Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection
8629 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Photo by Arrow Studio, courtesy of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection
Castle Hotel, Autograph CollectionBavaria meets Florida at this Marriott Autograph Collection property, midway between downtown Orlando and the theme parks and close to the Orange County Convention Center. The hotel's unique decor mixes antlers and fake fur with pastels and palm trees, and adds elaborate chandeliers and original artwork throughout the hotel. Rooms have fairy tale-inspired carved headboards and marble bathrooms; executive rooms feature an additional 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 area surrounding the circular pool and hot tub is small but attractive, with a fountain and lush landscaping. The hotel's Poseidon spa has body, skin, and beauty treatments with ocean-derived ingredients, and massages can be arranged in room or in the garden. Breakfast and lunch are served at the bright and airy Garden Bistro, with dinner and drinks available in the Antlers Lounge. Though there's a parking fee, it’s possible to walk to many restaurants and attractions along International Drive, including the Orlando Eye Ferris wheel. From the Sky Terraces, guests have views of nightly fireworks and may spot another nearby castle, Hogwarts at Universal Studios.