In terms of concentration and number of hotels, Orlando comes second after Las Vegas. Hotels are available here in every size, shape and for every budget. Almost all of them are family-friendly, many have a motto and some have very attractive offers outside of peak travel times.
With more hotel rooms than New York City, the range of accommodations in Orlando is overwhelming. There are 500 hotels, 26,000 holiday homes and 16,000 holiday apartments. There is also a large number of campsites. These numbers continue to grow: Tourist hotels and hotels with apartments from InterContinental, Four Seasons, Sonesta, Mona Lisa and Waldorf Astoria will be added over the next few years. In general, the closer to Disney, the more expensive the accommodation.
The Walt Disney World Resort itself adorns itself with some of the best and most entertaining hotels, ranging from the budget to the luxury hotel. All the big names are on site, from the Red Roof Inn and Motel 6 to Howard Johnson, Radisson and Marriott to the Ritz-Carlton. Taxes vary between 6 and 7% depending on the area in which the hotel is located.
The following hotels are divided into three categories:
Luxurious (over $ 250)
Moderate ($ 100 to $ 250)
Inexpensive (up to $ 100)
These are minimum prices for a double room per night including VAT, but excluding sales tax, Accommodation tax and breakfast unless otherwise stated.
Portofino Bay Hotel
The replica of an Italian fishing village is in the heart of the Universal Orlando Resort. Excellent restaurants and shops are also part of the complex.
Address: 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando
Phone: (407) 503 10 00
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
This wonderful hotel complex is all about Africa. It has a 13-hectare game enclosure that can be seen from the windows of the 1,293 rooms of the six-story luxury hotel. The rooms are arranged in a horseshoe shape based on the African settlement form Kral.
Address: 2901 Osceola Parkway (Walt Disney World Resort), Orlando (Bay Lake)
Phone: (407) 938 30 00
Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin
The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is operated by Westin and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel by Sheraton. Both are archetypal and imaginative Disney hotels with all the associated charms. The hotels have a total of 2,267 luxury rooms and an area of 23,600 m2 for conferences and exhibitions and offer their guests 17 restaurants and lounges, four swimming pools, two fitness clubs and numerous other leisure facilities.
Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando (Lake Buena Vista)
Phone: (407) 934 40 00 or (1888) 828 88 50
Sheraton Safari Resort
The fact that the rooms are larger than average and that the hotel is right next to the Walt Disney World Resort make this resort hotel a good choice for families.
Address: 12205 South Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando
Phone: (407) 239 04 44
Renaissance Orlando Resort
This beautiful resort hotel is located directly opposite SeaWorld. It has an excellent range of rooms and restaurants and is excellent value for money.
Address: 6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando
Phone: (407) 351 55 55
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
The best and newest of Disney’s budget hotels has 2,880 rooms dedicated to 20th century pop culture. A wonderful swimming pool facility is also available.
Address: 1050 Century Drive (Walt Disney World Resort), Orlando (Lake Buena Vista)
Phone: (407) 938 40 00