Disney World, though intimately associated with the city of Orlando, is not technically located there. Disney lies just southwest of downtown Orlando, yet close enough to the theme park to be a convenient place to stay. Guests of hotels in this area of Orlando also find performance venues for the Orlando Opera, Ballet, Philharmonic and other cultural events to be easily accessible as well. No matter whether you are looking for a day at a Disney park or an event in downtown Orlando, the hotels in southwestern Orlando might be the answer.
The Grand Bohemian provides guests with a peaceful, upscale ambience. The hotel houses works of art in the on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery as well as in all areas of the hotel. It offers fine dining in the Boheme restaurant. This AAA Four Diamond restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a jazz brunch on Sundays. Take some time to relax in the Poseidon Spa, choosing a simple massage or one of the specialized massages such as the heated shell massage or couple's massage. The Grand Bohemian sits close to the Amway Center, an active concert venue and home court of the Orlando Magic basketball team.
Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
With four-poster beds and in-room fireplaces among their amenities, the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne offers a cozy stay in downtown Orlando. The Courtyard consists of four stately historic homes with lavishly cultivated gardens that often double as wedding venues. Each of the four offers something different. The quaint amenities above are found in the Dr. Phillips house. You will find the IW Phillips house, the Norment Parry House and the Wellborne Suites to be similarly charming, each in its own way. Lake Eola Park lies less than a mile away
Embassy Suites Orlando-Downtown
Enjoy a full, complimentary breakfast in the Eola Cafe each morning when you choose to stay at the Embassy Suites Orlando-Downtown. The cafe also serves lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. A mere 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, Embassy Suites is convenient to all downtown venues. The trendy HUE restaurant a few blocks away serves a contemporary cuisine including Asian marinated beef tenderloin, wood-grilled salmon, wild mushroom ravioli and linguini with prosciutto and wild mushrooms.
Crowne Plaza Orlando
This conveniently located hotel lets you go in either direction: to Disney World or to your downtown business location. Choose between a guestroom, an Executive Club Level or a suite. With the suites you get a kitchenette and turn-down service. Cook your own meals or step down to the District 5 Restaurant and Lounge for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose a nearby restaurant for a meal out. If you're in the mood for Japanese food, consider a visit to Shin Sushi. You will find much more than sushi on the menu, like a teriyaki plate, shrimp tempura or bacon-wrapped yuzu scallops. Citrus Restaurant offers a trendy menu of signature dishes such as pomegranate glazed salmon, Florida shrimp and grits and butternut squash ravioli.