A sophisticated stay in Orlando

Though The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has much to offer, both inside and out, perhaps the most enjoyable spot at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is The Lobby Lounge, which is regally decorated in Ritz-Carlton fashion and, during the day, offers a nice view of the property's pool and manmade lake. It's here that you can find expertly crafted cocktails and rub shoulders with the property's many business travelers who come to the luxury resort for conferences.

The hotel also offers a small network of trails for walking and biking, and it's possible to participate in scheduled fish feedings along the property's lakefront. But if you'd like to venture off the property with your family, The Ritz-Carlton provides prime access to Disney World and other kid-friendly attractions, with plenty of luxury to come back to when the day is done.