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“Another great stay at the Waldorf” 5 of 5 stars
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Waldorf Astoria Orlando
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821   |  
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Ranked #24 of 329 Hotels in Orlando
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Dallas, Texas
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19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Another great stay at the Waldorf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Last year we had a pool and Epcot view and that was great. This year we only had a backside view ov...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WA_Orlando, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your detailed review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your second stay with us so much! We cannot wait to see you for number 3!
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here for 10 days this July. Is a great hotel to choose if you want to be near Disney / Universal theme parks without actually staying in them. It's a bit quieter and the service is fantastic. Rooms are beautiful - still feel new and no rough edges. Service around the pool is great - fluffy beach towels and plenty of space. The Hilton Pool next door is also open to Waldorf guests and that is great for children (lazy river, waterslide etc) (Does not work the other way round though so the Waldorf pool is lovely and quiet). The best buffet breakfast I've ever seen and the staff are really friendly - great with children. The only minor downside is the frequency of buses to the theme parks. About once an hour. We found this fine but it is less frequent than some of the other hotels. Bus trip, once your on it, is about 12 minutes to Magic Kingdom, 20 mins to Animal Kingdom. If you are a Hilton Honors member there are LOADS of benefits in this hotel (discount at the spa, room upgrade, special theme park deals) so worth considering you are in this category...or if you are not as it is a great hotel.

Room Tip: The higher up the better...they have quite a few function rooms so I suppose there could be some noi...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WA_Orlando, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. It is great to hear that as a valued Hilton Honors member we were able to recognize our appreciation for your loyalty. Please come back and see us again soon!
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Waldorf Astoria really was the most extraordinarily comfortable way to spend the first of 2 weeks of a holiday with another family in Florida. The stress of long days spent in queues immediately melted away on return to this oasis of attentive and calm service. The hotel's distinguishing feature was without a doubt the outstanding staff for who whom nothing was too much trouble. All did a fantastic job of looking after our every need. Although comparisons are invidious, special mention must be made of Matthew, Michael and Tina at front-of-house, Rina and Myle in Peacock Alley and Bob in Oscar's - my all time favourite breakfast venue.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WA_Orlando, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you very much for reviewing our property. We are so happy to hear many of our team members made such an impact during your stay! We cannot wait until your next visit!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

On July 22, my family and I were warmly welcomed by the Waldorf Astoria staff members. The room has a great view of the pool and the bed is VERY comfortable. Also the room service is great! My family and I recommend the resort.

Room Tip: Ask for Disney fireworks view Top floor rooms have great view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WA_Orlando, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay so much! Please come back and see us again soon!
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed here for three days prior to travelling to the gulf coast. What a wonderful way to start a holiday. Everything said about this hotel is correct, wonderful attentive staff for whom nothing is a trouble,clean rooms and excellent facilities. The buffet breakfast has amazing choices. I managed a round of golf and the course was in excellent condition. Looking forward to returning here in the future.

Room Tip: A Disney view room gives great views of the parks.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WA_Orlando, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We hope you enjoyed your round of golf on our Reese Jones designed course! We hope to see you again soon!
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Auburn, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went this year to Disney World for our wedding anniversary as a couple. The Waldorf was a place that did not have kids running around like most Disney resorts, but was so high class and perfect for a romantic getaway.

Room Tip: Ask for a disney view!!!! You can see the fireworks from Epcot!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WA_Orlando, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are ecstatic to hear we were able to make your anniversary so special! Please come back and see us again soon!
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days as part of a family vacation and it was nothing short of first-class. This was our first time staying on a non-Disney property resort and it was great. The place was amazingly clean (very important), food was delicious (with a lot of real healthy choices) and the staff was friendly and helpful.

The pools are great - nice to relax on the Waldorf side, then have a little fun on the Hilton side (yes you have access to both hotels with a short stroll). The lazy river is a lot of fun. Really feel like you are at a vacation resort since it's tucked away from the Disney madness.

Only word of caution - if you are coming here to be immersed in all that is Disney, this is not the place to stay. While they do have a free shuttle to the parks, it is not the most efficient way to get to there. We are used to the constant flurry of transportation options that on-property resorts offer. For us not a big deal since this was more of a relaxing trip to Orlando, but for you Disney nuts this may be a little too low key.

Overall, a great place to stay, relax and have fun. One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in and without a doubt would go back again. Where else can you watch fireworks from your bed!

Room Tip: Ante up for Disney view room. Watching fireworks from your bed after a long day is very cool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WA_Orlando, Guest Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you very much for reviewing our property. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon!
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Address: 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#6 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#8 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#12 Business Hotel in Orlando
#32 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Orlando 5*
Number of rooms: 498
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waldorf Astoria Orlando is an elegant oasis of contemporary luxury surrounded by Walt Disney World(R) Resort. This refined luxury hotel offers guests an ambiance of stylish sophistication replete with celebrated amenities and impeccable personalized service. The resort offers a plethora of recreational activities perfect for networking and relaxation. Enjoy a round of golf on our championship course; rejuvenate in our European-style spa; or take a refreshing swim in our pools and discover the ultimate escape in a private cabana. Our dining experiences are unparalleled, from fine dining at the renowned Bull & Bear, to casual dining poolside. Complimentary luxury motorcoach transportation is provided to all four Disney theme parks and the Downtown Disney Area. Our team is passionately devoted to attending to every detail of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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