Spacious Rooms and Shuttle to Orlando's Major Theme Parks
Comfort Inn Maingate, a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel, lies just a mile from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, and the hotel makes it easy to make the trip—a free scheduled shuttle can drop you off at the park and whisk you back to the hotel afterward. The shuttle also runs through Orlando's other larger-than-life attractions, including Universal Studios and SeaWorld, and you can even get discounted admission to the parks at the guest-service desk. Parking at the hotel is free, so you don't have to bother with the vast lots at the parks. After a full day out, you can return to unwind by the inn's outdoor pool, or relax and enjoy a beverage of your choice at the Lighthouse Lobster Feast restaurant and bar located inside the hotel.
Each of the non-smoking deluxe king and double-queen rooms features a microwave, free WiFi, and refrigerator. In the morning, head downstairs to gobble up a complimentary hot breakfast of waffles, eggs, sausage, fruit, and more.
Kissimmee, Florida: Easy Access to World-Famous Theme Parks and Major Orlando Attractions
Located on the banks of Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee sits about 22 miles from downtown Orlando and just 16 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort, it spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Area. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day by boarding a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. Walk across the park to sample Moroccan cuisine for lunch, or ride a dune buggy through a haunted 18th-century mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando's vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as the CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which holds improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find several cultural institutions surrounding Orlando Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, with a collection featuring pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Science Center. Visit the Science Center to take a rover across a simulation of Mars’s red surface or race model cars down a 70-foot pinewood-derby track.