Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

The hotel

Part pit-stop for theme parkers coming to the Sunshine State to experience the theme park thrills and spills; part luxury hideaway with chic swimming pools, indulgent spa treatments, and leisurely golf; and part family resort promising seasonal fun in its children’s club: Waldorf Astoria is anything you want it to be. Of course there are some things every traveller demands, so this multi-faceted hotel delivers complimentary parking, WiFi, a free shuttle to the Disney parks that sit just a short drive away, and a fusion of fabulous dining options. You’ll find everything from a trendy 24-hour coffee house, to steakhouse, Italian, and classic American menus – in fact, there are a dozen bars and restaurants to keep you going on those days you fancy a break from the nearby theme parks.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Theme Parks
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Hotel information

502 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, flat screen TV, Blu-ray player with DVD/CD/MP3 capabilities, WiFi, alarm clock radio, telephone, coffee maker, hairdryer, safe and bathrobes. Guest Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Disney View Double Queen Guest Room have views of Walt Disney World® Resort and 2 queen beds sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Extra Bonus: exclusive to Virgin Holidays - All Virgin Holidays guests will receive a discount card pass which provides 20% discount off all food & Beverage items, 20% discount off all spa treatments and 20% discount to play at the hotel golf course. 

  • Resort Fee Waived: exclusive to Virgin Holiday's guests - resort fee waived, saving $35 per day. 

  • Complimentary self-parking: for all Virgin Holiday's guests, saving $27 per day. 

Complimentary self parking for Virgin Holidays guests (saving $27 plus tax per day). Complimentary transportation to the Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks. Driving time from airport: 20 minutes.

Bull & Bear® (steakhouse menu, open for dinner). La Luce® (modern Italian trattoria with Med-inspired cocktails, open for dinner). Oscar’s® Brasserie (American menu, open for breakfast). Peacock Alley (small plate menu, with live evening entertainment, morning croissant and coffee bar and Sunday Royal Tea). Aquamarine (casual poolside menu including sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, and burgers, open for lunch and dinner). The Clubhouse Grille (at the golf club, with classic menu, open for lunch). Harvest Bistro (casual American classics, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Sir Harry’s Lounge (private lounge bar feel). Zeta Asia (sushi, sashimi, and cocktails, open for dinner). Beech® (casual al fresco dining and small plates, open for lunch and dinner). MYTH Bar (lobby bar with light bites menu, open for lunch and dinner). Muse (24-hour coffee bar). Room service* (24 hour).

2 swimming pools (with pool towels, and cabanas* with 10% discount with resort fee). Use of pool and lazy river at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Waldorf Astoria Spa* (10% off treatments with resort fee). 24-hour fitness centre. Bike rentals (subject to availability). Waldorf Astoria Golf Club* (complimentary golf club rental after 2pm with resort fee). WA Kids Club* (5-12 years).

Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

Resort Fee Waived: Exclusive to Virgin Holidays' guests, saving $35 per day.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: by booking this hotel through Virgin Holidays you will only be able to make Disney FastPass+ selections up to 30 days in advance. You will however benefit from complimentary self-parking, waived resort fee and other exclusive benefits by booking with Virgin Holidays, as detailed on our website.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3736)
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May 26, 2019 Bev2227 West Memphis, Arkansas

The lobby and pool area were grand but OMG the rooms. Please, renovate your rooms. Do you like old yellow sofas, yellow carpet, gold drapes? Old and nasty. It was the same furniture from when the property opened 7 years ago minus phones in the bathrooms. Down blankets had stains. Not a luxury hotel.
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May 24, 2019 Chris W

Outstanding service and food. Great pool and golf course. Parking was concerning as you can only valet or park in the garage for 28.00 per day with no in and out and you have to walk a good ways from the garage to the Waldorf.
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May 24, 2019 KimberlyB State College, Pennsylvania

We have visited many times. But this hotel now charges a $45/day resort fee and $27/day self parking fee, which is making Disney properties look really good. On current stay, came back at 8pm and room was not cleaned. Was told we had left “do not disturb” sign and they could not enter room. We had deliberately removed the sign when we left at… Read more
We have visited many times. But this hotel now charges a $45/day resort fee and $27/day self parking fee, which is making Disney properties look really good. On current stay, came back at 8pm and room was not cleaned. Was told we had left “do not disturb” sign and they could not enter room. We had deliberately removed the sign when we left at 12:30 and there was no sign on the door when we returned at 8 pm. Housekeeping just blatantly lied. They sent someone up to do a quick clean but we have been very disappointed during this stay. We also received a phone call about a week before our stay warning us we probably wouldn’t get our standby upgrade. They tried to upsell us an upgrade to ensure our upgrade that was more expensive than the regular booking!! Something seemed quite sleazy. Read less
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May 24, 2019 Carolyn C bangor north wales

Arrived early for check in, not only was room ready but free upgrade to a suite overlooking Disney. Staff at reception fantastic , valet staff exceptional .Room clean and spacious .Pool area clean again staff excellent.
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May 21, 2019 donnamod South Amboy, New Jersey

If you are looking for an upscale hotel, with the convenience and benefits of Disney World, this is it. You get the benefit of extra magic hours and are convniently located to all Disney attractions. The room was very comfortable with nice amenities. Overall, the resort was quiet which is a very nice break from the hustle and bustle of the parks.… Read more
If you are looking for an upscale hotel, with the convenience and benefits of Disney World, this is it. You get the benefit of extra magic hours and are convniently located to all Disney attractions. The room was very comfortable with nice amenities. Overall, the resort was quiet which is a very nice break from the hustle and bustle of the parks. The breakfast buffet at Oscar's was excellent as was our server. Lizzy went above and beyond to make us feel like welcomed and valued guests. Thank you! Read less