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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tale of Two Hotels

Jul 12, 2019 mitchello525 Bryan, Ohio

We arrived for a week-long stay over the 4th of July weekend. The hotel staff seemed either completely overwhelmed or poorly trained. As a resort hotel, many resort services/activities are included. However, the concierge could not tell us when or where the fitness classes were being held. Another trip to the concierge yielded more frustration… Read more
We arrived for a week-long stay over the 4th of July weekend. The hotel staff seemed either completely overwhelmed or poorly trained. As a resort hotel, many resort services/activities are included. However, the concierge could not tell us when or where the fitness classes were being held. Another trip to the concierge yielded more frustration regarding contact info for the bikes and boats. The pools were crowded elbow to elbow and the lazy river was deadlocked in traffic. HOWEVER, on Sunday after the 4th, things changed completely. Not only were the pools nearly bare, the concierge was extremely helpful and organized. It was as if the “B” team got scheduled for the holiday and the “A” team was scheduled after the holiday. I would not go back to this hotel during a holiday period. They seemed completely overwhelmed with the number of people and the facilities were overrun with people. Our experience after the holidays was everything we could have hoped. The facilities were better run and you felt like a guest again. One stay...two completely different hotels! Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 Machelew60

This property is one of our family’s favorites. Checkin is always pleasant and quick. It is a great place to come and relax. We always have a lovely stay at this location. We were there celebrating my birthday and my oldest daughter’s birthday. Thank you so much!!!
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Jul 10, 2019 Amonsterinparis United States

A great resort, far enough away from Disney. We enjoyed an excellent time on an upper floor with beautiful views of resort property. They really have it all, from a lazy river to golfing, dining, etc. Can’t wait to book our next stay!
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Jul 10, 2019 Shorethingwc

Hotel is beautiful but breakfast was 91 dollars for two of us everything but the hotel is over priced. Would stay again but buy nothing in the hotel. Bring your own drinks to the pool very expensive there.
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Jul 8, 2019 TripTips14 New Jersey

This was our first stay at this JW Marriott. My husband and I went for a social convention and our adult daughter tagged along. The hotel is beautiful. It is next door to a Ritz Carlton so you have access to the facilities in both locations. We preferred the decor in JW. The grounds are beautiful, and the lazy river was my favorite location. The… Read more
This was our first stay at this JW Marriott. My husband and I went for a social convention and our adult daughter tagged along. The hotel is beautiful. It is next door to a Ritz Carlton so you have access to the facilities in both locations. We preferred the decor in JW. The grounds are beautiful, and the lazy river was my favorite location. The JW provides floats for guests to enjoy! There is a bike trail and bikes are available. There is a vegetable garden which supplies the onsite restaurants. There is a spa, yoga classes and more. The food and service are wonderful! Treat yourself the next time you are in Orlando. Stay at this JW ! Read less