Orlando is home to a variety of theme parks and attractions, family fun for everyone! Luckily, the home of Universal Studios and Disney World is also home to some of the most upscale, posh hotels in all of America. Go the extra mile to make your vacation a truly memorable one, and stay at one of these luxury hotels near Disney, Orlando.
"What really sets this place apart though is the customer service. On more than one occasions I witnessed the hotel employees going above and beyond to service and support as the circumstances required." GreekGirlInLondon (Guest Review)
It’s tough to beat the magic that comes along with America’s favourite playground, and this luxury hotel truly has an undeniable allure and delight. Bordered by the Shingle Creek, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes envelops you into 500 acres (202 hectares) of natural beauty, a luxurious retreat where you can surrender to the serenity of the relaxing spa, indulge in fine dining, or play 18 holes on the pristine golf course. The whole place is furnished beautifully with bright colored, rich furniture and adornments. The amenities are extensive, and the location is perfect because it is only 10 minutes away from Universal Orlando and Disney World. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is sophisticated, yet playful, a great place to be while in Orlando, Florida.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando
Address: 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837, USA
Price: from USD480 onwards
This exquisite hotel is one of the three resort hotels within Universal Orlando itself. The architecture of the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is modeled after the real Portofino Bay on the Italian Riviera. This 750-room luxury hotel has performers singing in the Italian-style piazza nightly, five consistently good Italian restaurants, and a water slide that resembles a Roman aqueduct. The theme follows in the generously spacious rooms as well, adorned with Italian-style furniture and overlooking fantastic scenery of the bay.
The best part of this place is the location. It’s literally situated within Universal Orlando, and as though that’s not enough, the hotel provides free shuttle services that’ll leave you right at the entrance of the theme park. Granted, it is the most expensive of Universal’s three resorts, but that’s because of its bigger, more beautiful rooms, gorgeous spa, and three pools, including two reserved for adults.
All in all, it’s a breathtaking hotel that’s especially perfect for a short weekend getaway.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Address: 5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Price: from USD529 onwards
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is Disney’s crown jewel hotel. It is located on the monorail and the Seven Seas Lagoon, making this deluxe resort one of the most convenient in all of Orlando. The hotel is furnished carefully, with a classic Victorian theme. The rooms are all very lavish, and they all come with balconies overlooking the magical world of Disney. After a long day of excitement, retreat back to this resort hotel for an array of activities to pamper yourself. Relax in the sumptuous lobby as the live orchestra plays ragtime, jazz and popular Disney tunes. Bask on the white-sand beach, indulge in a luxurious massage, and watch the fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Address: 5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Price: from USD529 onwards
"Villas of Grand Cypress is a perfect combination of everything the larger family needs: tons of space, proximity to Disneyworld, convenience to all sorts." MiamiMonicad (Guest Review)
The Villas of Grand Cypress offer a luxury golf retreat like no other. The place is truly a paradise, for golfers and non-golfers alike. Enjoy golfing through 45 holes of award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, top-notch instruction at Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, exquisite dining, and endless recreational activities. In addition to golfing facilities, there’s an upscale restaurant, a casual sports bar and a snack cabana, and two grand pools. The property also offer guests a choice of exquisite accommodations, ranging from spacious Club Suites to elegant villas with up to 4 spacious bedrooms. Whether you’re travelling alone, with your golf buddies, or with the whole family, the Villas of Grand Cypress is a hole-in-one.
Villas of Grand Cypress
Address: One North Jacaranda, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Price: from USD412 onwards
The Reunion Resort is 15 minutes from Disneyland, and it is one of Orlando’s priciest condos – with reason. This sprawling 411-room property is beautiful and has the most excellent services. The one-bedroom villas have full kitchens, perfect for people traveling with family. They also have tons of recreational activities, including an epic water park, within the resort. The resort also offers a luxurious golf course, where you can try your hand at 54 different holes of golf. To top it all off, the resort offers excellent restaurant to tantalize your taste buds. Everything you would want or need in a hotel, the Reunion Resort is there to deliver.
Reunion Resort & Club
Address: 7543 Osceola Polk Line Rd (Check-In Location Only), Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
Price: from USD194 onwards
This luxury golf hotel is within Walt Disney World Resort, and offers both luxury and convenience for the ultimate vacation experience. The rooms are carefully designed, and they mimic the fun nature of Disney World. The refined balcony rooms feature cool color schemes, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. There is nightly fireworks viewing from parkside rooms, and some luxe 1- to 3-bedroom suites come with free-standing tubs, fireplaces, and kitchens.
