Bavaria meets Florida in this Autograph Collection-branded Marriott hotel in between downtown Orlando and the theme parks, close to the Orange County Convention Center. The unique decor blends antlers and fake fur with pastels and palm trees, with elaborate chandeliers and original artwork throughout the hotel. Rooms have fairy tale-inspired carved headboards and marble bathrooms, executive rooms have a pull-out sofa and a bit more space. Book a corner room for a separate seating area tucked away in a turret, overlooking the grounds. The round pool and hot tub area is small but attractive, with a fountain and lush landscaping. Breakfast and lunch are served at the bright and airy Garden Bistro, with dinner and drinks available in the Antlers Lounge. The Poseidon spa has body, skin, and beauty treatments with ocean-derived ingredients, and massages can be arranged in room or in the garden. Though parking has a fee, it’s possible to walk to many restaurants and entertainment on International Drive, including the Orlando Eye observation wheel. From the Sky Terraces, guests have views of nightly fireworks and may see another nearby castle: Hogwarts at Universal Studios.