10 Cheap Orlando Hotels for Families

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When traveling to Orlando with a family, you will want to keep costs as low as possible. When you have when all aspects of you vacation costs less, you will find that you will have more money to spend on leisure activities and focus on the memories you want to create with your family. So, what are ten cheap hotels you and your family can visit in Orlando?

Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa

Action-packed days await you.

The Westgate Lakes and Spa resort has something to offer every guest, and it is particularly suitable for those traveling with younger children as it has its own water park. When you check out this mega hotel in Orlando, you will see that it has hot tubs, kid’s pools, and outdoor pools too, meaning that there is plenty to do, no matter how long your stay is. This resort is located on the riverfront, and the views that are on offer from its villas and rooms are simply spectacular. If you and your family want to be busy on your vacation, then there is time to hit the well-equipped gym or even time to play a round or two of 18-hole mini-golf.

Hampton Inn & Suites International Drive

A fantastic breakfast is on offer to all guests.

This is a simply furnished hotel that is located on International Drive and just a couple of miles away from Universal Studios. Rooms are light and airy, and included in your price per night is free breakfast, free WIFI, and free parking—not forgetting to mention the outdoor pool. The hotel breakfast may give you the best start to a busy day exploring the various Disney theme parks or Universal Studios. Or, it may give you the energy that you need to hit one of the various boutiques, stores, or shopping malls that are located just a short distance away.

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Orlando, International Drive Convention Center

Good-sized, comfortable rooms on offer.

Located in the convention center on International Drive, you will find this budget-friendly hotel. At Fairfield, you can choose from a range of rooms and guest suites for families or for individuals. All rooms are known for their cleanliness, and while they can feel and look a little basic, you can be sure that they offer all of the amenities that you need from a room. There is an outdoor pool, which is located onsite, and which offers you the chance to cool down or freshen up on a warm day, and there is also a free breakfast included in the nightly room price. This hotel offers a free shuttle service at various points throughout the day, which means you can save a little on travel costs. The shuttle service may vary depending on when you stay, so it is always worth checking with the reception/front desk should you wish to use this service.

Avanti International Resort

A pool that can be used day or night.

The Avanti is another location that is within reach of the Disney parks. Rooms are stylish in design, and they are cleaned twice daily. Outside, to keep your kids entertained, there is an outdoor pool. The outdoor pool features a pool bar which is perfect for getting a refreshing drink or for replenishing a dirty and used towel. On occasion, you will find that the pool bar/area does come alive at night by offering a DJ/disco. This location has a café that can give you light refreshments and snacks for when you are on the go. Although no children’s facilities are on offer, it is located within a few minutes of the popular parks.

Days Inn by Wyndham

Comfortable rooms and beds can be found during your stay.

 The Days Inn by Wyndham is an easily recognizable, classic location for your stay in Orlando. It is ideal for stays of a few days, right up to a few weeks. Conveniently located near all of the major theme parks, this hotel can be found conveniently on International Drive. Check-in starts at 4:00 p.m. and checkout is at 11:00 a.m., so you may want to plan your travel arrangements and arrival around these times, especially if you are traveling for more than a few hours on an airplane. This location offers daily free shuttle services to the parks, and it also offers a gym for you to burn off all of those extra calories that you may be consuming during your stay.

Monumental Movieland Hotel

The outdoor pool looks inviting after a day of exploring.

This is a hotel that offers an onsite fitness center, with clean and well-proportioned rooms. There is an onsite pool, and there is a 24-hour services desk/reception center means that there is no unreasonable time to ask for that extra pillow. This is not the biggest of hotels, but it does offer a good selection of rooms. It also offers rooms that are suitable for those with limited mobility. Located in the center of Orlando, this location is ideal for moving around the parks and exploring Orlando.

Bposhtels Orlando Florida Mall

Relax at the end of the day in one of the two outdoor pools

If your budget lower, you may wish to look at other types of hotels during your Orlando trip, including those that are similar to hostels. This hotel typically has three bunk beds in each room, which means this location is suitable for those with a larger family unit or even for those who are willing to share their sleeping space with others. The location has a large outdoor swimming pool on offer. Free parking and free breakfast can also be found within this location. If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful location, this should be on your shortlist.

Baymont by Wyndham Florida Mall

An example of the free breakfast on offer.

This hotel is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Orland international airport, meaning that it is easy to get to after a long flight. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel and a free breakfast too. There are large and comfortable rooms on offer and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is located just several miles away from the center of Orlando, which means that everything you need is accessible and within easy reach. However, it is not one of the largest hotels around. This fairly modest-sized hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms for all guests.

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

An inviting pool welcomes you.

This is a 3-star hotel that is child friendly. It offers clean and comfortable rooms, as well as a choice of 3 outdoor pools, which is sure to keep the kids busy when they are not out exploring the theme parks. The rooms may look a little dated, but they are clean, and they offer all the amenities you would expect. This larger location offers access to multiple eateries, meaning that you can choose something different to eat throughout the day. Free shuttles are on offer to the nearby parks, and to make use of these, you will have to check with reception what time they are running. Times may vary throughout the year.

Floridian Hotel and Suites

Clean and large rooms are on offer.

This hotel only has a 2-star rating, but it is ideal if you are looking for budget-friendly accommodation. Stylish and clean rooms are available, as is a free shuttle bus to Disney parks and surrounding attractions. A large outdoor pool is located onsite, and free breakfast can set you and your family up for a day of exploring. An all-inclusive option is offered by this hotel, and this may be something you wish to take up to save on food and dining costs.

What You Need to Consider When Choosing a Hotel

When you are looking for a family hotel, you don’t want to compromise. The accommodation you choose will form a large part of your stay, and you want to be sure that it is comfortable and suitable for everyone in your family. Establishing what your family’s needs and requirements are when narrowing your search will be beneficial to your results. So, for example, do you want a hotel that is in close proximity to the theme parks, or are you looking for something that offers an onsite water park or kids’ activity clubs? Establishing needs, wants and requirements will certainly make your search less time-consuming.


Image Credits: City of Orlando, Tim Eggert

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