(For the first page of this review of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, click here.)
PHOTO TOUR OF A TWO QUEEN STANDARD ROOM AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA ORLANDO
In spring 2019 the Waldorf Astoria Orlando in the Bonnet Creek Resort (and its sister hotel, the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek) gained access to the two most valued Disney World perks: access to FastPass+ at 60 days, and access to Extra Magic Hours.
Because of this, I recently stayed in each, and this review of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is based on my stay there in May.
The Waldorf Astoria Orlando 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,” and “Golf View.”
The Disney view rooms look towards Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot; Golf view rooms look in the same direction, except from a lower level; rooms without specified views look out over a nature preserve.
At the entry, the bath is on one side and the closet on the other.
The bath is spacious and includes both a tub and a separate shower, but has no extra help for family travelers–it has room for double sinks but offers just a single sink, and is not divided.
Some of the bath toiletries.
Back out in the entry hall, also on this side you’ll find an object with the coffee service above…
…and a mini-fridge below. Note the small freezer compartment.
On the other side of the hall is the small but likely adequate closet.
I have been in a lot of hotel rooms in my life, and this is the first one I can think of that included a flashlight.
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.
It includes two sizable drawers, with plenty of room for your important books.
The last item of note on this side is this easy chair.
The other side of the room has a dresser with a TV above and a desk.
The TV side from the back of the room.
The dresser has a 54″ TV above and five drawers below.
The drawers are good sized.
In the space that would be the 6th drawer you will find a safe. My book is 6″ by 9″–showing how large this safe is.
Standard rooms at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando don’t have balconies (some of the suites do.) This limits the value of the fireworks views, but they are certainly more fun than not having such views.
At about 425 square feet these Waldorf Astoria Orlando rooms are comparable in size to the largest Disney deluxe resort rooms.
But with no balconies, no real concessions to larger families in the bath layout, and limited seating, they don’t have a lot to recommend them for typical families. Couples, or families of three, should do just fine in these rooms–but other than the separate shower and bath (and the flashlight!!) I don’t see a ton to recommend them over rooms in the next door Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Suites, I imagine are something else…but they usually are!
This review continues here.
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