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Walt Disney World's Flagship Resort.
The Grand Floridian evokes the splendor of the late 19th century Florida
beach resorts frequented by high society. Florida has been a prime vacation
destination since the turn of the 20th century, following the completion of
a railroad network in the state that allowed affluent visitors from the
north the opportunity to escape the cold of winter and enjoy the sun, sand,
and surf. Opulent beach resorts sprang up along the coast and members of
high society flocked down to enjoy the ocean breezes from their beachside
Nearly 100 years
later, in 1988, Walt Disney World
opened up their own version of one of these grand beachfront hotels. The 867
room resort is located on the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon, a
stone's throw from the Magic Kingdom. Gabled roofs, carved moldings,
intricate latticework, balustrades, towers, turrets, and red shingled roofs
make this resort stand out from the rest, rising from the shore in a
masterpiece of Victorian architecture.
The main bulilding houses the lobby, shops, and most of the restaurants.
The lobby itself soars 5 stories and features stained glass domes in the
ceiling along with elaborate chandeliers. Marble floors with
intricate inlays along with patterned carpet complete the elegant look. A
grand staircase off the lobby provides a wonderful backdrop for photographs.
You may even see a bride posing for photos on her special day! An open cage
elevator takes guests up to the second floor. Palm trees and an aviary
featuring regal birds can be found on the ground level. A brass band can
often be heard playing music from the turn of the 20th century. Everything
from the decor and the lobby shop window displays, down to the cast member
costumes, carries the turn of the century theme. In addition to the guest
services located here, the highest tier of Club Level offered at any Disney
resort is located in this buillding. Rooms in the main building are among
the priciest on property, but the experience is out of this world.
The Grand Floridian, in all its Victorian elegance, is a modern resort
offering the convenience of a monorail, five restaurants, multiple lounges,
five upscale shops, an arcade, a convention center, two pools, a kid's
splash area, a marina, fitness center and full service spa. Treat yourself
to a lavish vacation at the elegant Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Resort Property Map
Rooms are located in the main building as well as in lodge
buildings scattered around the property. These lodges are 4-5 stories high
and each features a small lobby sitting area and elevators to guest rooms.
Rooms are richly decorated with Victorian woodwork, marble topped sinks,
printed wall coverings, and period decor. Rooms are large, at around 400
square feet each. Rooms were recently renovated and feature rich fabrics and
elegant finishes. All rooms accommodate up to 5 people. Nightly turndown
service is standard here.
What can I
expect to pay for a room?
Standard room rates range from $569-$1,009 per night. Club Level rooms
range from $681-1,418 per night. Room rates vary based on season. Rates are
higher on weekends and holidays.
Standard Room-2 Queen beds and daybed
Daybed and Armoire
Dual sink marble vanity
Deluxe Room Photos:
Size of Rooms: Rooms range from 400-450 square feet. Smaller "attic"
rooms are slightly smaller than 400 square feet. Deluxe rooms have king beds
and wonderful views.
Number of beds:
Most rooms have 2 queen beds plus a daybed.
rooms are available and sleep 3 with a daybed. Suites have varying bedding
Features of Room: free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, bathrobes, refrigerator, flat
panel TV, alarm clock, nightly turndown service, coffeemaker, dresser, table
and chairs, balcony with table and chairs, closet, electronic safe,
iron/ironing board, pack and play
Bathroom: Double marble sinks in a vanity area
separate from the tub and toilet. Includes a hairdryer and lighted makeup
Occupancy: Maximum five-person occupancy. If there are more than 2
adults in a room, there is an additional charge of $25 per adult, per night.
Extras: There are 6 honeymoon suites.
The Jacuzzi honeymoon rooms have a Jacuzzi tub of course, and a balcony, but
no wet bar or walk-in closet. Octagon honeymoon rooms are larger than the
Jacuzzi rooms, but do not have the Jacuzzi tub or private balcony, but does
offer a spectacular view with windows all the way around the suite.
Suites: Yes, 25 one to three bedroom suites feature a
parlor and wet bar, one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, daybeds,
sofas, sitting areas, and amazing views.
Club Level: Yes, there are two Club Levels available here--Main Building
and Sugarloaf Key. The
third-floor concierge desk in the main building offers exclusive guest
service assistance and checkout. Continental breakfast, refreshments, wine,
hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and cordials served during the day. Visit our
Club Level page for more details and guest
Views from Room:
Theme Park View
and spectacular views await at this waterfront restaurant. Panoramic
Lagoon views allow diners to view the Magic Kingdom fireworks and
Electrical Water Pageant. This is a Disney Signature Dining
Hours: Dinner 5:30PM-10:00PM
Specialties: Whole, steamed Maine lobster, P.E.I.
mussels, filet mignon, New York strip, tuna, scallops, free range chicken,
surf & turf, coconut chocolate creme brulee, almond crusted
AAA Five Diamond
award winning restaurant helmed by acclaimed Chef Scott Hunnel.
Victoria & Albert's elevates the dining experience to new heights.
More than a meal, a night here is the experience of a lifetime.
Required; Chef's Table must be booked well in advance
Dress Code: Evening wear for women, jackets for men are
Age Requirement: Guests must be 18 years of age
or older to dine at Victoria and Albert's.
