Great kid-friendly hotels in Orlando
By Rowena Carr-Allinson
Nickelodeon Suites Resort Orlando (Courtesy Nickelodeon)
Whether you head to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios or one of the other numerous family friendly attractions, Orlando is without a doubt one of the most kid friendly spots in the country! A firm favorite for family vacations, it’s hard to beat the amazing range of treats on offer, from wildlife to theme parks, beaches and more…
Grand Beach Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Grand Beach Resort Orlando (Courtesy Diamond Resorts & Hotels)
Set on the beautiful Lake Bryan, a mere mile from the Walt Disney World Complex, Grand Beach Resort is the perfect relaxed lakefront getaway for a family vacation. Whether you head to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld or Universal Studios, you’ll soon be back to the calm hideaway where you can enjoy the kid friendly activities such as fishing, canoeing or any number of water sports. Too tired? No problem! Just head for the outdoor pool or the hot tub. In-room perks include fridges, microwaves, kitchenettes for more independence as well as cribs on demand. This kid-friendly hotel also includes a kid’s pool, playground and even a basketball court!
Nickelodeon Suites Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
A destination in itself, the Nickelodeon Suites Resort is a family-friendly hotel within easy reach of Orlando’s favorite attractions such as the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. You’ll find 24-acres with heaps of kid friendly amenities from its kid’s pool with waterslide to the kids’ club, the on-site playground, the basketball court and restaurant with kid’s menu. Rooms come with sleeper sofas, fridges, microwaves, kitchenettes and there’s a convenience store there too. It makes life so much easier! Large families can also stay in connecting rooms, with high chairs, playpens and cribs available on demand. What’s more, kids stay free at the ultra family friendly, high-energy ‘Nick hotel’.
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort (Courtesy Coco Key Resort)
A new hotel, the CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort is a unique destination with a 54,000 square-foot canopy covered outdoor Water Park! The kid-friendly hotel is all about the colorful tropical style decor and water park fun designed specifically with families in mind. Try the “Boomerango”, the “Surfer Splash” and “Over the Falls” or hit one of the four outdoor heated pools. Follow that with some time at the Jacuzzi, the playground or arcade. Parents will enjoy the 24-hour fitness center, in-room coffee and daily entertainment, as well as babysitting option. It’s worth noting that the family friendly hotel also teams up with Universal and SeaWorld to offer deals and discounts.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Universal Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Crowne Plaza Hotel Universal Orlando (Courtesy Crowne Plaza)
Just around the corner from Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Wet ’N Wild, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Universal Orlando is perfectly located for a family vacation. The I-Ride Trolley even stops at this hotel making travelling to and from the parks easy! The 400 rooms feature televisions, cable access, CD players, coffeemakers, high-speed Internet access, video games, sofa beds and individual climate control amongst other services. You’ll also find a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, a newsstand, fitness center, ATM and a swimming pool on site, not to mention an ice cream machine! Extra family friendly amenities include connecting rooms, rollaway beds, cribs and free meals for kids!
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Blue Heron Beach Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Blue Heron Beach Resort Orlando (Courtesy Blue Heron Beach Resort)
The Blue Heron Beach Resort is situated with easy access of Orlando’s best attractions, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Gatorland, SeaWorld and Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark! Rooms come with full kitchens, microwaves, stoves, refrigerators, utensils and coffee machines to make your family vacation in Orlando as smooth as possible! With cable television, DVD players, Internet connections, washer and dryer combinations, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries, you’ll feel right at home. Condo style, with a fitness center, a game room, concierge services, a heated swimming pool, a kid’s pool, hot tub, and water sports on the lake, there is plenty to keep you busy!
Rowena Carr-Allinson contributed this to MiniTime.