ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando visitors are truly spoiled for choice with more than 490 unique properties spanning luxury, themed hotels and some of the most kid-pleasing rooms in the world at every price point. With more than 130,000 hotel rooms, 47,000 vacation rentals and 26,000 timeshare properties, Orlando offers special accommodations for every visitor.

WHAT’S NEW & TRENDING

Orlando continues to experience significant growth that extends into accommodations, with the second-highest number of hotel rooms anywhere in the U.S. Below are some of Central Florida’s newest properties and expansions:

  • The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of historic Winter Park, underwent an expansion that was completed in the summer of 2023. In addition to the renovation of the existing 112 rooms and suites in the hotel, the expansion included an additional 71 luxury guestrooms and suites, a lobby café and a new spa that features seven treatment rooms.  
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando underwent a comprehensive, multi-phase reimagination, debuted in December 2023. The property-wide redesign encompasses the resort’s rooms and suites, lobby space and select culinary outlets, including the award-winning restaurant Bull & Bear; Waldorf Astoria Spa and the prestigious 18-hole golf course.
  • Evermore Orlando Resort debuted on Jan. 1 as a re-imagined 10,000-bedroom complex, offering an array of stay experiences from single homes and villas to flats. Also onsite, a new Conrad Orlando, features 433 rooms, including 51 regular suites and 10 spacious family suites. Other highlights include 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a tranquil spa, numerous dining options and a signature rooftop experience.
  • Villatel Orlando Resort, situated within the International Drive area, began a phased opening in late 2023, offering private villa rentals with hotel-style standards and amenities. The property will eventually include an adventure water park with multi-story slides and a lazy river, a fully equipped fitness center, a full-service restaurant and children’s playgrounds. Upon full completion in 2025, the entire resort will have 526 units with apartment-style suites and single-family homes.
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando added new additions, including the upscale Altira Rooftop Pool Lounge, where guests can savor seasonally influenced dishes and specialty cocktails – and reimagined spaces like the property’s signature restaurant, The Boheme; the Bösendorfer Lounge; and guest rooms.

TECH-SAVVY HOTELS

Those looking to explore some of the latest technology being used in hospitality can opt to experience one of Orlando’s tech-savvy hotels:

  • Among the world’s most innovative new hotels, Lake Nona Wave Hotel is hardwired to ensure technology is thoughtful and seamless. The hotel is home to many first-of-its-kind amenities, including the largest implementation of View Smart Windows that tint using predictive intelligence in response to the sun and outdoor conditions, access to one of the world’s largest autonomous shuttle fleets, the largest single use facility of TOTO smart toilets, voice-automated in-room controls, complimentary Wi-Fi 6 and more.
  • Universal’s Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort features a 16-story gleaming glass tower with 600 guest rooms, including 13 kids’ suites, and the first-ever rooftop bar on Universal property. The hotel’s smart tech amenities include in-room tablets that allow guests to order pizza to their rooms and control many of the rooms’ features like the TV and room temperature. The hotel also includes a virtual reality game room.
  • Guests at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort enjoy premium in-room design features such as an in-mirror television in the bathroom vanity and an iPad for ease of making requests at the tap of a button. Guests in select room categories also have the convenience of dispensing a glass of wine on-demand at the touch of a button.  

 

FUN PLACES TO STAY WITH THE KIDDOS

While most hotels in Orlando offer amenities geared toward kids, these hotels and resorts go above and beyond to excite pint-sized travelers.

