1 . Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Enjoy the convenience of an official Walt Disney World hotel with a variety of on-site activities that are second to none at Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa.

Plush bedding and stunning views await you at Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa. From views of Epcot's nightly fireworks show to views of the lake or pool, you'll have one of the best views in Florida. And many of the rooms offer private balconies, so you can enjoy the view and the warm Florida breeze. More than just stunning rooms, Buena Vista Palace offers a side variety of exciting activities on site and in the area. Take a moment to relax at the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique. Enjoy preferred tee times at Disney's four championship golf courses. Take a splash in the pool, Play a game of tennis. Or visit world-famous Walt Disney World. All this and more awaits you!

Address

1900 E Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Related activities

Walt Disney World is right outside your door at Buena Vista Palace! Complimentary transportation to the theme parks is provided by the hotel, and you can even stay in a room with a stunning view of Walt Disney World Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

With seven on-site restaurants, there is sure to be an option to suit almost any palate. Dine with Disney characters on Sunday at Watercress Café or cheer for your favorite team at The Kooks Sports Bar.

2 . Westgate Vacation Villas Resort

Orlando, Florida

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Vacations to Orlando are fun, exciting, and full of thrills. But after an absolutely perfect day, the fun usually ends once you make your way back to your cramped hotel room. However, that's not the case at our No. 2 pick, Westgate Vacation Villas Resort.

At this gorgeous Westgate resort, accommodations range from Studios that sleep 4 to Two-Bedroom Villas with Lofts, which can sleep up to 10. These villas give you and your family plenty of room to spread out and feel at home. Studio units feature kitchenettes, while the one- and two-bedroom villas come equipped with full kitchens. All accommodations have cable TV and DVD players. Every room type is cozy, comfortable, and welcoming! Like we mentioned previously, the fun shouldn't end once you leave the theme parks. The Westgate Vacation Villas Resort practically IS a theme park with it's 14 outdoor heated pools, 14 hot tubs, children's wading pool, and game room. Plus there are plenty of places to grab a delicious meal or a light snack. Westgate Vacation Villas Resort will become your home away from home in Orlando!

Highlights

Other resort activities include basketball, volleyball, tennis, paddleboating, fishing, shuffleboard, and mini golf!

Fun facts

Westgate Resorts brings the wild, wild, west right to your own backyard! Each and every Sunday night, Westgate Vacation Villas presents the Westgate Wild West Rodeo Adventure, a family fun event where you will be entertained by professional cowboys and cowgirls competing in rodeo events.

Related Onsite Offerings

Bring your furry friends along! Westgate Vacation Villas Resort is pet friendly.

3 . The Point Orlando Resort

Orlando, Florida

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Experience the pinnacle of Orlando luxury with The Point Orlando Resort!

The Point Orlando Resort offers guests a full-service experience in Orlando, Florida. Better yet, this all-suite hotel guarantees that guests will enjoy plenty of space and convenience on their vacation. Each suite offers full kitchens with granite countertops and many other luxurious amenities. After a filling breakfast, stop by the front desk. They can recommend activities perfect for you. Explore Orlando's nightlife, visit world-famous Walt Disney World, or take a moment to relax with a meal at the on-site restaurant. All this and more awaits you at The point Orlando Resort.

Address

7389 Universal Blvd. Orlando, Florida 32819

Population

243,195

Elevation

82 ft

4 . Vista Cay Resort by Florida Condos 4 Rent LLC

Orlando, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (407) 398 - 3022

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Vacationing in Orlando is a subtropical treat, but Vista Cay Resort makes that treat a decadent dessert. With condos and town homes equipped with everything you'll need for a comfortable stay, you'll feel right at home.

