Guest Blog: Hotels That Sleep Five

No worries if you have three kids or more.   Maybe you've just got two but want to be able to spread out on vacation without springing for a second room.  There are plenty of options in Orlando that won't bust the vacation budget:

-- The brand new Walt Disney World Art of Animation Resort (pictured below) adjacent to Disney's Hollywood Studios not only invites you to become immersed in your favorite Walt Disney-Pixar movie, but has plenty of room for your gang to spread out in a Cars Family suite, Finding Nemo suite and Lion King suite.  These suites are designed to accommodate up to six comfortably with two bathrooms, a master bedroom and tree separate sleeping areas. The kids will love the pools and different courtyards themed to each film.

Disney's Art of Animation
-- The Nickelodeon Suites Resort offers one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom KidSuites complete with extra TVs, kitchens and more. There are also themed suites such as SpongeBob Square Pants and Dora the Explorer. Kids love the waterpark, the kid's spa, the chance to meet and greet their favorite characters and the shows, including the chance to get slimed.

-- Marriott Vacation Club has seven resorts in Orlando with over 2,000 villas to choose from which can accommodate five or more. The newest resort is at the Grande Lakes campus, adjacent to the JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton. All of the resorts are within a few minutes of the theme parks and not only give you plenty of space but a fully equipped kitchen, master suite, in-villa washer and drier and plenty of pool action.

-- Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld has 135 two bedroom suites that will accommodate six people and 46 three bedroom suites that will accommodate eight people. There are fully equipped kitchens, and washer and drier, even complimentary WiFi access.  There are other Hilton Grand Vacations properties in Orlando as well  including  Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive (the kids will love all the water features and you'll love the whirlpool in the master bath)  and the newest, Parc Soleil spread out on 52 acres complete with super pool and water slide.

-- Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort  has 90 suites that sleep five or more. Kids will like the bunk beds in the family Palm Suites I and the newly renovated 27 Palms Pool Club with its twin pools, 79 foot slide , regular complimentary shuttles to the nearby Disney theme parks, big game room and plenty of poolside activities led by resort ambassadors. Ready to join the balloon stomp? 

-- The Drury Inn & Suites Orlando touts free breakfast, free soda and popcorn in the lobby and free 5:30 p.m.  Kick back with drinks for the grownups, soft drinks for the kids and plenty to eat.  There are 23 Double Queen Suites that can sleep 5-6 people.

Eileen Ogintz


This special post was written by syndicated travel writer and mom, Eileen Ogintz. To read more family travel tips from Eileen, visit


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