Hotel at a Glance: The Royale Parc Suites
Every morning, guests at this family-friendly resort can hop on a complimentary shuttle to Orlando attractions including the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios. The property centers on a sprawling atrium pool featuring towel service and a grilling station. Kid-centric amenities include a game room, playground, and children's pool. Upstairs, each suite comes with a kitchenette and enough space to accommodate up to 10 guests.
- In-room amenities: flat-screen TVs, separate living rooms, and Serta Perfect Sleeper® bedding
- Complimentary breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, pancakes, and french toast
- Pick up theme-park tickets at the front desk, where a concierge can fill you in on all the latest must-see attractions.
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 less than 5 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.