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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

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
4307 Sterling Commerce Dr., Lakeland, FL 33566 Website
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South in Lakeland
3405 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 15:00
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Lakeland - Lakeland
3370 North Rd. 98, Lakeland, FL 33805
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • Hotel has 16 suites
Home2 Suites by Hilton Lakeland - Lakeland
3610 Lakeside Village Boulevar, Lakeland, FL 33142
  • 3-star property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland South / Polk Pkway : 3630 Lakeside Village Blvd.
3630 Lakeside Village Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 6 floors in property
  • Good internet service
  • Comfort level is high
Hampton Inn Lakeland
4420 North Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 73 rooms in property
  • Rooms are nice and clean
  • The majority of guests said rooms were clean
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland North I 4 - Lakeland
4500 Lakeland Park Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Plenty of parking
  • World class service
Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland in Lakeland
3839 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plant City - Plant City
2102 North Park Rd., Plant City, FL 33566 ~9.06 miles west of Lakeland
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Great breakfast
Hampton Inn Plant City - Plant City
2702 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, FL 33563 ~11.55 miles west of Lakeland
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
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Hampton Inn Bartow
205 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 ~11.63 miles southeast of Lakeland
  • 3 star Rural hotel
  • 89 rooms in hotel
Terrace Hotel
329 East Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 9 floors in hotel
  • One that included a complementary breakfast
  • Great view
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hyatt Place Lakeland Center
525 West Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33815
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Friendly service
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
Travelodge Lakeland : 3425 Highway 98 North
3425 Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Cheap Highway property
  • Hotel has 64 rooms
  • Average beds
  • Nice breakfast
Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland in Lakeland
3725 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 03:00 pm
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites West by Wyndham in Lakeland
1024 Lakeland Park Center Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 6 floors
  • Bad housekeeping, according to 86%
  • The majority of guests said the bathroom was dirty
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Residence Inn by Marriott Lakeland in Lakeland
3701 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Three Star Rural hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Comfort Inn & Suites Lakeland
3520 North Highway 98, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Almost all guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Large chair
Sleep Inn & Suites Lakeland - Lakeland
4321 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Friendly service
  • New rooms
La Quinta by Wyndham Lakeland East
4315 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Ecco Suites in Lakeland
4360 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • 3 star Highway property
  • 122 suites in hotel
  • Good minibar
  • Nice heated pool
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lakeland in Lakeland
4502 North Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • 28 suites in property
  • Amenities are not the best
  • Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas
Best Western Auburndale Inn & Suites : 1008 Us Highway 92 West
1008 Us Highway 92 West, Auburndale, FL 33823-9585 ~8.32 miles east of Lakeland
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Bartow : 1565 North Broadway Ave.
1565 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 ~11.52 miles southeast of Lakeland
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 33 suites in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Winter Haven : 200 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
200 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 ~14.38 miles east of Lakeland
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites 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: $107.04

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: $105.87

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: $76.92

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

What hotels are closest to the city center of Lakeland?

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South, and Towneplace Suites by Marriott 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 $76.92 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 $105.87 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 $107.04 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, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and Courtyard 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.

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
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
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
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
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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