Feeling Fancy at WDW – the Waldorf Astoria
Joe and I have a goal to stay in all the resorts in Walt Disney World. We have stayed at All Star Music and Movies, POP Century, Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter, Coronado Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Yacht Club. We have also stayed Good Neighbor resorts – Hilton Buena Vista Palace, Hilton Bonnet Creek and now the Waldorf Astoria. There are aspects of each resort that we love!
The Waldorf Astoria is Amazing! The name alone evokes vintage charm and decadence. Though the original opened in New York in 1893, this version was completed in 2010 and has a Florida flare. There are just under 500 rooms and it’s sister resort, Hilton Bonnet Creek, has about 1000. They are connected by convention space. The pools are reciprocal and incredible. The Hilton’s has a lazy river and the Waldorf’s is super elegant and serene.
There are several different options for dining. We kept it simple with evening drinks and a light breakfast at Peacock Alley. We also enjoyed the food and service at Oscar’s.
Joe and I stayed in a Deluxe King Room. The bathroom was huge and so well set up with a deep tub and separate shower. There was a comfortable sitting area with a sofa (pull out bed), chair with ottoman and great glass coffee table.
The touches like the crown molding, super lux bedding and great artwork made us feel like we had really moved up in the world. There is nothing I would change about the room. Even the view, facing Orlando, was perfect!
The guests were very varied with young families, business travels and all aged couples. There is a spa, fitness center and golf course onsite so there seems to be a lot of activity going on all the time.
It was great! It was a nice treat that I would love to repeat. It’s nice to see how the 1% vacation!