Have you heard of the Hilton Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World? It’s this amazing little slice of luxury attached to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando tucked away INSIDE the gates of Walt Disney World and they really “do it up right” when it comes to celebrating the holidays!
From holiday dining to Christmas activities for the entire family to enjoy, you’re sure to get into the holiday spirit at the Bonnet Creek Hilton.
This past weekend my family and I spent two nights at the resort eating, drinking and exploring all of the offerings for Christmas! Let’s take a look shall we?
The Christmas grandeur starts from the moment you arrive at the resort. Check out the specialty lighting outside the porte-cochère! My picture really does not do it justice.
The lobby decorations are sleek and match perfectly with the elegance of this resort property.
Heading down the grand spiral staircase near the resort lobby will bring you to a magnificent two-story Christmas Tree!
There’s even a tree at the mini water park pool.
…and yes, we did enjoy an afternoon IN the pool IN December. It’s heated…and it was wonderful!
Later on in the evening you and your family can enjoy S’Mores Christmas Fun where you roast s’mores at the poolside fire pits (nominal fee for s’mores kits). Weather permitting. Or, you can head up to one of the many restaurants and lounges for a seasonal holiday cocktail! Here’s the Wood -N- Apple (Woodford Reserve bourbon, maple syrup and house-made apple sauce) $14 from La Luce.
One of my favorites there is not seasonal but is still pretty unique…well the garnish is. A dirty vodka martini with maytag blue cheese stuffed olives! Ask for Chris or Tony!
But the biggest draw of all has to be the life-size gingerbread house in the main lobby! From the moment you walk through the front doors, you’ll be greeted by a 7-foot tall gingerbread house that YOU can decorate. A small donation of $5 per shingle will go to Kids Beating Cancer and Make A Wish Foundation.
Here are some guest decorated gingerbread tiles awaiting their placement on the house.
My family and I truly LOVE this resort and we love it even more during the holidays! For a complete list of Christmas and New Years happenings at the hotel visit HiltonBonnetCreek.com. You can find rates as low as $129 a night for Florida Residents. If you would like to book a room here please visit http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/ or phone 407-597-3600.
The resort is located at 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821
I was provided with a discounted media rate at the resort for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own.