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Lakeland, FL: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Lakeland center point is around the area of Lakeland Regional Medical Center and the area of Lakeland Civic Center.

Lakeland is a medium-sized city, with a population of just over 100,000 people. It shares a metropolitan area with Winter Haven, and the metro area has a population of almost 625,000 people. Lakeland's name is apt: it's a city full of lakes, giving it a unique beauty that sets it apart from the other cities nearby. Swans often swim on the lakes, and the lakes serve as reference points for directions and geography in the city. More from this guide...

Lakeland Hotels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South - Lakeland
+1-888-389-4121
3405 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 4 floors in hotel
From$104
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lakeland : 3370 North Rd. 98
+1-888-675-2083
3370 North Rd. 98, Lakeland, FL 33805
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • 16 suites in hotel
Home2 Suites by Hilton Lakeland - Lakeland
+1-800-716-8490
3610 Lakeside Village Boulevar, Lakeland, FL 33142
  • Three Star property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$50
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland - Lakeland
+1-800-805-5223
3630 Lakeside Village Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Clean Rooms
  • Walking distance from a variety of restaurants
Hampton Inn Lakeland
+1-888-965-1860
4420 North Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Check-in staff was very polite and professional
  • Lovely service and very clean rooms
From$100
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland North I 4 - Lakeland
+1-888-788-5576
4500 Lakeland Park Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Pool should be renewed
  • Pool is below average
Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland in Lakeland
+1-888-897-9207
3839 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 105 rooms in property
From$77
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plant City
+1-888-311-4278
2102 North Park Rd., Plant City, FL 33566 ~9.06 miles west of Lakeland
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Clean Rooms
  • Great room
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn Plant City : 2702 Thonotosassa Rd.
+1-888-469-4795
2702 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, FL 33563 ~11.55 miles west of Lakeland
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast
Hampton Inn Bartow
+1-888-734-9421
205 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 ~11.63 miles southeast of Lakeland
  • Mid-scale Rural property
  • 4 floors in hotel
Terrace Hotel in Lakeland
+1-888-841-5292
329 East Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Affordable parking
  • Fantastic service
Hyatt Place Lakeland Center in Lakeland
+1-888-455-5160
525 West Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33815
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 127 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Bar could improve
  • Almost all guests thought the shower was ok
Travelodge Lakeland in Lakeland
+1-888-965-8297
3425 Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Beds were acceptable for 50%
  • Entrance area is not particularly attractive
Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland in Lakeland
+1-888-906-6358
3725 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 78 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$103
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites West by Wyndham - Lakeland
+1-888-749-6785
1024 Lakeland Park Center Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Location is great
  • Great location
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Residence Inn by Marriott Lakeland : 3701 Harden Blvd.
+1-888-878-9982
3701 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Affordable Rural property
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Comfort Inn & Suites Lakeland : 3520 North Highway 98
+1-888-389-4485
3520 North Highway 98, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 3-star Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Room is all right
  • Modestly maintained rooms
From$81
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Sleep Inn & Suites Lakeland - Lakeland
+1-888-389-4121
4321 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Nice swimming pool
  • Not much signal
La Quinta by Wyndham Lakeland East : 4315 Lakeland Park Dr.
+1-888-675-2083
4315 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Economy Highway property
  • 103 rooms in hotel
From$100
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Ecco Suites - Lakeland
+1-800-716-8490
4360 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Spacious rooms
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lakeland : 4502 North Socrum Loop Rd.
+1-800-805-5223
4502 North Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Two-star Highway property
  • 72 rooms in property
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
  • Clean rooms
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
+1-888-965-1860
4307 Sterling Commerce Dr., Lakeland, FL 33566
  • Midscale Highway property
  • 87 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$84
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Auburndale Inn & Suites - Auburndale
+1-888-788-5576
1008 Us Highway 92 West, Auburndale, FL 33823 ~8.32 miles east of Lakeland
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bartow - Bartow
+1-888-897-9207
1565 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 ~11.52 miles southeast of Lakeland
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 33 suites in hotel
Holiday Inn Winter Haven
+1-888-311-4278
200 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 ~14.38 miles east of Lakeland
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 112 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Lakeland Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Lakeland, FL discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Lakeland hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Many tourist attractions and popular activities in Lakeland revolve around the parks and lakes. Hollis Garden, Lake Mirror, and the Common Ground Park are all beautiful areas perfect for an outdoor excursion.

Seasonality of Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland is an interesting part of Florida to visit, because it puts you halfway between two popular Florida destinations: Tampa and Orlando. The tourism seasons that affect Tampa and Orlando also play a role in Lakeland's crowds and hotel rates, but to a lesser degree.

Florida's weather gets extremely hot and humid in the summer, but that doesn't stop many summer vacationers from visiting the parks and the beaches. Winter also gets crowded as snowbirds travel to Florida, and as people from the north come to escape the cold for a few days. That means the best time to visit Florida is in fall or spring, when the kids are in school and the temperature hasn't broken into the 90s yet.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Lakeland, FL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Lakeland

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Lakeland, FL. Analyze these line graphs to evaluate the least expensive seasons to book a room in Lakeland for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Lakeland, Florida

4 Star Average Prices: $109.13

To get resort hotel luxury, you'll have to look at properties about 20 to 30 miles away from Lakeland. Lakeland's proximity to Disney World and Tampa, Florida means that most resort hotels are nearer to either the long list of Disney Theme Parks, or to the bustling bay of Tampa.

