This guide to the best hotels for families in Orlando covers all budgets from luxury hotels to budget friendly; hotels close to the parks; larger rooms with suites and self catering facilities; as well as places which appeal to kids with onsite play areas, lazy rivers, waterparks, and shuttles to Disney World and Universal etc.
This guide reveals many of the places we have personally stayed in and paid for ourselves with kids, with photos and details of the facilities and tips for the best rooms, so you can compare each option and make the perfect choice which suits your family. We hope you find it helpful!
Where To Stay in Orlando With Kids: Overview
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A round up of the best hotels in Orlando for families if you are in a hurry!
- Luxury Orlando hotel with best pool: Four Seasons Orlando next to Walt Disney World Resort
- Orlando resort with best water slides: Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites & Waterpark
- Orlando hotel with best onsite waterpark and for larger rooms: Grove Resort and Spa
- Orlando hotel with best lazy river: Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort it has two and a pirate ship slide!
- Best value family hotel: Cabana Bay Beach Resort by Universal
22 of The Best Family Hotels in Orlando, Florida
By staying at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort you not only have a lazy river with tropical plants and waterfall features, but two massive pools, and a bowling alley onsite. The pools have a beach area with buckets and spades and a water play area plus a waterslide. It is one of the best value family resorts near Universal Studios (Orlando.)
For the evening, big screens are rolled out with an adult and family movie put on. Fire-pits are lit and S’mores packs are ready to purchase in the main dining area.
Only a short-6 minute walk from Universal’s Volcano bay water park, the Cabana Bay Beach Resort has a retro 1950’s beach vibe with flat-screen TVs in the rooms. The Family Suite boasts a living area with a double sofa bed, two queen beds and kitchenette with mini-fridge and a microwave. There is sink and shower with bath tub in one room, a sink, and then a separate toilet.
Harry Potter fans will be pleased to know by staying here you can enjoy Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required). All these great features make it one of the best kid friendly resorts in Orlando and one we have returned to 3 times.
Key Family Friendly Features at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
- Standard rooms have a mini fridge and coffee maker.
- Family Suites offer 2 queen beds and a pull-out sofa, with a sliding privacy partition between the bedroom and living space. (One of the few Orlando hotels suitable for a family of 6) and have kitchenette with a mini refrigerator, microwave and sink.
- Two pools plus a lazy river.
- Game room and bowling
- Offers the Loews Loves Kids Program. From lending libraries of games to childproofing kits.
- Evening Kids’ Camp is for children ages 4–14. Counsellors are trained to supervise toilet-trained children ages 4–14 only. $15 per hour, per child / $15 per meal. Open from 5 PM–11:30 PM
- It’s an Orlando hotel with a lazy river and near Universal Studios
• Read reviews of the Cabana Bay on TripAdvisor here.
• Compare prices for the Cabana bay on Booking.com here.
This is one of the luxury family Orlando hotels with waterslides and lazy river. Nestled within lush greenery lies the relaxing lazy river at the Four Seasons Orlando .
Kids will also enjoy the two water slides, a splash zone, family pool, and complimentary kids’ camp. Older kids will love the video games, billiards and touch-screen tables at The Hideout.
Ideally situated right by Walt Disney World, this luxury hotel enables guests staying in Park View Rooms to see the fireworks. Guest benefits include access to the EXTRA MAGIC HOURS benefit and Disney FASTPASS+ up to 60 days prior to arrival (you must have valid admission)
Baby items such as a Pack n Play, Highchair and Diaper Genie can be brought up to your room. Rooms are equipped with a fridge too! All these features make it one of the best hotels for families in Orlando.
Key Family Friendly Features at Four Seasons Orlando
- Park fireworks views available
- Complimentary kids’ camp
- Hideout zone for teens
- Water slides, lazy river, splash zone and more
- Fridge in rooms
- Extra amenities available
• See reviews for the Four Seasons Orlando on Tripadvisor here
• See prices for the Four Seasons Orlando on Booking.com here
Looking for kid friendly hotels in Orlando, fl? Then this one may just meet all your requirements if you don’t mind being a little further out from the parks.
The Grove Resort Orlando is a great option for larger families and those who want lots of room facilities and space. This hotel is also one of the Orlando resorts with a lazy river and water slides.
The onsite Surfari waterpark has the all important fun lazy river and tubes, sandy beach areas, several pools, a boating lake with swan boats, modern, fully equipped apartments/condo style, an onsite restaurant, wifi.
You can choose between one, two and three bedroomed suites, which either have an ensuite or bathroom nearby. We enjoyed our first stay here as we were located near the pools which made it one of our favorite Orlando resorts for kids. However, a second visit put us at the furthest building away, which meant a myriad of corridors to get from room to pool and car etc. So do ask for a room nearer the pools. The apartments have great facilities, including a full kitchen with washer/dryer making it easier for families.
