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 Nice stay, but some problems

Jul 13, 2020 yonkerskid yonkers new york

I've visited Disney World many times with my family, but I've only stayed at the Grand Floridian, in 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2019. My first two stays were in the main building club level, my 2015 stay was in Boca Chica (no club level) and my recent stay last August 2019, was in the Sugar Loaf Club level. The Grand Floridian has club levels in the… Read more
I've visited Disney World many times with my family, but I've only stayed at the Grand Floridian, in 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2019. My first two stays were in the main building club level, my 2015 stay was in Boca Chica (no club level) and my recent stay last August 2019, was in the Sugar Loaf Club level. The Grand Floridian has club levels in the main building and in the sugar loaf building which is right next to the main building but you have to walk outside to it. Forgive me if I flashback a little and this review is about my 2019 stay but the flashback is necessary to give my review context. In 2008 and 2012 when we stayed club level in main building, we were greeted off the magical express and taken straight to our rooms around 10:30 AM. All club level rooms I'm informed have priority housekeeping, so this did not surprise us. Our 2015 stay was a standard room with no concierge so there was a bit of a wait but no big deal. However for my 2019 vacation, I decided to take a splurge and try the Sugar Loaf club level, which we had been told was very nice. When we arrived at about 10 am we were greeted off the magical express bus and taken to the Sugar Loaf building. (We first asked if we could be upgraded to the main building, as occasionally if there are available rooms the Grand Floridian will upgrade guest, we were told the hotel was fully booked so it wasn't possible) After asking for the upgrade, which to be honest we didn't expect to get given the hustle and bustle of the August travel season, we were then told our room was not ready, which we were surprised at because as I mentioned earlier club level rooms have housekeeping priority. So we went to use the pool, which is great at the Grand Floridian and then we came back around 1:30 and were told the room still wasn't ready. Again we were puzzled. We then asked again at 3 and were told it still wasn't ready and that check in time wasn't till 4. We mentioned to the concierge in the building (one of the perks of club level other than the free food is the concierge in your building) that we had stayed at the Grand Floridian many times and never experienced this, and they said there was nothing they could do. We then asked to speak to the manager and we were told that would not be possible (this wasn't the concierge's fault, they even seemed frustrated by the slow service and I assume they were only instructed by the hotel not to let guests speak to administrative staff). Eventually we got our room and settled in. The next few days of our stay the housekeeping was equally as slow, we then began to realize that there was limited housekeeping staff (again being frequent guests we noticed this). It seems they tried to economize and the consequence being slow service. This is not what we expected at the Grand Floridian, the most expensive Disney hotel on any of their properties in the world and our room was 630 dollars a night (usually it's more but we got a sale). On the issue of the club level, it's great to have breakfast in the morning, especially if you have small children, afternoon snacks are provided, along with delicious appetizers in the evening, which are filling enough to serve as your dinner. The hotel was beautiful and two great pools that we always love. Monorail stop too, which is great for families. The concierge in our building were extremely friendly and great to have conversations with. I would come back, but I suggest they fix their issue with staff hopefully they did before COVID-19 shut them down and hopefully the service will be good when they reopen. If you get lucky you may be sitting next to a celebrity at the pool or in the lobby. I met Kevin Jonas and his family in the courtyard pool. Many celebrities stay here with family and even occasionally foreign royalty who are visiting. Grand Floridian is known for VIP guests, so you may get lucky. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always Grand

Jun 30, 2020 899sandit Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This is the hotel you stay in when you want to feel spoiled and have everything at your fingertips . Close to everything and wonderful food options . It’s gorgeous at Christmas too . I love having the monorail moments away to go back and forth . .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stayed here in march for 2 weeks amazing

Jun 22, 2020 229tinar Lancashire, United Kingdom

Wow wow wow is all we can say this hotel is amazing it has to be the best hotel we have ever stayed in. We were upgraded by a wonderful man called Zachary who was the manager of house keeping. We got a theme view room of Cinderella castle so could see the fireworks every night. The hotel is beautiful it has so much character and charm. The staff… Read more
Wow wow wow is all we can say this hotel is amazing it has to be the best hotel we have ever stayed in. We were upgraded by a wonderful man called Zachary who was the manager of house keeping. We got a theme view room of Cinderella castle so could see the fireworks every night. The hotel is beautiful it has so much character and charm. The staff are so fantastic in every way possible they cant do enough for you. We ate in the grand floridian cafe and was served by lovely staff the food was unfaultable it was amazing. We ate in nacousses which was good but not better then the floridian cafe. The settings and views were just fabulous. Anything you need staff will get for you. I was poorly with the aircon as I always am and had to go to a walk in centre which they arranged for me. I required a humidifier and on asking one was provided for me and brought to my room. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and we believe it's worth its 5 star status. We intend to go back in 3 years with our granddaughter for another 2 weeks. Thank you to all the staff xx Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous Hotel

Apr 26, 2020 fancythis72 Boston, Massachusetts

We had stayed here a long time ago and it’s always been my favorite Disney Hotel. You can’t beat the elegance of the lobby and the convenience of the monorail right to the Magic Kingdom. We went to the Enchanted Rose Lounge after a long tiring day at the park. It was a wonderful place to rest and unwind and enjoy a drink and a fabulous cheese… Read more
We had stayed here a long time ago and it’s always been my favorite Disney Hotel. You can’t beat the elegance of the lobby and the convenience of the monorail right to the Magic Kingdom. We went to the Enchanted Rose Lounge after a long tiring day at the park. It was a wonderful place to rest and unwind and enjoy a drink and a fabulous cheese tray. Our server was lovely and it was very quiet and not very crowded. Definitely worth an adult only chance to catch your breath . Our grandchildren and their parents went back to their room so it was just 2 of us. Read less
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Apr 13, 2020 anadegenaro Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Grand Floridian ,is the most wonderfull hotel inside Disney World (Orlando ) Top place ,exquisite food for adults and the little ones All the Disney s princesses living there Is really the places where dreams come true !!! Enjoy !