In Orlando there are a multitude of lodging options, for all tastes and pockets. The ideal is to define what the family wants and plan everything carefully, before traveling.
Inside the Walt Disney World Resort – Disney Complex:
For those exploring Disney, staying inside the complex provides facilities such as proximity, transportation to the parks, overtime, magic bands, and the magic surrounding the place.
Within the Walt Disney World Resort, there are hotels at all costs, from the cheapest Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which offer daily starting at $ 100, the most luxurious and expensive people who practice daily from $ 500, such as the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian, who are our darlings, in addition to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Some Disney hotels provide access to the parks through the Monorail and others offer this same access by boat or bus. A novelty is that nowadays, some of them have rooms with kitchen, perfect for families. See the list of hotels with kitchen within Disney complex at this link.
A special detail is that many Disney hotels offer breakfast with the characters, a program that can be done without being hosted at Disney, about which we spoke in this post: Breakfast with characters at Disney Orlando.
Disney Resort guests still have some benefits like access to some parks during the week one hour before opening or three hours after closing for the general public, but it is important to check in the Disney calendar what park makes it possible for that date. Another detail is that guests also have the right to magics bands, coveted bracelets that allow access and consumption in the parks.
Another option is to stay outside the complex, which also has great hotels at great prices, with or without full kitchens, in regions such as Lake Buena Vista and International Drive.
If you prefer to be close to Universal Studios and Sea World parks, staying at International Drive is great because of the location. And you’ll still be close to the Orlando Premium Outlet for shopping.
Highlight for the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on International Drive, which despite having 3 stars, has a good kitchen structure in the rooms and is still glued to the outlet.
Lake Buena Vista:
The Lake Buena Vista area is off the Disney complex, but is only a 15-minute drive away and has more hotels in mind than within the complex.
Whenever we travel with children, we prefer to stay in hotels with kitchen, to be able to make that healthy meal, with taste of home. In Lake Buena Vista, our darling is the Sheraton Vistana Lake Buena Vista, which in addition to being close to the parks, has a very good structure, with parking in front of one or two-bedroom apartments, living room and equipped kitchen. This hotel that looks more like a residential condominium, still has a restaurant and pizza delivery.
Here are some other suggestions of hotels in Orlando outside the Disney complex, tested and recommended by friends. Some of these hotels are also associated with travel agencies and providing low price flights to Orlando as well:
– Waldorf Astoria Orlando
– Reunion Resort and Club in Kissimmee
– Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa
– Marriot’s Grande Vista
– Bluegreen Vacations the Fountains
Lastly, you still have the option of renting a home and experiencing some American-style living. Usually these homes are located in condominiums, known as “vacation homes” in English. It is important to know that the word condominium, or condo, in English, does not mean the same thing in Brazil. If you are looking for a condo or condominium, you will find furnished apartments.
There are some nice condominiums in Orlando, especially in Kissimmee. Some of them are: Champions Gate, Reunion, Windsor Hills, Highlands Reserves and Emerald Island. Search the internet well before renting the house and board it!