Vista Cay Resort provides all the space you need for a cozy home away from home. With two- and three-bedroom deluxe or premium condos or three-bedroom townhomes, the 1,800- to 2,300-square-foot rentals come with fully equipped kitchens, large living spaces, and private, furnished balconies. Venture out of the rental to find a vanishing edge pool, including a hot spa overlooking Lake Cay. And, if you need some quiet, send the kids over to the splash pool! Take dinner outside to the barbeque pits, and end the night with a movie in the theater. Just a few miles from the resort are all the major parks to create that memorable vacation you'll talk about for years to come. Head to Disney World just 10 miles away to high-five Mickey Mouse or watch an orca show at Sea World. Universal Studios is also just a couple miles away. Centrally located and filled with non-stop fun, this Mediterranean-style resort is the perfect spot for a couple's retreat or some family fun!

Address

4874 Cayview Ave., Orlando, Florida 32819

Highlights

In addition to the pools, the resort provides a state-of-the-art fitness center, a business center for work on the road, and a concierge to get you where you want to go.

Related Onsite Offerings

Each condo and town house not only includes a fully equipped kitchen, but you will also enjoy large flat-screen HDTVs, free Wi-Fi, and free long distance nationwide phone calls to Canada and Puerto Rico!

5 . Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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What could be more thrilling than being able to watch 30 species of wildlife roam amidst 4 lush, tropical savannas? At Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can observe exotic animals from special alcoves with glass windows throughout the Resort, or from the balconies of select guest rooms!

It's every kid's dream come true – staying amidst the zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, and flamingos. You'll feel like your own an African Safari! And that's exactly the goal. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African lodge-style resort amidst a 43-acre wildlife preserve. The guest rooms feature private balconies and are decorated in an African motif. Though it's the main draw to the resort, getting to observe the animals isn't the only fun activity at Animal Kingdom Lodge. There's also a beautiful pool, an outdoor playground, activity center, and an arcade! Plus you won't have to leave the resort to find a great dining experience. Sit down for a delicious meal at Boma–Flavors of Africa. Staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge will only bring another touch of magic to your spectacular Orlando vacation! The wild is calling!

Highlights

Johari Treasures is a retail shop located in the main lobby of Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village that offers authentic African-themed merchandise including Zulu baskets, hand-loomed clothing and hand-carved masks.

Fun facts

The resort also offers a fitness center, babysitting services, and concierge assistance.

Related Onsite Offerings

Transportation to and from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is complimentary for Resort hotel Guests!

6 . Mona Lisa Suites Hotel

Orlando, Florida

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This is a different choice for your Orlando family vacation, where an upscale luxury experience is the goal. And let us assure you, they succeed every time! The newly appointed Mona Lisa Suites Hotel brings enticing luxury to a whole new level. This Orlando area hotel is dressed to impress!

Your exquisite suite is furnished with the most sumptuous fabrics and furnishings, perfect for the picky traveler. And once you see the pool, you’ll really be impressed! A circular infinity pool, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and a gigantic sun deck is the perfect place to catch some rays. Or hop on the shuttle and head over to Walt Disney World for a day filled with rides, attractions and fun for the entire family! Prepare a family meal in your suite’s fully-equipped kitchen. Or head down to The Galerie Restaurant and Bar impeccable service and even more remarkable cuisine. With over 10,000 square feet of meeting space, Mona Lisa Suites is the perfect place for a conference, reunion or meeting. And you’ll have access to the incredible amenities within the Village of Celebration! Prepare yourself for an upscale experience at this Orlando area hotel!

Getting there

From Florida’s Turnpike South, take Exit 259 to merge onto I-4 W toward Tampa (partial toll road). Take Exit 64A to merge onto W Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy/US-192 E toward Celebration/Kissimmee. Turn right at Celebration Pl. Turn right to stay on Celebration Pl. The Mona Lisa Suites Hotel is on the left.

Fun facts

Bathed in the warm glow of Central Florida sunshine, cradled on two sides by area theme parks and bejeweled by the eclectic architecture of Michael Graves, Cesar Pelli and Robert A.M. Stern, Celebration Village is the quintessence of modern American living. The dream of Walt Disney himself, Celebration was created to combine aesthetic ideals of art and architecture with the warmth and energy of a thriving small-town community.

