Four Seasons Resort Orlando At Walt Disney World Resort
What We Love
- Orlando's only Four Seasons is a playground for both kids and adults, with a five-acre water park, an adults-only pool, four restaurants, a Tom Fazio–designed golf course, an enormous spa, a kids club and more
- Kids for All Seasons is a free camp open to children four to 12
- On the 17th floor the alfresco steakhouse Capa has front-and-center views of the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks
- READ MORE: Adult's Guide to Orlando
What To Know
- Character breakfasts with Goofy and pals should be booked in advance; they cost $42 for adults and $22 for children three to 12
- Check-in is at 4 p.m.
- The guestrooms are 500 square feet and can accommodate two adults and two children (17 and under); roll-away beds are not available
- Staff is on hand to assist with ticket purchases for Walt Disney World Resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Within the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando is the sophisticated pick for families and couples seeking a Disney adventure. All 443 guestrooms (including 68 suites) are huge, apartment-like spaces done up in a grown-up cream, coffee and teal palette, with one King or two Double beds, flat-screen TVs, coffee- and tea-makers, in-room dining and movies on demand. The full marble bathrooms have both deep soaking tubs and oversize glass-walled showers. At 500 square feet, they all feel spacious enough for the two adults and two children permitted in each room. Park View Rooms are worth the splurge for the dead-on views of the nightly Magic Kingdom Park fireworks display. Dining options range from Italian favorites and a hearty breakfast buffet at Ravello to unforgettable steak dinners at the rooftop Capa, where the hottest table is on the open patio looking out at the fireworks display. There’s also Southern-inspired cuisine on offer at the indoor/outdoor PB&G and Cuban fare at Plancha, inside the golf clubhouse. Part of the Tom Fazio–designed Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, it’s just one of the resort’s parent-friendly amenities, which include a world class spa, tennis courts, a fitness center and an adults-only infinity pool (with a jacuzzi, cabanas and a lakeside location). For youngsters there’s the five-acre Explorer Island water park, a free kids camp with a game room, a climbing wall and a playground, and poolside movie screenings each Saturday night. Not to mention Walt Disney World Resort itself, which is just a short shuttle ride from the hotel’s door.
In the Area
The Walt Disney World Resort‘s mega-attractions range from water slides and roller coasters to live shows, theme restaurants and a World Showcase replicating 11 nations of the world. The park’s Downtown Disney attraction is free to enter and offers its own take on entertainment, including a House of Blues music venue, a Cirque du Soleil theater and a bowling alley on steroids. Beyond the park gates, browse the shiny wares at popular shopping centers such as the Florida Mall (the state’s fifth-largest), the Mall at Millennia and Premium Outlets. For an easy day trip, Cocoa Beach holds the distinction of being Orlando’s closest strand.
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Well what can I say, apart from this is THE hotel to stay at when you visit Disney! From the staff to the restaurants, the pool to the bar and the excellent rooms (standard non-park facing for us) this was a visit that was perfect on every level. Yes, its not cheap but this is the Four Seasons. If you can afford it I wouldn't hesitate....it really is a jewel in the crown of the Orlando hotel scene.
Today is my birthday so I decided to celebrate the day enjoying this absolutely breathtaking resort. I started the day at The Spa and got the most incredible aromatherapy massage. Thanks to that experience, I will NEVER go anywhere else!! Then I had sangria and grilled fish tacos for lunch at PB&G which was soooo delicious. I went up to my beautiful golden oak room for a quick nap and came down at sunset to enjoy a relaxing couple of loops around the lazy river. Last but most certainly not least, one word: Ravello! I enjoyed the most incredible moscato, meatball, rib eye, pasta & ice cream cake. Now, although this may mirror many other incredible well deserved reviews, I just had to take the time to acknowledge the most impressive part of my experience. THE AWESOME TEAM!! Everyone I met and interacted with were the epitome of kind, warm and engaging. From the doormen, front desk, spa massage therapist, PB&G server, two gentlemen at lazy river pool towel area who recommended Ravello to me, and of course the dinner team at Ravello. Truth be told, I was very sad on my birthday and almost didn't come because I spent the majority of the day alone. Everyone was too busy working or in school or out of town. It's a Monday so I understood but somehow the loneliness was on the brain. The team completely turned that frown upside down and made my day though! Please forgive me as I don't know all of your names but if you are/were working on the afternoon & evening of 8/13 in any of the above mentioned areas, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!! Whether you realize the impact of your kindness, gestures, conversation and recommendations, you all turned what wouldve be been a sad birthday to a hopeful and cheerful one. Finally, I would also like to thank the family that I met tonight in Ravello, who showed me so much birthday joy by singing along to "happy birthday" and offering to buy my dinner. It's people like your family and the Four Seasons Orlando family that give hope and remind us that, at the end of the day, there are amazing people in the world spreading love and light wherever they go. I wish that beautiful family and the Four Seasons Orlando family all the joy that you brought to me today times 1000. So blessed it brought me to tears (literally in Ravello lol). My grandma will be 80 in Feb and thanks to all of you, I'm going to book the family rooms with you guys. See you next time and thanks again!!! :-D
