Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

International Drive, Orlando

The hotel

At The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes you can take in the ambience while retaining a sense of sophistication. This resort offers plenty of opportunities for fun, sport and pampering, without ever having to leave this 500-acre resort. The Resort offers a wide selection of on-site activities with an 18-hole Championship golf course, 40,000 sq ft spa and adventure experiences including fly fishing, eco-tours and kayaking. there is a choice of 11 restaurants and bars offering guests a unique culinary experience. Guest rooms are furnished and fitted to the highest standards and each of the sumptuous bedrooms has a 5ft balcony with panoramic view over the lake, pool or gardens. The resort is located minutes away from world-famous attractions such as Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort™.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • No Smoking
  • Close to Seaworld Orlando
  • Babysitting service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just off Central Florida Parkway, 5-min drive from SeaWorld® Orlando and Discovery Cove® Orlando, 10-min drive to Universal Orlando Resort™, 15 minutes to Walt Disney World® Resort.

Hotel information

582 rooms on 15 floors in 1 building with 6 lifts. All with large balcony/patio, air-conditioning, flatscreen cable TV, coffee maker, in-room iPod dock, WiFi, mini-bar, safe, iron and board, bathrobes and slippers, and hairdryer. Free bottled water at turn-down. Standard Rooms have garden view, 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 persons.

Lake Front Rooms with lake front view and a balcony sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Lake View Rooms with lake view sleeping maximum 2 adults. Connecting rooms available on request.

Executive Suites with lakefront views, 1 king-size bed and a double sofa bed sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Presidential Suites and Royal Suites with 1 king-size bed, separate lounge, dining room and kitchen sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ritz-Carlton Club® Level available with all room types offers:

  • 24-hour access to the Club Lounge; snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Complimentary alcoholic drinks 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Complimentary Ritz Kids for up to 3 children (age 4-12) per day
  • Concierge team 7.00am-10.00pm
  • Five daily food and beverage presentations
  • Views of area fireworks
  • Media rooms with movies and classic family games

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

11 restaurants including Norman's (New World cuisine), Bleu (poolside snacks and cocktails), Fairways Pub (golf clubhouse; steak and seafood), lobby lounge (cocktails and afternoon tea), Highball and Harvest, Vitale (spa café for healthy options) plus dining options at the adjacent JW Marriott.

Outdoor swimming pool, poolside cabanas*, 3 tennis courts, Ritz Kids activities, 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* (local charge), plus use of all facilities at the JW Marriott Hotel, including 'lazy river' swimming pool. Adventure experiences including guided eco-tours on Shingle Creek* and fishing*.

Complimentary WiFi in public areas. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting services*. Corridor of retail shops.

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), $20 per night*, subject to change and availability.

Mini-fridge available on request, $20 per night*, subject to change and availability.

Please note a resort fee of $35 plus tax per room per day* is payable locally and includes: Free WiFi, Unlimited domestic phone calls, shuttle bus to SeaWorld® Orlando, WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™, daily recreation activities, driving range privileges, two pool floats and Ritz Kids (two hours, for 2 children aged 4-12). This charge and its inclusions are subject to change.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning Hotel and Grounds

Mar 19, 2019 laura h Atlanta, Georgia

I absolutely loved our stay at this hotel in Orlando. We had the luxury of staying in the Royal Suite, which is an exquisite suite in the South Tower. Check-in was easy, the lobby/bar area is gleaming, the service was great, the fitness center has what you need, the Club Lounge room, staff and offerings are top notch, and the entire hotel from… Read more
I absolutely loved our stay at this hotel in Orlando. We had the luxury of staying in the Royal Suite, which is an exquisite suite in the South Tower. Check-in was easy, the lobby/bar area is gleaming, the service was great, the fitness center has what you need, the Club Lounge room, staff and offerings are top notch, and the entire hotel from top to bottom is sparkling clean. Further, we had not planned on golfing, but looking at the beautiful course was too tempting. Club concierge was able to reserve for us a later afternoon tee time same day, and we had a great time. The course and surrounding area is really beautiful. It's a very enjoyable round. The only "be cognizant of" comments for the hotel in general would be to note that the Club Lounge is in the North Tower so it is not terribly convenient if you are staying in the South Tower. Also, the fitness center and spa are located in the JW Marriott, but you do get a little exercise on the way ! Lastly, we had dinner one night at the restaurant inside of the Ritz, and I would give the restaurant more of a 3 star award. It seems as if chef is trying too hard to be innovative and misses the mark just a tad. However, I understand that the JW Marriott has several highly rated restaurants to dine at so there are options. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Putting on the Ritz!!

Mar 18, 2019 hellogoodbye_7 Texas

I rarely give a 5 star rating but nothing else would do for this property. The Ritz Grande Lakes Orlando is a superb property. The property is immaculate. Everything is just beautiful. The pool area is prefect and relaxing with great bar service. The Best part about the whole property is the people. Customer service is top notch. I was greeted… Read more
I rarely give a 5 star rating but nothing else would do for this property. The Ritz Grande Lakes Orlando is a superb property. The property is immaculate. Everything is just beautiful. The pool area is prefect and relaxing with great bar service. The Best part about the whole property is the people. Customer service is top notch. I was greeted by every single employee that I encountered and always with a smile. Staff Go above and beyond to make your stay special. The rooms seemed a little basic to me but each one has a balcony which is nice. Bathrooms are spacious and very very nice. The only small complaint I have, is that there are no electrical outlets by the bed and nightstand. I would love to have an opportunity to return to this property. Great job Ritz-Carlton! Read less
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Mar 15, 2019 Mark D

We stayed one week in February. We enjoyed it so much, we will be back next year for two weeks. The club level lounge is one of the nicest that we have been to. I cannot say enough about the staff. They are all outstanding. We ate at the restaurants on the property. Normans was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant. If I had one… Read more
We stayed one week in February. We enjoyed it so much, we will be back next year for two weeks. The club level lounge is one of the nicest that we have been to. I cannot say enough about the staff. They are all outstanding. We ate at the restaurants on the property. Normans was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant. If I had one issue, it’s the fact that the cars are parked outside. Do to construction that is going on cars get very dirty. But that is a minor issue. Read less
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Mar 13, 2019 812wendyl Los Angeles

The grounds of this hotel are gorgeous and it smells so lovely. Definitely 5 star in looks and service. It feels very very large and has great conference facilities. The pool is large and gorgeous and there is a separate spa pool next door. The food was delicious. I loved the tuna dish at the bar. I had a high up floor that looked out at the pool… Read more
The grounds of this hotel are gorgeous and it smells so lovely. Definitely 5 star in looks and service. It feels very very large and has great conference facilities. The pool is large and gorgeous and there is a separate spa pool next door. The food was delicious. I loved the tuna dish at the bar. I had a high up floor that looked out at the pool and every night had the most gorgeous sunset! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BEST SERVICE EVER!!!

Mar 11, 2019 maple1234 Mendham, New Jersey

Just returning from a girls weekend with my besties....spent weekend in cabana 64 with Jared, Jude and Magarite - best service ever. So fun, attentive and amazing!!!! Highly recommend. Service was top notch and food was amazing.