Hotels by the Florida Mall

by Laura Latzko
Orlando is the home of Magic Kingdom Park, known for its Cinderella Castle.

Orlando is the home of Magic Kingdom Park, known for its Cinderella Castle.

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Located in Orlando, the Florida Mall offers specialty and chain stores, including toy stores such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, department stores such as Nordstrom and clothing stores such as Hollister Co. Hotels close to the mall also sit within 15 miles of theme parks such as Universal Studios Orlando, Gatorland, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando and Wet ‘N Wild Orlando. Many hotels near the mall have daily breakfasts or year-round outdoor swimming pools.

Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Located inside the Florida Mall, the Florida Hotel and Conference Center offers a courtyard-style front entrance with palm trees, an arch, columns and a fountain. A grill restaurant and bar and Starbucks café sit inside the lobby, which is also decorated with palm trees. An onsite day spa has a waxing, nail, massage and facial treatments, and an adult-only fitness center offers weightlifting equipment and exercise balls. Guest rooms and suites come with Web TV as well as pay-per-view movies. Some suites have furnished balconies overlooking the outdoor swimming pool and work desks with leather office chairs, and others come with hot tubs, staircases leading to upper-level bedrooms and work desks decorated with bamboo. Hotel packages include tickets to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando. Other packages come with opportunities to ride in or drive a stock car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Hampton Inn Orlando-Florida Mall

Located about a mile from the mall, the Hampton Inn Orlando-Florida Mall offers intimate spaces decorated with basic colors, including a lobby sitting area with a couch and armchairs that sit by the window and a breakfast area with bistro-style tables. Palm trees surround the outdoor swimming pool. The hotel offers a daily hot breakfast, and hotel staff provides cribs upon request. Guest rooms and suites provide lap desks for laptop computers, and suites also have studies containing multiple arm chairs with ottomans and work desks with leather office chairs.

Quality Inn and Suites near Florida Mall

Found about a mile from the mall, Quality Inn and Suites near Florida Mall provides a 24-hour shuttle to and from the Orlando International Airport. The hotel offers a car rental service and a guest computer with high-speed Internet access in the lobby. The facility also has a community laundry room. The hotel's tropical feel is highlighted by a courtyard filled with palm trees and guest rooms with paintings depicting tropical plants or flowers. Hotel staff serves a daily continental breakfast inside a breakfast area with patio furniture, and the courtyard features tables with space for up to four people. An in-house marketplace sells laundry detergent, dryer sheets, chips, ravioli, soda and ramen. The fitness center has weightlifting equipment, and the outdoor swimming pool features a sundeck area with patio furniture. Some suites come with multiple bedrooms, and others feature separate living room and bedroom areas.

Days Inn Orlando Airport Florida Mall

The Days Inn Orlando Airport Florida Malls sits about 1.8 miles from the mall and within a 10-minute drive of the airport. A shuttle service transports guests to and from the airport. The hotel features a modern ambiance, with guest rooms, a lobby and a breakfast area decorated with bright colors. The lobby offers a shelf with information on local attractions, and also has coffee until 11 p.m. You have a choice of eating at an indoor grill restaurant or an outdoor Tiki bar. The hotel's daily breakfast includes hot foods. The outdoor swimming pool is equipped with a deck for sunbathing, and next to the pool sits a shallow swimming area with a mushroom-shaped fountain for children. Guest rooms come with rolling office chairs, mini refrigerators and microwave ovens.

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