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    Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
    Sunny Isles Beach, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This spa resort doesn't take any of its five stars for granted, particularly when it comes to delivering first-rate customer service. Guests can't help but keep the compliments coming: Travelers say the resort staff takes extra care to personalize each experience. However, one problem you might face is exclusivity. The Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach only has 98 guest rooms and suites, so be sure to book early for an upcoming trip to Sunny Isles Beach. The rooms come with flat-screen TVs and private balconies, as well as double sinks and glass-enclosed showers. Meanwhile, the property also features three in-house eateries, four pools, a spa and beach amenities. What's more, the hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here. You'll find the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, about 10 miles north of Miami Beach.
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    Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
    Orlando, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The first Four Seasons property to open at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, this resort – which sits about 5 miles southeast of the Magic Kingdom – aims to fill the park's luxury lodging void. And judging by its amenities, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando appears to be succeeding. With its own 18-hole golf course, 13,000-square-foot spa and rooftop steakhouse, the property is well-suited for travelers who want easy access to the theme parks without the over-the-top kitsch associated with Disney-owned properties. That's not to say that the resort doesn't cater to little ones: The property also boasts two 242-foot-long waterslides, an 11,008-square-foot lazy river and the complimentary Kids For All Seasons kids camp. Plus, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers its own Disney character breakfasts, complimentary park shuttle service and a Disney Planning Center – a separate concierge desk designed for mapping out your park itinerary and purchasing tickets. Aside from its amenities, this Four Seasons excels in its accommodations, according to recent guests. Rooms are outfitted with large soaking tubs, flat-screen TVs, contemporary decor and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Recent travelers also appreciated the customer service team here but were not as pleased with the pricey nightly rates.
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    The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
    Bal Harbour, FL
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Although it only opened its doors in 2012, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has made a lasting impression on Miami Beach, Florida, visitors. Travelers describe their experiences here as phenomenal, primarily due to the property's attentive staff and prime location. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from its seat in Bal Harbour (about 10 miles north of South Beach), this member of the St. Regis Hotels family provides a less frenzied setting much appreciated by couples and travelers with children. Guest rooms are spacious (albeit pricey thanks to the $40 daily resort fee) and feature pastel hues and private furnished balconies, as well as high-tech amenities like 46-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players and iPod docking stations. When you're not bedding down, you can pass the time at one of two outdoor pools, the 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa or the adjacent 1,000-foot-long beach. The resort also features four on-site restaurants, including one with a wine vault. And because The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
    Fernandina Beach, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island promotes extreme relaxation in a luxurious setting. Though the resort hosts weekly activities that range from paddleboarding excursions to surfing lessons, the serene setting just might seduce you to participate in the area's best extracurricular activity – lounging about in one of the resort's Adirondack chairs. Meanwhile, young families and swooning couples (including some honeymooners) all unanimously agree that the Ritz's staff couldn't be more accommodating. Plus, kids can enjoy an array of children's amenities, such as a kids club, a game room and in-room treats and bedtime stories with a pirate, a princess or the resort's macaw mascot. The par-72 golf course is also a hit, and foodies rave about the award-winning Salt restaurant. Recent guests said the rooms are just as peaceful as the grounds. Enjoy ocean views from your private balcony and get a good night's rest with the 400-thread-count Egyptian Frette linens and goose-down pillows. What's more, accommodations here feature high-tech amenities like high-speed internet access (which the $35 daily resort fee covers) and flat-screen TVs. Keep in mind that the resort is a bit of a trek from the airport. If you're a member of Marriott Bonvoy, you can use and earn points when you stay here.
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    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
    Manalapan, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a little farther removed from the other luxury oceanfront properties of Palm Beach, Florida; as such, you can anticipate a little more privacy on your beach days. If you stay at this resort in Manalapan, you'll find yourself 12 miles south of West Palm Beach hot spots like Clematis Street. This Preferred Legend property has taken the area by storm, with recent visitors raving about the resort's array of unique offerings. The spacious guest rooms feature beachy yellow and blue hues, plus amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, soaking tubs and balconies or terraces overlooking the resort grounds or ocean. Meanwhile, travelers say the spa's treatments and services are worth the extra coin; or, you can get your R&R fix alongside one of the outdoor pools. Eau Palm Beach also offers diversions for children, such as the AquaNuts kids program (with activities for those ages 5 to 12), or the Coast Beauty Salon (with kids hair, nail and makeup treatments). And when you get hungry, try any one of the four on-site restaurants.
