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Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3401 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, FL
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The price is $104 per night
1.64 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,895 reviews)

"They appear to be redecorating etc. the painter evidently was messy. There were big paint blobs/ specs especially in bathroom and front entrance to room. It just made it look messy."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel
Park Place Inn and Cottages
3 out of 5
1305 S Park Avenue, Sanford, FL
The price is $110 per night
1.37 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)
Never got the pleasure due to covid-19 :(

"Can't leave a review as we had to cancel due to the covid-19 Hoping to reschedule at a later date. Aaron was great to work with-he called to find out what our future plans are....we'll just have to sit tight like everyone else and reschedule once the "stay at home" is lifted!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2020

Park Place Inn and Cottages
WoodSpring Suites Orlando Sanford
2.5 out of 5
2727 S Orlando Dr, Sanford, FL
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The price is $70 per night
1 mi from city center
2.2/5 (746 reviews)

"It was a relaxing atmosphere and overall clean. The only problem i had was that when i was trying to check in it took the lady like 30 minutes to come check me in and I had to call her a 2nd time to see what was taking her so long to get there."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

WoodSpring Suites Orlando Sanford
Water Lover's Retreat
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4.1 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Amazing staycation!

"The property was exactly the way it was advertised. I went there with my two young daughters and found it absolutely safe, clean, and wonderfully located. From the very first interaction to the very last Mark was absolutely a gentleman. He took plenty of time and very patiently on boarded us. Property ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Water Lover's Retreat
NOT Your Typical Houseboat: 60 Feet OF Luxury
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1.39 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Awesome Ship Why Knot

"The ship was everything we hoped it would be. Very spacious and the upper deck was beyond words beautiful. The bed was extremely comfortable and Mike was great. The kitchen was outfitted with literally everything. Sanford is a great town to explore. Recommended restaurants were Hollerbach's and Shantelle's ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

NOT Your Typical Houseboat: 60 Feet OF Luxury
The Charming & Chic Studio@Park Place Inn
The price is $90 per night
1.37 mi from city center
The Charming & Chic Studio@Park Place Inn
Floating Cottage . . . Gently on the river
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4.1 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)
Unique floating home

"Wonderful house and a great location. Centrally located. Very relaxing and enjoyable experience."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Floating Cottage . . . Gently on the river
Beautiful Lakefront Estate/home
The price is $120 per night
2.2 mi from city center
1/5 (1 review)
Do NOT STAY HERE

"Our check in time was pushed back to 5pm as the owner had to "clean" the place. When we arrived inside the property, a mix of pee, cigarettes, and mold smells overwhelmed us. A man was still cleaning the property. After he had assured us that the property was "clean" at 6pm, we still found dirt EVERYWHERE ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Beautiful Lakefront Estate/home
The Chef's Suite@park Place Inn
The price is $90 per night
1.37 mi from city center
No reviews
Awesome

"Awesome stay minutes from downtown Sanford. You really get your money's worth."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

The Chef's Suite@park Place Inn
A river retreat caught between Florida's beaches and Orlando's Amusement Parks.
4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Amazing!

"Annamarie and her son Edward are amazing people! The house was beautiful and would definitely go back beautiful peaceful wildlife packed week loved it!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

A river retreat caught between Florida's beaches and Orlando's Amusement Parks.
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Visiting Sanford

Travelers to Sanford give high marks for the lakeside setting, top-notch restaurants, and shopping. Tourists can also enjoy the city's zoo, live music, and theaters. Top sights around the area include Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and Blue Springs State Park.

  • You'll find 8864 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Orlando
  • The closest major airport is in Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.), 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), 24.7 mi (39.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Sanford

The city's cultural venues include Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center and Sanford Museum. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Seminole Towne Center is a favorite for retail therapy. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and St. Johns Rivership.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 19 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Sanford. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Park Place Inn and Cottages - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a terrace, along with an in-room kitchen.
  • Comfort Inn & Suites - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando North/Sanford - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its pool and proximity to the airport.

One of the popular sights in the surrounding area is Blue Springs State Park, located 11.7 mi (18.8 km) from the heart of the city.

Getting Around Sanford

If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at Sanford Station. Sanford may not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Sanford

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 80°F and the nighttime average to be 49°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 92°F during the day and 58°F at night
  • July through September averages 93°F during the day and 71°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 87°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Sanford is 53.03 inches
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 92°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 50°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Sanford?
Comfort Inn & Suites Orlando North is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando North/Sanford and Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Sanford, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Sanford.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Sanford?
To access more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Sanford, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Sanford?
Based on reviews, Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include WoodSpring Suites Orlando Sanford and Budget Inn Sanford.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids to Sanford?
WoodSpring Suites Orlando Sanford is a hotel with in-room kitchens and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices to stay with the kids include Comfort Inn & Suites Orlando North and Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
Where is the best place to stay close to Seminole County Sports Complex?
Budget Inn Sanford is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It’s located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from Seminole County Sports Complex. Other good options within a few miles include Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel and WoodSpring Suites Orlando Sanford.
What about the best place to stay close to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens?
One of the top choices for your stay is Comfort Inn & Suites Orlando North, located 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando North/Sanford and Park Place Inn and Cottages are two other good choices within a few miles.
What are some accommodations with pools in Sanford?
Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel is a top hotel with an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Budget Inn Sanford and Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando North/Sanford.
What is the best spa hotel in Sanford?
Elliott House is a top spa hotel with free WiFi, a library, and free self parking. Enjoy a facial, body treatment, or massage at the onsite spa.
What is the best hotel near Orlando International Airport (MCO)?
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport is a popular 4-star hotel featuring 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. It’s located a short 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Orlando Intl. Airport. Other good choices near the airport are Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside and Ramada by Wyndham Suites Orlando Airport.
What is staying in Sanford like?
Travelers to Sanford give high marks for the lakeside setting, top-notch restaurants, and shopping. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s zoo, live music, and theaters. Around the area, top sights include Orlando Science Center, Amway Center, and Camping World Stadium. In Sanford, there are 39 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Sanford?
Cultural venues include Sanford Museum and Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center. The natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and these places to visit: Lake Monroe, Fort Mellon Park, and Spring Hammock Preserve. You’ll also find Orlando Science Center and Amway Center.

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