Looks like the kids have finally convinced you to embark on a trip to the most magical place on earth: Orlando! But hey, jokes aside, if you're gearing up for a family-filled, kid-packed adventure to explore the likes of Walt Disney and Universal Studios, you're probably on the lookout for the perfect accommodations to enhance your experience. And what better way to complement the warm Florida weather than by staying at one of the many hotels with water parks in Orlando?

We've handpicked our top 5 themed Orlando hotels with waterparks, considering factors like amenities, proximity to the parks, family-friendliness, and even some secluded opportunities for hardworking parents to unwind. Because let's face it, a family vacation should be fun for everyone, right?

So, get ready to splash into excitement and make unforgettable memories at these family resorts with water parks!

1.  Secluded Water Park Escape: JW Marriott Grande Lakes

JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando

For a more secluded stay we recommend the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes which is nestled on a lush 500-acre property, provides an exceptional experience with modern rooms, enticing dining options, and convenient access to central Florida attractions. 

The new Grande Lakes Water Park at JW Marriott offers an exciting blend of family fun and relaxation. From a lazy river winding through lush greenery to thrilling waterslides on the Headwaters Slide Tower, there's something for everyone to enjoy. One of our favorite things about the JW Marriott is that the amenities aren’t catered just to the kids but have the opportunity for parents to Indulge in luxury cabanas, world-class golf, rejuvenating spa treatments, and more.

Extra Amenities: Three high excitement water slides, lazy river, pool, and splash cove.
Proximity to Parks: 20-30 minute drive

2. Quick Access to the Parks: Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa

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If you're looking for the ultimate kid-friendly and action packed vacation stay, book a room at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa for your Orlando vacation! 

Conveniently located just a few miles from the theme parks, this kid friendly resort invites families of all ages to experience the finest in lavish hotels. The resort offers extra-large suites for families, while the Kids Club and Pirates Plunge Pool provide endless entertainment. With a range of onsite amenities including a full-service spa, fitness center, and complimentary shuttle service to the theme parks, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, a fan favorite for the families is the spectacular Pirates Plunge Pool, offering safe and exciting water play for kids of all ages. From shooting water cannons to a thrilling water slide through a wrecked Pirate Ship, the excitement never ends!

Extra Amenities: Pirate’s plunge splash pool, poolside bar, and full service spa

Proximity to Parks: Complimentary theme park shuttle service with direct transport

3. Family Fun Florida Water Park: Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa

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Not afraid of getting splashed? What about embarking on an unforgettable experience at Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa! This pirate-themed aquatic excitement of Treasure Cove Water Park, is the newest attraction boasting dual 30-foot waterslides, an epic 41,000-gallon wave pool, and the leisurely Castaway Creek Lazy River. While access to the water park is not included in all room deals, they offer exclusive discounts for all guests! If you’re seeking out some downtime, you can indulge in your favorite cocktail at Rikki Tiki Tavern, relax in a private cabana, or soak up the sun on the spacious sun deck. With seven pools and hot tubs to choose from, onsite food and beverage options, and accommodations ranging from cozy studios to spacious four-bedroom villas, Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa is the perfect choice to pair with your Orlando destination. 

Extra Amenities: Treasure Cove Water Park, lazy river, and wave pool.

Proximity to Parks: 5-10 minute drive

4. Home Away from Home: Floridays Resort

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A day in the parks is jam packed with memorable fun experiences, but can leave you feeling exhausted and craving the comfort of your own home. Well, at Floridays Resort Orlando each suite is   fully equipped with stocked kitchens, master bathroom's featuring a jacuzzi tub, fully furnished balcony, and living and dining common spaces. While your enjoying the resort you can dive into the luxurious pool, splash around in the children's area, or build sandcastles at the sandy beaches. 

The best part?  You can bring your furry friends along for the fun! Experience unforgettable moments at Floridays Resort Orlando - where fun and comfort come together.

Extra Amenities: Zero entry pool, sandy beach area, jacuzzi hot tub, and multiple bedroom suite rooms. 

Proximity to Parks: Complimentary theme park shuttle service with direct transport

5. Endless Fun: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

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The fun doesn’t have to stop after the parks, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort you’ll have the ultimate family-friendly vacation. With a lagoon-style pool and campfire movie nights, it's perfect for family adventures. Indulge in dining at three on-site restaurants or enjoy creative sushi rolls at LakeHouse. Tee off at the award-winning golf course, take a pedal boat out onto the lake, or unwind at the full-service spa. Don't miss the 800,000-gallon resort pool, featuring waterfalls and caves for endless fun. You and your family will never be short on things to do!

Extra Amenities: Lagoon-style pool, rock climbing, lake activities, golf course, spa, and campfire sites

Proximity to Parks: 10-15 minute drive


Ready to begin your family fun Florida vacation?

You're just a step away from locking in an unforgettable adventure for your kids! Kudos to you for making this trip extra special. If you're aiming to elevate the experience, consider booking all your flights, hotel stays, and theme park tickets as a personalized gift. By booking using Experiencegift your family can choose what dates and where they want to stay together! Don't forget to pack sunscreen and plenty of space for making cherished memories that will last a lifetime. It's time to embark on an epic journey filled with fun, laughter, and endless joy at one of the best family hotels in Florida (bonus points if it has a waterpark)!