When I was in Florida for the Princess Half Marathon weekend, I had the opportunity to stay at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. I stayed here for one night in January, but we were so busy I did not have the chance to really look around, so I was excited to have another stay and see what it was all about.
This hotel is tucked away on Disney property, and you have probably passed it 100 times and not even noticed. It is conveniently located to Disney Springs as well as the theme parks.
The rooms are spacious at 414 sq. feet, and the beds were very comfortable. There was a desk in the room as well as a television, coffee maker, safe, and refrigerator. We had a huge window with a great view of the pool! Off in the distance we could see the Swan and Dolphin as well as the Tower of Terror!
The lobby is super inviting and fun, check out the ceiling!
One of my favorite things was this little spot which was open 24 hours a day. They had snacks, coffee, pastries, candy, donuts, chips, among other things. It was great to go down at 3:00 in the morning and grab some coffee the morning of the 10k.
The views out the windows in the lobby area were amazing, and there was even a screen porch and fire pit so you could enjoy the sunset.
There is also a convention center at Hilton Bonnet Creek, and they do weddings as well!
There are several restaurants, and Jen and I ate at two of them. The first night we ate at Harvest, and they even had a special menu for the runners.
Downstairs by the pool and next to Harvest they had a table of different waters for the guests. The watermelon was so good.
Even though we didn’t use it because we were doing enough running as it was, there was a really nice gym on the ground floor next to the pool area.
Speaking of the pool area…WOW. I am saving some of my photos for another post, but yall, this was an oasis. A lazy river, zero entry, waterslide, hot tub, plenty of lounge chairs, and an amazing outdoor restaurant.
We ate at Beech the night before the half marathon, and it had such a relaxing vibe, and the weather was perfect to eat outside poolside.
Also, this hotel is right next to the Waldorf Astoria, where there is an amazing spa. There is also a golf course, shopping, and a kids club next door at Waldorf Astoria.
Jen and I kept talking about how much we loved this hotel, the food, the pool, and the options it provided us during our stay. Being on Disney property is just so magical, and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek allows you to be in the middle of it all without breaking the bank. I hope to stay here again soon. The pool is already calling my name!
QOTD: Do you like a good pool/lazy river? Have you stayed at Bonnet Creek?
Karen :0) says
Beautiful resort! Love the lazy river and their proximity to Disney Springs!
When you mentioned this place before I thought I had stayed there. Turns out, I don’t think it was the same place. I stayed at the Wyndham GRAND at Bonnet creek. That place is amazing as well!
Peggi Konvicka says
It looks fantabulous!!! The pool is AMAZING, I would love to stay here, but I think the only downside would be since it isn’t a Disney hotel that you couldn’t get the dining plan, isn’t that right?
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
What a beautiful hotel! I love how many options there are for places to stay at Disney.
First off, I actually stayed at Hilton Bonnet Creek during Princess Weekend BECAUSE of your post. LOVED IT! I actually think I prefer this hotel for race weekends to even staying on property (though, I do love me some on-property for other stays).
Secondly, I *THOUGHT* I might have spotted you Sunday morning before the buses started leaving, but I wasn’t 100%. Now knowing you were staying there, I’m guessing it was you, lol.
So glad you liked it and had a good time! I came down kinda late Sunday morning. Was this person wearing a red Sebastian outfit? Because if so it was me!
Yep! Sure enough, a red Sebastian! Darnit, now I wish I would have said hi!
Haha I’m sorry!
Michelle M says
My family stayed at Bonnet Creek for a week in July last year. It was amazing. Even in that busy time of year (we went the week after the fourth and it wasn’t TOO bad) it was amazing. We had a room facing the parks and every night at ten we would turn out the lights and watch the fire works. It was so much fun. We rented a cabana one day and it was TOTALLY worth it. Also. Their busses are WAY more comfortable. I love Thai place and can’t wait to stay there again. My daughter still talks about the room service breakfast.