Hotels in Orlando With a Free Shuttle to the Airport

by Patrick M. Lind

Over 33 million passengers passed through Orlando International Airport (MCO) in 2009. With each one of them comes a car, taxi or bus to pick them up, meaning traffic, traffic, traffic. To help ease the stress of getting to and from the airport, many hotels in the immediate area provide a free shuttle service. These chain hotels offer basic services not far from the airport, gearing them more toward frequent travelers or business people than the traditional Orlando tourist.

SpringHill Suites Orlando Airport

The SpringHill Suites Orlando Airport is located 2.5 miles north of the terminals. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport; for pickup upon arrival, guests must call the hotel for service. All guest rooms feature a separate living room partitioned off from the bedroom, a flat-screen television and free wireless Internet access. Guests start their day off with the free continental breakfast provided by the hotel; Chili's and Tony Roma's are within walking distance. For recreation, the hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.

Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport

The Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport offers standard guest rooms and suites within just a few minutes of the hotel. Rooms here have a casual contemporary design and traditional layout; all rooms come with basic amenities. On-site dining includes a full-service cafe and a bar and grill, which serves drinks, burgers and pizzas. Kids eat for free at the cafe. The hotel offers a "Park & Fly Package" that includes accommodation and complimentary parking for up to seven days. The free 24-hour shuttle service takes guests to any point within a three-mile radius of the hotel, including the airport and area businesses.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Orlando Airport

Guests of the Country Inn & Suites Orlando Airport stay only two miles north of Orlando International Airport. It is located among other chain hotels and restaurants like T.G.I. Friday's and Denny's. The hotel welcomes guests with its country style, complete with a small sitting room with a fireplace just off the lobby. All guest rooms feature free wireless Internet access and basic amenities. Children under 18 stay for free and pets are allowed. The free airport shuttle service takes guests to and from the terminals.

Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport

The Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport offers a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service to help guests get to flights with as little stress as possible. For further stress reduction, guests dip in the indoor-outdoor swimming pool or sit in the Jacuzzi; the Lake Lori jogging trail passes in front of the hotel. In the guest suites, French doors separate the living room from bedroom, and the flat-screen TV and free wireless Internet access provide in-room entertainment. The on-site restaurant serves traditional American cuisine and offers heart-healthy dishes like the market vegetable wrap and Greek salad.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.