Davenport, FL Meeting Planning Overview
Davenport is a small town in Polk County. It's attractive to meeting groups because the area north of town near the intersection of Interstate 4 and US 27 is experiencing dynamic growth affording that is expanding Davenport event venues, accommodations, shopping and dining options.
Davenport is located 18 miles from Walt Disney World, 37 miles from the Orlando International Airport, 26 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, 35 miles from Orlando, 26 miles from Lakeland and 63 miles from Tampa. Easy access via Interstate 4 to the Walt Disney World tourism corridor, Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa also make Davenport logistically appealing to smaller groups.
Hotel venues in Davenport include two multi-amenity resorts: The 498-room Bahama Bay Resort & Spa has a 500-square-foot room at its clubhouse for up to 40 people and a banquet room for meal functions that can handle up to 65. The 230-unit Regal Palms Resort & Spa has 3- and 4-bedroom town homes, and 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom homes with business friendly amenities as well as one small conference room.
National chain hotels in the Davenport area include Travelodge, Days Inn & Suites and Quality Inn & Suites.
If the meetings program calls for off-site venues in Davenport, the 30,000 square-foot Lake Eva Banquet Hall with lake views can accommodate up to 1,400 people for a reception.
Golf loving groups relish Davenport because it's home to courses like Providence Golf Club, Highlands Reserve and Ridgewood Lakes and is only a 10-minute drive from multi-course resort complexes, ChampionsGate Resort and Reunion Resort. Other things to do here include hot air ballooning, eco-activities at Lake Kissimmee State Park and shopping at Posner Commons, where anchor stores are JC Penney and Dick's Sporting Goods.
Dining highlights in Davenport encompass the restaurants at Bahama Bay Resort & Spa and Regal Palms Resort & Spa as well as a variety of sports oriented pubs and grill restaurants along highway US 27 such as Beef O'Brady's and The Lucky Leprechaun.