To find the best hotel for run Disney races, I was given the opportunity to review Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Marathon Weekends. I was given a complimentary stay, but all opinions are my own.
I may of found the best kept secret to planning a Run Disney race weekend. The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Marathon Weekends package caters to all the needs of runners. It’s also available at their sister property, Waldorf Astoria Orlando. They leave no detail behind and make your racecation seamless, so you can spend more time having fun and logging those magical miles.
The Best Hotel For Run Disney Races
The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Marathon Weekends Package
The Marathon Weekends package perks come with a stay at one of the premiere resorts on Disney property. The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resort is located on Disney World property, near Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs. Relax at their 3- acre resort-style pool featuring a lazy river and water slide, play golf at their Rees Jones designed championship golf course or dine at one of their restaurants. Plus, all guests can take advantage of their complimentary shuttle to the theme parks.
During Marathon Weekends at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, guest will receive the following:
- Complimentary bus transportation to and from the Half and Full Marathon races
- Carb-Load Pasta Dinner options available at Harvest Bistro and In Room Dining
- Personalized assistance from our Runner’s Concierge
- Complimentary snacks and beverages before the Half Marathon and Full Marathon races (this includes bottled water, Gatorade, coffee, bagels, fruit and power bars)
- Encouragement & recognition from our Marathon cheerleaders…even at 3 am during our pre-party celebration
- Early operating hours for La Luce (signature Italian restaurant at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek)
A Welcome Runner’s Gift Bag
To get even more out of your race weekend, they offer a special package which includes these additional benefits:
- All the runner amenities listed above
- Special rate on accommodations exclusive to marathon runners
- A guaranteed 2:00 pm late check-out
- 10% food & beverage savings card to be used during your stay
- Waldorf Astoria® Spa – runners enjoy 10% off any pre or post massage with race bib
Why It’s The Best Hotel For Run Disney Race Weekends
I’ve stayed at many resorts around Disney property for race weekends. There has always been a struggle about finding snacks the morning of a race or buses that are overcrowded after the races. I love that Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has thought of everything runners need. They truly stand out from the competition and that’s why they’re the best hotel for Run Disney races.
Upon check-in, you let the runner’s concierge know that you’ll need transportation and for which races. Runners receive a special wristband that gives you access to pre and post-race transportation.
The carb-load meal at Harvest Bistro offers three pasta options for $18 each. I tried the Chicken Sausage Bowtie Pasta – it was delicious and relaxing to have an early night at the hotel without worry of dining elsewhere.
At 3am, you’re greeted with a cheer squad at the pre-race party. It’s nice to have the encouragement and plenty of snack options beforehand. Runners can pick from bagels, granola bars, Gatorade, juice and coffee. I took a few bars to go and ate them during the race!
After you’re race, you can relax without worry of checking-out immediately. The resort offers a late check-out time for runners, which is so awesome. I came back to rest, shower an pack without feeling rushed.
Save Money On Hotel For Run Disney Race Weekends
One of my favorite parts of staying at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is the ability to use your Hilton Honors Rewards Program. There are so little ways to truly save money on hotel for Run Disney race weekend, so using your points is a pretty sweet deal.
You can join the program for free online, which includes the following:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Digital Check-In
- Earn Points Towards Free Nights
The different perks of being a Hilton Honors Rewards member varies depending on your level status. Different tiers – standard, silver, gold and diamond – offer varied benefits. The more you stay with Hilton, the more you earn.
Group Rates For Marathon Weekends
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando offer special group rates for 10 or more guest rooms per night for runners participating in the any Disney race. It’s the perfect excuse to talk your entire running club into joining you and staying at the best hotel for Run Disney races.
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