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Top 10 luxury hotels in Orlando for summer 2024

Explore la crème de la crème of Orlando's luxury hotel scene!

April 26, 2024
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Apr 26
The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.


Are you dreaming of an escape that combines opulence with the magical allure of Orlando? Well, you're in the right spot! We’re diving into the top 10 luxury hotels that are sure to transform your next vacation into something spectacular. Each of these spots offers more than just a plush pillow to rest your head. From immersive themes that transport you to far-off lands, to gourmet dining that tantalize your taste buds, and serene spas that whisk away your worries—get ready to live it up in style! Let’s set off on this luxurious journey together, because you deserve a summer filled with absolute delight.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Waldorf Astoria Orlando is the pinnacle of luxury in Orlando, with its gorgeous rooms, marble decor, and refined design. This hotel offers the best of the best when it comes to personalized service and luxurious experiences. The world-class Waldorf Astoria spa is the perfect place to receive unique treatments in a tranquil setting, allowing you to relax and unwind during your vacation. For golf enthusiasts, the hotel features an 18-hole Rees Jones-designed golf course that caters to all skill levels. And if you’re looking for fine dining, the Waldorf Astoria is home to the renowned Bull & Bear steakhouse, which offers high-end grilled meat and savory dishes that are sure to be a feast for the senses. Book it, baby!

4200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane

Orlando, FL

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

For a tropical getaway in Orlando, book a room at JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes! It features relaxing tropical decor, including a winding lazy river and outdoor pools that will make you believe you’re really in the jungle. Its elegant rooms and suites are spacious and include scenic views of the lake, allowing you to wake up and be instantly greeted by beauty. Foodies will love its healthy food options, with the hotel prioritizing farm-to-table dining with produce sourced from the on-site garden in several restaurants. But if you’re itching to get some fresh air, the hotel also offers a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, eco-tours, and even falconry! Book it, baby!

4040 Central Florida Pkwy

Orlando, FL

Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Looking for a taste of the Italian Riviera in Orlando? If so, Universal’ Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is the place to be! This hotel is designed to look like a beautiful Italian village, complete with cobblestone streets and harbor pizza. Its theme continues into its dining experience, with Mama Della’s Restaurant offering Italian cuisine that will transport you right across the Atlantic without leaving the States. For some rest and relaxation, check out Mandara Spa, which offers a blend of unique therapies infused with Balinese influences that are sure to leave you refreshed. However, if you’re into high-energy experiences, Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel hosts opera singers and live musicians that perform nightly in the piazza. Book it, baby!

5601 Universal Blvd

Orlando, FL

Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

Rock and roll! Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel is the best way to experience music history while staying at an Orlando hotel. The hotel is decorated with a vast array of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia from some of music’s greatest stars, including Elvis, John Lennon, and Jon Bon Jovi. Your booking includes complimentary use of Fender guitars and Crosly turntables to play in your room via the Sound of Your Stay program, allowing you to rock out to the beat of your own drum. If you’re into discovering new music, check out a monthly Velvet Session, where the hotel hosts a concert by an up-and-coming rock artist. Don’t forget to check out the 12,000 square foot pool, which features an underwater sound system and sandy beach! Book it, baby!

5800 Universal Blvd

Orlando, FL

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & spa is the hotel to book if you’re hoping to spend your Disney vacation in style. Featuring sumptuous decor, grand staircases, and intricate lobbies, this hotel is reminiscent of a bygone era of Victorian elegance. Dine like royalty at the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant Victoria & Albert’s, and relax in the palatial ambiance that is Senses Spa. Each evening, allow a live jazz orchestra to serenade you in the lobby. And if you’re looking to experience the rest of the magic that Disney has to offer, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers direct monorail access to Magic Kingdom and other parts of Disney World. Book it, baby!

4401 Floridian Way

Walt Disney World, FL

Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort

For a beachside escape from the hustle and bustle of Orlando, look no further than Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort! This hotel offers a lush South Seas atmosphere, complete with an orchid court and tropical landscaping that will make you feel like you’re in an island paradise. Spend the day in the lagoon-style swimming pool, where you can rent a cabana along the sandy beach for maximum relaxation. Feeling peckish? Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, curated by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, offers an exotic mix of Asian and Polynesian flavors. To top it all off, your booking comes with early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and other Universal attractions! Book it, baby!

6300 Hollywood Way

Orlando, FL

The Alfond Inn

Artists unite! The Alfond Inn is the perfect place to experience the best of Orlando’s art while on vacation. Doubling as an art museum, this hotel features rotating installations from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum for guests to view during their stay. Rooms and suites carry on the hotel’s creative theming, tastefully designed with luxury artwork to immerse guests in beautiful and thought-provoking pieces. The Alfond Inn also features gourmet dining experiences that feature seasonal and locally sourced ingredients in their stunning dishes. And if you love to be pampered, book a treatment with the spa to get some R & R or experience their unique beauty services. Book it, baby!

300 East New England Avenue

Winter Park, FL

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is the closest you can get to the ocean at an Orlando hotel. This hotel features spacious rooms uniquely designed with a nautical theme, allowing you to immerse yourself in seaside bliss. Located directly across from SeaWorld, your booking includes special perks like early park entry and free quick queue passes so you can access attractions faster than ever. However, don’t think that all the fun is outside the hotel! Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld boasts an expansive resort-style pool and waterpark, beautifully designed with cabanas perfect for relaxation. Finish the day with a delicious dinner at one of the hotel’s many dining options, ranging from sushi and American grill. Book it, baby!

6677 Sea Harbor Dr

Orlando, FL

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

For a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else in Orlando, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the place to be. The hotel has an immersive South Pacific theme complete with lush tropical flora and authentic decor. Its overwater bungalows provide an exclusive and luxurious accommodation experience you’ll never forget. Take the opportunity to experience Polynesian culture via its delicious dining options, including Asian dishes and South Pacific delicacies. Cool off from the hot Orlando sun at the Lava Pool, a volcano-themed pool with a zero-depth entry and water slide. And if the lure of Walt Disney World is too much to resist, take a ride on the monorail, where you’ll conveniently arrive at Magic Kingdom and Epcot in record time! Book it, baby!

1600 West Seven Seas Drive

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

We’re completing this list with a hotel famed for its luxurious rest and relaxation amenities. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek features a 3-acre lazy river and pool complex, perfect for lounging alone or with your loved ones. Its fine dining options, including the acclaimed La Luce by celebrity chef Donna Scala, are where you can enjoy some of the best culinary delights that Orlando has to offer. Your booking at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek also includes access to many Waldorf Astoria amenities, including their luxury spa and the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club. But if you’d like to take a day off from relaxing, this hotel is also located close to Walt Disney World with continuous shuttle service to and from the park. Book it, baby!

14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane

Orlando, FL

So whether you decide to unwind in a tropical paradise, revel in rock 'n' roll royalty, or indulge in Victorian grandeur, each of these hotels promises a stay that’s as fabulous as you are. Vacations are your time to shine, to explore, and to treat yourself to experiences that make your heart sing. So why not go all out? Book that trip, pack those designer bags, and step into a world where luxury meets adventure. Here’s to making Summer 2024 not just great, but extraordinary!

*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.