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Best Places To Stay In Orlando With A Family – An Affordable Option!

If you are like me, you don’t like spending more money than you have to but you still like to have all the best amenities when you travel. I’m what you would call a “budget luxury” traveler (my own term). Case in point, Orlando. On our recent vacation, we were looking for the best places to stay in Orlando with a family that would allow us the freedom of space, yet wouldn’t cost me my child’s college education fund. 

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So Many Options – What To Pick?!

It’s true, Orlando is tourist central and there are a TON of options for where you can stay. If you are traveling specifically to go to Disney, I wrote a post a while back about deciding whether to stay on-site or off-site at Disney (check it out, there is really good info for you). 

If you are not in Orlando just for the sake of Disney, you are going to want to pick a resort that can offer your family the best bang for your buck. Our recent visit took us to Sea World, Universal Studios, Legoland, and Busch Gardens, so we needed a place we could really call home at the end of each busy day and just spread out to unwind. 

Choosing a Resort Villa

My family has been to Orlando quite often (we are from Wisconsin), my husband even used to work in the Disney College Program once upon a time, so we are quite familiar with many of the lodging options. The best places to stay in Orlando with a family always end up being resort villas. 

My Top Pick for a Budget Wise and Family Friendly Place to Stay 

The Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas was our villa of choice for our most recent stay, and to say that my expectations were met would be an understatement. 

A Few Amenities at Saratoga Resort Villas
  • Two and Three bedroom villas with private waterfront balconies
  • A loft area for additional lounging and sleeping
  • Supreme comfort – 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linen
  • Full kitchens to avoid dining out every night
  • A large TV in every room – everyone can unwind to their own show at the end of the day!
  • Elevated boardwalks and gazebos for scenic walking
  • Heated Swimming pool and hot tub, plus a fun playground for the kids
  • Game room, fitness center, and laundry facilities

I cannot speak highly enough about having enough space to spread out at the end of the day. We were a group of seven, with five children, and allowing each child to spread out and get some alone time at the end of some very busy days helped keep us all happy and sane. The loft area was a great bonus because it allowed my two daughters to escape from the other kids and relax with their own cartoons in their own space. 

I also walked the grounds early in the morning just to clear my head before a long day with kids. It was very peaceful and beautiful; a great way to start the day!


Beautiful & Luxurious Rooms



A Full Kitchen


Having a kitchen was also ideal for making a quick breakfast so we could be on the road and to our destination nice and early.  

Two Full Bathrooms

Being cooped up in any space, small or big, is no fun when you don’t have enough bathrooms to go around. With two full bathrooms, the Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas have you covered. One bathroom is off of one of the bedrooms and features a full shower.


The second bathroom is off the main living/loft area and has a full bathtub, which came in handy for our two youngest to take baths. 


Extra Perks

We also took full advantage of the laundry facilities. We were on an 11-day trip, so doing laundry was a must. And the kids were sure to take advantage of the swimming pool. We weren’t really there to swim, but they really wanted to use the pool so we made sure to make time to do so.


While we didn’t have a ton of time on our schedule, and it rained just about every day due to a Hurricane, there is a playground on site if your kids are looking to burn off some energy.


The Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort is one of the best places to stay in Orlando with a family, and we loved the time we spent there. If you are looking for an affordable option that offers all the luxurious comforts of some higher priced resorts, this is the place to stay. 

Book Your Dates Here ==> Best Western Premier Kissimmee

Have you thought about the best places to stay in orlando with a family?

What is your favorite thing to do in the Orlando area? Have you stayed at this resort before? Let us know your thoughts!




I was provided with a stay in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own. 




24 Responses to Best Places To Stay In Orlando With A Family – An Affordable Option!

  1. Jennifer Van Huss September 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    I haven’t been to Disney yet, but it is on my WISH LIST! This is a great alternative for my family of 5!! I love the amenities and the rooms look fabulous!

    • Jesica H September 26, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

      It is hard to find places to stay for larger families so this place would be really great for you! It was fabulous. 🙂

  2. Amanda Simkin September 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    We are contemplating a family trip to Orlando next year but are totally overwhelmed so this article is totally helpful for us. Will definitely reach out to you with more questions once we are firmly in the planning stage!
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    • Jesica H September 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

      Planning a trip is exciting, do let us know!

  3. Amber Killmon September 27, 2016 at 12:41 am #

    I love Orlando and am planning a trip soon. This looks like a great resort and I love how homey it looks.
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  4. Dogvills September 27, 2016 at 3:40 am #

    Your photos are amazing. Orlando is one of the places I dream of visiting one day. I will bookmark this for future reference.

  5. Nikki September 27, 2016 at 7:32 am #

    I’m there next year! I wish they have still option next year, I’m thankful that I found this.

  6. Nancy L. September 27, 2016 at 8:51 am #

    This looks like a great place to stay. Nice and quiet setting for when you want to relax and get away from the crowds at the parks. I will definitely look into staying here when we go in January!
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  7. Nancy @ whispered inspirations September 27, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    Great find! We have a place in Florida we go to every year called Championsgate. It’s a great place to stay. Fun, affordable and minutes from Disney World.

  8. Chubskulit Rose September 27, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Ut’s been a few years since we last visited Orlando. I really love our fun times there.
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  9. Christy Garrett September 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    We went to Disney a few years ago and hope to make it back sooner or later with my youngest. I really want to stay on property next time when we go. I think being close the hotel will be much easier on the entire family. I loved all the late night firework shows.

  10. Melissa Dixon September 27, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    That looks like a great place to stay! I would love to head out there for a vacation right now!
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  11. Kathy September 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    These sound like great places to stay. I’ve never been to Orlando before. I have always wanted to go though. I hope I can bring my girls someday.

  12. Eloise September 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I would LOVE to take the kids there some year, sounds like you found a little more affordable way to take that adventure, thanks for sharing : )
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  13. Christina Aliperti September 27, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    This is an amazing place. The rooms looks so beautiful and I love being able to cook in the room. Definitely perfect for a family vacay!

  14. jennifer September 27, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    there are so many nice hotels in orlando! this one looks like a great one, love the kitchen!

  15. Lynndee September 28, 2016 at 6:37 am #

    Thank you for all the tips! We’ve never been to Orlando yet, but it sure is on our bucket list. And that place looks like a great place to stay with the family.

  16. CourtneyLynne September 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Ooooo this looks like one fabulous place to stay!!!! I will have to keep this resort in mind next Disney trip!

  17. Terri Beavers September 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    When we go to Orlando, we stay at a Best Western. I love their service and cleanliness. My dad lives near Orlando so we go as often as possible.

  18. Claudia Krusch September 29, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    I love Orlando and loved that you gave people options to enjoy it affordably! Will share!
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  19. Marielle Altenor September 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    The few times I’ve been to Orlando, I was blessed enough to stay with relatives. If I were to travel now, though, I would have to look into affordable options for my family of 5.

  20. Jessica Simms September 29, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

    I’ve never been to Orlando but hope to one day visit the local parks there, this sounds like a great place to stay and would be perfect for my big family.

  21. Shaney Maharajs September 30, 2016 at 4:33 am #

    I just recently visited Orlando. I wish I came across this post earlier but I must say I absolutely love the city. Definitely, plan on going back there soon!

  22. Chrishelle Ebner September 30, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    The Best Western looks very family friendly. We are looking to take our grandson to Disney for the first time. I think I will be checking this resort out.
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