If you’d rather not stay onsite at the theme park hotels (see Disney for suggestions), there are several options for hotels/resorts nearby. Many are located on International Drive–the main drag, close to all the theme parks. But you can also find hotels/resorts that are a hidden oasis, yet easily accessible to all the major parks and activities.
Hyatt Grand Cypress
The 1,500 acre Grand Cypress Resort is designed around a tropical setting just minutes from Orlando’s main attractions. The 18-story pyramid building offers guest rooms and suites. A big draw for adults and families alike is its half-acre free- form pool with 12 waterfalls, three whirlpools, a swinging rope bridge, and 1,000-feet of white sand beach. In addition, guests have free access to canoes, paddleboats, bicycles, a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course, an Audubon Walk, a fitness center and free transportation to the parks. Other leisure opportunities include 45-holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf; an Equestrian Center; and Racquet Club.
The Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort
Just minutes away from the Hyatt Grand Cypress is its sister resort–The Villas of Grand Cypress. This Mediterranean-style complex offers a choice of luxury accommodations including Club suites and one-, two-, three-and-four bedroom Villas. The resort also has pet-friendly units.
Perfect for both the avid golfer and theme-park goer, The Villas of Grand Cypress offer a secluded setting with world-class amenities and 45 holes of golf. The Golf Academy at Grand Cypress has been rated in the 25 top golf schools in the country by GOLF Magazine. It’s 21-acre facility features three regulation size Jack Nicklaus signature designed practice holes; utilizes the SwingModel golf teaching technology; and features a newly developed Science & Motion (SM) training technique for putting.