Picking the right hotel accommodations can mean the difference between a successful runDisney race weekend and a difficult one. There are so many things to consider. I’ve run every single runDisney race weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort. My accommodations have ranged from value resorts off property to deluxe condos off property. I’ve stayed at Value Disney owned and operated resorts as well as Deluxe Disney owned and operated resorts and then I’ve stayed at non-Disney owned and operated resorts on Disney property. My experiences have all varied based upon where I decided to stay.
None of these resorts have I seen come close to the special hospitality that Bonnet Creek gives runners. I’m going to get into their special Runners’ Concierge Service in a few minutes, but first…
Here’s a look around a standard room at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort at Bonnet Creek.
Seriously plush pillow topped mattresses.
There’s a mini fridge located under the television set so you can store the special nutrition you require before, during and after your race.
Huge soaking tub for an ice bath after you return to your room for the night.
As a local I had my own private vehicle and had the valet fetch my car for me by simply sending them a text message from my cell phone.
Everything you see here is complementary for runDisney runners. Including the chartered race transportation to the start line and ride home from the finish.
Take advantage of the runners’ concierge. During our stay for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend it rained and we were provided with complementary ponchos which we used while waiting in our corral for the start of the race.
This runner goodie basket was waiting in the room for us.
The resort also had a special contest where runners would fill out their predicted half marathon finish time on a ballot and the runner who finished closest to his or her finish time would win a return stay at the resort. How cool is that?
If you’re interested in booking a room at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort for any of your upcoming runDisney racecations check out WaldorfAstoriaOrlando.com for special rates for runners.
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821
I was a guest of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort and was provided with complementary accommodations for two nights. I was not required to write this post and no monetary compensation has been received. I have tens of thousands of Honors Points that I have earned by paying my own money to stay at the Bonnet Creek Resort because I love it so much.