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The 5 Best Hotels In Downtown Orlando

The 5 Best Hotels In Downtown Orlando

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Downtown Orlando Skyline. Located in Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Planning to visit Orlando any time soon? Then downtown accommodation will be your best bet. The city center is quite renowned for its dynamic bar and restaurant scene, making it one of the top destinations for night owls! You’ll also have a range of attractions at your disposal, including big-name landmarks like Lake Eola Park, and the Orange County History Center.

To help you decide where to stay we’ve gathered the 5 best hotels in Downtown Orlando. While some are gloriously located in this vibrant neighborhood, others are situated only a few minutes away, providing easy access to the city’s big-name theme parks.

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly resort filled with recreational activities, a business-oriented stay with high-speed wifi, or a cozy hotel with free breakfast and an indoor pool, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Orlando.

Take a look at the list below and pick the one that suits you best!

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The 5 Best Hotels Near Downtown Orlando, FL

Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection, Orlando.
Photo Credit: Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

When it comes to rock-star hotels in Downtown Orlando, Grand Bohemian has got to be one of the best. Located less than 15 minutes from Lake Eola Park, aka one of the best places to visit in Orlando, this luxury hotel flaunts over 200 comfortable guest rooms that treat guests to a wealth of dazzling amenities. These include spa-like bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, room service, and high-speed free wifi.

If booking through CuddlyNest, you can secure the best prices while staying at Grand Bohemian Orlando. Accommodations vary from standard double rooms for $304 a night, to spacious double suites for $488 a night.

The hotel also boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a mouthwatering AAA Four Diamond Restaurant, The Boheme. 

Don’t want to part with your furry friend? No worries. Dubbed one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Orlando, Grand Bohemian allows guests to bring one pet (40 pounds or) less if they pay a $150 non-refundable fee per stay. 

Location: 325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Distance From The Orlando International Airport: 19 min (11,3 miles)

Nearby attractions: Lake Eola Park, Orange County History Regional Center, Camping World Stadium, Winter Park, and Thornton Park

Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown

Suite at Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown

Crowne Plaza Orlando is a match made in heaven for travelers on business trips. With a great location in the downtown area, the hotel delivers guests a variety of complementary adaptive spaces that include high-speed wifi, charging outlets, touch screen portals to order food and beverage, and flat-screen TVs that can connect to devices to project work. 

There’s also a high-class business center that includes a PC Computer with internet access, aside from a printer/copier.

Not to mention that Crowne Plaza is home to a superb collection of comfortable and 100% non-smoking rooms where guests can rest and relax after a day spent working through an agenda. Rooms include a series of amenities like 48 inches LED TV, coffeemaker, and an oversize desk with an ergonomic chair and free internet access.

Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown closest hotel to the Amway Center, a major sports and entertainment venue.

Location: 304 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32801

Distance From the Orlando International Airport: 24 min (20,9 miles)

Nearby attractions: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Lake Eola, Orlando Science Center and the Orlando Museum of Art, Creative District, Orlando’s Central Business District

Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

Suite at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®
Photo Credit: Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel is a great bet for travelers seeking to stay close to Orlando’s theme parks while still having easy access to the downtown area. Located in the Universal Studios Resort, this family-friendly hotel spoils guests with a plethora of exclusive perks and benefits. 

Travelers staying at Hard Rock will be granted early theme park entry to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, and free* Universal Express Unlimited™ to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions.

Aside from cozy guest rooms and suites, the resort flaunts a myriad of world-class amenities including a 12,000-square-foot pool with an underwater sound system and a 260-foot slide, as well as several recreational activities like ping-pong tournaments, and water balloon tosses.

Location: Universal Orlando Resort (5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819)

Distance From Downtown Orlando: 15 min (9,7 miles)

Distance From The Orlando International Airport: 19 min (16,4 miles)

Nearby attractions: Orlando Outlet Marketplace, ICON Park, SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Walt Disney World

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando, Florida.
Photo Credit: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort provides a gorgeous setting for travelers seeking to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. Located in Universal Orlando, only 15 minutes from Downtown Orlando, this tropical landscaped resort is home to a sparkling 16,0000 square feet pool with a water slide, cascading waterfalls, and two white-sand beaches where guests can go for a swim or simply relax under the sun. 

The resort plays host to 1,000 comfy rooms featuring signature amenities like free wifi, 100% cotton bed linens, and in-room dining service. There’s also a series of special perks for guests that want to spend an adventure-pack vacation in Orlando, like free shuttle service to and from Universal theme parks and Universal CityWalk™.

If booking through CuddlyNest, you can secure the best prices while staying at Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. For $468 a night, you can stay in a spacious double suite with two beds, making it the perfect option for families.

Pets are allowed for a $100 fee* in a pet-friendly room category with no more than two pets in any one guest room. 

Location: Universal Orlando Resort  (6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819)

Distance From Downtown Orlando: 15 min (9,8 miles)

Distance From The Orlando International Airport: 16 min (14,9 miles)

Nearby attractions: Fun Spot America Theme Park, Magical Midway Thrill Park, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Walt Disney World Resort

Rosen Shingle Creek

Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, Florida.
Photo Credit: Rosen Shingle Creek

Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando is a romantic retreat located less than 20 minutes from Downtown Orlando. Spread within 255 acres, this full-service, luxury hotel displays 1,501 elegant and spacious guestrooms and suites that are ideal for couples spending Valentine’s Day in Orlando. Room amenities include free wi-fi access, LED HDTVs, RFID locking systems, and spa-like bathrooms.

The hotel also spoils travelers with an array of rock-star common amenities, such as four swimming pools, and a stellar golf course designed by the renowned Arnold Palmer Design Company. In there, guests have the chance to get special training from the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, one of the best golf instruction facilities in the U.S.

There’s also an award-winning on-site restaurant, where foodies can try the succulent Harris Ranch Black Angus Five Diamond Prime Beef.

Location: 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Distance From Downtown Orlando: 16 min (13,9 miles)

Distance From the Orlando International Airport: 14 min (10,8 miles)

Other Nearby Attractions: Discovery Cove, Orange County Convention Center, Walt Disney World,   Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando

FAQs About Hotels Downtown Orlando

What are the best hotels in Downtown Orlando?

The most popular hotels in Downtown Orlando:

  • Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection;
  • Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown;
  • Marriott Orlando Downtown;
  • Aloft Orlando Downtown;
  • Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown;
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown;
  • Best Western Orlando West;
  • AC Hotel by Marriott;
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive North;

What are the attractions near Aloft Orlando Downtown?

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the lush Lake Eola Park are the best-known attractions near Aloft Orlando Downtown.

How much does a hotel in Downtown Orlando cost?

Hotels in and around Downtown Orlando vary in both style and price. Prices per night can range from $80 to $300.

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