When choosing where to stay in Orlando, there are a few factors to consider. What amenities do you prioritize? Being on theme park property? A great family or adult-only pool? Easy theme park access? Strong restaurants or an onsite spa? Character meals? A kids’ club?
Orlando is our hometown, and we regularly inspect hotels to know what’s best. Read on for the properties we recommend most.
Orlando boasts some of the best family resorts in the country. They offer wonderful amenities for families to enjoy — waterslides, lazy rivers, children's clubs, and family-friendly restaurants. What amenities do you want for your relaxation and fun outside of the theme parks? Do you seek a particular resort theme? No Orlando luxury resort is alike.
Some families insist on staying at a Disney property for a full immersion on the Mickey experience. There are several deluxe resorts with easy access to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. Many resorts offer character meals or fireworks views like the Grand Floridian which even has Cinderella dance in the lobby. Or you could choose the Animal Kingdom Lodge and awaken to giraffes on the savanna seen from your balcony.
The Four Seasons is the only true 5-star resort in Central Florida, and guests receive the most important Disney resort benefits such as the 60-day Fast Pass booking window and Early Magic Hours. It boasts the best pools and pool service in town. Orlando also has a Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria resort. These off site resorts offer a more luxury experience away from the mouse where great food and fantastic service is their focus.