Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

The hotel

Part pit-stop for theme park adrenaline seekers, part luxury hideaway. The Waldorf Astoria has something around every corner to keep you relaxed and entertained. Take a dip in one of the pools, visit the spa and relax in the Jacuzzi, and even have a round of golf on the 18-hole course. Kids are kept busy at the kids’ club, and that’s all before you even think about those famous theme parks. Walt Disney World Resort is a short drive away, and by being a guest here, you get extras thrown in like extra magic hours and free transportation to and from the 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

Located close to Walt Disney World Resort, and a 20-minute drive to Universal Studios Florida. Complimentary scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs®. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

502 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 55" LCD TV, Blu-ray player with DVD/CD/MP3 player, alarm clock radio, telephone, coffee maker, hairdryer, safe and bathrobes. Guest Rooms are 448 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Disney View Guest Rooms have views of Walt Disney World® Resort and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Suites are 945 sq ft and have a separate living and dining area, kitchenette, and some with balcony with views of the golf course or Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, plus queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

  • Kids eat free: 2 Children under the age of 9 years eat free from the children's menus in Oscar's Brasserie or Harvest, Zeta when dining with one adult.

  • Extra bonus: Exclusive to Virgin Holidays, all guests receive a discount card pass which provides 15% discount on all food and beverage items (excluding Bull & Bear and La Luce). Terms and conditions apply.

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Dec '21 to receive free car parking and waived resort fee between 1 Jan–31 Dec '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Complimentary self-parking for Virgin Holidays guests (saving $27 plus tax per day). Valet parking $37 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Bull & Bear® (steakhouse, open for dinner). La Luce® (Italian food and specialty cocktails, open for dinner). Oscar’s® Brasserie (American food, 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, open for lunch and dinner). The Clubhouse Grille (at the golf club, 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). 24-hour room service*.

2 swimming pools. Pool cabanas*. Waldorf Astoria Spa* with tea lounge, steam room and Jacuzzi. 24-hour fitness centre. Bike rentals (subject to availability). Waldorf Astoria Golf Club* (18-hole course). WA Kids Club* (5-12 years). Use of pool and lazy river at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.

Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary Disney Fastpass+ (available on selected dates for stays up until 31 Dec '20). Disney Extra Magic Hours* (voucher required, enquire at reception; available for stays up until 31 Dec '20).

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

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: there must be at least one person aged 21 years or over to check in. 

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (4012)
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Apr 13, 2021 abmst7 Georgia

Decided to take a last minute trip to Orlando, after seeing the weather was sunny, warm with highs in the 80’s. We stayed in a one bedroom suite, which was pretty large and would be perfect for a family of 4, even 5 if you had small kids. We had a small balcony, but it did not overlook anything special other than construction and a parking lot. We… Read more
Decided to take a last minute trip to Orlando, after seeing the weather was sunny, warm with highs in the 80’s. We stayed in a one bedroom suite, which was pretty large and would be perfect for a family of 4, even 5 if you had small kids. We had a small balcony, but it did not overlook anything special other than construction and a parking lot. We spent two nights at this hotel. We arrived at the hotel late and were told the food was limited it was 9:45pm on a Saturday night, and the only food option was the lobby bar that closed at 10pm. We also tried to make reservations for dinner the following night, the night we checked in, at the Italian restaurant at the Hilton which is part of the Waldorf Brand, we were told they were booked up until 9:30. A little frustrating that dinner is limited and then only be given a late dinner time. I was told that people reserve dinner at these restaurants months in advance. Then what are you supposed to do for food when you book a last minute trip? The closest restaurants were like 10-15 min drive away. Pool chair access is limited, you need to go outside early and reserve the chairs. There was a nice pool bar/restaurant with good food and cocktails. Read less
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Apr 12, 2021 NJB796 Atlanta, Georgia

This property continues to remain consistently top notch. This is easily a favorite for us and we love to make it part of our Orlando experience. Waldorf makes it easy to enjoy Orlando with like minded, respectful and dignified fellow travelers.
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Apr 12, 2021 dani6727

Like other recent reviewers below, we also booked through American Express and this was also our first pandemic trip. It was also a last minute trip and we booked a suite with a balcony only a week before our trip. We felt comfortable with the Covid precautions taken by the hotel and appreciated the great lengths the staff took to make us… Read more
Like other recent reviewers below, we also booked through American Express and this was also our first pandemic trip. It was also a last minute trip and we booked a suite with a balcony only a week before our trip. We felt comfortable with the Covid precautions taken by the hotel and appreciated the great lengths the staff took to make us comfortable during our 4-night stay. Our kids enjoyed the pool and also enjoyed an afternoon at the waterpark at the adjacent Hilton, open to Resort guests. The Waldorf pool was not too crowded and the lounge seats were arranged with social distancing in mind. We wanted to book a cabana but were told that the few that they had were booked months in advance for spring break week. A tip is to reserve your lounge seats as soon as the pool opens if you are planning to use the pool on a particular day as they all seemed to be reserved by 10AM. The food was well prepared and tasty, especially the in room dining options and the dinner we enjoyed at Bull & Bear (see separate review). The kids loved the NY style pizza ordered to our room as well as the freshly baked pastries we ordered for them every morning of our stay. The Grab N Go service at Peacock Alley near the Lobby was very convenient and had good options. I booked the Himalayan Salt Therapy Room through the Spa for 30 minutes. The room itself featured a pebbled floor, pretty wall coverings and ambient lighting. While we sat in the two plush leather chairs, tiny particles of salt dispersed into the air, which I believe is similar to what you would find in a natural salt cave. It was a unique and relaxing experience, and I would highly recommend it. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and could not ask for a better trip during these unprecedented times. Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 charltonharris Atlanta, Georgia

Booked through American Express and was blown away by the staff and hotel. They give full service with a smile a brand new name. Would not hesitate to book another stay. From pool side service to the valet, everyone was accommodating and ensured my visit was pleasurable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Such a relaxing stay

Apr 11, 2021 liveandlove2travel Marietta, Georgia

We went to Orlando over spring break this year and stayed at the WA for part of our stay. Just loved it. We booked through the AMEX fine hotels and resorts program. We received a nice upgrade from a deluxe room to a suite, with plenty of room to stretch out a little. I love that there's a balcony to sit and enjoy my morning coffee. The bed was… Read more
We went to Orlando over spring break this year and stayed at the WA for part of our stay. Just loved it. We booked through the AMEX fine hotels and resorts program. We received a nice upgrade from a deluxe room to a suite, with plenty of room to stretch out a little. I love that there's a balcony to sit and enjoy my morning coffee. The bed was comfortable and had restful sleep. My husband and I enjoyed drinks at Peacock Alley on their balcony. Nice spot to relax and enjoy the evening weather. Staff was quick to bring anything needed/forgotten to our room. Our time at the pool was wonderful. We enjoyed the food from Aqualina at poolside. The waiters were attentive and quick. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to stay again!! Read less