BEST WESTERN Orlando West

2014 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804-6908
Phone: 407/841-8600   |   Fax: 407/843-7080   |   107 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The BEST WESTERN Orlando West offers 107 well-appointed rooms featuring free high-speed Internet and free long distance access. Other hotel amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, lounge, and meeting room accommodating up to 45 people.

Visitors staying with us experience a garden style hotel with knowledgeable service oriented staff. The hotel is ideally situated in the city of Orlando. Guests staying at this hotel will enjoy the surrounding lush foliage, ornamental garden style landscaping with premier shopping and dining facilities in close proximity.

You will be glad you are staying at the BEST WESTERN Orlando West for its convenient central location. Easy access to exciting area attractions such as Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios®/Islands of Adventure with The Wizardly World of Harry Potter, Gator Land, SeaWorld®, Wet N' Wild, Holy Land Experience, and many more will make your stay enjoyable.

Orlando is known as the City Beautiful and we hope you take some time during your stay to visit the many points of interest such as the Orlando Science Center, or the Art Museum at Loch Haven Park just ten minutes away. Enjoy a stroll down quaint Winter Park streets with its boutiques and shops, or stroll around Lake Eola with its beautiful fountain in downtown Orlando. Shop the many malls, such as Fashion Square, West Oaks, Florida or the Millennia Mall. Transportation is available with many cab services, AMTRAK, Orlando International Airport, Greyhound, and the local Lynx system. Enjoy your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newsstand
  • Safe deposit box
  • Guest laundry
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference services
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free high-speed Internet access

BEST WESTERN Orlando West

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Longitude: 28.552305  /  Latitude: -81.406405

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: Interstate 4 East. Take Exit 83B. The BEST WESTERN Orlando West is just ahead.

From: Interstate 4 West. Take Exit 84. The BEST WESTERN Orlando West is just ahead.

From: Florida Turnpike. Take Exit 265 to 408 Exit 8A (John Young Parkway), turn left to Route 50, turn right 1.50 blocks on your right. The BEST WESTERN Orlando West is just ahead.

BEST WESTERN Orlando West

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Dedicated to preserving the works and legacy of American representational sculpture, the Albin Polasek Museum's centerpiece collection features over 200 works by American sculptor Albin Polasek.

Tour Polasek's historic residence, which is featured on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of Winter Park's top attractions.

Aside from its exhibitions and collections, guests can tour the gardens along Lake Osceola, visit the gift shop, take yoga and art classes, or drop by the museum's concert series, one of the most intimate in the Orlando area.

Winter visitors are invited to experience Winter Park Paint Out – an annual event held in the sculputure gardens.

Amway Center

The top venue for sports, concerts, and entertainment, Orlando's Amway Center is an event highlight of the central Florida region. Opened on October 1, 2010, this state of the art center can be arranged in multiple seating configurations, fitting between 16,486 and 20,000 fans and attendees.

Part of Orlando's master downtown redevelopment plan and located near Lake Eola Park, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando, and Walt Disney World, the area hosts professional basketball games, college basketball games, ice hockey games, front stage and end stage concerts, arena football games, and wrestling matches.

Basketball fans will likely recognize the arena right away – it is home to the Orlando Magic and it has previously hosted the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.

Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum

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Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum

A Spanish Farmhouse designed to evoke 19th Century Spain, the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum is one of Winter Park and the greater Orlando area's most popular venues.

The home, also known as the Robert Barbour House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Place.

It also serves an open public house museum on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Don't miss Music at the Casa during Sunday's open hours or the lectures and performances of the Casa Parlor Series.

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

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Charles Hosmer Museum of American Art

Established in 1942, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art house some of Winter Park's most extensive art and pottery collection.

Explore the most comprehensive collection of works from Louis Comfort Tiffany and fine art collections from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Visit Tiffany's jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, and leaded-glass lamps and windows collection. Don't forget to view the centerpiece chapel interior from the 1893 World Exposition.

For guests visiting the Orlando area, the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Located on the campus of Rollins College, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum is home to a range of art pieces, collections, and exhibits. Housed in attractive Spanish-Mediterranean style grounds, the museum is one of Winter Park's best cultural expeditions.

The museum is located only a few blocks away from the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and offers guests an excellent one-two combination visit of the Orlando area's museums. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Crealdé School of Art

Established in 1975, the Crealdé School of Art offers all Winter Park guests a year-round curriculum of over 100 visual art classes. Adults can take part in over 80 studio courses while families can register their kids in the Young Artist Program or have them attend the Summer Art Camp for children and teens.

