Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
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- All Inclusive Features
I have to give credit to this hotel for taking a bad situation and making it into a good one. In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, we evacuated our home to the Grand Floridian. The staff there really went out of their way to reassure guests of their safety and entertain children who were stuck indoors for days. The staff kept a positive attitude which was very reassuring. We stayed in Sugar Loaf in club level. While the club food is not as good as the Ritz, the staff (minus two grumpy women who sat at the concierge desk in Sugar Loaf at different points during our stay) was very accommodating to requests. In the main hotel, they had games set up for the kids during the storm and in Sugar Loaf they had a movie screen set up to keep them entertained. I would definitely go back to Grand Floridian, particularly during a hurricane!!
The Grand is a very beautiful resort that needs a lot of work it is getting rundown and needs to have major repairs to the structure. The cast was ok and they keep it very clean but it needs a lot of repair.
I returned to the Disney Vacation Club Villas for the third time, and my stay was as wonderful as my previous stays. I was in a standard studio. Our room had a view of the Wedding Pavillion, and a sideways view of the lake. The studios are amazing. The room had a queen sized bed, a pull out couch, and a twin-sized murphy bed. All three of the beds in the room were very comfortable. The room also features a kitchenette with a dorm sized fridge, a coffee maker, microwave, and toaster--enough to have breakfast or a light lunch in the room (or bring leftovers back). The bathroom is separated into two rooms. One room had a tub/shower and toilet, and the second room had a walk in shower and sink. The walk in shower had a rain shower shower head. The Villas are a short walk to the pool, and the main building at the Grand Floridian, where you could find the restaurants, gift shops, and monorail to the Magic Kingdom. The walk to the boat dock is a bit far, though. If you decide to stay here, be sure to set aside some time to hang out in the lobby of the main building in the afternoon/early evening. There is a small band that plays music from the second level, and also a piano player on the first floor. It is a nice spot to relax and get out of the heat. Overall, we loved our stay at the Grand Floridian, and will be back.
A little late on this review however the Grand Floridian is by far my favourite resort at Walt Disney World. From the moment you check in you definitely feel the Disney Magic! We were upgraded to a Magic Kingdom/Lagoon View room in Boca Chica (directly across from the main building). Our room was extremely spacious and clean. The washroom was spacious with plenty of room to get ready. Our balcony was a nice spot to relax in the evening and catch the water parade. We ate at 3 restaurants - Gasparilla Grill, Citricos and Grand Floridian Cafe. Gasparilla Grill is AWESOME for a quick service! The cast members were helpful and the food was excellent. We also had amazing service at the Grand Floridian Cafe. Citricos was my birthday meal and it was fabulous. We loved all the shopping at the resort, and being able to hop on the monorail over to Magic Kingdom. I highly recommend staying here at least once! I can't wait to stay again!
The Grand Floridian certainly is the most expensive resort on property. But rightly so. It is absolutely beautiful. The entire complex which includes a wonderful pool area, superb beach, high end shopping, 5 star restaurants, and elegant accomodations is immaculate. It also overlooks the lake which provides gorgeous views. Victoria & Albert's is the nicest restaurant on Disney property IMO and sits directly on the lake by the marina. The food is esquisite (dress nice). Can't say enough good things about this resort. If you can swing the pricing you must stay here.
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
- 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
- 1Â Quick Service restaurant
- 1900 Park Fare (character dining)
- Grand Floridian Cafe
- Garden View Tea
- 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
- Marina/boat rental
- Water cruises
- Beach area
- Jogging trail
- Health club
- Full service spa
- Ceiling fan
- 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds
- Full bathroom
- TV with DisneyChannels
- Internet (fee)
- Maximum occupancy 5Â
For the Kids - Kids' pools, Playground, Video arcade.
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.
Resort Location Map
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & SpaOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
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