Hotels Near the Millennia Mall in Orlando

by Baldwin Ellis

Mall at Millenia is a fashionable shopping facility near several Orlando theme parks. The mall is minutes away from a variety of hotels that offer everything from an Italian-themed luxury resort on the grounds of Universal Orlando to budget-friendly accommodations near the Orange County Convention Center. In addition to their proximity to the Mall at Millenia, the hotels are also close to the I-4 highway, which provides access to Walt Disney World Resort and downtown.

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The Baymont Inn and Suites Orlando Universal Area

The Baymont Inn and Suites Orlando/Universal Area is a budget hotel approximately three miles from the mall. The hotel is also within a half-mile of Universal Orlando’s main gate and minutes away from International Drive, Wet N’ Wild water park and I-4. Accommodations consist of traditionally decorated guest rooms; a heated outdoor pool; a complimentary breakfast buffet that includes cereals, pastries, waffles and fresh juices; and complimentary round-trip shuttle service to Universal Orlando. The hotel does not offer restaurant that serves lunch or dinner; however, it is within minutes of a range of eateries on International Drive.

The Best Western Orlando Gateway

The Best Western Orlando Gateway is a moderately priced hotel approximately five miles from the mall. Nestled in the heart of International Drive, the property is near the Orange County Convention Center, SeaWorld, Universal Orlando and dozens of restaurants. Hotel accommodations range from traditionally decorated guest rooms to spacious mini suites that offer pool views, sleeper sofas, microwaves and mini fridges. Amenities include an outdoor pool; sports courts; a game room; pool-side bar; and Shades Deli, a casual eatery offering pizzas, sandwiches and fresh pastries. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld.

The Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

The Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando is within a five-minute drive of mall. The property is adjacent to Universal Orlando and approximately two miles from the Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive. Guest accommodations include standard rooms with iPod docks and city or Universal Orlando views, and spacious two-bedroom suites with sofa beds. Amenities consist of an outdoor pool and complimentary shuttle service to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Wet N’ Wild. Dining options include a food court offering a Pizza Hut Express and Krispy Crème doughnuts; and Carnivale Restaurant and Bar, which serves steaks, burgers and seafood.

The Loews at Portofino Bay

The Loews at Portofino Bay Hotel brings the Italian Rivera to the grounds of Universal Orlando. The resort-style property is within a 10-minute drive of the mall; it is also steps away from Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the Universal CityWalk entertainment district. Guest rooms feature vibrant decors, handcrafted Italian furnishings and lagoon, pool or courtyard views. Accommodations are highlighted by the hotel’s Kids Suites, which offer Dr. Seuss-themed children’s play areas and a choice of twin or bunk beds. Hotel amenities include three swimming pools, a full-service spa, complimentary water taxis or shuttle buses to Universal theme parks, and eight restaurants ranging from gourmet Italian eateries to pizzerias.

About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.