’ suites. It will bring the total number of on-site hotel rooms at Universal Orlando to 6,200.The Aventura Hotel will feature the first-ever rooftop bar and grill on Universal property, and offer exclusive amenities including Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, complimentary on-site transportation and more.
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filed plans for a dual-branded hotel near SeaWorld. It will be located on Central Florida Parkway and International Drive. The hotel will have 280 rooms.
THEMED RESORTS & FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Guests staying at this upscale, African-style lodge will be able to see the exotic animals that roam free on the 46-acre (18-hectare) wildlife reserve.
This resort features 1,120 family suites designed after Finding Nemo, Cars and The Lion King and 864 traditional guest rooms inspired by The Little Mermaid. Just outside are imaginative amenities, including three sparkling swimming pools and four playful courtyards – one for each film – to complete the resort experience.
This relaxing tropical paradise – featuring lush vegetation, thatched roofs, koi ponds and white-sand beaches – offers a warm, welcoming world that celebrates the spirit of the South Pacific.
An official SeaWorld Orlando hotel, Double Tree offers complimentary transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Universal Orlando. Guests are greeted with warm cookies and enjoy the hotel’s many amenities, which include a mini-golf course, three pools, two restaurants, an on-site fitness center and a spacious two-room suite with separate living and sleeping areas available as an upgrade.
Located at Universal Orlando Resort and patterned after a rock star’s mansion, the resort is complete with a guitar-shaped pool that plays rock classics underwater.
Adjacent to the Waldorf Astoria, the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resort features 1,001 guest rooms, three upscale and specialty restaurants, meeting space and a state-of-the-art business center.
After a $30 million rebuild, the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark offers fun for all ages including a waterpark with a pool and slides, poolside entertainment, an arcade, a 4-D movie theater, live entertainment, cozy cabanas, a poolside bar and Batman Laser Challenge.
Elegance and impeccable service are hallmarks of the resort. Resort guests have access to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa, onsite lazy river and dining options from Tuscan artisanal to American Classic cuisine.
LEGOLAND’s newest resort, the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, opened April 2017. The new hotel includes 83 single-story duplexes, a themed pool, a sandy play area and a new restaurant. Conveniently located adjacent to the theme park, the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat invites guests to relax beneath brightly-colored bungalows or dine below the new LEGO lighthouse, which features a buffet restaurant, pool bar and a beach-themed space for kids. All hotel guests receive free early admission to the LEGOLAND Florida resort.
Guests can experience life as a minion with two-room Despicable Me themed suites, complete with a private room for adults and a kids room that captures the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s laboratory.
The beauty and grandeur of the South Seas in the 1940s come to life at this tropical resort. Jurassic Park-themed kids’ suites include raptor’s cage headboards, custom wall murals, artwork from the making of the movies and Jurassic Park-themed furniture.
The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is the fifth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. The casual Caribbean-themed hotel features 1,000 rooms and suites and is built around a lagoon and towering waterfall.
When guests stay at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, they enjoy access to an on-site waterpark, state-of-the-art fitness center, five restaurants, a Starbucks, an ice cream shop and a full-service Neu Lotus spa. The resort also offers exclusive SeaWorld Orlando perks including complimentary Quick Queue, transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Universal Orlando and complimentary access to the SeaWorld Rescue Tour.
Located on Walt Disney World Resort property, the award-winning Swan and Dolphin features 2,265 sophisticated rooms and suites, 17 restaurants and lounges and complimentary transportation to Disney theme parks and attractions. The hotel celebrated the completion of multiple renovations throughout the property in 2017, including a brand new lobby, two new restaurants and completely reimagined guest rooms. The new Phins bar can be found in the lobby along with Fuel, a grab-and-go restaurant.
Mediterranean-inspired comfort meets sophisticated charm at this 400-room and suite resort. Located minutes from Orlando’s top theme parks and attractions, the resort is surrounded by 500 acres (202 hectares) of Bonnet Creek woodlands, a quiet and relaxing lakeside escape.
