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Where to Stay as a Family of Five or More on an Orlando Holiday

  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 27 October 2023
  • Revised 27 October 2023
Where to Stay as a Family of Five or More on an Orlando Holiday
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 27 October 2023
  • Revised 27 October 2023
Where to Stay as a Family of Five or More on an Orlando Holiday
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 27 October 2023
  • Revised 27 October 2023
Families. No two are the same. And neither are our Florida holidays. Using decades of award-winning experience, we’ve crafted a list of our favourite Orlando accommodations for groups of five or more.

Wave goodbye to the standard hotel suites of up to four people, gather your mini-dare devils, picky teenagers or even the grandparents, and uncover an extensive collection of hotels and villas with spacious suites and amenities galore for the whole family...

Best New Orlando Hotels for Large Families

Drury Plaza Hotel

Being an official Walt Disney World Hotel, you can expect fairytale lodgings at the Drury Plaza. Located in the Disney Springs area, you are close enough to all the park action but at a more wallet-friendly price tag. And even better, there are no resort fees to pay! 

Start your day off right with a free delicious hot breakfast, tucking into the likes of eggs, bacon, and sausages. And on days when you’re not hitting the parks via the complimentary shuttle, be sure to take advantage of the incredible on-site facilities. Cool off with a dip in the swimming pool, maintain your exercise routine at the fitness centre, or get into game mode in the 24-hour arcade room. Then, rest up for the night in suites that sleep up to six people, equipped with flat screen TVs, a microwave and fridge, plus free Wi-Fi.

Drury Inn & Suites

Drury Inn & Suites is an excellent choice for a family holiday as it is situated just a 10-minute drive to Universal Orlando Resort and includes a free shuttle. With suites for up to six people, there is plenty of room for everyone. Like its sister hotel, the Drury Plaza, amenities here include a free hot breakfast and 5.30 Kickback, an outdoor pool and whirlpool, and a 24-hour fitness centre. You will also find the Kitchen + Bar conveniently located in the main lobby, where you can unwind from the hair-raising thrills of Universal with a refreshing handcrafted cocktail.

Best Florida villas for large families

Reunion Ultimate Villa Ocean – 683, Reunion Resort

This stellar villa has six spacious bedrooms, sleeping up to 18 guests. Better yet, Star Wars enthusiasts will go can go to battle for the Star Wars-themed bedroom or extend the duel to the likewise themed games room. There’s also plenty more fun to be had throughout the villa at a private cinema, a pristine pool, and a stunning pool terrace that's perfect for those sunlit Florida evenings.

Beyond your villa, Reunion Resort boasts fantastic amenities, including a vast water park and seven community pools, all just a 12-minute drive from the magic of Walt Disney World.

ChampionsGate – Ocean 660

Located in the hugely popular ChampionsGate Resort, this luxury villa sleeps up to 16 people and has everything you could possibly need. Dial up the fun factor in the games room, where you can also belt out your favourite tunes on the karaoke system. Or, if you’re after a little relaxation, the home movie theatre, complete with a popcorn maker, awaits.

Outside, you’ll find a private pool and covered lanai with an alfresco dining area to enjoy laid-back family meals. ChampionsGate Resort is also famed for its two championship golf courses and top of the range clubhouse. And if that’s not enough, you are just eight miles from the Happiest Place on Earth.

For more Florida villa options for large groups, read our dedicated guide or visit our Villa Hub.

Best Disney hotels for large families

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

With large themed family suites, the whole party can unwind Disney-style at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Discover underwater magic in the Finding Nemo suite or cosy up with Simba and the gang in The Lion King suite. The resort is also home to the largest pool of all resorts, perfect for a family splash around. And when hunger strikes, head to The Landscape of Flavours, where four Disney-themed dining areas and five quick-service counters offer up a range of hearty American favourites, such as burgers, hot dogs, and pizzas.

Another highlight of this resort is the availability of the sky-liner, where you can travel to and from EPCOT and Hollywood Studios in whimsically themed carriages with a bird’s eye view. 

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort hits all the right notes for superb family accommodation, with themed suites that sleep up to six people. Five themed areas pay homage to some of the most popular genres in music, such as jazz, country, rock ‘n’ roll, calypso, and Broadway - the choice is yours. The music theme continues at the huge guitar-shaped pool and at the Intermission Food Court, which houses a variety of serving stations and a deli market for a filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and bus transportation to the theme parks.

Best Universal Hotels for Large Families

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Paying homage to classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s, Cabana Bay Beach Resort is retro fun for all the family. With two massive pools, a winding river, a bowling alley, and more, it makes it difficult to even leave the hotel. Plus, when it comes to growling stomachs, you will be more than satisfied here. Featuring eight dining options, ranging from scrumptious burgers at the Bayliner Diner to glorious sundaes at Shakes Malt Shoppe, there’s something for everyone. And when it’s time to catch some Zs, family suites with queen beds and a pull-out sofa can provide. Plus, the suites also come with their own kitchenette if you’re in need of a quick morning pick-me-up before embarking on the day ahead.

Universal’s Endless Summer Dockside Inn & Suites

This value hotel, featuring two-bedroomed suites that sleep six, is the ideal choice for budget-conscious families. Yet although it is a cheaper option, it certainly doesn’t scrimp in amenities and perks. Escape the scorching Florida heat in one of the two large pools or indulge in fun poolside activities, such as ping pong and Connect Four. And kids will go wild for their own separate Splash Pad. A stay in this resort also comes with several Universal Resort benefits, including early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complimentary shuttle buses, as well as shopping made simple, with delivery right to your hotel from selected stores.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

Relax in this modern and stylish offering from Universal. Stay at the Kids Suite, where you can put the little ones down for the night in their own designated area with twin beds, while you have your own space, which includes a king bed and comfy sofa. And if you want to add a little extra glamour to the occasion, upgrading to a Skyline View offers stunning panorama from the highest floors of the tower. Or, fancy dining with stunning views? Be sure to head to Bar 17 Bistro on the rooftop, where you can satisfy both the stomach and eyes. Universal's Aventura Hotel also boasts a pool, fitness centre, and a Universal Store to let you grab those last-minute souvenirs.

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