So you’ve decided to take the family on a trip of a lifetime to the theme park capital of the world, Orlando in Florida. You’re already dreaming of adventure and the kids are beyond excited, now comes choosing where to stay. I’ve got you covered with my recommendation of the top 5 places to stay in Orlando, where the whole family can unwind in luxury.
Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge
Much more than an African themed hotel, the five star Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge has four spectacular savannas that are home to over 200 exotic animals and birds. It’s the closest hotel to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and only moments away from the other exciting attractions. Watch the animal’s grazing from the comfort of your hotel room or swim in one of the watering hole inspired pools shaded by large canopy trees.
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
Just a short boat ride from Disney’s Epcot, the Swan & Dolphin looks over a shimmering lake and is in a fantastic location for a Disney theme park adventure. The recently renovated, contemporary hotel has five stunning pools with white sandy shores. Visitors can take full advantage of the complimentary park transport and Disney championship golf courses.
Hard Rock Hotel
Awarded a place in the 2015 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice of Top U.S. Hotels, the Hard Rock Hotel is a vibrant venue for the whole family. Enjoy great music, fantastic entertainment and food served in the several bars and restaurants. Just a short walk from Universal’s top attractions and nightlife, there will be always something to experience.
For a home away from home stay at the Terra Verde villa resort in Kissimmee, where you’ll have your own private accommodation, fit with a kitchen, lounge and multiple bedrooms but still enjoy the local amenities at the clubhouse. Spend sunny afternoons in your own private pool or stroll around the tranquil fishing lake whilst the kids enjoy the outdoor parks. Terra Verde is a 20 minute drive from the popular theme parks and attractions.
Rosen Shingle Creek
Situated in between Walt Disney World and Universal, the five star Rosen Shingle Creek is along the International Drive. You’ll be able to enjoy exquisite meals made by renowned chefs in one of the 14 restaurants and bars. Relax in the serene 230 acres of secluded greenery, which deliver both stunning views and a championship golf course.
Are you planning an Orlando adventure? Let me know in the comments below, and why not take a look at our full Orlando destination guide for even more exciting information in the meantime?