Related Onsite Offerings

Luxury packages for spa and golf outings are just the beginning of the exceptional experiences that are possible when you visit the Mona Lisa Suite Hotel. In fact, it will be a pleasure to ensure that every aspect of your visit is a truly unique experience. Ask them about a luxury package or perhaps a combination of your favorites!

7 . Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa

Orlando, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 835 - 0562

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Vacations create lifelong memories, and trips to Orlando are certainly no exception. Whether you're on a romantic getaway or a family vacation, you'll find the Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa fulfills your every wish.

The accommodations at this Westgate resort range from Studios all the way up to Four-Bedroom Villas. They provide guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home within minutes of Orlando’s world-class theme parks and tourist attractions. Depending on which accommodation you choose, you'll find either a kitchenette or a fully equipped kitchen. The bathrooms in each feature a whirlpool or jetted tub and shower. Other amenities include flat screen TVs with cable, DVD players, and a balcony or patio. Even though you might be tempted to, don't spend your whole vacation in your room. There's plenty to do at the resort, including some things that may surprise you. You'll find there's no shortage of splash-tastic fun – this resort has seven heated outdoor pools, seven hot tubs, and seven children's wading pools! There's even paddle boats, kayaks, and pontoon boats. Not impressed yet? How about if we told you that you can also play tennis, volleyball, and basketball at the resort? We would keep on going, but we'd rather you booked your trip to Westgate Lakes Resort and discovered it all for yourself!

Highlights

This resort is home the luxurious, full-service Serenity Spa where you can relax, rejuvenate and renew your mind, body and spirit.

Getting there

From the Orlando International Airport – Take the exit for the BeachLine Expressway (528) West. Follow Highway 528 West to I-4 East toward Orlando. Take Exit 74A (Sand Lake Road) and turn left. Turn left again at Turkey Lake Road. Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is located one mile on the right-hand side.

Related Onsite Offerings

Children ages 2-12 (must be potty trained) are invited to visit the Kid's Club for supervised fun while parents enjoy some time off to experience resort activities on their own!

8 . Villas of Grand Cypress

Orlando, Florida

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Think 45 holes of golf, AAA Four-Diamond villas, twice-a-day housekeeping and an ideal location next to Walt Disney World Resort. No, you’re not dreaming! This is reality at the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort – an Orlando area resort that puts a new twist on upscale activities and accommodations!

The North, South, and East constitute three nine-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, resulting in three spectacular ways to play an 18-hole round on 27 holes of challenging and beautiful golf. And with a nod to golf’s homeland, the New Course was constructed to reflect the natural landscapes of Scotland. This means 18 holes of steep bunkers, stone walls and bridges, gorse mounds and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet! Before hitting the links, visit the Academy of Golf for a lesson! If you’re not a golfer, check out the two relaxing pools – each is adorned with a waterfall to increase your tranquility. Test your fear of heights at the rock climbing wall or go for a jog on nearby trails. Return to your extremely spacious villa and watch the sun set over the golf course. This resort exemplifies luxury in the Orlando area!

Getting there

From Orlando International Airport, take Route 528 (Beachline Expressway) west toward Tampa and area attractions. Follow to Interstate 4. Take Interstate 4 West toward Tampa to exit #68 (Lake Buena Vista). Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto State Route 535 North. Turn left at the second traffic light onto County Route 535 North. Drive one mile north and follow signs to The Villas of Grand Cypress; entrance is on the right.

Related activities

At the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf you can enroll in golf school, take a lesson or clinic or even enter a junior program to perfect your short game, long game or both!

Fun facts

The Villas of Grand Cypress is so close to Walt Disney World, you can see the nightly fireworks from your villa’s balcony!

9 . Avanti Resort

Orlando, Florida

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Discover chic style, comfort, and convenience at Avanti Resort.

