No matter what you hope to get out of your vacation, Florida can provide it. From city adventures to beach getaways to amusement parks and fantasy lands, Florida has any traveler covered. Below are five resort hotels around the state unique for their locations, amenities and/or affordability.
Tampa Airport Marriott
The Tampa Airport Marriott is all about convenience, but doesn’t skimp on style. Across the street from the main terminal building at Tampa International Airport, the Marriott is the best option for those embarking on an early morning flight or people who are travel-worn and just looking for the nearest place to rest their heads. This hotel is also very close to Tampa’s premier shopping location, International Mall, and fine dining area, Boyscout Boulevard. The hotel features an elevated outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant and cafe that serves Starbucks coffee, 24-hour room service and 22,000 square feet of meeting, event and banquet space.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is a hole-in-one for those hoping to hit the links, enjoy the beach or host a premier event. Hotel guests get privileged access to the TPC at Sawgrass, a world-class golf course that’s home to the annual Players Championship golf tournament and the PGA Tour’s headquarters. Anding a shuttle ride is all that stands between you and a picturesque dinner on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the hotel’s private beach club. Guests can rent rooms or one- and two-bedroom villas with balconies or patios and kitchenettes.
West Wind Inn
Want to stay at a resort on one of Florida’s most beautiful islands, but not give up the amenities of home? Look no further than the West Wind Inn on Florida’s famous Sanibel Island. Every room has a kitchenette, which includes a refrigerator, microwave, an oven with a stovetop and counter space. And those who can’t force themselves to unplug — or those who wish to stream a movie during a famous Florida afternoon rainstorms — will enjoy the complimentary wireless internet. Guests can lounge on the island’s white sand beaches or at the hotel’s swimming pool. Energetic visitors can rent bikes and ride the island’s bike paths. All that at one of the island’s most affordable hotels.
Dolphin Key Resort
Cape Coral is an oasis for the water lover. The city has more canal mileage than any other city in the world, making it perfect for the boater and fisherman alike. Plus, it’s proximity to Sanibel Island means you’re never far from a beach. On the edge of downtown, about three blocks from the main thoroughfare, sits Dolphin Key Resort. It’s one of the most affordable hotels in town, but doesn’t skimp on the features: rooms include granite countertops, smart TVs, and refrigerators, and guests have access to a fitness center. Their hotel also has a pool, garden, and in-house restaurant and bar.
South Seas Island Resort
The South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island is the perfect place for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. Book a room or a villa and enjoy premium amenities like a private marina, waterside balconies or patios, pools, tennis courts and 2.5 miles of private beaches. Plus, there are activities galore, including fishing, sailing, a fitness studio, yoga, an arcade and kids nights. The hotel is located near Sanibel, which is known for its luxury shopping and dining locations. It’s also a great place to host a wedding. Discounts are available for couples, families and Florida residents.
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