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Busch Gardens Tampa: Where is a nice place to stay for adults & children that would be located possible on the outskirts of Orlando near Disney but heading in the direction of Tampa?

From A. Brock
Posted September 13, 2007 at 12:47 PM
I am planning a trip to Busch gardens and Disney World. I would like a nice but fun place to stay. Could you give some suggestions.


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From steve lee
Posted September 13, 2007 at 1:56 PM
Kissimmee. It's an hour plus drive to Tampa, but it's really the only option. There's not much of anything worth noting between Disney and Tampa, and you'll probably be spending a lot more time at WDW then you will in Tampa. Yeah, it's a crappy drive, but it's only going to be one day...

Now where exactly to stay is a whole 'nother matter. It kinda depends on what kind of hotel you're looking for. Irlo Bronson hotels range from fleatraps to pretty-nice. It all hinges on how much you're willing to spend for a hotel.

From Don Neal
Posted September 14, 2007 at 5:38 AM
We found an awesome condo by Disney's south gate in Kissimmee off Irlo Bronson for $500 for 7 nights in the off-season. We leave tomorrow! :) I just Google'd Orlando Vacation Homes and found a bunch of great deals.

From Karin S
Posted September 14, 2007 at 6:49 AM
There are a number of towns along the I-4 Corridor (the interstate which connects Tampa to the Orlando) which have nice places to stay, but aren't in the middle of tourist traps. We tend to stay at Hampton Inns - no matter where I've gone, their rooms are really nice and they offer a great continental breakfast. Check out places in Lakeland, Kissimmee (though that town is closer to Disney and is the epitome of "tourist trap"), Plant City. Good luck.

From Missy Renee
Posted September 14, 2007 at 7:50 AM
We always stay in a condo when we vacation in Florida, too. It really saves a lot on meals, because with the full kitchen we usually eat breakfast and dinner at the condo. We have a light lunch at whatever theme park we are visiting. It is better for our diets and our wallets!

And as a bonus there is usually more than one bathroom!

I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

From Chris Wille
Posted May 31, 2008 at 10:38 PM
The Vistana is a great hotel and it is about 10 minutes from Disney and an hour from busch gardens

From Rob P
Posted June 5, 2008 at 2:43 AM
You could look at renting a house on the Lindfields estate.We had such a good stay there and it was really handy for both Disney and Tampa.

www.moremouse.com

From Brian Emery
Posted June 5, 2008 at 7:06 AM
Sheraton has a few resorts.
The Vistana Villages on International is very nice…
The Vistana Resort on 535 is also nice but older, there are about 6 pools, basketball, tennis, mini golf and many activities….

Have a safe trip…

From Dennis Basden
Posted June 5, 2008 at 11:59 AM
I'd say rent a house down in the area south of 192 in Kissimmee. You'll get your own pool and when you head south to Tampa you are past any of the Orlando traffic already.

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