Downtown Orlando Hotels: 3 Solid Choices

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Need recommendations for the best Downtown Orlando hotels? We’ve got three great options for you. 

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Visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Studios? Here’s why you should consider staying on-property

First things first, if you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando, staying in Downtown Orlando may not be your best option. While many Downtown Orlando hotels offer complimentary shuttle services to these Orlando resorts, you’ll lose a lot of time commuting from the big city (along with any perks that come from staying on-property).

On the other hand, it’s worth noting that Disney hotels in Orlando and Universal Studios Orlando hotels are among the very best accommodations in the area (and may be worth considering even if you have no desire to visit one of the theme parks).

On the other hand, if you're most interested in visiting Downtown Orlando itself, then this guide is very much for you!

The 3 best hotels in Downtown Orlando, FL

Read on for three solid hotels in Downtown Orlando. 

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1. The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection: a luxurious boutique hotel in Downtown Orlando

Possibly the best hotel in Downtown Orlando’s Central Business District, The Grand Bohemian features elegant if eclectic decor, spacious rooms and live music at its in-house jazz bar, Bösendorfer Lounge. Or if you’re looking for a quieter time, there’s also a relaxing poolside bar-slash-lounge area (Altira Pool + Lounge). Much of the hotel recently underwent dramatic renovations, bringing The Grand Bohemian into the 2020s in style. So, this Downtown Orlando hotel has something for everyone.

Best of all, The Grand Bohemian is also only a few blocks away from Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic, in the city’s liveliest district (so there's plenty to do in the immediate area).

2. Hyatt Regency Orlando: a great Orlando hotel on I-Drive near both major theme parks

If you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World and / or Universal Studios — and are not interested in staying on-property at either — Hyatt Regency Orlando is an excellent choice that still provides decent access to Downtown by car.

While not as glamorous as The Grand Bohemian, this four-star hotel offers a cozy selection of rooms with modern amenities and decor, plus two huge pools — one, a rooftop escape favored by adults and two, a massive grotto-style pool fit for the whole family.

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3. Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown, an IHG Hotel: a business-centric & pleasant four-star hotel in Orlando’s Lake Dot neighborhood

Crowne Plaza Orlando is geared more toward business and group travelers. But the amenities are all modern and the decor is a bit more stylish than the previous two hotels. 

In one of the best locations for Downtown Orlando hotels, you’ll find this four-star choice just outside the Central Business District — home to Downtown Orlando’s best shops, dining and entertainment (aside from the theme parks, of course) — in the city’s Lake Dot neighborhood. Guests who check into rooms on higher floors can also catch a scenic view of the city skyline and surrounding lakes.

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Considering other destinations, too? Check out these guides, as well:

This article has been fact-checked by Fora Advisor Chantel Lanier, an expert on travel to Orlando, Florida.

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