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Florida: Travel Directory - Hotels & Resorts

Relax and Play in Some of Florida's Most Luxurious Hotels

Amelia Island
Amelia Island Plantation is Florida's premier AAA-Four Diamond destination island resort in perfect harmony with nature. The 1350 acre property overlooks the blue water of  the Atlantic on the east and the green marshland and Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Three 18-hole championship golf courses, 23 clay tennis courts, a Health and Fitness center, award-winning Youth Programs, a variety of fine shops and an excellent choice of dining options are among the many activities offered at Amelia Island Plantation. ameliaislandplantation.com

Ritz-Carlton Resort -- One of the only 18 hotels in the country to have received two AAA Five Diamond awards - one for the resort and one for its fine dining restaurant - the resort also offers a spectacular on-premise, 18-hole PGA championship golf course and a nine-court oceanside tennis complex. A Day Spa, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools with whirlpools, three restaurants, and three cocktail lounges complete the experience, ensuring even your unexpressed wishes and needs are fulfilled. ritzcarlton.com

Aventura
As magnificent as the 300 tropical acres beyond your balcony, the private realm of Turnberry Isle Resort & Club's guest rooms is a destination in itself. The connoisseurs at the Zagat Guide call these "The best rooms in the South." Here, every detail has been considered: the cut of every flower, the comfort of each brocade, the subtle scent of every soap. While luxuriating in the warmth of your whirlpool tub, you may choose to keep abreast of the outside world via your bath's color television or a selection of newspapers from around the globe. www.turnberryisle.com

Bal Harbour
The Sea View Hotel is located in prestigious Bal Harbour, equidistant from Miami International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport, directly across from the world renown Bal Harbour Shops. The Sea View is a deluxe European style, full service beachfront hotel featuring 220 spacious, newly renovated designer appointed guest rooms with views of the Atlantic Ocean of Biscayne Bay. All rooms have data port connections. Some rooms have balconies with private terraces, with spectacular view of the ocean.www.seaview-hotel.com

The Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort is a 659-room deluxe four-diamond resort nestled on ten acres of tropical gardens and sandy beaches midway between Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. Guests may enjoy lagoon-style pool featuring jacuzzis and a waterslide, or try windsurfing, waverunning, or parasailing in the ocean. Also offered are a full-service spa, fitness center, and Kid's Club and High Speed Internet Access in select guest and meeting rooms. Directly across the street are the famous Bal Harbour Shops, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Ferragamo and other designer stores. The world-famous South Beach Art Deco District and Lincoln Road are just minutes away. sheratonbalharbourresort.com                                     

Cape Haze
Located on the state's Gulf shore, Palm Island Resort offers multi-room villas featuring fully equipped kitchens and a world of island relaxation. [Read review]


Crystal River

Located on the banks of the pristine Crystal River, the Plantation Inn and Golf Resort offers 143 rooms, including 12 villas and five condominiums along with nine meeting rooms totaling over 8,000 square feet. Amenities at this 232-acre resort are numerous, and include fine dining, golf, tennis, 96,000 gallon swimming pool with sundeck, dive shop, and boat rentals. plantationinn.com

The Plaza Resort and Spa

Daytona Beach
Plaza Resort & Spa - Stretch out in our elegant, spacious accommodations, and enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Experience true relaxation at our Ocean Waters Spa, the only full-service European-style spa in Central Florida. www.plazaresortandspa.com

The Shores Resort Lobby

The Shores Resort and Spa is close to all of the excitement that Daytona Beach has to offer, but it can also be a hideaway of serenity. Daytona’s only AAA Four-Diamond luxury beachfront hotel is located on The Shores barrier island just a short distance south of the Daytona Beach tourist scene and the famed Daytona Speedway.
[Read Review]

Pink Shell Beach Resort in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Beach
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa - A Four-star resort situated on 1,500 feet of sugary white sand at the tip of Estero Island. Pink Shell is the premier choice of Fort Myers hotels. www.pinkshell.com

GullWing Beach Resort
is located on the quiet south end of Estero Island on the finest sugar white beaches in the world. Elegantly appointed one, two and three bedroom suites with private balconies, Jacuzzis, heated pool, tennis court, outdoor spa, BBQ area, fitness room, conference center, and activities programs. With a shimmering Gulf of Mexico as its backdrop, GullWing is the place to meet every need. www.gullwingfl.com

