Finding the perfect accommodation for your Orlando holiday is essential for making sure your dream holiday to the Sunshine State is as perfect as can be. We understand that every travelling party has different requirements to suit their needs, whether its location, resort amenities, seclusion or space. We also know that all of this is available in Orlando if you know where to look…
To make your decision as stress free as possible, we have weighed up the pros and cons for both villas and hotels in Orlando to help you pick the very best accommodation for your holiday.
As the leading Florida villa specialists, it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about Orlando villas. Take a read of our top reasons for picking a villa below.
Bring The Whole Family
In general, villas are best suited for families and larger travelling parties
, who will benefit from an added amount of living space that no hotel room can offer. You simply can’t get that home-from-home experience anywhere else. After an exhilarating day spent at the theme parks, villas offer a relaxing environment to unwind with friends and family at your very own private screened swimming pool, or movie time in the living area.
Perfect For Explorers
Our villas are largely based in the Kissimmee area of Orlando
. From here, many of Orlando’s biggest attractions such as Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando are within a 25 minutes’ drive away. Car hire is strongly recommended for anyone opting to stay at an Orlando villa, as this is by far the most time effective way to travel to the theme parks and attractions, as well as to and from the airport.
Having a car also gives you the chance to explore more of what Florida has to offer. Why not wander just out of Orlando to take in some wildlife? Or take a daytrip to Clearwater to hit the beach.
Enjoy A Day At Home
When you holiday in a villa, you’re more likely to enjoy quality time at home, but fear not, entertainment is often not far away. Holiday villas tend to be within residential areas or within their own resorts, such as Highlands Reserve
or Reunion Resort
. Here, you may have access to hotel-style amenities such as large resort pools, gyms, spas, restaurants and movie rooms.
Staying at a villa can often be an affordable option. Using the fully equipped kitchen will turn this into a self-catering holiday, where you decide when and what you eat. All you need to do is hop in the car, drive to the local supermarket and stock up on all the things you’d usually eat back home, plus a few treats – it is a holiday after all!
Orlando is home to some of the biggest and best villas around, so if you’ve ever wanted to live like a celeb – this is the place to head. Think luxury pools, outdoor kitchens, grand entrances, fire pits, bowling alleys, movie rooms and more. If you’ve dreamed of it, we can probably find it in Orlando
As much as we love villas, we understand that there are times when a hotel will suit your holidays needs a little bit better, which is why we offer a range of hotels all over Orlando. Take a look at the pros of a hotel stay below.
Location, Location, Location
You can’t really get closer to the action than when you stay in a hotel. International Drive is the heartbeat of Orlando, so a hotel here will place you close to all of the things you’ve got on your itinerary. Many of these hotels also offer complimentary shuttles to the theme parks and other nearby attractions so it’s a great choice if you don’t fancy driving in the Sunshine State. Staying on International Drives also gives you all the entertainment you could wish for on your doorstep, from restaurants and bars to fairgrounds and entertainment complexes.
All Day Entertainment
Another significant difference with hotels is the amount of activities and amenities available for guests of all ages – ranging from recreational activities, swimming pools and fitness centres, to children’s playgrounds, games rooms and children’s clubs. When it comes to the evening, the dining options available at your hotel will serve cuisine to suite all tastes, without the hassle of having to prepare your own meals. A selection of hotels will also serve a complimentary hot breakfast for all their guests.
Theme Park Benefits
To get the very best park benefits, you need to be staying in a theme park hotel. Staying at a Disney hotel
allows guests to receive a complimentary airport transfer on Disney’s Magical Express between Orlando International Airport and your Disney hotel, as well as Extra Magic Hours in the Disney Parks. Universal Orlando hotel guests receive a ton of benefits
including early park admission 1 hour prior to normal entry time and at official SeaWorld Orlando hotels
, guests can benefit from complimentary quick queue at SeaWorld.
So what are you opting for, hotel or villa? Let us know in the comments below