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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Orlando

Best Western Lake Buena Vista

This bargain hotel in the Downtown Disney district is clean and decent. The 325 rooms are ... more

2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: family | disney | budget
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa

Located right across from Downtown Disney Marketplace, this resort spreads its bright, spacious ... more

1900 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando , FL
407-827-2727; 866-397-6516
Tags: family | disney | budget | swimming pool | resort
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort

Only a year old in 2011, the cheerful CoCo Key on I-Drive greets visitors withbright coats of ... more

7400 International Dr.
Orlando , FL
407-351-2626; 877-875-4681
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool
Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

Popular for weddings, this tucked-away B&B features four historic buildingsunited around a ... more

211 N Lucerne Circle East
Orlando , FL
Tags: romance | budget | gardens | b&b
Days Inn Orlando/International Drive

The busy International Drive location of this chain hotel is far from scenic, with tacky tourist ... more

5858 International Dr.
Orlando , FL
407-351-4410 or 1-800-225-3297
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

African touches infuse this luxury resort with the charm of the savannah. The welcoming lobby ... more

2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: luxury | family | disney | expensive | smart splurge
Disney's Art of Animation Resort

You’ll feel as if you’re walking through your favorite cartoon movies at ... more

1850 Animation Way
Lake Buena Vista , 407-938-7000
Tags: family | disney | budget | swimming pool
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

You'll feel like you're in the Caribbean with this 2,112-room resort's white-sand beach, water ... more

900 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: family | disney | moderate | editor pick | swimming pool | great value | wildlife
Disney's Contemporary Resort

This hotel (one of the property’s originals) was once a misnomer, but a renovation ... more

4600 N. World Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: luxury | disney | expensive | smart splurge
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

This Tex-Mex inspired moderately priced hotel encompasses 1,921 units, including studios, ... more

1000 West Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: family | disney | moderate | swimming pool | great value | views
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds

For the family that enjoys the rustic feel of the woods – yet with modern amenities ... more

4510 Fort Wilderness Trail
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-824-2900 or 407-824-2837
Tags: family | disney | budget | great value | camping
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

A beautiful confection of a resort, the Grand Floridian is hands-down the most luxurious ... more

4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: luxury | family | disney | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | swimming pool | views
Disney's Pop Century Resort

Celebrating 20th-century American pop culture (think oversized Play-Doh containers and peace ... more

1050 Century Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: family | disney | budget | editor pick
Disney's Port Orleans Resort

Dive into tastes of Louisiana at Port Orleans, a duo of hotels with complementary personalities. ... more

1251 Riverside Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-934-5000 or 407-934-6000
Tags: family | disney | moderate | resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Charming in an earthy New England kind of way, the Yacht Club is a bit more sophisticated than ... more

1700 Epcot Resort Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: luxury | disney | expensive | resort
EO Inn and Urban Spa

A former youth hostel, the EO Inn underwent a serious facelift in 1999 to create 17 fashionable, ... more

227 N. Eola Dr.
Orlando , FL
Tags: moderate | editor pick | spa | great value | trendy
Gaylord Palms Resort Hotel & Convention Center

With a whopping 25,000 square feet devoted to wellness, beauty and fitness in the form of the ... more

6000 W. Osceola Pkwy.
Kissimmee , FL
Tags: family | moderate | spa | swimming pool | great value | trendy | water park
Grand Bohemian Hotel

Italian renaissance meets upscale bordello in this hip hideaway that's moreVegas than Disney ... more

325 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando , FL
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | trendy
Hampton Inn Convention Center

The 170 rooms in this seashell-pink chain may be plain, but the locale –near ... more

8900 Universal Blvd.
Orlando , FL
407-354-4447; 800-426-7866
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

A rock’n’roll vibe permeates this Universal hotel, from the $1million worth of ... more

5800 Universal Blvd.
Orlando , FL
Tags: luxury | family | expensive
Hilton Orlando

I-Drive’s sleek new business hotel, connected via covered walkway to thenearby convention ... more

6001 Destination Pkwy.
Orlando , FL
407-313-4300; 800-445-8667
Tags: luxury | business | expensive | spa
Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista

This nice convention hotel is located in walking distance from Downtown Disney. While not owned ... more

1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
Tags: disney | business | moderate
Holiday Inn in the Walt Disney World Resort

Value is the byword at this Holiday Inn, which is located on Disney premises. The 323 stylish ... more

1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-828-8888; 888-465-4329
Tags: family | disney | budget | swimming pool | great value
Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Minutes from Disney World, this Nick-themed hotel is ideal for slime-lovingfamilies. All 777 ... more

14500 Continental Gateway
Orlando , FL
Tags: family | moderate | editor pick | all-suite
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Located about a 20-minute drive south of Lake Buena Vista, off of I-4, the720-room Omni Orlando ... more

1500 Masters Blvd.
Champions Gate , FL
407-390-6664; 888-444-6664
Tags: family | golf | moderate | swimming pool | resort
Residence Inn SeaWorld/International Center

Close to I-4 and I-Drive, this kid-friendly 350-suite hotel got a spring polishin 2010: All ... more

11000 Westwood Blvd.
Orlando , FL
407-313-3600; 800-889-9728
Tags: family | moderate | swimming pool
Reunion Resort

This quiet, self-contained enclave less than six miles from Walt Disney World boasts 54 holes of ... more

7593 Gathering Dr.
Reunion , FL
Tags: luxury | golf | expensive | water park
The Peabody Orlando

Business travelers to Orlando frequently book into the Peabody for itsproximity to the ... more

9801 International Dr.
Orlando , FL
Tags: luxury | family | business | expensive | resort
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

One of Orlando’s most upscale resorts attracts honeymooners and expenseaccount executives ... more

4012 Central Florida Pkwy.
Orlando , FL
407-206-2400; 800-576-5760
Tags: luxury | family | golf | business | expensive | spa | swimming pool
The Veranda Bed & Breakfast

A popular wedding venue, this 10-room bed-and-breakfast situated in a residential district in ... more

707 E. Washington St.
Orlando , FL
407-849-0321; 800-420-6822
Tags: romance | family | budget | swimming pool | gardens | b&b
Waldorf-Astoria Orlando

The first extension of the legendary New York City grande dame, the Waldorf Orlando debuted in ... more

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando , FL
Tags: luxury | golf
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Conveniently located on Disney’s BoardWalk – you can walk to Epcot plus BoardWalk restaurant and ... more

1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. ; 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-934-4000; 407-934-3000
Tags: family | disney | moderate | spa | swimming pool

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