The school also features some of the most unique art galleries in the Orlando area. Explore three galleries, a contemporary sculpture garden, or drop by the Visiting Artist Workshop series or Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

Discovery Cove

Make some new dolphin friends on your next visit to Orlando. Discovery Cove is an aquatic theme park in Orlando, found just off of Central Florida Parkway and International Drive. Owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Discovery Cove allows guests the chance to swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins in controlled environments. 

Along with bottlenose dolphins, you'll be able to interact with other animals like rays, tropical birds and fish, and plenty of land animals – it's always an adventure at Discovery Cove. The park does have a max guest capacity of 1,300 per day, creating a more intimate experience.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Established by the Crealdé School of Art, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center preserves the history of Winter Park's historic African-American community through permanent and rotating exhibits. Don't miss the award-winning Heritage Collection, which features over 100 archival pieces that provide a snapshot of African-American life in the Orlando area.

You can also catch various rotating exhibitions, public art installations, and educational programs of the African-American experience. Visitors are encouraged to check out the Hannibal Square Community Outreach Art Classes for Seniors and Youth for a more hands-on experience.

iFly Indoor Skydiving

A top attraction, and one of the most unique experiences you'll have in Orlando, iFly Indoor Skydiving should be on any travel agenda when visiting Florida. Built in 1997, iFly Orlando is a 1000 horsepower vertical wind tunnel where you'll experience the thrill of skydiving without the heights or dangers. 

The 12-foot high, open flow cylinder has a trained attendant with you at all times. Great for almost every member of the family – kids as young as three have flown, and adults as old as 103 have also been known to fly – iFly Orlando will make your visit to the Orlando area unforgettable.

No experience is needed, and you can even book your flight online. The entiredeal lasts about one hour.

Lake Eola Park

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Lake Eola Park

Located in downtown Orlando, was developed in 1888 from land donated from a variety of families. Eola Lake was formed from a natural 80-foot sinkhole, similar to many of the state's lakes.

Throughout the years, there has been a zoo, an equestrian race track and even a dance area with pier, built on the 43-acre park site.

In 1912, the original signature park fountain was built, followed by a second fountain installed in 1957. It was renovated in 1988 and continues to be an area  landmark. While in Orlando, be sure to visit the park for an enjoyable day outdoors.

Park visitors enjoy strolling the grounds, especially on the path around the lake. Rent one of the swan-shaped paddle boats or an electric gondola boat, for a fun time on the water.

Bring lawn chairs to listen to one of the concerts held in the Walt Disney Amphitheater and gaze at the beautiful fountain lights.

Orange County Convention Center

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Orange County Convention Center

Opened in 1983, the Orange County Convention Center is a major landmark in Orlando. Hosting an array of different events throughout the year, the OCCC is found just off of the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway on International Drive.

With seven million square feet in total space, the OCCC is the second largest convention center in the United States. 

When you're visiting Orlando or the Orlando area, make your way to the Orange County Convention Center and check out any number of the events being hosted – from the weird and the wacky, to the downright exciting.

Keep an eye out for the Mary Kay Career Conference, the Europa Games & Get Fit Expo, the International Bowl Expo, and Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition is always popular.

Orlando Museum of Art

View extensive collections of African and American art with a visit to the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando area's premiere fine art destination. Catch masks, objects, and textiles from ancient African cultures or browse the lithographs of the Contemporary American Graphics Collection.

Don't miss the selection of ceramic, jade, stone, and more with the Art of the Ancient Americas collection or the museum's classic paintings of American people and landscapes. The museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Rock Springs Run State Reserve

Featuring 17 miles of pristine trails, Rock Springs Run State Reserve is the perfect getaway for avid hikers, bikers, and outdoorsmen. Guided trail rides and horse rentals are available along the Wekiva River, just minutes outside of Orlando in the Space Coast region of Florida.

Primitive sites can only be accessed by canoe, as swimming is not permitted in the Wekiva river. The entire family, including pets and horses, can share the great beauty of Rock Springs Run. Public restrooms, trails, and outdoor activities allow for a short getaway just a few miles outside of the city.

SeaWorld Orlando

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SeaWorld Orlando

A both a marine-life and zoological park, Sea World Orlando is a theme-park packed with shows, rides, events, animal interactions, exhibits and tours.

