by Amanda Geronikos
Located on 482 acres of land, Waldorf Astoria Orlando is an exquisite, luxury resort. Several variations of guest rooms and suites are available; a Deluxe Room suits families of four or less as it provides two queen beds (or a king bed) and plenty of space. Guests who stay in a Waldorf Astoria Suite enjoy a kitchenette with a wine refrigerator, breakfast bar and a separate bedroom and living room.
Six restaurants are located onsite; The Clubhouse Grille is perfect for families as it serves traditional American fare. Going out for dinner without the kids? Astoria After Dark provides dinner and activities to children nightly. And while parents enjoy a game of golf or a trip to the hotel’s spa during the day, kids can spend time with Children’s Concierge, which offers activities like arts and crafts, relay games and scavenger hunts. Together, the whole family will enjoy the outdoor pools and private cabanas.
Our Editor Loves
- Children's programs
- Six onsite restaurants
- Outdoor pools and cabanas
Very spacious, nicely decorated rooms - huge bathrooms have shower and bathtub! Service and staff is outsstanding and very friendly. Very nice property which also includes a golf club. Ask for a room on one of the top floors and you will overlook beautiful and lavish Orlando (including some of the rollercoasters in the distance - which makes it a nice view even at night).
Unless your an up and coming golfer or you have Hilton points to burn staying here with the intention of visiting "the parks" isn't the best fit. My family of 4 recently stayed and had a wealth of surprises to greet us this past week. The resort fee was not the surprise! But it's a good thing to note that there is a 45 daily resort fee that comes along with your stay. Our air conditioner in the living area of the room didn't seem to work after 6 visits and 5 prior assurances of being told it was fixed finally 48 hours into our stay the air was working. (for context we had 90 degree days while in Florida) We were given a credit toward our stay so that helped with one of the meals we had on property. Several events were hosted while there a wedding and a formal event as well. The hotel overall is clean and well maintained and is connected to its sister property Hilton by the conference space in the center. With a mile or so walk you can get to the lazy river on that property which our children enjoyed. Note your on a pretty secluded portion of land so if you chose to note bring a vehicle because of the daily 35 a day parking fee then your choices are limited. I sleep with a fan and ordered this along with a case of water. Sneaky little charges keep popping up. Cost me 35 dollars in addition to cost of the items to have items delivered by amazon to the hotel. I looked online at the hotel info but totally missed that disclosure. Breakfast at the hotel for the buffet is really great, the outside of the property is lovely and as mentioned before if I was a golfer I could've been in golf heaven. Honestly I wished I stayed on actual disney or universal property. The shuttle to disney springs is only in the evening and there is a lot of congestion to get in and out of the hotel. Stayed at Disney's Coronodo Springs two weeks earlier and being on the property makes getting around a cinch. Lovely property but not a great fit for my family personally. I know it is the Waldorf but cost add up very quickly. Thanks to the staff for all of the great service but I'd stay on the resort of the parks I'll be headed to for the future.