Residence Inn Orlando at Seaworld

International Drive, Orlando

The hotel

Modern, bright, and close to the theme parks — the Residence Inn Orlando at Seaworld is just off I-4, meaning you’re not far from Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort and International Drive. But it’s not just about the location. You can have lunch (and a cocktail) poolside, shoot hoops on the sports court, have a barbecue, and chill by the fire pit when the sun goes down. Kids and big kids will love it here, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort

Where is it

On Westwood Boulevard, a 15-minute drive from Universal Orlando Resort and 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort. A 20-minute drive to International Drive for restaurants, bars, I-Drive 360 and malls. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

350 suites on 6 floors. All with air-conditioning, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, haridryer, iron and board, and a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, stove tops, microwave and dishwasher. Studio Suites are 441 sq ft and have 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, plus a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

1-Bedroom Suites are 504 sq ft and have a separate living area, with 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Castaway Bay Poolside Bar & Grill (open for lunch and dinner).

Outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Fitness centre. Sport court. Outdoor fire pit.

Convenience store. Local restaurant dinner delivery service*. Barbecue and picnic areas. Dry cleaning service*. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking $10 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome location, great value, amazing amenities at affordable price

Jun 4, 2020 KrishGR Cary, North Carolina

This hotel is a real hidden gem in Orlando. Every single one of the staff there was courteous and helpful to me. I had stayed at this hotel a few years ago and had some concerns but all of them were addressed and I have absolutely no complaints this time. The hotel is, as you might imagine, close to SeaWorld. That park is a lot of fun and… Read more
This hotel is a real hidden gem in Orlando. Every single one of the staff there was courteous and helpful to me. I had stayed at this hotel a few years ago and had some concerns but all of them were addressed and I have absolutely no complaints this time. The hotel is, as you might imagine, close to SeaWorld. That park is a lot of fun and underappreciated, I honestly enjoy the SeaWorld parks more than Disney and Universal, and you can usually find discounts for them and have much less drama/crowds to deal with. They have a complimentary bus at this hotel to take you to SeaWorld and Aquatica, and buses to Universal are also available. There is a travel/tour desk in the lobby staffed by very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful people, and they will help you get tickets to parks, tickets for the shuttle buses, restaurant reservations, etc. While this is a "SeaWorld" hotel, many guests there of course want to go to Disney World. I didn't have a car and I wanted to go to WDW one of the days I was there to see the new Star Wars ride so I had to get there very early, before the park opened to get in the virtual queue. I timed it and from the time I requested a Lyft in my room to the time I was dropped off at the main entrance of Disney's Hollywood Studios took almost exactly 16 minutes. If you have your own car you can easily be in a Disney parking lot in less than 10 minutes when there's no traffic. I mention this because you can stay at this hotel for less than the cost of a Disney value hotel, get many more amenities, collect Marriott points, free transportation to SeaWorld, be closer to Universal, etc., and at the same time be at Disney parks in less time than it takes many Disney hotel guests to get there. If you add the Lyft/Uber/taxi fares to the hotel costs per night it's still usually much less than a Disney value resort, and honestly a much better hotel too. If you stay on an upper floor on one of the sides facing the direction of WDW, you actually get a really good view of the Disney fireworks at night. This Residence Inn has one of the biggest and best maintained breakfast buffets of any Residence Inn I've ever stayed at, and some of the nicest staff. I hope that they are able to open it up again soon as that is a big part of the reason I like to stay at those hotels. For those coming with families, especially kids, there are great kitchens/kitchenettes in every room. Another advantage to these hotels is that if you eat out, you have somewhere to put your leftovers and to warm them up. Also, you have a large size refrigerator to put milk for kids, soda, adult beverages, etc. If you don't have a car there is a CVS just a few hundred feet away, and there is grocery ordering service available through the hotel so it's easy to fill it up. There are multiple restaurants within walking distances, great options available for delivery, and if you don't have a car the I-Drive trolley and other form of public transportation are very close by and convenient. The rooms and most of the common areas here were apparently recently refurbished as they were much nicer than my last stay. I was very satisfied. The pool and on site bar/food area are pretty good too, and perfect for an afternoon rest, lazy day, etc. Again for the price, location, amenities, etc., this hotel is a real gem. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay for a mini vacation to Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove

