A 2013 newcomer, it’s as sparkling clean and pristine, with a terrific location by the Orlando Eye, which you can walk to. Expect large rooms in yellows and oranges, outlets galore, and large counters and desks to spread out on. On the east, rooms face nothing but greenery. True, the elevators and breakfast buffet can get a tad overwhelmed in the mornings and you have to ask for a room with a mini-fridge or you may not get one, but overall, it’s a real find, as bright and as fresh as you could wish for an affordable hotel. Management cares, too; without knowing me, it phoned me 10 minutes after my check-in to ask how I was settling in. Hotwire can bring its rate into the $70s.
Fairfield Inn Orlando International Drive/Convention Center
8214 Universal Blvd., Orlando
Our Rating Neighborhood International Drive Area Phone 407/581-9001 Prices $94–$159 doubles Amenities Pool, free breakfast buffet, sundries shop, free Wi-Fi Units 160 units Web site Fairfield Inn Orlando International Drive/Convention Center Other Free parkingBook a Room Now