The Florida Hotel Pool, Orlando, Florida
When shopping is your purpose when visiting Orlando, staying at The Florida Hotel at The Florida Mall is as close as you can get to actually sleeping on the floor of the mall. (Which, I don’t even want to think about, except I just did. Sorry.)
Connected to the mall, The Florida Hotel opens up to the south wing of the mall from the lobby. Shop your day away at the mall, enjoy any of the great restaurants, then don’t worry about walking back to your car to drive home to a hotel. Just walk straight up to your hotel room to sleep off your tired legs. On-site spa services are available for massages, pedicures, and facials to help you relax.
Off-season special rates start around $79/night putting the well-appointed hotel at the low end price range of mid-level hotels in the area. Find yourself in the pool in the Florida sunshine as you wait for the shopping crowds to slow down during the weekend. Feel comfort knowing that the hotel is part of the Florida Green Lodging Certification Program and has been deemed A Green Hotel by recycling papers, reusing linens (yours only, just like at home), and digital guest room climate control.
THE FLORIDA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
AT THE FLORIDA MALL
1500 SAND LAKE ROAD
ORLANDO, FL 32809
Photo courtesy: The Florida Hotel
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Just for Florida and Georgia residents, the Rosen family of hotels is offering their low-cost, high-quality hotels as a respite for your shopping excursion to Orlando.
They’re offering $39.99 per night rates now through the end of January 2010 (some blackout dates apply) with a VIP coupon book from Orlando Premium Outlets as well as an Orlan-Dough Mega-Value coupon book with more than $3000 money-saving offers.
Hotels on International Drive and in Lake Buena Vista (near Walt Disney World) in their “Shop and Stay Package” include:
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Comfort Inn Buena Vista
Stay in one of these hotels, and leave your car parked. The I-Ride Trolley will take you up and down International Drive in an air-conditioned trolley to all of the restaurants and shopping destinations and back to your hotel for $4/day. Guest rooms at each hotel feature a kitchenette area with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, cable TV with Showtime®, and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
Photo courtesy Rosen Hotels