Hotels Near Malls in Orlando

by Baldwin Ellis
The iconic Cinderella's Castle is a popular draw at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The iconic Cinderella's Castle is a popular draw at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Orlando’s shopping malls offer hundreds of stores for big spenders and savvy bargain hunters. Traveling shoppers have a choice of hotels near area malls that range from an intimate boutique property with a full-service spa to family-friendly lodging with amenities for the young and young-at-heart. The hotels are also within minutes of top Orlando attractions such as SeaWorld, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando.

Hotels Near Mall at Millenia

Mall at Millenia, near Universal Orlando, is an upscale facility anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus. The Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando is within a 10-minute drive of the mall, and it offers standard guest rooms with iPod docks and family-friendly “Jr. Suites” with pull-out sofas. Amenities include complimentary transportation to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Wet N’ Wild; an Olympic-size pool and an on-site restaurant. The Baymont Inn and Suites Orlando/Universal is a budget hotel within three miles of the mall. Accommodations include traditional guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access, an outdoor pool, and complimentary breakfast buffet and shuttle service to Universal Orlando.

Hotels Near Orlando Fashion Square

Orlando Fashion Square mall is within minutes of downtown and it is home to Dilliard’s, JC Penny, Sears and a 14-screen cinema. The Eõ Inn & Spa is an intimate boutique hotel approximately four miles from the mall and steps away from Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic. Accommodations include contemporary guest rooms with and covered patios, a full-service day spa and a rooftop sundeck with a Jacuzzi tub. The Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel is within four miles of the mall, and steps away from the Bob Car Performing Arts Center. Accommodations consist of standard rooms with pool or skyline views; club-level rooms that also include complimentary breakfast, evening snacks and beverages; a 24-hour fitness center; and an outdoor pool.

Hotels Near the Florida Mall

Nestled approximately eight miles from Universal Orlando, the Florida Mall is a 1.9 million-square-foot facility that offers an Apple Store, H&M, Sax Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. The Florida Mall Hotel is connected to the mall, and its accommodations range from traditional rooms with private balconies to two-level suites with whirlpool baths and up to four bedrooms. Amenities consist of a Starbucks Coffee; Cricket’s Grille, a full-service eatery serving traditional American cuisine; a fully equipped fitness center; an outdoor pool; and car rental desk. Hampton Inn Orlando-Florida Mall offers moderately priced lodging within walking distance of the mall. Accommodations include smoking and nonsmoking guest rooms, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, landscaped courtyards and an outdoor pool.

Hotels Near Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Ave.

The Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Ave., approximately four miles from Walt Disney World Resort, offers high-end factory stores such as French Connection, Dior and Barney’s New York. The Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista is within a half-mile of the mall, and it features traditional guest rooms; a buffet restaurant; a 24-hour arcade; lagoon-style pools with interactive children’s water areas; and complimentary shuttle service to Disney theme parks, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando. Residence Inn Lake Buena Vista is an extended-stay hotel within a half-mile of the mall, offering studio-, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens; complimentary breakfast buffet and evening snacks; sports courts; a children’s pool; and movie rental kiosk.

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