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Sanford Florida Hotels & Motels

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The Sanford center is around the area of Student Museum and the area of Sanford Museum.

Sanford, Florida, is just 27 miles northeast of Orlando and 39 miles to the Atlantic Ocean, making it a convenient spot for some of Florida's most popular landmarks. Disney World, Epcot Center, and Universal Studios in Orlando promise days of family fun, and the ocean is a great place to enjoy Florida's clear blue waters and public access beaches year-round. More from this guide...

Sanford Hotels/Accommodations

Park Place Inn & Cottages
+1-888-389-4121
1305 South Park Ave., Sanford, FL 32771
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Hotel has 9 rooms
From$50
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Woodspring Suites Orlando Sanford : 2727 South Orlando Dr.
+1-888-675-2083
2727 South Orlando Dr., Sanford, FL 32771
  • Inexpensive property
  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
  • Most guests found the staff to be unfriendly
  • Room needs to be redecorated
Budget Inn of Sanford
+1-800-716-8490
3200 South Orlando Dr., Sanford, FL 32773
  • Economical Lake property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Rooms could be larger
  • Good management
Best Western Plus Sanford Airport / Lake Mary Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
3401 South Orlando Dr., Sanford, FL 32773-5607
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Decent vibe
Comfort Inn & Suites Sanford
+1-888-965-1860
590 Ava Court, Sanford, FL 32771
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Easily accessible by car, said 80%
  • Clean hotel facilities
Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando North / Sanford : 201 North Towne Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
201 North Towne Rd., Sanford, FL 32771
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Clean lobby
  • Terrific location
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Mary - Lake Mary
+1-888-897-9207
850 Village Oak Lane, Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~5.02 miles west of Sanford
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 44 suites in hotel
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn Debary : 308 Sunrise Blvd.
+1-888-311-4278
308 Sunrise Blvd., Debary, FL 32713 ~5.02 miles north of Sanford
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Breakfast is good
  • Terrific location
From$90
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Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
+1-888-469-4795
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~5.08 miles southwest of Sanford
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • 10 floors in property
From$109
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Residence Inn Marriott / Lake Mary - Lake Mary
+1-888-734-9421
825 Heathrow Park Lane, Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~5.11 miles west of Sanford
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
  • Popular among families
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
From$127
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Travelodge by Wyndham Deltona
+1-888-841-5292
481 Deltona Blvd., Deltona, FL 32725 ~5.16 miles north of Sanford
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast
Westin Lake Mary Orlando North in Lake Mary
+1-888-455-5160
2974 International Pkwy., Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~5.25 miles west of Sanford
  • High-end Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
  • Front desk staff are personable and efficient
  • Comfortable beds
From$109
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Hilton Garden Inn Orlando North / Lake Mary Fl - Lake Mary
+1-888-965-8297
705 Currency Circle, Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~6.00 miles west of Sanford
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Awesome vibe
From$89
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Homewood Suites Lake Mary
+1-888-906-6358
755 Currency Circle, Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~6.04 miles west of Sanford
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 112 suites in property
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Mary / North in Lake Mary
+1-888-749-6785
135 International Pkwy., Lake Mary, FL 32746 Website ~6.40 miles west of Sanford
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 83 rooms in hotel
  • Breakfast can be improved
  • Thanks to hotel employees
From$109
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Hyatt Place Orlando / Lake Mary - Lake Mary
+1-888-878-9982
1255 South International Pkwy., Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~6.47 miles west of Sanford
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Extended Stay America Lake Mary 1040 in Lake Mary
+1-888-389-4485
1040 Greenwood Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~6.48 miles southwest of Sanford
  • Two star Suburban hotel
  • 100 suites in property
Extended Stay America Orlando Lake Mary 1036
+1-888-389-4121
1036 Greenwood Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~6.49 miles southwest of Sanford
  • Low priced Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
From$61
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites Lake Mary by Wyndham
+1-888-675-2083
1060 Greenwood Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~6.56 miles southwest of Sanford
  • Mid-scale property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Terrific location
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Candlewood Suites in Lake Mary
+1-800-716-8490
1130 Greenwood Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 ~6.85 miles southwest of Sanford
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Fantastic service
  • Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 60%
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
+1-800-805-5223
1330 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL 32763 ~7.66 miles north of Sanford
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Check in time: 03:00pm
  • Clean
  • Excellent breakfast
From$84
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Quality Inn Orange City
+1-888-965-1860
445 South Volusia Ave., Orange City, FL 32763 ~10.07 miles north of Sanford
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Fair budget hotel
  • Carpet had lots of stains
Hometown Studios Casselberry
+1-888-788-5576
210 North Oxford Rd., Casselberrry, FL 32707 ~10.41 miles south of Sanford
  • Economical Rural property
  • 3 floors in property
  • HORRIBLE mattress
  • Room needs to be redecorated
Alling House Bed & Breakfast
+1-888-897-9207
215 East French Ave., Orange City, FL 32763 ~10.67 miles north of Sanford
  • Mid-scale Rural hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • Staff were amazing
  • Impressive bathroom
From$100
Excellent 5.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Altamonte
+1-888-311-4278
644 Raymond Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 ~11.14 miles southwest of Sanford
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 120 rooms
  • Friendly service
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Sanford Hotel Rates

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

Sanford, a city of 53,000 people, is located in west-central Florida, surrounded by Lake Jessup and Lake Monroe. The city was incorporated in 1877 and became an important producer of citrus and celery. In 1913, it was established as the county seat of Seminole County.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Sanford, FL?

