You know Southwest’s question: “Wanna get away?” We all do. But with everything going on, do we really feel comfortable doing that? Probably not yet. But we’re in luck – we live in a city with some amazing hotels and they’re all right around the corner. If we’re all going to be stuck without a way to go on vacation, then you can’t beat Orlando for a staycation.
Best Hotels for an Orlando Staycation
Here are 20 hotels that are just perfect for an Orlando staycation.
Caribe Royale Orlando
Caribe Royale Orlando hotel has pools, a gorgeous spa, a wonderful fitness center, stunning grounds to walk around, and food (you need everything else to work off the food). You can sit by the pool and relax, while your kids enjoy the waterslides and other activities. The hotel also puts on various activities, such as live music and movies under the stars. It is a great location for an Orlando staycation.
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Park
CoCo Key Hotel is a family resort, meant to get away with the kids. With a massive water park and several other pools, as well as bars and restaurants (some bars conveniently located so you can watch the children without being in the water yourself), this is a great place to get away with the kids.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney, with its parks, mini-golf, and shopping, is always great for an Orlando staycation. The Caribbean Beach Resort celebrates the islands with beaches, markets, a pool with two slides and water cannons, and pirate-themed rooms.
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The Enclave is an all-suite hotel where each suite has a balcony to step out onto and some boast terraces. There is a gazebo on the lake, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs.For the kids, there is also a playground, foosball, ping-pong, and billiards.
Floridays Resort Hotel
Floridays Resort Hotel boasts over 20 acres of property,two- and three-bedroom suites with balconies and full kitchen tables, and pools with plenty of activities for the kids (and lounge chairs for the adults). On Friday nights, they play a dive-in movie and a DJ entertains everyone poolside on Saturday afternoons.
Four Seasons Resort, Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
For a real luxury getaway, the Four Seasons Resort may be the best option in town. In addition to an amazing, and exclusive, golf course, the kids will love Explorer Island a water park with splash pad, pool, slides, lazy river, and beach games. It is also where kids will find the Hideout – a kids activity area with game tables and other activities.
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Gaylord Palms Resort
The Gaylord Palms Resort, one of several Gaylord hotels in the country, may be best known for hosting Ice! every year. And while the Christmas event is one great reason to stay (and you can book room packages that include admission to Ice!) that isn’t the only reason. The hotel has a stunning indoor garden where you can walk (and where you can go on a bear hunt). It also has an outdoor pool with splash pad and water slides, that kids will love. In the evenings, they host shows in the atrium which include acrobatics and amazing music.
The Grove Resort and Water Park
The Grove Resort features one-to-three bedroom suites, many with kitchens, making it an ideal place to staycation during the school week. In addition to the water park, the Grove Resort features a kids activity center on weekends, a family fun arcade, and live music and art activities.
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Hard Rock Hotel at Universal
For something a little different, check out the Hard Rock Hotel. In addition to great food, and great memorabilia, the pool has an underwater speaker system so you can listen to great tunes while you swim. The pool also boasts a 260 foot slide and beach.
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld sits on the water, making it the perfect place to go to forget about everything, while you sit on the dock and enjoy the view. The hotel also has pools, restaurants, and is a partner with SeaWorld, if you want to try and take in a day at the park.
The Hilton Orlando
The Hilton Orlando has several pools, including one for adults 18 and over only, a splash pad located near one of the restaurants, and a lazy river. In addition, there is a 24 hour market (for late night snacks) as well as a pool-side bar and grill.
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
The JW Marriott Orlando may be the most recognized on this list – it feels like we pass it and its distinct building often. The JW Marriott has something for everyone. From luxurious rooms to a beautiful and challenging 18 hole golf course, from pools to relax in to a lazy river to play in, every member of the family will find things to do and ways to get away here.
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa offers suites with kitchens for when you don’t feel like going out. The hotel has a Pirates plunge pool with a water slide that goes through the pirate ship in the middle of the pool and an adult relaxation pool without any of that. Hot tubs and lounges surround the pools so you can relax while the kids play.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
The Margaritaville Resort is one of the newer hotels in Orlando and it’s already making waves. This resort includes several dining options, including along the Promenade at Sunset Walk (which also includes shopping and a dine-in movie theater). Margaritaville also has two pools, one with a beach. But the main attraction is the Island H2O Water Park, which includes water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool. What more do you need for a great Orlando staycation?
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
The Omni Orlando Resort has golf for everyone – 36 holes of championship golf, a lighted 9-hole Par 3 course,and a miniature golf course. It also has both an adults-only pool and a family pool, a wave pool and a lazy river. If you want fun outside the water, there is a biking and jogging path, and of course, a spa.
Orlando World Center Marriott
The Orlando World Center Marriott is right off the Disney property and features what Forbes Magazine once called one of the coolest hotel pools in the world. With several water slides, a splash pad, and several pools, this hotel will entertain the kids. And with a world-class golf course, the adults will find a way to relax as well.
Reunion Resort and Golf Club
Reunion Resort and Golf Club has activities for everyone in the family. There are three golf courses, and if you don’t want to bring clubs, there’s footgolf, where you kick a soccer ball into a larger hole. This game is played on the Watson Course, one of the golf courses. Reunion Resort also has tennis, pickleball, bocce, several pools (including rooftop pools and the Cove, which has billiards and jacuzzis, and a water park with lazy river.
Rosen Shingle Creek
Rosen Shingle Creek is known for its fine dining and luxurious accommodations. It also has a gorgeous property with multiple pools and areas to walk around. Bring clubs and you can enjoy the golf courses, or skip all that and just get a massage. This is a hotel meant to help you relax and enjoy a weekend away from home.
Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa
The Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa is a great place to learn and play. With bike rentals, basketball and tennis courts, a fitness center, pools, and mini-golf, there is something for recess and then something else for after learning is done. All rooms include a microwave and toaster, and many rooms include full kitchens making it a great way to get away without having to eat out for every meal.
Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek
The Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek has one thing that sets it apart from every other hotel on this list – a pirate ship. One pool features a pirate ship for the kids to play on and enjoy. And if you don’t want to listen to endless choruses of “yo ho ho,” there is a second pool with plenty of lounge chairs.
Which hotel are looking forward to visiting for an Orlando staycation with your family?
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