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Our Favorite Hotels for a Staycation in Orlando

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Your work called, it says you need a staycation in Orlando ASAP! Orlando is one of the number one spots for tourists, and sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city for a change.ย 

If you’re looking for the perfect Orlando staycation, we’ve curated the perfect list for the adventure-seeker, or relaxer in your life. Be sure to turn on your “out of office” email reply!

๐Ÿ“ท Photo Credit: Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Grand Bohemian Hotel

The Grand Bohemian Hotel is an autograph collection hotel that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into another world. With locations in both Celebration and downtown Orlando, it’s easy to pack your bags and head to the Grand Bohemian for a weekend staycation.

Celebration offers amazing views of Lake Rianchard, with lakeside dining, bike rentals, and a 5 min drive to Disney World, all within the quaint and planned community of Celebration. The downtown Orlando location offers a luxury experience with high ceilings, an art gallery, fine dining, and a sophisticated day spa.ย 

Either way you choose you’re in for a treat at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Autograph Collection.

Check locations for hours.

๐Ÿ“Downtown: 325 S. South Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801

๐Ÿ“Celebration: 700 Bloom St. Celebration, FL 34747

Disney's Polynesian Resort

Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific with a little bit of Disney magic at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Surround yourself with lush palm trees, waterslides, and watercraft rentals on the seven seas lagoon. The Polynesian resort is famous for their “spirit of aloha” dinner theater show, so after spending all day at the pool or the parks, dress up in your favorite tropical gear and head to the show!

The best part about Disney’s Polynesian Resort? The Dole Whips! You don’t need to be in Magic Kingdom to get them. Just check out the Pineapple Lanai on the Polynesian property and enjoy this creamy refreshing treat. Did you know you can go upstairs to the bar and ask to add rum to it? Don’t say we didn’t warn you!


Always open.

๐Ÿ“1600 Seven Seas Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

๐Ÿ“ท Photo Credit: Walt Disney World

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jambo! And welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! You certainly won’t feel like you’re in Orlando anymore as you wake up to the views and sounds of the savanna outside your window. Grab your coffee and watch the giraffes, zebras, and antelope all from your hotel balcony.

Once you’ve had your coffee, you’ll want to explore the rest of the resort which offers amazing educational experience about the animals and where they come from, as well as some of the best African-inspired cuisine you’ll ever have. Head to Kidani village and dine safari side at their famous Sanaa restaurant offering naan, butter chicken, and zebra domes. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.ย 

Always open.

๐Ÿ“2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Gaylord Palms Resort

Another great staycation hotel in Orlando has got to be the Gaylord Palms Resort and Water Park. No matter the time of year you visit you’ll be amazed by their 4.5 soaring glass atrium that transports you to different parts of Florida, like the Everglades or Key West. Step outside the atrium and you’ll see their world class waterpark that will give any theme park in Orlando a run for their money.

Enjoy amazing restaurants, and special events in their conference rooms all year round include ICE at Gaylord Palms during the winter months. If you’re just looking to relax and unwind, be sure to check out their award-winning spa and state-of-the-art gym during your staycation experience.ย 

Always open.

๐Ÿ“6000 W. Osceola Pkwy. Kissimmee, FL 34746

The Alfond Inn

Have you always wanted to stay in an adorable boutique hotel in downtown Winter Park? The Alfond Inn is your answer! The Alfond Inn was voted the #1 hotel in Florida in the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers Choice Award, and it still one of the most gorgeous hotels we have ever seen! In fact, it is regularly used as a wedding venue for the spectacular rooms and views.ย 

A staycation at the Alfond Inn includes complimentary parking, access to their stunning conservatory, lush pool and courtyard, and walking distance to Park Avenue restaurants and shopping! Once you’re there it will be hard to ever say goodbye.

Always open.

๐Ÿ“300 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Grande Lakes Orlando

We’re lucky to live in Orlando with such gorgeous resort properties like the Grande Lakes Orlando with both a JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton right next to each other. Grande Lakes Orlando gives you the choice of which hotel to stay in, but both offer the quality luxury experience you would expect from such esteemed names.

Between the 2 resorts, you’ll find an 18-hole golf course, lazy river, water activities, children’s programs, and the largest Ritz Carlton spa in the world! So whether you have kids or not, this place sounds like the perfect location to relax and enjoy your staycation in Orlando.

Check locations for hours.

