Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista (Bay Lake), you’ll be convenient to Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course and Walt Disney World®. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Magic Kingdom® Park and Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Make yourself at home in one of the 867 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and MP3 docking stations. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this Victorian resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 7 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
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We visit Disney multiple times a year and have previously posted reviews for Wilderness Lodge and Polynesian. We typically try to stay on the club/concierge level and this was the best experience yet. The resort was great - unlike any other Disney property. The rooms were a little bigger - the food at club level was the best of any club level we have had. My kids (11 and 14) enjoyed the pools when not at the park. The concierge staff (ones that sit at the desks) were not as friendly and helpful as the team at Wilderness Lodge but that was a minor issue. We ate several meals at the Gasparila restaurant. The food was good but was kind of slow. I have 2 gluten free family members and every place went out of their way to accommodate us. The even made us gluten and dairy free cupcakes and a decorated plate for my wifes birthday.
As you know Disney is expensive and this was even more so than most. I think I may be in trouble because I am not sure the rest of my family will stay anywhere else.
I’m going to make this easy; if you are a “Disney Person” or if you have kids, this may be an OK place to stay. If you don’t get the "Disney thing" and/or if you are expecting an upscale property that these room rates normally deliver, RUN!!! Our room was not in the main lodge and in short, we stayed in an overrated, overpriced motel room… very poorly decorated I might add. I had a lot of unfortunate issues with this “house” but, with respect to a wonderful manager who tried very hard to make things right, I’ll say no more. But... UUumm… I’m not a fan!
The Grand Floridian is absolutely gorgeous. Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed one day I would stay there. I spent 6/10-617 with my husband and had a wonderful time. The grounds are absolutely stunning, the dining was wonderful especially narcooses was our favorite. No complaints besides the bedroom. We had a pool view on the 5th floor in Big Pine Key. The room would never cool down so we had management send up a fan. In the heat of the summer the rooms should be able to go under 68 degrees. The furniture is pretty dated. The carpet absolutely needs to be removed. I loved the hotel but for the price of $600 plus per night Disney's Beach Club is much nicer and way cheaper . I'm very picky when it comes to hotels rooms so this might just be something that irked me. But the smell of a old carpet really turns me off. Other than those few small hiccups, it really it a glamorous resort.
Grand Floridian is an amazing rest! The only problem is that it has ruined all other resorts for me. No one will ever measure up to the service of this one. You are treated like a star from the moment you arrive. The concierge, bell service, and valet all meet you as soon as you pull up to the front. Everyone seems to have individualized service and they can answer any question you throw at them.
I do need to note that we stayed at the club level inside the main building, so we paid considerably more for the service we received. There was food and drink (even alcoholic) all day. We actually left the parks to eat and a quick monorail ride later, we were back at the parks. The pools on site were wonderful, fun for the kids, had full time lifeguards on duty, and had food and drink service, which delivered the best Pina Colada I have ever tasted. The big pool has a water slide and the kiddie pool is in the theme of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Each floor has a dining area with all you can eat variety of foods, small chairs and tables for little princes and princesses as well as a television for the little ones.
This was out 10th anniversary trip, so we planned on being extravagant and living it up. The room was immaculate as usual. The size is what really got us. The room was actually 3 or 4 rooms with a balcony! The room was larger than our first apartment. it is said that it can comfortably sleep 6 adults, so this little family of four was happy to spread out and have our own spaces. My wife and daughter both enjoyed the spa to get their nails done, and I briefly considered a massage before running off with my son to do other things.
If you want a great room with terrific service day and night, turn down service, friendly staff, and a quick ride to Magic Kingdom, this is the place for you. Forget the crowds and watch the evening fireworks from the dock across from the parks.
OK, for $300+US I expected a lot more for my high tea.
This is just for myself and my daughter. She gets a fantastic loot bag...and she absolutely loved it.
But from a parents stand point, having cutlery to eat my high tea would have been nice. Also Aurora comes at the last 30mins. All the singing is done by Briar Rose Petal. She had a great voice.
Teatime snacks were lack lustre as was their cake. I'd rather pay for the Ritz Carlton high tea...which cost's the same amount,or Windsor Arms high tea in Toronto.
Did it once for my daughter...don't ever have to do it again. Recommendation. ..find something else better to do with your $300US.