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.
How to Get There
I usually stay at Four Season Properties on all my personal travel. I visited this property on business travel this time, so I did not stay at the resort, but went twice in two days and ate lunch one day and dinner and lunch the next. I also shopped and ate lunch at the golf course. They have a beautiful golf pro shop/course/club and restaurant at the golf course. They will cart you over if you do not want to walk - or I ended up parking in the golf shop lobby one day and walking over to the rooms. Food was great at all three places I ate - lobby bar, Capa (amazing views and be there for fireworks on the outside sitting area in the evening - WOW) and then at the golf course pro shop. I had steaks and hamburger (lobby bar) and they were all wonderful and service was great as always. I hung out in the lobby area and sat in the sun outside for a while, and the property is so pretty, and the pools (lazy river area also) are all well laid out and beautiful - not crowded feeling. You can get a great overhead view of the pools and property from Capa on the 17th floor (see my photos). It was easy to drive to Disney Springs and all the Disney Parks but they offer a shuttle service on a set schedule that is posted on an electronic board in the lobby. I also shopped at three of the shops on site and the staff were friendly and I had a nice time talking to them in all three. I have stayed at the Grand Floridian in the past, and also visited it this time, but would recommend staying here over that for less crowded feeling (just no direct service to the monorail) and much more luxurious feeling.
I am a big fan of Four Seasons, and my stay at the Orlando property verified the accuracy of my opinion that it is a top level organization. I was there for a business meeting, so I never got to the pool or the spa area, but wherever I went, the staff was courteous, friendly and engaging. The property itself is beautiful, and the quality of the food that we were served was excellent. I really liked the room, with a large walk-in closet and bath with both tub and shower. It was a very pleasant stay at a lovely property.
The 4S Orlando property is the Disney experience I remember as a kid. I don't recall my mother scrambling to make dinner reservations or telling us we have to race from one side of the park to the other or ELSE! I remember Disney being a fun, relaxing vacation. The 4S Orlando property brings the vacation back to Disney World!
The 4S offers the best of all the worlds. You have early access and close proximity to the parks. There's no need for dining reservations (except for holidays). You eat real food (versus powdered eggs, preservative filled food at the park). Everything is at your finger tips with their exceptional service. It's the way I remember WDW to be when I was a kid.
If you are a mother, go for Mother's Day! I had the most wonderful Mother's Day ever last year! I rode thrill rides, laughed, watched our son do something amazing, ate great food and never touched a dish! Everyone was happy at the end of the day. It truly was the most carefree Mother's Day.
PRO TIPS: Be like a local and eat at Plancha (brunch is awesome). It's worth the walk. Catch the dive in movie. Order a drink and let your kids play in the splash pad. Plan time to stay at the resort to enjoy the pools (our son enjoys the hotel as much as the parks). Let the front desk take care of pairing magic bands and park tickets while you have breakfast. Download the 4S app to your phone and send concierge request through your phone. Grab takeaway food from Lickety Split. Don't let the rain get you down. The Hideout has great games and pinball machines. The pools are heated. Take some time with your significant other and drop the kids off at Kids for All Seasons.
The Four Seasons in Walt Disney world exceeded all of our expectations! From the moment we arrived, the friendly front desk checked in our family of five (2 adults and three young children) and took such good care of us! The room was beautiful, the pools/lazy river provided endless entertainment for all! And the spa was heavenly!
The resort feels like the perfect balance of family activities in an environment that is calming and relaxing...with something for everyone. It’s like they have a magical potion and created a place for adults and children to both feel like they are in heaven!
Finally, the chefs took EXCELLENT care of my food allergies. Alex In the PB and G Grill and Jon in Ravello were particularly amazing! Julia took excellent care of our entire family at the pools - she made everyone feel like she had our best interest at heart as she continually asked what we needed!
Our entire family cannot wait to return to this truly beautiful hotel!
This resort is beautiful. The decor all appears fresh and the facilities very well cared for. The staff is respectful, attentive and friendly. Every meal we ate we ended with "well that was delicious". We were here to relax and just spend time together for the weekend and we were easily able to do just that.