5 Best Disney World Honeymoon Hotels

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The Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Photo courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria

5. Waldorf Astoria Orlando

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Deluxe king room – Photo courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

If you’re used to staying in luxury hotels, you may find even Disney’s most expensive resorts to be a let down. The main reason is décor, as in the effort to be whimsical and/or true to theme, rooms can feel dated. The fact that many were built in the 1990s can be another reason. Disney’s Contemporary Resort is your best bet for a modern luxury resort experience, but there’s in fact another option on Disney property — even if it isn’t actually operated by Disney.

To put it simply, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is a five-star hotel that is the same price or cheaper than Disney’s finest (only the Grand Floridian is 4.5 stars; the first three on this list are 4).

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Luxury Suite at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Photo courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria

Rooms are exquisitely adorned as you’d expect from this legendary name in hospitality, while the entire property has a more grown-up-friendly atmosphere indicative of luxury resorts located elsewhere. The pool features private cabanas, for instance, while an on-site spa and golf course can provide a welcome kid-free respite after a few days at the parks.

Speaking of which, staying at the Waldorf includes motor coach transport to the theme parks and in terms of location, it’s actually more centrally located within Walt Disney World than the two lodges on our list. Now, these coaches don’t leave at the frequency as those at proper Disney hotels. Other downsides include no access to extended park hours, no charging to your room throughout the “World” and there’s definitely something to be said for missing out on that quintessential Disney magic. It won’t actually feel like you’re staying at Disney World, which is a big part of honeymooning there in the first place, right?

If the Waldorf Astoria is still too rich for your blood and you are OK with a more kid-friendly vibe, the adjacent Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is a very highly rated resort.

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