Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

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

  • Sailing
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room 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. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

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 at  Disney’s Know Before You Go site

*Denotes local charge. 

Special assistance

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bucket list visit

May 3, 2022 Odyssey32263767647

Booked for one night only to celebrate my 60th birthday as special treat . Amazing hotel but definitely very expensive and probably not worth it for one night in order to make most of the resort, wish we could have stayed longer but it’s location and quality of rooms and the setting are spectacular and I would definitely return
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Apr 22, 2022 SamTrin12345

This hotel is very convenient to Disney World and the rooms are fine. The facilities are fine and the lobby is beautiful. However, the staff really has room for improvement. Every single person I dealt with here almost without exception seemed to be operating at about 40%- absolutely no sense of urgency (in a place that literally centers around… Read more
This hotel is very convenient to Disney World and the rooms are fine. The facilities are fine and the lobby is beautiful. However, the staff really has room for improvement. Every single person I dealt with here almost without exception seemed to be operating at about 40%- absolutely no sense of urgency (in a place that literally centers around rushing every single day) and slow to the point of incompetence. Nothing was efficient - from the luggage being brought to the room, to the process of picking up an Amazon delivery, to the bus drivers, most especially to everyone who worked in Gasparilla - each process seemed designed to take as much time as possible and make the least sense. After LONG days at Disney World with children, the last thing anyone needs to hear is that Gasparilla threw out their mobile food order because the pickup window was missed - and no they couldn’t just remake it, the entire order had to be placed again. This is supposedly the ‘best’ place to stay at Disney World and having just stayed here, I don’t even want to think about what the other places might be like. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent choice

Apr 3, 2022 dianewA8715AR Liverpool, New York

Start to finish, my daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful time at the Grand Floridian and the Disney parks. Convenience to the bus and monorail services were excellent. All staff were wonderful and we enjoyed the convenience of watching the fireworks, eating at the cafes, walking the grounds as well as walking easily to the nearby Polynesian… Read more
Start to finish, my daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful time at the Grand Floridian and the Disney parks. Convenience to the bus and monorail services were excellent. All staff were wonderful and we enjoyed the convenience of watching the fireworks, eating at the cafes, walking the grounds as well as walking easily to the nearby Polynesian Resort. Absolutely recommend the Grand Floridian for a carefree vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Opulent Hotel

Mar 29, 2022 Tonifermanagh Fermanagh

We were lucky to be given the opportunity to stay here for the second half of our holiday. From the reviews we were definitely a little nervous that it would not meet our expectations. We couldn't be more wrong! From the moment you walk into the lobby, the grandeur of the place is breathtaking. It is elegance at its best. It is lovely, clean… Read more
We were lucky to be given the opportunity to stay here for the second half of our holiday. From the reviews we were definitely a little nervous that it would not meet our expectations. We couldn't be more wrong! From the moment you walk into the lobby, the grandeur of the place is breathtaking. It is elegance at its best. It is lovely, clean and fresh and in no way shows any sign of wear or tear as a few reviews claimed. We were fortunate to time our trip to see the magnificent Easter egg display in the lobby. They were intricate masterpieces and depicted Disney themes, all out of chocolate. Our favourite was the Up display. We stayed in one of the outer buildings near the water. The room was a little old fashioned, but meticulously clean. It was very well maintained with no wear and tear signs. The room was very big, with a separate double sink and separate toilet area. We had 2 double beds which were incredibly comfortable. From our balcony we had a view in the distance of the castle and could watch the fireworks at night. At checkin we were told housekeeping would be every other day, but during our stay they came every day and did a full housekeeping service. The location is everything in this hotel. In 7 minutes from the lobby of the hotel, you can be right in Magic Kingdom (using the monorail). We also used the boat as the stop was right outside our building. There is also a beautiful walkway from Magic Kingdom to the Grand Floridian which we also did one morning. This took about 15 minutes. The grounds are impeccably kept. The pool areas are lovely with the most comfortable sun loungers in any of the resorts. The flowerbeds and shrubbery were gorgeous. The staff in this hotel deserve a special mention. Everyone is happy!! They were all so friendly and went out of their way to say hello. It has always been our dream to experience a few days in the Grand Floridian and we are so glad we have. If you are thinking of it and are put off with the negative reviews, just book it and experience it for yourself. You will not be disappointed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We had a great stay. Thank you Grand Floridian!

Mar 27, 2022 Tripreview28

My family booked Grand Floridian as it was one of the few options left as we booked late for the March visit. I was initially intimidated based on the negative reviews here before traveling but overall, my family had a very pleasant stay. Our last travel was to an Aman property 2 months ago so I don’t think our standards are low. When I checked in… Read more
My family booked Grand Floridian as it was one of the few options left as we booked late for the March visit. I was initially intimidated based on the negative reviews here before traveling but overall, my family had a very pleasant stay. Our last travel was to an Aman property 2 months ago so I don’t think our standards are low. When I checked in I specifically asked for no moldy, smelly rooms (and there were renovation happening at other buildings during our stay, so perhaps we got one of the newly refurbished rooms). Our room wasn’t ready for 1.5-2 hours after the check in time but this was the only hiccup during the stay. Our room was very clean (walls, carpets, furniture etc), housekeeping came daily with sheets spotless/wrinkle-less for bedding and cute towel arrangements, and food was great for take outs and dine-in at the cafe and narcoosee’s. Service was terrific at restaurants, pool bars, bell service (we had grocery and Amazon deliveries to our room), transportation, etc. I feel bad for those who did not have a similar experience as we did, but don’t be intimidated by all the reviews here. We would come back to Grand Floridian. Read less