Ft. Lauderdale 
The
Costa Del Sol is a relaxing beachfront vacation. Located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, this first-class resort will make your vacation a winner with suites directly on the ocean by the pool. Amenities include a large heated swimming pool adjacent to the beach, a sundeck and garden area, jacuzzi, sauna and huge outdoor gas grill where you can gather for a beachside barbecue after a day in the surf. www.costadel.com

Fort Lauderdale's premier oceanfront resort is comfortably nestled on the largest private beach in the city's exclusive Harbor Beach area. Lago Mar Resort & Club offers 212 oversized guest rooms and spacious suites influenced equally by the Mediterranean and Key West. The result is a beautifully appointed, luxurious ambience in which your comfort is our paramount concern. www.lagomar.com

The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel is a 233-room boutique hotel that features an island colonial decor that offers elegant, deluxe guest rooms equipped with down comforters, mini-bars, robes, 2-line telephones, data ports, voice mail, iron and ironing board, and in-room coffee makers. The hotel amenities also include room service, restaurant, swimming pool with lap lane, fitness center, whirlpool, concierge, valet parking/covered parking garage, and business center. The hotel also features over 9,000 square feet of flexible function/meeting space. marriott.com

The totally original Tropi Rock Resort is no ordinary Fort Lauderdale beach hotel. The Tropi Rock Resort offers a varied selection of accommodations. The bright colors in all rooms are reminiscent of the tropical flowers blooming outside them. The resort also has its own tennis courts, exercise studio, lush tropical gardens featuring a two-story waterfall and flower framed freshwater swimming pool. www.tropirock.com

Hollywood
The 998-room Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is a sight to behold, rising 39 stories above the Atlantic Ocean. Its bold architecture, comprised of art deco curves and lines, recalls the hotel's illustrious past. Ideally situated between two international airports and the top two passenger ports-of-call, once inside, you'll marvel at the lobby's soaring 60-foot atrium ceiling of glass, unlike anything else in the Southeast. Also, enjoy a 240-ft. lagoon pool, a glorious full-service Spa, an 18-hole golf course and a 10-clay court Tennis Center. www.starwood.com

Homosassa
Located on the banks of the Homosassa River in Citrus County, the Homosassa Riverside Resort has everything from standard rooms to kitchenettes with fully equipped kitchens. Relax by the swimming pool, on the docks by the river, or enjoy a stroll through the 9 acres of natural beauty.
homosassariverside.com

Jacksonville
The Adam's Mark Jacksonville is the premiere meeting and convention facility in Northeast Florida. You'll find the warmth and charm of the grand hotels combined with the comfort and efficiency of the most modern accommodations. All rooms feature two-line speaker phones with data ports and voice mail, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, large work desk, in-room movies, room service, alarm radio, individual climate control, express checkout and more. www.adamsmark.com/jacksonville/guest.asp

Key Biscayne
Sonesta Beach Resort

Key Biscayne is a wonderful find. It's more relaxed, more residential, more like the quiet getaway I wanted after a high-powered week in Miami. There's Crandon Park, a public beach with beautiful gardens where once I saw a procession of wild turkeys walk by like heads of state. But mostly, there's the beach, and the Sonesta is perched right on it. I'd heard about the Sonesta for years and I was so excited to finally go. [Read review] 

Key West
Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa
Located waterfront along the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of historic Old Town Key West, Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa features 142 guest rooms, 4,700 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants and lounges and a full-service spa. Also, the resort just underwent $4.5 million in renovations.  www.pierhouse.com

Kissimmee
Gaylord Palms Resort
One of three Gaylord Properties located in the U.S., (the newest property, The Gaylord Texan opened April 2, 2004) the Gaylord Palms Resort was constructed to offer the finest accommodations and services available, while providing a resort experience that is second to none. In fact, the exquisite amenities located at the Gaylord Palms may have you questioning whether or not a trip to Disney World is even necessary. Email:floridainfo@gaylordhotels.com
[Read Review]

Miami 
Biltmore Hotel
Biltmore Hotel
A place of elegance, beauty, and calm, the Biltmore is a luxury golf and spa resort located in the elegant Coral Gables area of Miami.www.biltmorehotel.com


