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Despite a name that might have you expecting something corporate, Orlando just doesn’t have rooms this individual anymore. South of downtown, near highways that go everywhere, you’ll find a rare B&B, and rarer still, it preserves the feeling of Old Florida. There’s a reason local couples favor it for weddings: Under Spanish moss, this hideaway of calm preserves four homey buildings of varied historic styles. Top of the line is the city’s oldest documented house, 1883’s Norment Parry Inn, which believe it or not has the cheapest rates here because not everyone likes sleigh beds and claw-footed tubs; you’ll sleep in an elegant four-poster bed among Victorian-era European antiques. I. W. Phillips House recalls Key West because its wooden wrap-around verandah overlooks tropical plantings. Wellborn Suites is Art Deco, less elegant, but with kitchenettes. All rooms have TVs, phones, and private bathrooms.