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Alternative Places to Stay in Central Florida

If you’re looking for alternative places to stay near all the great Central Florida attractions, that won’t break the bank, then we have the perfect list for you!

Alternative Accommodations in Central Florida

Maybe you’re bringing the grandparents, or your kid’s best friend, or maybe you’re spending all your time away from your accommodation. Between tickets, flights and gas it can all add up! So, we’ve compiled a list of alternative places to stay near the attractions of Orlando and Central Florida, including vacation rentals, great value theme park resort accommodations, RV parks, and some stunning Airbnbs.  We hope this list brings your Central Florida vacation that bit closer!


Try LEGOLAND® Florida for Your Themed Accommodation Experience

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a great option if you want to treat your kiddos to the full, immersive theme park accommodation experience but don’t want to take out a second mortgage! LEGOLAND has two wonderfully themed hotels on site including the brand-new LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel. Also check out the LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, with its selection of 83 themed bungalows. This is also a great option during popular holidays!

Kids at the Legloland Pirate Hotel


Time to go for a Vacation Rental

Central Florida is home to over 7,000 vacation rentals, and vacation rentals have just exploded in popularity over the last few years. And this growth is not just due to a certain pandemic. Vacation rentals provide you with more bedrooms, more privacy, and more convenience. Here you can bring the whole troupe without paying for multiple rooms. Check out JC Vacation Homes, Welcome Homes USA and Love Rentals for some good options.


Vacation Rental Resorts Exist!

Balmoral Resort Florida is the perfect example of a hybrid of vacation rental home and resort. Balmoral offers guests the space and value of its vacation homes, along with all the convenience and service of a top-class resort. Featuring over 200 beautifully decorated 3-6 bedroom modern vacation homes with private pools, Balmoral is located in Haines City, only 30 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, and 15 minutes from LEGOLAND Florida. 2-3 bedroom townhomes are also available. Amenities on site include a water park, bar and grill, free video games arcade, fitness center, as well as regular live entertainment. Staff are also onsite.

exterior of 5 bedroom vacation rental home at Balmoral Florida Resort in Haines City, FL

RV Resorts and Cottages

For RV owners, and campers, Central Florida does not disappoint. Cabana Club RV Resort and Cottages is a favorably priced luxury RV resort in Auburndale. The resort features 170 RV sites, with 93 pull-through lots, as well a large selection of brand-new cottages. Amenities on site include a fabulous swimming pool, a kid’s splash pool, a putting course, a dog park and dog washing station and lots more!

Other options include Orlando Southwest KOA RV and cabin resort in Davenport, offering back-in and pull-through RV sites as well as furnished deluxe cabins for rent, as well as Guy Harvey’s Camp Mack a little further down in Lake Wales.

RVs and campers at Cabana Club Resort in Auburndale Florida

A Holiday Inn Right off the I-4

A great value option only minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando Breeze Resort offers spacious hotel suites as well as condo-style 3-bedroom villas. Amenities include two outdoor pools, a kiddie pool and fitness center.

Pool, pool deck and exterior of Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando Breeze Resort in Davenport, FL

Look to Nearby Cities

It’s tempting to just throw ‘Orlando’ into Google, but try looking at some alternatives. Other nearby towns in Polk County can provide good value and availability. Places such as Davenport, Haines City and Winter Haven are all within easy reach of the attractions. Davenport for example, is hugely popular for vacation homes, due to its proximity to Disney and the I-4, while being a straight shot down US-27 to LEGLOLAND® Florida.


Our Favorite Central Florida Airbnbs

Let’s not forget about Airbnb! Central Florida has a phenomenal selection of Airbnbs for your vacation. Check out our blog of 7 Extraordinary Airbnbs in Lakeland for some inspiration.

2 couples enjoying pool outside 2 story historic home Airbnb in downtown Lakeland

For more places to stay, be sure to visit our Places to Stay page! And for any questions, our hard working Visitor Center staff are on hand during office hours through the online chat.

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