The hotel is a little bit further out from the parks and doesn’t have a great choice in restaurants – but if you plan to have some rest days and explore more of Orlando, then it’s a good base with plenty to do on site and other restaurants are close by if you would rather not self cater.
Key Family Friendly Features at the Grove Resort and Spa
- FlowRider Double surf simulator
- Dual water slides, a 695 foot lazy river, kids’ activities pool and zero-entry pool.
- Entry to Surfari Water Park is complimentary to registered guests of the resort.
- Fully fitted kitchen with washer/dryer
- Family fun centre with arcade games and mini golf
- Kids’ Activity center
- Free transportation to Walt Disney World® Ticket and Transportation Center (Near Magic Kingdom® Park).
• See reviews for Grove Resort on Tripadvisor reviews here
• See prices for the Grove Resort on Booking.com here
The Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal has suites for families and gatherings of all sizes, including the themed Despicable Me Kids’ Suites with themed décor and kid-size amenities. The Despicable Me Kids’ Suite has 2 twin beds, 1 king, and sleeps a family of 4.
There is a mini refrigerator and coffee maker. There is a maximum occupancy of 3 adults and 5 total guests with a rollaway. The location makes it a perfect place to enjoy all the things to do in Orlando with kids and the fun onsite themes and activities make it one of the popular Orlando hotels for kids.
There are plenty of family accommodation options here, from rooms with double queen beds to Tower Suites which can sleep to 6-8 and Deluxe tower suites can sleep between 4-6. Island suites offer more space and pool access. Rooms have a small fridge and microwave. In the lobby you can rent DVDs and find the the food court with plenty of breakfast choices if you are heading to the parks early.
Family Rooms are two connecting Standard Rooms with 2 Beds in each room, digital safe, 55″ flat screen TV, and vanity desk in each room. The 2 connecting rooms have 2 full bedrooms with double beds or double Beds with King Bed. The onsite waterpark makes it one of the best hotels for kids in Orlando.
The Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort sits adjacent to the Walt Disney World Resort and has one to four-bedroom suites that can sleep up to twelve guests.
The hotel is nestled within woodlands and part of the Bonnet Creek Resorts area. The resort is surrounded on each side by the Walt Disney World® Resort and is just off Epcot Drive, providing easy access to Interstate 4 and the Osceola Parkway.
If you are looking for Orlando vacation rentals with a lazy river, then you are in luck. There are several properties at this resort: timeshare/vacation ownership (can be booked similar to hotel; and a hotel type property.
Some rooms have a mini fridge, bunk beds for kids and a coffee machine. The timeshare units have full kitchens which allows you to bring groceries.
We opted for a two bedroom suite with the girls in a queen bed each with separate bathroom and we had the master bedroom.
Step outside to discover a mini-golf course, volleyball court and an indoor game room with a video arcade.
The resort has five swimming pools (one with a pirate ship), two lazy rivers, waterslides and interactive water fountains. There are some activities for kids including games, face painting etc. All making it a great contender for one of the best hotels for families in Orlando
Key Family Friendly Features at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort:
- Lazy river and 5 pools with pirate ship and slides
- Very close to Disney
- Indoor game room with video arcade.
- The campus is large at Bonnet Creek and includes Hilton, Wyndham and Waldorf properties so you can share facilities.
• See reviews for the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort on Tripadvisor here
• See prices on Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort on Booking.com here
As an official Walt Disney World® Hotel, B Resort & Spa allows you to enjoy exclusive benefits: Extra Magic Hours, complimentary shuttles to and from the parks as well as resort perks like family-flexible rooms and a variety of on-site dining. Rooms with 2 queen beds and a sofa bed sleep family of 5 whereas other rooms offer bunk beds. With the added benefits, the B is one of the best Orlando resorts for families.
This all-Suite Holiday Inn Resort in Orlando, Florida is located near the entrance to the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort with a complimentary, scheduled shuttle. Kids 11 and under eat free for breakfast and dinner! King Suites and one-bedrooms sleep family of 4. Two-bedroom suites sleep a family of 6. On site there is a waterpark, two pools, a 4-D Experience, Bank Heist Laser Challenge, resort entertainment and Arcade. This hotel has arguably the best slides at an on site waterpark and is one of the best Orlando hotels for kids.
This resort sits on 1,500 lush acres with a private lake, tennis courts, pickleball, bike riding, and a unique lagoon-style pool. Kids love the pool’s swim-through cave, water slide and complimentary bikes and rock climbing. Adults: tee off at the Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course or unwind at the spa. King Rooms sleep a family of 4.
