The Complete Guide to the Bonnet Creek Hotels & Resort (Orlando, FL)


The Bonnet Creek Resort Hotels & Resorts – Complete Guide for 2021

Located adjacent to Walt Disney World, the Bonnet Creek Resort is a 482-acre master planned resort development. The property itself is surrounded on three sides by Disney, with the fourth side boarding Intestate 4.

While immediately next door to Disney, the property was never part of the original land acquisition by Walt Disney in the 1960’s.  Development planning on the Bonnet Creek Resort started in the 1990’s and the first resort property (known as the Fairfield Orlando at Bonnet Creek Resort) opened in June of 2004.  Today this resort is know as the Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek.  

As it stands today, the Bonnet Creek Resort features a mixture of four individually flagged, upscale hotel properties and a 1,500 +/- unit timeshare (resort vacation club) property.  These resorts attract visitors to the area not only for a Disney vacation, but for business meetings & conventions, spa visits and golf outings.

When looking for a alternative to an on-site Walt Disney World hotel, the properties within the Bonnet Creek are attractive options for travelers loyal to specific hotel brands and rewards programs.

The Bonnet Creek Resort – Hotels & Resorts

There are five (5) hotels & resort properties which are located within the Bonnet Creek Resort.  These individual properties are as follows:

  • The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • The Wyndham Grande Bonnet Creek
  • Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek (vacation club)

The Location of the Bonnet Creek Resort

The Bonnet Creek Resort is located adjacent to Interstate 4 just south of Epcot Center Drive.  Access to the resort is from East Buena Vista Drive via Chelonia Parkway which is next to Disney’s Riviera Resort.  

It is a fairly direct route from the Orlando International Airport via SR 528 (the Beachline Expressway) to Interstate 4 west.  Barring any significant traffic issues, it will take approximately 30 minutes to get from the airport to the resort.  The Orlando / Orange County Convention Center is also quite close to the Bonnet Creek Resort at just 10 miles along Interstate 4 east towards downtown Orlando.

This area is located immediately adjacent to the Walt Disney World Resort, all four Disney theme parks as well as the two Disney water parks and Disney Springs are within a very short distance. Several of the area hotels & resort properties are perfectly situated to view the nightly theme park fireworks displays from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Travel time per Google Maps (non-peak hours) to the other Orlando area theme parks and significant destinations include:

  • The Universal Orlando Resort: approximately 20 minutes
  • SeaWorld Orlando: approximately 15 minutes
  • ICON Park: approximately 20 minutes
  • Downtown Orlando: approximately 30 minutes
  • Vineland Premium Outlets: approximately 15 minutes
  • The Mall at Millenia: approximately 25 miles
  • The Florida Mall: approximately 25 minutes

If you want to take a day at the beach, it is a fairly easy drive to the Tampa/Clearwater Beach area (90 minutes), Cape Canaveral (approximately 60 minutes) and Daytona Beach (approximately 90 minutes).  Guests can make it a day trip by leaving in the morning, spending the day at one of the beachside towns, and returning later in the evening

The Hotels & Resorts at the Bonnet Creek Resort

IMPORTANT: Due to the COVID pandemic the hotels & resort properties within the Bonnet Creek Resort, like most hotels, are operating in a limited capacity.  Dining options and amenities may not be offered during this time so please check with the hotel prior to making a reservation.

HILTON ORLANDO BONNET CREEK

The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is a AAA Four-Diamond resort hotel that was originally built in 2009 and features 1,001 rooms and suites in an 18-story building.    

The amenities and features of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek include:

  • Three-acre resort pool complex with lazy river and water slide
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Complimentary theme park transportation
  • On-site video arcade
  • Jogging trails and bicycle rentals
  • WA Kids Club
  • PURE Wellness hotel rooms

The Hilton shares amenities, dining facilities, parking and a convention center with the adjacent Waldorf Astoria Orlando which also includes the awards winning Waldorf Astoria Golf Club and the world class Waldorf Astoria Spa.

In addition to the amenities shown above, the Hilton is an “Official” Walt Disney World hotels which provide a host of Disney benefits including Extra Magic Hours (additional theme park time) and 60-day advance reservations for FastPass+.

The are 10 different dining options at this property (and adjacent Waldorf Astoria) which range from grab-and-go to resort casual and fine dining. 

