Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Legendary elegance and lavish décor combine with impeccable service and spectacular views to create exceptional style that pampers guests and responds to every whim. Live lobby entertainment by the Grand Floridian Orchestra, multi-paneled arch windows, turn-of-the-century gas lamps, regal chandeliers and a world-class spa define quintessential luxury at Disney's flagship Resort Hotel.
 
Location: In the Magic Kingdom Resort Area; 26 km from the Orlando airport

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  • MrT2013 : Chester, United Kingdom
Another Amazing Holiday

We've stayed at The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa several times and this year was even better than ever. Not only is this hotel the epitome of excellence, has the very highest standards and is spectacularly luxurious, but the staff are superb and the attention to detail is simply perfect. This is Disney's top hotel and as soon as you walk into the main lobby that becomes obvious. The finest restaurants, great pools, luxury areas, great rooms and the location of the hotel to The Magic Kingdom make this a 'must stay' hotel.We were fortunate enough to stay in rooms with Magic Kingdom views and Club Level service. Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch snack, Evening nibbles and late night treats available all day and worth every penny. The champagne, beer and wine that arrives at 5pm is also great :-) I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel, you will have THE most memorable holiday of a lifetime.This is not a cheap hotel, in fact I had to book three rooms for the six of us which made it a costly holiday, the price will be forgotten but the memories of an amazing holiday will be with us forever and as they say - 'you get what you pay for'.

  • p1nk_n1ghtmare : Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Fantastic as usual!

Booked a last minute trip on a Friday night (Sunday morning arrival) and always love taking here. We stayed in a Deluxe room as we love the extra space. Hotel staff was fantastic! We were able to watch Magic Kingdom fireworks as well as the electric water pageant a few steps from our building. The quick service restaurant is small but always a great place to stop for a snack or breakfast. I love that they do the bag/security check at the resort before you get on the monorail to the Magic Kingdom so there isn't any waiting when you are ready to run into the park. Love this place! Already booked again for May... unless I can convince my husband to go back this fall ;)

  • Laurie B : Tiverton, Rhode Island
Truly Grand

This is our favorite Disney Hotel because the lobby atmosphere offers a quiet oasis amidst the hustle bustle of Disney. When you are actively enjoying all that Disney offers it is wonderful to return to peace and quiet at this resort. When our children were young we always stayed here. Now that they prefer the Epcot resort locations we return to the Grand Floridian for a few days after our week at the Beach and Yacht Club resorts.Access to Magic Kingdom is by monorail and /or motor launch. It's convenient to return in the afternoon for swimming in one of the two pools. Lunch in the Gasparella Grill can be enjoyed in the AC or on the outside patio. Food is good and reliable . The rooms are cheerfully decorated and the only negative issue is the size of the bathrooms. It's unfortunate that the architect did not comprehend the expectations of customers who are paying top dollar for a five star resort experience! The size configuration of the bathroom cannot be changed and it's the only major drawback of this resort. That said: Guests here can enjoy live music each evening in the lobby. Also, high tea is served in the afternoon. There are several great restaurants on this property and our favorites are Citricos and Nacoossees. Both are fine dining. Narcoosses is located on the lagoon with a wrap around deck where you can enjoy the view of Magic Kindom fireworks. There is a lively bar and terrific service. The convenience of being so close to Magic Kingdom coupled with the ambiance make this hotel a great choice for those who want to experience Disney in a Grand way.

  • pshah99 : Johannesburg, South Africa
Just plain ok

My first words are Not Impressed!Yes the valet was great, checkin was great, and the porter service was great.The main lobby looks amazing and huge, the rooms are comfortable.This hotel is expensive, and If you are accustomed to other 5 star hotels around the world, this would come in at a 3 at best. To be honest I totally felt ripped off.To get to the theme parks is easy though, take the train or the bus. Convenient to get to the parks.I went to the bar in the evening, and it was way too crowded with only one server.The pool areas are good.Basically, I would not stay at this place again. The whole experience with disney seemed like they just want to get the max amount of money for you for everything.Also we had a package where we got free drinks/ only soft drinks, but the cups could only be refilled at the resort hotels, and cannot be filled in the actual theme parks, a little pointless.