Alternatively, do what we did, and have a room with one king bed and a sofa bed. The Hyatt organised a fold out bed too, meaning that our kids each had their own bed which stopped any arguments!
11. Sonesta ES Suites Lake Buena Vista (Previously known as Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista)
Sonesta ES Suites Lake Buena Vista (the old Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista) is perfectly situated for you to easily get to all the area’s most popular theme parks and destinations. Only a mile from The Magic Kingdom® Park. Two Bedroom Suites with kitchen sleep family of 8. One Bedrooms sleep 4.
The Signia Hilton Bonnet Creek resort pool area has been named #1 by TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Fantastic Pools! The pool area caters to children of all ages, from an exciting waterslide to a zero-entry point allowing you to wade as your children play in comfortable depths. The lazy river takes you all around the resort and there is a water slide too!
The Recreation Team offers daily arts & crafts poolside, as well as exciting games for all families to participate. Guests are welcome to bring their own pool floats or you may purchase one at the Splash Shop. Complimentary inner tubes are available daily on a first come, first serve basis.
Standard rooms can fit two queen beds for families, or splurge on a Junior Suite for a king-size bed, sitting area with a queen-sized sofa bed, and an office nook. The great family facilities and activities make this one of the best hotels in Orlando for kids.
- Putting green
- Video Arcade
- Kids’ Club (at the Waldorf)
- The campus is large at Bonnet Creek and includes Hilton, Wyndham and Waldorf properties so you can share facilities – a playground nearer the Waldorf)
- Lazy river, pools and slide
- Fridge in room
• See reviews for the Signia Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando on TripAdvisor here
• See prices for the Signia Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando on Booking.com here
The Point Hotel & Suites in Orlando offers modern accommodations and relaxing hotel amenities near Orlando’s most popular attractions and dining. Book an upcoming stay in one of the contemporary executive studios, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites and enjoy the comfort of a home away from home. This vibrant property includes a tropical outdoor pool and hot tub. Rooms range from a king double suite to one and two bedroom suites which sleep up to 8 guests and have a fully equipped kitchen.
Winner of the tripadvisor traveler’s choice award, this popular budget hotel has queen rooms which sleep family of 4, with free breakfast. Some rooms can sleep up to 6.
15. Westgate Palace Resort 3*
Westgate Palace Resort is a two-bedroom villa resort in Orlando near Universal Studios™ and International Drive. Two-Bedroom Villas with a kitchen can sleep a family of 4. Deluxe two-bedroom villas sleep 6. If you are looking for a good budget resort then this is one of the best family resorts in Orlando.
Floridays Resort is comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom suites.
Two Bedroom Suites with full kitchen sleeps groups of 6. Three Bedroom sleeps 8. Every suite includes a full kitchen, dining room,
living room, washer/dryer, private balcony & more. A reasonably priced option of family suites in Orlando.
The two-and three-bedroom options feature fully equipped kitchens with modern appliances. There is plenty of space with separate living, sleeping and dining areas. Enjoy jetted tubs, free Wi-Fi and outdoor living space. The two Bedroom Family Room sleeps 4. Three Bedroomed sleeps 6.
Spacious and very reasonably priced one bedroom and two bedroom two bathroom suites sleep from 4 to 10 with complimentary breakfast included. There is a children’s pool and another heated outdoor pool.
Standard Rooms which sleep a family of 4 can be found for around $80 a night + resort fee at the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel. Children 18 and under are free In room with one paying adult In existing bedding. A good budget option. There is a heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs, an onsite convenience store, laundromat, basketball court, gym, onsite restaurant and free parking. This is a good budget option for the best family hotel in Orlando.
Located in the Florida Mall, the Florida Hotel amenities include casual on site dining, 24 hour fitness center and business center plus an open air swimming pool. Less than a 40-minute drive from the beach, the Florida Hotel and Conference Center is now offering a convenient, complimentary scheduled shuttle service to and from the world-famous Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier.
The hotel is just 15 minutes from Universal Studios and the Walt Disney Theme Parks. A basic room, newly remodelled rooms (completed 2019) features two queen beds costs from $119 per night with breakfast included. All rooms have a refrigerator and microwave as well as Keurig coffee maker. The hotel is close to the airport and to the parks, plus the price makes this a good Orlando hotel for families.
The Avanti Resort has Wi-Fi access, a kid-friendly pool with fountains, and shuttles to Universal Orlando Resort™ and Disney Parks. There are 3 food & beverage options, beach volleyball, full arcade room, fitness center, a relaxing pool with hot tub and shuffleboard. A popular budget hotel with deluxe Queen Rooms accommodating a family of four. A good budget resort in Orlando for families.
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