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.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating WONDERFUL 50th Birthday Stay!

Jan 21, 2020 disneygiggles LaGrange, Indiana

I have always wanted to stay at this beautiful resort. My family and I usually stay club level at Disney's Boardwalk Inn. This trip was with my Forever Friend for my 50th birthday celebration. We split the time equally between Disney's Boardwalk Inn, so that we would be near Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Grand Floridian. We chose… Read more
I have always wanted to stay at this beautiful resort. My family and I usually stay club level at Disney's Boardwalk Inn. This trip was with my Forever Friend for my 50th birthday celebration. We split the time equally between Disney's Boardwalk Inn, so that we would be near Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Grand Floridian. We chose to use the Minnie Van Service, a splurge for my birthday, but extremely easy and convenient, from MCO directly to Disney's Grand Floridian. From the moment of arrival, the cast members were friendly and extremely attentive. We stayed on the second floor in Conch Key in a corner room (Room 7212, if I remember correctly). It was lovely, clean, and QUIET. We had a beautiful view of the gardens and a glimpse of Seven Seas Lagoon. We were a very short walk from the ferry dock, which made it extremely convenient to catch the boat to Magic Kingdom. It was a short walk to Gasparilla Island Grill, GF's counter service restaurant. It was a little longer walk to the Main Building entrance and the monorail. But, the entire resort is so breathtaking that we didn't consider it an inconvenience since we enjoyed looking around, shopping, etc. We enjoyed 1900 Park Fare for the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast. This was our favorite character meal of this trip. We also had a wonderful breakfast at Grand Floridian Cafe and a lovely afternoon tea at The Garden View Tea Room. I can't wait to stay here, again! Our 30th wedding anniversary, 2021! Yes!!! :D Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overrated and outdated

Jan 17, 2020 cls1030 New York City, New York

Booked the Grand Floridian based on friends recommendations that it was the nicest hotel in Disney World to go on a trip as a couple during the Christmas season. I was very underwhelmed at the hotel interior and decor. As someone who has been to Disney world many times growing up and been to other Disney resorts like the Polynesian, Wilderness… Read more
Booked the Grand Floridian based on friends recommendations that it was the nicest hotel in Disney World to go on a trip as a couple during the Christmas season. I was very underwhelmed at the hotel interior and decor. As someone who has been to Disney world many times growing up and been to other Disney resorts like the Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary, I can honestly say that I see no addition value added for the price by staying at the Grand Floridian. Our room was not given to us as promised with a king size bed, so we squished into a queen every night. Also, on our day of arrival our room wasn’t ready and the resort said they’d call us when it was. I received two phone calls both after checkin time saying the room was not ready, but I never got a call when it actually was. This interfered with the way we planned our booked rides on the Disney app and dinner, so we didn’t end up having time to go back to the room and shower and get ready for a nice dinner. Also, one of the days our room wasn’t cleaned. The hotel offered to switch our room for us at 2 pm on the third day which is quite inconvenient since it’s Disney world and we were in the middle of a park at that point with a full day booked. Overall, I’m unimpressed by the hotel and wouldn’t stay there again. The restaurant Victoria and Albert was also a PAIN to cancel. The website said we had a 3 day window to cancel and then I was told by phone I only had 24 hours. It took a half hour on the phone that ended in me hanging up plus an email to get the reservation cancelled with no charge within the 3 day window they advertised. Best part was the monorail being accessible from the upstairs. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort

Jan 15, 2020 DisneyDad21 Oswego, Illinois

No surprise, this place is gorgeous. Had lagoon view that overlooked magic kingdom. Love the lobby with band and piano player. Pool is very nice and love the walk to Polynesian. Only complaint is that it is the last monorail spot before magic kingdom and can get quite backed up at park open. Walkway that is under construction is long overdue as a… Read more
No surprise, this place is gorgeous. Had lagoon view that overlooked magic kingdom. Love the lobby with band and piano player. Pool is very nice and love the walk to Polynesian. Only complaint is that it is the last monorail spot before magic kingdom and can get quite backed up at park open. Walkway that is under construction is long overdue as a release valve when monorail gets too busy. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Keep coming back - for good reason!

