Orlando is the famous home to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios as well as many other theme parks.  For this reason, Orlando and the surrounding area is also home to thousands of world class hotels.  As a result, with so many choices, it can be challenging to select the perfect hotel for your needs and budget.  Firstly, I’ll share the best way to book your favourite Orlando hotel at the best price.  Afterwards, I’ll explore several iconic hotel choices and locations around Orlando to give you some inspiration.

Why use KAYAK to book your Orlando Hotels?

Maybe you know this or maybe you don’t but the exact same hotel room for the exact same night has different prices depending on where you book.  With this in mind, how can I be the person paying the lowest price for this same hotel room?  I introduce the KAYAK hotel search method.  KAYAK will search several different hotel booking websites and compare them for you so you can simply choose the best value option.

Finding a Hotel Room with KAYAK

When searching for a hotel in Orlando, type Orlando as your destination and your desired dates, KAYAK will do the rest.  KAYAK will compare the same hotel rooms on different websites within seconds.  Upon finding the hotel you wish to book, simply click and the booking will be confirmed within seconds.  What’s more, if your dates are flexible you can change the dates and see if lower prices come up for your desired hotel.  Moreover, if you need to book a car or flight, the KAYAK search method works in the same way.


Hollywood Tower Hotel – My Recommendation

Orlando Hotels, Hollywood Tower Hotel - My Recommendation

My recommendation for an Orlando Hotel is the Hollywood Tower Hotel in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  However, there’s a twist to this famous hotel, it’s not a real hotel.  Also known as the Tower of Terror, the Hollywood Tower Hotel is in fact a ride you’ll never forget.  Take a tour of this spooky historic hotel before the elevator freefalls 12 stories to the bottom.  Certainly an Orlando hotel experience to remember!

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Orlando hotels, Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

If you’re visiting Orlando to explore the Disney Parks then you can enhance your stay further by staying at a Disney themed hotel.  At this movie themed resort you’ll not only find everything Disney themed from the food to the décor but there are often famous Disney character walking about from time to time.  Finally, if movies isn’t your theme, why not stay at the All Star Music or All Star Sports resorts!?

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Orlando Hotels, Mandara at Spa Walt Disney world Swan and Dolphin Hotel

If you’re visiting Orlando especially for Disney theme parks then the Swan and Dolphin Resorts couldn’t be better located.  As a matter of fact, four of the most famous Disney Parks surround these elegant resorts.  Moreover, the famous Mandara Spa as well as Disney golf courses are also located here.  Arrive in style at Epcot Center or Hollywood Studios by taking a unforgettable boat ride from your resort.

Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

Orlando Hotels, Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

Four Seasons set their own high standard of hotels and their Orlando resort is no exception.  What’s more, it’s home to pristine swimming pools and is surrounded by beautiful lakes.  In addition, this resort has its very own Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club.

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Orlando Hotels, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Stay at Universal’s Cabana Beach Resort and be transported back to the 1950’s / 60’s beach resort era of Florida.  Retro is the word which comes to mind when you explore this resort.  Good news for those planning to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is that if you stay here you get early entry to this park.  Who knows, you may see a few famous characters visiting the resort itself!

Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Orlando Hotels, Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Have you ever stayed in a castle before?  Orlando has its very own castle hotel located on International Drive.  The exterior view is certainly impressive and the interior certainly doesn’t let you down either.  The rooftop terrace is so Gaudiesque with the spires creating a wonderful addition to your panoramic photos.

Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Ritz-Carlton Orlando Hotels

Ritz-Carlton Orlando is surrounded by beautiful lakes as well as a Greg Norman designed golf course.  What’s more, you can even arrange a fishing excursion on the resort grounds as well as take an eco-tour through Shingle Creek.  For those who appreciate a well designed hotel, you’ll be happy to know the property has recently undergone an revitalizing restoration.

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel is the best choice for those who wish to visit Universal theme parks.  In fact, Hard Rock Hotel is located within easy walking distance of most Universal attractions.  That’s if you wish to walk, alternatively, take a complimentary boat or shuttle.  Enjoy early access to Universal theme parks and even skip the line tickets.  Afterwards, enjoy the famous Hard Rock Cafe food and relax at this beach resort.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando is certainly a classy choice of hotel in Orlando.  If you love golf then you’ll be pleased to know of the onsite golf club.  Furthermore, if you stay at this hotel, guests can gain early entry to Disney theme parks as well as free transportation there and back.  Lastly, Waldorf Astoria recently won a Forbes 4 star award.

Stay in Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando Hotels

Downtown Orlando is home to many hotels in addition to restaurants and nightlife.  Consider staying here if you enjoy the city life.  Moreover, the Amway Center which is home to Orlando Magic is located downtown.  Lake Eola Park and Church Street are other popular locations downtown.

Choose a International Drive Hotel

Choose a International Drive Hotel

International Drive is an 11 mile strip lined with hotels, restaurants, attractions, theme parks and shops.  Many budget and chain hotels are located along International Drive complemented by the familiar restaurant chains.  As you drive around Orlando there’s no doubt at some point you’ll pass along International Drive.

Enjoy Your Visit to Orlando

Orlando Hotels

Orlando has endless choices and even if you visited for months you couldn’t visit everywhere!  I recommend you make a plan of what you want to see and where you want to stay to maximise your time there.  Booking your desired hotel through KAYAK will get you a great deal so you can spend more time planning where you want to go when you’re there.  Enjoy.

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