Specialties: The avant-garde menu changes daily, inspired by the
freshest seasonal ingredients available on the global market, such
as truffles from Italy, beef from Japan, poulet rouge from North
Carolina and oysters from northern Florida. The evening may begin
with a small taste of prosciutto-wrapped Gulf shrimp with Florida
melons paired with a German Riesling, then Australian “Kobe” beef
tenderloin atop a smoked garlic-potato purée paired with a
Californian Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mediterranean inspired cuisine in an
elegant dining room featuring Old World elegance. Seasonal
ingredients are used and the restaurant boasts an award winning
International wine list. This is a Disney Signature Dining
Hours: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
risotto, charcuterie plate, sauteed shrimp, braised veal shank, pan
roasted chicken, oak grilled beef filet, house made gourmet
Casual American dining in
a charming cafe overlooking the gardens and couryard pool.
benedict, omelettes, frittata, surf & turf burger, New York strip,
pork chops, shrimp and grits, dessert sampler, chocolate fondue
View Tea Room
Experience a traditional British afternoon tea service, done in grand style
in an elegant tea room.
Afternoon Tea Service includes an
assortment of teas, scones, cheese plates, and finger sandwiches
plus delicate desserts.
Disney Character dining.
Supercalifragilistic Breakfast features Mary Poppins, Alice in
Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh. At
Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner, guests can meet Cinderella,
Prince Charming, and those mean Step Sisters.
Specialties: Eggs, breads, meats, and fresh fruit; salads, soups, spoon bread, vegetable
dishes, seafood, chicken and prime rib.
Quick Service Dining
Gasparilla Island Grill
24 hour quick service food location. Offers
a wide variety of items, including sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers,
hot dogs, salads, breakfast favorites, baked goods, ice cream, and
desserts. Grab and Go items are also available.
Courtyard Pool Bar
Specialty cocktails, beer, wine, sangria, light snacks, and poolside
service are available.
Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
Wines, draft beers, and specialty cocktails. Food items, include
burgers, chicken nuggets, and wraps. Poolside service is available.
Second Floor Lounge & Bar offering appetizers
International wines, cocktails, artisanal beers and seasonal tapas
Room Service is
available 24 hours a day. A menu will be provided in your room.
The resort features two large pools. The Beach Pool is located along the
shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon. This is the feature pool with a 181 foot
waterslide, cascading waterfalls, a zero entry, and a hot tub.
Pool is more serene. It also features a zero entry and adjacent hot tub.
Both pools are heated year round. There is a white sandy beach for sunbathers.
Alice in Wonderland Splash Zone: New at the Grand Floridian
is this water themed play area for toddlers and young children. Kids can
run, climb, splash, slide, and play at the water playground located near
the Beach Pool. This play area is reserved for guests up to 48" tall and
Cabanas: Cabanas can be rented for the day by Grand Floridian Resort
guests only. Call 407-WDW-PLAY for pricing and to make a reservation.
Cabanas without amenities may be availalbe on a walk up basis.
Standard cabana amenities include:
2 padded lounge
2 padded straight-backed chairs
television with cable access and optional earphones
Phone for internal Resort calls
Mini refrigerator stocked
with complimentary sodas and water
Fruit basket (may not be available
without advance reservation)
Private dining is available at an additional
Adventure Cruise: This
excursion for kids aged 4-12 launches from the Marina at 9:30
a.m. The 2 hour voyage takes young pirates through the waters of Seven Seas
Lagoon and Bay Lake in search of treasure. Kids will hear the about the
"Legend of Gasparilla", a real Florida pirate! A small snack is provided.
Reservations are required. The cost is $37 per child. Children must be potty
Games: Arcadia games is located near Gasparilla Grill.
Tennis and Volleyball and paths for walking and jogging are
offered. Ping Pong tables can be found at the Courtyard Pool Bar.
Fitness: The Grand Floridian Spa & Health
Club features a
full range of Cybex Cardiovascular & Strength Equipment,
Dumbbells, 16 Treatment Rooms, 2 Specialty Rooms with Soaking Tubs, Men's &
Women's Saunas, Steam Rooms, Whirlpools and much, much more.
Health Clubs & Spas Page for more details and rates. Access
to the fitness center is complimentary to resort guests.
Fishing: Fishing excursions are available. Inquire at the
Boat and Bike Rentals: A large selection of boats and
bicycles can be rented from the marina.
Trellis Hair Salon is a full service salon for men and women, located in the
Spa: Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian offers a full suite
of spa services, including massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures.
Services are available for kids ages 4-12 as well. Visit an external link to
Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian for a spa menu with prices
and to make a reservation.
Shopping: A variety of upscale shops can be found in the main buildling.
Most shops open at 9:00AM and close at 10:00PM. The list of shops can be
clothing and accessories
resortwear and swimwear
M. Mouse Mercantile-Disney
character merchandise and souvenirs
sundries, and home decor
Basin-bath and body
products, bath bombs, handmade soaps
Electric Water Pageant floats by the Grand
Floridian at 9:15 PM.
is available between the Transportation & Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom,
and Epcot until 1 hour after each park closes. Service to the resorts is
available until 11PM or two hours after the Magic Kingdom closes, whichever
is later. The resort monorail services Disney’s Contemporary Resort,
Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and
begins running at 7:15AM.
Boats: Boats run from ½ hour before Magic Kingdom opens until 1 hour after the park closes.
Bus: Bus transportation is available to Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal
Kingdom, Water parks, and Disney Springs. Buses may share with the
Wilderness Lodge on some routes.
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 10 minutes
Epcot -- 20 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 3-5 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 15 minutes
Disney Springs-- 25 minutes
If I want
to be close to the restaurants where should I book?
Main building, Big Pine Key or Sugar Loaf Key.
want to be close to the monorail where should I book?
Main building, Sago Cay, Sugar Loaf key, or Big Pine Key
want to be close to the pool where should I request?
Boca Chica, Big Pine Key or Sugar Loaf Key.
Is there Childcare at the resort?
Yes - The Mouseketeer Clubhouse. For details visit our page on
What is the
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.
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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Grand Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000