Waldorf Astoria Orlando
The Waldorf Astoria provides an elegant hotel option for Orlando
visitors looking for alternatives to Disney properties while still maintaining access to all the park attractions (via a free shuttle). Guest rooms, decorated in warm colors and dark wood, have marble bathrooms and separate soaking tubs; suites add seating and a dining area with kitchenette with wine refrigerator. Set within the Bonnet Creek nature preserve, the resort's Rees Jones-designed golf course blends classic and challenging elements. The lush grounds include a zero-edge lap pool surrounded by cabanas, though families may take advantage of reciprocity with a sister Hilton Resort which has a fun lazy-river feature and waterslide. The WA Kids’ club, a daily program for kids age 5-12, offers poolside activities and weekend evening entertainment. The hotel spa has a tea lounge, eucalyptus steam room, and a Jacuzzi in addition to 22 treatment rooms. The hotel's dozen dining options include the Bull & Bear steakhouse and a Sunday royal tea at Peacock Alley. The $40 daily resort charge covers welcome drinks, WiFi and calls, gym and spa access, bike rentals, and golf club rental after 2 p.m.