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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Jul 22, 2019 Bellomo13

I stayed at the Grand Floridian 6/29-7/6 spent close to $6k on the trip I do once a year. While there I was sick so I stayed in my room most of the day and night. While I was there staff kept knocking on my door looking to gain access to do a “Room Inspection” it seems that while I was out I had a pair of prescription sunglasses stolen from my… Read more
I stayed at the Grand Floridian 6/29-7/6 spent close to $6k on the trip I do once a year. While there I was sick so I stayed in my room most of the day and night. While I was there staff kept knocking on my door looking to gain access to do a “Room Inspection” it seems that while I was out I had a pair of prescription sunglasses stolen from my room in the grand Floridian in WDW. They staff yes’d me to death till I was home. When I called to see what was going on I was given an attitude then told me I’m basically SOL that I should file a report with police dept and “We don’t hire housekeeping to be thieves”! I always stayed on Disney Properties to avoid things such as this and that’s what they have you think, but as you can see their advertising of being a SAFE and magical place is BS. The only thing magical was the disappearance of my lenses. Read less
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Jul 22, 2019 PhantomOP_2013 Austin, Texas

This is probably our 8th vacation at the Grand Floridian in the last 4 years, yes, we love the place. This time we did not stay at the Main Building as previous trips, but had a lovely lagoon view in Boca Chica. We had an amazing time, as usual we enjoyed wonderful service, and encountered many cast members that seemed genuinely happy to help and… Read more
This is probably our 8th vacation at the Grand Floridian in the last 4 years, yes, we love the place. This time we did not stay at the Main Building as previous trips, but had a lovely lagoon view in Boca Chica. We had an amazing time, as usual we enjoyed wonderful service, and encountered many cast members that seemed genuinely happy to help and to be of assistance. Our requests for extra items for the room were met on a very timely and gracious manner. Although Summer is not our favorite time to visit WDW due to heat/humidity, the hotel was very well climatized and the pools were kept at a refreshing water temperature. We would love a new menu at the pool, please management, how about some more 5 star pool resort items (shrimp, ceviche, conch salad, whatever)? We would love to splurge in healthy, tasty appetizers at the pool! Just a suggestion. We love this hotel, and will be back in Fall. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 Jdeas1967

We stayed here for 3 nights in the main building, room 4301. What a view we had! I almost didn't want to leave the room. I could of st on the balcony for the whole 3 days! We didn't, as there is so much to see and do. Check in was great, it really had a VIP feel to it with a cast member taking you up. The club level lounge was great. Drinks,… Read more
We stayed here for 3 nights in the main building, room 4301. What a view we had! I almost didn't want to leave the room. I could of st on the balcony for the whole 3 days! We didn't, as there is so much to see and do. Check in was great, it really had a VIP feel to it with a cast member taking you up. The club level lounge was great. Drinks, snacks, lovely soup, and the scones are gorgeous. Monorail straight to Magic Kingdom , bus to Disney Springs and lots of other places. The pools are great. The Spa was a bit pricey but for a treat was worth it as the treatments were exceptional. We ate in the Grand Floridian Cafe. I had questions about the menu and these were answered thoroughly. Meal was tasty and well presented. The Mickey Dome dessert was really nice! Nothing was too much trouble for all the staff who we spoke to. The whole resort certainly has the wow factor. I dont know how we can ever stay anywhere else now! If you stay here it's well worth paying for the Main Building with the theme park view. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing, Great Location and Awesome Service

