In a bold move from kitsch to classy, this hotel was transformed from a pink and purple cartoon castle to a sophisticated refuge of white and silver, filled with art. The rooftop terrace offers views of Universal—and Hogwarts Castle—along with the nightly fireworks, and the 425-foot-tall Orlando Eye observation wheel and its dining-and-entertainment complex. The courtyard's round, heated swimming pool offers a serene escape from International Drive's frenzy. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and upscale bedding. Two restaurants, Café Tu Tu Tango and Vito's Chop House, are connected to the hotel by a walkway, and Pointe Orlando, a popular dining, entertainment, and shopping complex, is nearby.