Orlando Hotel Guide

The topic of accommodations in Orlando can go on and on, but what really determines where you will stay, is your wallet.

Even still, there are accommodations for everyone. If you are a "Disney Fan", consider staying on the premises at one of the hotels on the monorail system. It gets you where you need to go (If you're going to the Magic Kingdom) without worrying about parking. Disney's Grand Floridian, Disney's Contemporary and Disney's Polynesian are just a monorail ride away from the fun and excitement.

The Grand Floridian is elegant and newly redecorated. Enjoy the big band sound while you relax in the lobby, maybe after a dinner at The Victoria and Albert Restaurant? Very elegant and a little pricey but worth it.

The Polynesian is a trip to an island retreat. No rooms are in the main building, but very nice and clean. Join in the luau and learn to hula. You will truly feel like you are in the tropics!

Disney's Contemporary is as contemporary as they come and the monorail comes right through the building.... always exciting. You can dine at the hotel with Mickey Mouse and his friends every night. This hotel has great gift shops While these are a couple of the more expensive hotels, there is really something for everybody.

For the economy minded, check out the Disney's Music Resort and Disney's Sports Resort to name a couple. Additionally, condominium type accommodations can be had at Disney's Vacation Club where you can have the size accommodation that suits your family's needs. Transportation from the airport is also available. While a car is not a necessity, I found having my own transportation is a definite plus.


If you're staying off the premises, you will still want great accommodations and great service. A great place to consider is Grand Lakes Resorts which is about 8 minutes from Sea World, 20 minutes from Disney World and in close proximity to many other attractions in Orlando. The grounds are pristine. All your needs and desires will be met with the flare you expect from J.W. Marriott and Ritz Carlton Hotels. Kayak, fly fish, swim, artisanal fare and more in the natural surroundings of Florida. Did I mention a signature golf course? The Grand Lakes Resort is truly a celebration. With light-drenched rooms, sensational restaurants and spa.


A two-tower vacation resort, Westgate Palace lies in the heart of all the excitement in Orlando, Florida. Just off world-famous International Drive, Westgate Palace is ideally located within walking distance of Wet ‘n' Wild Water Park and more than 200 specialty shops, family-friendly restaurants and just minutes from Orlando area theme parks such as Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. In addition, Walt Disney World Resort is just a short 15-minute drive away.


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