Accommodations in Orlando, Florida

by Allison Westbrook
Downtown Orlando is home to the popular Church Street entertainment district.

Downtown Orlando is home to the popular Church Street entertainment district.

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Orlando, Florida is the No. 1 visited city in America. The city serves as an epicenter for business and family entertainment. Numerous theme parks call Orlando home, as do a bustling business district, an international airport and a lively downtown area. Hotels surround each of the most popular Orlando attractions, catering to guests of all interests.


The Grand Bohemian in downtown Orlando is a "see and be seen" destination for locals and travelers alike. Upon arrival, hotel patrons will notice art-inspired decor from all over the world. The Grand Bohemian features a 100-piece art gallery with works from local and international artists. Rooms in the hotel feature dark woods and red velvet with premium bed linens and in-room Starbucks coffees. The Grand Bohemian also houses an award-winning gourmet restaurant at which guests can order steaks and seafood or opt for an in-room delivery. Guests have a plethora of leisure opportunities at the hotel, including access to a heated outdoor pool, a full service spa and nightly live entertainment. Furthermore, the hotel's downtown location offers convenient access to the nightlife and clubs of Orlando's famous Church Street.


Just one mile from the Orlando International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Orlando Airport caters to airport travelers with complimentary shuttle service to and from terminals, as well as locations within a one-mile radius of the hotel. Shuttle services are available 24 hours a day to ensure that no guest misses his flight. Guests who prefer to drive themselves can rent a car directly from the hotel's rental car desk. Parking is free for all guests staying at the hotel, although a park and fly package allows guests to leave their cars on the property for up to seven days while away. The Crowne Plaza offers copy, fax and Internet services for guests visiting for business, and an outdoor pool and cocktail lounge for the leisure traveler.


Because Disney World is the No. 1 attraction in Orlando, it's no wonder so many hotels and resorts surround the property. The award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels are centrally located between two of the four main Disney parks and within close proximity to the other parks. Guests of the hotels have access to "Magic Hours" in the Disney parks at which hotel guests are allowed an additional hour in the parks before opening or after closing. The hotel treats guests to on-site character dining and free transportation to and from the Disney parks and the Orlando International Airport. Other on-site amenities include five swimming pools, a spa and 17 restaurants.

Convention Center

Orlando's Orange County Convention Center plays host to myriad gatherings, meetings and celebrations. A visit to the area is complimented well by a stay at the Peabody Orlando adjacent to the convention center. The hotel itself has 300,000 square feet of meeting space that include 99 breakout rooms for smaller gatherings and meetings. Many of the rooms and suites at the hotel feature expansive views of the city, as well as granite bathrooms, fully stocked refrigerators and contoured bathtubs. In the evenings, guests can unwind with a glass of wine from Napa or listen to live music at Rocks --both of which are located inside The Peabody.

About the Author

Allison Westbrook is an experienced writer of three years with a passion for creating relevant articles for a wide readership. She attended Kilgore College and majored in English. Allison's articles have appeared on such websites as eHow and Her reflective writing angles deliver focused and consistent content.

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