After quite a few different trips to Orlando for vacations, we have figured out the best thing to do is to pick a location that allows you just to walk to everything. Once you figure out a couple of The Hotels you are considering, make sure you go on and use google earth to drill down from above and understand what exactly is within one or two miles of your location. As an example, it is really nice to stay over there near International Drive. There is a big difference between staying at one hotel at a particular location on the west side of international drive, as opposed to being five miles away on the east side of international drive. It is a lot easier just to go on the map and figure out Which Hotel has the stuff you want to go to most close to it. They have a great Bus System that goes up and down the highway, but sometimes it's raining, and again it's nice to be close to your Hotel Room when you want to take a break at any point.
Please search using google maps for: 11801 high tech avenue Orlando, Florida 32817 to make sure you see the location. It looks good for the price but farther from Mickey Mouse. When I zoom in to the very local area you see the university close by, plus Panera Bread panerabread.com, Buffalo Wild Wings, and chipolte to name a few. It looks like a clean area and we can do Winter Park and Orlando, new places. The Hotel Website is marriott.com here to look at the photos too. If it is ok with you, I will go ahead and book for the December 24th and 25th nights, leaving for home on the 26th. I would come to your house at on the 23rd. Is that ok with your schedule? I think it should be great, and we just have to research to find good spots, stores, parks, and things to do that are new. Post this comment as people will want to do the same thing that we are doing for vacation planning.