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Top 10 cheap hotels in Orlando for summer 2024

Explore our roundup of the top 10 most affordable and delightful hotels in Orlando.

April 26, 2024
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Apr 26
A view of palm trees against a blue sky in Orlando.


Ready to dive into the magic of Orlando without making your wallet disappear? Whether you're here to meet Mickey and friends, take the plunge down thrilling water slides, or simply soak up the Florida sun, we’ve got you covered with the top 10 wallet-friendly hotels that promise a bang for your buck and a blast of fun. Let's embark on a journey to find that perfect spot where cost-saving meets comfort, all while keeping the thrills of Orlando right at your doorstep!

Rosen Inn Closest to Universal

If the name didn’t tip you off, staying at Rosen Inn Closest to Universal is one of the cheapest ways to stay in Orlando within walking distance to Universal Studios. That means you’ll be able to access the magic of Universal faster than ever! This hotel features just as many amenities as more expensive finds in the city, including a pool, arcade room, and even free parking. Its dining options are located on-site, allowing you to enjoy a delicious meal without leaving the hotel. And there’s one more thing this hotel has that beats other Orlando hotels: no resort fees, allowing you to save your hard earned dollars on hotels and spend it on more amazing experiences. Book it, baby!

6327 International Drive

Orlando, FL

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is one of the cheapest hotels at Universal Studios, allowing you to visit the park while on a budget. With its 1950s and 60s theme, this hotel offers a unique retro experience that transports you back into mid-century bliss. Cool off in one (or all!) of its multiple pools, and relax in the lazy river after a long day of exploring Universal Studios. If you’re traveling with the family and need a large space for the kids to play, never fear! Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers spacious family suites for you and your loved ones to rest in style. Book it, baby!

6550 Adventure Way

Orlando, FL

Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort

Ever wish you could wake up, walk across the street, and immediately be at a theme park? Well, at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort, you can! This hotel’s close proximity to Universal Studios ensures that you stay close to the action, while keeping to your budget. However, if you’d like to take a break from the hustle-and-bustle of the park, Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort features an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and an on-site restaurant serving American specialties. And when it’s time to turn in for the night, you’ll rest easy knowing that your room will be the pinnacle of comfort and modernity. Book it, baby!

5829 Grand National Dr.

Orlando, FL

Hotel Monreale Express International Drive Orlando

Located near Universal Studios theme park, Hotel Monreale Express International Drive Orlando is fun for the whole family! Its close proximity to attractions like Walt Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well as various waterparks, restaurants, and malls provides easy access to the best of Orlando, without breaking the bank. This hotel features clean, modern rooms that allow you to rest in comfort after a long day of exploring all that Orlando has to offer. But don’t think that all the fun happens outside of the hotel! Hotel Monreal Express International Drive Orlando hosts a beautiful heated pool, perfect for relaxing and playing without leaving your accommodation. Book it, baby!

6825 Visitor's Circle at Intl. Dr.

Orlando, FL

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando At SeaWorld allows you to experience the beauty of the ocean while staying in in-land Florida. This hotel is located close to SeaWorld and Aquatica, where you can explore the ocean’s wonders and get close to amazing sea creatures. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and access to the hotel fitness center, and take a dip in the heated outdoor pool under the Orlando sun. This hotel welcomes families with its spacious rooms, ensuring that all members of the fam sleep comfortably after a day of fun. And they mean the whole family - even furry members! When it comes to budget hotels, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld is one of the best! Book it, baby!

10771 International Drive

Orlando, FL

SPOT X by Red Collection - Orlando/International Drive

At SPOT X by Red Collection - Orlando/International Drive, entertainment isn’t just a nicety, it’s a priority! Situated centrally on International Drive, this hotel is located close to all the action, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LegoLand, and Gatorland. There’s even a shuttle service that takes you right from the hotel to Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld, allowing you to reach the parks sooner than ever. The fun continues within the hotel, with an outdoor pool, gaming area, and fitness facility that ensures hours of enjoyment. SPT X by Red Collection - Orlando/International Drive’s on-site restaurant also features various dining options, including complimentary breakfast so you start the day off right. Book it, baby!

12235 Regency Village Drive

Orlando, FL

Hyatt Place Across From Universal Orlando Resort

Sometimes travel isn’t just for entertainment, it’s for work. However, though your trip to Orlando may not be as fun-filled as a leisure vacation, Hyatt Place Across from Universal Orlando Resort vows to make your Orlando experience the best it can be. Its business facilities include meeting rooms, free internet access, and other business services. Begin your day with a free breakfast, and take advantage of the well-equipped fitness center so you can maintain your fitness goals on your trip. However, if you are in Orlando for enjoyment, Hyatt Place Across from Universal Orlando Resort is located close to shopping outlets, restaurants, and, of course, Universal Studios for easy access to Orlando’s entertainment hubs. Book it, baby!

5976 Caravan Court

Orlando, FL

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center allows you to tailor your Orlando experience to your needs. The freedom begins at your booking, where you can choose between Garden or Tower rooms, each presenting a different view of Orlando for you to marvel at. The hotel features a large tropical themed pool, complete with a children’s area, Whirlpool, fountains, and even a beach area. Opt for a quiet night relaxing, or amp up the vibe by attending the weekly DJ by the Pool events. And with Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center’s close proximity to major attractions like Universal Studios, the fun can continue just steps from the hotel! Book it, baby!

6515 International Drive

Orlando, FL

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Thought that a trip to Walt Disney World is out of your budget? Think again! Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is one of the cheapest ways to experience Walt Disney World in Orlando, and you won’t have to break the bank to do it. This hotel offers a themed experience for guests, with decor featuring many of Disney’s classic movies. The magic continues in the pool area, where you can swim in one of the hotel’s two large pools or play games poolside. Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort hosts two restaurants, each immersing guests in the cinematic experience and offering food options that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. This hotel is a dream come true! Book it, baby!

1901 W Buena Vista Dr

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Hampton Inn Orlando International Drive/Convention Center

We’re capping off this list with Hampton Inn Orlando International Drive/Convention Center, a solid pick for Orlando travelers looking for comfort. This hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms with modern amenities, allowing guests to recharge in a cozy corner of Orlando after a long day of fun. Its recreational facilities include a pool and fitness center for fitness fanatics, and the complimentary breakfast is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. And with its close proximity to Orange County Convention Center and Orlando’s many theme parks, you can kiss travel time goodbye and focus on having as much fun as possible in The City Beautiful. Book it, baby!

8900 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL

Who says you need to skimp on fun or flair to have a budget-friendly Orlando vacation? Not us! Whether you ended up fancying the retro vibes of Cabana Bay or the doorstep delights of the Hampton Inn, each of these spots offers more than just a good night’s sleep. They’re your home base for adventure, a place where every penny spent feels like a penny earned. So pack your bags, grab your sunglasses, and prepare for an unforgettable summer, because Orlando awaits and these hotels make it easier than ever to enjoy it all!

*Prices fluctuate based on season and day of the week.

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With over ten years of writing experience, Ashley explores a variety of lifestyle topics in her written pieces including travel, finance, health, beauty, cooking, and entrepreneurship. She is currently pursuing degrees in History and English Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communications with specializations in Technical Writing and Creative Writing at the University of Waterloo. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Ashley is an avid reader and passionate about writing poetry and short stories, aiming to inform, entertain, and inspire with every piece she creates.