Central Florida is like a hotel showcase: every conceivable range of accommodations exist here. Chain hotels, catering to all budgets, are the norm. Then there are the Walt Disney World® resorts – an array of options (again, to suit all budgets) that range from outdoor 'wilderness' camping to luxury sleeps. The odd independent guesthouse and small hotel makes for a pleasant change.

Useful Websites

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com) Writer-recommended reviews and online booking.

ReserveOrlando (www.reserveorlando.com) Central booking agency.

Orlando Visitors Center (www.visitorlando.com) Options from the tourism office’s jam-packed website.

Orlando Vacation Home Rental (www.orlando-vacationhomerental.com) Predominantly gated community homes.

Universal Orlando Resort (www.universalorlando.com) On-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort.

DIS (www.wdwinfo.com) Loads of details and photos of Walt Disney World® and Lake Buena Vista hotels.