Sanford, Florida is hot and muggy for many months of the year. Starting in May through September, highs begin to creep into the upper-80s and 90s and stay there, with little cooling down at night. Overnight temperatures typically stay in the 70s. The humidity can be oppressive, especially if you're from a drier climate and you're not accustomed to it.

You're likely to be more comfortable participating in outdoor activities during the months of October through April. Winter in Sanford is temperate, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s throughout. Sanford's proximity to Disney World, Epcot, Sea World, Universal Studios, and more means visitors flock to the area year-round, with the busiest times following the traditional schedule for school-age children.

Summer is the likeliest time period for an afternoon shower or periods of rainy days, and Florida is at risk for hurricanes and tropical storms that develop in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane season lasts from the summer through September.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Sanford

Sanford, FL: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Sanford, FL. Browse these line graphs to determine the most cost effective seasons to book in Sanford for your upcoming travels.

What Are the Top Hotels in Sanford, FL?

4 Star Average Prices: $97.67

The Westin Lake Mary/Orlando North is a pet-friendly 251-room hotel on seven floors with interior hallway access to guest rooms. It's located 8.5 miles from the Sanford International Airport and provides a complimentary shuttle within a 4-mile radius. Complimentary parking is provided on-site. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered by the on-site restaurant, or you can order room service 24 hours a day. Cool off in the outdoor pool or enjoy a workout in the fitness center.

Settle in for a comfortable night's sleep on the Westin Heavenly Bed, with crisp linens and fluffy pillows. Room amenities include free bottled water, robes and slippers, free Wi-Fi, a mini fridge, coffee maker, desk with ergonomic chair, and flat-screen television in every room.

The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary is a recently-remodeled 307-room hotel on 10 floors with interior hallway access to guest rooms. Amenities include complimentary parking, an outdoor pool, spa, and fitness center, along with concierge services and a gift shop and newsstand. The hotel features three restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a lounge for evening relaxation. Room service is also available.

Guest rooms feature modern furnishings, hard surface floors, elegant bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers, luxurious linens on pillowtop mattresses, a coffee maker, mini fridge, 55-inch wall-mounted flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, and iron and ironing board.

For something on the more intimate side, the Alling House Bed & Breakfast in nearby Orange City, Florida, gives guests a unique rural experience. The three rooms and five cottages on the former property of E.B. Alling has been well-preserved in its Victorian style. The proprietors encourage guests to sit on the porch swing, take a stroll in the yard and enjoy the goldfish pond, or enjoy some games or quiet reading in one of the communal spaces in the house.

Each guest room is uniquely decorated, with its own private bathroom, spa-quality towels and robes, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, access to complimentary drinks and snacks, and air conditioning.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Sanford

What Are Budget Hotels in Sanford, FL?

3 Star Average Prices: $110.24

The Budget Inn of Sanford is a 98-room hotel on two floors with rooms accessed via the exterior hallway. It's located on the banks of Lake Mary, with access to water sports, and is only 3 miles from the Sanford Airport. Amenities include a large outdoor pool with a deck, free parking, including Stay and Fly promotions for airport guests, RV and bus parking, and renovated rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, mini fridge, and microwave in each room.

Woodspring Suites Orlando Sanford is a pet-friendly 121-room hotel on four floors with rooms accessed via the interior hallway, and features weekly, nightly, and monthly rates along with free parking. These studio suites feature kitchenettes with a large refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, and sink, a queen-size bed, desk/dining table with two chairs, sleeper sofa, flat-screen television, and free Wi-Fi.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Sanford

2 Star Average Prices: $86.63

2 Star Hotel Prices in Sanford

What Hotels Offer the Best Discounts in Sanford, FL?

The Best Western Plus Sanford Airport offers Stay and Fly rates, along with free parking for its guests. It's a modern-designed 71-room hotel on four floors with interior hallway access to guest rooms. Amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet, an outdoor pool, fitness room, communal grills, and complimentary airport shuttle access.

Rooms feature contemporary design with pillowtop beds, a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and flat-screen television in each room. AAA members and seniors receive up to a 15% discount off room rates. Active duty military members, veterans, and government employees receive a discounted rate as well.

The Comfort Inn & Suites Orlando North is a 107-room hotel on four floors with interior hallway access for guest rooms. A complimentary shuttle operates within 5 miles and the hotel offers a free buffet breakfast. Guest rooms include a mini fridge, microwave, flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, and contemporary design. AAA and AARP members can receive up to 10% off room rates and government employee and military discounts are also available.

What Are the Best Value Options in Sanford, FL?

The Park Place Inn & Cottages is a 1930s home near historic downtown Sanford, and is located on one of the most scenic streets. This veteran-owned business is a more intimate yet affordable experience, with just nine rooms on two floors. Amenities include free parking, free Wi-Fi, individually decorated guest rooms, and air conditioning. It's close to both the restaurants and shops of Sanford as well as the airport.

The contemporary-appointed Candlewood Suites has 123 rooms on four floors with guest rooms accessed via an interior hallway. This all-suite hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness center, communal grills, free coffee and tea 24 hours a day with food items available for purchase in the store. Rooms feature a full kitchen, recliner, flat-screen television, full living room area, and free Wi-Fi.

What Is There to Do in Sanford, FL?

Sanford, Florida, is an outdoors paradise, with activities near the various bodies of water for all skill levels and interests. Start by visiting the Historic Sanford Downtown, revitalized with shops and restaurants, breweries, bars, and gastropubs that bring visitors nightly.

The Sanford Riverwalk goes along the shore of Lake Monroe for two paved miles for bike riding or walking. It connects to downtown Sanford with its historic architecture and many shops and restaurants. It also goes past the marina and weaves its way to Fort Mellon Park, a gathering place with a fountain, splash park, picnic facilities, baseball fields, and a basketball court.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is 116 acres with over 400 species of animals that's been open since 1923. There's a carousel, a small train, a splash park, and kids can feed rhinos and giraffes. The Christmas season is ushered in by the Asian Lantern Festival, an LED-light display that features traditional seasonal and Asian motifs and a 200-foot dragon.

Lake Jessup Park is a boat launch into the wilderness area of Lake Jessup, which has available airboat tours to see all kinds of Florida wildlife including alligators, bald eagles, and turtles. Lake Jessup is over 100,000 years old and home to over 10,000 alligators, the largest concentration in a single lake in the United States.

Blue Spring State Park on the St. John's River is the winter home of giant manatees from November through March, with campgrounds, hiking trails, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. There's a 4-mile trail through a cypress swamp for visitors to enjoy.

The Lower Wekiva River State Preserve is a 10,000-acre wildlife preserve with hiking, horseback backpacking, camping, or canoe access. It's primitive and without amenities, but visitors can appreciate the wildlife of Central Florida, including river otters, alligators, sandhill cranes, and wood storks.

The Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium is built near the site of Sanford Field, where Jackie Robinson took to the plate in 1946 as a member of an all-white baseball team. The new stadium was built in 1951, and renovated in the 2000s, and served as a spring training facility for teams from New York and Boston. Now it's often used as a community facility, hosting tournaments and traveling teams.

The Daytona International Speedway is just 35 miles away, where visitors come to enjoy sportscar racing, karting, and the famous Daytona 500, a NASCAR race that draws fans from all over the country.

Orlando and its many theme parks are close enough that visitors can stay in Sanford for a fraction of the price if you don't mind a short drive to get there every day. With its airport and easy access to Interstate 95, Sanford is a good option for those trying to save money on lodging and keep away from some of Orlando's busyness.

FAQs about hotels in Sanford

What are the top rated hotels in Sanford?

Alling House Bed & Breakfast, Comfort Inn & Suites Sanford and Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Mary are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Sanford?

Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, Westin Lake Mary Orlando North and Altamonte Hotel & Suites are the top 3 luxury hotels near Sanford city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Sanford?

Park Place Inn & Cottages, Woodspring Suites Orlando Sanford, and Budget Inn of Sanford are the properties closest to Sanford city center.

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

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Sanford can be as cheap as $86.63 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

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

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Sanford has been $110.24 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Sanford cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Sanford has been $97.67 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Sanford?

Alling House Bed & Breakfast, Park Place Inn & Cottages and Budget Inn of Sanford are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Sanford?

Residence Inn Marriott, Westin Lake Mary Orlando North and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando East are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

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

Comfort Inn & Suites Sanford, Quality Inn Orange City and Woodspring Suites Orlando Sanford are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Sanford?

Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Holiday Inn Express & Suites are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of Sanford, FL

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

"A Pleasant stay "
Score 4.0 / 5

Historic & quaint town with friendly folks & charming shops Good restaurants ??

Vincent U., from 07-Oct-2019
"Great Town!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots of things to do, fun to explore.

Donald J., from 17-Feb-2016
"Plenty to do!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Every store and restaurant on the planet is in this town. Incredible! We've been vacationing on an island for three months so I feel as though I've been launched into space. Pretty cool if you want to be on retail overload.

Thomas L., from 22-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Sanford, FL shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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