SeaWorld Orlando provides visitors with a chance to witness sea creatures in ways not possible at many places through one-of-a-kind shows, exceptional exhibits and rare animal encounters. The park features more than 10 rides, eight tours, 22 shops, nine restaurants and various special events throughout the year, such as Bands Brew and BBQ, Halloween Spooktacular, SeaWorld After Dark and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. SeaWorld Orlando does not include on-site hotels, but guests can stay close to the park at nearby SeaWorld Preferred Partner Hotels.
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld International Center
Hilton Garden Inn at SeaWorld International Center, a AAA three-diamond hotel, is across the street from SeaWorld in the International Drive Resort Area and features deluxe guest rooms that include refrigerators, coffeemakers, microwaves and spacious suites that include additional sitting areas as well. This hotel features an on-site fitness room and an outdoor heated pool with Jacuzzi. As with most SeaWorld Preferred Partner Hotels, this hotel offers free transportation to the park and special pricing on SeaWorld vacation packages. The Great American Grille provides kids 5 and younger with a free breakfast with a paying adult.
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at SeaWorld International Center
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at SeaWorld International Center encompasses 33 acres across the street from SeaWorld, resembles a Bermuda-style resort and features a private lake. This AAA three-diamond hotel has deluxe studios with kitchenettes offering mini-fridges, microwaves and sinks, and one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and separate dining and living areas. All accommodations include Hilton Suite Dreams bedding and secluded screened balconies that provide amazing views. Guests may access three pools, two children’s pools, a covered playground and a fitness center and grab a bite at the on-site deli, quick-serve pizza place or the casual bar and grill.
Marriott’s Cypress Harbour
Marriott’s Cypress Harbour, a Marriott Vacation Club Resort, offers spacious, well-appointed, two-bedroom, two-bath villas with screened porches. The villas feature utility rooms with washer/dryers, large living and dining areas and fully stocked kitchens that include tableware and cookware. These deluxe villas can accommodate up to eight guests comfortably. Guests may swim in three on-site heated pools, work out in the fitness center, rent bicycles to ride the trails and explore the lake on a rented boat. On-site dining options include The Market Place, which features a deli, Edy’s Ice Cream, Pizza Hut Express, Starbucks and casual dining at Galley Grill or the Pavilion Lobby Bar.
Residence Inn at SeaWorld-International Center
Residence Inn at SeaWorld-International Center, a AAA three-diamond hotel, provides all the comforts of home. Select from roomy studios or one- and two-bedroom suites that feature living and dining areas as well as fully equipped kitchens that include stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, toasters, pots, pans, serving dishes and silverware. Take time to relax at the massive resort-style pool, enjoy the view from a rocking chair on the hotel’s porch or feast on barbecue in the picnic area. Rooms include a complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily and this hotel allows pets.
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