- Three-night bed-and-breakfast package for two adults in a Standard room with two double beds
- $25 dining credit to on-site restaurants
Tropical Repose on Bustling International Drive
The center of Orlando’s International Drive hums with families by day and with revelers by night—just below the windows of the towering International Palms Resort & Conference Center Orlando, a Universal Partner Hotel. From this peaceful perch, travelers are positioned to shuffle to the city’s famed theme parks just minutes away, and when they’re weary from a jam-packed day riding roller coasters, meeting colorful characters, or soaking in sun at the beach, they can retire to the hotel’s relaxing embrace to unwind at the pool or peer out to the bustling cityscape.
A bright, spacious lobby greets travelers at the International Palms, its dark wood and clean lines hinting at the untainted state of relaxation cultivated at this well-appointed hideaway. Bedrooms doused in soft mango hues exude a sense of warmth as air conditioning takes the edge off the balmy Florida air. Guests can fuel up with extra snacks thanks to a microwave and mini fridge, and a sofa bed helps extend catnaps and bouts of musical couches.
In the downtime between touring the Sun Belt’s tourism megalopolis, families lounge in the grove-like courtyard or wade through the hotel’s ellipsoidal pool while streams from surrounding waterfalls cool off sun-kissed bodies. The Pool Hut Bar offers easy access to tropical alcoholic beverages such as piña coladas. Two on-site restaurants seat sojourners: the casual Front Street Café features views of the pool, and the Coral Key Bar and Grill hosts karaoke amid a lively atmosphere.
Orlando: The Sun Belt’s Tourism Center
Orlando rests directly in the heart of Florida and pulsates thanks to its influx of travelers, who lend vibrancy to its resorts, parks, nightlife, and wealth of family attractions. The I-Ride Trolley ferries guests to and from International Drive’s abundant shopping malls and the city’s theme parks. There’s life beyond the buzz of the main drag, too: pan-cultural food trucks roll through the city, peddling the tastes of the Sunshine State at odd corners, and nightclubs lure in partiers at night with thumping music tinged with international influences.
Our Recommendations for Your Getaway
Cafe Tu Tu Tango Vibrant walls and abstract art underscore equally colorful Spanish cuisine.
Ice Bar The very literal Ice Bar juxtaposes Florida’s sweltering reputation against glacial sculptures and frosted shots.
Food Trucks From Jamaican to vegan, Orlando’s cavalcade of food trucks dishes out cuisine as eclectic as the tourists who wander the city.
International Drive This dizzying drag of resorts, restaurants, and shopping centers caters to visitors looking for amusement close to their respective hotels.
6515 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819