Hotels in International Drive
International Drive is Orlando’s main thoroughfare with a distance of 17.9 km and also the city’s main tourist strip. This area is described as the “most dynamic destination” in the city and has plenty to offer families holidaying in Orlando from exciting attractions to comfortable hotels to relax in.
1. 3* Rosen Inn at Pointe, Orlando
Rosen Inn will make families feel at home in Orlando with its well-appointed guestrooms. Each guest room has either a king sized bed or two double beds - perfect for families. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, a European-style wardrobe and 32” HDTV with Disney Channel and premium movie channels that will keep the children and the parents entertained. The hotel has 3 swimming pools where the family can have fun under the sun and also has a children’s playground. The hotel has a number of dining options that offer variety to satisfy the different tastes of the family. Kids will definitely want to take a bite out of their signature Mickey Mouse Waffles. Across the street from the hotel is an outdoor shopping centre Pointe Orlando where guests can shop in high-end stores or just browse for entertainment.
2. 3* Avanti International Resort
This hotel is decorated in chic and avant-garde style and offers a variety of rooms that can cater to all types of families ensuring your stay is filled with relaxation and fun. Each room is equipped with cable TV, in-room coffee maker, fridge and free WiFi. The hotel has a large pool with spraying fountains and waterfalls, a jacuzzi and an interactive games room that will keep the whole family entertained. The hotel has a selection of delicious snacks, meals and drinks to satisfy the family’s cravings. The hotel also provides shuttle services to the theme parks in Orlando.
3. 4* Sheraton Vistana Village
Sheraton Vistana will make the family’s stay in Orlando unforgettable. The hotel highlights the natural beauty of Florida with its decoration and design and has 3 pools, one of which has a waterfall. The hotel is equipped with a fitness centre and game rooms. Parents and kids can also relax in their room with the HDTV and WiFi connection. The Flagler Station Bar and Grill has a classic Americana atmosphere and serves up American food favourites. The Pirate Cove Pool Bar is located at the side of one of the hotel’s pools serving drinks that can cater to the whole family.
Hotels in Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando is one of the biggest theme parks in Orlando that people of all ages will enjoy and it is one of the most visited holiday resorts in the city. To make your family’s stay in Orlando fuss free, why not stay in hotels near the theme park to be close to all the action.
4. 3* Universal’s Cabana Bay Resort
This 3* hotel is a reasonable family hotel located in the vicinity of Universal Orlando Resort. This hotel has a retro, 50s and 60s theme with standard rooms or family suites, both suitable for families. Standard rooms are furnished with two queen size beds, a 40” TV with HD channels and many more. Their affordable family suites are equipped with two queen size beds, living room with a full size pull-out sofa, kitchenette with mini fridge, small sink and microwave. There is also complimentary WiFi connection in all guest rooms and common areas of the hotel. The hotel has two outstanding zero-entry swimming pools one of which features a sand beach with a dive tower waterslide. Families can dine at the food court that serves a variety of food selection or get pizza delivered straight to their rooms. The hotel also provides its guests with a dining shuttle that provides free transportation to and from the on-site hotel restaurants.
5. 4* Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
This hotel radiates charm and warmth with its Hawaiian-themed details that echo the beauty of the tropics. There are 3 different guest rooms ranging from the standard guest room to club rooms to luxury suites that provide utmost comfort. Each guest room is equipped with gadgets such as iHome clock radios and smart room technology for heating and air conditioning for your comfort and convenience. This hotel has a number of activities such as ‘dive-in’ movies and game rooms that will eep the kids entertained. Enjoy lounging around the hotel’s lagoon-style pool and sandy beach or enjoy having dinner in one of the 6 restaurants in the hotel. The hotel also provides character breakfasts where the family can meet their favourite theme park characters that the children will truly enjoy. Staying in this hotel has a number of benefits such as skipping the regular theme park lines for free.
6. 5* Loews Portofino Hotel
This Italian themed hotel is located just at the bay side of Universal Studios. This hotel is inspired by the Italian town Portofino with its details from the tall Italian cypress trees to the cobblestoned streets that definitely make you feel like you are in Europe. The hotel has 750 luxurious guestrooms and 3 swimming pools one of which has a waterslide that imitates a Roman aqueduct. Enjoy complimentary WiFi in each guest rooms and the hotel vicinity. The hotel has 7 restaurants that will definitely satisfy your craving for Italian cuisine. The hotel offers its guests the added benefit of skipping the regular lines at Universal Studios for free.
Our Florida specialists here in Abbey Travel can put together a package that is tailor-made to your wants and needs. Take a look at our Orlando holiday packages or call us on 01 8047150.
For more tips on Orlando, check out our previous blog posts: 4 Reasons to Take a Family Holiday to Orlando in 2015
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