Orlando, Florida, is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. With top-rated tourist attractions, incredible shopping, and more restaurants than you can count, it’s easy to see why. Choosing where to stay during your vacation can be a daunting task because there are more than 450 hotels in Orlando.
Let us help narrow down your choices! Consider staying at one of these five great hotels in Orlando on your next trip, whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or solo.
1. Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
The Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive provides all the comforts of home with experiences like you have never had before. It’s a popular Florida resort, offering both relaxation and recreation.
A big draw to the Wyndham is its location in the heart of I-Drive. Just steps from world-famous attractions, exciting dining, and fabulous shopping, the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive is at the center of it all. Amenities here include two heated pools, 24-hour fitness center, sauna and steam room, family games, free Wi-Fi, three on-site restaurants, and free shuttle service to Universal and SeaWorld. Plus, it’s pet friendly.
The Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive is the official hotel of ICON Park. This entertainment and dining complex is becoming quite the hot spot in Orlando–mainly because it is home to The Wheel at IconPark (a 400-foot observation wheel offering 360-degree views of the city). Although parking is available onsite, you can walk to Icon Park from the Wyndham.
2. Hyatt Regency Orlando
Whether you are traveling with your family or solo, the four-star Hyatt Regency Orlando will meet all of your vacation needs. It’s stunning and in a convenient location for visiting all of Orlando’s major attractions–especially the Orange County Convention Center next door.
The Hyatt Regency Orlando offers seven on-property restaurants (including a 24-hour diner), valet parking, free Wi-Fi, a 6500 square foot fitness center, spa, and pet-friendly stay. Three pools, cascading waterfalls, hot tubs, family gaming area, and a waterslide make up the Hyatt’s tropical oasis outside.
Of our five hotels in Orlando, the Hyatt Regency has the best rooms. The bathrooms have a light-up mirror with a TV, marble fixtures, KenetMD toiletries, a deep bathtub, and a nightlight under the sink for finding your way around in the middle of the night.
Fun Fact: The Hyatt Regency Orlando is the second tallest building in Orlando.
3. Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Enjoy tropical wonder, exotic food, and carefree fun at Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort. There is something extraordinary about this luxurious property. You are immersed in all of the Universal action, yet secluded enough to enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Amenities at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort include the Mandara Spa, shopping, a game room, gymnasium, interactive play area for children, and lagoon-style pool with zero entry, a white sand beach area, and two spas. On select evenings, participate in the “Oli aloha” welcoming chant and watch fire dancers during the Torch Lighting Ceremony by the pool.
As a Universal Preferred Resort, guests receive a free Universal Express Pass, early entry into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay, complimentary transportation to the Universal theme parks and CityWalk, resort-wide charging privileges, and more. The Loews Royal Pacific Resort is so close to Universal that you can see and hear the Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure go around the track from the pool.
Note: This is a pet-friendly hotel.
4. CoCo Key Water Resort
CoCo Key Water Resort might be the most fun of our five hotels in Orlando. This cruise ship on land has everything that you could possibly need for an epic vacation.
The 54,000 square foot water park is CoCo Key’s biggest draw. It has 14 water slides, an interactive play area with a tipping bucket, plus pools for toddlers and teens. Half of the equipment is covered so you can have fun even when it rains. An additional outdoor hot tub and full size heated pool are on the other side of the hotel.
CoCo Key also has a 6500 square foot arcade, four on-site restaurants, daily special activities for children, free Wi-Fi, and convenience store. As a Universal partner hotel, transportation to Universal and SeaWorld is provided.
Situated on Orlando’s International Drive, CoCo Key’s location is perfect, whether you are in town to sightsee, shop, or visit theme parks.
5. Cabana Bay
Last on our list of hotels in Orlando is the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This Universal hotel has a nostalgic Florida beach vibe from the 1950s and 1960s, offering retro fun for everyone.
You will not run out of things to do while staying at Cabana Bay. Start your day in the physical fitness studio or rec center. Shop for souvenirs and park apparel in the gift shop. Enjoy the Florida sunshine in one of Cabana Bay’s two pools, hot tub, water slide, lazy river, kids splash pads, or from your own private cabana. Spend your evenings making s’mores, playing games in the arcade, watching a Dive-In movie, or at the bowling alley, Galaxy Bowl.
While you do not have to visit the Universal theme parks when staying here, there are a lot of Universal perks that come with this hotel. The biggest is the shuttle that runs from the hotel to the Universal CityWalk/Universal Studios until 2 AM. You also gain early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Cabana Bay puts you in the heart of the Universal action.
Our stays were paid for by the hotels in this post. All opinions and reviews are unbiased and completely my own.
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