Downtown Orlando, Orlando

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Downtown Orlando is the historic core and central business district of Orlando, Florida, United States. It is bordered by Marks Street in the north, Mills Avenue (SR 15) in the east, Orange Blossom Trail (US 441) in the west, and Kaley Avenue in the south. There are several distinct neighborhoods in downtown; "North Quarter" to the north, "Lake Eola Heights Historic District" just north of Lake Eola, "South Eola" to the east and south of Lake Eola, "Thornton Park" in the east, "Parramore" in the west, "Lake Cherokee Historic District" to the south, and the "Central Business District" (or the "Financial District") between Colonial Drive and Lake Lucerne in the center. In 2010, the estimated population of downtown was 18,731. The daytime population was estimated to be 65,000 (in 2010). The 5-mile radius population of downtown is 273,335.OverviewDowntown Orlando is the largest of urban centers in Central Florida. It is home to residential and commercial towers; local, state, and federal government offices; sports facilities; performing arts theaters; art galleries; a movie theater; retail; nightclubs; and parks. Downtown is removed from the tourist areas located in the southwestern half of the city; but does draw a significant number of visitors seeking to experience the "Real Orlando". It is also the location of numerous festivals, parades, political demonstrations, and other high-profile events year-round.
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  • The downtown Orlando is a distinguished place in the tourist part, because we tourists we think Orlando is about parks and shopping centers. Nananinanão, Orlando has a Center Yes, with buildings, churches, government agencies, different architecture, public transportation, etc. It's a beautiful place, clean, and yes there are buildings, huge by the way. There was the first place I saw pigeons and beggars, images typical of central areas, and they could not miss in downtown Orlando. In fact the homeless, has the same bags and backpacks here in Brazil where their belongings, but they carry soda bottles rather than rum, since there is forbidden to ingest alcohol in public places and open. To park there is a little machine, you deposit the coins and he gives you a time to leave your car in the space, like blue zone, a good tip is to go out there on Sunday, because it's pretty empty, easy to park and for free. What is Christian Baptist or Methodist the visit becomes indispensable, there are located the seat of the first Baptist Church of Orlando, and indeed this is gigantic Methodist, there is a school within it, with accommodation for interns. The construction and architecture of both is to fill your eyes.
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  • This place is awesome . I literally thought I was dreaming. It is just so beautiful. If go you'll love it, trust me.  more »
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  • We stayed in the Corner Savvy Suite. The room was very nice and spacious and the staff was great. Our room was very warm most of our stay. And at the middle of the night we couldn't take it anymore and went downstairs to tell the person at the front desk. They had to reset the AC and then it worked fine. I don't think that's very typical and they corrected it very quickly. There is so sign for the valet parking so it's difficult to know where to turn in. But overall we were happy with the room and we would stay again.
  • Nice hotel in downtown Orlando. Good location within walking distance to restaurants and clubs. The hotel room was a good size and clean.
  • Aloft is my favorite hotel of all time. We are always on the search for one when we are traveling. I love the spg program. Dogs are welcome here so it makes it very convenient when we travel with our fur baby. Rooms are always clean and the decor is the cutest. Modern vibes. The bar is great. Pool table is at every location and the pools and patios are always clean and pretty. Nice workout area as well.
  • Good location. Great rooms and customer service. It doesn't have a great breakfast so it's probably better to walk up the street to find one.
  • Modern decor accommodating staff. Great bar and good food. Beds are comfy rooms are spacious.

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Orlando is famous for its high concentration of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. The city caters to every tourist's needs, with accommodations ranging from inexpensive hostels and motels to five-star resorts and lavish private villas. Orlando is a busy city all year long, so plan ahead and book your stay well in advance. To avoid the crowds of the big theme parks, consider renting a vacation house or condo just outside the city, or explore one of the area's campgrounds or RV resorts.
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