Waldorf Astoria Orlando
The Waldorf Astoria is an elegant option for Orlando
visitors looking for alternatives to Disney properties while still maintaining access to all the park attractions (via a free shuttle). Decorated in warm colors and dark wood, guest rooms have marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs; suites add dining areas and kitchenettes with wine refrigerators. Set within the Bonnet Creek nature preserve, the resort’s Rees Jones–designed golf course balances classic and challenging elements, and lush grounds include a zero-edge lap pool surrounded by cabanas, though families might prefer the lazy river and waterslide at the sister Hilton Resort. After a day of splashing around, the spa offers a tea lounge, eucalyptus steam room, and Jacuzzi in addition to 22 treatment rooms, and you can choose from a dozen dining options that include the Bull & Bear steakhouse and a Sunday royal tea at Peacock Alley.