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Orlando Hotels and Resorts

Where to stay in Orlando, Florida

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Orlando is the most popular destination in Florida with a large number of hotels and resorts serving the Greater Orlando area. Whether you'll decide to stay at one of the Disney World resorts, Universal Orlando resorts, along the popular International Drive or elsewhere depends on your vacation plans and budget. Of course, you pay for convenience, so the farther you get from the major attractions or the convention center, often the less expensive your accommodations will be. Accordingly, these hotels are grouped by location.

Note: Coming soon are Disney Main Gate, Kissimmee and Orlando Airport hotels.

1. Disney World Resorts: Value $

All-Star Sports Resort
© The Walt Disney Company
Disney World offers a variety of on-property resort hotels. These value-priced accommodations come with many of the same perks as the higher priced moderate and deluxe resorts offer, including free on-property transportation, extra magic hours and the Disney dining plan. More than a third of Disney World's on-property hotel accommodations fall into the "value" category, where guests find larger-than-life theming, swimming pools and playgrounds, arcade rooms and standard amenities.

2. Disney World Resorts: Moderate $$

Port Orleans Riverside Resort
© The Walt Disney Company
Disney World offers a variety of on-property resort hotels. These moderate-priced accommodations come with many of the same perks as the higher priced deluxe resorts offer, including free on-property transportation, extra magic hours and the Disney dining plan. Disney's moderate resorts are available to guests who prefer a few additional amenities during their stay.

3. Disney World Resorts: Deluxe $$$

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
© Walt Disney Company
Disney World offers a variety of on-property resort hotels. These deluxe accommodations come with the best guest room and resort amenities that Disney has to offer. Besides world-class accommodations and restaurants, you may find spas, health clubs, beaches, pools and more. Of course, free on-property transportation, extra-magic hours and the Disney dining plan are also perks.

4. Downtown Disney Resort Hotels

Doubletree Guest Suites
© Doubletree Guest Suites
These hotels are not operated by Disney, but are located on Disney World property — near Downtown Disney. They even offer some of the same perks — including complimentary transportation to all Disney World theme parks, dining with Disney characters and access to Disney golf courses.

5. Downtown Orlando Hotels

Downtown Orlando Skyline
© Orange County CVB
These Downtown Orlando hotels are conveniently located near the Amway Arena (home of the Orlando Magic), Bob Carr Performing Arts Center and just a short drive from the Orange County Convention Center. Also, Orlando's most popular attractions are just a few miles away.

6. International Drive/Orlando Convention Center

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
© Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
The International Drive area offers over 100 hotels and resorts with rates for every travel budget. You can choose to stay in an on-site resort hotel at Universal Orlando, nearby SeaWorld Orlando, near to the Orlando Convention Center or in one of the many hotels that line International Drive. It is easy to make a selection with the simple hotel search available on the International Drive website. Simply indicating the dates of your stay and the number of adults and children will return an ample list of available "book now" rooms in every price range — from Holiday Inn and Red Roof Inn to the upscale Hilton, Peabody and Renaissance hotels — or, if you prefer, you can take the link to the I-Drive Lodging Directory.

7. Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Portofino Bay Resort Hotel
© Universal Orlando
World-class hospitality meets world-class entertainment as Universal Orlando and Loews Hotels' partner to create unique hotels that bring luxury to a new level.

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