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Photo Tour of A Standard Room at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek



By Dave Shute

PHOTO TOUR OF A TWO QUEEN STANDARD ROOM AT THE HILTON ORLANDO BONNET CREEK

The Bonnet Creek Resort is an enclave with four—soon to be five—hotels surrounded by Disney World but not on Disney property.

Located adjacent to Disney’s Caribbean Beach and Pop Century Resorts in the area circled in the image, you’ll find in the Bonnet Creek Resort a Wyndham, Wyndham Grand, Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, and soon, a JW Marriott.

Earlier in 2019, guests staying at two of these hotels—the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando—gained access to the two most prized Disney World perks, access to FastPass+ booking 60 days before arrival, and eligibility to use Extra Magic Hours.

Because of this, I’m starting to cover these two hotels, with a review of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek based on my March stay kicking off now, and with a review of the Waldorf Astoria to come after my May stay there.

The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has several room types in its mid-rise tower, including rooms with two queens, room with one king, and multiple suite types. Bookable categories include “Disney View,” “Disney Fireworks View,” and “High Floor” rooms.

The Disney view rooms look towards Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot; rooms without specified views look out over a nature preserve; I’m not sure what “High Floor”  precisely means, but recreational marijuana is not yet legal in Florida.

This photo tour is of an upper floor, perhaps high, two queen room with a Disney view.

At the entry, the bath and closet are on one side.

The bath is  spacious, but has no extra help for family travels–it has room for double sinks but offers just a single sink, and is not divided.

Bath toiletries.

The tub/shower combo.

Back out in the entry hall, the small but likely adequate closet is right next to the door to the bath.

Deeper in the room on one side you’ll find two queen beds and an easy chair.

The bed side from the back.

A closer view of one of the beds.

Between the beds you’ll find this bedside table, with what appears to be two drawers.

The lower item is in fact a drawer, with plenty of room for your important books.

Above it, what looks like a drawer front flips away to reveal this safe.

My book is 6″ by 9″–showing how large this safe is.

The last item of note on this side is this easy chair, with a small table on one side and lamp on the other.

The other side of the room has a mini-fridge, dresser, and desk.

The TV side from the back of the room.

The mini-fridge is below the coffee service.

Inside the mini-fridge.

The dresser has a 54″ TV above and three drawers below.

The drawers are good sized.

The desk includes a rolling table which I’ve pulled out a bit that adds flexibility for actions ranging from typing to playing games with the kids–although seats are limited.

I can’t comment on how well the fireworks show up, as I was not in my room during any of them–that will be for another stay.

But here’s the view from my room, with the astonishing pool (a full review of the pool complex at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is here) below, the golf course beyond, and in the distance you’ll note the Tower of Terror and the Dolphin.  Lenses make these seem further away than in fact they are.

At about 370 square feet (some sources claim these rooms have 414 square feet, mine was not even close to that) these spacious Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek rooms are comparable in size to the middle range of Disney deluxe resorts.

But with no balconies, no real concessions to larger families in the bath layout, and limited (but not bad) seating, they don’t have a lot to recommend them.  Couples, or families of three, should do just fine in these rooms.

And frankly, the color scheme and decor (how did you like that easy chair?) are at best uninteresting. Another Hilton property at Disney World that also has access to the two key perks, the Hilton Buena Vista Palace, has better accommodations, with balconies and divided baths.

The amenities you will find in the rest of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (other than the buses) are delightful, and competitive with any other non-Disney hotel with these two key perks except the Four Seasons, and for some families will overcome the limits of the rooms. I have a post up about the pools at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek here, and will write more about the other amenities soon.

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