That being said, some lovely upscale hotel properties are within easy driving distance of Lakeland. Stay at the four-and-a-half-star Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate near Disney World for access to all your favorite luxury amenities. They offer on-site spa services, a health club, and a hair salon. Their outdoor seasonal pool has a poolside bar, a lazy river, and a water slide. The spa tub and the steam room will relax your muscles and your mind. Let the concierge assist you with tours and tickets, then book a limo or town car for your day's adventures.

To be closer to the bay area, stay at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. This four-star property has designed its rooms for ultimate guest comfort. Your bed will have a pillowtop, your toiletries will be designer, and the bathtub is designed so you can take a deep, long soak. They've got a casino, a full-service spa, and a nightclub, so no matter what kind of entertainment you're looking for, you're sure to find it.

The most upscale property within Lakeland city limits is the Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland. This three-star hotel might not have the same scale of luxury you'll find at Disney resorts, but it's a great option if you need to stay in Lakeland. Previous guests have loved this property, rating almost every aspect of the hotel quite highly. The cleanliness, great staff, breakfast, and amenities like the pool and the garden delighted many reviewers. For some pampering, take advantage of the laundry and dry cleaning services, dip into the spa tub, or call for room service during limited hours.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Lakeland

Affordable Options in Lakeland, Florida

3 Star Average Prices: $104.88

Florida, with its great weather and beautiful beaches, has a reputation as a vacation state, which means most people visit expecting hotel rates to be high. When you stay in Lakeland, however, you'll find many budget and low-cost hotel options, many of which offer rooms well below $60 a night.

With rates as low as $50 a night, the Suburban Extended Stay in Lakeland fits within many budgets. This two-star hotel sits near I-4, giving you quick access to Orlando and to Tampa. They offer in-room accessibility, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. The Suburban Extended Stay is a great option for families, because kids 18 and under stay for free with parents, as long as you don't need additional bedding. Plus, they let you bring your pets for $30 a night.

The Howard Johnson Lakeland is another affordable option, with room rates starting just above $50 a night. They offer an affordable roll-away bed fee of just $10 per night, and a pet fee of $10 per night. The Howard Johnson has a 24-hour front desk, express check-out, a business center, and an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and a multilingual staff all add to your convenience.

The Sleep Inn & Suites Lakeland offers comparable rates with the Howard Johnson Lakeland. Former guests have enjoyed the hotel's location, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and clean outdoor pool. If you need an airport shuttle, you can reserve one beforehand with the hotel. Like the Suburban Extended Stay, the Sleep Inn & Suites lets kids 18 and younger stay for free with parents or guardians, as long as they use the bedding already in the room.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Lakeland

2 Star Average Prices: $80.88

2 Star Hotel Prices in Lakeland

Best Discounts in Lakeland, Florida

Members of AAA and AARP, senior citizens, and military personnel can save money in Lakeland when staying at hotels that offer qualifying discounts. At the Comfort Inn & Suites Lakeland, AAA members, AARP members, and military or government employees can save over $10 a night on rooms with two double beds or one king bed. In customer reviews, the pool, the location, and the quality of the complimentary breakfast have all earned high praise. Free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, accessible bathrooms, and dry cleaning services are some of the amenities you'll get at the Comfort Inn & Suites.

AAA members and seniors over age 62 will enjoy great discounts at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lakeland Plant City. The AAA discount saves you a few extra dollars, but both of them will save you as much as $20 a night on rooms with two double beds or one king bed. Express check-in and check-out will keep your trip speedy, especially if you have to catch an early flight. Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast help save you money, and the outdoor pool, picnic area, and fitness facilities keep you active.

The Rodeway Inn & Suites is a two-star budget hotel that offers a nightly discount for both AAA and AARP members. The discount drops the nightly rate from the high $60 range to the low $60 range. You'll also save on suites, bringing the price of a suite from almost $80 to almost $70. The outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and location are all aspects of the Rodeway Inn & Suites that former guests have loved.

Best Value Options in Lakeland, Florida

How do you know you're getting a good value on your Lakeland hotel? You want proximity to the city center, good guest reviews, and a fair price. Though some of Lakeland's most popular hotels have room rates that are almost $200 a night, you'll find several good options where you can stay for less than $100 a night without compromising on service or amenities.

The Terrace Hotel is located in downtown Lakeland, and the three-and-a-half-star property offers great amenities that have been raved about which in reviews written by guests. Not only is the 1924 property lovely, with four-poster beds in the rooms and chandeliers in the common areas, it's also clean and has great service, according to guests. The location, hotel restaurant, and overall vibe were trip highlights for many guests. Plus, room rates start in the low $90 range.