Jul 20, 2019 Angelina J Los Angeles, California

It was my second trip to Orlando, sort of nostalgic because I was with my parents when we went to see the Grand Dame of Disney Orlando, was one of my wish list to stay at Grand Floridian. Finally had the chance when it was my turn to bring our kids to visit Walt Disney World. Stayed for 6 nights at the outer building with club lounge access. … Read more
It was my second trip to Orlando, sort of nostalgic because I was with my parents when we went to see the Grand Dame of Disney Orlando, was one of my wish list to stay at Grand Floridian. Finally had the chance when it was my turn to bring our kids to visit Walt Disney World. Stayed for 6 nights at the outer building with club lounge access. Hotel grounds is expansive, well kept and you get the tranquil feeling after a day at the them park. Actually liked the set-up of the outer building, outer buildings are made up of smaller buildings with its own access around the main hotel. It has it own lobby which is more private especially at night when you just want to relax in your PJ's. The pool is centrally located to all location. The main building is just a few steps away from the outer building. They main building had great entertainment at nights. Outer buildings have their own laundry facilities except for the club lounge, Gasparilla grill is in the hotel, it is open 24 hours I think which is very convenient when get back late at night. Monorail access is the best just quicker access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The Disney App is very convenient, it tells what time the bus is arriving at the hotel pick up. Oh an added bonus you can see Cinderella's castle and the fireworks from the hotel and they recreate the music, The rooms are always clean, made up and smelled good. The cleaning crew and the night crew were very friendly and helpful. The lounge never ran out of snacks and water. Amazing service, one day i was walking near the pool and was looking for my visors when a crew approached to ask if need help looking for something, can't believe they are that attentive to details, on top of that they even jokingly offered their sun glasses to me. Staying at The Grand Floridian just extends that Magical feeling you get when you enter the Disney Parks. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 lawheel Bloomington, Illinois

I know many people feel this property is way overpriced, and I've waited over 25 years myself to be able to afford and stay at this hotel, and took advantage of the summer special rate, but it was worth every penny. I've been to Disney over 30 times, it's my favorite place to visit. We usually stay off Disney property to get more space for our… Read more
I know many people feel this property is way overpriced, and I've waited over 25 years myself to be able to afford and stay at this hotel, and took advantage of the summer special rate, but it was worth every penny. I've been to Disney over 30 times, it's my favorite place to visit. We usually stay off Disney property to get more space for our money and have stayed on 2 onsite Disney properties in the past. Although, it's pricey, there is soooo much to this resort that I would come just to hang out here and not even go to a park. Check in was online so we didn't' even have to stop at the front desk for check in or check out and room key was digital and given to us before we even made it to the resort. Ground are immaculate and gorgeous. My daughter and I came on this trip and spent our first evening just walking around the grounds, that was like a vacation in itself. 3 pools, a small beach with sand. The resort had marshmellow/smores at the beach the first evening and it was fantastic. We walked to the wedding pavillion, so beautiful. There are so many restaurants on site, we used our deluxe disney dining to go to all of them (I of course made reservations ahead of time). There is an island grill, which we used to get all of our snacks and refillable drinks each day and you can also sit outside and watch the fireworks from there as well each evening. Our room was by the marina where you can rent several different types of boats and we enjoyed watching them come in and out throughout the evening. We had an outer building lagoon view in conch key, and it was so nice! Showers were wonderful, beds super comfortable, so cozy that we actually waked to our alarms every morning instead of waking tons of times because we were somewhere different. Robes were a nice touch in the room too. We were able to watch the fireworks every night from the resort. And even though we were at magic kingdom on the 4th of july I wished we had watched the fireworks from the resort on the ferry dock, great view, which we did the following evening and you can hear all of the music/sound as well thats playing at magic kingdom so you don't miss anything at all!! We swam in the main pool which was fantastic, a bit on the warm side but still so nice, extremely clean. we got drinks at the bar/ and can bring your drinks in the pool and also use snack credits as well. Everyone is so pleasant and nice at this resort didn't run into any employee that wasn't helpful and nice. Normally, we always rent a vehicle when we come to Disney but I didn't this time so I was able to save that money. With the monorail right outside the resort, you're one stop away from Magic Kingdom, and we also used the monorail to go to the Polynesian for breakfast there one morning and you can go to the ticket center to transfer to epcot. They also provide transportation to the other parks. After staying here I want to come back so badly, I already booked us a room with a castle view for next July and I'm paying it off weekly to be able to go, thats how amazing it was for us!! In my opinion this resort is what I call "VACATION" or "HOLIDAY" and worth the expense to relax and enjoy every aspect with ease. Highly recommend this resort! Read less