Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the crème de la crème of the Disney Resort hotels. Here, the entire family can enjoy Disney at its grandest, with lavish, turn-of-the-century décor, spectacular views and impeccable service to pamper your every whim. Make sure the kids take an afternoon siesta as every night the Electrical Water Pageant, a floating, lighted procession of 'sea creatures' takes place on Bay Lake and is an event not to be missed! There is also fine dining to be had in Victoria & Albert's restaurant, complete with your own personal butler service! The world-class spa offers all kinds of divine treatments or head to the lake for a spot of sailing.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Magic Kingdom Resort area. Driving time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

867 rooms in 5 lodges with 2 lifts in each. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Outer Building – Garden View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds (also available with a day bed for children aged 3–9 years), or 1 king-size bed, or 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Outer Building – Lagoon View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds and 1 day bed, or 2 queen-size beds, or 1 king-size bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Outer Building – Theme Park View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds and 1 day bed, or 2 queen-size beds, or 1 king-size bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Main Building Standard Room Club Level Rooms have 2 queen-size beds and 1 day bed, or 2 queen-size beds, or 1 king-size bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Cítricos Restaurant and Lounge (American dining infused with Mediterranean flavours), Narcoossee's (coastal cuisine), Victoria & Albert's (American cuisine, AAA Five Diamond Award® recipient since 2000), 1900 Park Fare (character dining), Gasparilla Island Grill (quick service), Beaches Pool Bar & Grill, Garden View Tea Room (afternoon tea) and Grand Floridian Café. Mizner’s Lounge (live jazz) and Courtyard Pool Bar.

Main pool, quiet pool with whirlpool, and water play area. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Health club with spa services*. Specialty cruises*. Watercraft rentals*. Basketball courts. Fishing*.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Magic Kingdom. Disney Monorail Transportation to Magic Kingdom Park (one transfer takes you to Epcot). Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

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

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rude Bell Captain

Apr 11, 2021 Tiffyms02 Aiken, South Carolina

This was my family’s second time staying at the Grand Floridian. It was just as beautiful as always, the rooms were clean, but I had a very rude encounter that did not make me feel welcome and started our trip in a negative light. We were due to check in Thursday (4/8) and and arrived early around 7:15 am to pick up our Magicbands, before heading… Read more
This was my family’s second time staying at the Grand Floridian. It was just as beautiful as always, the rooms were clean, but I had a very rude encounter that did not make me feel welcome and started our trip in a negative light. We were due to check in Thursday (4/8) and and arrived early around 7:15 am to pick up our Magicbands, before heading to the parks. We walked up to the front desk and when the guests in front of us left, we moved up. The Bell captain was standing there but did not acknowledge our presence at all. She just kept looking down at a piece of paper and this went on for several minutes with us awkwardly standing there in silence. When she finally looked up, she still didn’t speak! She actually just glared at me. I’ve never experienced anything like it. After awhile I BROKE THE SILENCE and said, “Hello ma’am, we were needing to pick up our magicbands and weren’t sure where to go”. She then pointed us in a different direction. I have honestly never been greeted in such a rude manner at any resort, much less Disney. It was also disappointing because 2 of my excited, young children were standing beside me. I feel that is a poor way to treat someone at anytime, but especially when that person is paying thousands to be a guest at the resort you represent. I realize this is not the attitude of most Disney employees, as most are wonderful and part of the reason we continue to choose Disney for a family vacation. However, I do feel this type of encounter is completely unacceptable and should be addressed. It’s a shame to have someone with a nasty attitude at the front desk, representing such a nice place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely beautiful!

