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, SeaWorld® Orlando 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, friendly staff

Sep 16, 2019 Patio2 Wisconsin

Clean rooms, inviting lobby and public areas. Connected to Ritz Carlton so there’s interesting shops & nice restaurants to choose from. Had room service a few times and meal delivery varied on time needed, but time promised was always accurate. Shuttle service to Disney parks (Magic Kingdom & Epcot) was free & convenient, but last run back to the… Read more
Clean rooms, inviting lobby and public areas. Connected to Ritz Carlton so there’s interesting shops & nice restaurants to choose from. Had room service a few times and meal delivery varied on time needed, but time promised was always accurate. Shuttle service to Disney parks (Magic Kingdom & Epcot) was free & convenient, but last run back to the hotel was before evening fireworks at the parks. If you’re counting on seeing those shows - find alternate transportation. What kept this from being 5 stars was the height of the beds. I actually had to ask housekeeping for a booster step just so I could get onto the bed. (They provided it cheerfully, but really?! It was a bit embarrassing and shouldn’t happen.) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating wonderful! plenty of space, tesla charging, great breakfast, love it

Sep 16, 2019 danielasK1310ZV

connected with ritz carlton is a huge hotel, great pools and wonderful service. love the grande lakes area. It has tesla charging, which is very important to us. Gardens and outside area are great plenty of space to play with kids.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great conference hotel for families

Sep 11, 2019 lajoiedevivi New York City, New York

Stayed here with a conference. Conference-wise, it was great except for the first (optional) day, where we broke for lunch - honestly I can't remember what time exactly, but it was a reasonable time like noon - and there were no sit-down restaurants to eat at! So everyone had to either wait in line at the cafe or go to the pool restaurant -… Read more
Stayed here with a conference. Conference-wise, it was great except for the first (optional) day, where we broke for lunch - honestly I can't remember what time exactly, but it was a reasonable time like noon - and there were no sit-down restaurants to eat at! So everyone had to either wait in line at the cafe or go to the pool restaurant - which got mobbed because everyone got there at the same time. Logistics could definitely be better - not sure if it was a conference management issue or a hotel issue. Overall, a beautiful property with terrific service, though could use some better upkeep (I saw some room service trays when walking to my room after check in (afternoon) and they were still there when we were coming back from dinner. Some of the hotel rooms are quite far away from the elevators, as it is a huge property. Check in/check out was a breeze. Overall the public areas are very well kept. Large parking lot - build in an extra 10-15 minute walk! and I believe parking was extra $. A bit of a drive to Disney/Universal. Overall, would stay again for a conference or if looking for a resort experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating always amazing - a wonderful staff

Sep 10, 2019 emmasimpkins Orlando, Florida

keegan at the elite services check in desk was very accommodating, very professional and kind. had no problems as usual with the staff, room, or anything. i have been to this property quite a bit and it is always a blast. brittany at the whisper creek kitchen was unbelievable, great personality and great service!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place for a conference or a getaway weekend

Sep 6, 2019 DChap99

The JW is a fantastic place to hold a large business meeting. The staff is very attentive and will work with you to get the details right. There are several wonderful restaurants and a Starbucks on the property for dining outside of your meeting. The pool area and lazy river are a great way to relax after the meeting is over. Don't miss the spa -… Read more
The JW is a fantastic place to hold a large business meeting. The staff is very attentive and will work with you to get the details right. There are several wonderful restaurants and a Starbucks on the property for dining outside of your meeting. The pool area and lazy river are a great way to relax after the meeting is over. Don't miss the spa - it is fantastic! Read less