by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 20, 2019
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The 13 Best Budget Hotels in Orlando, Florida
1. Destiny Palms Hotel Maingate West – Budget
Traditional hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, located 6.5 miles (17-minute drive) from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 9 miles (15-minute drive) from Epcot, and 9.5 miles (16-minute drive) from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. In addition to a free continental breakfast, room amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and desks, and a coin-op laundry room and business center are on site.
2. Avanti International Resort Near The Parks – Budget
Set on International Drive, just 3 miles (11-minute drive) from Universal and 3.5 miles (11-minute drive) from SeaWorld, this affordable and family-friendly hotel has free parking, a pool, games room, fitness center, and free theme park shuttle service. In addition to a restaurant, pool bar, and coffee bar, the hotel features guest rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers; premium rooms have jacuzzis or desks.
3. Rosen Inn Closest to Universal – Budget
Located 1.8 miles (7-minute drive) from Universal Studios, 4.5 miles (12-minute drive) from SeaWorld Orlando, and 13 miles (17-minute drive) from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, this family-friendly hotel offers complimentary area shuttle service and free on-site parking. Facilities include an outdoor pool, several dining options (steakhouse, sushi bar, 24-hour deli, and pub), arcade room, business center, and guest rooms featuring microwaves and refrigerators.
4. Clarion Suites Kissimmee-Orlando Maingate – Budget
Budget hotel featuring free breakfast, an outdoor pool, free parking, restaurant and bar, self-service laundry facilities, and rooms with microwaves and refrigerators. Offering free shuttle service to theme parks and malls, the hotel is 4.5 miles (14-minute drive) to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 7.5 miles (15-minute drive) to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and 6.5 miles (12-minute drive) to Epcot.
5. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Budget
All-suite hotel with free breakfast and free theme park shuttle service, located 4.5 miles (9-minute drive) from SeaWorld, 6 miles (11-minute drive) from Epcot, and 7 miles (14-minute drive) from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. In addition to an outdoor pool, cafe, on-site parking (fee applies), and gym, guest rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, and sitting areas.
6. Comfort Suites Maingate East – Budget
All-suite hotel located 5 minutes on foot (0.3 mile) from Old Town, featuring a free breakfast buffet, free parking, and free area shuttle service. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, poolside restaurant and bar, and fitness center. The hotel is located 8.5 miles from SeaWorld (18-minute drive) and Disney’s Magic Kingdom (16-minute drive).
7. Barefoot’n Resort By Diamond Resorts – Moderate
Just steps from the restaurants and entertainment of Old Town (0.2 mile, 3-minute walk), these family-friendly suites feature full kitchens or kitchenettes, balconies or patios, and in-unit laundry. Free parking, fitness center, BBQ area, playground, sports courts, and outdoor pool are on-site, and the property is 7 miles (17-minute drive) from Disney’s Animal Kingdom and 7.5 miles (13-minute drive) from Epcot.
8. Hampton Inn Orlando-Convention Center International Drive Area – Moderate
Less than half a mile (10-minute walk) to the restaurants of International Drive, this recently renovated hotel features free breakfast, heated outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Every room has a coffee maker and ironing facilities, and the hotel is located 3 miles (11-minute drive) from SeaWorld, 3 miles (10-minute drive) from Universal, and 14 miles (20-minute drive) from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, which are accessible via the free shuttle service.
9. B Resort and Spa Located in Disney Springs Resort Area – Moderate
Located an 11-minute walk (0.5 mile) from Disney Springs, this upscale hotel features an outdoor pool, full-service spa, several dining options, kids’ games room, fitness center, and rooms and suites with Keurig coffee makers and a variety of bed configurations. The hotel also offers complimentary FastPass+ and shuttle service to Disney parks, including Magic Kingdom (7 miles away, 13-minute drive) and Animal Kingdom (8.5 miles away, 17-minute drive).
10. Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona – Moderate
Situated 19 miles (30-minute drive) from Universal and 21 miles (30-minute drive) from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, this contemporary hotel offers free parking, free airport shuttle service, a restaurant, outdoor pool, and fitness center. All rooms include refrigerators and desks, and some rooms have sofa beds.
11. Drury Inn & Suites Orlando – Moderate
Mid-range hotel situated 2 miles (8-minute drive) to Universal, 4 miles (12-minute drive) to SeaWorld, and 12.5 miles (19-minute drive) to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Amenities include free hot breakfast, free parking, an indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, free shuttle to Universal attractions, free reception every evening with snacks and beverages, and microwaves and refrigerators in every guest room.
12. Staybridge Suites Orlando Near Disney (Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista) – Moderate
Featuring apartment-style rooms with full kitchens, this hotel is located 3.5 miles (10-minute drive) from SeaWorld, 6.5 miles (14-minute drive) from Epcot, and 7.5 miles (15-minute drive) from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Amenities include free breakfast, free area shuttle service, outdoor pool, games room, free parking, fitness center, self-service laundry facilities, and free weekday happy hours.
13. Aloft Orlando Downtown – Moderate
Located in downtown Orlando just 9.5 miles (20-minute drive) from Universal, 15 miles (24-minute drive) from SeaWorld, and 22 miles (30-minute drive) from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, this sleek hotel is within walking distance of the Amway Center (0.5 mile, 11-minute walk) and numerous restaurants. On-site amenities include a pool, fitness center, bar, and parking for a fee, and rooms feature coffee makers, refrigerators, and floor-to-ceiling windows.