Hotels in Orlando
There are loads of exciting Orlando hotels for you to choose from. The most famous place to stay is undoubtedly Walt Disney World Resort. Popular with adults and children alike, this place has numerous themed hotels, ranging from safari-style accommodation at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to budget-friendly rooms at Disney's All-Star Music Resort.
Aside from the house of mouse, there are plenty of fabulous hotels in Orlando to give you a taste of luxury. Nestled between 27 acres of tropical gardens is the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa. Complete with saunas, three swimming pools, tennis courts and various family activities, it’s also close to popular attractions. Meanwhile, at the centre of the Grand Cyprus resort, you’ll find the Hyatt Regency offers various restaurants, pools, a beauty salon, gym and spa.
Orlando travel guide
Getting around Orlando
The best way to get around is by rental car. However, non-drivers can try The I-Ride Trolley Bus, running between SeaWorld and Belz Outlet Mall. The brightly coloured buses of the LYNX public transport company cover almost all of Orlando and hotels provide shuttle services to the parks.
Dining, entertainment and nightlife
Orlando is famous for its 'dinner shows', where restaurants put on a performance while you enjoy your evening meal – expect comedy, cowboys, pirates and more. Or, for a cheap bite to eat, head to the largest McDonalds in the world. If you fancy a dance after your dinner, Universal CityWalk™ and Downtown Disney offer themed bars and clubs all within one area.
With seven major malls holding over 700 stores, Orlando has plenty of options for some retail therapy. Around the International Drive area alone, you’ll find the Belz Factory Outlet Mall, Pointe Orlando and Mercado Mediterranean Village. The Mall at Millenia – featuring Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and many more – is just off the I-4. If you want designer discounts, though, you should make your way to The Factory Stores at Lake Buena Vista.