Situated adjacent to Park Avenue in the heart of Winter Park, this boutique property features 112 guest rooms, upscale dining, on-site pool and fitness center, public space and 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of flexible meeting space. The hotel offers an integrated art experience, with a contemporary arts collection displayed throughout the hotel. The Alfond Inn is owned by Rollins College and all net operating income is directed to The Alfond Scholars program fund, the college’s premier scholarship fund.
Aloft Orlando Downtown, a hip Starwood Hotels & Resorts brand hotel, is steps away from City Hall, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Amway Center.
Combining old Florida elegance with modern conveniences, this boutique hotel is located in the heart of the quaint town of Celebration, just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.
Located in downtown Orlando, this historic inn consists of four distinctive buildings decorated in Victorian, antebellum and art deco styles.
Orlando’s premier boutique hotel and day spa, Eõ evokes the old world charm of its 1923 roots while offering today’s modern appointments and high-tech conveniences, all set in picturesque lakefront surroundings overlooking Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.
Downtown Orlando’s landmark luxury hotel houses 150 rare works of art, 247 guest rooms, a boutique spa and award-winning restaurant, The Boheme.
A vintage boutique hotel built in 1922 on Winter Park’s trendy Park Avenue, the Park Plaza Hotel offers 28 uniquely furnished rooms, breakfast in bed and a breathtaking location in the heart of this upscale dining and shopping district.
Often referred to as “the jewel in the crown” of Disney’s vacation kingdom, the Grand Floridian offers 867 rooms, complete with luxurious resort facilities reminiscent of the Victorian era. Staying at a Disney Resort hotel offers many benefits to guests, including complimentary MagicBands, transportation services to Disney parks, early access to Fastpass+ planning and Extra Magic Hours at select Disney theme parks.
Currently rated a AAA Four-Diamond Award resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a modern tropical paradise that is minutes from Magic Kingdom park via water taxi or monorail ride, and a bus ride away from other nearby Disney theme parks. For ultimate exclusivity, you can book one of the resort’s two-bedroom, two-bath overwater Bungalows, which boasts a private back deck, plunge pool and a view of Magic Kingdom fireworks from the back deck.
The 443-room luxury property is the largest Four Seasons resort in North America. The resort experience features several dining venues, including a rooftop restaurant with Magic Kingdom views; a Tom Fazio-designed golf course; 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-meter) spa; fitness center; three pools and lazy river; sports facility with tennis, basketball, rock wall and more; and a recreation center for children, teens and families. The resort received the coveted Five Diamond Award by AAA—the only resort in the Orlando area to achieve this recognition.
The old-world spirit of St. Augustine, the rustic charm of the Everglades and the festive energy of Key West are all present in the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. From the South Beach adult-only pool, to the state-of-the-art Relâche Fitness Center, the resort brings a world-class Florida escape to its guests.
Located near the Orange County Convention Center and International Drive, Hilton Orlando offers an array of things to do without ever leaving the grounds. From its two pools, lazy river, waterslide, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits, spa and fitness center, 9-hole putting green, jogging track, and recreational courts, entertainment is everywhere.
Following a multi-million dollar renovation, this family-friendly luxury resort with 815 guest rooms and suites offers modern styling and enhanced recreational amenities.
Located on International Drive, Hyatt Regency Orlando features sophisticated accommodations, two sparkling pools, a full-service spa and salon, a StayFit™ Gym, tennis courts and bicycle rentals. The resort also has seven restaurants and bars, and beautiful indoor and outdoor event space.
This seaside retreat recreates the charm and romance of Portofino, Italy. Guests enjoy fine Italian cuisine at the hotel’s internationally renowned restaurant, Bice Ristorante. A personal oasis awaits you at the Mandara Spa and every evening, the hotel’s Harbor Piazza comes alive with a musical celebration that captures the romance and charm of Italy. All hotel guests receive Universal Express Unlimited ride access, early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, priority seating at select resort restaurants and complimentary transportation to Universal CityWalk and three Universal Orlando theme parks.
Inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy, the Ritz-Carlton brings serene luxury to Orlando, with a championship golf course, eco tours and a fine-dining restaurant, Norman’s. The resort’s renovated 40,000-square-foot spa has 40 treatment rooms, a spa café, a full salon and a private, adults-only pool.
This 1,500-room Spanish Revival-style hotel is situated on 230 pristine acres (93 hectares) at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. The hotel boasts the onsite Shingle Creek Golf Club, a day spa, and 15 dining/lounging options, including the AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse, A Land Remembered.
A luxury retreat in the heart of Central Florida, this hotel appeals to golfers and non-golfers alike. Guests can enjoy 45 holes of golf, partake in golf instruction at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf or relax poolside.
As the first Waldorf Astoria built outside of New York City, this resort features a world-class spa, an 18-hole golf course and several fine-dining options, including the signature restaurant, Bull & Bear.
VILLAS, SUITES & VACATION HOMES
Located just 10 minutes from all of Disney’s world class theme parks and attractions, Bahama Bay is convenient to numerous shopping centers, dining and entertainment venues, and championship golf, and offers two- and three-bedroom family condos.
This new $125 million gated vacation home property in the Haines City area is about 25 minutes away from Walt Disney World. The 245-vacation home resort offers top amenities, including a water park and R9 soccer academy.
From its ideal lakefront setting, Blue Heron offers 283 condo-style suites with full-size kitchens, washers and dryers, two baths and beautiful views.
Across more than 53 tropical acres, the Caribe Royal Orlando contains 1,215 one-bedroom suites with a living room and a full-size sofa bed, along with 120 luxurious two-bedroom lakeside villas, complete with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, separate living room and screened lanai or balcony.
Encore is a luxurious oasis, minutes away from world-class theme parks, shopping, sports, cultural entertainment and more. Families can choose to stay at one of the five- to 13-bedroom residences with private pools, fully-equipped modern kitchens, comfortable furnishings and concierge services.
Located in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, this luxury resort offers two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites, all complete with a full kitchen, a private balcony and in-room washer and dryer.
The name sets the stage for fun at this gated 64-acre (26-hectare) resort with an on-site water park, mini golf and one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, located 7 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.
This resort offers 240 one- and two-bedroom suites with furnished living areas and fully equipped kitchens just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.
An all-suite property with junior, one-bedroom and two-bedroom family suites located in the heart of the attractions area.
Guests may choose from one- or two-bedroom upscale villas or one of three styles of luxurious homes featuring private pools and lakefront views, just steps from the resort’s legendary golf courses.
This resort features 490 revamped rooms, more than 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meters) of meeting space, two restaurants, a spa and two spectacular pools at the 27 Palms Pool Club. The resort is located just a few blocks from Walt Disney World Resort and offers complimentary shuttle service to the theme parks.
A truly kid-friendly option, the resort offers one- to four-bedroom condos, a 64-acre (26-hectare) private lake with white sand beaches, an “aquapark,” a mini golf course and a variety of other on-site activities. And new to the property is Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park where, for a fee, guests can unleash their inner pirate and zip, jump, climb, slide and splash, all day long.
Equipped with all the amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay, the Tuscana Resort Orlando has a large swimming pool complex with a separate kiddie pool, hot tub, 30-seater cinema, a fitness center, snack bar, restaurant, tavern bar, BBQ areas, picnic tables and spa services. Accommodation options consist of fully furnished, two-bedroom or three-bedroom condos with large balconies, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, TVs in all bedrooms, screened porch, air conditioning, washer and dryer and two full bathrooms.
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A luxury lakefront all-suite resort, Vista Cay offers two-bedroom/two-bath units to three-bedroom/three-and-a-half bath townhomes. The resort is located on Universal Blvd., just off of International Drive and near Orlando attractions and restaurants.
Within minutes of Orlando’s world famous theme parks and attractions, Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa provides guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home with accommodations ranging from studios to spacious four-bedroom villas.
The property’s two-bedroom/two-bath suites, include a fully-equipped kitchen, whirlpool tub and washer and dryer. The resort is located near Orlando attractions and is within walking distance of International Drive.
