ive stayed there and at the connecting Waldorf. its a great little area. free bus shuttle to and from the parks (every hour for DHS and Epcot, every 30 mins for MK, and every couple hours for DAK and DTD) and once your there you can easily hop on inter park transportation. theres no real disney flair so to speak as they are mainly used for conventions but they are still very comfortable 4-5 star accommodations. many great upscale dining options, great golfing, nice pool area, a great choice overall. so really if your not bothered with the lack of disney immersion and just want to go to a nice comfortable hotel then you should really like this option. hope this helps.
Does anyone have any thoughts on Hilton's new BC Hotel? Price is a BIT lower than Riverside for the dates we are looking at. Other options is the Swan/Dolphin.
We stayed there last November and were very impressed. The hotel is beautiful and a value when compared to the same type of accomodations on Disney property. The hotel, while technically on Disney property, feels very secluded --- in a good way. You almost forget that you are in the middle of the "madness". Rooms were very nice, albeit a bit cramped for a party of four. Complimentary bus service to the Disney parks was nice, but not very efficient unless riding buses is something that you thoroughly enjoy. However, this was just a small inconvenience in the grand scope of things.
We are well-seasoned Disney travelers and typically stay in Disney hotels. We just couldn't get a good room rate at Disney at the time. This was actually a good thing, since now we have a quality hotel to consider when the "mouse" isn't an option. Definitely recommend the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
We also stayed at the Wyndham Grand Orlando which is right across the road from the Hilton. It was also very nice, and on par with the Hilton. It's a toss up as to which is better. The Wyndham was decorated really 'funky' and was immaculate. You can't go wrong with either one of these.