As Spring Break draws near I felt it was time to make an “Affordable Luxury Orlando Florida Resorts” for everyone. As you begin to book for your vacation, let me explain some of the new things you might encounter. First up, if you have not read my “Luxury Hotels and tickets for Cheap” post go save yourself some money and do so!
Let’s talk Resort fees. This was first introduced to us when we visited Las Vegas. It was a way for the hotels to market the rooms at SUPER inexpensive prices on the while they charged a resort fee daily. Once you added that on to the nightly price you sometimes ended up paying much more than if you booked with a more expensive nightly rate without a resort fee hotel. However, many of the Orlando resorts charge this fee BUT you gain extra amenities that might just be worth it! When we arrived in Orlando, Florida we stayed at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.
One of the benefits of staying at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, they have a Universal Studios shuttle daily and are located by a shuttle bus. These give you great opportunities to not have to drive to theme parks and pay for parking. They offer luxury at every turn from the pool, the rooms to their wonderful staff! If you are looking for a place to rest after visiting theme parks this hotel is conveniently located and so inviting the whole family will enjoy it. The Rosen properties do not stop there!
President Harris Rosen does more than just provide luxury hotels, he also help numerous organizations and those in need from all walks of life, both locally in Orlando to those afar, in Haiti. When you spend money to stay at his resorts you are encouraging the outspread of humanitarian efforts through his foundations but also sets an example for other Resort companies surrounding.
On the higher end side of the Rosen properties, may I introduce you to Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. If I could suggest one place to stay while in Orlando, Florida this is my TOP suggestion! Many of you have heard of this place and or stayed here previously. Yes, it is on the more expensive side, because it does have a resort fee. What you get though far surpasses many of the other hotels in the area ( in my opinion). When you calculate the money for restaurants, traveling to places, water features, etc., you will find this resort ends up being less money in the long run. They have 12 restaurants on site to choose from! You can easily come to this resort and never leave because they stand alone have everything you need. Beautiful outside water areas feature three separate pools both families, couples and seniors can enjoy their time here without interfering with others. I personally loved pool days with staff bringing us drinks table side.
On a trip to Universal’s Halloween Horror nights, I stayed at the Magic Moment Resort. I found this when searching for amenities: “Airport/attraction shuttle” and “Complimentary breakfast”. It did have all those but it now also has a resort fee. Which again raises the nightly price. They do have palm trees, friendly staff, and are conveniently located near Universal Studios and Disney. I would suggest this for families wanting to visit the Orlando area.
What Orlando Florida Hotel list would not be complete without a Disney Resort option? The Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort is located directly across the street from Disney Springs. A free boardwalk setting that houses entertainment, shopping, and dining with continuous transportation to the four Disney Theme Parks daily. By staying here you receive Disney benefits including access to Disney’s Extra Magic Hours and the 60 Day FastPass+ option. Kids of all ages can enjoy the Oasis Aquatic Pool Playground complete with two pools, a interactive water feature, rock waterfall and a large hot tub. We truly enjoyed the pool area especially after a long day of walking in theme parks. Some draw backs are the capacity at this resort are tremendous. Not only are they popular, housing large groups of people, buses can get full pretty quickly. Plan ahead for day trips, your food options and ticket purchasing.