Make a Splash

  • Evermore Orlando Resort, Orlando’s first beach-like property, offers an 8-acre Crystal Lagoon and a 20-acre sandy beach with hammocks, cabanas and recreational activities. Guests can enjoy family paddleboarding, sandcastle-building lessons and more.
  • Grande Lakes Orlando unveiled the completion of its newly reconfigured and expanded Grande Lakes Water Park at JW Marriott Orlando in February 2023, complete with a lazy river, multiple slides, an obstacle course, separate spaces for family fun and a relaxation zone, along with private cabanas upgrades, and KnifeBurger, a new poolside dining experience from celebrity chef John Tesar.
  • Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark offers fun for all ages including a waterpark with a pool and slides, poolside entertainment, an arcade, a 4-D movie theater, live entertainment, cozy cabanas, a poolside bar and Batman Laser Challenge. 
  • CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando has its own onsite water park, complete with 14 waterslides, the Minnows Lagoon toddler pool, Coral Reef teen pool and Parrot's Perch interactive play area.
  • Hilton Orlando features temperature-controlled waters, an 892-foot lazy river, and a zero-entry main pool with a waterslide.
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek near Walt Disney World Resort boasts an outdoor resort-style pool complex with a 3-acre lazy river, private cabanas, water slide and daily family activities.
  • The zero-entry Grotto Pool at Hyatt Regency Orlando is a tropical paradise complete with water fountains, waterfalls, a waterslide, kid's play area and a hot tub, plus private cabanas.
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort offers a 5-acre water park with a Splash Zone, Lazy River and two exhilarating water slides for kids to explore.
  • Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa lets kids splash into their Pirate Plunge pool located at the heart of the resort offering zero-depth entry for younger kids, water cannons, tumbling waterfalls and a water slide that goes through the Pirate Ship.
  • With a 50-foot replica of a Mayan pyramid, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers a water stream down the steps of the massive stone structure into the Lost City of Cibola pool and a 123-foot-long waterslide featuring a spitting Jaguar spirit animal.

Immersive Themed Hotels and Suites

  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort features Jurassic World Kids’ Suites that transport little ones right to the island of Isla Nublar, complete with beds designed after the circular gyrosphere ride from the movie.
  • At Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, guests can experience life as a minion with two-room Despicable Me themed suites, complete with a private room for adults and a kids’ room that captures the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s laboratory.
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort boasts impeccably themed rooms based on Disney Film favorites, including The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Finding Nemo and Cars.
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort's newly renovated guest rooms are inspired by the Disney-Pixar film The Incredibles, featuring futuristic and modern custom artwork in guest rooms and guest corridors along with décor elements from the films.
  • Evermore Orlando Resort opened on Jan. 1, 2024, as Orlando’s first beach-like property, with an 8-acre Crystal Lagoon and a 20-acre sandy beach with hammocks, cabanas and recreational activities. Guests can enjoy family paddleboarding, mixology classes, sandcastle-building lessons and more. Evermore, which has the world’s first touchless sunscreen application system, is thoughtfully built for large groups and families, offering a range of 2- to 11-bedroom vacation homes.

 

STYLISH BOUTIQUE HOTELS

Orlando is also home to a handful of quaint, boutique hotels that boast artistic style, cozy amenities and a taste of Central Florida’s historic charm.

Chic and Trendy

  • The Tuscan-inspired, 126-room ette Hotel Orlando focuses on wellness as an alcohol-free property. The hotel offers culinary experiences in partnership with celebrity chef Akira Back, featuring a full menu of zero-alcohol cocktails, along with The Spa at ette offering massages, body treatments and more.
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, a landmark luxury hotel, underwent an $18 million renovation, featuring new additions, including upscale Altira Rooftop Pool Lounge where guests can savor seasonally influenced dishes and specialty cocktails – and reimagined spaces like the property’s signature restaurant, The Boheme; the Bösendorfer Lounge; and guest rooms.  
  • Located on International Drive, offering boutique accommodations, Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection features rooms or suites with pillow-top bedding and marble bathrooms.
  • The Wellborn Boutique Hotel, located in downtown Orlando, is a renovated, historic inn with tech-forward features, including guest check-in with the touch of a finger.
  • For a taste of the Orlando cityscape, AC Hotel Orlando Downtown, has a sleek European-inspired design and the SkyBar Rooftop Terrace with 360° city views.

Historic Charm

  • Located on 280 acres, the charming 70-room Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge includes a spa, fitness center and 27 holes of golf.
  • Eõ Inn evokes the old-world charm of its 1923 roots while offering today’s modern appointments and high-tech conveniences, all set in picturesque lakefront surroundings overlooking Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.
  • Park Plaza Hotel, a vintage boutique hotel built in 1922 on Winter Park’s trendy Park Avenue, offers 28 uniquely furnished rooms, breakfast in bed and a unique location in the heart of this upscale dining and shopping district.

