There’s a ton of different reasons you may be considering staying off-site for your next Disney World vacation. Pricing, point redemptions, different amenities, etc. The beauty of Orlando is you can have a vacation across all sorts of budgets – low and high. And the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando Resort is a perfect example of that – giving you the option for a convenient and luxurious stay via Bonvoy point redemptions, or a slightly more upscale nightly price. We recently stayed in their 1 Bedroom Executive Suite, and had such an exceptional visit – we’re already booked back!
So if you’re like us and love the magic of Disney World but also crave a chill spot to kick back and enjoy some delicious food with some amazing cocktails, maybe meet some friends, you’ve got to hear about our recent stay at the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando. It’s a sweet spot for a more adult Disney vacay (although there is plenty here for the kids also), especially if you’re a Marriott Bonvoy member. Bonus perk – they’re also a pet friendly hotel! 🐶
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A Sanctuary of Sophistication: The JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando
Pulling up to the JW Marriott, we were like, “Whoa, this place is swanky!” But don’t let that intimidate you. The staff were super welcoming, making us feel right at home from the get-go.
Even though I checked-in using my Bonvoy app, and had a mobile key already assigned, we were greeted the minute we walked through the front doors with our bags. We got a full escort to the elevators, including a quick tour of the different restaurants and where things are located. It’s a very personal experience, and we loved it. These little things go a long way towards making your stay kick off on a positive note. The team over at Swan, Dolphin, & Swan Reserve also do this – and it really makes it feel like you are coming back home – even if it’s your first visit!
The Essence of Luxury in Every Corner
From the moment you step into the grand lobby, the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando envelops you in a sense of luxury that’s both palpable and comforting. The hotel’s design, inspired by its Floridian roots, features a contemporary twist on classic elegance. The lobby, with its soaring ceilings and chic decor, sets the tone for a stay that’s nothing short of extraordinary. And the bars, the massive glass walls, the glimmering pool you can see – it’s quite the atmosphere and really it makes you forget you are even at Disney World. Until someone walks by you wearing Mickey Ears!
The 1 Bedroom Executive Suite: Your Personal Haven
Now, let’s turn our focus to the room. We stayed in the 1 Bedroom Executive King Suite, and let me tell you, it’s like your own little 810 sq. ft. apartment. For those of you based out of New York City, like us, you’d know we aren’t joking when we call this an apartment-sized suite. It’s got a living room to lounge in, a super comfy king-sized bed for those dreamy sleeps, and 1.5 bathrooms (because who likes waiting for the bathroom?). The separate living room is a spacious area for relaxation or entertainment, complete with a 55″ TVs, perfect for a cozy movie night or catching up on your favorite shows.
Check out our full video tour below:
Spacious Elegance – Like Really Spacious!
As you enter the suite, you’re greeted by a spacious living area, elegantly furnished and designed to make you feel at home. There’s a 55″ TV on the wall, with ambient lighting, an L-shaped couch with plenty of seating, and a workstation area setup in the corner. Plus, one of my favorite parts, an Illy coffee machine! The entryway is also where you will find the a half-bath, or what I refer to as the guest bathroom. This suite is perfect for having friends over, having a space to hang out, and not having anyone use your actual restroom!
The overall suite is huge, and you absolutely never feel like you are lacking space, or storage. Speaking of storage – there is a full walk-in closet in the bedroom! And it locks from the inside if you want to use it as a changing room for a bit of privacy.
And the bathroom – oh boy. Walk-in shower, jacuzzi bathtub, AND A TON OF SPACE! I really don’t want to underplay just how much space there is in this suite.
A View to Remember
One of the highlights of the 1 Bedroom Executive Suite is the breathtaking view. Whether you’re gazing out at the lush Florida landscape or the sparkling pools, or the LED lights on Spaceship Earth at Epcot, the view from your suite is a constant reminder of the beauty of Orlando that surrounds you. And that beauty is easy to see with the floor-to-ceiling windows that are in both the bedroom and the living room in this suite.
The Culinary Journey at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando
Let’s talk food, because, let’s be real, it’s a big deal on vacation – especially at Disney World. The parks have plenty of awesome character dining, and there’s also plenty of Disney dining available outside the parks, but JW Marriott Bonnet Creek offers some spectacular elevated dining experiences – including a Michelin Guide restaurant! This place has truly got it all. With seven distinct on-site restaurant and lounge options, each offering a unique dining experience, your taste buds are in for a delightful journey.
Sear + Sea Woodfire Grill
Remember that Michelin Guide restaurant we mentioned? This is it. Their steak? Amazing. Seafood? Super fresh. And if you’re into wine, you’re in for a treat as they boast an impressive 1,200 bottle wine cellar. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience that celebrates the art of fine dining.
Perched on the ninth floor, Illume offers a modern Japanese-inspired cuisine in a stunning rooftop setting. This rooftop spot is a winner. Eating yummy Japanese-inspired dishes while watching Disney fireworks in the distance? Yes, please!
Sear + Sea Lobby Bar
For an eclectic mix of innovative small plates and handcrafted libations, the Sear + Sea Lobby Bar is your go-to spot. It’s a lively setting where quality champagnes and the largest gin selection in Orlando, FL, come together.
Unreserved Food Bazaar
Our morning hangout for breakfast. So many choices, you could eat something different every day. Offering a range of international-inspired fare, including Italian and Mediterranean classics, it’s a place where flavors from around the world meet.
Unreserved Beer Garden
An outdoor lounge that serves an extensive variety of craft beers paired with a fresh and simple menu. It’s the ideal place for stirring your evening to life with a perfect Happy Hour experience.
A café-style restaurant and shop offering a curated selection of locally sourced snacks, teas, cold-pressed juices, and illy® coffee drinks. Start your day here on a perfect note.
This poolside restaurant and bar offers casual dining inspired by the vibrant, tropical environment of Bonnet Creek. From healthy dishes to decadent snacks and signature drinks, it’s a refreshing escape.
Unwind and Rejuvenate
The hotel’s commitment to your relaxation and well-being is evident in its array of amenities. The Spa by JW offers a sanctuary for rejuvenation, with treatments designed to soothe and revitalize. For those who like to stay active, the fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and the outdoor pool provides a refreshing escape.
For the Little Ones
I know I said that this is a great option for a more adult-friendly Orlando vacation but families will find the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando equally appealing. The hotel offers various activities and amenities for children, ensuring that younger guests have just as memorable a stay as their parents. There are pool floaties and games available also. Plus ask about the Hidden Garden Kids Club!
Conclusion: Your Luxury Escape Awaits
The JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando, with its blend of luxury, comfort, and impeccable service, offers an escape that’s as enchanting as the city of Orlando itself. The 1 Bedroom Executive Suite is a testament to the hotel’s commitment to providing an experience that’s not just a stay, but a journey into a world of elegance. We invite you to step into this world and discover the luxury that awaits.