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    Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
    Palm Beach, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Like any Four Seasons worth its salt, this luxury resort 8 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, offers plush cream-colored rooms, ocean views and quality customer service in spades. Although the beach is within easy reach, we'd be remiss if we didn't also highlight this property's grand freshwater pool area, where you'll be treated to ice water, Evian spritzes and chilled towels to keep you looking cool and refreshed all afternoon long. Should you happen to spend a little too long in the sun, previous guests highly recommended soothing your skin at the resort's spa. Past travelers were also fond of the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach's guest rooms and suites, which come outfitted with contemporary furnishings, down bedding, free Wi-Fi access and plasma TVs. Although the resort does offer some business-friendly services and a few family-friendly perks (kids younger than 5 eat for free at the on-site restaurants, while teens can play pool or watch movies), this property is better suited for couples looking for an escape. For example, the resort's Florie's restaurant, with its contemporary health-conscious fare, makes a great venue for a date night.
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    The Breakers Palm Beach
    Palm Beach, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Travelers and critics alike gush over this Italian Renaissance-style resort. High on their list of perks are the gorgeous grounds, which feature two golf courses, four pools, a private beach and 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. And the genial front desk staff will probably recommend you spend a day in the relaxing spa. As for lodging, the guest rooms come with custom furnishings and high-end linens, as well as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Yet not all previous travelers were impressed, noting that the resort's rooms are small, dated and pricey. However, many recent guests raved about the on-site restaurants, recommending The Beach Club Restaurant for breakfast or lunch and the Flagler Steakhouse for an elegant dinner. You'll find The Breakers along Palm Beach, Florida's South County Road, less than 2 miles east of downtown West Palm Beach.
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    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
    Key Biscayne, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is pleasantly decorated, pleasantly staffed and pleasantly placed. It's true that the barrier outpost of Key Biscayne is a bit removed from Miami's activity, but the resort is close to area sights like the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and the Miami Seaquarium. On the resort grounds, you'll find two heated outdoor pools, the Cuban-inspired RUMBAR lounge (and three other on-site dining options) and the tranquil Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne – an ideal venue for a little extra R&R. Accommodations at this Ritz-Carlton property are chic yet homey, with modern wooden furnishings, blue and white hues, plush fabrics and ample space for lounging. Recent guests highly recommend requesting an ocean-view room when booking, but no matter which accommodation you choose, you'll find it equipped with amenities like Frette linens, marble bathrooms, flat-screen LCD TVs and Wi-Fi access (which your $35 daily resort fee covers). And if the well-appointed rooms don't impress you, guests say the staff will blow you away. Keep in mind that this resort participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program.
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    Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    Orlando, FL
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Located in the southeast corner of Walt Disney World Resort, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando feels a lot like its New York counterpart. You'll find similar design elements (such as the iconic clock in the resort lobby) and notable dining establishments like Peacock Alley and the Bull & Bear steakhouse reproduced here. But this Waldorf Astoria property is decidedly Floridian, with citrus hues accenting the decor and on-site facilities that make the most of the warm weather and sunshine. The big draw here is the 18-hole championship golf course, perfectly accompanied by the natural wetland backdrop. And the cabana-lined lap pool and the zero-entry pool are great for lounging and catching a tan. Meanwhile, guest rooms come with 55-inch LCD TVs, coffee makers and Italian marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers and separate soaking tubs. However, some recent visitors said the customer service team could improve. If you're a Hilton Honors member, you can use to help offset the property's $45 daily resort fee.
