Where to stay in the Orlando area

Planning your accommodations to the Orlando area should be prepared well in advance, especially during the summer months when the city receives the most travelers.

Think about the activities that you plan to participate in. If attending all of the major theme parks within Walt Disney World, or Universal Studios is your main objective, then staying at a hotel on site would be simple. All of the hotels on Disney and Universal property have travel accommodations to the theme park of your choice, as well as restaurants where you can take your meals, leaving your stay less hectic and relaxing.

Hotel Royal Plaza Orlando

Hotel Royal Plaza Orlando

If you plan to take in more sights and plan to utilize a shuttle service or rent a car; you have more choices in where to stay. You can still stay in one of the theme park resorts, or you can look for accommodations nearby that suit your taste and budget.


The Disney hotels range in price from seventy-seven dollars a night to over four hundred dollars, depending on the space that you need and amenities that you want to surround yourself with during your stay. The hotels are listed by which theme park they are associated with, or what area of the property they sit. All amenities and further information about each Disney hotel as well as a virtual tour can be found at their website, www.disney.com under the Walt Disney World resorts link.

All Disney hotels offer travel accommodations to and from their facilities. Shuttle services can be acquired to attend other events within the Orlando area.

Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa Orlando

Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa Orlando

Official Walt Disney World Hotels

These hotels are located on Disney property and offer guests the same service that you will find at a Disney resort, teamed with accommodations to and from the theme parks. These hotels automatically have bus and shuttle service to shopping, dining, and the theme parks.

Best Western-Lake Buena Vista
Courtyard by Marriott
DoubleTree Guest Suites Resort
Grosvenor Resort
Hotel Royal Plaza
The Hilton Resort
Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa

Best Western-Lake Buena Vista

Best Western-Lake Buena Vista

Other hotels and accomodations

If the Walt Disney Resorts or Universal Studios Resorts don’t meet your needs or budget, you still have plenty of options. The Orlando area definitely isn’t short on hotels.

Other popular areas are Celebration, Kissimmee, and off of International Drive.

I recommend that you visit your local AAA office for information on discounts to the Orlando area.

Also visit a few of the Internet companies that are designed for finding travelers the best rates and specials for their destination.

These are just a few of the websites that are available to find the best deals on your trip to the area. Many hotels offer continental breakfasts and have full-service restaurants to meet your needs, as well as have pool facilities and other amenities to suit your tastes.

If you prefer the style that resorts have to offer, you will find that the area has many to choose from including Gaylord Palms, The Peabody, Hyatt Grand Cypress, Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Wyndham Orlando Resorts, and so many more. You can find great discounts to these locations on the above listed websites as well.

For complete hotel, theme park, tours, dining, and car rental information, you can contact your local AAA office or the Orlando Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. These companies can help you best plan your vacation based on your needs without theme park affiliation.