Doral Golf Resort

Surrounded by green fairways and shimmering water, Doral Golf Resort and Spa is an oasis of luxury in the South Florida sun. The guest rooms and suites are situated in intimate lodges near the main clubhouse, and reflect the colors, beauty, and ambiance of South Florida's natural landscape. The nationally-acclaimed chefs at Doral apply their culinary artistry at a variety of restaurants and lounges, for intimate in-room dining as well as large group banquets.  www.doralresort.com

The Mandarin Oriental Miami
The Mandarin Oriental Miami has deluxe guestrooms and suites which evoke a serene, residential feel and provide spectacular views from each guestroom balcony or terrace of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay or the Miami skyline.  They feature high ceilings, a comfortable sitting area and desk, opulent Spanish marble bathrooms with separate tub and shower, and a host of special amenities and personal touches. www.mandarinoriental.com

Shelborne Beach Resort
Conveniently located in Miami Beach's historic Art Deco District, the Shelborne Beach Resort offers luxurious accommodations to suit any needs. From affordably priced, yet lavishly appointed guestrooms, to sprawling townhomes, the Shelborne's accommodations are designed to exceed expectations. The hotel is 2 blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center and just minutes within downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. www.shelborne.com

Sonesta Beach Resort

I stayed at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort in Sunny Isles, just north of Miami Beach. I needed a high-speed Internet connection, a place to meet clients, room to work, serious air conditioning. I also needed a beach, spa, and lavish swimming pool with a waterfall in it. Really. I needed these things. And as soon as I walked through the automatic doors, I knew I had found them. [Read Review]

Sonesta Hotel and Suites Coconut Grove
Located in Miami's fashionable Coconut Grove neighborhood, the all-new Sonesta Hotel and Suites Coconut Grove offers beautiful views, lush rooms and more. [Read Review]

 

Naples
The Edgewater Hotel
is the only all-suite hotel on the Naples beach, featuring 126 luxury suites, a flower-filled tropical courtyard and heated pool. All rooms are sunlit, spacious and appointed with wicker. Guests have access to an on-site health club. www.edgewaternaples.com

Orlando
Shores Resort

Lowes Royal Pacific Resort is a AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel, which is home to the renowned Emeril Laggas’s Tchoup Chop restaurant, guarantees the fun and adventure of a tropical escape—but, with all the comforts and conveniences of home. [Read Review] Please note that the Lowes Royal Pacific Resort review is on the same page as the The Shores Resorts review so when you arrive at this page please scroll down to find the review on Lowes Royal Pacific Resort. Thank you.


Disney's Saratoga Springs The sun sinks behind the landscape that is Saratoga Springs… Florida. Modeled after the city of the same name in quiet, upstate New York, this Walt Disney World Resort and Spa is a sweeping grounds complete with colorfully painted Victorian buildings spread over rolling, green hills. [Read Review]

Disney's Animal Kingdom Opened in the spring of 2001, Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of ten deluxe resorts found at Walt Disney World. The African adventure starts from the moment you arrive. Turning into the driveway, tall, lush foliage masks the awaiting journey, as if challenging you to find the resort from the main entrance. [Read Review]

Peabody Orlando Hotel The Peabody Orlando is afour-star, four-diamond hotel. It also boasts the only four-star rated restaurant in Orlando, named, (what else) the Dux. A member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts Group, the 27 story Peabody Orlando graces the Florida skyline offering 891 rooms, 58 suites and 57,000 sq. ft of meeting space. [Read Review]

Sheraton Studio City Hotel The Sheraton Studio City Hotel offers a little bit of Hollywood in a town that is best known for its varied entertainment. A throw back to a time of glamour and glitz, it's reminiscent of an era when the cars were large and the egos were even bigger. The hotel offers guests a full compliment of services and a fun environment, I highly recommend you take advantage of the tinsel town flavor the next time you visit Orlando. [Read review]

Located on Orlando's prestigious International Drive, the Doubletree Castle Hotel is an attraction in itself. Towering spires, exquisite works of rare European art, authentic Renaissance era music, and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies are perks for all guests. The Doubletree Castle's accommodations include 216 rooms. All rooms and junior suites feature: electronic key system, two queen-size, premium quality beds, three phones with voice mail and data port, electronic safe, coffeemaker, and refrigerator, hair dryer, makeup mirror, iron and ironing board.  [Read Review]

