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Hotels in Orlando near Amway Center

Amway Center Introduction

You can catch a basketball game at the Amway Center, home of NBA's Orlando Magic basketball team in Orlando, Florida. Originally called the Orlando Events Center, this modern indoor stadium opened in 2010 and has been the home court of the premier Orlando Magic team since. The 20,000-seat stadium also hosts ice hockey events, arena football and concerts. It's in a prime spot a few blocks west of Downtown's vibrant Central Boulevard, where you'll find lively sports bars, nightclubs and stylish restaurants. It's also a 12-minute walk from Downtown Orlando City Hall and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Hotels near Amway Center

There are several hotels within a few blocks of the Amway Center, mostly in the mid-range to upmarket category. These 3-star and 4-star properties feature outdoor pools or full service spas, rooftop terraces, as well as swish restaurants and lounge bars. More affordable mid-range options are a mile or so away, and many have outdoor pools and fitness centres, plus free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast. Orlando is busiest during the balmy summer months, and at Christmas, when room prices are at their highest. For the best hotel bargains visit in January, February or April, when the weather is still warm.

Where to stay near Amway Center

The Amway Center is in Downtown Orlando, close to the historic Church Street District. The area is famous for its buzzing nightlife, top-notch bars and restaurants, and lively entertainment scene, and attracts a young crowd. Thornton Park is a 25-minute walk east of the Amway Center, the other side of Lake Eola Park, and has a laid-back European atmosphere. It's renowned for its independent shops and eateries, and attracts an affluent crowd. For budget accommodation head 3 or 4 miles south of the center, where you'll find roadside inns and motels, and the Holy Land Experience, a bible-themed amusement park.

Things to see near Amway Center

A 4-minute walk from the Amway Center is the historic Church Street Station, a former train depot-turned-entertainment and retail center. Take in a show or ballet performance at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Theater, which is a 12-minute stroll away. Or head 3 miles northeast of Downtown for the Orlando Science Center, and the Orlando Museum of Art for work by contemporary Floridian artists. Orlando is regarded as the theme park capital of the world. The big hitters, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort® lie 8 miles and 17 miles respectively, southwest of Downtown.

How to get to Amway Center

The Amway Center is easy to reach from all areas of Orlando. It's situated just off I-4, the main interstate through the city. It's 4 minutes' walk from the modern Church Street station, for the SunRail suburban train line, and 1.1 miles from Orlando Station for Amtrak services to the rest of Florida and New York City. Downtown Orlando is easy to explore on foot; you can also hop on the LYMMO, a free bus service which stops at most city attractions, including the Amway Center and City Hall. Orlando International Airport is 13 miles southeast of Downtown.

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