Hello and welcome to my first blog of 2016. Below is my hotel review of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, enjoy!
Relaxation surrounded by trees. That was what consisted during my stay at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Orlando for my mom’s birthday weekend. The Waldorf is a Hilton property (literally next door to their sister property) within the Disney properties on Bonnet Creek. It is 4.5 miles from Epcot and 5.1 miles from Magic Kingdom. Perfect for every type of travelers but perfect for Business travelers. During my stay there was a huge conference on property and the next week as well.
The first thing you notice while you are driving up is the beautiful entrance of palm trees with Valet waiting for you even at 12:30am. They took our luggage and Sammy, mom, and I walked in to the beautiful Christmas decorated lobby.
I was in awe especially because the decoration reminded me of Frozen. We were met by the gracious Front Desk agent Laticia who assisted us through out our stay. We were then escorted to the elevators to take them to the 7th floor.
We were reserved into a King Deluxe room that came with a sofa bed and was connecting to another room. Due to the layout I honestly thought it was a One Bedroom Suite due to the fact there is a door that separates from the living room to the bedroom. There was a sink with an Expresso machine and a fridge in the room as well. The bed was comfortable (all 3 of us slept comfortably). The flat screen tvs had AWESOME definition, lol. The bathroom was great. I loved taking a shower with the awesome pressure in the shower head. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. Going to Orlando as a kid I remember it as mostly trees and hills before hotels took over the Disney properties. It was great to see that the Waldorf Astoria is surrounded by trees and keeping that landscape within their property.
I did not get to enjoy the pool but across from the pool their is a game area which Sammy enjoyed. Did I mention he was screaming of excitement every 5 minutes? He sure was! He definitely enjoyed this trip! Now that he is able to walk he lets go of my hand and does his own adventure. He even stopped to smell a rose! Love seeing our adventures through his eyes. There is also a hammock located by the game area which my mother enjoyed. Sammy not so much; he preferred to sit UNDER the hammock, lol.
Peacock Bar-right in the lobby perfect to grab some drinks or a light meal through out your day. Depending on the evening they do have events going on. While I was there our last night had a bar full of sweets plus champagne.
Food-everything was delicious except for a mini steak burger I ordered. I requested well done and it was brought to me medium rare, no thank-you! Breakfast at Oscar’s is a must! They have everything from a buffet, omelet station, fresh fruits and juices, etc. I had the pleasure of having breakfast there Friday morning and it was delicious. My yogurt parfait picture even caught the attention of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando that they reposted onto their Instagram account.
Side note: Waldorf has bikes included in your resort fees to ride from their property to their sister property Hilton right next door. From what I was told it’s a beautiful ride along their golf course. I was planning on riding it after breakfast but Sammy fell asleep and my mom went to get her hair and nails done at their Spa-great but very pricey experience-. Hopefully on the next trip.
From all the hotels I have visited in Orlando each hotel is different depending on your need and wants. Would I visit the Waldorf Astoria again? In a heartbeat! I loved the location, it’s surrounding, their exceptional service, and just the relaxed vibe you received from everyone. So the next time you are in Orlando definitely make a stop at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and let them know that I encouraged the visit 🙂 .
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