4 Kid-Friendly Hotels in the Orlando Area

Families often come to Orlando because they want to visit the nearby theme parks and other attractions. When you have the kids in tow, it makes sense to look for a hotel that they will enjoy as much as you do. These are four of the most kid-friendly hotels in the Orlando area.

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Orlando Florida

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Disney owns several kid-friendly hotels in the Orlando area, but none of them compare to Animal Kingdom Lodge. The hotel sits on a large savannah environment where over 200 hoofed animals live. That is enough to satisfy most children.

Those who demand more can spend their time at the Hakuna Matata Playground. It’s open 24 hours a day, so the kids can play no matter what time zone they’re used to. Kids who enjoy arcade games will want to visit Pumbaa’s Fun and Games Arcade, located near the resort’s Mara Cafe.

Other activities include:

  • A sunrise park tour that takes guests behind the scenes
  • The Jambo House Campfire, where guests tell stories, play games, and roast marshmallows
  • Simba’s Clubhouse, a children’s activity center that supervises kids while the adults have fun

Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Every aspect of Nickelodeon Suites Resort takes kids into consideration. It seems like every room offers something different that kids will love. That includes having lunch with their favorite cartoon characters, watching movies in a 4-D Experience Theater, and splashing at one of the hotel’s two water parks.

Other popular activities at Nickelodeon Suites include:

  • A mass sliming, where willing guests get 400 gallons of green slime dumped on their heads
  • Competing against other contestants in Double Dare Live
  • Sitting down to Story Time with Dora and Her Friends

Nickelodeon Suites Resort will give your kids something to talk about when they go back to school.

Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort

Royal Pacific Resort is a bit upscale, but it could easily appeal to families with older children. Everyone in the family will enjoy the lagoon-style swimming pool. Kids get a separate water play area where they can have fun safely. After swimming, families can have dinner with their favorite Universal Studios characters.

The Resort Kids Camp helps Royal Pacific Resort stand out as a kid-friendly hotel. The camp provides video games, arts and crafts, board games, and other activities that kids can enjoy while their parents explore Orlando’s adult-friendly attractions.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Pop Century is probably Disney’s second-best resort for kids. That still makes it one of the most kid-friendly resorts near Orlando. The hotel has:

  • a playground
  • the Fast Forward Arcade, where kids can play new and old arcade games
  • three pools with their own unique themes

The entire resort has a kitschy vibe that kids will like. It’s a playful atmosphere where families can relax or take advantage of fun activities.

Have you visited any of these hotels near Orlando? What’s your recommendation for kid-friendly accommodations?