The Grosvenor Resort is located on 13 beautifully landscaped lakeside acres featuring Disney Surprise Mornings, Disney Character breakfasts three times per week, complimentary Disney shuttle, heated swimming pools, and more. They also take great pride in their ability to professionally accommodate and serve a 10 to 1,200 guest event. They plan for every detail from coffee breaks to elegant dining. www.grosvenorresort.com

 
Holiday Inn Family Suites Resort Lake Buena Vista. Located just minutes from Disney World and the Orange County Convention Center, the Holiday Inn Family Suites Resort Lake Buena Vista has a little something for everyone in the family. A fun bedroom for the kids or a small theater room for the whole family to enjoy or a romantic suite for grown-ups and of course, a classic suite tailored for businesspeople. With 800 suites in several unique layout and an array of amenities, the hotel is a hit with traveling families. www.hifamilysuites.com

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Palm Beach  
The Chesterfield is a luxury boutique property that has a long-standing policy that specifically addresses safety concerns for traveling women. For example, women are never allocated ground-floor rooms nor rooms with adjoining doors, women dining alone receive the same courteous treatment and seating accommodations as all restaurant patrons and room numbers are never announced at the hotel nor on the telephone. Rooms include the following (and more): padded hangers for sweaters, blouses and skirt hangers, small fragrant fresh flower arrangements and modem points. Get more information at www.redcarnationhotels.com

Palm Coast
Palm Coast Golf Resort is located on more than 700 acres in Northeast Florida, just a short drive from historic St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. On these 700 acres you'll find 90 holes of championship golf on five courses created by the game's greatest designers and players, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Palm Coast Golf Resort also offers excellent banquet and conference facilities; fine dining, and 154 spacious guest rooms and suites at the Resort Hotel. palmcoastresort.com

Safety Harbor

Guests have been enjoying the curative mineral waters and tranquil waterfront location on Tampa Bay for over 50 years. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, one of America’s oldest and finest spa resorts, was recognized as a historical landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1964, and a Florida Heritage Landmark in 1998. The resort offers 193 well appointed superior and deluxe rooms, most with spectacular views of sweeping lawns and the sparkling Tampa Bay. All rooms include dataports, hairdryer, TV, air-conditioning, two telephones and a daily carafe of mineral water, while deluxe rooms offer a balcony and separate dressing area. www.safetyharborspa.com

Steinhatchee
The Steinhatchee Landing Resort is located near the banks of the Steinhatchee River, a short distance from where the river meets the Gulf of Mexico. The resort offers 30 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom Victorian cottages, which are furnished with amenities like dishwashers, fully-equipped kitchens, washers/dryers, TVs, VCRs and stereo systems. steinhatcheelanding.com

St. Petersburg
The Don CeSar Beach Resort & Spa is located on the island of St. Pete Beach, on the Gulf of Mexico. The resort features 277 newly renovated guestrooms including 2 penthouses and 50 suites. 70 one bedroom condominium style suites are located at The Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar. The Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar is located one half mile north of the Main Resort and complimentary shuttle transportation is provided between the Main Resort and the Beach House Suites. With more than 38,305 sq. ft. of meeting space, The Don CeSar has everything from extravagant grand ballrooms to seaside terraces for your next meeting or event. don-cesar.com

The Peninsula Inn and Spa is a fully licensed boutique, historic inn feature fine and casual dining and complementary amenities such as a spa and fuction facilities for intimate gatherings. innspa.net

The showplace of St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront, the 360-room Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club recalls the style and glamour of another era. Overlooking sparkling Tampa Bay and surrounded by lush grounds, this opulent resort has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The property's grand furnishings and vintage architectural detail surround guests in elegance. The property is the only luxury resort on Florida's West Coast with the combination of a private marina, 18-hole golf course, and 12-court tennis complex. marriott.com

Set upon acres of sugary white beaches, the TradeWinds Island Resorts are a collection of three beachfront resorts – the Island Grand, Sirata Beach Resort and Sandpiper Hotel & Suites offering limitless recreation, sumptuous dining and exclusive golf privileges at one of the area’s private country clubs. tradewindsresort.com

Florida Budget Hotels - Discount Lodging
Discounted hotels near Disneyworld and Universal Studios. Budget accommodations for Orlando, Kissimmee and Central Florida areas.

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