One of my travel fantasies is to spend a night in Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Unfortunately, the Cinderella suite at Disney’s Magic Kingdom has only been made available to winners of sporadic contests, so the odds of making this particular travel fantasy a reality are slim to none. However, there is a hotel in Orlando that can come remarkably close to making my princess dreams come true – no luck needed!
The Doubletree Castle Hotel on International Drive in Orlando, Florida may not be located in the Magic Kingdom or boast a Disney Princess pedigree, but it does offer guests a chance to dine on a rooftop terrace surrounded by castle turrets. And it certainly looks an awful lot like a castle.
These regal accommodations are surrounded by shops, restaurants, mini golf courses and numerous other tourist attractions. Guests will also have easy access to the area’s many theme parks, including Universal Studios and Wet n’ Wild. In fact, the hotel offers free scheduled shuttles Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
How much does a night in a castle off Disney property cost? Rooms can be find online for as little as $72 a night. Hilton Honors members may also qualify for discounts and upgrades.