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Hotels in Orlando near Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center Introduction

Southwest of downtown Orlando, the Orange County Convention Center is the largest convention center in Florida, and the second largest in the United States. The 7 million-square-foot complex was opened in 1983, and is made up of 2 connected buildings featuring 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space, a theater, and meeting rooms, as well as 3 restaurants, numerous food courts, and a high-end hotel. The venue hosts conventions for a wide variety of industries every year. The area immediately around the convention center features a number of hotels, casual restaurants, and fast food eateries.

Hotels near Orange County Convention Center

There's a wide range of lodging options near the Orange County Convention Center. The nearest properties are multi-bedroom condos and townhouses, many of which have minimum stay requirements. There are numerous mid-range and budget-friendly hotels in the area. Nearly all feature outdoor pools, and some include restaurants. There are also several resort-style properties that cater to families visiting the Disney parks. Most offer amenities such as multiple pools, spas, or tennis courts. If you want to avoid crowds and high hotel prices, try to avoid weekends or spring break time. Room availability may be limited during major conventions.

Where to stay near Orange County Convention Center

Just east of the convention center is a cluster of condo and townhouse vacation rentals, set in a primary residential area with a handful of fast food eateries, a pharmacy, and a grocery store. North of the convention center is the Sand Lake neighborhood, centered around Sand Lake Road and International Drive. Known as Orlando's restaurant row, the area is rich in upscale restaurants, casual eateries, and nightlife spots. About 7 miles away off I-4 is Lake Buena Vista, an area popular with vacationing families for its close proximity to the Disney parks.

Things to see near Orange County Convention Center

SeaWorld Orlando is 2.7 miles from the Orange County Convention Center. The popular dining and nightlife district of Sand Lake is a 10-minute drive north of the convention center. Just north of Sand Lake are the Universal Orlando and Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks. The popular Disney parks, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom, are a 20-30 minute drive from the convention center. Downtown Orlando can be reached in 25 minutes by car, and features a number of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, as well as art galleries, and live music venues.

How to get to Orange County Convention Center

The Orange County Convention Center is easy to reach from all areas of Orlando, as well as from other parts of the country. Orlando International Airport is 13.4 miles from the convention center, while Orlando Executive Airport is a 33-minute drive away. Amtrak runs trains to Orlando Station in downtown. Public transportation is available throughout the greater Orlando area, with bus and trolley stops near the convention center. Several major highways, including I-4, connect Orange County Convention Center to other parts of the city and state. You many want to get a rental car if you're not from the area.

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