Waldorf Astoria Orlando
What We Love
- The grandeur of the public spaces: acres of marble, classical columns and a gold domed ceiling
- Plenty of upscale non-Disney-related diversions, like shops, a golf course and a spa
- Six restaurants and bars, many outposts of the New York originals
What To Know
- Location literally surrounded by Walt Disney theme parks
- There’s a resort fee of $25 per night
- Pets aren't allowed, so leave Fido at home
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Catering to that subset of travelers who are both luxury aficionados and Disney enthusiasts, this elegant player offers the Gilded Era opulence of the New York flagship with the family-friendly ambiance of a major resort. The hotel runs free shuttles between all the Disney attractions, while other draws like Sea World and Universal Studios Florida are within an easy drive. Kick back at the 24,000-square-foot spa, which offers holistic treatments like Reflexology, or play a round at the Rees Jones championship golf course, which winds through wetlands. After tee time, enjoy tea time at one of the resort’s six restaurants, where you can sample – what else? – a classic Waldorf Salad.
In the Area
Once guests’ theme park needs are sated, they are free to immerse themselves in Orlando’s surprisingly rich cultural scene. The Orlando Museum of Art is a work of art in itself, housed in a striking 1920s building, while the Orlando Ballet features both contemporary productions and classics like Snow White and The Nutcracker, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performs over 100 events per season.
How to Get There
I enjoyed four night here and couldn’t have been more impressed. This is truly a hotel that takes pride in its presentation and service. From the moment we walked in with a door being opened, a pleasant greeting and a glass of champagne we were pleasantly delighted. The pool area is great. Their was friendly towel service, bar service and and a clean swim area. The room on the 11th floor was clean and comfortable. Ever time you pass an employee your are greeted with a pleasantry that is unfortunately becoming less common in the industry. The breakfast buffet at Oscars is simply amazing. A wide selection and impeccable service. The bar, the spa, the rooms, all fantastic. This was a very positive experience. Highly recommend.
Awesome experience top to bottom. Food and service as you would imagine from a luxury property. The grounds are beautiful and well manicured. The views were stunning from our balcony; enjoying fireworks from Disney nightly.
I agree with the reviewers who say the lobby and common areas are very nice. They are. But the rooms are no better than any upscale Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt property. They are comfortably large, but they only provide one side chair. An additional one would be nice in which to sit and overlook the nice pool/golf area. There really is no "wow" factor for the rooms, and because you are adjacent to Disney, you cannot escape the squealing children who run up and down the hallways (just paying more does not help you escape those parents who do not keep their children under control).
Food is expensive. I spent an evening out by the pool. I had a chicken salad wrap and two glasses of wine - all for $60.
The White Glove Approval, it’s when I pull out my special white glove out of my purse and view a place with my hands.
The Waldorf Astoria was the only business on this planet, with my white glove approval the entire resort and spa was completely spotless!
When my two sons’ and I was on our family vacation in Orlando, Florida.
We decided to stop by the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, before driving back home to Tennessee.
I wanted to view on of the rooms, so when I bring my two son’s back to Orlando Florida for our next family vacation we could consider staying here for a couple of days.
I ask the front desk clerk could, my two sons’ and I view one of the rooms for future travel purpose.
And she was so kind; to take my two son and me’s on the grand tour Waldorf Astoria.
The Waldorf Astoria is the only hotel and resort with a kid’s club with amazing activities such as arts and crafts just for kid’s.
My two sons’ and I have visited beautiful hotels and resorts all across America.
The Waldorf Astoria in Orlando Florida, was breathtaking the entire resort and spa was truly out of Heavens Hand Book.
Every detail and décor was design to pure perfection with glamour and class.
Most of all the entire staff at the Waldorf Astoria went above and beyond to make my family feel welcome.
One of the better choices for adults who don’t want to be immersed in Disney craziness. Feels like a grown up resort, although falls short on some executional fronts — on our spa day, the ladies’ jacuzzi wasn’t working, the food overall was just ok and the lighting in the bathroom was genuinely bad. But staff was friendly and eager to please.