We were hosted for our recent stay. This means that our accommodations were comped, but no compensation was provided. I was not required to write this Wyndham Bonnet Creek review, but received multiple requests for a detailed look into the property. I hope you find this helpful!
Our recent trip to Disney World with our 8 and 5 year olds was filled with the magic that the parks promise. I’m not sure if it was the ages of the girls, the park hopper passes that we took advantage of, or the fact that we all got a great night’s sleep every night. However, if I was a betting woman, I’d put a few bucks on the latter. I know how important good sleep is at home, but I’m just coming around the embracing how important it is while traveling with the family as well. If everyone has clocked in enough shut eye, then we are all happier, healthier (keep those Disney germs at bay), and more up for adventure during the day.
There are quite a few things we loved about our recent stay, but the spaciousness of the condo and the comforts of the beds ranks up near the top for me. But that’s just the beginning of why I loved our stay so much.
How is Wyndham Bonnet Creek on Disney Property?
Let’s start a few years before our recent stay to see how the Bonnet Creek area ended up inside the borders of Disney World. Yes, Wyndham Bonnet Creek is a non-Disney resort that resides on Disney property making it incredible convenient to all the parks.
In 1962 a mystery owner (later identified as Ling Kai Kung) acquired approximately 500 acres of property in the middle of nowhere because he felt it would have future value as a warehousing district. That was 2 years prior to Disney’s Florida purchases of the swamp land. Rumor has it that when Disney began to snatch up the land, they could not identify the owner of the 70-acre plot around Bonnet Creek. For reasons unknown, Bonnet Creek went undeveloped for 3 decades after Walt Disney World opened until it was finally master planned in 2000. You can read the full story here.
For some reason I am just fascinated with that story, but now let’s get back to present day and my Wyndham Bonnet Creek review!
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort is not a hotel (though the Wyndham Grand hotel is on the same property); it’s actually a timeshare. It has so much to offer: location, activities, accessibility, spacious rooms, amenities, five pools scattered around the resort, miniature golf, club rooms, an extremely helpful staff and more. It’s the perfect kind of trip for a family that wants something for everyone. You can book your stay directly through their site.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Two Bedroom Suite
We stayed in Tower 2 in a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo overlooking the miniature golf course and the beautiful lake that the resort is centered around. The two bedroom suite measures approximately 1,257 square feet. We arrived around 9:00 PM and the evening staff was incredibly efficient at getting us checked in and all our luggage to our room (in the complimentary golf cart service) quickly, as the girls were pretty tired by this point.
Upon entry, there is a dining table and a kitchen that opens up to the living room. The living room has a sleeper sofa, so the condo sleeps up to 8, but has private sleeping areas (bedrooms) that will sleep 6. To the right there was a washer/dryer closet, a spacious full bath, and a room with two double beds. Through the living room there is a nice balcony, and to the left there is the master suite with a room containing a king bed, a jacuzzi tub (that the girls LOVED), a vanity, and a separate room with the toilet, shower, and additional vanity.
The kitchen is well-appointed and had everything we needed to cook meals, from pots and pans to spatulas and colanders. They also provided us with enough coffee filters for a week, some complimentary coffee and tea, dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels and garbage bags as well. We used the two provided laundry detergent packs and called the front desk to inquire how to purchase more, and the staff brought us 5 more packets, free of charge. The service provided is just top-notch!
We ordered groceries through Amazon Prime Now. They delivered them to the front desk and the staff quickly brought them directly to our room. I can’t stress enough how nice it was to have a kitchen. We had breakfast at the condo and packed snacks and lunches for the parks each day. We did this to save money, but it also ended up saving us so much time at the parks because we could snack and eat on our walk between attractions rather than standing in line and sitting to eat.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort Amenities
The grounds at Wyndham Bonnet Creek are sprawling, yet walkable. The resort centers around a lake which has a walking path around it connecting all the amenities. The resort features multiple pools, lazy rivers with inner tubes, waterslides, hot tubs and splash areas that are open from 8:00 AM-10:00 PM. The entire property is clean and well-maintained,. There are three barbeque grills, a miniature golf course, pool tables, shuffle board, an herb garden, a fitness center, a fully functioning Starbucks, poolside bars and private cabanas to rent. Honestly, that still isn’t all that is available, but you get the idea!
We wish we had an extra couple days just to spend at the resort because the activity programming for kids (and adults!) is expansive. You receive an activity calendar at check-in to tell you everything that is going on, and there is a lot. From face painting to bingo, ice cream sundaes to dueling pianos, there is truly something for everyone.
I also want to note that there is free Wifi, not only in your room, but around the entire resort. It’s strong and works so well, which is really nice when planning on your Disney app, calling an Uber, or uploading Instagram stories (wink).
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Food
The food is one thing we didn’t experience much of (should I try to convince David of a return trip?!). The kitchen provided us the ease of cooking in the condo and most of our evenings were spent at the park, so we only dined at the resort one night. And that night we were exhausted and picked the most casual looking option, a cantina. While the service was quick and very friendly, and the margarita was GOOD, the food was just OK. David and I had the shrimp tacos, which were adequate. The girls had typical kid menu stuff, like chicken fingers and fries. They were happy, but we had hoped to find some good guacamole and/or more options.
As we left I peeked at the menu for Back Bay and the other restaurants available on site and kicked myself for choosing the most quick-service option, as the other menus sounded very promising. Next time!
The Bottom Line
If I could talk David into another Disney trip, I would absolutely book Wyndham Bonnet Creek again. Every park was an average 10 minute Uber ride away (averaging about $10 a trip). The space to spread out and all get a good night’s sleep was imperative. Having a fully stocked kitchen made traveling with kids so much easier. The staff was so kind and willing to go the extra mile. Also, the resort and our condo felt clean and very well maintained. It’s a great choice for a Disney family vacation!
If you have any questions about our stay that I missed in this Wyndham Bonnet Creek review, please leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them!