Skip to content

The JW Marriott Orlando has new Family Suites with bunk beds and chalkboard walls

Nov. 18, 2021
4 min read
large hotel building
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

One of Orlando’s most popular points hotels for family trips to Disney is getting even better thanks to some luxurious new upgrades parents and kids will both love.

The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa just announced its new collection of Family Suites designed to help families connect while on vacation and get more rest to feel energized for the trip.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

The four new suites offer plenty of space for families to spread out, including in a king-sized bedroom for parents, a chic double bunk bed that feels more like an NYC loft than a hotel room and two sofa beds. In total, the Family Suites can sleep up to nine people and also include two full-sized bathrooms with separate showers and tubs, plus a guest bathroom.

(Photo courtesy of Marriott Hotels & Resorts)

Designed with kids in mind, the suite also features chalkboard walls to draw on, a “book nook” with cushions to read on, a play with giraffe lamp and child-sized cushions in bright orange and blue tones.

Designed by Bilkey Llinas Design, the firm created the suites to give parents and children their own spaces with an open concept that allows them to also connect.

To help the little ones fall to sleep after a day filled with Disney magic, JW Marriott partnered with Skip Hop. This company creates products to make life easier for the youngest in the family, to add a special Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother Owl to “lull children to dream.”

Even the hotel’s chef is contributing to the suite’s family affair. Executive Chef Melissa Sallman put together a “Sleepy Snack” in-room dining menu to give kids (and their folks) the perfect bedtime snack. Tiny tots can enjoy a berry yogurt smoothie or crackers and cheese while adults can snack on tropical fruit skewers or rosemary and sea salt roasted cashews washed down with a sleep-inspiring herbal tea.

(Photo courtesy of Marriott Hotels & Resorts)

Of course, the Family Suite is only part of the fun at this JW Marriott. The hotel also offers a miniature golf course, a pool with a kid-friendly splash pad and incredible views of Disney’s nightly firework shows.

Speaking of Disney, the hotel is within a ten-minute drive to Disney Springs, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and just a little bit further to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Luckily, the hotel’s resort fee includes shuttle service to Walt Disney World Resort Parks.

Related: Everything you need to know about visiting Walt Disney World Resort

In addition, the hotel has a handful of restaurants to enjoy, including an upscale steakhouse, Sear + Sea Woodfire Grill; Illume, a Japanese restaurant with firework views; a beer garden; the poolside restaurant, Palm Cove; Unreserved Food Baazar, serving international meals all day and lobby market with snacks.

how to book:

A Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel, a standard room here will cost between 40,000 and 60,000 points a night — at least until Marriott moves to its new dynamic pricing structure next year.

The hotel is a Category 6 in the Marriott Bonvoy award chart. Off-peak nights will cost you 40,000 points, standard dates are 50,000 points and peak dates are 60,000 points.

For the new Family Suites, a search into next summer found no awards availability and cash nights fluctuated but were well over $1,000 a night. But hey, for a suite that can sleep the entire family with room to spare, why not splurge and earn points for your next big vacation.

Featured image by (Photo courtesy of Marriott Hotels & Resorts)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

TPG featured card

Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards

1 - 3X points
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases

Intro offer

Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points60,000 points
For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

Annual Fee

$95

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases