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The first time the Waldorf expanded its brand outside of Manhattan it was in Orlando, and if the original’s Upper East Side ethic has now been gilded with Florida’s tropical colors, the service standard is noticeably higher than at most other Orlando luxury hotels. Between the Rees Jones-designed par 72 golf course, the formally arranged adults-only swimming pool, the high-end Bull & Bear steakhouse, and the sink-deeper-into-slumber beds, this is the best choice of all the Bonnet Creek properties. If the price is similar to the Hilton, book here; for the same money you’ll get perks such as bathrobes, better views of distant fireworks, and much more attentive service. You may use the lazy river of the Hilton next door.