Fly In and Stay Awhile at Orlando's Top Airport Hotels

Hotels like the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport make leaving home that much easier for any traveler, especially if you're looking for a layover-necessitated haven. It doesn't get more convenient than right inside the airport. And options abound just outside its boundaries, as well. Visitors will be pleased to find options to suit that offer prices to most budgets and amenities to suit most travelers. Consider the lovely Florida Hotel and Conference Center, with dozens of amazing meeting and business amenities and a prime location connected to the expansive Florida Mall! For visitors who left souvenir-buying to the last minute (or those looking for a beautiful pool to while away the pre-flight hours), it's an ideal choice. Even closer to MCO, business travelers might consider the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport, with its large, newly renovated and pet-friendly suites. It's just one mile from the terminals but indoor and outdoor heated pools will make it seem worlds away. High-stress business travelers will find respite after a hard day's work, as well; many of the hotels listed offer complimentary appetizers and cocktails when the sun begins to sink. 


An all-suite property, the SpringHill Suites Orlando Airport offers location-based convenience – not only to MCO, but the burgeoning Lake Nona "Medical City." Complimentary shuttle service to the airport means low-stress transport and a free breakfast buffet offers healthy, fresh choices alongside the more decadent offerings. Have time to kill? Spend it lounging by the hotel pool, strolling to a convenient area restaurant or enjoying family fun or thrill rides at SeaWorld, Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort – none are very far from the property. Feeling energetic? An on-site fitness center offers weights, treadmills, elliptical machines and more.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Lakeview splendor and all-suite spaciousness make the SpringHill Suites Orlando Airport a solid choice for accommodations.

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Spacious suites and full kitchens help make this clean, extended-stay property a comfortable home-away-from-home if you're in town awhile on business. Of course, Orlando's amusements may well beckon on your down time and the Residence Inn is well situated for theme park jaunts, as well. Complimentary hot breakfast helps start your day in the morning; complimentary beer and wine helps you finish it right with a well-deserved happy hour. Nearby restaurants make dining a breeze, though many are happy to deliver on late work nights, and convenient supermarkets will help you keep your pantry well stocked for an extended stay.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Not only is the Residence Inn Orlando Airport business travel-friendly, it's pet-friendly! Bring Rover for company.

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The Embassy Suites are prone, just a mile from Orlando International Airport, but the oasis of its pool makes guests feel worlds away. Ideal for business jaunts, the property is convenient to many large Orlando-area corporations (Oracle, Procter & Gamble and more) but also an easy ride to any of the city's most popular park-based attractions or even a smooth sail over to the coastal cruise ports. Drinks, snacks and social time occurs nightly in the hotel's open-air atrium, complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service means there's virtually no chance of missing your flight. An on-site fitness center will help you burn off excess energy before heading out.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A nightly Manager's Reception (with free drinks!) is just one of the reasons to consider the Embassy Suites for your airport-centric stay.

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The latest in connectivity and technology merges with divine leisure at a location just minutes from Orlando International Airport. Welcome to the Marriott, where a sparkling and expansive free-form pool may tempt you from the tasks at hand (if you're here on business) but the work-centric amenities in its full-service business center will help keep you on track. This Marriott serves breakfast at its ample buffet and the on-site Crimson Tavern makes for a relaxing lounge after a long flight in. Jogging and fitness trails mean your workout isn't limited to the indoor fitness center and a children's pool makes it easier to wrangle little ones in the Florida heat.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This Marriott property offers airport convenience and business-friendly amenities in a comfortable setting.

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For newly renovated suites larger than your average urban one-bedroom apartment, look no further than the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport, where location-based convenience melds neatly with comfort. While some of that comfort comes in the form of its "Sweet Sleeper" beds, other elements include swim time in heated indoor AND outdoor pools and pet-friendly rooms for guests traveling with furry best friends. The property isn't just airport-centric (it sits just one mile from MCO) it's an easy ride to any of Orlando's world-class theme park attractions. Surely you can make time for the Happiest Place on Earth – even if you're in town for business....

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Expansive suites – with two LCD TVs apiece! – mean no one has to hog the remote at the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport.

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It's family friendly! There's free breakfast! And the Hyatt name ensures great service at this air- and cruise-port convenient property. Large, flat-screen TVs, cozy sleeper sofas and many wonderful working-stay amenities make stays comfortable and easy. Flexible event venues and free Wi-Fi only add to that convenience. Help yourself relax, pre-business meeting in the property's 24-hour fitness center or swim a few laps in the pool. A 24/7 menu means late work nights won't go unfueled and the Coffee-to-Cocktails bar will get you amped in the morning and relaxed in the eve. The ride to the airport's just six minutes, so no need to rush your check-out.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: The Hyatt Place's rich list of amenities make business, leisure or simple airport-convenient stays a simple pleasure.

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An airport-adjacent location on 436/Semoran Blvd. is just one of many conveniences a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport offers. Case in point: spacious, all-suite accommodations, a free, daily hot breakfast and – get this – free dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday in the property's Lodge. Of course, if you feel like spending money, ribs, wings, burgers, seafood and more are nearby – as is a ubiquitous Denny's to satisfy those "Moon Over My Hammy" cravings in the wee hours. You can always work the big breakfast calories off in the Homewood Suites' pool or fitness room.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Free breakfast AND dinner? Homewood Suites isn't just convenient, it's budget- and belly-friendly.

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The Florida Hotel and Conference Center may not be quite as close as some properties (even so, it's only about 7 miles....) however for business, leisure and especially shopping amenities, you'd be hard-pressed to do better. This friendly hotel isn't just near the expansive Florida Mall, it's connected! Pre- or post-flight retail therapy will definitely be in order. Additionally, extensive on-site meeting facilities mean the business center is top-notch. If you need to avoid the pool and fitness center for work's sake, it may be a pity, but it will also be an easy-breezy pleasure. The pool and mall will be waiting when you're through.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: The Florida Hotel and Conference Center is a lovely property and a great choice for last-minute souvenirs for the gang back home.

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With a location less than five minutes from the Orlando International Airport, the Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport Gateway Village Center is a convenient, clean place to relax pre- or post-flight. Public transportation and property shuttles allow access to a number of Orlando area attractions while an on-site pool allows for a bit of relaxation. Several recognizable restaurants sit within easy walking distance and free high-speed Internet and a fully equipped business center make it easy to get some work done without fuss. Come morning, start your day with the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast or grab one of their free "On The Run" breakfast bags and go, go, go!

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Clean convenience and free breakfast are among the lures of the airport-local Hampton Inn & Suites.

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This on-site Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport isn't merely a fine property, it sits right inside MCO, which means after a long flight in, you can head straight to the expansive pool, refreshing bar, airport shops or shower and let your bags meet you in your room. Helpful staff, nice amenities and more make this an ideal pre-flight convenience overnight or oasis in which to while away a layover before heading home or onto a new adventure. Have a little more time? Many of Orlando's premier attractions are close by, allowing for a little city-specific R&R before catching your flight.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Airport hotels don't get more convenient than those actually on-site. The Hyatt does a great job with quality, as well.

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