Jun 11, 2009
There’s more to Orlando than Disney and, to be honest, not everyone can afford to stay in a Disney Resort while visiting the Orlando area. Fortunately, there are dozens of incredible hotels in the Orlando and Kissimmee areas that are both affordable and central to most of the main tourist attractions you’ll want to visit. Make sure you check out a few of these hotels before you plan your next vacation.
7. Fun Spots Hotel at Fountain Park
The Fun Spots Hotel at Fountain Park is located right outside of Walt Disney World, providing a convenient place to stay without the prices usually associated with Disney Resorts. The hotel grounds feature a miniature putting green, swimming pools, and plenty of gaming courts.
The central location of the Fun Spots Hotel at Fountain Park makes it easy to get to Walt Disney World and the other area theme parks aren’t much further away. The hotel shuttle will take you to any of the Disney Parks or those who prefer to shop may appreciate a ride to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlet Mall instead.
6. Caribe Royale Orlando
The Caribe Royale Orlando resort is yet another incredible Central Florida destination hotel. Part of the Caribe Royale All-Suites Resort chain, this amazing hotel is home to the local convention center and is perfect for both business and family travelers.
Inside this tropical resort you’ll find stunning landscapes, fairy-tale water falls, and over 45 acres of palm trees and genuine hospitality. The suites and villas of the Caribe Royale Orlando are only 1 ½ miles away from Disney World and is within a short drive of most of the other area attractions.
5. Econo Lodge Orlando
Not everyone needs a hotel jam packed with 5-star amenities to have a pleasant vacation. With that in mind, those traveling on a budget will find the Econo Lodge Orlando the perfect place to relax, shower, and sleep in between Orlando-area excursions.
The 112 room hotel offers clean rooms, a swimming pool, and a free continental breakfast each morning. With reasonable evening rates, those who need nothing more than a place to rest will find the Econo Lodge Orlando to be one of the nicest options available – and it’s inexpensive as well!
4. Palms Hotel Maingate East
Part of the Lexington chain of hotels, the Palms Hotel Maingate East is another incredible suburban Kissimmee hotel offering comfortable amenities for travelers who simply want a nice room to relax in at the end of the day. Each room is equipped with double beds, cable television, high speed Internet, a coffeemaker, and a microwave.
Guests can request a refrigerator for their snacks or medications, if necessary. The hotel features a pool and fitness center and is only a little over a mile away from Disney World and other area attractions.
3. Imperial Swan Hotel Orlando
The Imperial Swan Hotel Orlando sits right in the center of some of the areas most popular attractions making trips to not only Disney World but Sea World and Universal Orlando easy and affordable. On the hotel complex you’ll find two separate pools (one with a seasonal poolside bar), a game room, and an incredible restaurant.
Because the hotel is situated right near International Drive, you’ll find yourself within walking distance of Universal Studios, the Wet & Wild water park, and the International Flea Market. Guests at this one-star hotel appreciate the low price, comfortable beds, and accessibility to local hot spots.
2. Polynesian Inn Kissimmee
The Polynesian Inn Kissimmee is another exceptional 3-star hotel located right off of International Drive. With only 199 rooms spread over two floors, the hotel offers guests a comfortable place to relax and sleep between trips out into Orlando.
Both adults and children will enjoy the pools (one adult and one for toddlers) and the grassy landscapes are perfect for picnic lunches. The hotel offers free shuttle services to any of the nearby theme parks but you’ll have to plan your day carefully as they run on set schedules.
1. Bahama Bay Resort & Spa Orlando
Visiting the Bahama Bay Resort & Spa Orlando is a vacation in itself. The Caribbean style hotel is located just 6 miles away from Disney World and is only minutes from most of the other famous Orlando visitor attractions. The resort is jam packed with incredible amenities, including four heated swimming pools, a family picnic area, a children’s playground, and a full service spa.
Those who have visited the resort call it a paradise they’d love to return to year after year. With affordable room rates year round, there’s no reason you can’t check out this 4-star resort for yourself!
You’re destined to have a great time in Orlando regardless of where you stay. Pack your bags and prepare to enjoy a great vacation in sunny Florida!