Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration

Kissimmee, Orlando

The hotel

Waterfalls and fountains decorate the 20 acres of lush grounds here, as well as a brilliant array of family-friendly facilities including tennis, large swimming pools, games room and volleyball. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with every convenience you could need. Walt Disney World Resort is just down the road. Here in Kissimmee, many attractions are close by, but a day spent at the hotel will prove rewarding, with a selection of eateries to keep you happy as you relax by the beautiful pool.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Theme Parks
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

4 miles from Walt Disney World Resort and 14 miles from Universal Orlando Resort™. Driving time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

718 rooms on 8 floors in 6 buildings with 6 lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV with pay-per-view films and games, complimentary high-speed Internet access, coffee maker, fridge, safety deposit box, iron and board, and hairdryer. Non-smoking rooms on request. Standard Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool View Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Free Nights: Each 7th night free for stays completed between 1 May–14 Jun '19 and 22 Aug–21 Dec '19. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

  • Honeymooners: Receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine in room upon arrival, plus an upgrade to a Pool View Room. Must be advised at time of booking and room upgrade subject to availability upon arrival.

  • Free Nights: Each 7th night free for stays completed between 2 Jan-13 Feb '20, 1 May–14 Jun '19 and 9 Aug–24 Dec '20. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fantastic resort style hotel with activities for the whole family

Complimentary scheduled transport to Walt Disney World Resort

Great free-form pool complete with waterfall and slide

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Resort fee waived for all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $20 per day
  • Kids 10 years and under eat free from the kids' menu when accompanied by a full paying adult. Maximum 2 children per adult
  • Guaranteed late check-out until 3:00pm for all Virgin Holidays' guests
  • Complimentary room upgrade from Standard Room to Pool View Room (subject to availability)

Complimentary scheduled daily transport to Walt Disney World Resort.

Mandolins (full breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner), '50s-style Mini-Market and Diner for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Pizza Hut™ service, Cascades Pool Bar for a wide choice of frozen cocktails and food (seasonal), Lobby Sports Lounge with a huge 6x11 ft TV to watch your favourite sports on and in-room hotel dining from 7:00am-11:00pm.

2 swimming pools including a large freeform pool featuring a waterfall and waterslide, 2 whirlpools, 2 floodlit tennis courts, sand volleyball, fitness centre, games room, jogging areas, children's pool and playground. Daily activities for adults and kids.

Coin laundry*. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi available. Gift shop.

Resort fee waived for all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $20 per day.

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1253)
  • Very good (1233)
  • Average (878)
  • Poor (599)
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Dec 12, 2019 A2264LSmarcob St. Petersburg, Florida

I stayed 1 night and a Room was just ok to survive. Rooms are small and a Restaurant that the Front Desk recommended its a Complete Shameful for a Management. They sell frozen food . We ordered a bunch of items cuz we were hungry and everything came late and frozen . We tasted the food and didn’t eat it . The Servers Never asked why , She… Read more
I stayed 1 night and a Room was just ok to survive. Rooms are small and a Restaurant that the Front Desk recommended its a Complete Shameful for a Management. They sell frozen food . We ordered a bunch of items cuz we were hungry and everything came late and frozen . We tasted the food and didn’t eat it . The Servers Never asked why , She brought us a check and we left . Plzz take my advise and go somewhere else to eat and pay a little more and get a better Hotel . I do NOT recommend this Bar and will Never be back . Management wake up and do something Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average stay.

Dec 11, 2019 Taz_Kris_123

So we stayed for 8 nights in November. First of, our welcome to the hotel was brilliant, reception service was great, Maurice was so welcoming and our parking fees were complimentary. Resort fees were alot less per night than we thought. So straight away we were very impressed. Hotel is lovely, reception looks great. The 2 pools were great but… Read more
So we stayed for 8 nights in November. First of, our welcome to the hotel was brilliant, reception service was great, Maurice was so welcoming and our parking fees were complimentary. Resort fees were alot less per night than we thought. So straight away we were very impressed. Hotel is lovely, reception looks great. The 2 pools were great but the one with the slide was far too cold but we still used it. The slide is wicked. Heated pool amazing. 2 hot tubs were great, used anytime of night, we were very happy with that. The room was alright, housekeeping was fine however we did find there was a strange smell in the 2000 block all the time, like a musty smell from the carpets but the smell did become unbearable. One night in particular stunk of weed. Our room stink the same as the corridors, especially the pillows and duvets, even my cuddly toys and clothes smell like that hotel now... The bathroom had a strange smell of sick as well when we arrived and the bath was very rusty. Overall an average stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great reception and pool area