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    The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
    Orlando, FL
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    As is the norm with Ritz-Carlton properties, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes pleases guests with its well-appointed rooms and fantastic customer service. Each of its 582 guest rooms and suites features a private balcony, a marble bathroom (with two sinks) and a LCD flat-screen TV. This immense property also boasts an 18-hole golf course, two pools and access to a massive lazy river at the neighboring JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (the two resorts share grounds and activities). Craving more relaxation than the kid-congested river can offer? Head to The Ritz's 40,000-square-foot spa, which boasts 40 treatment rooms and citrus-inspired treatments. And when it's time to refuel, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando features a plethora of on-site dining options, offering everything from casual alfresco eats to formal dining restaurants. If you're having trouble booking a room at the ultra-exclusive, ultra-expensive Ritz, consider giving the JW Marriott a try. Keep in mind that this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, so members can earn and use points by staying here.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
    Sarasota, FL
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    Lovers of the Ritz-Carlton brand are very much impressed by the Sarasota, Florida, version. Even though they've come to expect top-notch service, plush rooms and classy ambiance from these properties, travelers still can't stop gushing over the excellent customer service and the close attention to detail. At this Marriott-affiliated property, accommodations impress with amenities like private balconies, goose-down pillows and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. The resort also boasts an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course (15 miles off-site). For non-golfers, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota provides tennis courts; but if you'd rather kick back and relax, you'll also find a pool, a spa and a beach club. (The property's $37 daily resort fee covers the 3-mile shuttle ride to the beach.) At the end of the day, recent travelers said a meal at Jack Dusty, the resort's popular seafood restaurant, is a must. You'll find The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on Ritz-Carlton Drive alongside Sarasota Bay. Plus, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
    Naples, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    This Ritz in Naples, Florida, is a clear guest favorite. Travelers find its luxurious amenities and attentive staff to be in a class all its own, even when compared with other top-notch properties. The only thing comparable is its sister property, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, which is located 4 miles southeast. (The property's $35 daily resort fee covers shuttle service to and from The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples and its Tiburón Golf Club.) At this Ritz, you can relax at the massive spa and salon, which boasts 30 separate treatment rooms, or work up a sweat in the fitness center. Or, feast away at one of the seven decadent dining options: Recent vacationers said the on-site Gumbo Limbo restaurant – with its Florida cuisine – is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. However, some past guests aren't as complimentary of the rooms. Some previous travelers warned that the rooms (which feature 42-inch Smart TVs and marble bathrooms) are small and lack adequate cleaning. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.
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    Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    Boca Raton, FL
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Boca Beach Club abandons some of the stodgy pretentions that have now become associated with luxury accommodations. Instead, it embraces a concept they've coined as "barefoot elegance." The clean, modern rooms are a little more bright and airy than what would be found at your typical Waldorf Astoria resort; the white down bedding in the rooms – as well as the other textiles – are a little lighter to the touch. What's more, standard rooms offer spacious bathrooms with separate rainfall showers and soaking tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows that open and Wi-Fi access (which the $40 daily resort fee covers). And according to those who've stayed here, the hospitality staff is very friendly and laid-back. You'll also get the benefit of enjoying many top-notch amenities like a private beach, three yummy restaurants, an Orangetheory pop-in studio with fee-based fitness classes and three pools (plus several more at the resort's sister property, the Boca Raton Resort & Club). You can also test the greens at the sister resort's two golf courses. The Boca Beach Club sits on South Ocean Boulevard in southern Boca Raton, Florida. If you're a Hilton Honors member, you can accrue and redeem points by choosing to bed down here.
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    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, is as opulent as it gets when it comes to Walt Disney World accommodations. The Victorian era is revived in the decor found in the five-story lobby – complete with an open-cage elevator and magnificent chandeliers – and the plush guest rooms. Lodging options here come equipped with amenities like flat-screen TVs, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi access; however, some travelers say the rooms in Disney's flagship resort are beginning to feel a bit tired. And though the Grand Floridian is kid-friendly with loads of activities, the posh resort is the best bet for couples looking for a quieter place to stay near the parks. Extras like afternoon high tea and daily piano performances in the lobby lend an elegant tone, but there are still fun perks like character breakfasts for the kids. (Youngsters can also transform into Disney princesses or knights at the property's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.) Another perk about staying at the Grand Floridian: having an on-site monorail station that is just one stop away from the Magic Kingdom.
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    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
    Naples, FL
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    If you're looking for a more casual resort than The Ritz-Carlton, Naples on Vanderbilt Beach Road, consider booking a stay at the homey-but-still-sophisticated Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, situated just a few miles inland. You'll sacrifice the outstanding ocean views of Naples, Florida's other Ritz property, but for golf lovers, it's worth it to be closer to the 36-hole Tiburón Golf Club. Those who want to unwind can get a massage at the in-house spa or lay out by the pool. Frequent guests also like the on-site Lemonía restaurant, which serves up regional cuisine with international flavors. And though the resort may be devoid of any ocean-facing rooms, accommodations overlooking the golf course are nonetheless top-notch. Rooms include private balconies, goose-down comforters and flat-screen TVs, not to mention marble bathrooms with dual sinks and European toiletries. The $25 daily resort fee also covers in-room Wi-Fi access and shuttle service to the resort's sister property – should you want a change of scenery. Also keep in mind that this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, meaning you can earn and redeem points during your stay.
