Curvy-walled and cloistered, this 240-room hotel arrived on the scene in 2008 (as the Mona Lisa—her grinning image still greets guests in the lobby) and remains a peaceful, well-kept secret. Fittings are top-notch and modern, with fully equipped kitchens including full-size fridges plus dishwashers. Units also have a little patio, with a queen-size pullout to sleep more people. Protected by the hotel’s four curving buildings, a perfectly round vanishing-edge pool ringed with funky red pyramid umbrellas recalls South Beach style, lending the sensation of an upscale resort, so it’s not the best choice for rambunctious kids. Getting a pool view adds about $20. The location beside the jungle of U.S. 192 very near Disney is prime, but not a lot of people seem to know about it. The best prices are through its own website.
Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration
225 Celebration Place, Celebration
Our Rating Neighborhood Kissimmee Phone 888/956-3542 Prices $120–$219 1-bedroom suite sleeping 4, 2-bedroom suites sleeping 8 $30 more, $219–$269 family suite sleeping 8. $15-a-day resort fee Amenities Pool, restaurant, park shuttles, shuttles to Celebration village, bottled water, free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi Units 240 units Web site Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration Other Free parkingBook a Room Now