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Econo Lodge I on International Drive is part of the Choice Hotels family where great value and practical amenities are provided on an economical budget. But that's not all, the property located on the famed International Drive is just minutes away from Universal Studios and within a short walking distance, to many other area attractions, restaurants, shopping, parks, and lakes!
A knowledge staff is ready to welcome an assist guests. Get a good night rest in our 100% smoke free rooms with clean and comfortable beds and enjoy room appointments including TVs, coffee makers, desks, hair dryers, safes and ironing facilities and free Wi-Fi. Start the day right and grab a bite to eat with a complimentary Continental Breakfast. Also, leave the car behind and catch the shuttle transportation to the parks included in the $4.65 plus tax nightly resort fee. Check out the Guest Service Center for attraction and ticket information. Staying in for the day, be sure to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool.
So much to do in Orlando and the Econo Lodge on International Drive means you are in the heart of the action. Major theme parks are very close by; Universal Orlando Resort, Wet 'n Wild, and The Holy Land Experience are all less than a few miles away. It not uncommon for guests to walk to Universal Studios or various other attractions including Magical Midway, Gator Golf and Lost Caverns Adventure Golf, and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Ripley's Believe It or Not and The Escape Game Orlando. A short drive north on I4 and SeaWorld and Walt Disney World awaits.
Want a break from the theme parks and attractions and have curiosity in science? Consider exploring The Orlando Science Center or for the astronaut in the family, take a drive to Cape Canaveral for a visit to the Kennedy Space Center.
International Drive and Sand Lake Rd. is home to more than 50 restaurants and food chains that will satisfy any food choice and budget. In close proximity and easy walking distance are Pizza Hut, Chili's Grill & Bar, TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chuck E. Cheese. Even McDonalds won't disappoint. Located a few blocks away, it boasts the World's Largest Entertainment McDonald's & Play Place with an expanded bistro menu.
Take a drive and see Orlando, City Center and encounter a more authentic cross-section of fine dining to local cuisine with numerous moderately and budget priced venue options. There are plenty of recommendations; just search top 10 dining spots in Orlando for listings and write ups.
Any room left in the luggage? Conveniently, less than a mile from the property the Pointe Orlando features an outdoor, pedestrian-friendly mall. The Orlando Outlet Marketplace contains familiar name like Ross Dress for Less, T.J Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond and factory outlets for Sketchers, Sunglass Hut, VF and Nike. For a little more upscale experience, look to the Orlando International Premium Outlets.
Get outside and enjoy what surround Orlando offers. An abundant array of lakes, parks, walking and biking trails await so take in some kayaking or paddle boarding or for the more adventurous, rent a boat or jet ski all which can be had at local lakes close to the hotel property. Another Florida favorite would be a guided tour on an airboat! Horseback riding, zip lining, or just relaxing to live music at an outdoor venue, there is no shortage of things to do.
For the sports fan, Orlando hosts both NBA and Major League Soccer (MLS) franchises so catch the Orlando Magic playing at the Amway Center or watch the Orlando City SC soccer match out of Camping World Stadium (both located in the city of Orlando area)
The day doesn't end when the rides are over! There is plenty of nightlife and entertainment that make the Econo Lodge a convenient place to stay. Sports bars, pubs and lounges for music, cocktails and even live shows are right on International Drive near the property. Mango's Tropical Cafe, Senor Frogs, Howl at the Moon piano bar are some suggestions. If the weather is hot and humid, a nice reprieve at the ICEBAR may be in store. Ramping of the intensity, consider the 3NINE or the LUX Ultra lounge for the club and dance scene.
Head back to Universal Studios and experience the eclectic Universal CityWalk with surrounding bars and clubs offering a wide variety of options with notable establishments such as Hard Rock Café and Margaretville and the Groove and Red Coconut dance clubs.