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    Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
    Orlando, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Of course Orlando, Florida, has a Hard Rock resort; this brand is almost a theme park in and of itself. The resort proudly touts more than $1 million worth of music memorabilia from the likes of Elton John, Elvis Presley and Eric Clapton – and that's just the short list. And while you're here, you can create your own music thanks to The Sound of Your Stay program, which allows you to borrow a Fender guitar (plus amps and headphones) for the duration of your stay. Though the property offers its own forms of nightlife, a stay here will also put you within walking distance of the restaurants and clubs found at Universal Orlando Resort's CityWalk Plaza. Lodgers vouch for the star-quality treatment that you'll receive in the resort; however, others lament the expensive rooms and amenities. Accommodations all feature iHome clock radios, Keurig coffee makers, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen televisions. And for an extra dose of R&R, plan on relaxing poolside in a cabana while the kids are kept entertained at Camp Lil' Rock. For most travelers, the best part of staying in the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is being near the city's best activities. You can walk to Universal's Islands of Adventure and the Universal Orlando Resort.
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    LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, A Noble House Resort
    Naples, FL
    $32 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $32 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    You won't have to catch a shuttle to the beach at this aptly named Naples, Florida, resort ("La Playa" means "the beach" in Spanish) – many of the property's airy rooms offer picture-perfect ocean views. When you're lounging on the sands, take advantage of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort's beach butler service: Dedicated attendents will bring you everything from cold drinks to towels. This whimsically designed property also boasts its own 18-hole golf course, a major perk for the golfing set. And when it comes time to refuel, grab your special someone and head to the main in-house restaurant, BALEEN. Many visitors say the ambiance of this eatery is romantic, but the seafood-laden (albeit pricey) menu is what really gets hearts pumping. Or, settle in to one of the property's guest rooms, which are dressed in bright patterned decor and come equipped with furnished balconies and pillow-top mattresses. The property's $32 daily resort fee also covers in-room Wi-Fi access and local phone calls. You'll find LaPlaya – a member of the boutique Noble House family – along Vanderbilt Beach.
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    One Ocean Resort & Spa
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    $33 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $33 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Travelers say that One Ocean Resort & Spa goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service. Valets remember your name and room number when you return from a busy day of sightseeing, and the bartender in Azurea's lounge has started mixing your favorite drink before you've even had a chance to order it. On the whole, visitors say the staff members here incredibly friendly and helpful. On-site amenities at this property include a spa (with a varied treatment menu), a 24-hour fitness center, a pool and a restaurant that dishes out fresh seafood. When it comes to the accommodations, all 193 guest rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, though standard rooms have limited views. Modern conveniences like flat-screen televisions, Keurig coffee makers, Molton Brown toiletries and Wi-Fi access come standard in all rooms and suites. Keep in mind, there is a nightly $38 resort fee on top of the room rate (which guests bemoaned). The resort fee covers morning coffee and tea, in-room snacks and bottled water, access to two bicycles for two hours a day, and beach equipment like chairs and an umbrella. The hotel also charges a nightly $30 valet parking fee; no self-parking is available. You'll find the One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida, about 15 miles due east of downtown Jacksonville.
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    Sandpearl Resort
    Clearwater Beach, FL
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    This resort evokes memories of a classic Florida vacation. Located on resort-congested Mandalay Avenue, the Sandpearl Resort boasts plenty of activities for kids. The seasonal Camp Ridley will occupy children ages 5 to 10 with arts and crafts projects and scavenger hunts for half-day sessions, freeing you up to sample a few spa treatments, rent a marina slip for sailing the Clearwater area or enjoy a leisurely lunch at the guest-praised Caretta on the Gulf. And when it's time to bed down, you'll find amenities like a flat-screen TV, a minifridge, a coffee maker and an alarm clock in your room or suite. Although most recent guests raved about the well-appointed rooms, they also bemoaned the tacked-on $29 resort fee and extra charge for parking. The Sandpearl Resort sits on Caladesi Island, a barrier island in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This property is affiliated with the Preferred LVX collection of resorts, meaning I Prefer Hotel Rewards program members can earn points and redeem rewards certificates while staying here.
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    Ocean Key Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
    Key West, FL
    $39 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $39 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    A member of the swanky Noble House hotel group, this harborfront property adjacent to Mallory Square adheres to the old real estate adage about location, location, location. And guests report that the view from anywhere in this boutique resort is worth the splurge. In addition to postcard-worthy Key West, Florida, vistas, accommodations here feature wooden furnishings, green and blue decor, private balconies and whirlpool tubs. But don't plan on spending too much time in your room: The on-site SpaTerre boasts a long list of massages and skin treatments, while the outdoor pool makes a great place to catch some rays. If you have time, you should also dine on some of the seafood-focused comfort dishes in the resort's Hot Tin Roof Restaurant. Guests say the views made their experience but warn that the already pricey room rates increase when you factor in nightly parking charges and the $39 daily resort fee.
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    Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
    Fernandina Beach, FL
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Settled on 1,350 acres of land on Amelia Island, about 35 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is a sprawling property that offers an enjoyable getaway. You likely won't experience any sort of boredom at this resort – the Omni-affiliated property boasts a laundry list of amenities that guests can't get enough of. The property features an adults-only infinity pool, eight restaurants and the Spa and Salon. You'll also find 23 tennis courts, two golf courses and a fitness center, plus family-friendly facilities like a pool that welcomes children, a kids club, a video game lounge and a nearly 4-mile-long stretch of sand. Once the entire clan is tired out from a day in the sun, head back to your digs, all of which are outfitted with 330-thread-count Egyptian cotten linens, flat-screen TVs and patios or balconies. The property's $30 daily resort fee covers additional perks, such as in-room Wi-Fi access and bottled water. What's more, Omni Select Guests can earn qualifying stays and redeem free night certificates here.
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    Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
    Orlando, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Perched on the edge of Walt Disney World Resort just off of Interstate 4, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has a great atmosphere for families and couples interested in hitting up the area's theme parks. The picturesque lobby is filled with foliage and houses two of the resort's lounge areas, making it a nice environment for an afternoon snack or an evening drink. For something a little more filling, try one of the property's dining options: Hemingway's serves dishes infused with Spanish and Cuban flavors. The resort also has a sushi bar and a lounge with tapas and specialty cocktails. Recent travelers raved about this Orlando, Florida, resort's impeccable service and seemingly endless list of activities and amenities. On-site activities include racquetball, tennis, swimming and golf, as well as the Camp Hyatt kids program and babysitting services. Meanwhile, guest rooms at this Hyatt hotel earn praise for their bright decor and features like balconies, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. The $35 daily resort fee covers additional perks like in-room Wi-Fi access, water sports equipment rentals and theme park shuttle transportation. And remember, if you're a member of the World of Hyatt loyalty program, you can earn and use points here.
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    Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
    Orlando, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    With its prime location less than a mile away from Universal Orlando Resort, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort entices visitors with what it calls "South Seas" flavor. This Loews outpost is home to the Indonesian-style Islands Dining Room and the weekly Wantilan Luau all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet (a particular favorite among visiting families), not to mention three other dining venues. Themes aside, most guests keep coming back to this resort because of its attentive staff and clean, comfortable rooms. Accommodations feature gray color palettes with colorful accent walls and pillows, plus amenities like flat-screen HDTVs, free Wi-Fi access, minifridges and Cuisinart coffee makers. But like its sister, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, a stay at the Loews Royal Pacific comes attached to a high price tag. Add in additional fees for parking and you may find your vacation funds running low. That said, travelers who have stayed here say the extra cost might be worthwhile due to the property's easy access to the nearby Wizarding World of Harry Potter (at Islands of Adventure). Another bonus: You can enjoy extra perks and benefits if you participate in the Loews YouFirst rewards program.
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    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
    Miami Beach, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort caters to those seeking more of a wellness retreat than a simple vacation. At this northern Miami Beach, Florida, beach property, you'll find a mind-boggling array of spa treatments and intense fitness classes offered in the 70,000-square-foot spa, plus many nutritionists and physicians on staff. But despite its location on the bustling Collins Avenue, guests say Carillon Miami has all the makings of a good night's sleep. The resort's accommodations feature top-notch amenities, such as Nespresso machines, high-definition TVs and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers. Suites are also outfitted with kitchens equipped with granite countertops and KitchenAid and Miele appliances, but recent guests raved about the beach service and nearby eateries so much that you might not even use this part of your suite. One thing visitors couldn't stop talking about was the incredible service, with many saying it was one thing that made their stays truly unforgettable. Part of The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, the resort welcomes Leaders Club members with various additional perks.
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    Pelican Grand Beach Resort, A Noble House Resort
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Located about a mile north of the Fort Lauderdale Beach strip along the Atlantic Ocean, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort has quietly removed itself from the cruise ship hubbub to craft a more peaceful, Victorian-esque ambiance. Amenities like the wraparound veranda – decked out with classic rocking chairs – and the old-fashioned ice cream parlor are hits with guests. This member of the Noble House hotel group gets high praise for its family-friendliness, too; the little ones are sure to love the lazy river, zero-entry pool and beach, as well as the Funky Fish Ocean Camp (charges apply). As for dining, head to OCEAN2000 for seafood and steaks with a side of ocean views. When it's time to bed down, rooms feature city or ocean vistas, minifridges, Keurig coffee makers and, in suites, furnished balconies. Plus, the daily $35 resort fee includes the cost of internet access. You'll find this Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resort on North Ocean Boulevard, less than 2 miles from the Bonnet House and about 10 miles northeast of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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