 

LUXURY RESORTS

Visitors looking for a high-end Orlando experience will find a plethora of luxury options with exclusive services, deluxe amenities and a refined level of hospitality unmatched by other destinations.

Extravagant Theme Park Resorts

These resorts blend well-appointed amenities and superior service with the perks of staying onsite, including early theme park admission and free transportation to and from the parks.

  • Often referred to as "the jewel in the crown" of Disney's vacation kingdom, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers 867 rooms, complete with luxurious resort facilities reminiscent of the Victorian era.
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a modern tropical paradise featuring overwater Bungalows, complete with a private view of Magic Kingdom fireworks from the back deck.
  • The Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge pay tribute to the rich and pioneering heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Its rustic-elegant vibe is expressed throughout the property, which offers a full range of accommodations with modern amenities—from deluxe studios to 26 waterfront cabins with wraparound porches.
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort is a seaside retreat that re-creates the charm and romance of Portofino, Italy. A personal oasis awaits you at the Mandara Spa, and every evening, the hotel’s Harbor Piazza comes alive with a musical celebration that captures the romance and charm of Italy.

Global Names in Luxury

  • Conrad Orlando, the destination’s first Hilton luxury brand, opened Jan. 9, 2023, with 433 rooms, a spa, numerous dining options – including its signature rooftop experience – and 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. Located at Evermore Orlando Resort, the property overlooks a golf course, a two-story boathouse for private events and Evermore Bay’s Crystal Lagoon and sandy beaches.
  • The 443-room Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is the largest Four Seasons resort in North America and the only resort in Orlando to receive the coveted Five Diamond Award by AAA. The resort features several dining venues, including a Michelin Star rooftop restaurant with Magic Kingdom views; a Tom Fazio-designed golf course; redesigned Park View Deluxe suites, 14,000-square-foot spa; fitness center; three pools, including one adults-only pool and lazy river; a sports facility and recreation center.
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando, the first Waldorf Astoria built outside of New York City, features a world-class spa, private pool cabanas, a 24-hour Concierge, an 18-hole Rees Jones-designed golf course and several upscale restaurants, including the signature restaurant Bull and Bear.
  • Inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes brings serene luxury to Orlando, with a championship golf course, eco-tours and fine dining. The resort’s renovated 40,000-square-foot spa has 40 treatment rooms, a spa café, a full salon and a private, adults-only pool.
  • Located near Walt Disney World Resort, JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, which opened in March 2020, has 516 rooms, a Spa by JW®, specialty restaurants and a rooftop terrace with nightly views of theme park fireworks.                                                                                                                  


PET-FRIENDLY STAYS
Visitors who want to include their pets in their Orlando vacation can choose from numerous pet-friendly resorts, complete with special treats and amenities just for furry friends.

Near All the Theme Park Fun

  • Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort, which includes Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Royal Pacific Resort and Sapphire Falls Resort, are part of the Loews Loves Pets program, which is specially designed to cater to the needs of cuddly creatures and their owners. The special treatment begins with a welcome amenity and personal note from the general manager about special pet services. Also available is a special pet menu, complete with gourmet pet food and vegetarian entrée options, specialized bedding, pet videos, scratching posts, catnip, leashes and more.
  • Select Walt Disney World Resort properties, including Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, and Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort have designated floors or sections for travelers with pets. Each guest room has easy access to outdoor pet walkways for exercise and green spaces with pet relief areas. Dog lovers will find plenty of Disney amenities and special touches for their four-legged friends, including Pluto’s Welcome Kit upon check-in with a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps.

Around Orlando

Many of Orlando’s local neighborhoods, including downtown and Winter Park, are pet-friendly – offering pet-pampering treats and walkable locations to some of Orlando’s pet-friendly eateries.

  • The Alfond Inn welcomes four-legged guests with its VIP (Very Important Pup) Package.
  • Downtown’s Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando and Aloft Orlando Downtown welcome pets with special beds, food bowls and treats.
  • Closer to the tourism district, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has plenty of trails and outdoor areas for pets to explore.
  • For the ultimate escape, families – including their four-legged friends – can enjoy a tropical getaway to Margaritaville Resort Orlando, offering treats and bowls upon check-in.