Mar 4, 2020 ryansox Chicago, Illinois

It's about what you would expect for a Residence Inn by Marriott. Free breakfast and decent sized rooms. As a platinum member we were able to get a room upgrade from a studio to a 1 bedroom which was nice. Kind of disappointed this hotel didn't participate in the "make a green choice" program. $12 for parking wasn't terrible since we had free… Read more
It's about what you would expect for a Residence Inn by Marriott. Free breakfast and decent sized rooms. As a platinum member we were able to get a room upgrade from a studio to a 1 bedroom which was nice. Kind of disappointed this hotel didn't participate in the "make a green choice" program. $12 for parking wasn't terrible since we had free parking at the parks. Read less
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Feb 28, 2020 Reba212 Buffalo, New York

Three of us were traveling on business arrived in Orlando at midnight on 2/25/2020 after a flight delay of over5 hours only to find the property we had rented had not been cleaned. We scrambled to find a place that had 3 rooms for the night -finally arriving at the Residence Inn at almost 2AM on 2/26. Kelly met us with a smile, was incredibly… Read more
Three of us were traveling on business arrived in Orlando at midnight on 2/25/2020 after a flight delay of over5 hours only to find the property we had rented had not been cleaned. We scrambled to find a place that had 3 rooms for the night -finally arriving at the Residence Inn at almost 2AM on 2/26. Kelly met us with a smile, was incredibly accommodating and empathetic. She did a wonderful job meeting our needs. She was absolutely wonderful!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect place to stay if visiting SeaWorld

Feb 17, 2020 RoadJunkie Fernandina Beach, Florida

We've stayed at this location before, but this time we were bringing our 3 granddaughters with plans to visit SeaWorld the next day and the new Sesame Street Land. We got a 2 BR unit which gave us 3 beds plus a sofa bed, so there was no issue with sleeping. The location is literally no more than 5 minutes from SeaWorld. A great bonus was learning… Read more
We've stayed at this location before, but this time we were bringing our 3 granddaughters with plans to visit SeaWorld the next day and the new Sesame Street Land. We got a 2 BR unit which gave us 3 beds plus a sofa bed, so there was no issue with sleeping. The location is literally no more than 5 minutes from SeaWorld. A great bonus was learning that the hotel provides guests with free Quick Queue for the park. My only negative was that in past years this place had one of the best breakfast buffets of any place we stayed, but this time it seems like they've really cut back on options. Our girls were really disappointed there was no bacon (only sausage), and the fruit options were very limited. But that did not override the overall convenience and experience. Will definitely use this place again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating New favorite Marriott property in Orlando area

Feb 16, 2020 sharksisterb South Florida, USA

This hotel feels more like a resort, with excellent staff, plenty of space to relax, comfortable rooms, easy parking, a gym, fire pit seating area, large pool, and a variety of options for breakfast. The location is convenient to Sea World, Disney World, outlet shopping, and a nearby hospital. From the parking area on the west side of the resort… Read more
This hotel feels more like a resort, with excellent staff, plenty of space to relax, comfortable rooms, easy parking, a gym, fire pit seating area, large pool, and a variety of options for breakfast. The location is convenient to Sea World, Disney World, outlet shopping, and a nearby hospital. From the parking area on the west side of the resort you can even see the nightly fireworks of the Magic Kingdom. Suites 1024 (accessible) and 1025 are the first rooms off the lobby (take a right turn after checking in at front desk) so are very close if you want to be near breakfast/lobby, but will have lots of folks passing by the room so might be noisier than other rooms. I have stayed at other Marriott properties nearby over the past fewyears: Courtyard, Towneplace Suites, another Residence Inn, etc., but this is my new favorite. Read less