We live in one of the nation's top tourist destinations and most of our Orlando hotels and resorts are offering deals for local couples itching for a change of scenery. If you're feeling ready for a mini getaway (even if it's just 15 minutes from your house), here are the best Orlando hotel deals and packages for a staycation this summer.
Updated May 2023 by Dani Meyering
And you can also explore Florida resident discounts on attractions and activities.
The Alfond Inn
Explore Winter Park's Park Avenue and nearby Hannibal Square, both within walking distance of this boutique hotel. The Alfond Inn boasts a top-notch restaurant, bar, stunning artwork (free art tours available), a pool and more. It's also pet friendly ($50/night pet fee applies).
The Adventures in the Park Package includes:
- Two night stay in a Classic Room
- Two tickets to Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
- Two tickets to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
- Two gourmet box lunches
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
EDITOR'S PICK: Head to the coast to soak up the sun at this stunning beachfront hotel in Daytona Beach. Highlights include musically-inspired treatments at the Rock Spa, an oceanfront pool, Sessions restaurant (great for brunch, lunch and dinner), beach access, and live music weekly.
Plus, this awesome beach resort is celebrating its 5th anniversary – or, rockiversary if you will.
Check out the Rock the Beach Tribute Series featuring live performances from tribute bands on Friday nights this summer.
The Naughty & Nice package includes:
- Discounted room
- $40 daily restaurant credit to be used for room service or in the dining room
- Couples Massage ($289 value) – Must be booked in advance; call 386-947-7366 to check availability
- Bottle of Champagne ($55 value)
- Late checkout
- This offer is listed towards the bottom of the special offers page
What a perfect package for romance!
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
FAN FAVORITE: During your stay at the sprawling Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, explore multiple pools, dine at several on-site restaurants (including Kimonos and Il Mulino New York Trattoria), hop in a Swan paddle boat, hang out at the white sand beach or stroll over to Disney's BoardWalk.
The Florida Resident offer includes:
- Up to 30% off nightly rates
- Limited rooms available
- Call1-888-828-8850 and ask for promotional code FLORIDA RESIDENT RATE or when booking online, use promotional code FR6
Proof of Florida residency is required upon checkin.
Grande Lakes Orlando
Love the outdoors? Set upon more than 500 acres, Grande Lakes Orlando is home to two of Orlando's most upscale properties, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando. It's also an oasis of outdoor activities from guided eco tours to fishing and mountain biking, and even learning the art of falconry.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes' Grande Escape package includes:
- $25 daily resort credit
- Complimentary valet parking
- Luxury accommodations
- Promotional Code: D3Q
- Valid stay dates: May 05, 2023 – September 01, 2023
Orlando World Center Marriott
At Orlando World Center Marriott, treat your senses to a laser show from your private balcony. This is part of the resort's ongoing Vertical Concert Series. Explore the all new River Falls Water Park with Falls Lagoon Pool, 6 thrilling waterslides, kids splash zone, and daily activities.
The latest package comes with a literal bang by watching a fireworks display on Monday, July 4. Upgrade to the special fireworks package for extra perks like a $50 resort credit and late checkout at 2pm.
The Holiday Fireworks Spectacular includes:
- Upgrade to pool view/laser view facing room with private balcony
- $50 resort credit daily
- Self-parking for one vehicle
- 2pm check out (select dates)
- Although the main purpose of this package is the fireworks on 4th of July and New Year's Eve, it is available select dates Valid Stay Dates: March 06, 2023 – January 31, 2024
Laze by the pool or play a few rounds of golf at this sprawling resort. There are tons of outdoor activities to enjoy like walking and bike paths, footgolf, a five-acre water park, tennis courts and more. It's the perfect place to enjoy a long weekend getaway.
Check out the variety of special offers and packages.
Rosen Shingle Creek
Stay and play in the heart of the International Drive district at this 255-acre luxurious escape set at the headwaters of the Everglades. Spend your days lazing by the resort's four outdoor swimming pools or unwinding at The Spa at Shingle Creek. Other amenities include a championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer Design Company, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, seasonal fishing, a nature trail, and more.
Receive the 4th Night FREE when you stay 4 or more nights as part of a Universal Orlando vacation package.
Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo
One of the coolest glamping experiences in the Orlando area, Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo is about an hour and a half from Orlando.
CURRENT OFFER: S’mores ‘n Pours
Buffalo Trace Bourbon with Deluxe S’mores Kit
The s’mores-tastic package includes a stay in a Glamping Tent, Wagon or Teepee + two deluxe s’mores kits + one bottle of fine Buffalo Trace Bourbon hand-delivered to your camp + a $25 resort credit for WOW Loyalty members.
More Orlando hotel deals to check out:
- Caribe Royale Orlando: Florida resident offer available
- Four Seasons Resort Orlando: Florida resident offer available
- Margaritaville Resort Orlando: A variety of special offers, including a three-day weekend to save up to 50% off Sunday night
- Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate: 20% off for Florida Residents
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando: resort credits and late checkouts available
- Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek: Florida resident offer available
Still not convinced to take an Orlando staycation? With around 85% of Americans planning to travel this summer but inflation making trips costly, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations, as well as expert commentary. Orlando is ranked #2 in the country for taking a staycation – right behind Hawaii!
To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. Our data set ranges from parks per capita to restaurant-meal costs.
Staycationing in Orlando (1=Best; 91=Avg.):
- 60th – Parks per Capita
- 14th – Bike Rental Facilities per Capita
- 80th – Public and Municipal Golf Courses per Capita
- 55th – Hiking Trails per Capita
- 1st – Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops per Capita
- 65th – Idealness of Summer Weather
- 1st – Nightlife Options per Capita
- 29th – Swimming Pools Per Capita
Tampa Hotel Deals
Want to get a little further away this summer? Take a quick trip to Tampa.
Make it a date night at the AC Hotel Tampa with our Take 2 Package, which includes 2 tapas & 2 cocktails in our AC Lounge and a 2pm check-out! Explore 4th of July festivities around Tampa and then relax in our luxurious guest rooms, soak up the sun at our pristine outdoor pool and unwind by the fire pit to complete your stay.
Book your romantic getaway today! *Available through 10/31/23
Try Tampa Marriott Water Street's Summer Savings Package which includes:
- Valid through September 4, 2023
- Use promotional code ZJL when booking online
Other deals include discounted room rates at Epicurean Hotel with complimentary bike rentals for two, and discounted rates at the trendy Hotel Haya in Ybor City. Or head to St. Pete Beach to take advantage of packages and Florida resident rates at The Don CeSar or Tradewinds Island Resorts. See all of the deals in Tampa Bay Date Night Guide's roundup of Tampa hotel deals.
Feature image credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin