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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Address: 8203 World Center Drive
Bike tours Trouser press Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines 24-hour front desk Fence around pool Laundry Pool/beach towels All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
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
Address: 14651 Chelonia Parkway
Thermometers for guests provided by property Kids' outdoor play equipment Hot tub Dry cleaning Swimming pool CCTV outside property Family rooms Physical distancing rules followed
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!
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.
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club By Diamond Resorts
Address: 7600 Mystic Dunes Lane
Fax/photocopying Water sport facilities (on site) Swimming pool Outdoor pool Children television networks Delivered food is securely covered Free parking 24-hour security
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
Address: 3011 Maingate Lane
Security alarm Process in place to check health of guests Daily housekeeping Non-smoking throughout Outdoor pool Luggage storage Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities 24-hour front desk
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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