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
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20).

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful !! Except for the noisy room during the night !

Nov 16, 2019 lchallice london

This was our second visit to the Grand Floridian, we stayed last October for a week and loved it so much we couldn't wait to return. This time we could only fit in 3 days at Disney as we were visiting other areas in Florida. We booked a stay at a club level room in the main building. Our room was really lovely and spacious with 2 double beds. The… Read more
This was our second visit to the Grand Floridian, we stayed last October for a week and loved it so much we couldn't wait to return. This time we could only fit in 3 days at Disney as we were visiting other areas in Florida. We booked a stay at a club level room in the main building. Our room was really lovely and spacious with 2 double beds. The location was great as were 1 floor away from the club lounge and very easy to get to the monorail. The club level desk staff were great and so helpful and friendly. The staff in the club lounge were really lovely and the food and drink in the lounge was an excellent standard. On our first night we were woken around midnight by noise which sounded like chairs being scraped across the floor constantly, this went on until around 3am. The same thing happened the next night and we called the front desk to complain and they said they would look into it. The next morning I mentioned it to the club level staff and asked them what it could be. We came to the conclusion that it was coming from the new bar as the cleaners go in around midnight for a few hours. It was such a shame as it was really disturbing our sleep. This is the only negative about the hotel. Unfortunately a 3 night stay was nowhere near long enough !! We did not really have time to use the lovely pools / restaurants etc as we spent so much time in the parks. Overall the hotel is so lovely and magical, it just has a wonderful feel to it !!! We love the magic of Disney and this certainly continues into the Grand Floridian. We cannot wait to return next year to the club level area again and for longer next time so we can use all the great facilities that are on offer. Please next time Grand Floridian can we have a room without the night time noise ??? Thank you and we will see you soon !!!!! Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 luvsanibel09 Massachusetts

First time stay at Grand Floridian, can not wait till next stay. We had 4 adults one child. Opted for the “Deluxe” room which gives you an extra full seating area along with pull out couch in that area. Well worth the little extra cost. Being right on monorail stop a added benefit. Resort is pricey but well worth it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Marquee Property, Could Be Better

Nov 11, 2019 BostnChicago New York City, New York

The Grand Floridian is the marquee property at WDW. It is a fabulous hotel and resort but there are things that could be better. Pros: One stop on the monorail from the Magic Kingdom, direct boat to/from the Magic Kingdom. Some of the largest guest rooms on property. Clean buildings. Friendly staff. On site character dining available. Cons:… Read more
The Grand Floridian is the marquee property at WDW. It is a fabulous hotel and resort but there are things that could be better. Pros: One stop on the monorail from the Magic Kingdom, direct boat to/from the Magic Kingdom. Some of the largest guest rooms on property. Clean buildings. Friendly staff. On site character dining available. Cons: Fitness center is located off the beaten path and far away from the resort rooms. it is close to the DVC member building but not if you are in the main area and it is raining. The fitness center and spa should be located in the main building in my opinion. It takes a long time to get to EPCOT. You have to transfer monomials and there is no direct bus to EPCOT. This a big CON. Disney has instituted a new policy where a staff member must visually inspect the room at least once every 24 hours. This is intrusive and serves no purpose. I was sick one day and had to make sure I left or let someone in because of this policy. Gasparilla's has long lines at dinner. One evening they only had one person on the register, while another employee straightened the creamer in a bowl (priorities!). My cable/TV went out during my stay. FYI: There are certain items available for families if needed you can request bed rails, toddler stepping stool, cribs, microwave. Overall a lovely stay but with the TV issues, and fitness center far away I would prefer to stay at other WDW deluxe properties. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sugarloaf Club Level Visit was SPECTACULAR!!

Nov 11, 2019 snapshot007 Syracuse, Utah

After an initial disappointing visit to the GF earlier this year (due to being harassed by a cast member) we decided to return for a last minute birthday visit. We booked a club level room in the outer Sugarloaf building for our 3 day stay. (There is also the main level club level called the Royal Palm Club-but cost of these skyrockets compared to… Read more
After an initial disappointing visit to the GF earlier this year (due to being harassed by a cast member) we decided to return for a last minute birthday visit. We booked a club level room in the outer Sugarloaf building for our 3 day stay. (There is also the main level club level called the Royal Palm Club-but cost of these skyrockets compared to the Sugarloaf.) We were not disappointed. The Sugarloaf building is right next to the main building and provides easy access to the monorail and boat launch. We were more than pleased with the food selections here. For breakfast, there were pastries, fruits, various juices, hot chocolate, oatmeal, mini quiches, prosciutto, turkey and ham. The afternoon selection included focaccia bread, rolls, artichoke dip, veggies, crackers, cheeses and a different hot soup each day (we had tomato bisque, vegetable and Italian meatball, all were delish). Evening selections included the same selections provided during the afternoon snack time as well as hot appetizers like chicken skewers, chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, crabcakes, meatballs etc. The nightly selection of sweets included buttercream frosted cupcakes, various types of cookies, mini cheesecakes, and other treats. We were always treated with kindness and didn't have any issues with any cast members. Our flight arrived in Orlando at 5:00am so we go to the hotel early via Disney's Magical Express. Kate, who greeted us at check-in went above and beyond to give us a room on the top floor like we requested. The Grand Floridian IS complete class. Our room was in immaculate shape- clean and lovely. Beds are extremely comfortable and extra pillows and blankets are provided, and housekeeping was more than willing to bring us another blanket and extra boxes of tissues (hello, allergies). We are very glad we returned a second time and will keep the GF as our go-to for Disney World visits. All of the staff we interacted with were what you would expect of Disney. The grounds at the Floridian are kept like a perfect garden and taking a stroll after a hectic and hot visit in the parks is relaxing and restful. While there are a lot of guests staying here, the property never feels crowded or busy. Many times when we would go to and from our room it felt like we were one of the only ones there. For those who hesitate with wondering if club level service is worth it- it is! We virtually ate breakfast, lunch and dinner in the lounge. We were able to get a great fall deal online with Disney and got our room rate for the club level service at a price cheaper than the regular non-club rooms at the hotel. Check for these as it's worth it to have the food there at your hotel. If you're going to the parks for the food experience and want to eat out trying different things, this may not be ideal but if you just need food for "fuel" and don't mind the basic offerings it is fabulous. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rude staff and practices

Nov 11, 2019 GingerSnap317 Wilmington, Delaware

After staying a week in Disney and spending a lot of money, we decided to use our last day shopping at Disney Springs and wanted to stop by the Grand Floridian to check out the gingerbread houses. When we got to the gate, we were told we weren't aloud in. My sister's an annual pass holder, and she and our family visit Disney several times each… Read more
After staying a week in Disney and spending a lot of money, we decided to use our last day shopping at Disney Springs and wanted to stop by the Grand Floridian to check out the gingerbread houses. When we got to the gate, we were told we weren't aloud in. My sister's an annual pass holder, and she and our family visit Disney several times each year. I can say with confidence that this was my last visit. Read less