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 $24 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 Birthday Character Breakfast

May 20, 2019 MaddyfromOz Brisbane, Australia

I booked a character breakfast to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. The service was outstanding. I would like to thank the Cast member Gabriel, from Guatemala who went out of his way to help me and to make my daughter’s birthday very special. He also ordered a special birthday cupcake which she loved. Meeting Mary Poppins and Winnie the… Read more
I booked a character breakfast to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. The service was outstanding. I would like to thank the Cast member Gabriel, from Guatemala who went out of his way to help me and to make my daughter’s birthday very special. He also ordered a special birthday cupcake which she loved. Meeting Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh was very special. The service staff were very attentive as well. I would return to this venue when I return to WDW. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very disappointed...shame on you Disney!

May 19, 2019 SinCityMMAFan Las Vegas, Nevada

When you think of the Grand Floridian you think of the Flagship resort but this resort is anything but a Flagship resort in my opinion. Yes the grounds are maintained and most cast members are friendly but wow was I surely disappointed with the quality of the room and upkeep of the elevators. Rooms are in need of refurbishment. Beds were… Read more
When you think of the Grand Floridian you think of the Flagship resort but this resort is anything but a Flagship resort in my opinion. Yes the grounds are maintained and most cast members are friendly but wow was I surely disappointed with the quality of the room and upkeep of the elevators. Rooms are in need of refurbishment. Beds were squeaky and carpet was very tired and needing to be replaced. When you spend top dollar at a so called Flagship resort you expect better and I'm pretty appalled and how dingy this room looked. I have stayed at just about every Disney property and this resort is now near the bottom of my list. Housekeeping was good as room was cleaned properly and soaps, lotions, other toiletries were refilled. Transportation to/from the parks was decent as well but nothing to write home about. Seems like Disney just cares about making money rather than taking care of their guests in which they so call value. A shame as this resort has so much promise. We will not be returning to the Grand anytime soon. Read less
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May 16, 2019 RubyCurry Berkshire, England

We spent 8 nights at the Grand Floridian. We were first timers to Orlando without children. Check in was a breeze and we were in Conch Key on the top floor, we could see the electrical parade on the lake each night from our balcony which was lovely and access to the Magic Kingdom was easy - either boat or one stop on the monorail. The pontoon… Read more
We spent 8 nights at the Grand Floridian. We were first timers to Orlando without children. Check in was a breeze and we were in Conch Key on the top floor, we could see the electrical parade on the lake each night from our balcony which was lovely and access to the Magic Kingdom was easy - either boat or one stop on the monorail. The pontoon for the boat was a two minute walk from our room. Gasparillas was a great option for quick service and was open 24 hours. We were brand new to the whole magic band thing and a cast member was very helpful explaining to us all the snack credits and drinks etc on our first day. (sorry I didn't get her name). We found all cast members at the hotel friendly and always said hello. We loved spending time in the lobby/lounge area enjoying the ambience and a drink. We dined at Park Fayre one night and found the food to be very nice and the service efficient. The room was a good size, two nice double beds and mousekeeping did a great job each day, leaving us towel creatures on the beds! Very cute. The only reason I didn't give the GF 5 stars was because I feel the bathroom could do with a revamp. It was quite old although perfectly clean, just needs refreshing. We have already booked for next year!! Read less
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May 16, 2019 bks33316 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

It's no Four Seasons, but this is my favorite hotel in the world. Yes, it is wildly expensive. Yes, the rooms are totally mediocre. But it is the happiest hotel in the happiest place on earth! The landscaping is beautiful. It is worth the money to get a view of the Magic Kingdom, because it is magical. I actually think it is also worth the money… Read more
It's no Four Seasons, but this is my favorite hotel in the world. Yes, it is wildly expensive. Yes, the rooms are totally mediocre. But it is the happiest hotel in the happiest place on earth! The landscaping is beautiful. It is worth the money to get a view of the Magic Kingdom, because it is magical. I actually think it is also worth the money to stay in the main building concierge floor: (a) the easy access to breakfast and coffee makes mornings very easy (and the cocktail hour is pretty nice too!), (b)the concierge can work magic and occasionally score reservations/fastpasses, and (c) being in the main building has so much atmosphere and is closest to the monorail. I have stayed at the Four Seasons Orlando and I still prefer Grand Floridian for the Disney magic and the proximity to the monorail. I also wildly prefer it to the Polynesian - though I love to walk over to the Poly for drinks and dinner! This is our family's favorite destination. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Big Pine Key rooms - blocked view of water

May 14, 2019 Tulsamomto2 Tulsa, Oklahoma

We have a 2 queen room at The Grand Floridian. We’re in Big Pine Key & our room faces the lake. You would think they would trim the tree branches so people could SEE the water. We have a lovely balcony but all we see is tree branches. They can do better, especially for what people pay to stay here.