When visiting the Sunshine State, choosing the right hotel is imperative to enjoying your stay. First, you must decide how you will be spending your vacation. By this I mean, how do you want to spend your time? Are you going for business or pleasure? Are you looking to be completely relaxed or are you going with your family for an exciting adventure? These are questions that can help you break down what star level you want to look into, what amenities you want to enjoy, or what experience you would like to have.
The star level is very important when looking at hotels. Star levels begin at 1 which are the lowest standards and continue to level 5 which includes luxury hotels. In Florida you have the choice of resort level which gives you added amenities. Let’s compare a few Orlando, Florida hotels to help you in your decision making process.
- The Grand Bohemian Hotel located in downtown Orlando is a great example of a luxury hotel. It is a state of the art hotel with a classical feel. From the soft comfortable beds to the velvet curtains, the guest rooms are extraordinary. The hotel also boasts an art collection to be admired as you wander the premises.
- If you are looking for more of a family oriented luxury hotel, then try Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort located right on Disney property. Each room is decorated to give a Victorian feel with a Disney touch. As you stroll along the property, you can enjoy such things as sailing, jet skiing, boating or even take a day to enjoy the Grand Floridian’s on-site spa. This resort also has many programs for children to enjoy while you take a few "childish" moments yourself. As with all stays at Disney hotels and resorts, complimentary transportation to all Disney parks located in Orlando is included with your stay.
- If you are feeling the current market crunch and are looking for a more moderately priced hotel, why don’t you look into the Crown Plaza Orlando Universal? This particular hotel is located in the Universal Studios area. There are plenty of shopping and adventures to be had here. This hotel offers free cable, Internet access, and also offers babysitting. The guest rooms are roomy and enjoyable. The trolley stops at this location for complimentary transportation to Universal Boulevard and the more popular area known as International Drive or I Drive, as locals call it.