Orlando is the ultimate summer vacation destination. The city itself has a little bit of everything, but the undeniable lure is by far the cluster of world-renowned theme parks. Between Disney World and Universal Studios alone, you have more things to do than you and your family could get done in a week. Throw in other hotspots like Epcot or SeaWorld, and you and your family will be kept busy every day of your trip if you wanted.
Regardless of why you’re in the area, you will need a great home base. Stay within the theme parks for upfront action and be steps away from the biggest attractions, or save by staying in Orlando, Buena Vista, or Kissimmee. This list will help you cut through your options and choose from 10 of the best and most fun resorts in Orlando.
This affordable, off-property resort offers everything you need to enjoy Orlando. Shop, dine and swim at an on-site waterpark at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa.
Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is one of the most popular resorts operated by Westgate in Orlando. It has everything from pools, pool bars, a full water park, hot tubs, restaurants, spa services, sports, events, and activities.
Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa is a big favorite due to how close it is to all the action and the great list of amenities, events, and activities available on-site. You can book out a studio if it is just you and one other person, or you can go all out for a big family get-together and pick one of the four-bedroom villas that can house up to 16 people.
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando is a great choice for large families and groups and even features great amenities like a pool and a movie room.
Embassy Suites by Hilton can be found in Lake Buena Vista. What sets this resort apart from the rest is that they only offer suites rather than just rooms. This makes it ideal for those who are coming to Orlando with a large group. That group may be your family, or it may be a big spring break trip with your friends. By choosing a suite, you can keep everyone together, can save by using your suite’s full kitchen to prepare meals, and of course, have the option to relax and stay entertained as a group by using the resort’s pool and movie room.
The price of your suite also comes with a few additional benefits like a complimentary breakfast and also free shuttle services to Epcot.
This 815-room resort has rooms and suites to fit families of every size and is right next to Walt Disney World.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is right next to the Disney Resort and offers multiple accommodation options to suit your party size and needs. Going with just one other person? There are budget-friendly rooms perfect for you. Couples, in particular, will enjoy one of the luxury rooms that offer intimacy and decadence.
With 815 rooms, two restaurants, and three bars, you have all your essentials covered. If you are interested in simply lounging around the resort, of course, then know that there are activities and packages for everyone.
Kids, in particular, will enjoy Camp Hyatt, which allows kids to go rock climbing, paddle boating on the lake, or biking through the various trails around the resort.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin may sit in the heart of the theme park, but it is an independent hotel and offers complimentary shuttle service to the surrounding hotspot destinations.
Despite its name, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is a not owned by Disney. It is located within Disney World and is also the resort family that includes the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, the Walt Disney World Swan Resort, and the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.
Each one is absolutely stunning, with lush lobbies, stylish rooms, and delicious restaurants waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. The pools are crystal blue and always at the right temperature, and the resort itself offers a variety of other activities, from shopping to basketball, volleyball, and so much more.
This resort has one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom accommodation options and free shuttle services to the big theme parks.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort offers this stress-free shuttle service and additional amenities that will keep everyone in the family happy and comfortable. You will be able to house the whole family in one suite with a mixture of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom suites. The resort even offers additional benefits like pools, a mini-golf course, and an on-site game room.
Instead of driving into the theme park, this resort offers complimentary shuttle services that will get you to the front door of where you want to go faster, easier, and hassle-free.
With almost 1000 rooms, this resort is one of the larger properties on the list and offers fun and activities for everyone in the family.
The JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes sits on a massive property that is also home to the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Resort. As part of the family, you will have access to the many on-site amenities like the pool as well as the shared facilities. You can go for a golf excursion on the green, for example, while your kids make friends with others their age on the resort.
With an expansive pool complex and free transportation to the other hotels and the theme parks in the area, this can be a great luxury option for you and your family.
Affordable, clean, and comfortable with a great zero-entry pool and fun amenities like a games room means everyone in your family will stay entertained during your trip.
Floridays is one of the most affordable accommodation option in Orlando and is almost unbeatable when you consider the value-for-money you are getting. At the same time, not the largest option on this list. What it offers is solid and great for the price.
It even features a man-made beach and a kiddie pool, making it a great place to relax and unwind after a few days of going through the big theme parks nearby.
This resort has a homely, family-friendly vibe and relaxing amenities for those looking for a great value-based accommodation option in Orlando.
While WorldQuest is far from the most luxurious or glamorous option on the list, it does offer families a comfortable stay and great money-for-value. You will be able to save by fueling up on their complimentary breakfast and be able to easily access all the top locations nearby with their free shuttle service.
What helps it stand out is the option to save with the group discounts. This is ideal for large families to chip down their accommodation expenses and helps everyone stay together.
If you want somewhere calm and quiet to unwind on your trip to Orlando, the Grove Resort offers a great, distanced option from the hustle and bustle.
While the Grove Resort Orlando is further away than others on this list, what you get in exchange is quiet and calm. That doesn’t mean you will be bored, however. The Grove Resort is home to its own water park, Surfari Water Park, and The Springs Pools, which will give you and your family the chance to cool down away from the large crowds at the big theme parks.
This resort has a 20,000-square-foot water complex that will keep everyone in the family thrilled and cool in the summer heat.
Another resort that has a huge water park right on its doorstep is Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites and Waterpark. In the past, it was the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, and all of the great amenities that made that resort so great back in the day are still there, just under new ownership.
The resort has a 20,000-square-foot water complex and other great amenities like a laser challenge and even a 4D movie theater.