  • Carbs88 : Middletown, Delaware
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE DVC GRAND FLORIDIAN SIDE OF THE RESORT!

I've stayed pretty much everywhere in Walt Disney World and while I have been disappointed at times I never expected to be at this particular resort. The Grand Floridian has an amazing lobby, full of old charm with a live orchestra playing nightly. The lobby is absolutely stunning, the rooms are very nice but way over priced for the accommodations. We had to find a quick fix for a could of extra days in WDW so we rented through DVC to save some money and because we could;t find much else. The price tag was cheaper than the direct resort but you get what you pay for. The lobby is located on in the other building and it is extremely small so forget about feeling like you're in a luxurious resort. The rooms are very plain, I found them to have a lot of wear and tear too. Okay it's a reasonably short walk over to the main resort, but if you think you're saving money by staying DVC think again, sure it's cheaper but it feels like it is too.so much so you might as well stay at a cheaper resort to begin with. The real Grand Floridian rates much higher, but the price is so out of line with what you;re getting for your money it just isn;t something I can recommend.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

Three options are available for this package:
  • Option 1: Magic your Way base ticket kids promotion
    Magic Your Way Base ticket give you access to one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks each day of your ticket. Theme Park choices are Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Magic your Way base ticket included for 6 days or more. Apply for kids ages 3 to 9 only travelling with 2 adults.
  • Option 2: Disney Dining Plans
    Disney Dining Plans offered for free when you buy 6 days or more Magic your Way base ticket. With Disney's Dining Plans, you can relax and enjoy your stay knowing your meals are paid for in advance. Only guests who have booked both a Disney Resort Hotel and a Magic Your Way Ticket can take advantage of these convenient and affordable plans:

    Disney Quick-Service (Offered with "Value" hotels 3*) Dining Plan for Guests on a budget or planning a packed itinerary, the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan offers superb value, convenience and the peace of mind of prepaid meals. Includes: Two Quick-Service meals, two selected Snacks and one Refillable Resort Mug per person, per night at participating locations.

    Disney Dining Plan (Offered with "Moderate and Deluxe" hotels 3.5* and +) This package offers you an easy and affordable way to experience a wide variety of restaurants. Includes: One Quick-Service meal, one Table-Service meal and one selected Snack per person, per night at over 100 participating locations.

  • Option 3: No Magic your Way base ticket promotion
  • 842 Rooms, 25 Suites
  • 1 Quick Service restaurant
  • 1900 Park Fare (character dining)
  • Citricos
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Garden View Tea
  • Narcoossee's
  • Victoria & Albert's
  • 2 Children's Dining activities: Perfectly Princess Tea Party, Wonderland Tea Party
  • 2 Pool bars
  • 3 lounges
  • Room service: 24 hours
  • 2 Pools, including: beach pool with zero-depth entry, waterfalls, water slide, walking bridge, natural springs setting & cabana rentals
  • Whirlpool spa
  • Tennis
  • Marina/boat rental
  • Water cruises
  • Fishing
  • Beach area
  • Volleyball
  • Jogging trail
  • Health club
  • Full service spa
Garden View Room includes:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • TV with DisneyChannels
  • Internet (fee)
  • Coffee-maker
  • Mini-fridge
  • Balcony
  • Maximum occupancy 5 
Kids Deal - Kids and teens 2 to 17 stay free.

For the Kids - Kids' pools, Playground, Video arcade.
Complimentary transportation! Disney Resort Guests are free to enjoy complimentary Disney transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Just steps from your door, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you from the Theme Parks, Water Parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

Free Magical Express transfers - If you choose the package with transfers, Disney's Magical Express Service is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. Motor coaches pick you up at Orlando International Airport and take you to your Disney Resort Hotel, while your bags are picked up and taken to your room. And when your vacation's over, you and your bags are taken back to Orlando International Airport.

Car Rental included - If you choose the Transat package with car rental, it is included for the length of stay and is based on your type of accommodation: Hotel room - 4-Door Midsize, 2 Bedroom Condo/Home or larger - Mini-Van, when 4 or more adults share. The rental includes Unlimited mileage, Air-conditioning, Automatic transmission, AM/FM stereo, State map, 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Applicable local taxes and surcharges are not included. Please inquire for full details.

Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8451

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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