Where to sleep in Orlando: the best areas and hotels to visit the parks

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Choosing well the hotel and the area where to sleep in Orlando is essential to spend a wonderful holiday in the world capital of the world amusement parks. In the city and its surroundings there are over 10.000 hotels, lodges, residences, bed & breakfasts and hostels, and the choice, with such a wide offer, can be difficult.

Orlando is a major tourist destination in the United States. The reasons that draw millions of visitors each year to this corner of Florida are its parks and the many attractions that the area has to offer.



The first major attraction in the area was Disney's Magic Kingdom park. Since then the resort Walt Disney World it has always expanded with other parks and attractions, and other important parks have sprung up in the area, such as those of Universal Studios, gigantic entertainment venues.

Where to sleep in Orlando?

There is generally no better or worse area to sleep in Orlando. The choice of the area is especially important on the basis of which parks you want to visit and how you will move.

Domire to Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista definitely is one of the best areas to stay in in Orlando. The area is where it stands il grande resort Disney and therefore the hotels in the area allow you to easily reach the realm of fantasy and magic, created by Disney.

The area is crossed by Interstate 4, allowing you to easily reach other parks and attractions in the area. If you want to visit the other parks and attractions, we recommend that you rent a car.


Best hotels in Lake Buena Vista

Comfort Inn Orlando - Lake Buena Vista - from $ 50 per room per night with breakfast included and complimentary transfer to Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World and Universal Studios Orlando amusement parks.


Extended Stay America – Orlando – Lake Buena Vista – from $ 80 per room per night with free transfer to Walt Disney World

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando - Lake Buena Vista - from 70 $ per room per night with free transfer to the amusement parks

Sleeping on International Drive

Choosing a hotel on International Drive, Orlando's most famous street, is a great choice for whoever wants to be close to major attractions of the city. Along this road there are various attractions and parks, and you can move along it with the I-Trolley shuttles (for a fee).

Sleeping and staying in this area, especially in one of the many hotels on International Drive, allows you to avoid car rental and move with the buses or shuttles of the parks.

Best hotels on International Drive

Quality Inn At International Drive Orlando – from $ 50 per room per night including breakfast and transfers to Universal Studios Orlando, Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando.

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive – from $ 80 per room per night with free shuttle service to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando amusement parks

Econo Lodge International Drive – from $ 50 per room per night with breakfast included and free transfer to Universal Studios and Disney's Epcot & Magic Kingdom.


Allure Resort Orlando Near Universal – from $ 50 per room per night with free transfer to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando parks.

Stay at the hotels at the Walt Disney World resort

If you want to visit the Disney parks, the best, though not the cheapest, solution is choose one of the hotels in the resort. The benefits of sleeping in these gigantic pleasure and fun resorts are:


- do not pay parking and transport costs
- don't waste time getting to the parks
- the opportunity to enter the park an hour earlier than normal opening *
- have the FastPass for skip-the-line access to attractions *

* not all properties offer these services

Inside the resort there are Disney shuttles, which connect all hotels with parks for free.

The best hotels in the Walt Disney World resort

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area – from 80 $ per night per room

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek – from 200 $ per night per room

Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs® Resort Area - from 90 $ per night per room

Sleeping in Universal Studios Orlando hotels

The hotels at Universal Studios also offer the same benefits as those at the Disney resort. To visit the 3 Universal parks it takes at least 2-3 days.


The best hotels in Universal Studios

Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort – from 140 $ per room per night with breakfast and free wifi

Clarion Inn & Suites Universal Studios Area – from 90 $ per room per night with free shuttle to the amusement parks

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – from 145 $ per room per night

Sleeping in Kissimmee

Booking accommodation or a hotel in Kissimmee is one of the cheapest options to stay in Orlando. The area boasts many hotels (almost 7 thousand), many of which are quite cheap.

Kissimmee hotels and lodges, such as those in Orlando, also offer the transport to the parks. Very often for free, although it is always a good idea to tip the driver.


Cheap hotels in Kissimmee

Econo Lodge – Kissimmee – from 30 $ per room per night with breakfast included, wifi and free parking - free shuttle to the amusement parks

Champions World Resort – from $ 40 per room per night with free transfer to Walt Disney World

Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club – from 40 $ per room per night with breakfast and swimming pool

Sleeping in downtown Orlando

Orlando is a very nice city, but it doesn't have any major attractions or points of interest in its center. The most interesting place to visit in the city center is the lake surrounded by skyscrapers. Therefore, choosing a hotel in the Downtown Orlando area is not the right choice if yours is not business travel but of pleasure.

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Getting around in Orlando

reach the parks (Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Seaworld in Orlando) many of the accommodations in the area offer the service of transport with shuttles (for a fee or for free). The return service is carried out one or more times a day.

Surely the car rent here too, as in the rest of the United States, remains the most comfortable way to get around. All parks offer ample car parks, although the cost can be as high as $ 25 per car.

If you want to move with the By public transport of the Lynx, remember that travel times can be quite long. The rates are for the single ticket $ 2, for the day pass $ 4,50 and for the week pass $ 16.

Another convenient and not very expensive method is to rely on Uber, widely used in the USA. The cost varies according to the distance, but on average the amount required is 15 dollars.

The Quality Inn, one of the best hotels to sleep in Orlando
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