Orlando, the theme park capital of the world, is a place on most families’ vacation wish lists. In addition to the four Disney World theme parks, the Universal parks, SeaWorld, and Legoland, there are so many other things to see and do.
When you do plan your Orlando vacation, you’ll probably be wondering where to stay. There are hundreds of options – chain hotels, resorts, theme park hotels, motels, and family vacation homes. We also have reviewed some great family lodging options.
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Review of the Hyatt Orlando Airport and Their Day Use Rooms
Family Fun at the Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando World Center Marriott Review
Review of The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
A Review of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
SeaWorld Orlando Rides: A Guide For Your Next Visit
Complete Guide to the Orlando Theme Parks
Family Guide to Orlando International Airport
Youth Sports Travel and Hotel Suites in Orlando
Amazing Orlando Resort Pools
Things to Do in Orlando With Kids
Orlando Vacation Ideas
If you’ve ever been to the Orlando International Airport, you’ve probably seen the Hyatt resort located right in the hotel by security. This hotel is a great option for families needing to stay near the airport. In addition to comfortable hotel rooms, restaurants, and other amenities, they also have a rooftop pool.
The Hyatt Orlando Airport offers day stay rooms. So, if you have a later flight and arrive at the airport early, you can book a room to use for the day. You can use the pool, work, store your luggage, take a nap – anything you need to do.
The five Gaylord Resorts are extremely popular with families. Offering spectacular atriums with plants, trees, glass roofs, and more, these resorts are stunning. In addition to the beautiful interiors, Gaylord Resorts are also known for their fun family activities.
The Gaylord Palms is centrally located and offers so much for families to enjoy. You won’t want to leave the resort, although there’s so much to do in the area.
The enormous Orlando World Center Marriott is a bustling hotel in a great location. My favorite part of the resort is the huge pool area. It’s so much fun and has pools, water slides, a pool bar, and great activities. If you stay at this resort, you’ll definitely want to plan a free day where you can just enjoy time at the hotel.
Planning to visit SeaWorld, Aquatica, and/or Discovery Cove? The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is located directly across the street from SeaWorld. In addition, it has very comfortable rooms, a few restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a kids’ splash park.
I’d definitely recommend a stay there if you are planning to visit SeaWorld Orlando. Read our review of the hotel and learn more about it.
Located within the Walt Disney World gates (but not operated by Disney), is the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (previously known as the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek). This conveniently located hotel offers restaurants, a pool, a lazy river, and more. We really enjoyed a stay there during a recent Disney trip. Although it’s not operated by Disney, they do offer a complimentary shuttle to the parks, so it’s very convenient.
While many people think of animals and sea life when considering a visit to SeaWorld, this theme park also offers some impressive rides, including theme rides. Read our review of the various SeaWorld Orlando rides – from thrill rides like Manta to more family-friendly rides like Journey to Atlantis. Plan your visit before you go to save time.
Visiting Orlando but aren’t sure which of the many theme parks to visit? Start with this post, which will give you an overview of all of the parks as well as the specific theme parks within them. You definitely can’t see them all in one (or even two) visits, so you’ll need to plan out what is most important for you to visit.
The Orlando International Airport is one of my favorite airports, thanks to the restaurants, shops, and other amenities located there. It is a large, busy airport, however, and can feel overwhelming. Read about it in advance of your trip, so that you can be prepared for your flight.
Orlando is a popular destination for youth sports, with many tournaments and championships taking place within the city. If you are traveling with a group, that can involve many other things you’ll need to consider. Read our review and tips for youth sports travel in Orlando, including reviews and recommendations of some suite hotels to consider.
Most of the resorts in Orlando have outdoor pools. With the beautiful Florida weather, you’ll want to spend some time outside at the pool – maybe even save a day on your itinerary to just enjoy the resort amenities. Here are some of the most amazing Orlando resort pools to consider – including chain hotels and hotels right at Walt Disney World.
Looking for an overview of things to do in Orlando with kids? This post is the best place to start. It includes an overview of the most popular activities to enjoy with your family. While the theme parks are listed, other fun points of interest are also included.