Florida Hotel Orlando and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL
Max Capacity: 800 people
Modern 11-story Art Deco-style Hotel connected to the Florida Mall, 20 minutes from Walt Disney World. The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, BW Premier Collection, is the perfect destination to host your next meeting, conference, wedding or event. Centrally located in the heart of Orlando, our flexible event venues can accommodate anything from a board meeting of 10 to a general session for 1,200. Our nearly 50,000 square feet can be divided to meet any requirements. Our experienced set-up staff is always available to assist you with your event needs.
Recommendations

Great time, An Eventective User from Las Vegas, NV

We stayed at this hotel for two nights at the end of June 2011 and all in all, it was a decent stay. The goal of our trip was to go to Universal Studios and we were nervous as we couldn't really tell how far/near the park was...it turned out to be super convenient! Just a left turn out of the mall and and two right turns and we were there -- getting on the interstate wasn't even necessary. Because it's close to Universal Studios, it's also close to the waterpark there (Wet and Wild I believe it's called). The hotel itself is located behind a fairly large mall that has everything your typical mall would have, including an Apple Store :-) This turned out to be a life saver when you came in from the theme parks and didn't feel like getting in the car again and driving somewhere--the hotel was connected to the mall. If you want to shop or look around while your friends napped, you can do that without going too far or hopping in the car. There is a Ruby Tuesday, California Pizza Kitchen, Bucca di Beppo and of course the food court (which has typical food court fare). Surrounding the outside of the mall there are also an abundance of eateries like Chili's, Red Lobster (the best I've had in a while--very good!), etc. The rooms at this hotel were pretty good. They weren't great, but they were good. No major complaints really. The carpet could use a shampoo, but generally speaking it was clean in the room. The mattress I found to be quite hard for my taste. However, after a full day at the theme parks, this is a welcome thing, so I didn't mind the hard mattress in the end. The other reviews about the hallways being dirty are a bit true...you will see random debris/room service platters in the corridors (some kid must have spilled raisins on the carpet...we didn't want to investigate too much :-P) But once downstairs or in your room, you really didn't find these kind of issues. The bathroom was fine. Marble (or fake, not sure) countertop, traditional shower with the curtain and good bath products. As this is a convention hotel, parking sometimes was scarce. There is a lot directly across the street from the entrance of the hotel. We had to park in the very last row when we arrived on a Friday afternoon. However, as the weekend came in, the parking lot emptied a bit and we were able to get spots closer in. Also, since this is a mall, it's not like there aren't spaces else where. However, because this mall is so big, it feels like you drove forever around the mall just to get to the hotel. But the fact that the self-parking was free is a bonus. All in all, I would recommend this hotel. I would give it about 3.5 stars out of 5. And I would gladly return to this hotel again, especially for the price ($94/night).

Location
Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • In-Room Service
  • Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 12
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 1
  • OHG Classification: Superior First Class
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 16,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 20,000
  • Total Number of Guest Rooms: 510
  • Year Built: 1986
  • Year Renovated: 1999
Winter Springs, FL  
Capacity: 100
$2,000-$5,000 per event
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Kissimmee, FL  
Capacity: 500
$13.95-$39.95 per person
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Capacity: 185
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Capacity: 1273
Ember is the perfect spot for your next event. We’ve hosted just about every type of party you can think of from full venue corporate events to intimate birthday gatherings and everything in between. Let’s make your next event the amazing one.
Kissimmee, FL  
Capacity: 75
Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel hosts intimate weddings, Receptions, Small business gatherings, and other unique events! Luxury & Location fuse together at Meliá Orlando ALL-Suite Hotel. The hotel is an oasis located in one of Forbes Magazine’s Top Ten “Prettiest Neighborhoods” while being close to the magic of Orlando.
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Capacity: 70
$350 per event
Let Ramada Suites Orlando Airport host your upcoming social event. With over 900 square feet of available floor space, a full assortment of audio/visual and meeting equipment, and catering services, we’ll help you make it an affair to remember. Social gatherings take many forms; big or small, day or night, traditional or extravagant. Whatever your requirements, our event room provides an intimate and charming venue. We’ll be more than happy to work closely with you to ensure that all your needs are met – and exceeded. Let’s make your special day one to always remember. Our Ramada Ball Room can fit up to 70 people Banquet rounds, You are free to bring your own decorations and A/V or rent from the hotel. You may order catering through the hotel or bring your own at a minimal fee. Ramada Suites Orlando Airport offer; • A central location; close to the airport • Beds with Simmons Beautyrest Pillow mattresses • Free WIFI • Free parking • Free Hot Full Breakfast • Free Airport Shuttle • Meeting/banquet space • Plenty of restaurants and shopping within walking distance & minutes from hotel • All suites guest rooms with kitchenette; micro and empty fridge • Out-door pool
Orlando, FL  
Capacity: 80
This venue is a professional ballroom dance studio with hardwood floors. Immaculate and classy, smoke-free facility... with large disco ball, mirrors, light-up bar/refreshment area. Lights can be dimmed for ambience. We provide tables and chairs. We offer options like decorating and DJ, or you may provide your own. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages or caterer. We can accommodate 80 people max.The studio is located at 1949 Sand Lake Road in Orlando close to the corner of Orange Blossom Trail and Sand Lake Road and diagonal from the Florida Mall. Our prices range from $500 to $1100, depending on the type of event and details. Please contact Linda at the studio for an exact quote.
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Capacity: 75
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