by Terry Ward
Located near Lake Lucerne and very close to all the dining and shopping of downtown Orlando, the Aloft Orlando Downtown is just 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. It’s a great choice for families who come to Orlando to see things other than the theme parks, as it’s very close to The Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, and downtown’s exciting nightlife and farmers’ market. The hotel is conveniently located near Interstate-4, too, making it easy to zip west to the theme park corridor, about 20 minutes away.
The hotel is contemporary in style with floor-to-ceiling windows, modern furniture and upscale bathrooms in the rooms. Suites and rooms range from those with standard king or queen beds to king suites with a separate sleeping area. Amenities you’ll love include an outdoor swimming pool, onsite gym and gourmet snack stations with complimentary cappuccinos and light snacks. Camp Aloft is a program for guests 12 and under that offers special bedding in the room for kids, as well as snack surprises.
Our Editor Loves
- Swimming pool
- Pet-friendly rooms
- Kids amenities
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Location of this hotel is great, just 3 blocks from restaurants and walking distance from Amway Center. Roads can be tricky due to construction but that's Orlando in general. Valet parking a little tricky as on what most people would call the "side" of hotel, not front. Lobby very nice, looks all new. Staff was very helpful. Room ready right away. Clean and spacious, very comfortable. I enjoyed housekeeping coming daily to change towels & straighten room. Signs on elevators said only service one working but we saw others being used so that was odd. Bar area very nice, reasonably priced for a hotel w/limited menu. Nice sitting area outside near pool w/music. I could hear music from my 4th floor room but that didn't bother me, others it might. I've stayed at Aloft Hotels before & will continue to do so, worth the money.
I have stayed at this hotel twice now and I just love it. The rooms are so spacious and comfortable. It’s a modern, hip feel. They also participate in this INCREDIBLE adoption program with a local rescue where they house an adoptable dog next to their check-in desk in a little area. I absolutely LOVE how ALOFT showcases and houses an adoptable dog. More hotels need to take after ALOFT Orlando with this program. Keep up the GREAT work in saving dogs’ lives ALOFT Orlando!!!!
I will continue to book my stay at ALOFT every time I go to Orlando.