Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
First time stay at Grand Floridian, can not wait till next stay. We had 4 adults one child. Opted for the “Deluxe” room which gives you an extra full seating area along with pull out couch in that area. Well worth the little extra cost. Being right on monorail stop a added benefit. Resort is pricey but well worth it.
The Grand Floridian is the marquee property at WDW. It is a fabulous hotel and resort but there are things that could be better.
Pros: One stop on the monorail from the Magic Kingdom, direct boat to/from the Magic Kingdom. Some of the largest guest rooms on property. Clean buildings. Friendly staff. On site character dining available.
Cons: Fitness center is located off the beaten path and far away from the resort rooms. it is close to the DVC member building but not if you are in the main area and it is raining. The fitness center and spa should be located in the main building in my opinion. It takes a long time to get to EPCOT. You have to transfer monomials and there is no direct bus to EPCOT. This a big CON. Disney has instituted a new policy where a staff member must visually inspect the room at least once every 24 hours. This is intrusive and serves no purpose. I was sick one day and had to make sure I left or let someone in because of this policy. Gasparilla's has long lines at dinner. One evening they only had one person on the register, while another employee straightened the creamer in a bowl (priorities!). My cable/TV went out during my stay.
FYI: There are certain items available for families if needed you can request bed rails, toddler stepping stool, cribs, microwave.
Overall a lovely stay but with the TV issues, and fitness center far away I would prefer to stay at other WDW deluxe properties.
After an initial disappointing visit to the GF earlier this year (due to being harassed by a cast member) we decided to return for a last minute birthday visit. We booked a club level room in the outer Sugarloaf building for our 3 day stay. (There is also the main level club level called the Royal Palm Club-but cost of these skyrockets compared to the Sugarloaf.) We were not disappointed. The Sugarloaf building is right next to the main building and provides easy access to the monorail and boat launch. We were more than pleased with the food selections here. For breakfast, there were pastries, fruits, various juices, hot chocolate, oatmeal, mini quiches, prosciutto, turkey and ham. The afternoon selection included focaccia bread, rolls, artichoke dip, veggies, crackers, cheeses and a different hot soup each day (we had tomato bisque, vegetable and Italian meatball, all were delish). Evening selections included the same selections provided during the afternoon snack time as well as hot appetizers like chicken skewers, chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, crabcakes, meatballs etc. The nightly selection of sweets included buttercream frosted cupcakes, various types of cookies, mini cheesecakes, and other treats. We were always treated with kindness and didn't have any issues with any cast members. Our flight arrived in Orlando at 5:00am so we go to the hotel early via Disney's Magical Express. Kate, who greeted us at check-in went above and beyond to give us a room on the top floor like we requested.
The Grand Floridian IS complete class. Our room was in immaculate shape- clean and lovely. Beds are extremely comfortable and extra pillows and blankets are provided, and housekeeping was more than willing to bring us another blanket and extra boxes of tissues (hello, allergies). We are very glad we returned a second time and will keep the GF as our go-to for Disney World visits. All of the staff we interacted with were what you would expect of Disney. The grounds at the Floridian are kept like a perfect garden and taking a stroll after a hectic and hot visit in the parks is relaxing and restful. While there are a lot of guests staying here, the property never feels crowded or busy. Many times when we would go to and from our room it felt like we were one of the only ones there.
For those who hesitate with wondering if club level service is worth it- it is! We virtually ate breakfast, lunch and dinner in the lounge. We were able to get a great fall deal online with Disney and got our room rate for the club level service at a price cheaper than the regular non-club rooms at the hotel. Check for these as it's worth it to have the food there at your hotel. If you're going to the parks for the food experience and want to eat out trying different things, this may not be ideal but if you just need food for "fuel" and don't mind the basic offerings it is fabulous.