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Welcome to LodgingGuide's hospitality industry listings for the Orlando area.

Just a few short decades ago, the Orlando area was an immense expanse of orange groves and vacant land surrounding a peaceful little town built around a small lake. It was the very lack of infrastructure which attracted Disney, Universal and others here to build their dreams as they envisioned, without any pre-existing obstacles. What resulted is one of the largest commercially landscaped and designed, totally man-made entertainment, shopping and nightlife complexes in the world. You can still see natural old Florida as it was at the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens, with its tropical plants, butterflies and trees alive for hundreds of years, but Orlando's main attractions now are its amusements, and its centralized proximity to other Florida venues, such as Cape Kennedy, Busch Gardens and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, which are only about an hour's drive away in either direction.

You can begin researching lodging properties and on-site restaurants in the Orlando area by selecting one of the options shown below. If you are interested in visiting Florida beaches after your visit to Orlando, you may wish to have a look at Daytona Beach Lodging, Florida's Space Coast Lodging and Florida's Treasure Coast Lodging.

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· Disney Main Gates · Walt Disney World
Numerous lodging options are located just outside the 3 main gates to the attraction. The Walt Disney World area features the Disney hotels, plus other major chains.
· Orlando Airport - Florida Mall · International Drive
Lodging on the east end of downtown Orlando, around the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and mall. This 3-mile strip, home to the Orlando Convention Center and Universal Studios, is a nexus of hotels, restaurants and attractions.
· Greater Orlando · Kissimmee - St. Cloud
Lodging in areas such as SeaWorld and downtown. Just southeast of the Disney resort area, Kissimmee and St. Cloud offer travelers numerous hotel and motel options.
· University of Central Florida · North Orlando
Lodging near the University of Central Florida (UCF) campus on the east side of town. Lodging options in Orlando's northern side near the towns of Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park among others.
· Winter Haven
Lodging along the I-4 corridor southwest of Orlando and east of Tampa.


Know before you go: You can find a calendar of Orlando events and other happenings in the Orlando EventGuide, Greater Orlando's online interactive calendar.

Area Facts: The Greater Orlando area, named after Orlando Reeves, a soldier killed in the Seminole Indian Wars, was first settled in 1843. The primary area code for the Orlando region is 407.

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