Avanti Resort offers you a wealth of comfort and style in Orlando, Florida. The modern style of the rooms' decor coupled with splashes of brilliant color gives the resort a crisp and energetic feel. Plush beds and a variety of room sizes make sure you will be comfortable. Nearby, you can explore the oddities at Ripley's Believe it Or Not, play games and enjoy a meal at Dave & Buster's, or visit world-famous Walt Disney World. Whatever you choose, your vacation at Avanti Resort is sure to be as entertaining as it is comfortable.

Address

8738 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

Population

243,195

Elevation

82 ft.

10 . Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld

Orlando, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 327 - 6677

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Here’s your chance to spend your Orlando area vacation under water! Well, not really. But this is pretty close! At the Renaissance Orlando Hotel you’re right next to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica – and the décor reflect the hotel’s aquatic theme on your Orlando area family vacation!

Get your feet wet poolside, take a nap in a hammock, make a spa appointment and relax – pure tranquility and luxury are around every corner. Stay active at the full-court basketball court, test your short game on the putting green or get competitive with a game of sand volleyball! Return to your colorful and lavish suite to rest up before you visit SeaWorld for the day. And if you want a gourmet meal, you won’t have to look far. Four onsite restaurants provide a variety of cuisine to please even the most picky eaters in your family. Chill out with your favorite beverage in front of the lobby waterfall or in Mist Atrium and enjoy cool colors and an aquatic theme you won’t find anywhere else. This is an Orlando area hotel that exemplifies luxury, adjacent to some of the best family attractions in the area!

Getting there

From Orlando International Airport, take Beachline Expressway West (528). Exit at International Drive. From the north/east,. take 1-4 West to Exit 72 – Beachline Expressway East (528). Take the first exit at International Drive. Turn left on International Drive. Turn right on Sea Harbor Drive. Resort is on right side (across from the SeaWorld parking lot).

Highlights

The petals of the Lotus flower retract and submerge each night only to reappear each morning with brilliant beauty and new vitality. In the spirit of the Lotus, the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld nèu lotus spa allows guests to fold inward - immerse in healing - then rise and flourish again. Are you ready for renèual?

Related Onsite Offerings

Here, Orlando meetings and events always have a distinctive agenda and a mix of work and play. Sit back and enjoy our award winning Renaissance service, experienced Orlando meeting experts and uniquely flexible function space. Not to mention creative catering options and dynamic on-site food and beverage outlets. At the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld, imaginations run wild and we pave the way for an event full of Orlando meeting possibilities.

11 . Floridays Resort Orlando

Orlando, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 975 - 1337

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Floridays truly is a magical place. A place where you can sit in the Florida sun with a tropical drink and feel secluded. A place where spending time with your family is the first priority. An Orlando area family resort that combines luxury amenities and a fantastic location of your Orlando vacation.

With 95 theme parks and attractions, it’s no wonder Orlando is a year-round vacation destination. At Floridays, you’ll be right next to all the action! These luxurious condo-style accommodations give you a little piece of home on your vacation – but with tropical touches that remind you of your setting in paradise! Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers and granite counter tops, washer/dryer and more mean these condos are perfect for families. Flat-screen TVs, Jacuzzi tubs and private balconies mean these condos put a lavish twist on your Orlando family vacation! Head down to the pool and lie in the sun, splash down the giant slide, relax in the therapy pool with a cocktail – soak in the relaxing, tropical magic of the Orlando area at Floridays Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

Inside the resort’s Welcome Center, friendly resort professionals will greet you at the front desk, and a concierge will assist you with any special needs or requests. You’ll also find fitness equipment, a game room, and a children’s activity center. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax after a busy day of vacation fun.

Highlights

Every building on the property features tropical landscaping unique to each courtyard.

Fun facts

The resort will include 792 suites in 11 Mediterranean-style condominium buildings (some buildings are still under construction; new units will be available soon). All are six-floor buildings equipped with elevators. Each floor includes 12 units: eight two-bedroom, two-bath suites and four three-bedroom, two-bath suites, for a total of 72 suites per building.

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