10 Best Hotels in Orlando for Group Travel

Orlando features all the best that Florida has to offer. With dazzling sunshine and year-round beautiful weather, it is one of the top destinations in the country. With over a dozen theme parks, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, there is an endless supply of entertainment. We have compiled a list of the top 10 places to stay with your group for a fun and fancy-free trip to Orlando:

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One of Universal's Cabana Bay exterior pools.
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At Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, hints to the 50’s and 60’s can be found throughout the design of the hotel. Guest rooms and common areas alike feature unique retro elements that make your stay feel like a time capsule of fine American style. The food court is only the beginning of the attractions: guest are invited to spend time at the resort bowling alley, take a dip in one of two large pools and even take advantage of Early Park Admission to the Universal Parks.

  • 442 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “The Cabana Bay Resort was an excellent hotel for a large group. It was very clean and convenient to the Universal Studios parks and transportation. The hotel provided great activities for children such as the arcade and bowling. Let’s not forget the multiple pools with a lazy river and a slide.”

Entrance to Disney's Pop Century Resort.
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Disney’s Pop Century Resort transports its guests to a trip down memory lane. Highlighting the fashions and trends from the most exciting and colorful decades, this Disney Resort showcases elements from the 50s to the 90s for an incredibly fun stay. A game room and entertainment staff keep guests happy while many pools and outdoor areas encourage guests to take in the beauty of Orlando.

  • 374 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “Such a great staff- very clean. With the newly remodeled rooms you really feel relaxed! We traveled with a school group, and we stayed at the 80s block of rooms. We had all the amenities and rooms were neat and clean.”

Lake Buena Vista Resort's kids pool with pirate ship.
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Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa has something for everyone. Two pools are provided for guest’s entertainment, one featuring a “shipwrecked” pirate ship for the enjoyment of the younger crowd. A poolside bar and spa amenities are the key to relaxation, and the Irish Pub and Pizza Hut on property are sure to fill your stomach while you fill your day with exciting activities.

  • 321 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “I absolutely love this hotel! I have stayed here multiple times and it never disappoints. The rooms are very accommodating and always clean. 10/10 recommend this hotel to anyone with a big group!”

Floridays Resort's kids pool.
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Located on International Drive and just minutes away from the most exhilarating of Florida attractions, the Floridays Resort Orlando is one for the books. Two- and three-bedroom suites make it easy for groups traveling together to spend quality time, while providing sitting rooms and balconies to spread out. Shuttles to the theme parks travel to and from the hotel multiple

times daily to make your commute to entertainment stress-free. Take a dip in the pools on property and end the day at one of many restaurants or bars inside your hotel.

  • 319 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4.5-star rating

Promising Review: “We had an awesome time at the resort. They gave 10-star service. The rooms were perfect for the group we had. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a family getaway. The pool is the place to be.”

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort with lake view.
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At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, the experience is truly unique. Blending Spanish, Mexican and Southwest American culture, the Resort stands apart from others with its stunning décor and atmosphere. Children’s activities and play equipment make the stay fun for the little ones, while the fitness center and spa cater to the energy of the adults. Your group is sure to find peaceful rest in their hotel room, each maintained with the highest regard to cleanliness and comfort.

  • 282 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “One of the greatest Disney resorts! The theming was incredible with the whispering of Latin music! We never had to request towels and extra toiletries! Our young adult group seemed to fit with the theming. I never saw many children, however there were beautiful, themed pools for them to enjoy!”

Loews Royal Pacific Resort exterior with river view.
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A stay at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort is guaranteed to provide a top-notch venue for the perfect pairing of relaxation and excitement. Guests will be treated to special access at the Universal Parks, including Express Unlimited ride access for featured park attractions and early access to the park. For the days you aren’t planning on visiting the parks, take a trip to the hotel sauna, lounge about at the pools and explore the game room features.

  • 281 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4.5-star rating

Promising Review: “My group of 11 and I were extremely satisfied with the service and activities. We visited Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure and had a wonderful time. We went to City Walk every day for the atmosphere and food. All staff at the resort were extremely polite and knowledgeable. We are already planning our next trip back!”

Hard Rock Hotel exterior with large pool.
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The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando has all the perks of Universal property hotels: early admission to the parks, Universal Express Unlimited ride access for select attractions and more. What sets the Hard Rock Hotel apart from its counterparts is the rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere with classy décor and laid-back atmosphere to encourage guests to embrace the luxury of living like a star.

  • 239 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4.5-star rating

Promising Review: “My daughter and I went to the Hard Rock for the weekend with a group of families. We were all very pleased with the hotel. The rooms are clean and spacious and have fun décor, and the restaurants at the hotel were perfect for our group… the pool is amazing too. And the rock memorabilia all over the hotel is really interesting.”

Rosen Shingle Creek exterior with lake view.
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The Rosen Shingle Creek is home to 15 restaurants and lounges where guests have the option of any cuisine that suits their fancy. The Rosen treats their guests to an 18-hole championship golf course on the hotel grounds, ensuring that fun is never far away. A game room, pool and tennis court complete the package that is offered at the Rosen, where any group traveling is sure to find something for everyone to enjoy.

  • 238 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4.5-star rating

Promising Review: “We stayed at this hotel for a business Summit. I was beyond impressed with how clean the hotel remained for the entire weekend with our 500-event group…We ate at many of the places inside the hotel and the food was very good. With great service. Our hotel room was very nice. The furniture was beautiful, the beds were comfortable, the bathrooms are a nice size. We look forward to being back in this hotel”

Hyatt Regency Orlando exterior showing all buildings.
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The Hyatt Regency Orlando is proud to invite their guests to the many water attractions they provide, such as the waterslide, waterfall, splash pad and kiddie pool. The hotel room you stay in is recently restyled to provide maximum comfort and relaxation, and the five restaurants on-site are proud to serve delicious meals throughout your stay. In the heart of all that Orlando has to offer, the Hyatt Regency Orlando is a tough trip to beat.

  • 230 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4.5-star rating

Promising Review: “An absolute great experience all around! I will definitely book again for our family or group. Great service, food, and location. A five-star experience. Highly recommend giving this hotel a try.”

Disney's Art of Animation Resort pool with Little Mermaid characters.
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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features the designs of Disney and Pixar artist throughout the years, where guests will be immersed in the designs of some of their favorite movies. Themed suites are perfect for all ages and interests, the courtyards are beautifully landscaped, and the activities live up to the Disney standard. The entertainment staff makes sure that you and your group are treated like family.

  • 210 mentions of “group” in reviews
  • 4.5-star rating

Promising Review: “What a great experience we had at this hotel. We were hosted at the Cars section, where everything is related to the movie. Every detail from the room, the lobby and the surroundings are carefully designed and maintained. Very comfortable, even for a group of five. We even took a walk at night through the complex and all the other decorations were amazing. Worth the visit by every means!”

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