12 Cheap Orlando Resorts for Families

Finding cheap, affordable resorts in Orlando can help you put your budget towards day passes for Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot, SeaWorld, and all the other great activities and destinations in Orlando. You can often get day passes to the waterparks hosted by other top resorts in the area, giving you many ways to fill your days with fun and sun. 

These top affordable hotels don’t mean that you are sacrificing quality, especially not when you pick from this top list of quality affordable resorts perfect for family vacations. 

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Source: Facebook, posted on December 12, 2020, Westgate Town Center and Vacation Villas’ Official profile

Westgate Town Center Resort (And Westgate Villas Resort) 

This resort offers rooms, suites, and villas and has great amenities for the whole family, like a spa and waterpark. 

This resort, which is actually comprised of two sister resorts, offers a variety of accommodation options so that families and groups of all sizes can be comfortably accommodated. You will have access to multiple pools, hot tubs, and of course, the hot tub and still be just a few minutes away from all the action in Orlando

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Source: Instagram, posted on October 25, 2021, B Hotel Resort and Spa’s Official profile

B Hotel Resort & Spa 

This family-friendly and budget hotel offers affordable accommodations and is home to the only AVEDA lifestyle spa in the area. 

This resort has something for everyone. While it may not offer big and out-of-this-world water features like some of the others on this list, it does offer all the staples and has a great spa that everyone – kids included- are welcome to. While you get a spa treatment, your kids can enjoy one of the kids’ manicures, for example. 

It is well situated for those looking to go to either Universal Studios or Walt Disney World Resort and can also be a great launching point if you want to shop, dine, or see a show in Orlando. 

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Source: Instagram, posted on June 11, 2022, Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando’s Official profile

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando – Lake Buena Vista

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando can be found in Lake Buena Vista and is just a few miles away from Walt Disney World. 

This resort offers free shuttle services to both Walt Disney World Resort and Epcot. You will also be able to cool down at their pool and take advantage of many other onsite amenities. Here you will find family-friendly prices and the chance to upgrade to a suite that contains a kitchenette so that you can save on your trip by cooking from your hotel

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Source: Instagram, posted on October 17, 2019, Drury Inn and Suites Orlando’s Official profile

Drury Inn and Suites Orlando 

Drury Inn and Suites Orlando is famed for its affordable rates and free shuttle service to the nearby theme parks. 

This is a simple resort and hotel, but what it lacks in big amenities like a waterpark, it makes up for in price. Not only can you get great rates on your room that room rate will also include complimentary breakfast and a 5:30 Kickback program where you can get free wine, beer, spirits, and hot bites. Kids will love that they can get free popcorn from the lobby throughout the afternoon. 

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Source: Instagram, posted on April 15, 2022, Floridays Resort Orlando’s Official profile

Floridays Resort Orlando 

Floridays is often seen as one of the best value-for-money resorts in the area, as it offers condo-style suites at amazing rates. 

This option is ideal for those who are in the area for more than a week and want to save by making their own meals. By booking one of their condo-style suites that include a kitchen and even laundry facilities, you will be able to save and settle in. The resort itself has many great features, including pools, a splash park, a cold therapeutic dip pool, and more. With family-friendly events and programs throughout the week, there will always be something to do and one more way to get more out of your room rate here. 

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Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando

If you want an affordable, comfortable room in downtown Orlando, then this is the best hotel to pick. 

This hotel is further from the theme parks and is closer to the downtown area. This makes it ideal if you want to split your time in the area or are looking for an available, affordable option that can still get you close enough to the theme parks without being overrun with theme park guests. It is ideal if you are booking a last-minute trip to the area and have your own vehicle to take you the short drive to the big theme parks.

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Source: Instagram, posted on June 10, 2022, Sonesta ES Suites Lake Buena Vista’s Official profile

Sonesta ES Suites Lake Buena Vista 

Sonesta ES Suites in Lake Buena Vista offers free shuttle services to Walt Disney World Resort and discounts for those staying for longer than four days. 

If you are looking for Staybridge Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista, then know that the hotel was recently bought out by Sonesta and has been renamed Sonesta ES Suites Lake Buena Vista. The hotel, amenities, and great rates all remain the same. You will continue to get excellent room rates and the chance to enjoy discounts for extended stays when you pick this location as your go-to option for Walt Disney World Resort, which is only 5 miles away. 

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Source: Facebook, posted on December 10, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s Official profile

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort 

This massive resort is located within Universal Orlando and offers over 1000 rooms for families of all sizes at a surprisingly great rate. 

This resort saw a huge makeover back in 2016 and, since then, has been a great go-to option for those who want to be closer to Universal Studios Orlando Resort. With over 1000 rooms and suites, it can accommodate families and groups of various sizes and has great facilities and amenities. When we say it can accommodate all types of families, we mean it, as this is one of the largest pet-friendly resorts in the area. 

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Source: Facebook, posted on November 13, 2021, Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa’s Official profile

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa 

This large resort offers affordable room rates and a full and thriving waterpark to keep guests entertained throughout the day. 

Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa is Westgate’s largest Orlando resort and offers everything you could possibly want while still remaining less than 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios Orlando Resort. 

Access to the waterpark is additional. For most, the daily fee is just $20, though if you are an active military member, you can get your day pass for $15. Under 3s, go free! 

On top of the water park, there is a spa, outdoor sports, and activities to keep the whole family engaged and having fun between trips to Disney and Universal. 

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Source: Instagram, posted on December 31, 2021, Avanti International Resort’s Official profile

Avanti International Resort 

Avanti International Resort is perfectly located between the airport and all of the action and offers staple accommodation offers at a great rate. 

You can do a lot at Avanti, from enjoying the pool to playing beach volleyball to even enjoying local creatives showcase their skills and their art in the Avanti Lobby every Friday from 3pm to 6pm. The resort offers free shuttle services to the theme parks nearby and is a great choice for those on a tight budget that want to stretch out their savings as much as possible. 

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Source: Instagram, posted on June 6, 2022, Rosen Inn International’s Official profile

Rosen Inn International 

Rosen Inn International is a budget option that offers stunning accommodation for less. 

You will love the wildlife surrounding Rosen Inn International and the stunning resort itself. It is just a few minutes away from Universal Studios Orlando and comes with many great features. Enjoy two heated outdoor pools, have fun on the playground, and set your kids to lose in the onsite video arcade. It is a family-friendly haven on the I-Drive and a great choice for the budget-conscious. 

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Source: Instagram, posted on January 21, 2022, The Point Orlando’s Official profile

 The Point Orlando 

The Point Orlando is great for those big groups who are looking for affordable accommodation just a few minutes from Walt Disney World

If you want an affordable hotel that can accommodate big groups, then The Point Orlando can be a great fit. Not only does it offer free shuttles and great onsite amenities, but it is also ideal for those looking to party and enjoy great eats without having to leave the property. There are only suites available, meaning you get more space and greater comforts than some of the other options on this list.