I never imagined how wonderful The Four Seasons would be. They waited on our family with personalized , smiling service. The looks & lazy river are fantastic. The splash pad was perfect for our 4 year old and the adults enjoyed the beautiful fountains lulling is into relaxations. Waiters were so friendly and quick with our every need. The infinity family pool has a large screen, outdoor tv that showed Peter Pan while we waited in the water. It was very relaxing and a neat experience. Our little guy was tired from theswming and riding in the lazy river ( which he called the fast river) . We dropped him off at the kids center, which is located by all the pools. Hubby and I walked to The adult pool, which was a quiet retreat for us. If you swim underwater you can hear music playin under the water. A neat experience but not practicle for one who doesn’t want to get her hair wet. The drinks were tasty and the grilled food was delicious. The following morning we hit the gym. There is pleanty of workout equipment to get a quality muscle building session in. They also offer on site yoga, Pilates and spin. Classes were not in session when we were there. The chilled, scented towels were a magnificent touch to our post workout sweat session. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that we were accommodated. We loved our experience and WILL being going back.
A great hotel and property to stay. I stayed here with my family and we enjoyed every minute. From the moment you enter through the secured gate which was about 1 mile from the hotel, you know that you are staying somewhere very exclusive. The drive was easy down a 25 miles per hour zone but be very careful with your speed because they have securities with speed cameras which I’ve seen twice whilst there.
At check in the valet attendants will park your car for you as it’s valet only but service was warm and friendly. Our check in receptionist Michelle was warm and friendly. Some other lovely people who I met there were Chase, Miguel and Jenny by the swimming pool, but overall all the staff are brilliant.
The property itself is amazing. We were given a park view room and though it was just a regular view at first until we entered the room and saw how beautiful it looks. It’s worth mentioning at nights with a park view room you can see the fire works from Disney going off which we watched every night whilst there. The gardens and property was lovely and well kept. The room was lovely and very clean. Well done to the housekeeping department for your attention to details.
We paid for a breakfast with goofy and friends and loved that as well loved every minute. The characters were very friendly and kept walking around meeting and greeting everyone. Definitely worth doing if you are staying here.
Overall one of the most amazing places I have ever visited.
We stayed at this property with our two toddlers during our trip to Disney in December, and it was amazing! This is the standard all other hotels should use when creating a kid-friendly property. I wish we planned a longer trip because most of our days were spent at Disney World, and it would have been nice to have more than one day to utilize everything. They have a nice lazy river, a family pool, a splash pad pool-- which my toddlers LOVED, and an adults only pool that is completely separate. My kids were too young for the kids club but I briefly went in to check it out. Unlike other hotels where the kids club seems like an afterthought, this was in the middle of the pool grounds (sunlight!) and had lots of great toys, play space, & an outdoor playground. They also have a game room for older kids, outdoor rock climbing, water slide, dine-in movie nights. They really thought of everything for families. It's nice to be able to get luxury AND kid-friendly and not have to sacrifice one or the other.
If you are visiting Disney World, they have a desk where you can pick up your tickets & a luxury coach bus that runs pretty frequently. They follow Disney World's operating schedule so if there is a late event (IE: Very Merry Christmas) they will pick up late into the night.
We also did the character breakfast at Ravello. The food was good but the price will be high, since you are paying for the brunch AND the character experience. Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy will walk around to each table. They had a staff member guiding them so as not to miss any tables. The included photos are only with Goofy, but we had no problem using our own cameras to get photos with all of them.
We didn't book a room with fireworks view because our kids would have been long asleep by then, but we did have a parents night dinner at Capa where we could view the fireworks from our table on the outdoor terrace. I didn't once feel as if we missed out on the Disney experience by not staying at one of the Disney resorts. We don't want to spoil the children too much with a yearly Disney vacation, but we keep talking about when we will take the kids back and comparing other hotels to this one. It is a little comical to go to Disney World and rave about the hotel, but that's how much we loved it.