This is the second year in a row that my wife and I have stayed at the Orlando Waldorf for a firm conference. I can truly say it is one of my favorite hotels in the world. We travelled both years without our children and I will say that the hotel is more geared towards couples without children. The Hilton next door is great for families. Prior to checking in at the Waldorf we had spent 3 days at the Ritz in Amelia Island and the Waldorf is far superior in every way (except for not being on the beach). The entire staff was very friendly and accomodating. The lobby and rooms are beautiful with a clean, classy and updated feel.
The Peacock Alley bar is a great place for drinks overlooking the pool area. The pool itself is very elegant and there are not a lot of kids running around. We looked into renting a cabana one day and felt they were overpriced and didn't rent one. This proved to be a good decision as an afternoon thunderstorm came through and lasted longer than usual. We ate lunch and dinner one day in the Aquamarine poolside restaurant / bar and the food was very good. Especially the Saturday evening Indian food cookout. They bring an authentic clay oven out to cook all the meat and bread and it was great. Thanks to our server Kevin for recommending it. He was great!!
One evening we participated in the cocktail tasting in the lobby. They provide samples of three of their signature drinks (free of charge) and tell you about how they are made and even let you make the mojito yourself with their instruction. It was a very nice event that we just stumbled upon.
We had room service one night and it was completely accurate and very good. I remember that from last year as well. Brunch as Oscars was outstanding!! Much better than the Ritz.
Last year we had a pool and Epcot view and that was great. This year we only had a backside view overlooking the drive up and that is a pretty disappointing view. Definitely get the poolside view.
Overall, this hotel is exactly what a luxury resort should be.