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Where to stay
in Orlando

While theme parks are often the major attractions drawing visitors to Orlando, the city's delightful neighborhoods have surprisingly diverse appeal, where wide-ranging activities and comfortable hotels meet any traveler's interests. It's easy to pick the perfect place to stay to best match your vacation plans, whether your dream is to meet cartoon characters, watch wildlife, bask in the Florida sun, shop or, of course, enjoy the rides, food and fun of dozens of theme park locations. Pick the right hotel to be near the heart of the action.

Great Areas to Stay for Family Fun

If the focus of your trip is theme parks, making a reservation right at the destination is perfect for maximizing time spent enjoying rides, shows and park events, including fireworks. Walt Disney World®, Disney Springs® Area, Lake Buena Vista and several other Disney spots have themed accommodations and offer transportation by bus, Skyliner or boat directly to the four Walt Disney World theme parks. The SeaWorld - Convention Center area is convenient for marveling at the antics of SeaWorld® Orlando's marine animals and seeing action from popular movies at Universal Studios in combination with attending one of Orange County Convention Center's 200 annual events.

Recommended hotels in Walt Disney World® area

Recommended hotels in Lake Buena Vista

Best Places to Stay for Shopping

Get a hotel in Millenia to be near several large malls with good deals on luxury items. This neighborhood is also convenient to the Universal Studios complex. With a stay in the Orlando International Airport, Williamsburg or Belle Isle neighborhoods, discount shopping is practically at the doorstep of numerous hotels. Visit The Florida Mall, where more than 250 retail and dining spots draw enthusiastic visitors. Of course, every theme park has at least one shop with souvenirs galore and often very nice luxury items.


Restaurants, shopping, and golf courses highlight some of the notable features of Williamsburg. Make a stop by Faldo Golf Institute while you're exploring.

Recommended hotels in Williamsburg

Where to Stay for Nature

Central Florida has plenty of sun, sand and animals to enjoy. Hotels in Kissimmee are still close to Orlando's theme parks and also near the beautiful Lake Tohopekaliga, perfect for fishing, birdwatching, strolling and spotting alligators. Kissimmee has a children's playground, which is a quiet alternative to the busy theme parks. Alternatively, enjoy the water on an exciting airboat ride, a uniquely Floridian activity. If you're interested in golf and village living, book a hotel in the nearby area of Celebration. Alternatively, accommodations in Sanford position you close to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, perfect for quiet relaxation after busy theme park days.

Recommended hotels in Kissimmee

Recommended hotels in Celebration

Recommended hotels in Sanford

Great Neighborhoods for Culture

Winter Park's museums feature everything from sarcophagi to Tiffany glass. Downtown Orlando is a great spot for enjoying the area's sophistication, without a theme park in sight. A booking at a luxurious downtown hotel provides easy access to restaurants, art galleries, performing arts, romantic views or super NBA action with the Orlando Magic.

Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando is a destination visitors seek out for is abundant dining options, live music, and lake views. You might want to check out attractions like Amway Center or Camping World Stadium while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Orlando

Recommended hotels in Winter Park

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