 

BUDGET-FRIENDLY OPTIONS

Families and travelers looking to stretch their vacation budget can take advantage of a plethora of affordable hotels in and around the theme park corridor that deliver top-notch hospitality, perks and unbeatable value.

Near the Theme Parks

  • The new Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs offers guests 604 rooms, including 78 suites ideal for families, along with great benefits, including no resort fees, full complimentary breakfast and afternoon kick-back hours.
  • B Resort & Spa, an official Disney Springs hotel, offers both moderate- and value-priced accommodations.
  • Dockside Inn and Suites and Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort, two of the value hotels that make up Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, offer hotel guests exclusive onsite benefits, including Early Park Admission.
  • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort are value-priced resorts with a total of more than 8,000 rooms infused with music, movies and sports, as well as pop culture icons of the 20th century.
  • Located steps away from Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal’s Aventura Hotel offers perfectly priced accommodations for Orlando vacationers. Complete with a pool, splash zone, fire pit and more, the hotel also features a rooftop bar offering theme park views.​

In the Tourism District

  • The Avanti Resort, located in the heart of International Drive, features 652 comfortable and contemporary-style guest rooms and suites.
  • With a focus on delivering quality accommodations, dining and recreation services at an affordable rate, the Rosen Hotels & Resorts brand currently owns and operates eight hotel properties, including Rosen Inn, all located close to various attractions in Orlando.
  • Located near the International Drive Resort Area, Sonesta ES Suites Orlando is close to Orlando attractions, shopping outlet centers and the Orange County Convention Center. It’s also on the I-Ride Trolley route.
  • Also located on International Drive, CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort is a family-friendly hotel with 391 spacious guest rooms and a one-of-a-kind 54,000-square-foot canopy-covered/outdoor water park.

 

VILLAS, SUITES & VACATION HOMES

Now more than ever, families are making vacation plans for their whole clan, including grandparents and other relatives – and with family-sized suites and more than 57,000 vacation rentals, Orlando serves as the perfect home away from home.

Villas and Suites

  • From themed villas to expansive family suites, Orlando has accommodations to fit every need, such as Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, accommodating up to six guests and featuring a kitchenette.
  • Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa offers suites with four beds and four baths, so no one can hog the shower.
  • Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa provides guests with all the comforts of a fully furnished home with accommodations ranging from studios to spacious four-bedroom villas.
  • Across more than 53 tropical acres, the Caribe Royale Orlando has 1,215 one-bedroom suites, along with 120 luxurious two-bedroom lakeside villas.
  • Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, located in the tourism corridor, offers one- to two-bedroom villas and a plethora of family-friendly amenities.
  • The Grove Resort Orlando offers 878 two- and three-bedroom residential-style suites.
  • Villatel Orlando Resort, situated within the International Drive area, began a phased opening in late 2023, offering private villa rentals with hotel-style standards and amenities. The property will eventually include an adventure water park with multi-story slides and a lazy river, a fully equipped fitness center, a full-service restaurant and children’s playgrounds. Upon full completion in 2025, the entire resort will have 526 units with apartment-style suites and single-family homes.

Vacation Homes

For families looking for even more space, Orlando’s vacation homes are plentiful, and most are within 20 miles of Orlando’s tourism district.

  • The newly opened Evermore Orlando Resort was thoughtfully built for large groups and families, offering a range of 2- to 11-bedroom vacation homes.
  • Just one mile from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Magic Village Yards is a luxury, concierge-style gated community of 180 furnished homes, with 3- and 4-bedroom suites accommodating up to 8 people.
  • Reunion Resort & Golf Club offers one- or two-bedroom upscale villas along with three styles of luxurious homes featuring private pools and lakefront views, just steps from the resort’s legendary golf courses.
 

About Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States, Theme Park Capital of the World® and No. 1 meeting destination in the country. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, we represent more than 1,500 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.

Visit Orlando connects consumers and business groups with all facets of Orlando’s travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, activities to connect with nature, vibrant neighborhoods, a dynamic dining scene with Michelin recognized restaurants, and a robust calendar of entertainment and sports events — Orlando is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for all travelers. Find more information at VisitOrlando.com or OrlandoMeeting.com.

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