Staying in Orlando
Resort stays for the whole family
With more than 400 hotels to its name, the pick of Orlando accommodation is undoubtedly the resorts that cater to the theme park crowd, from budget-friendly contained apartments to a little bit of luxury for the discerning family.
Staying at a Lake Buena Vista hotel means Disney World is right on your doorstep. There are dozens of choices, from the 5-star Disney Grand Floridian Resort to themed stays at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Wilderness Lodge. If Universal Studios is on the itinerary, you may choose to book a room at the Hyatt Place Orlando, Holiday Inn or the Hard Rock Hotel.
More than Mickey in Downtown Orlando
Florida's Orlando may be known as the theme park capital, but there is much more to the city beyond Walt Disney's enchanting worlds. The city itself is rather serene compared to the thrills and spills of amusement land and can offer a pleasant break if you've had your fill of fun.
Explore the tree-lined streets surrounding Lake Eola from your inner-city base at the spacious and stylish Embassy Suites – perfect for those in town on business – or the Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel, close to the European-style boutiques at Thornton Park. Furthermore, the Marriott's Grand Bohemian Hotel offers a slice of decadence in the heart of town.
A world of choice on International Drive
Simply known as "I Drive" to local Orlandoans, the 16-kilometre International Drive is the town's main tourist drag, bespattered with shops, restaurants and plenty of attractions. Here you will find the Orlando Premium Outlets, boasting brand labels at discounts so incredible you might need to book extra baggage on your return flight!
Hotels are definitely not in short supply along International Drive. The Sheraton Vistana Villages, Best Western Plus and Hilton Garden Inn have comfortable, affordable rooms for every traveller, while the Ramada Plaza Resort is an easy option if you're planning to visit Wet 'n' Wild.