The live animal shows feature orcas, dolphins, sea lions, macaws, and even dogs and cats rescued from local shelters.

The Orlando park also hosts special concerts and special events in Bayside Stadium.

Whether thrilled by the Shark Encounter tunnel, or zooming around on the Kraken or Manta coasters, Orlando visitors love spending time at Sea World.

Universal Orlando

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Universal Orlando

Established in 1990, Universal Orlando is a collection of theme parks set in central Florida in the city of Orlando.

Universal Orlando is home to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk Orlando, and Wet 'n Wild Orlando – along with annual events, shopping, and restaurants.

The park features more than 25 rides, including themed rides for Harry Potter, Spiderman, and The Simpsons.

Universal Orlando hosts festivals such as Halloween Horror Nights in October, Mardi Gras in early spring, and the Macy's Holiday Parade through December.

Wet 'n Wild Orlando

Opened in 1977, Wet 'n Wild Orlando is a premier spring and summer destination for Orlando and Orlando area travelers. Widely considered to be America's first water park, Wet 'n Wild Orlando was founded by SeaWorld creator George Millay. While Wet 'n Wild Orlando is open year-round, the park sees a high volume of traffic during the summer months. 

As you plan your all-day aquatic adventure at Wet 'n Wild Orlando, make plans to visit some of the top highlights at the park. Check out the Disco H20, The Wake Zone, Wave Pool Surf Lagoon, and the always popular Lazy River. The Brain Wash is an enclosed tornado water slide. The Behemoth Bowl is a lot of fun and was added in 2005. 

Winter Park History Museum

Honoring Winter Park's history, the Winter Park History Museum features exhibitions on early history timelines, oral histories, and the importance of hotels to the Orlando area's historic growth. Explore collections and artifacts from various eras of history and be on the lookout for the museum's constantly rotating exhibits.

Guests can also go for a walking tour of landmarks surrounding the museum, which includes stops like Central Park, Winter Park Railway Station, Parkwood Building, and Knowles Cottage. The walking tour also stops at the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, Palm University, and other Winter Park attractions.

Winter Park Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce

A great destination for all Winter Park visitors, the Winter Park Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce is open Monday through Friday. Enjoy 11 video monitors and 3 laptop computers, all showcasing an abundance of information and events in Winter Park and the greater Orlando region.

The Welcome Center also houses the Winter Park Health Foundation Community Room, perfect for meetings, luncheons, and social functions. Don't forget to visit the Center's Galloway Gallery, which features local non-profits and educational institutions.
 

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1 mile(s) from Citrus Bowl
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Orlando Arena
  • 2 mile(s) from Church Street Night Entertainment Complex
  • 2 mile(s) from downtown
  • 2 mile(s) from Expo Center and Fairgrounds
  • 5 mile(s) from Naval Training Center
  • 8 mile(s) from Universal Studios®
  • 10 mile(s) from Wet n' Wild®
  • 12 mile(s) from SeaWorld®
  • 16 mile(s) from Disney World®, EPCOT® and MGM®
  • 22 mile(s) from Cypress Gardens
  • 45 mile(s) from Kennedy Space Center
  • 75 mile(s) from Busch Gardens®

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 1 mile(s) from Arina
  • 60 mile(s) from Daytona Beach

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool

Nearby Restaurants

  • Celebrity Delly, on premises, open 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
  • .2 mile(s) from Krystal,
  • .5 mile(s) from McDonald's, fast food
  • .5 mile(s) from Taco Bell, fast food
  • 1 mile(s) from Burger King, fast food
  • 3 mile(s) from Papa John's Pizza,

BEST WESTERN Orlando West

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Orlando. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

March 2015

March 15 - December 15, 2015
Forever Fest

Every 3rd Sunday of the Month, Forever Florida near Kissimmee and Cocoa offers free food, live music, horse rides, and more.

March 8 - October 25, 2015
2015 Orlando City SC

Catch some MLS action this summer, as the Orlandy City SC take on the opposition at the Orland Citrus Bowl. Orlando City play 19 home games this season.

August 2015

August 14-16, 2015
2015 Anime Festival Orlando

Fans of Japanese animation will gather at the Wyndham Orlando Resort for a weekend of guest appearances from famed anime programs and a cosplay contest. Event start times vary by day.

September 2015

September 11-13, 2015
2015 Orlando Home & Garden Show

Check out some home improvement tips from Tim the Tool... err, experts at the Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show, taking place for three days at the Orange County Convention Center.

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