Best Hotels in Florida
Make everyone’s dreams come true with a holiday to Florida. From the famous theme parks to the incredible beaches, there’s something new to experience every day. Ride the rollercoasters at the Universal Orlando Resort, meet your favourite characters at Walt Disney World and try delicious foods at the great restaurants, but don’t forget to take some time to explore the everglades too! Here are some of our favourite hotels in Florida that will make your unforgettable stay, perfect.
With a free shuttle bus to Walt Disney World, the Universal Orlando Resort and other attractions, the Clarion Inn is a great place to base yourself. Not only does it have great access to the parks – Walt Disney World is just a five-minute drive – but it also has two restaurants, a shop and a fun family-friendly pool. If you’re looking for evening entertainment, Disney Springs is only a ten-minute drive away. The rooms have everything you need to prepare for a day out at the parks, including fridges, microwaves and coffee-makers.
Rosen Inn International Drive is just a few minutes’ drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Wet ‘n Wild. It runs a free shuttle bus to most of the parks too and is based on the iconic International Drive. When you’re not exploring the parks, the Rosen Inn is a great place to relax, with two swimming pools, a bar and a lounge, plus a children’s playground all on offer. There’s also somewhere to pick up snacks and a couple of shops across the road.
When you stay at the Coco Key Hotel and Waterpark, you’re not just within easy reach of all the major theme parks, as you have your own huge waterpark onsite too! The waterpark has 14 slides and lots to explore, while the hotel itself has a tiki bar, family-friendly activities and a varied choice of restaurants. There’s a shuttle to all the parks, with Disney World being the furthest away, taking 25 minutes.
This big motel-style property is set within a sweet-smelling tropical garden. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is a great-value hotel close to International Drive, with easy access to the big theme parks. Across the road is Pointe Orlando, a massive shopping mall with numerous restaurants and the hotel runs shuttle buses to Universal Orlando and other nearby attractions. The hotel also has three swimming pools, great dining options, a playground, a coffee bar and a small shop.
Immerse yourself in vintage Americana at this retro resort. The Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a throwback to the US in the 1950s and 1960s, featring ace décor and great props. With a retro car port outside the lobby, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped through a time-warp. There’s also two big pools, a lazy river, a bowling alley and a retro food court. Plus, it’s only minutes away from Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is the place to stay if you’re a huge Disney fan! The themed resort is based on four movies: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Cars. Each of the four films has its own themed courtyard too. Everything from the lobby to the rooms are decorated just like your favourite films – there’s even a huge Finding Nemo pool! Watch out for the giant models of Timon and Pumba and the 35-foot-tall King Triton. The resort also runs free buses to the Disney parks.
Although you’re just a short walk to the rest of the Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort makes you feel like you’re on a Caribbean island. With exotic greenery and cascading waterfalls, you can sit back and truly relax after exciting days spent exploring the nearby parks. There’s a huge swimming pool onsite, as well as an international waterside restaurant and plenty of food stands. The resort runs complementary water taxis and shuttle buses to Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk.
While this hotel is in the Epcot Resort Area, you’ll soon feel like you’re in the Caribbean. Ice-cream coloured buildings and a palm-fringed beach give Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort a tropical twist. The resort is split into different villages, each representing the West Indies Islands of Trinidad north and south, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba and Jamaica. There’s a choice of pools to play in, and you’re close to all the major theme parks.
Overlooking the splendid Lake Austin, the Grove Resort and Spa is the perfect place to relax after having fun in the parks. You’ll have access to a luxurious spa, a watersports centre and your very own waterpark. The sprawling grounds have three pools, a lazy river, three restaurants and stylish, modern rooms. The hotel runs a shuttle bus service to the nearby Walt Disney World Resort, while the Universal Orlando Resort is just 25 minutes away.
Enjoying a prime spot on International Drive, the Avanti Resort is perfectly positioned for enjoying Orlando’s best theme parks and top restaurants. Glossy palm trees line the resort, with a fun family-friendly swimming pool available for guests to use. The cheerful décor is bright and welcoming, with comfortable rooms and it’s easy to get to all the big parks. Universal Orlando Resort is just 3.5 miles away and Walt Disney World Resort is 10 miles away. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus to the biggest parks.