Grande Lakes Orlando Resort - JW Marriott

International Drive, Orlando

The hotel

If you are looking for a truly luxurious stay, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes is the ideal resort for you. It offers a combination of timeless elegance and idyllic tropical landscapes that provide spectacular views from lavishly appointed rooms. This destination offers plenty of opportunities for fun, sport and pampering, without ever leaving the 500-acre resort. The Resort offers a wide selection of onsite activities with an 18-hole Championship golf course, 40,000 square foot Spa and adventure experiences including fly fishing, eco-tours and kayaking. There are 7 restaurants and bars offering guests a unique culinary experience. The guest rooms are furnished and fitted to the highest standards and accentuated by a Lazy River Pool. The resort is also located just minutes away from world-famous attractions.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Kids Club
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Car Included
  • Golf

Where is it

Set in 500 acres of lush, landscaped gardens, just off Central Florida Parkway. 10-min drive to Universal Orlando Resort™, 15 minute drive to Walt Disney World® Resort. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

998 rooms on 26 floors in 1 building with 12 lifts. Balcony/patio in most rooms, air-conditioning, cable TV, alark clock, tea/coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, iron and board, hairdryer and bathrobes. Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 persons.

Self parking from US$25 per day plus tax, valet parking from US$32 per day, plus tax (payable locally, subject to change). Complimentary scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™.

7 restaurants and bars: Primo (Italian), Citron, an American Brasserie, Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen, Lobby lounge and Sushi Bar, Quench poolside bar and grill, Cafe Bodega, Starbucks® café.

'Lazy river' swimming pool, 3 tennis courts, volleyball, hydrotherapy pools and kids' activities* (5-12 years) at JW Marriott or Ritz Kids® programme* at The Ritz-Carlton, plus use of all facilities at The Ritz-Carlton hotel within the resort complex, including the health spa* with 40 treatment rooms, lap pool, fitness centre, sauna and steam room (local charge for treatments). 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed Championship golf course with caddy concierge service*. Grande Lakes Outfitters* featuring an Orvis Fly Fishing School* and guided eco-tours on Shingle Creek*.

24-hour room service*. Babysitting services*. Corridor of retail shops. WiFi*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Rollaway beds available on request (only available for King Rooms and Suites), $25 per night*, subject to change and availability.

Please note a resort fee of $35 plus tax per room per day* is payable locally. This charge and its inclusions are subject to change and include:

Free WiFi, unlimited domestic phone calls, shuttle bus to WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™, daily recreation activities, driving range privileges, two pool floats, one fitness centre class.

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Nov 10, 2019 Shannon K

Had another great stay at the JW. Arrived Friday and had drinks in lobby lounge, Jaime Lee, took awesome care of us, remembering all of our names and had 3 separate checks with our group and she managed awesome. Had bar snacks and our favorite cheese board. We were upgraded to a pool view, front desk staff is always friendly and efficient. This is… Read more
Had another great stay at the JW. Arrived Friday and had drinks in lobby lounge, Jaime Lee, took awesome care of us, remembering all of our names and had 3 separate checks with our group and she managed awesome. Had bar snacks and our favorite cheese board. We were upgraded to a pool view, front desk staff is always friendly and efficient. This is our 3rd stay at this property this year and we love it. The lazy river is wonderful. I would highly recommend this property . Only disadvantage is room service is always busy, my daughter tried for over an hour with no one answering. My wife finally had to go to the front desk to place an order and as usual they were awesome and accommodated. I had 2 rooms and they let my guest have a late check out. Whenever I call, I usually get Gloria and she is so pleasant. Can’t say enough about the staff and service. Thanks for yet another great stay. See you soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating October weekend, very busy hotel, poolside not jam-packed, nice

Nov 7, 2019 GoThere88 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Our king room was spacious, included coffee maker, and we chose a pool view- beautiful evening out the window and nice view of a big section of the pool. Service was good, the restaurant was not crowded at all for 9 a.m. breakfast. Easy to check out pool floats, all a good island paradise feeling. The poolside restaurant has good casual food-… Read more
Our king room was spacious, included coffee maker, and we chose a pool view- beautiful evening out the window and nice view of a big section of the pool. Service was good, the restaurant was not crowded at all for 9 a.m. breakfast. Easy to check out pool floats, all a good island paradise feeling. The poolside restaurant has good casual food- burgers, nachos, plus more, all served reasonably fast and hot. There's a Starbucks at the Lobby level near the shops, good for snacks all day. Valet service is included in the facilities fee; it's fast and courteous. Be sure to walk over to the Ritz next door - sharing amenities with Marriott, and there are restaurants too. You can use the Ritz pool if too many children and splashing at the Marriott lazy river. Check out the herb garden - walk to the left of the pool area when going out to the pool - they've expanded the garden and it's beautiful! Overall this was a good weekend with family members from kids to elders. We enjoyed it once again and will be back. Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 Allanobrien Hilton Head, South Carolina

This property is probably the best Hotel resort in Orlando. There is a farm to table restaurant on property & a lazy river that takes 30 minutes to lap it’s so big. Definitely going to come back here again
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Nov 3, 2019 tslesinger

Besides being a stunning property, the staff is incredibly courteous throughout, from check in to car to pool to fitness center. The spa is amazing. Fitness center state of the art. The pools and Kay river are endless. Skip a day at the parks and the kids will have a better time here!
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Nov 1, 2019 Steven K

Very disappointing, one dinner had toppings the other nothing, couple carrots not good. $50 go to Primo. Pictures explain it all. Great hotel great staff. We love the concept farm to table but we would not recommend this spot at JW.