Within the Four Seasons are an array of restaurants, including a steakhouse and a Cuban eatery. There are 3 bars, a luxurious spa with 18 treatment rooms, a golf course, a water park with huge slides and multiple pools, tennis courts, and a fitness center. All these amenities are conveniently packaged in your daily resort fee, so be sure to fully indulge in them.
As for location, it really can’t get better than this. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando is only 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) from the Magic Kingdom and 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) from downtown Disney, literally walking distance. With all these convenience and add-ons, the Four Seasons is a place where families return every time they visit Orlando, Florida.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Address: 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Price: from USD659 onwards
The Grand Bohemian Hotel is a dazzling blend of art, music, and impeccable services, complete with upscale rooms to give you a wholesome, luxurious stay. The sophisticated, classically-furnished rooms feature pillow-top mattresses and marble bathrooms, plus flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities. As for the Club Rooms, they give guests access to a comfortable lounge, providing free breakfast and evening appetizers. The hotel itself has a lot to offer. It has an in-house modern art gallery, featuring over 150 pieces of art. There is also a very stylish restaurant serving gourmet food, a spa, a rooftop pool and even a fitness center. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Amway Center and about a ten-minute drive from Walk Disney World. This hotel is most ideal for business guests or people traveling alone, but it is of course, open to vacationing families as well.
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Address: 325 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Price: from USD384 onwards
This sister of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel employs the same modern design sensibilities with a nod to Renaissance elegance. The hotel is adorned with clamshell fountains and the two iconic graceful twin swans presiding over swaying Floridian palm trees. The hotel overlooks the gleaming shores of Crescent Lake, and along with the building’s pastel coral and aqua color scheme, this luxury hotel truly embodies Florida’s unique subtropical style.
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Price: from USD202 onwards
Staying at the Marriott’s Grande Vista will guarantee a plethora of things to do. They have a food court, a Starbucks, a poolside restaurant, a 9-hole golf course complete with a clubhouse eatery, outdoor pools, a fitness center and a luxurious spa. On top of this, the hotel is only moments away from the best theme parks the city has to offer.
The rooms are very traditional but still have a very luxurious feel, and each room comes with a private balcony and a full kitchen. The Marriott is very ideal for families coming to Orlando for an extended stay, but that still want to have an enhanced and posh experience.
Marriott’s Grande Vista
Address: 5925 Avenida Vista, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Price: from USD186 onwards
The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is a place for ultimate luxury. The accommodation has amenities for everyone. Children can frolic and play at the R Aqua Zone, the resort’s own waterpark. As for grown-ups, they can work up a sweat at the fitness center. Or if you were looking for something more relaxing, pamper yourself at the full-service Neu Lotus Spa. The resort also has five restaurants, a Starbucks, and even an artisanal ice-cream shop.
Its premier location is right across from SeaWorld and also close to other famous Orlando attractions. But if you want to go a step further and are looking to explore Orlando like a local, just approach any of the hotel’s friendly navigators to draw up an itinerary of the best places to visit.
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Address: 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Price: from USD246 onwards
The Hyatt Regency is an upscale hotel, located in downtown Florida, in the thick of all the excitement the city has to offer. Retire to one of their comfortable and quaint guest rooms, or even a spacious suite for the entire family, after a long day of fun activities.
The Hyatt has 3 swimming pools, so take your pick and lie back to bask in the Floridian sun. Indulge your senses at their spa to really cool down and surrender to serenity. The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi, so it’s perfect for both families as well as business guests.
The Hyatt is located near Orlando International Airport, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando, and not to forget International Drive, which is chock-full of fun activities, great shopping and gourmet restaurants. The hotel is also connected to the Orange County Convention Center, the second largest in the country. With a stunning resort ambience and a prime location, the Hyatt Regency Hotel is the perfect pick for anyone.
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Address: 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Price: from USD329 onwards
With a massive water park and a plethora of live entertainment options, the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark is a wonderful extension of the fun that the Walt Disney World offers. It not only enjoys close proximity to this world-famous tourist attraction but is also well placed for the SeaWorld Orlando and the Orlando International Airport, thanks to its prime location off the Interstate 4.
Travel to a whole new dimension with the 4-D theatre, or have a blast in the Batman Laser Challenge and the on-site arcade. Replenish your energy with some delectable cuisine served at the poolside Lagoon Grill and Bar or the amazing Lakeside Cafe. If you’d rather dine in the comfort of your room, there is also a well-appointed kitchenette for you to make use of. The plush double beds will leave you well-rested for another full day of exciting activities.
