Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando Marathon Weekends

Thank you to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando for hosting my family during the Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2019.  All opinions are always my own.

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When you are heading to Walt Disney World there are so many hotels that it can be hard to narrow them down. When you are running at race at Disney World you want to make sure your hotel has everything you need for a race weekend. Both Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando offer runners everything they need for a magical runDisney racecation. 

  1. Food Options– When you are traveling with your family or are preparing for a race, the last thing you want to have to do is worry about where to eat.  Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando have 12 dining venues to choose from. Harvest Bistro, located in Hilton Bonnet Creek, offers a carb loading menu on Marathon Weekends that is delicious! On the menu when I visited was a Tuna Pasta, very similar to a puttanesca. pasta at Harvest Bistro           I loved it! My husband enjoyed the Chicken Bowtie Pasta, which had chicken sausage in a lemon tarragon cream sauce. Pasta in a bowl at Harvest Bistro     The fettuccine carbonara was also amazing and is perfect if you love alfredo. Pasta at Disney World Hotel     My daughter loved that her kids meal came on this super cute plate.  Kids chicken tenders     She dislikes when her food touches, so hats off to Harvest Bistro for solving that problem!
  2. Connecting HotelsHilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando are connected, both by an indoor and outdoor pathway.  This means you get to enjoy the best of both hotels and it gives you so many great restaurant choices. This even includes the pools!  Waldorf Astoria Orlando Pool
  3. The Pool Areas– While our room was at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, we also got to enjoy the lazy river at Hilton Bonnet Creek.  Both properties have fantastic pool areas.  And most importantly for me, I love a hot tub in the evenings on race weekends and having two pool areas to use made it even more enjoyable. medal podium runDisney
  4. Marathon Weekends Package Perks– For race weekends you want a hotel to make things as easy as possible. Hilton Bonnet Creek offers great perks: 
    • Complimentary Shuttle for the half or full marathon morning.
    • Runners’ Pre-Race Send-Off Events at 2:45a- they have coffee and snacks out, which is AWESOME for race morning. The staff also is playing music and cheering you on. 
    • 2pm late check-out
    •  10% off F&B savings card for duration of stay
    • 20% off Spa services booked during stay
    •  Welcome Bag with information and goodies Room Service at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  5. Official Walt Disney World Hotels– Walt Disney World announced March 1 that both Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando are now official Walt Disney World Hotels, which means EXTRA MAGIC HOURS! This is a great perk that is only available to guests staying at a Walt Disney World hotel.  It means you can get into the parks an hour earlier certain days. Princess Half Marathon medals and castle
  6. A Good Night’s Sleep– I want a hotel that has comfortable bedding and a quiet setting for race weekends because let’s be real, we need a good night sleep.  Both Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando have beautiful large guest rooms, wonderful bedding, and quiet hallways. 
  7. Park Transportation– The hotels offer bus transportation to all the Walt Disney World parks, plus Disney Springs. Pandora Disney World

For your next racecation to Disney World, be sure to check out Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando. My experiences at both properties have always exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to head back again sometime soon.

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