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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

Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland South / Polk Pkway in Lakeland 3630 Lakeside Village Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803 Website
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • For only 64%, the bathroom was ok
  • Terrific location
Comfort Inn Plant City Lakeland - Plant City 2003 South Frontage Rd., Plant City, FL 33563 Website ~9.02 miles west of Lakeland
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Hampton Inn Plant City - Plant City 2702 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, FL 33563 ~11.55 miles west of Lakeland
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 89 rooms in hotel
The Aveune Hotel Lakeland
+1-888-283-3404
3405 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 139 rooms
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lakeland - Lakeland 3370 North Rd. 98, Lakeland, FL 33805
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Hampton Inn : 4420 North Socrum Loop Rd. 4420 North Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • Terrific location
  • The majority of guests said rooms were clean
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland North I 4 - Lakeland 4500 Lakeland Park Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Breakfast space all day
  • World class service
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Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland 3839 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas
  • Popular among business travelers
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plant City 2102 North Park Rd., Plant City, FL 33566 ~9.06 miles west of Lakeland
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Delicious food
  • Most guests thought it was clean
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Hampton Inn Bartow - Bartow 205 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 ~11.63 miles southeast of Lakeland
  • 3 star Rural hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
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Terrace Hotel in Lakeland 329 East Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 15 suites in hotel
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Most guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
Hyatt Place Lakeland Center
+1-866-221-8581
525 West Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33815
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Good wifi
  • Tasty breakfast
Travelodge Lakeland 3425 Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Most guests said rooms were clean enough
  • Food is inedible
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Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland 3725 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 03:00 pm
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas
  • Every guests reviewed found the staff to be very friendly
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La Quinta Inn & Suites West : 1024 Lakeland Park Center Dr. 1024 Lakeland Park Center Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Popular among families
  • Ice machine broke
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Residence Inn by Marriott Lakeland 3701 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • 3 star Rural property
  • 3 floors in hotel
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Comfort Inn & Suites Lakeland in Lakeland 3520 North Highway 98, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Clean Rooms
  • Staff friendly
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Sleep Inn & Suites Lakeland - Lakeland
+1-888-283-3404
4321 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 11 suites
  • Breakfast menu could be enhanced
  • Parking is rare
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Ecco Suites in Lakeland 4360 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 122 rooms in property
  • Easily accessible by car, said 93%
  • Reception is all right
Days Inn & Suites - Lakeland 4502 North Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 2 star Highway property
  • Free breakfast available
  • The majority of guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Fantastic value
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Staybridge Suites 3855 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Rooms are great
  • Breakfast is mediocre
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 4307 Sterling Commerce Dr., Lakeland, FL 33566
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
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Best Western Auburndale Inn & Suites 1008 Us Highway 92 West, Auburndale, FL 33823 ~8.32 miles east of Lakeland
  • 3 star Highway property
  • 14 suites in property
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 1565 N.brodway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 ~11.52 miles southeast of Lakeland
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
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Hampton Inn Winter Haven - Winter Haven 202 Cypress Gardens Boulvard, Winter Haven, FL 33880 ~14.39 miles east of Lakeland
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 88 rooms in property
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Average amenities
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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: $126.21

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: $101.49

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: $72.81

2 Star Hotel Prices in Lakeland

Which Lakeland hotels have real discounts?

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.

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

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 4.5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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