Orlando is one of the best vacation destinations to visit with the whole family, because there are so many things to do and see. There are also an infinite number of lodging options to choose from, which can make deciding where to stay a bit overwhelming. The type of accommodations you choose may depend on the length of your trip, your budget, and whether you’re traveling alone or with a group. For example, if you’re traveling solo or as a couple, a hotel or inn might work just fine for you. However, for traveling families, renting a timeshare resort through an owner is a very affordable and comfortable option for a variety of reasons.
- Spacious Accommodations: When traveling with the whole family, more space is always better. Have you ever stayed somewhere that had too much space? Probably not. Timeshare resorts typically offer much more space than your average hotel room, and often include multiple rooms with plenty of sleeping options to meet the needs of larger groups.
- Convenient In-Room Amenities: Many timeshare rentals also include separate living rooms and/or eat-in kitchens, which allow for in-room cooking and dining. Eating in once or twice during your vacation could save you a couple bucks. However, if you’re not interested in cooking or doing dishes, it’s at least nice to have the option to keep some snacks and juice in the fridge for a mid-day munch.
- Great On-site Amenities: Many timeshare resorts feature swimming pools, playgrounds, recreation rooms, health clubs, on-site restaurants, spa services and personal concierge services, so there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied without even having to leave the resort. This is great for if you have a late start to the day, the weather isn’t perfect, or if someone isn’t feeling well. And, when traveling with a family, one of these things is bound to happen at least once during your vacation, so you might as well be prepared for it!
- Great Prices: Timeshare owners can’t always use their weeks, and in order to recoup some of the costs, they will rent out their timeshare units at very affordable prices. Sometimes these prices are extremely discounted because owners are just looking to cover their annual maintenance fees. If you can find them, there are some pretty amazing deals out there.
Top Orlando Timeshare Resorts
If you’re headed to the Vacation Capital of the World, you might try staying at one of these top Orlando timeshare resorts:
Marriott’s Lakeshore Reserve at Grande Lakes is surrounded by all of the fun theme parks, every type of water sport you can imagine, great dining, shopping and golfing, so again, there’s something for everyone to do. The resort offers 2- and 3-bedroom villas, deluxe villas and multi-level townhomes, so you can choose the type of accommodations that best fit your family’s needs and budget. The kitchens are fully equipped with everything you need to cook and eat in (or not), and there are 42” flat panel televisions and DVD players for endless family entertainment. There are 2 pools, a waterslide, and fire pits and barbecue areas for outdoor eating and relaxing. Plus, as a guest of this resort, you can access the amenities of the adjacent JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes and the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, so you pretty much hit the jackpot with this one.
With so many on-site amenities and nearby attractions, you really can’t go wrong at any of these Orlando resorts. It just depends on what type of accommodations you’re looking for, how big your family is and what you like to do for fun. Each of the resorts above is high quality and family-friendly, so you are likely to be happy with whichever one you choose.
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