Hilton Garden Inn

Situated on the grounds of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn is the “Flyest” Hotel in Lakeland. It’s also the closest hotel to the annual aviation thrill fest that is the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo.

The Look you Want to Book

No dated appliances and décor here. Rooms at this modern hotel feature contemporary décor and so much more. Amenities that make these rooms feel like a home away from home include custom-designed beds, 32-inch LCD flat-panel TVs, in-room hospitality center with coffeemaker, mini fridge, microwave, large work desk with desk-level outlets and ergonomic chair, luxurious bathroom amenities, iPod dock and free Wi-Fi. If you go for the upgrade, you can add a whirlpool tub to that list. Um, yes please.

Food for Thought

Whether you are looking to satisfy your cravings with a cooked-to-order breakfast, mingle in a casual bar and grill setting or enjoy a cigar at sunset, Hilton Garden Inn’s The Great American Grill and The Hangar Bar and Grill have you covered.

They’ve also got a 24/7 convenience store, 23/7 fitness center, 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub.

Best of all, the Hilton Garden Inn is the closest hotel to Florida’s largest convention, SUN’ n FUN International Fly-In & Expo.

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

About SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo is Florida’s largest convention and the second largest air show in the United States – it’s a big deal. Pilots and aviation enthusiasts from around the world make up a portion of the 200,000 people who flock to the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport every Spring, turning it into the busiest airport in North America during the week of the fly-in.

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

Wondering what kind of high-flying action you’ll experience at SUN 'n FUN? There are daily afternoon air shows, night air shows, performances by some of the world’s top aerobatic pilots and jet demonstration teams (the Blue Angels and Breitling Jet Team, for example) 500 exhibits, workshops and forums, and the opportunity to view more than 4,500 aircraft from homebuilts to warbirds on 2,200 acres. And we can’t forget about the air balloon race and launch, which is a must see.

Not Going to be in Town for the Fly-In?

…that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some fun in the Central Florida sun.

You could try your hand at paddle boarding with Paddleboard Winter Haven or visit the fantastically fun LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. There are many more diverse activities to enjoy in beautiful Polk County, and events are added to our calendar daily. So don’t just do one thing during your stay, choose everything!

Address / Location

3839 Don Emerson Dr
Lakeland, FL 33811
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3 Star Rating

Went to this Hilton Garden Inn for business over a meal and booking. The lobby was well kept, Christmas themed. Had a meal at the restaurant bar. Noticed a nice fish tank but it was filled with 99... Read Full Review

3 Star Rating

Anyone wanting a great placed to go for so-so food, outstanding entertainment -- songs and music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's should call and find out which Tuesday night this is going on. I have... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Accommodations were very clean and pleasant, the beds were very comfortable. Staff was courteous and helpful. The staff made our gathering a success and went above and beyond to meet our needs. We... Read Full Review

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