The great thing about cheap hotels in Orlando is that you don’t have to sacrifice a great stay for that low price. There are plenty of cheap places to stay in Orlando where you’ll find amenities that rival properties with much higher price tags.
10 Best Cheap Hotels in Orlando
There are limits. You are unlikely to get butler service or caviar, but what you will find at these affordable hotels in Orlando is a clean room, great amenities, and well-positioned landing pads from which you can make the most of your Orlando visit.
Universal’s Aventura Hotel
Aventura will be Universal Orlando Resort’s sixth onsite hotel. Pegged as a “value property,” you won’t know it from the aesthetic. The futuristic glass building will be home to 600 guestrooms (including 13 kids’ suites). Rooms at this new and sleek cheap hotel in Orlando may be on the smaller side, but common area offerings include a rooftop bar and grill—a first for a Universal Resort property.
Amenities: Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, complimentary on-site transportation, free delivery of shopping purchases from select Universal CityWalk shops. pool, kids’ splash area, fitness center, and games room.
Buena Vista Suites
With beautiful rooms, a large well-shaded pool, and complimentary breakfasts that get rave reviews, booking an affordable hotel in Orlando never looked so good. Rooms at the Buena Vista Suites are cozy, comfortable, and convenient. Bonus: This cheap hotel in Orlando is only a few miles from Walt Disney World offerings.
Amenities: Fitness center, lit tennis and basketball courts, outdoor pool, free parking, business center, full complimentary breakfast, and shopping shuttle.
This Universal Studios Partner Hotel boasts 652 renovated rooms and suites on popular International Drive. Styled with a bright, contemporary style, guests will be just as comfortable in their room as outside it. This cheap hotel in Orlando is known for its oversized pool that’s great for big kids, plus water play areas that’s perfect for the littles. On-site free parking means you can take advantage of the walkable dining and attractions near this affordable place to stay in Orlando.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, shuttles to theme parks, flat screen TVs, plush bedding, refrigerator, microwave, wood floors, early park admission, and laundry services.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Among Disney’s value-priced resorts, Pop century—with its theme of 20th century pop culture (Think: yo-yos and Rubik’s Cubes)—remains a popular favorite. Newly remodeled rooms offer a fresh, updated—but still nostalgic—look, and the property includes dedicated bus service to the parks. Three pools with water jets are also a hit with kids.
Amenities: Room service pizza delivery, playground, arcade, and free film screenings pool-side.
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
A great choice for larger families, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers 900 vibrant family suites that can sleep six and include kitchenettes (that will help save on food costs throughout your stay). There are also 900 standard guest rooms if you don’t need as much space. With two themed pool areas, a 10-lane bowling alley, and a fitness studio, staying busy at this affordable hotel in Orlando is a cinch.
Amenities: Early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, free transportation to Universal CityWalk and Universal Orlando theme parks, and theme park character visits.
B Resort & Spa
This modern and cheap hotel in Orlando is just steps from Disney Springs and offers a mix of accommodations choices. The 394 newly-renovated rooms and suites include child-friendly guest rooms featuring bunk beds and gaming systems.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Aveda amenities, connecting-room options, Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World, free transportation to Disney theme parks and Disney Springs, priority seating for Disney dinner shows and theme park restaurants, and preferred tee times at the Disney championship golf courses.
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort Orlando
This tropical-themed resort offers rooms—with two beds (double or queens), bathtubs with showers, and mini-refrigerators—will feel like a Caribbean stay. Configurations with king beds and sleeper sofas are also available. Families will love the International Drive location and 54,000-square-foot shaded water park complete with 14 water slides.
Amenities: Early entry to the Universal theme parks, shuttle service, fitness center, 6,500-square-foot arcade, and three restaurants.
Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
One and two-bedroom suites mean more space for families, and fully equipped kitchens allow you to save while you sprawl at this cheap hotel in Orlando. The location on International Drive and free shuttle service to local theme parks puts you in the heart of the tourist action, but the hotel’s heated pool and 24-hout fitness center offer options for chill time as well.
Amenities: Location on the I-Ride Trolley route, wood flooring, cable television with free premium-channel movies, full kitchen, and coffee maker. (Pet-friendly.)
The Enclave Hotel & Suites
Choose the room or suite size (up to two-bedroom suites with terraces) that suits your needs at this cheap hotel in Orlando. Guests will appreciate the fully equipped kitchen, private balconies, free wireless internet, and International Drive (close to shopping, restaurants, and major attractions) location. Multiple pools—including the area’s only heated indoor pool—are also a draw.
Amenities: Free transportation to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando, scheduled transportation to Disney theme parks (fee), playground, game room, 24-hour fitness/exercise room, and complimentary continental breakfast.
staySky Suites I-Drive Orlando
Opt to stay at staySky Suites and you can choose between one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens. This affordable hotel in Orlando also offers other ways to save, including a complimentary hot and cold breakfast, and shuttle service to the major theme parks.
Amenities: Multiple TVs, living room with sleeper sofa, free shuttles to theme parks, heated pool, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.
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– Original reporting by Heather Greenwood-Davis