The Travelodge Lakeland may only be a two-star highway hotel, but if you have a military or AAA discount, your room rate will drop into the $80 a night range. The Travelodge doesn't skimp on amenities, either. Get free Wi-Fi, access to fitness facilities, free breakfast, in-room accessibility, the chance to swim in the outdoor pool, and express check-in and check-out when you stay. Guests have especially loved the location and the friendly staff.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland West offers a room with a king bed for around $95 a night, depending on when you stay. It's situated right near I-4, which means you'll be able to find your way to Tampa or to Orlando easily. The pool, the service, and the location have all been praised in customer reviews, and the rooms have been described as comfortable with great beds.

Hotels with Kitchens in Lakeland, Florida

A great way to save money on a Florida vacation is to do most of your cooking in your room. Choose the Value Place Lakeland for an affordable all-suite hotel offering rooms with full-sized kitchens. They offer enough space to store and cook your groceries. Available laundry facilities make extended stays and packing for your trip home easier, too.

The Crestwood Suites Lakeland features rooms with kitchenettes, pillowtop beds, and sofa beds. If you're traveling with a baby, you can ask for a complimentary crib. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a business center. Previous guests have especially loved the hotel's location, pool, and overall value for the price.

FAQs about hotels in Lakeland

What are the top rated hotels in Lakeland?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South, Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lakeland and Home2 Suites by Hilton Lakeland are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Lakeland?

Terrace Hotel, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South and Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lakeland are the top 3 luxury hotels near Lakeland city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Lakeland?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South, Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lakeland, and Home2 Suites by Hilton Lakeland are the properties closest to Lakeland city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Lakeland cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Lakeland can be as cheap as $80.88 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Lakeland cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Lakeland has been $104.88 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Lakeland cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Lakeland has been $109.13 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Lakeland?

Terrace Hotel, Ecco Suites and Lake Roy Beach Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Lakeland?

Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lakeland, Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland and Residence Inn by Marriott Lakeland are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Lakeland?

Comfort Inn & Suites Lakeland, Sleep Inn & Suites Lakeland and Woodspring Suites Lakeland are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Lakeland?

Best Western Auburndale Inn & Suites and Best Western Mulberry Hotel are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Lakeland?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland North I 4 and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plant City are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of Lakeland, FL

Below are reviews of the city of Lakeland, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Egg Station Restaurant has Wonderful breakfast!

Amanda M., from 08-Oct-2019
"Lots to do"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything is in close proximity. A lot to do at night.

Bobbi R., from 05-Oct-2019
"Exceptional"
Score 5.0 / 5

The rooms were spacious and the hotel staff were exceptional. If you're looking for a great hotel in the Lakeland vicinity this is the place to book.

Sheryl H D., from 23-Sep-2019
"Love all the lakes."
Score 5.0 / 5

Hollister Gardens is a beautiful wedding venue. Lakeland has certainly grown immensely since my last time there many years ago.

Jane R., from 11-Feb-2019
"Great"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sun N Fun as a venue. Great staff, grounds and atmosphere.

Dottie F., from 27-Feb-2017
"Great Place to Bring A Group"
Score 4.0 / 5

I was there to tour Florida Polytechnic University with 80 high school juniors. The school is beautiful and the tour was great.

Geri C., from 05-Feb-2017
"Beautiful "
Score 4.0 / 5

This being Christmas, the area was beautifully decorated. Where there is normally a fountain, they had a huge Christmas tree that lit in unison to music, as well as "snow" blowing from the trees, and carolers dressed in period costumes. Along with awesome restaurants, a movie theater, and enough stores to shop for hours all within walking distance of the hotel!

Debbie H., from 12-Dec-2016
"Would Recommend!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean hotel with great amenities and a very kind staff. We will definitely be coming back!

Carolyn L., from 10-Jul-2016
"Hollis Gardens"
Score 4.0 / 5

Hollis Gardens

Carolyn L., from 10-Jul-2016
"Great Walking Distance"
Score 5.0 / 5

Restaurants & convention center was close and walking distance.

Terri B., from 01-May-2016
"Very Nice Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lakeland was very nice. Enjoyed a baseball game at Joker Marchand Field and had a great dinner at HARRY'S Seafood Bar and Grill downtown.

Janet F., from 06-Mar-2015
"SUN 'n FUN"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sun n fun air show, nice variety of restaurants.

Sally K., from 03-Apr-2014
"Must visit Legoland when in town!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Legoland was nice.

Donald L., from 25-Mar-2014
"Surprising"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lakeland was huge! It reminded me of driving in LA (long stoplights every few yards) but downtown was lovely for walking, particularly mirror lake!

Diane J., from 02-Mar-2014
"Small Town Comfort"
Score 5.0 / 5

The people are so warm and helpful. The historic downtown area is very cool with antique stores, shops and places to eat that make you feel that "small town" feeling.

Leslye W., from 25-Jan-2014
"Comfortable"
Score 5.0 / 5

Like old time, down home feel.

Donald S., from 17-Dec-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Lakeland, FL shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 16 reviews
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