๐Ÿ“Ritz Carlton: 4012 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837

๐Ÿ“JW Marriot: 4040 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837

Wyndham Orlando Resort I-Drive

It’s hard to not feel the staycation vibes as soon as you step on the property of Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive. Located in the heart of ICON Park your room is walking distance from 50+ shops, attractions, and entertainment like the famous Wheel and Skyflyer Orlando.

ICON Park not your vibe? You’re minutes away from Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Disney is right down the street. With 2 pools, a tropical poolside bar, winding lagoons, with a fitness center, and sauna and steam rooms. Don’t forget to set your email to out of office.

Always Open.

๐Ÿ“8001 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

Universal's Endless Summer Resort

We know that it’s always summer in Orlando, but did you know it’s also always summer at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort? Kick back, relax, and enjoy the two affordable hotels for your Orlando staycation, Surfside and Dockside Inn and Suites. Enjoy tropical sunsets, pools, restaurants, along with the theme park benefits that Universal is known for!

This Orlando spot is great for a staycation with kids, as most of the rooms are suites with extra bedding. And your kids will love the surfboard shaped pool and views of the roller coasters from their bedroom.

Always open.

๐Ÿ“7125 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Spa

It’s hard to believe you’re in Orlando and not in the Mediterranean when staying at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. With gorgeous views mirroring the Italian Portofino Bay, you’ll enjoy 3 full service restaurants, 2 quick service restaurants, and even an Italian gelato shop. Don’t forget to take the water taxi drops you off in CityWalk on your way to the parks, it’s the perfect way to get around!

Guests staying in the Portofino Bay Hotel and Spa also receive Free Universal ExpressSM Unlimited, which means you can skip the lines on all your favorite rides!

Always open.

๐Ÿ“5601 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819

๐Ÿ“ท Photo Credit: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Looking to stay at Universal Orlando for a staycation but don’t want to spend too much? Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is your answer! Stay at this funky retro themed resort that has incredible views of Universal’s Volcano Bay water park!

This is another great family friendly Orlando staycation with large suites, 2 huge pools, a lazy river, and even a bowling alley on site! All for an affordable price that comes with Universal Orlando benefits!

Always open.ย 

๐Ÿ“6550 Adventure Way Orlando, FL 32819

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Whether you’re looking to get away from the theme parks, or get ride in the middle of them, Hyatt Regency has you covered. Located on International Drive by the Orange County Convention Center, you’re just a short drive away from SeaWorld, Universal, or even Disney. But if you’re looking to get away from it all, this hotel includes a huge sundeck with a poolside bar, swimming grotto, zero-entry pool, and waterslide!

Fun fact, you’re also on the I-RIDE Trolly route that will take you to different restaurants and shops around International Drive, all within a 2 mile stretch.ย 

Always open.

๐Ÿ“9801 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando

Paddle boats, sandy beaches, golf courses, and a parrot that lives in the lobby? Sign us up for a staycation at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando! Located on a private lake, this Orlando hotel has 1500 acres of property for you to bike, boat, play tennis, golf, or swim in the lagoon pool with waterfalls and waterslides.

This resort is also pet-friendly, so you no longer need to leave your pup at home the next time you’re looking for a fun Orlando staycation!

Always open.ย 

๐Ÿ“1 Grand Cypress Blvd. Orlando, FL 32836

Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate

If golfing is on your list of things to do when on a staycation, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. They don’t just have 1 award winning golf course, but 2 courses and a mini golf course surrounded by lush tropical trees, state-of-the-art spa, 3 pools, a lazy river, and Orlando’s only resort wave pool.ย 

The Omni resort has many different options for room and suite sizes, so it’s perfect when you’re traveling with a large group or family. And of course it’s just a quick drive away from the parks!

Always open.

๐Ÿ“1500 Masters Blvd. Orlando, FL 33896

CoCo Key Orlando

CoCo Key Orlando is the hotel resort with a built in waterpark, so you can enjoy your staycation without ever leaving the property! CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort is a family friendly resort on International Drive that is famous for their 54,000 sq. ft. canopy/covered outdoor waterpark. It also boasts a 6,500 sq. ft. arcade, 3 restaurants/bars, a fitness center, and more!

CoCo Key Orlando is a Universal partner hotel, that also has a shuttle that will take you right to an of the theme parks, and is a stop on the I-RIDE trolly system. Get ready to have a blast at CoCo Key Orlando for your next staycation!

Always open. Check website for waterpark hours.

๐Ÿ“7400 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

Our Favorite Hotels in Orlando for Staycation

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Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.

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