Looking for a Great Option on your Visit to Orlando This Spring Break? Try the Newly-renovated DoubleTree by Hilton SeaWorld
Published: February 28, 2019
By: Carol Muse Evans
Many families in central Alabama love trips to Orlando. If you are looking for something new and different in accommodations this spring break or summer, or really any time, look no further than the DoubleTree by Hilton SeaWorld when you head to Orlando again.
One great feature of this hotel is that it’s right in the middle of everything – you are in close proximity to SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and even the parks of Walt Disney World, but you are not “locked in” to these resorts. At DoubleTree you are within walking and driving distances to many restaurants, grocery stores and even shopping, if you desire.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld recently revealed a multi-million renovation with more than 1,000 guest rooms, and it shows. The newly- refreshed rooms feature one king or two queen beds, 40-inch televisions, workspaces and easy convenience to the restaurants and pools. The tower rooms feature amazing nighttime views of Orlando, SeaWorld and Aquatica. Some rooms even have mini-fridges and microwaves, but not all, so be sure to ask and reserve it if you want it.
For those with allergies or special needs, PURE Allergy Free Rooms follow a seven-step process that removes up to 99 percent of pollutants from the air and feature special air handling units and even medical grade air purifiers. Ask about these rooms when making your reservations.
Yes, it’s a hotel, but rooms are spacious and convenient to everything, even your car if you drive. There are several large, beautiful pools including the relaxing Lagoon Pool. Lush, tropical landscaping all around give you the feel of a tropical oasis. It’s a great place to take a break from the parks and relax, and there’s plenty here for all. There’s also a gym with televisions and a variety of exercise and weight-training equipment, including treadmills so you can stay in shape while you vacation.
There is an amazing Children’s Recreation Center, and kids can have fun here, play some on-site putt-putt golf and other games, and even stay a few hours if mom and dad want to have some adult time. They won’t mind, because there is so much fun to be had.
Did we mention that pets are welcome at the DoubleTree Orlando? You don’t have to leave your furry family member behind if she is less than 25 pounds. Be sure to mention when you make your reservation.
Read more about SeaWorld Orlando for 2019 in the April 2019 issue of Birmingham Parent.
Don’t want leave the resort for food? You shouldn’t with the fantastic Laguna restaurant on site that serves the most amazing breakfast buffet you may ever see including a number of international selections. You may not need lunch!
The Sonoma Lobby Bar, right in the middle of the majestic main lobby of the hotel, offers a variety of ways in imbibe for mom and dad, but is also includes a tapas menu and small plates menu.
The Barefoot Bar is a nice touch because you can eat here in your swimsuit while enjoying the Lagoon Pool. It also offers frozen treats and snacks. But if you really want to go simple, The Market serves lots of snacks you can take back to your room, as well as Starbucks coffee, pastries and sandwiches you can get to go.
A great feature of the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando is that because you are in the heart of Orlando, you have easy access to everything in mere minutes. There’s access to the trolley service along International Drive, too, and guests can get front-of-the-line access at SeaWorld with Quick Queue, their special program. The resort also offers complimentary transportation to and from SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove, as well as early entry into SeaWorld and Aquatica on select dates. There’s also a complimentary SeaWorld Rescue tour, and even a 10 percent discount on some merchandise at the parks.
This hotel is also perfect for those looking for a meeting space, family reunion or even weddings. There is more than 100,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting and event space that has also been reinvented and refreshed and includes banquet and catering options.
For more information about this hotel, visit www.dtresortorlando.com– or call 407-352-1100. You can also find them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube. Rates per room are seasonal and based on amenities, but can start at as little as $84 and up per night. Be sure to ask about packages that include parks of your choice.
For more information about SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove, visit www.seaworld.com.
Carol Muse Evans is publisher of Birmingham Parent and stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld in Fall 2018 for several nights. It was fabulous.