Is there anything more disappointing than excitedly checking into your hotel, heading up to your room, rushing over to the window, or skipping out onto the balcony, only to be met by a view of the parking lot or the back of another building or something equally as dull? Although you might not be in your room all that much, especially when you’re visiting Orlando, you’ll still want a great view – it’s all part of the fun of a great vacation. With the following hotels, you won’t have to worry; you’ll get that great view, and you’ll never forget it.
- Westgate Lakes
You can watch Disney’s fireworks from this hotel.
Westgate Lakes has everything. With its own waterpark – Treasure Cove – amazing onsite dining from snacks to full meals, plus bars, a spa, fitness center, and a fantastic location close to all the attractions you might want to visit when you’re in Orlando, what more could you ask for? Well, you might ask for jetted tubs in the rooms, which you’ll get. You might ask for a 41,000-gallon wave pool and lazy river. You’ll get that too. You’ll also get a golf course. Then there are the views. From this hotel, you can actually watch Disney’s nightly fireworks, and if that’s not exciting, we don’t know what is! Check out wglakes.com to find out more.
- AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando Downtown
Enjoy the city views of Orlando.
The AC Hotel Orlando Downtown is a pretty new one, having only opened in November 2020. However, it has proven itself as a firm favorite with visitors for a number of reasons. The view is certainly one of them, and you can look out over the city of Orlando to see the many twinkling lights and interesting attractions. As well as a great view, there is free wifi and an onsite fitness center. There is also a great bar, and you’re within walking distance of some fabulous restaurants – plus it’s only a short drive to the theme parks.
- Universal’s Aventura Hotel
The rooftop bar offers impressive views.
It’s the rooftop bar that allows for the very best views, letting you see across all of Universal Resorts’ parks and attractions. Speaking of which, when you’re staying at Universal’s Aventura Hotel, you’ll get early admission to those parks, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so you can do a lot more than just look at them, especially with free shuttles back and forth. Each room offers coffee-making facilities and a mini-fridge, and there is a great pool that the whole family can play in, not to mention the hot tub. You won’t be at a loss as to where to eat either; with a food court giving you an ample choice from a number of different options, you can try them all, as well as all the bars and cocktails. Or why not relax with a great coffee from the onsite Starbucks?
- The Ritz-Carlton Orlando
Watch the sunset with a cocktail.
Inspired by Italian architecture, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando is a resort complex with a lot to offer. Something that many people love is the 18-hole golf course, but there is also a 40,000square-foot spa, plus an amazing 11 different onsite restaurants. There is a resort fee to pay, but that resort fee gets you a shuttle to the theme parts, free water, a bike trail, kayaks, tennis courts, and much more. The views are pretty amazing too, and some of the best can be found from the Lobby Lounge, where you can watch the sunset with a cocktail or two. There are restaurants on-site as well, including a Caribbean and Latin fusion, which is unique and delicious. Hateem City Multan
- Walt Disney World Dolphin
Get an early Disney park entry when you stay here.
The Walt Disney World Dolphin is located within the Walt Disney World Resort – it’s so close that you can even get a water taxi to some of the parks, such as Epcot and Hollywood Studios. You can imagine the views are going to be spectacular, and whether you look out over the lake or towards the parks, you’re sure to enjoy them. You’re sure to enjoy the hotel in general, of course, especially as it has an onsite spa and wellness center, five pools, hot tubs, and some of the rooms have private balconies – even better for enjoying the view. Get early entry and extended evening hours in the parks, all just for being a guest at this great hotel.
- The EO Inn Downtown Orlando
A rooftop terrace with a hot tub – perfect for the views.
The EO Inn Downtown Orlando might be a little further out than some other hotels, but that doesn’t take anything away from its magnificent views – in fact, it might even add to them. This is mainly thanks to its rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy a hot tub and take in the Orlando skyline. Other features include daily free coffee, free parking, and easy access – within minutes – to the Disney parks. You can also enjoy wandering around boutique Thornton Park and Lake Eola Park, both offering great dining and shopping options.
- Best Western International Drive
Close to the Orlando Eye.
What’s great about the Best Western International Drive is that it couldn’t be in a better location. International Drive is an experience in itself; there are so many attractions, from the SeaLife Aquarium to Shrek’s Adventure and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – plus much more – as well as restaurants and bars that you can easily spend days exploring it. However, the hotel is also close to all the major theme parks, and you can even buy tickets from the front desk. The hotel also offers an outdoor heated pool, and your views are incredible; you can see the magnificent Orlando Eye (and if you want even more views, try it out; the views are spectacular from up there).
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Resort
Where else will you get a view of a volcano?
You might not think of a huge volcano when you opt for a room with a view in Orlando, but that’s the thing about this place; it’s full of surprises. At Universal’s Cabana Bay Resort, your view will be of the Krakatau volcano at Universal’s Volcano Bay, a great water park that you can visit when you opt to stay at Cabana Bay. This unusual view is fun and memorable, and you can relax watching the waterfalls from your own bed if you want to. At night, things get even more interesting as you’ll be able to see Krakatau erupting!
- Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Springs Area
Watch fireworks without the crowds.
At the Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Springs Area hotel, there are rooms specifically designed to offer you the most stunning and unforgettable views possible. They’re known as the Disney Fireworks View Rooms, and that’s exactly what they are – you’ll be able to see the fireworks at all the Disney parks from the comfort of your own room, without the crowds. Or why not enjoy a view of Disney Springs, where you can people-watch to your heart’s content? Other rooms have pool views, so no matter where you are staying, you can enjoy your view. The rooms here are modern and fresh, having been recently renovated, and you can stroll to Disney Springs from the hotel. You can also take a shuttle (booking is required) to and from the parks, plus you can enjoy early entry 30 minutes before everyone else. With free wifi, a zero-entry heated pool, a games room, and the fact that children under 11 eat free, this is a great option.
- Aloft Downtown
The most modern hotel in the area.
If you’re looking for modern and stylish, look no further than Aloft Orlando Downtown. This is a super modern place to stay, and its contemporary design and lighting features make it a truly fascinating building. The rooms are large, and they all offer wonderful views out over the city, which is not something you’ll find everywhere in Orlando. There are two highly-rated bars onsite – the Re: Mix and the WXYZ – serving cocktails and other drinks. Stop by Re: Fuel, a grab-and-go snack store that will help you stay energized throughout the day. Plus, there is a gym on-site. Or why not go exploring outside? There is plenty to see and do.