You don't necessarily have to stay at a Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort Hotel to enjoy easy theme park access and awesome amenities. These Orlando resorts for families are great alternatives at cheaper prices.

Written by Amanda Geronikos

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

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2476 Family Reviews
Just 10 minutes from Disney World, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek offers rooms with views of the nightly fireworks at Epcot, as well as complimentary shuttle service to all the Disney parks. However, it's definitely the water park -- with two zero-entry pools, a 3-acre lazy river, waterslides and more -- that makes this hotel a great option for families. Plus, there are several restaurants, a kids' club, spa and golf course onsite -- something for everyone in your group to enjoy.

Floridays Resort Orlando

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5755 Family Reviews
A Family Vacation Critic Favorite, Floridays Resort Orlando delivers affordable rates for spacious suites with kitchens, a giant swimming pool (with a separate kiddie section), a man-made beach and game room. It also provides complimentary shuttle service to Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.

WorldQuest Orlando Resort

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1509 Family Reviews
Two- and three-bedroom villas with kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms provide a home away from home at this popular resort, located a mile from Disney World. Although WorldQuest Orlando Resort lacks the glitz and glamour of nearby resorts, it offers affordable rates for large groups. The swimming pool and complimentary breakfast aren't too shabby either, nor is the complimentary, scheduled transportation to Disney World.

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

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1059 Family Reviews
Part of a massive property that includes the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes offers nearly 1,000 rooms, a plethora of family-friendly restaurants, and one of the best pool complexes in Orlando -- it's 24,000 square feet in size! The hotel provides complimentary transportation to Universal Orlando Resort, too.

Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort

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881 Family Reviews
Guests at Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista enjoy complimentary transportation to Epcot, plus free, cooked-to-order breakfast and Wi-Fi. The all-suite resort, which was renovated in 2014, also offers full kitchens for added savings, plus outdoor pools, a kids' splash pad, and dive-in movies.

Holiday inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark

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330 Family Reviews
Formerly the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark features a 20,000-square-foot water complex complete with dump buckets, water sprayers, slides and cabana rentals. It also has a 4D movie theater and a Batman Laser Challenge.

The Orlando hotel, located just 1 mile from Disney World, also features two- or three-bedroom suites with kitchenettes or full kitchens.

The Point Orlando Resort

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1756 Family Reviews
You can't get much closer to Universal Orlando Resort (unless you stay at a resort hotel) -- than The Point Orlando Resort, which is within walking distance of it. The hotel also offers scheduled shuttle services to Disney World, along with onsite dining options, an outdoor pool, and family suites that sleep up to eight guests.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista

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222 Family Reviews
The Fairfield Inn and Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers affordable accommodations just 1 mile from Disney World, and is within close proximity of Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. A Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel, it also offers complimentary breakfast, a food court, and swimming pools, which include a kids' splash zone.

Radisson Hotel Orlando - Lake Buena Vista

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1802 Family Reviews
Less than a half-mile from Disney World, Radisson Hotel Orlando - Lake Buena Vista is within walking distance of the parks, yet it still offers shuttle services. It also features family suites, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an onsite restaurant, where you can fuel up before a day with The Mouse.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

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579 Family Reviews
Be careful if you decide to stay at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World -- you may never make it to the theme parks! The expansive property, opened in 2014, touts a 5-acre water park, complete with waterslides and a lazy river, plus kids' clubs, five onsite restaurants, a spa and more! Guests also receive early park entry, character breakfasts, and complimentary transportation to the parks.

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Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Reviews
Kmchugh - Jun 5th, 2013

We took our 7 year old son to Disney in late September because it was the same time a friend was going with her four kids which gave our son a group of kids to play with and meant I didn't have to go on the Toy Story ride 3 times! My friend ... read more
Katharina149 - May 10th, 2013

We stayed at the beautiful Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Disneyworld, Florida. The room was first class with a spectacular view of the lake, lagoon-style pool, lazy river and Spanish fort with a pirate ship. The resort had all of the ... read more
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Floridays Resort Orlando Reviews
Funkachuzz - Jun 25th, 2013

I definitely recommend staying at Floridays! Its such a beautiful Resort, I loved having our own room for a little privacy, close to all the theme parks. The room was very well equipped, loved having a washer/dryer! Cant see us staying anywhere ... read more
jrettig - Jun 4th, 2013

From check in to check out the staff was very helpful. We had a two bedroom unit that was more than enough room for our family. The unit was clean and kitchen well stocked. The pool was great. Location to theme parks was excellent. ... read more
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JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Reviews
diggs31 - Jul 26th, 2012

My husband I brought our 8 year old on a long weekend getaway to the JW Marriott in Orlando because of its close (but not too close) proximity to all the theme parks. After doing some homework online it seemed this was a good choice to keep our ... read more
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Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort Reviews
barahoka - Aug 11th, 2014

My husband,10 year old daughter and I visited this area in 2013. We stayed at the Embassy Suites-Lake Buena Vista. GREAT PLACE FOR A FAMILY. They had a HUGE breakfast with all you can eat in the beautiful hotel Atrium. Even though, there were a lot ... read more
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Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark Reviews
Patrone3 - Jun 13th, 2016

Long story short i would not stay at this resort again neither would i recommend this place. Extremely over price. After you pay for the stay you will be charge 25-35 for resort fee daily. Parking is not free is $12 a day. I stayed at the resort ... read more
DivaLaJuicy2 - Aug 23rd, 2015

The word resort should be used wisely, this was a motel not a hotel to me, everything was over priced from the "motel", resort fee, food, gift shop didn't have much and could buy the same exact things at Walmart for cheaper, rooms smelled musky and ... read more
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The Point Orlando Resort Reviews
arianna1008 - Jun 25th, 2013

My family and I stayed at the Pointe Orlando.. It was absolutely wonderful!! The staff there are so nice..!! I would love to go back there because the staff at the hotel really made our stay wonderful!!!! The manager Fabio is absolutely ... read more
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