Jan 14, 2020 LMIVER0801 Chicago, IL

We have stayed here now 3 years in a row - and keep coming back. This hotel is unparalleled to any other we’ve stayed in. The details are all taken care of, the cleanliness of the entire grounds is beyond expectations and friendliness of the staff is unmatched. We adore this gem of a resort and can’t seem to find another that comes close. Keep… Read more
We have stayed here now 3 years in a row - and keep coming back. This hotel is unparalleled to any other we’ve stayed in. The details are all taken care of, the cleanliness of the entire grounds is beyond expectations and friendliness of the staff is unmatched. We adore this gem of a resort and can’t seem to find another that comes close. Keep doing what you’re doing - it far exceeds expectations. We love the Grand Floridian! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disney's Most Luxurious Resort!

Jan 14, 2020 Katherine B Rothesay, Canada

The moment you step onto the grounds of the Grand Floridian you notice the difference only a luxury hotel can make. Everything is perfection from the abundance of live flower arrangements spread throughout the restaurants and lobby, the high polish gleam on the marble floors, the welcomes and smiles from staff to the luxurious accomodations. … Read more
The moment you step onto the grounds of the Grand Floridian you notice the difference only a luxury hotel can make. Everything is perfection from the abundance of live flower arrangements spread throughout the restaurants and lobby, the high polish gleam on the marble floors, the welcomes and smiles from staff to the luxurious accomodations. This is a Disney World stay at it's finest! Although it is a luxurious resort designed to resemble the Victorian Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, it's important to note that it's not a formal resort, they welcome casual attire throughout. Shorts and T-shirts are welcomed everywhere with possibly one exception, Victoria & Alberts. We stayed in a 1-bedroom villa with water views which was so spacious with foyer, full eat-in kitchen, living room, huge bedroom, walk-in closet, washer/dryer and 2 bathrooms (one with Cleopatra-style deep soaker air tub and the other with huge 4' x 8' marble shower. They are so tastefully decorated with marble flooring and thresholds, crown mouldings, TV built into the bathroom mirror, huge windows, patio doors in the living room and bedroom to an extensive deck. Ours overlooked the water towards the Polynesion Village. Every night illuminated floats would glide past like a water parade set to music. The staff are exceptional doing their best to make your stay the most enjoyable ever. We loved the access to Magic Kingdom with the monorail pickup right at the front door of the resort making it so very convenient to come and go at leisure. In about 5 minutes your're at the entrance to Magic Kingdom. If you wish you can change onto another monorail and go straight to Epcot. Each night a wonderful pionist plays the grand piano in the lobby of the main resort for a few hours and then a 6-piece band plays live music for a few more. It was wonderful to just sit in the comfy chairs and sofas and be entertained nightly. There are two stunning pools, a huge one for the resort and a second with a waterfall and slide for the villas. Each pool has a quick service take out for snacks or lunch. The resort has lovely stores with upscale clothing and products as well as wonderful restaurants with everything from quick snacks to 5-star dining. One of our very favourite restaurants of all time is located at this resort, called Narcoossees. It;s located down by the water in a separate building that's designed inside and out like a yacht club. With a great menu and great chef it's always a treat! We were here as a couple but this is a fantastic resort for children. 1900 Park Fare is a buffet style restaurant frequented with visits by the Disney Princesses as well as Mary Poppins and all little princesses are invited to show off their finery at high tea each afternoon with the Disney Princesses at the Garden View Tea Room. All the Disney Resorts are wonderful, each with their own unique theme but if you want that bit of extra magic in your stay The Grand Floridian is the crème de la crème, Disney style! Read less