This is my first experience at a WA and I have to say is was a great first impression. My husband and I took my 4 year old daughter to Disney as a Christmas gift and this resort absolutely fit the bill. We arrived on Christmas day and ended our stay on Saturday. We were in search of a property that would offer a tranquil and quiet atmosphere after the craziness of Disney World. WA did not disappoint. There were just enough families with children that my daughter had playmates. The property is extremely well appointed and tasteful in design. I was a tad bit perplexed with the kitchenette which did not have a trash can or paper towels. Seems to me items such as these would be standard with this set-up. I agree with some of the other reviews, the coffee machine needs better instructions.
I feel like we had breakfast, lunch and dinner at least once at all of the restaurants. I have to say Peacock Alley in the lobby/bar area was the best for my family and Harvest Bistro in the Hilton a close second. I was disappointed by the wait for the breakfast buffet at Oscars. I'm sure it's related to this time of year but 30 minutes seemed a bit much for a breakfast buffet. However, the food was excellent! The Yogurt parfaits are to die for. We also had dinner at Bull and Bear. Excellent, Excellent Service very nice food.
Pool is heated to 80 degrees....
The only other down side to this trip was that some of the hotel staff wasn't versed on the in's and out's of the Disney property. I was instructed to go to the mall the day after Christmas (complete and utter disaster) when I could have gone to Downtown Disney.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A contemporary, luxury resort surrounded by the gates of Disney theme parks, Waldorf Astoria® Orlando is nestled in a peaceful 482-acre nature preserve near the Walt Disney World® Resort. The hotel’s elegant setting includes fine resort amenities like the award-winning Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club, the luxe Waldorf Astoria® Spa, a formal swimming pool with private cabanas, and access to more than a dozen dining and lounge experiences, including an outpost of New York City’s famed Bull & Bear. The hotel features 498 deluxe rooms and suites, and nearly 42,000 square feet of exclusive flexible meeting space. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Hilton Hotels Direct, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Waldorf Astoria Orlando reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando Hotel Orlando