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Beachfront Hotels Driveable from Orlando

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Summertime is quickly approaching!  Can you believe there are only two more weeks of school?  Time to get ready for some fun family time on the waves and in the sun.  These kid friendly hotels driveable from Orlando will give you the quick getaway your family desperately needs or the road trip you’ve been waiting for.  Explore new territories or stay close to home this list has it all.  

*Please remember that some activities, amenities, and dining may still be closed due to Covid.  If you have any questions, please contact the hotel directly.

Beachfront Hotels Driveable from Orlando

Here are 10 beachfront hotels that are driveable from Orlando. The closest hotels are only an hour away, that would be great for a weekend getaway, but we have also included options that are up to six hours away, which would be perfect for a weeklong vacation.

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Beachfront Hotels 1 Hour From Orlando

Club Wyndham Ocean Walk

Club Wyndham Ocean Walk located in Daytona Beach is an ideal family vacation destination.  Choose from studio hotel rooms, 3 bedroom condos, the penthouse suite, and everything in between. Each room comes with a kitchenette or full kitchen.  The hotel has a pool, lazy river, water slide, a children’s pool and indoor pools, along with a game room.  Activities include volleyball, miniature golf, billiard table, arcade, and video rentals.  You’re also located right on Ocean Walk, so you can enjoy live music from your room, or take a walk for dinner down to the pier.   

Location: 300 N Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
Phone: (386)323-4800

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The Shores Resort and Spa 

The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach offers an upscale resort experience.  With room choices with Oceanfront, Coastal, and Sunset view options, guests will get the views they love.  The Shores Resort and Spa has built relationships with local businesses in their area so that you can enjoy your stay even more.  This includes activities like surf school, jeep rentals, and a nearby golf course.  As well as complementary daily Yoga on the Ocean Terrace.  You can also enjoy their fire pits with free Shores Smores Kits, the pool, hot tub, and kiddie pool. 

*Florida and Georgia Residents receive a discount on their stay
*Pet Friendly rooms available.

Location:  2637 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
Phone: (386) 767-7350

If you are looking for fun activities at a discount price this summer, check out the Orlando Sightseeing Pass. It’s great for both Orlando residents and visitors.

Beachfront Hotels 2 Hours From Orlando


Sirata in St. Petersburg has a variety of room options, from your standard room, to a studio, to a 1 bedroom suite.  Some rooms come with bunk beds, a kitchenette, a lanai, or a balcony. The property is complete with 2 pools, a kids splash area, beach volleyball, beach and pool cabana rentals, a playground, cornhole, ping pong, and a jam packed daily activities calendar. Guests can also enjoy a discount for water activities such as parasailing, sunset cruises, and paddleboarding.  

*Florida Residents receive a discount.
*Pet Friendly rooms available.

Location: 5300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone:   (727) 363-5100

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Petersburg offers a great retreat for your family vacation.  Staying at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort also gives you access to The Rumfish Beach Resort amenities including pools, restaurants, and unlimited rides on their Surf WipeOut!  Cabana’s on the beach come with your stay as well as endless rides on their 3 story tall High Tide Slide.  Enjoy poolside movie nights, on site restaurants, hammocks, water sports, cornhole, beach bocce ball, tennis courts, paddle boats to explore their on property waterway, and a host of daily activities.  There are also water sport rentals available, and onsite dining options.  

*Florida and Georgia Resident discounts.
*Pet Friendly rooms available.

Location: 5500 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (800) 249-1667

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort 

From your standard rooms to studio suites, and multiple view choices Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater has great options.  Play outside all day with options like their pool, playground, beach volleyball, soccer balls, and tennis courts.  Onsite dining options are available.  Beach chairs, umbrella’s, and cabana’s are available to rent on the beach.  This hotel is away from the hustle and bustle of Clearwater, but it’s just a short drive over the bridge if you want to go out to dinner or experience Clearwater. 

Location: 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 595-1611

Disney Vero Beach

Let’s face it, nothing says kid friendly like Disney!  Disney’s Vero Beach Resort combines the magic of Disney with beachfront property.  With rooms that range from standard studio to 2 bedroom villa, guests are sure to find the right fit for their next family vacation.  Enjoy their mickey shaped pool with slide, and their Tiger Lily Wet Play area for a break from the beach.  This property has ample opportunity for outdoor fun including a basketball court, volleyball, bocce ball, miniature golf, fishing lessons, archery, watersport rentals, and so much more.  Use this time to have some fun and get educated on wildlife too, on their Sea Turtle Conservations Outing.  Rainy afternoons are no problem either, escape to one of their activities located in the community hall or rent a dvd for some time in your room.  

Location: 9250 Island Grove Terrace, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone:(407) 939-5277 

You won’t want to forget these items when visiting a beach hotel with the kids

Bkids Sunscreen – This is our favorite sunscreen to use on the kids. They now have a new spray option.
Beach Toys – My son could happily play in the sand for hours with his beach toys.
Beach Tent – Getting a beach tent was a game changer for us. Having some shade and a non-sandy place to eat lunch is great.
Aqua Socks/Water Shoes – These aqua socks are great for running around the beach on going on water slides.
Puddle Jumper Floaties – We had these for both of our kids and we loved them. It gave them some independence in the water, but kept them safe.

Beachfront Hotels 3-4 Hours From Orlando

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simon’s Island in Georgia is an interesting piece of history.  With options varying from standard rooms, to deluxe, premium, and even house rentals, choosing what fits guests needs is easy.

Enjoy the beach, golf, and tennis courts on site.  Nearby family activities include paddleboard, kayak, sailboat, boogie board, and cycle rentals.  Enjoy ghost tours, trolley tours, nature programs, and local parks and biking trails as well. 

Location: 201 Arnold Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-3631

Margaritaville Beach Resort

Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fl.  Margaritaville never disappoints when it comes to family fun and adventure. Families can enjoy 2 pools with water slide, and their FlowRider Double for surfing.  An adults only pool is located on their rooftop. Pickup a Paddleboard at their 5 o’clock somewhere bar and head out for your own adventure.  Margaritaville is located on Hollywood’s Broadwalk (yes broadwalk, not boardwalk)  where you can find plenty of fun activities like cycling, rollerblading, and biking.  Bicycles are available free of charge from the hotel.  You can also rent a beach cruiser to explore the sandy beaches of Hollywood.

Location: 1111 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
Phone: (954) 874-4444   

Beachfront Hotels 4-6 Hours From Orlando

Hotel Tybee

Hotel Tybee on Tybee Island in Georgia is the perfect place for families to unwind.  Enjoy local activities such as water sports, the fishing pier, the lighthouse, and Fort Pulaski.  The location is also perfect for exploring nearby Savannah.

Location: 1401 Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone: (912) 786-777

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village 

Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village offers premier vacation rentals.  From a 1 Bedroom 1 Bath with Kitchenette to their 4 bedroom 4 bathroom suite, there are several options to fit guests’ needs. Guests enjoy a short ferry boat ride to Emerald Grande’s private beach and with complimentary beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.  HarborWalk Village is just steps away with shopping, dining, watersports rentals, kids activities, an escape room, laser tag, rock climbing, a zipline, and so much more.  

Location: 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (844) 651-9124

by Abby O’Connor

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