The Avanti Resort features 652 renovated, comfortable and contemporary-style guest rooms and suites. The oversized pool features water play area and beach volleyball. Located in the heart of International Drive, the resort is within walking distance of a variety of dining and shopping options.
This new lifestyle hotel brand is just steps from Disney Springs. The resort showcases creative culinary options, a resort-style pool with exciting water elements and select child-friendly guest rooms with bunk beds and gaming consoles. Guests will enjoy the exclusive benefits of staying inside Walt Disney World Resort, including complimentary transportation to Disney theme parks and Disney Springs, priority seating for Disney dinner shows and theme park restaurants and preferred tee times at the Disney championship golf courses.
Guests at the Buena Vista Suites enjoy a daily complimentary, full American breakfast buffet, a sparkling pool, an exercise room, and lighted tennis and basketball courts. The resort is conveniently located near theme parks and attractions. Special value packages are offered to men and women in the active and reserve U.S. Armed Forces.
Boutique luxury lives at the Castle Hotel, an Autograph Collection by incorporating stately Bavarian architecture, original artwork and more. The hotel rooms and suites include a flat-screen TV, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, luxurious marble bathrooms and pillow top mattresses.
Located off of International Drive, this tropical hotel setting offers a whimsical 54,000-square-foot (5,016-square-meter) water park featuring thrilling slides, splash-tastic play areas and relaxing pools.
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Pop Century Resort
Four value-priced resorts with a total of more than 8,000 rooms are infused with music, movies and sports, as well as pop culture icons of the 20th century.
Located on Sand Lake Road and near Orlando attractions, the property within this affordable lodging chain includes amenities, such as wireless Internet, premium TV channels and a hot breakfast. Guests will enjoy free breakfast at the lobby in the morning, free food and drinks at the evening Kickback and complimentary scheduled shuttle transportation to Universal Orlando Resort.
Designed with family fun in mind, the Enclave Hotel & Suites contains multiple amenities including convenient onsite food court, multiple pools, a playground, a game room and a 24-hour fitness/exercise room. Guests will be able to take advantage of complimentary transportation to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orland, and scheduled transportation to Disney theme parks for a fee.
The three hotels in the Marriott Village — Courtyard Orlando, SpringHill Suites Orlando and Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando — have 1,100 guestrooms, free breakfast, game rooms, weekend activities, multiple pools and a village marketplace, offering pizza, sandwiches, ice cream and more.
With a focus on delivering quality accommodations, dining and recreation services at an affordable rate, the Rosen Hotels & Resorts brand currently owns and operates seven hotel properties all located close to various attractions in Orlando.
Located near the International Drive Resort Area, this hotel is close to Orlando attractions, shopping outlet centers and the Orange County Convention Center. It’s also on the I-Ride Trolley route.
As a three-diamond hotel, staySky Suites offers guestrooms and upscale amenities to business and leisure guests at an affordable rate. Each day starts with a complimentary hot and cold breakfast and a shuttle service takes guests to the major theme parks, including Disney, Universal and SeaWorld.
The fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort offers two distinct experiences within the development’s multiple buildings. There are 900 family suites capable of sleeping six, which include kitchen areas and 900 standard guest rooms – offering both moderate- and value-priced accommodations. The hotel also has two themed pool areas, a 10-lane bowling alley, Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio and on-site dining options. All hotel guests receive early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and complimentary transportation to Universal CityWalk and Universal Orlando theme parks.
Located in a five-story courtyard style building with 394 guest rooms, Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista provides affordable accommodations on a resort-style campus, along with convenient access across the pedestrian bridge to Disney Springs Resort area.
The Orlando Destination
Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando – Theme Park Capital of the World® is the No. 1 family vacation destination and most visited destination in the United States. An unparalleled mix of unique experiences create cherished memories for visitors, including legendary theme parks from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld, an array of world-class water parks, entertainment venues, an award-winning food scene, shopping, sports and nightlife. And, with 450 hotels, Orlando offers more lodging options than nearly any other destination in the world, from expansive resorts to uniquely themed hotels.