PHOTO: Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Most Tech-Friendly Hotels in Orlando

Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor | January 05, 2018

Because Orlando is home to so many conventions and business gatherings throughout the year, many hotels are savvy to the technical needs of guests, whether it be connectivity, smartphone apps, ordering by text, lots of plugs for charging devices, or TVs that can be connected to laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Orlando may not be quite up to robot-delivered room service yet, but hotels are rolling out even more high-tech opportunities, such as room controls and access through smartphone apps. Right now, very few hotels charge a daily fee for Wi-Fi (although many do charge a daily resort fee that covers amenities, including Wi-Fi).


Embassy Suites Orlando International Drive South Convention Center

Why it made the list

An eight-story atrium with palm trees and fountains lends an air of luxury to this moderately priced all-suites lodging. Suites feature two 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and a work desk with ergonomic chair; some suites are allergy-friendly. The business center offers free Wi-Fi, but the hotel charges a fee for in-room internet access.

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Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City

Why it made the list

In a clear bid for tech-savvy guests, the "living room" portion of the lobby at this high-rise hotel on the north end of I-Drive has a big-screen TV and free computer workstations, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Rooms feature ergonomic work chairs, large flat-screen TVs, and, best of all, you can see Hogwarts Castle from the upper floor rooms.

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Aloft Orlando Downtown

Why it made the list

In the heart of Downtown Orlando, the repurposed utilities building retained its mid-century terrazzo and concrete floors, 10-foot ceilings, innovative spaces and a very modern, urban feel that appeal to tech-savvy travelers. Guests may opt to go keyless as the Starwood chain offers check-in by smart phone app, which can open your door. Rooms have large flat screen TVs that can be connected to guest’s personal devices. Wi-Fi is free.

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Why it made the list

The Waldorf does a decent job of getting you connected. A smartphone app provides a button to unlock the room door, where guests find wired and wireless secured internet access; an HD-LCD TV with Blu-ray player; an alarm clock with Bluetooth speaker and USB outlets; and an ergonomic workstation with lots of outlets.

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Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center

Why it made the list

Three blocks from the Convention Center, this hotel is hooked into the 24/7 lifestyle. A computer touch screen in the lobby restaurant allows guests to order food at all hours (kitchen staff is always on duty) and a 24-hour fitness center is a great place to work off those midnight meals. Wi-Fi is truly free, as is the hot breakfast. Rooms have ergonomic work areas with computer access and 42-inch flat-panel HDTVs that allow guests to connect their smartphones or tablets.

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