Family Resorts In Orlando, Florida - Updated 2023

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Orlando is located in the middle of the Florida peninsula, and if you’re after an adrenaline rush, then it’s the perfect place for you. There are 13 theme parks in the Orlando area, making it the perfect place to head with your kids. There’s also a host of shopping malls. Enjoy the magic of Disney, or the creativity of Lego. Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter, and check out some amazing sea animals. Once you’ve arrived, you’re not going to want to leave! Check out some of the best family resorts in Orlando.

1. Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort (from USD 140)

The Sheraton Vistina Villages Resort is only a 15-minute drive away from Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme park. Despite how much there is to see at Disneyworld, you’re going to struggle to leave the hotel! There’s an outdoor waterpark, as well as a fitness centre, and multiple on-site restaurants. The hostel is split into apartments, rather than rooms, which is perfect for families. There’s also an on-site laundromat. The apartment is also close to Seaworld, and a short drive from the airport, so your holiday can start straight away!

Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive Orlando

Wifi Available

Address: 12401 International Drive

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

2. Caribe Royale Orlando (from USD 199)

If you’re after a unique place to stay with the whole family, then the Caribe Royale Orlando is a great choice. The whole resort has a tropical theme, so you’re going to feel like you’re closer to the water than you actually are! The hotel is split into smaller apartments, which is ideal for families. You also have a spa bath in all apartments, which kids will love! The hotel provides free shuttles to the surrounding malls, and even has its own water slide! The hotel is only 11 mi (17.7 km) from Universal Studios.

Caribe Royale Orlando

Wifi Available

Address: 8101 World Center Drive

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

3. Gaylord Palms Resort (from USD 309)

Orlando is home to Disneyland, and you’re going to feel like you’ve stepped into magic the moment you arrive at the Gaylord Palms Resort. There are two outdoor pools, as well as a free shuttle to Disney World, which is just down the road! At the hotel, there’s nightly entertainment and a water slide, as well as a separate children’s swimming pool as well as a mini beach. It’s going to be hard to drag your kids away to take them to Disney! It’s the perfect choice for families.

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Wifi Available

Address: 6000 West Osceola Parkway

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

4. Buena Vista Suites (from USD 113)

The Buena Vista Hotel is just a short walk (or 3-minute drive) from Disney World - it’s the perfect escape for an afternoon nap. There’s free on-site parking, as well as a shuttle to Disney World. Also on the premises are a tennis and basketball court. With Disney World being so close, you’re also near to SeaWorld and Aquatica. The hotel is split into suites, each with a separate living room and bedrooms and a kitchenette.

Buena Vista Suites Orlando

Wifi Available

Address: 8203 World Center Drive

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre

5. Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, Bonnet Creek (from USD 188)

The Wyndham Grand is only a short drive from Disney World and is located on 500 acres (202 hectares) of tropical landscapes. The hotel backs onto a lake, so no matter where you look from the hotel, you’re bound to have amazing views. The hotel has a spa, which is ideal for parents, wanting an escape from their kids. The hotel rooms have all the basic amenities that you may want, and there’s also a fitness centre in the hotel, as well as a swimming pool. There’s a free shuttle, getting you to and from the theme parks easily.

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Wifi Available

Address: 14651 Chelonia Parkway

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

6. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort (from USD 174)

If you want to take your kids away for their perfect vacation, then Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort may be the perfect choice for you. When you book into the hotel, you also get the added bonus of early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Volcano Bay Theme Park. There are two different choices of rooms, from a traditional or poolside room. The hotel is full of amazing things for your kids, including a lazy river, two swimming pools, and even a 10-lane bowling alley! The resort is less than a minute’s walk from Universal Studios!

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 6550 Adventure Way, International Drive North - Universal, Orlando (FL), United States, 32819

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry

7. Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club (from USD 84)

Can you imagine a resort with four different swimming pools, a golf course and a two-storey water slide? It sounds like heaven, especially if you’re a child! The Mystic Dunes Resort is only a three-minute walk away from A World of Orchids, and just a short walk from Disney World. You can get both room service and supermarket deliveries sent straight to your room, which is perfect for when the kids have gone to bed! There’s free parking as well as a complimentary dry cleaning service.

Hilton Vacation Club Mystic Dunes Orlando

Wifi Available

Address: 7600 Mystic Dunes Lane

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

8. Park Inn by Radisson Resort (from USD 71)

Right on the entrance to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll find the Park Inn by Radisson Resort. From the hotel, there are free shuttles to both Walt Disney Resort and Universal Orlando, as well as nearby outlet malls. The resort itself has two swimming pools and a hot tub. The hostel is split into suites, each which have a large living room with a sofa bed, as well as separate bedrooms. There’s a restaurant on site as well as a food court, depending on what you’re in the mood to eat. Disney World is only a short drive away from the hotel, and the hotel provides shuttles to both Disney World and the nearby malls.

Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center, Celebration Area

Wifi Available

Address: 3011 Maingate Lane

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

9. Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa (from USD 139)

The Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa is on a short drive away from Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the Universal Premium Outlet, and you don’t have to worry about packing up the kids and moving to a convenient location as you have them all here! The hotel has a tennis court, as well as a miniature golf course and even a game room! The hotel has it’s own shuttle, taking you to all of the parks named. There are two on-site restaurants as well as a marketplace and deli — everything is literally at your fingertips!

Fun facts about Disney

Did you know, there are so many hotel rooms in Orlando that it would take a lifetime to stay in them all! And if you feel like you’re walking for miles, think about it: Disney World is the size of San Francisco (or two Manhattans!). And if you lose your sunglasses don’t worry! Up to 200 pairs of sunglasses are lost daily! With so much to see and do, it only makes sense to stay near Disney World, so book a vacation of a lifetime at one of these hotels.

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Writer and blogger, currently based in England, with the passion for travel. I've lived and travelled in Spain, New Zealand and England, solo traveled in Sweden and road tripped across America.

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