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
1st the positives...
We are diamond members and have stayed at most waldorf hotels the hotel is very nice and the grounds are beautiful
For a Waldorf the breakfast selection is really poor you can tell they fill the service stands with pastries and doughnuts etc as they generally cost less to make and buy in rather than use quality healthy options
I left breakfast feeling genuinely let down as I always love the breakfast at a Waldorf hotel
This is probably the worst breakfast we have had at any waldorf property.
Another negative was the smell of weed that stunk out the whole top floor we complained as did others but it was pretty bad.
As a seasoned traveler and a Disney expert I can honestly say I have been to the area and Disney over 100 times in my lifetime. The Waldorf Astoria is the nicest and most elegant and upscale property in all of Disney World and I have stayed at ALL of them. My wife, daughter and I love this hotel because its always clean, smells good, has large rooms, spotless bathrooms, perfect location in the heart if Disney, the front desk always tries to upgrade your room for you and has amazing staff that is ready to serve you right perfectly. I would rate this hotel an 11 out of 10 and we are very fussy! If you are going for business or pleasure you have to stay here if you want the best service, location and rooms for the very fair price for what you get in return, you won't be disappointed!
The hotel staff are very responsive. Rooms are large and the views are excellent. I visited the Bull and Bear hotel restaurant 3 times in 5 days and each day was perfect. The food and service are top notch and just like the hotel, the decor is impeccable.