Room prices start from approximately $200 per night and could exceed $500 per night, depending on the time of year. There is a $45.00 per night resort fee and self-parking costs $30.00 per day. 

Click here for a complete hotel tour & review of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

WALDORF ASTORIA ORLANDO

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Bonnet Creek is immediately adjacent to the Hilton and is one of the finest luxury hotels in the entire Walt Disney World area.   This hotel originally opened in 2009 and consists of 1,001 rooms and suites in an 18-story tower building.

The Waldorf Astoria shares amenities, dining facilities, parking and a convention center with the adjacent Hilton so all the amenities that are offered to guests at the Hilton are also offered to guest staying at the Waldorf.

This resort is also an “Official” Walt Disney World hotels which provide a host of Disney benefits including 60-day advance reservations for FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours (additional theme park time).

The are 10 different dining options at this property (and adjacent Hilton) which range from grab-and-go to resort casual and fine dining. 

Room prices start from approximately $400 per night and could exceed $800 per night, depending on the time of year.  There is a $45.00 per night resort fee and valet parking costs $40.00 per day. 

Click here for a complete hotel tour & review of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

JW MARRIOTT BONNET CREEK

The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa is the newest hotel within the Bonnet Creek Resort.  The 16-story tower features 516 rooms and suites along with a number of unique amenities and dining options.    

The amenities and features of the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek include:

  • Two resort style pools with a children’s splash pad
  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Sixth floor activity deck with nine-hole miniature golf, playground and kids recreation areas
  • A full service spa
  • Rooftop terrace and restaurant.

Unlike the Waldorf Asotoria and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the JW Marriott is not an  “Official” Walt Disney World hotel to the Disney theme park benefits do not apply.  However, the hotel offers .

The are six different dining options at this property which range from grab-and-go to resort casual as well as fine dining. 

Room prices start from approximately $240 per night and could exceed $500 per night, depending on the time of year.  There is a $35.00 per night resort fee and self-parking costs $29.00 per day. 

Click here for a complete hotel tour & review of the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

WYNDHAM GRAND BONNET CREEK

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek is a AAA Four-Diamond resort hotel that was originally opened in 2011 and features 400 rooms and suites in an 14-story building.   This hotel is part of the 62-acre Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek vacation club development.

The amenities and features of the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek include:

  • Private lagoon style outdoor swimming pool 
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Complimentary theme park transportation
  • On-site video arcade
  • Blue Harmony Spa (full service spa)

Guests staying at the Wyndham Grand have complete access to the adjacent Club Wyndham vacation club amenities and dining facilities which are extensive.  A complete list of all the amenities at Club Wyndham are shown below.

Unfortunately, the Wyndham is not an “Official” Walt Disney World hotel but it does provide theme park transportation to hotel guests.

The are six different dining options at the Wyndham Grand which range from grab-and-go to resort casual and fine dining. 

Room prices start from approximately $180 per night to around $300 per night, depending on the time of year.  There is a $20.00 per night resort fee and self-parking costs $27.00 per day. 

Click here for a complete hotel tour & review of the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek

CLUB WYNDHAM BONNET CREEK

The Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek is 62-acre resort vacation club (time share) that was the original development at the Bonnet Creek Resort.  The 1,400+ unit resort is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the greater Walt Disney World area.

The amenities and features of the Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek include:

  • Five resort swimming pools with two lazy rivers and two splash pads
  • Eight whirlpool tubs
  • Outdoor barbeque grills
  • Jogging trails around a private 10-acre lake
  • Game room, craft studio and table games
  • Organized activities

Guests of the Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek resort also have access to all the amenities at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek.

Although this is a vacation club (time share) where units sell to owners on a weekly basis, the resort offers rooms on a nightly basis. Room prices start from approximately $185 per night and could exceed $300 per night, depending on the time of year. 

The Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida was originally opened in 1971 and today is one of the premier vacation destinations not only in the United States but throughout the entire world. 

With an average annual attendance of more than 50 million visitors, the 43 square mile resort Resort features four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, 30,000+ hotel rooms, nine vacation club properties, over 1,000 cabins and campsites and a massive shopping, dining & entertainment complex in Disney Springs.  

Learn more about all there is to do at the Walt Disney World Resort with our theme park guides for 2021. 

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