Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
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The Grand Floridian, is my personal favorite place to stay while at Disney. Super nice and offers lot of amenities that are great after a long day of being on the go and walking. The rooms are nice and clean. They offer views of the MK, but is far from the other parks. The pool is very nice and has nice views of the lake from all angles. Very luxurious and nice. Great food. The concierge and staff are always willing to help and are very kind. This is a late review, but I stayed here in 2015. Both family and adult friendly.
There are no surprises here. It's as good as you expect it will be - given its location, price and ownership. The welcome is excellent, the staff are - well - they're Disney people, so of course they're amazing. The style and construction of the hotel make it special and provide a "wow" in most areas. It's very well connected to the parks. It really feels special. One tiny criticism: breakfast service was quite slow - but we weren't in much of a rush.
A very expensive stay (twice!) but worth it for the experience of being totally Disney.... Our first trip we stayed in a Lagoon View with balcony overlooking the Castle., when we returned a few years later having booked the same room type with the same expectation to find the room categories had changed and we paid more for the Lagoon View which we looked out to the Polynesian Hotel than we did when we had a castle View (Which was very disheartening) We complained as this was not clear when we booked that this had changed and we eventually got upgraded but it was tears and sweat to get there... The rooms and service was outstanding (despite the initial hiccup), we loved the atmosphere, the hotel was beautiful, clean with daily turn down and chocolates,the hotel kept very much to character as did the guest service team.Sadly construction was underway on our second visit which again dampened the atmosphere a little but would not stop us from returning again in the future.
We stayed for one night, at the end of our Disney World vacation (transferring from Beach Club). Check in was fast, and bellman was very helpful with luggage (service was great all throughout the resort). In fact, it was the best service at any Disney World resort (and we have stayed at almost every Disney resort hotel).
My family of four stayed here for two nights, prior to moving over to the Beach Club Villas for the rest of our vacation (which I also reviewed on Trip Advisor). This is an unbelievable property, one of the best in Disney, and my family and I have stayed in just about all of them, so I definitely have some perspective.The villas are the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) part of the Grand Floridian Hotel complex. We stayed in a one-bedroom villa, which was just drop dead gorgeous. There is a common area in the Villa building, and then the other common areas you can access in the main building with a short walk. The entire Grand Floridian complex consists of several buildings, approximately 7 or eight, so the grounds are quite expansive. There are several swimming pools that can be accessed, as well as a marina which appears to get very little use. You won't be standing in line over there!This hotel is on the monorail. That is supposed to mean that you have easy access to the Magic Kingdom theme park, however the one negative of our visit was that the Monorails were experiencing problems during our stay, and they became a big impediment to getting around. It is possible that with all of the hotels that are now on the monorail loop they have exceeded the capacity of the monorail system, as Disney has built huge additions to the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts in the last few years. I wish there were other transportation options available, but the only other way to the Magic Kingdom is a small boat that is as far away from the Villas as is possible to be, so that was not a real good option for us. That was the only negative of our stay. I would urge Disney to add some transportation options besides the monorail due to basically doubling the amount of people at these 3 hotels over the last few years. Perhaps even add a walking path like the Contemporary??If the monorail is working properly, or at least the way it did a few years ago, you would have quick access to the Polynesian and Contemporary hotels that are on the monorail loop. This means lots of dining and entertainment options for you. This makes the monorail district and its three hotels one of the best locations in Disney. The Wilderness Lodge Hotel and Fort Wilderness could also be accessed by boats and transfers, but it would take a little bit of work.Like all one-bedroom DVC units, you get the full kitchen, washer and dryer, a separate bedroom, etc. Still, the rooms at the Grand Floridian standout versus their DVC peers. Subjectively, I think they are the best I have ever been in.Try to stay here even if it is only for a couple of days, like we did. It was a spectacular experience.
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
- 1 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 5
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
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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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