Apr 7, 2021 ChicagoPinky Chicago

It was like a dream to stay at this Disney property. Everything about our stay was perfect. A front desk clerk named Jordan, well, he helped to make our stay magical. Everything about this stay and this place is as if you've been sprinkled with pixie dust. And riding the private little boat to the Magic Kingdom was amazing. This was the most… Read more
It was like a dream to stay at this Disney property. Everything about our stay was perfect. A front desk clerk named Jordan, well, he helped to make our stay magical. Everything about this stay and this place is as if you've been sprinkled with pixie dust. And riding the private little boat to the Magic Kingdom was amazing. This was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed loved it loved it loved it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Allergy concern

Apr 7, 2021 Travlads New York City, New York

Think twice about the Floridian. With the covid restrictions your food options are 2 restaurants and you will have to book weeks in advance if you want a table. The only option is inroom dinning My daughter has serious food allergies and the disney resorts have good measures about it But the last day of our stay my daughter had an allergy… Read more
Think twice about the Floridian. With the covid restrictions your food options are 2 restaurants and you will have to book weeks in advance if you want a table. The only option is inroom dinning My daughter has serious food allergies and the disney resorts have good measures about it But the last day of our stay my daughter had an allergy reaction, thank God i had all her medicine for a crisis like this with me. It was just one time out of the 5 days at the hotel, but you cant afford to take this risk if you have allergies you know that you have to be patient and explain every single time all thw allergies to the chef and thats exactly what i did every single time I spoke later at the front desk for ant feedback about it and they just apologize quthout taking any note of what happened so clearly this can happen again. Also the last day i called many times to get my luggage from my room and sent them to the kingdome lodge i was going And nobody answered, again the covid restrictions and the lack of staff is always the answer these days considering i payed more than 620 usd per night for a standard room (the basic one) you would expect more but again my complain is by the allergy issue we had. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Stay

Apr 6, 2021 Kerry_218 Nashville, United States

We just returned from a short 4 night stay at the Grand Floridian. It was our first trip since COVID. We traveled with our son, daughter in law and our 3 grandchildren. We were in 2 rooms in the Sugar Loaf building. The rooms were clean and spacious. They were close to the quick service restaurant, Gasparillas and the Main Building. We also had… Read more
We just returned from a short 4 night stay at the Grand Floridian. It was our first trip since COVID. We traveled with our son, daughter in law and our 3 grandchildren. We were in 2 rooms in the Sugar Loaf building. The rooms were clean and spacious. They were close to the quick service restaurant, Gasparillas and the Main Building. We also had dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe one evening and it was outstanding. It was nice being able to eat on property after a day at the pool. I had rented a cabana and we loved it! Barry was awesome taking care of all our needs throughout the day. My grandchildren made Mickey Ears on Sunday and enjoyed it. They loved watching the water pageant too. All in all it was a nice trip spent with family. We did a VIP tour one day and it wiped me out, but the children enjoyed it and they were able to ride everything they wanted to. Hats off to the cast and managers at the Grand for making our trip so special! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Resort and Friendly Staff!

Mar 23, 2021 Elizabeth275 New Jersey

I just returned from an 8 night/9 day Disney trip where we stayed at the Grand Floridian resort for the first time. The hotel was beautiful, clean, and spacious. We were in a theme park view room on the second floor in the Big Pine Key building, and we were very pleased. The room was clean and comfortable, and we had a great view of the lake, the… Read more
I just returned from an 8 night/9 day Disney trip where we stayed at the Grand Floridian resort for the first time. The hotel was beautiful, clean, and spacious. We were in a theme park view room on the second floor in the Big Pine Key building, and we were very pleased. The room was clean and comfortable, and we had a great view of the lake, the Contemporary resort, and Magic Kingdom. We could see the castle and appreciated the light show on the water at night. The balcony was nice and we spent time out there too. Disney is abiding by COVID safety protocols, and I thought they did a great job. While they don’t make the beds for safety reasons, they do drop off fresh towels every other day in a wicker basket outside your door, and they do come inside to remove trash and do a light cleaning. We needed some extra items, and they were brought up to the room promptly. They have social distancing markers throughout the Disney parks and hotels, you must wear your mask at all times on the property (except while in the pools). I didn’t mind, and thought it was a lot safer and more organized than the grocery stores at home. The pools were great (love the waterslide!) and we took advantage of the private cabana during one of our pool days. Barry was our attendant and he was kind and helpful, and made our day go smoothly. All of the cast members we encountered had a smile on and greeted us, making us feel welcome. We also liked the close proximity to Magic Kingdom and definitely utilized the boat service. Overall, I would highly recommend this resort and I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for making our vacation relaxing yet fun! We will be back. Read less