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Coming to Orlando without a reservation isn't a good idea. But last-minute travel is on the rise, so if you do drop everything and go and you're looking for a basic room, you can try these chain properties. They're moderate or inexpensive in price and located in the budget motel corridors. All are relatively convenient to the attractions. While we can't vouch for them personally, their brand names generally mean reliability:

In Kissimmee:

  • Best Western Eastgate, 5565 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/396-0707, 800/528-1234, www.bestwestern.com)
  • Best Western Kissimmee, 2261 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/846-2221, 800/528-1234, www.bestwestern.com)
  • Comfort Suites Maingate Hotel, 7888 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/390-9888, 800/228-5150, www.hotelchoice.com)
  • Comfort Suites Resort Maingate East, 2775 Florida Plaza Blvd., Kissimmee (tel. 407/397-7848, 800/228-5150, www.hotelchoice.com)
  • Days Inn East of the Magic Kingdom, 5840 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/396-7969, 800/325-2525, www.daysinn.com)
  • Days Inn Maingate-West, 7980 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/997-1000, 800/325-2525, www.daysinn.com)
  • DoubleTree Maingate, 4787 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/397-0555, 800/222-TREE www.doubletree.com)
  • Howard Johnson Maingate West, 8660 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/396-4500, 800/654-2000, www.hojo.com)
  • Quality Suites Maingate East, 5876 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee (tel. 407/396-8040, 800/228-5151, www.hotelchoice.com)

In the International Drive Area:

  • Days Inn Convention Center/SeaWorld, 9990 International Dr., Orlando (tel. 407/352-8700, 800/325-2525, www.daysinn.com)
  • Days Inn East of Universal Studios, 5827 Caravan Court, Orlando (tel. 407/351-3800, 800/325-2525, www.daysinn.com)
  • Days Inn International Drive, 7200 International Dr., Orlando (tel. 407/351-1200, 800/325-2525, www.daysinn.com)
  • Holiday Inn Express International Drive, 6323 International Dr., Orlando (tel. 407/351-4430, 800/HOLIDAY, www.sixcontinentshotels.com)
  • Sheraton Studio City Hotel, 5905 International Dr., Orlando (tel. 407/351-2100, 800/325-3535, www.sheraton.com)
  • Travelodge International Drive, 5859 American Way, Orlando (tel. 407/345-8880, 800/255-3050, www.travelodge.com)

You also can try Central Reservation Service (tel. 407/740-6442; www.reservation-services.com) and Hotel Kingdom (tel. 877/766-6787; www.hotelkingdom.com)