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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
If you are looking for an upscale hotel, with the convenience and benefits of Disney World, this is it. You get the benefit of extra magic hours and are convniently located to all Disney attractions. The room was very comfortable with nice amenities. Overall, the resort was quiet which is a very nice break from the hustle and bustle of the parks. The breakfast buffet at Oscar's was excellent as was our server. Lizzy went above and beyond to make us feel like welcomed and valued guests. Thank you!
What a great hotel! Staff beyond friendly and helpful. Room very clean, wifi nice. Pool area beautiful. Grounds gorgeous. Can not say enough about this hotel. The one side has beautiful views of Epcot and the fireworks at night are amazing. We were lucky enough to get this view. The complimentary breakfast in Oskar's in the morning for diamond members is outstanding - best continental breakfast I have had outside Hotel Sacher in Vienna. Will definitely be staying here again in the future.
This is a very nice super clean resort which is excellently situated near Disney. The resort provides transportation to the parks and the service at this hotel is terrific. The food is pricey but that seems to be typical of Orlando. So this is not unusual. The pool is amazing and there is a lot of room. Great spot for families!
My family and I arrived mid-week for a conference and were quickly greeted by the friendly staff at the front entrance. There was a long line at check-in, so the staff opened every lobby desk, including concierge, to facilitate prompt check-in for everyone. The rest of the stay was very enjoyable. The grounds are well kept and very beautiful! The fruit and Nutella crepes at the breakfast buffet were a hit with my child! I would recommend this resort without hesitation!
Recently completed our 4th stay at this beautiful property. Entering the gorgeous lobby with the full length windows overlooking the pool and cabana area is always a thrill. Suites are generously proportioned, comfortable living area with sofa and large flat screen, wet bar with storage and dining table, 3 closets, spacious bathroom and bedroom. Plenty of storage throughout. Outdoor balcony is the perfect spot to take in the beautiful view. Everything is well taken care of and immaculate. Staff here is absolutely wonderful. Olivia at the front desk so kindly took care of us and when we happened to mention that we had missed a special Disney treat she sent us a wonderful treat from the Waldorf. Special mention goes to Daniel, our server at Aquamarine, the pool bar, who made sure that our burgers were always the correct temperature. Breakfast at Oscar`s is one of the highlights of our day and truly one of the many real assets of the resort. It is a sumptuous feast including hot and cold breakfast/brunch items with omelets and crepes cooked to order. Everything is top -notch quality from the in-house bakery (including gluten free options) to the smoked salmon and fresh squeezed juices. The genial host Mr. Alexander greets each table. Michelle and Savanah, the hostesses always have a warm greeting for us and remember where we most like to sit. Michael, Daina, Juan and Andrew our servers, and all of the support staff some how always remember our preferences even from months before. They always treat us like extended family members. So nice to start off the day that way. Thanks to ali! We look forward to returning soon.