Dec 11, 2019 Ambassador572794

They have a great and brand new entrace, but the rooms are not the same level. It's humid, old and small! But they have free shuttle to Disney Hollywood Studios and one heated pool that I liked. Bars and Starbucks inside and a little shopping mall with cvs, nike store... it's fine to go.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Please renovate this hotel and invest in better housekeeping standards

Dec 10, 2019 michellethurgood Destin, Florida

We will not stay here again :-( the only thing going for this hotel is a nice reception area (which is deceptive because the rooms are disgusting) the pool and it’s location. Once you’ve checked in in the lovely reception area the grumpy reception staff will tell you all the taxes, resort fees and parking fees they will now charge you. Then you’ll… Read more
We will not stay here again :-( the only thing going for this hotel is a nice reception area (which is deceptive because the rooms are disgusting) the pool and it’s location. Once you’ve checked in in the lovely reception area the grumpy reception staff will tell you all the taxes, resort fees and parking fees they will now charge you. Then you’ll get to drive round closer to your room as the resort is huge. You’ll have the pleasure of walking down a grimy smelly corridor that smells of mildew and is dirty before opening your bedroom door to find it also smells stuffy and mouldy. Then you check the bathroom to find dirt and hairs and rust in the bath tub (which we actually thought was something else that’s brown until we dared tried to wipe it off to realise it was thankfully just rust!!!!!) so then double check bedsheets as things haven’t got off to a great start but they are ok so you decide to tolerate it!! Carpet felt dirty and big stains on furniture and doors where housekeeping haven’t kept on top of things. We tried hard not to be in the room apart from for sleeping and even then the rooms are not soundproof, doors bang and noisy guests don’t give a damn! At one point even the hotel staff on radios were laughing and talking loudly at 11pm in the corridor with no regards for guests sleeping. This hotel has lovely grounds and a great location but it needs a seriously amount of money spent on it to renovate and update. And the housekeeping staff need a better eye for cleaning detail and probably a better management team to keep them motivated! It’s the first hotel I have ever stayed in where the housekeeping staff don’t say hello to guests as they walk past, and that doesn’t even cost anything!!! We won’t stay again and we would recommend that you don’t book and I’d never say that lightly :-( very disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Room was horrible

Dec 9, 2019 Danni2208 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Was super excited to stay at the hotel, as the picture posted online were amazing. Got there around 10:40 pm, checked in, room key didn't work, located a staff member and was told to use the phone in the hallway to call the front desk for help, needless to said, the phone in the hallway didn't work, so ended up calling from my cell phone. Was… Read more
Was super excited to stay at the hotel, as the picture posted online were amazing. Got there around 10:40 pm, checked in, room key didn't work, located a staff member and was told to use the phone in the hallway to call the front desk for help, needless to said, the phone in the hallway didn't work, so ended up calling from my cell phone. Was later informed our room number was written down wrong and we were assigned to a different room. Finally get to the correct room, open the door and we were hit with a foul moldy smell. The carpet in the room was soaking wet, the phone in the room didn't work, luckily since we were having issues with the room key, they have already dispatch someone to the room to help so I was able to let them know about the issues with the room. We were then told to wait while we were assigned a new room, unfortunately we couldn't stay in the room to wait due to the smell, so was had to walked back down to the parking and drive around back to the lobby, which is kinda of a walk since the walkway to the building is not a short walk. We were finally assigned another room around 11:40, but at this point I was just disappointed in whole experience and was ready to go back home. We ended up staying the whole duration of our trip since it was only for 2 nights, but I will definitely never stay here again. The lobby has a nice clean look, just wish their rooms reflected the same look. Read less