Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States of America
At a Glance
Non Disney hotel within the Disney complex
Relaxed feel yet just a short distance from the Disney parks
Complimentary shuttle buses into the Disney parks
Excellent suite style accommodation ideal for families, some with firework views
Great choice of restaurants and excellent facilities
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Florida is a year-round destination with balmy winters, but summers can be hot and humid. The best time to visit Florida is in March and April when it is warm and sunny, before the weather begins to get too hot. Hurricanes and other less serious tropical storms can strike Florida any time in the summer up to the end of November, however the risk is greatest between August and October.
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The Waldorf Astoria Orlando provides an ideal choice for families wanting a luxurious base close to the theme parks yet far enough away for you to escape the Disney magic for a few hours at the end of the day
For those who need to be close to Disney yet not enveloped in it 24 hours a day, the Waldorf Astoria is a great choice.
Set within the much coveted Disney perimeters, guests can enjoy just a 5 minute journey into and out of the parks each day with the hotels complimentary shuttle bus.
When the parks are done, guests can be sure they are returning to an envelopment of warm welcomes, superb service, fine accommodation and some very fine dining yet without any cartoon characters in site.
The Waldorf Astoria offers superb amenities from the relaxing Sir Harry’s Lounge and bar complete with relaxing piano music through to the stunningly set swimming pools which afford wonderful sunset views and offer private cabanas for guest use during the day and warming fire pits to sit around during the chillier evenings.
If you like to be pampered, the Waldorf Astoria Spa offers no less than 24 treatment rooms, a beauty salon and indulgent Carita Spa products. The extensive fitness center is essential to work off those indulgences in the hotel’s fine dining establishments.
Bull & Bear offers some of the best steak in Orlando and Oscar’s is home to the original Waldorf Salad. With more relaxed dining at Peacock Alley and Acquamarine there is something for everyone. The Hilton Orlando is also right next door and guests at the Waldorf Astoria can enjoy their dining too. The Italian La Luce restaurant is home to one of the most famous desserts in this area. Butterscotch Dessert even has it’s own Facebook page.
Waldorf Astoria is family friendly too and the WA Kids activity center is available for children aged 3-12 years of age. Families will love the “lazy river” at neighboring Hilton Orlando as well as the weekend “dive in” Disney movies at the poolside.
498 rooms including 171 suites make this one of the smaller hotels in the Disney area.
One bedroom and two bedroom suites are ideal for families.
All rooms feature premium bath amenities, separate bath and shower cubicle, Waldorf Astoria signature bedding collection, plush terry bathrobes and slippers, secured wireless internet access (daily charge), HD 42 inch TV and twice daily housekeeping and turndown service.
The Waldorf Astoria is very family friendly and offers excellent accommodation for families traveling together.
There is a children’s club which caters for children from ages 5-12. Charges apply for each session. Sessions are 10.30 to 2.30pm daily or in the evenings from 6pm.
Babysitting is available on request.
The Waldorf Astoria is located next door to the Hilton Orlando and guests at the hotel are able to use the facilities of both hotels.
Choice of 6 different dining options at Waldorf Astoria and more at neighboring Hilton Orlando. Bull & Bear for fine dining and steak, Oscar’s, Peacock Alley, Acquamarine and the Clubhouse Grille on the golf course.
Two swimming pools (one with a lazy river) and poolside cabanas at additional charge, Waldorf Astoria spa, large fitness center (charge applies) Rees Jones designed 18 hole golf course, jogging trails, 24 hour concierge, in room dining, WA Kids Club, complimentary WiFi in lounge and lobby areas
Ben Peters (Staff)
The Waldorf Astoria Orlando is perfect for guests wanting to explore Disney whilst having a base to come back to that is a more peaceful than a Disney Hotel. The zero entry pool is very popular for kids with daily poolside activities, whilst the relaxing cabana pool is perfect for adults wanting to enjoy the sun or unwind reading a book. Guests are able to utilize the Hilton facilities next door, including a variety of restaurants, a lazy river and a kids only waterslide. The brilliant Bull and Bear Steakhouse is a favorite for guests staying there and this will need to be reserved beforehand. The Waldorf can feel big from the outside but I was impressed with the personable service and size of the rooms inside, particularly the golf course view.
Astronaut Training Experience
Train to be a Spaceman! The Astronaut Training program at Kennedy Space Center gives you the closest possible experience to training for a space flight. This amazing half day experience is a must for all space enthusiasts! Min age 14.
Disney Character Breakfasts
Whether you want to have breakfast with Goofy or lunch with Cinderella, the magic of Disney can make it happen. Character meals are available throughout the Disney resort but sell out fast due to high demand!
Kennedy Space Center SpacePass
The SpacePass ticket offers the most comprehensive Kennedy Space Center experience. The ticket combines all the elements of normal admission plus the 'Dine With an Astronaut' program and an exclusive tour to the more restricted areas of the complex.
Location & directions
Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Nestled in the heart of over 482 pristine acres in Bonnet Creek, near the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando.