Discovering Luxury: The Best Hotels Along International Drive in Orlando


Orlando, Florida, is a destination that promises adventure, excitement, and memories that last a lifetime. At the heart of this vibrant city lies International Drive, affectionately known as I-Drive, a bustling thoroughfare that offers an array of attractions, dining experiences, shopping and, most importantly, accommodations to suit every traveler’s needs.

Whether you’re here to visit the world-renowned theme parks like Walt Disney World or the Universal Orlando Resort, attend a conference, or simply soak up the Floridian sun, finding the perfect hotel along International Drive is key to an unforgettable stay.

In this article, we will guide you through the best hotels on I-Drive, ensuring that your Orlando getaway is not just magical, but also comfortable, convenient, and tailored to your preferences. From luxurious resorts with all the amenities to boutique hotels (not including time share properties), let’s explore the best hotels that International Drive has to offer.

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The Best Hotels along International Drive

  • Hyatt Regency Orlando International Drive
  • Rosen Centre® Hotel
  • The Hilton Orlando
  • Rosen Plaza® Hotel
  • Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites
  • Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn & Suites
  • Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Drive

Situated just across the street from the Orange County Convention Center, The 1,641 room, two-tower Hyatt Regency Orlando International Drive is one of the best hotels along International Drive. This resort ranked “#1 Convention Property in Florida” for five years in a row by CVENT and is a very popular spot for both business and vacation travelers.

The Hyatt is very well located and it’s amenities include two resort pools, a 24-hour fitness center, on-site spa and 315,000 square feet of newly renovated indoor & outdoor meeting and event space.

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $250 per night to more than $750 per night depending on the room type.

Rosen Centre® Hotel

Immediately adjacent to the west concourse of the Orange County Convention Center is the Rosen Centre® Hotel. This hotel features 1,324 guestrooms including 80 suites, a resort pool with two hot tubs, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center and The Spa at Rosen Center. Guests also have access to the Single Creek Golf Club at the nearby Rosen Shingle Creek hotel.

The Rosen Center Hotel consists of 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space including 35 separate meeting rooms.  The hotel is within walking distance to all areas of International Drive and features a covered skywalk that connects to the convention center.

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $250 per night to more than $500 per night depending on the room type.

The Hilton Orlando

The 1,416 room Hilton Orlando is a AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel that features a  zero entry resort pool with splash pad and separate quiet pool, lazy river with waterfalls, 24-hour fitness center and on site spa.

Meeting and event space consists of three ballrooms totaling 95,000 square feet, 42 individual meeting rooms and nine boardrooms. The Hilton also features a covered open air walkway connections to the Orange County Convention Center north-south concourse with access to the west concourse via the Hyatt Regency. 

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from less than $300 per night to more than $1,300 per night depending on the room type. 

Rosen Plaza® Hotel

Located just north of the Orange County Convention Center, the 800-room Rosen Plaza Hotel is a distinguished and inviting establishment nestled along the iconic International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

The hotel features an outdoor pool, fully-equipped fitness center and a rejuvenating spa, ensuring that guests can unwind and revitalize in style. Guests can savor a diverse array of dining experiences, ranging from fine dining with Jack’s Place to casual fare at ’39 Poolside Bar & Grill. 

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $250 per night to more than $500 per night depending on the room type.

Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Castle Hotel is a 214-room boutique hotel located in the heart of International Drive, offering a unique and enchanting experience for guests. With its distinctive castle-like architecture, upscale accommodations, and convenient access to Orlando’s attractions, the hotel provides a memorable stay for visitors.

Rated a four-diamond hotel by AAA, the Castle Hotel is in the heart of the tourist area near the Orlando / Orange County Convention Center and less than 25 minutes from all of the local area theme parks.  The Castle Hotel has a small courtyard pool and hot tub along with fitness center, business center, marketplace / pantry and a rooftop bar.

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $200 per night to more than $400 per night depending on the room type.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive

This 244-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive features an indoor/outdoor resort style pool,  fitness center, complimentary daily breakfast and extensive meeting & event space.

This hotel is situated in the heart of the International Drive tourist district near ICON Park, restaurants and local area attractions like Walt Disney World, the Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $150 per night to more than $300 per night depending on the room type. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld is a well-regarded hotel located near the famous SeaWorld Orlando theme park. The hotel offers comfortable accommodations, a range of amenities including multiple dining options, a fitness center, and outdoor pool.

Its convenient location along International Drive provides easy access to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove, making it an ideal choice for families and visitors looking to explore the attractions in the area. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to SeaWorld and The Universal Orlando Resort.

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $140 per night to more than $300 per night depending on the room type. 

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites

The Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites is a newer hotel that opened in 2020. It is part of the Endless Summer Resort family, which also includes the Surfside Inn and Suites. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Universal theme parks and also offers a free shuttle service.

In addition to the comfortable rooms, Dockside Inn and Suites offers a variety of amenities and activities. There are two large pools, including a splash pad for younger children, as well as a fitness center and an arcade. The hotel also has a food court with several dining options including pizza, burgers and sandwiches.

Room rates at Dockside vary based on the time of year but typically start around $89 per night plus tax. There are no resort fees but the hotel charges $18 per day for overnight parking.

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn & Suites

The Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites is a fun and affordable hotel that offers a beachy, surf-inspired theme. It is part of the Endless Summer Resort family, which also includes the Dockside Inn and Suites. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Universal theme parks and offers a free shuttle service.

Surfside Inn and Suites offers a variety of amenities and activities. There is a large fish-shaped resort pool as well as a fitness center and a game room. The hotel also has a food court with several dining options, including pizza, burgers and sandwiches.

Room rates at Surfside vary based on the time of year but typically start around $89 per night plus tax.  There are no resort fees but the hotel charges $18 per day for overnight parking.

Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is one of the most unique luxury resort hotels in the greater Orlando area. This massive property was originally constructed in 2002 and recently expanded in 2021.  The resort consists of 1,718 rooms & 106 suites surrounding more than 4.5 acres of indoor, glass-covered atrium that is separated into four distinct themed areas.

Amenities include a large resort pool and adult pool as well as the Cypress Springs Water Park. The water park features a multi-story water play area, water slides, a fast moving lazy river and a FlowRider Surf Simulator.

Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $300 per night to more than $750 per night depending on the room type. 

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1998 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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