Hotels Close to the Orlando Airport

by Patrick M. Lind

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) serves as Central Florida's main port of entry. Staying at a hotel near the airport offers more than just quick access to and from the airport; both downtown Orlando and International Drive -- the home of SeaWorld, Universal and Disney World -- lie just 12 miles away. These Orlando airport hotels offer services and amenities geared specifically to air travelers.

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport puts guests as close to the airport as possible. This AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is located in the main terminal and within walking distance to the second. Upon request, the hotel will pick up and deliver guests' luggage to and from the baggage claim, ticket counters and car rental counters. The property has many eco-friendly features like low-flow shower heads and faucets, energy-saving light bulbs and sensor lighting. High-speed Internet is available throughout the hotel. Guests can enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and outdoor heated swimming pool and sundeck.

Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport

The Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport lies just outside of the airport property. Guests can easily reach the airport in a matter of minutes by way of the hotel's complimentary shuttle service. The hotel offers 150 guest suites, each featuring a living room separated from the bedroom by French doors and standard amenities including wireless Internet access. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads and steaks. Military and government workers receive special discounted rates. The hotel is recognized by the Florida Green Lodging Program, a state-wide listing controlled by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando-Airport

Guests of the Three Diamond-rated Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando-Airport stay just over two miles from the terminals, a distance easily covered by taxi or the complimentary 24-hour shuttle service in less than 10 minutes. Guestrooms come with traditional amenities; wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. Guests can dine on traditional American cuisine at the first-floor restaurant in an atrium-style setting. The hotel's lounge stays open 24 hours and begins serving alcoholic drinks and cocktails at 2 p.m. Registered guests receive complimentary parking for the duration of their stay.

Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel

Located two miles from the terminals, Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel offers guestrooms with vibrant colors and a contemporary feel. All rooms feature Marriott's Plug-In Room Panel, which allows guests to connect their iPod, laptop and digital camera to the large flat-screen TV. Palm trees and fresh foliage surround the heated outdoor swimming pool and sundeck where guests can relax and enjoy the Floridian sunshine. The hotel provides a free round-trip shuttle service to the airport and area restaurants. This is an AAA Three Diamond and a Marriott Rewards category 4 establishment.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.