If you’ve got business at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, the country’s second-largest convention facility, it makes sense to stay close by. Fortunately, there is a wide range of accommodation options within the vicinity. In fact, there are 46,000 hotel rooms to choose from. If that sounds a bit overwhelming, this list can help you choose the best place to stay nearby.
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The Rosen Centre is linked to the Orange County Convention Center by a walkway making it especially convenient. And, for those who have some time to kill in between, Disney World is just five miles north. It features multiple dining options with everything from Caribbean-Cuban fusion to New York deli-style sandwiches along with a fabulous spa that includes a heated outdoor pool and offers a variety of indulgent treatments. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center and preferred tee times at a nearby golf course can be arranged too. Rooms all come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and minifridges. Book a suite and you’ll get a living room as well.
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Just two miles south of the convention center across from SeaWorld, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is home to one of the best Florida resorts with a water park and an outdoor pool, ideal after a long day on your feet. Take relaxation even further by heading to the on-site spa for a massage or body scrub. There are multiple dining options, including the popular Mist Sushi and Spirits restaurant, while rooms feature marble bathrooms with Aveda products, flat-screen TVs, sectional couches and ergonomic work areas.
Hilton Orlando is just over a mile from the convention center, offering a resort-style stay complete with multiple swimming pools, a lazy river and a nine-hole putting golf course. It also boasts a massive 24-hour fitness center and a spa that includes a eucalyptus steam room. There are multiple on-site restaurants, including a popular steakhouse, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, a sports grill, and a pool bar that offers meals and frozen cocktails. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffeemakers, desks with workstations, safes, waffle-comb robes and slippers.
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is a sprawling luxury resort that is a bit further from the convention center, about a 15-minute drive away, but it’s one of the best resorts in Florida near Disney World, only a mile from the theme park’s front door. Golfing enthusiasts will appreciate it too as it sits right in the middle of a golf course. Those who bring the family along can look forward to scheduled programs for the kids and four pools: two for the younger ones with a waterfall and slide towers and two, one indoors, for more tranquil swimming or sunbathing. Rooms feature large flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Just a 5-minute drive from the convention center near SeaWorld, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando offers an affordable stay along with a wealth of amenities. Some of the highlights include a gorgeous lagoon-style pool with waterfalls, and there’s also another family pool that has a miniature ship and fountain features. There’s a play area with a pool table and table tennis as well as a colorful play structure with a slide and mini-golf too. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade for a kitchenette with a microwave and mini-fridge.
Floridays Resort Orlando
Less than a three-mile drive from the entrance to Walt Disney World and under five miles from the convention center, Floridays Resort is also a great option for visitors bringing family who want to be close to both. It offers a game room for the kids, a fitness center and a poolside restaurant, Palm Cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pool is huge and there’s also a hot tub and water play area with fountains. Condo-style rooms include two or three bedrooms and all come with a fully-equipped kitchen, washer-dryer, living room, dining area and private balcony.
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Right next to the Orlando Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Orlando is consider the most luxurious hotel on International Drive. It has direct skywalk access to the facility and features an extensive Grotto Pool with a waterslide, waterfall, fountains, hot tub, children’s pool and play area. Adults can enjoy serene swims in the adults-only rooftop Terrace Pool. There’s a huge fitness center with separate rooms for spinning, core and cardio, a tennis court, gift shop and dedicated golf services to the top courses nearby. Rooms range in size from 650-square-foot studios to more than 2,000-square-foot suites. All have signature Hyatt Grand Beds, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, huge flat-screen cable TVs, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee and mini-fridges.
Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas
Less than three miles from the convention center, Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas sits on a private lake that offers water sports, including boating, and also hosts a wealth of other amenities. There are three tropical pools, hot tubs, a small beach, mini-golf, a spa and fitness room along with casual dining options, a poolside bar and evening entertainment. Accommodation is made up of spacious two-bedroom villas that include free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, a laundry room with a washer and dryer, and dining table. The living area and both bedrooms come with flat-screen TVs.
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Just over five miles from the convention center, JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes is an upscale resort that appeals to all types of travelers, perhaps especially ideal for business travelers who happen to be staying with their families. It has multiple dining options, a Starbucks, spa and an 18-hole golf course along with a huge outdoor pool that includes a lazy river, zero-entry point and several jetted whirlpool hot tubs. There are different dining options, from upscale eateries to grab-and-go cafes, while rooms all include large flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Some rooms face the lake for picturesque views.
Hyatt Place Across From Universal Orlando Resort
Just a 3-minute drive from the convention center, the Hyatt Place Across From Universal Orlando Resort is ideal for business travelers and tourists, within a 15-minute drive of theme parks. It has an outdoor pool, full-service bar and 24-hour gym, while rooms are extra spacious and feature a partially separate living area, a large flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with a sink, minifridge and coffeemaker. Dining options include a free breakfast buffet and bistro selling snacks, sandwiches and coffee 24/7.