On a Budget? Top Orlando Hotels for Your Bottom Line

The extravagance and allure of Orlando’s many luxurious resort properties notwithstanding, most of the traveling public takes its vacations on a budget. Fortunately, world-class destinations like the City Beautiful offer myriad options for those looking to spend a little less on their accommodations so they can spend a little more exploring the Magic Kingdom, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the dozens of other attractions that make our city something of a travel Mecca for families from all over the world. What’s especially nice is that giving up a star or two from a property’s name doesn’t have to mean sacrificing amenities or extras – not by a long shot. Cases in point: the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando isn’t merely across the street from of one of I-Drive’s most frequented destinations for dining, shopping and entertainment; it also has three swimming pools (two heated), a recently renovated arcade and free guest shuttles to Universal, SeaWorld and Wet ‘n’ Wild. Heck, you can even bring your dog. An expansive recreation area, including a pool and beach volleyball keep family vacationers active at the Avanti International Resort, even on off-park days. A convenient location puts guests within walking distance of restaurants, shops and other attractions. 



Families looking for a reasonable rate and a super convenient location will enjoy the Holiday Inn Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, where the ever-growing dining, shopping and entertainment options of fun and fabulous Disney Springs are a quick stroll...  Read More



Liki Tiki Village, with its ample amenities including two pools and a water-scape play area your kids will die for, is a resort experience on a budget. You'll often find rooms here (and by rooms, we mean 1- to 3-bedroom condos with full...  Read More



The 640-room Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista –" with its two swimming pools and colorful "Splash Zone" –" is an exceptionally family-friendly choice, making intermittent breaks from park-hopping not only relaxing for the grown-ups, but fun for...  Read More



Free is this property's middle name –" free hot "Quickstart" breakfast, free "5:30 Kickback" with hot food and cold drinks, free soda and popcorn in the lobby. Sure, Drury offers other freebies, like wireless Internet, but with so many free...  Read More



You want value? You got it. And just one block from everything that I-Drive has to offer. Free guest shuttles run daily to Wet 'n'Wild, Universal, SeaWorld and Walt Disney World theme parks, and since this property is all-suite, your party will...  Read More



Yes, this property is uber-convenient for Universal Orlando Resort-centric vacations, but it's also the closest property to the Holy Land Experience if you're in the market to visit. Guests will enjoy free scheduled transportation to SeaWorld,...  Read More



This property sits in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, just minutes from Disney's doorstep, and the complimentary shuttle service makes getting there –" or SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Universal Islands of Adventure, even one of Orlando's Premium...  Read More



Avanti's expansive recreation area means active families will find favor in staying put on those off-park days. Those looking to relax can grab a frosty beverage at the poolside cafe, and those with energy to burn can swim, play beach volleyball...  Read More



Located on International Drive, the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando offers easy access to theme parks, restaurants, shops and movie theaters. Complimentary shuttle services are offered to an array of theme park attractions, as well as the Rosen...  Read More



Not only does this value-centric property offer a lush, tropical setting just minutes from the excitement of Universal and the entertainment, dining and shopping of I-Drive, kids ages 9 and under will dine free at the buffet with a paying adult....  Read More


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A.D. Thompson has spent more than 20 years as a professional writer and roughly 15 as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

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