Orlando Hotels Information
Deciding Where to Stay in Orlando
When deciding on where to stay in Orlando, you need to consider a few things:
1) Which theme parks are you going to visit.
2) Are you going to drive your car to the parks or would you prefer a hotel that offers free shuttle service?
3) What is your budget?
4) What amenities are important for you and your family?
5) How many people are in your party? Do you need a hotel room or would a condo, townhome or vacation home be cheaper in the long run for your family?
Here is some Free advice to assist you with answering the questions above:
1) Which theme parks are you going to visit? Staying close to the parks you want to visit is key, as there are usually over 1,000,000 visitors to Orlando everyday. With this many guests in town traffic can be horrendous.
If you want to visit primarily the Disney Parks you will want to look for a hotel in the Kissimmee area, Lake Buena Vista area, or maybe even on Disney World property. The Kissimmee hotels are going to be the cheapest and the hotels on Disney property are going to be the most expensive.
If you want to visit SeaWorld, there are not that many properties which cater to just the Sea World crowd. We recommend looking for a hotel in the Lake Buena Vista area, Sea World is less than 2 miles away from most of these hotels.
If you are visiting primarily Universal Studios, we recommend looking for a hotel in the I Drive area or on Universal Studios property.
2) Take your car to the parks or use the hotel shuttle service? Here at Orlandovacationhotels.com we are a big fan of taking your car to the theme parks and paying the $16 a day for parking. Why? Simple, most hotels offer free transportation to Disney World but these shuttles are usually shared with other hotels (which means you have to make multiple stops before you actually get to the parks) and they only run a few times during the day. Most hotel shuttle buses run two times in the morning and two times in the evening. If you are traveling with small children, and they get fussy during the hot Orlando afternoon hours, you are out of luck unless you brought your own car.
The hotels on Disney World property offer shuttle bus service every thirty minutes.
3) What is your budget? You might be suprised at the cost of a hotel room in the Orlando area. Typically, Orlando is some 25% to 40% less than other hotels. Here is a great article for you to read about hotel rates in Orlando.
4) What amenities are important for you and your family? Hotels here in Orlando are doing everything they can to gain your business. Some hotels offer the following amenities: free breakfast in the morning, kids eat free program, free shuttle service not only to Disney but Universal and Sea World as well, grand water parks, huge rooms, meet and greet with the characters, and much much more.
The best thing to do is write down the most imporant amenities you desire, and then search out hotels with these amenities. If you are like most people, you probably will not be spending that much time at the hotels as you will be at the theme parks. If this is your case then here are a list of nice clean discount hotels in the Orlando area.
5) Do you need a hotel room or perhaps a vacation home or condo? If you have 5 or more people in your party and you are staying longer than 3 days, we recommend getting at least 2 hotel rooms, booking a room at a suite hotel, or looking into a vacation home or condo.
The average hotel room in Orlando is just over 450 square feet, it is really too small to stay in with a large number of people. Most of our guests have found that if they stay in a kissimmee vacation home they actually saved money because now they could cook their own meals.
We hope this information was helpful, if you need any further information or you need a little assistance in booking the right hotel for you and your family, please give us a call. One of our friendly customer service agents is waiting to assist you.Call 1-800-651-1005 and Get the Best Rates on Orlando Hotel Packages Today!