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark
Address: 14500 Continental Gateway, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Price: from 239 USD
Situated on the edge of a vast, gleaming lake, the Bohemian Hotel Celebration is an oft-picked accommodation for visitors in search of a short, peaceful getaway. It enjoys an enviable location - 10 minutes away from the renowned Walt Disney World Resort and 5 minutes away from Water Street and the abundance of eateries it harbors. If you prefer to dine on-site, the Bohemian Bar and Grill offers al fresco dining with a view of the breathtakingly gorgeous lake.
Fret not if you haven’t bought the tickets for your theme park adventures; the on-site ticketing desk would settle everything for you, including a shuttle service to Disney World! So rest assured and indulge in the immense outdoor pool and soothing in-room massages before heading out to explore the city’s most famous attractions.
Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection
Address: 700 Bloom Street, Celebration, Orlando, FL 34747, USA
Price: from 189 USD
Well served by the Interstate 4, many popular Orlando attractions are within easy reach of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista, including the SeaWorld and the Universal Studios. Its wonderful proximity to the Walt Disney World Resort has burnished its reputation, and its well-appointed rooms, as well as marvelous on-site facilities, have further consolidated its position as one of the top-notch hotels in the area.
Greet the morning with a hot, sumptuous breakfast, and tuck into an extravagant feast on select evenings. Then, have a refreshing dip in the vast swimming pool or work up a sweat in the well-equipped fitness center. At the end of the day, make use of the free high-speed internet to document your vacation, and take advantage of the fully furnished kitchenette to prepare your own meal if you wish to. Every element of the property is geared towards making your stay as comfortable as possible.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista
Address: 11428 Marbella Palm Court, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Price: from 199 USD
15. Disney Boardwalk Villas
The Disney Boardwalk Villa will make you feel like you’re living in the rich, lost city of Atlantic. Timeless elegance meets old-fashioned charm at this waterfront resort hotel. Delight in taffy-colored cottages, private courtyards, and picturesque gardens, all overlooking the beautiful bayfront. The boardwalk stretching throughout the property evokes the carnival-like excitement and keeps the magic alive throughout your stay. The pool is excellent, and follows the fairground-like theme, with a 200-foot-long (61-meter-long) water slide. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with washer-dryers and full kitchens, making them great for families who are vacationing for longer than a weekend. From the villas you can walk to most Disney parks, or even better, hop on a water taxi for a relaxing ride to Epcot or Hollywood Studios. Apart from that, it’s only a short drive away from all the must-see attractions and theme parks in Orlando.
Disney Boardwalk Villas
Address: 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, United States
Price: from USD414 onwards
Contact: (407) 939-6200
16. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
This lavishly-themed safari resort-hotel will transport you right into the wilderness of Africa. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannah. Look out of your window and be pleasantly surprised by wild animals roaming freely around the savannah. This hotel is in fact home to over 200 hoofed animals and birds. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs, and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States, as you experience your own African safari adventure with that undeniable Disney magic.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Address: 2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8410
Price: from USD308 onwards
17. Disney's Beach Club Resort
The Disney’s Beach Club Resort offers an elegant and romantic stay at this charming New England-style beach hotel. It’s in easy walking distance from Epcot and the Hollywood Studios, and there’s even a boat ride available for guests to cruise along the Stormalong Bay for a scenic ride. The rooms are very tastefully furnished with New England-style furniture, and have either a garden or a lagoon view. The club-level rooms offer access to the health club and a lounge providing snacks and drinks. The Beach Resort also offers a 3-acre (1.2-hectare) water park with a sand-bottomed pool, slides, and even a lazy river. Enjoy all these and the many other amenities at the Disney Beach Club Resort.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Address: 1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8443
Price: from USD356 onwards
18. Disney's Wilderness Lodge
This luxury hotel is inspired by the early 20th century style and the majestic nature of America’s Great Northwest, creating the very rustic yet elegant Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. It truly celebrates all things American, from the craftsmanship reflected in the furniture, to the untamed and untainted wilderness of America. The rooms all mimic a cabin-like feel, to give the playful illusion that you are camping in the great wilderness. But it does come with world-class amenities to make sure you are taken care of in every way. This hotel directly links to several great nature trails, through forests of cone-shaped pine trees and creeks. It is the best place for both adults and children to feel united with nature, while having all the comforts of being in a deluxe hotel.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Address: 901 Timberline Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8426
Price: from USD289 onwards
Feel the magic of Orlando, Florida
Orlando is a fun place for families to vacation. The rides and the theme parks are exhilarating. It’s nice to have a comfortable and cozy stay, to kick back and relax with decadence after a long day. And, with these luxury hotels, you will really have the best of both worlds on your trip.