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Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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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 digs.

Grand Floridian at Night

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.

Lobby

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.

Map Resort Property Map

 

Accommodations:

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

Standard Room looking towards door
Standard Room-2 Queen beds and daybed

Daybed and Television
Daybed and Armoire

Bathroom
Dual sink marble vanity

 

 

Deluxe Room Photos:

Deluxe Room Beds  Sitting Room

Desk and TV  Bathtub

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. King bed rooms are available and sleep 3 with a daybed. Suites have varying bedding types.

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 mirror.

Balcony
:  Yes

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 feedback.

Views from Room:

Lagoon View
Lagoon View

Theme Park View
Theme Park View

 

Dining:

Dining at Grand Floridian

 
Signature Dining
 
Narcoossee's
Coastal cusine 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 Experience.

ADR
: Recommended
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 cheesecake
Narcoossee's

Seared Tuna
   
Victoria & Albert's
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.
ADR: Required; Chef's Table must be booked well in advance
Hours: 5:00PM-9:20PM
Dress Code: Evening wear for women, jackets for men are required.
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.
Chef's Table

Dining Room

V&A Dessert
   
Citrico's
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 Experience.
ADR: Recommended
Hours: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Specialties: Crispy risotto, charcuterie plate, sauteed shrimp, braised veal shank, pan roasted chicken, oak grilled beef filet, house made gourmet desserts.
Citricos Dining Room

Veal Shank
   
   
Casual Dining
 
Grand Floridian Café
Casual American dining in a charming cafe overlooking the gardens and couryard pool.
ADR: Accepted
Hours:
Breakfast 7:00AM-11:00AM
Lunch 11:30AM-2:00PM
Dinner 5:00PM-9:00PM
Specialties: Lobster eggs benedict, omelettes, frittata, surf & turf burger, New York strip, pork chops, shrimp and grits, dessert sampler, chocolate fondue
Grand Floridian Cafe

Lobster Eggs benedict
   
Garden View Tea Room
Experience a traditional British afternoon tea service, done in grand style in an elegant tea room.
Hours: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Afternoon Tea Service includes an  assortment of teas, scones, cheese plates, and finger sandwiches plus delicate desserts.
Garden View Tea Room

Afternoon Tea Service
   
   
Character Dining
 
1900 Park Fare
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.

Hours:
Breakfast  8:00AM-11:50AM
Dinner 4:00PM-9:00PM
Specialties: Eggs, breads, meats, and fresh fruit; salads, soups, spoon bread, vegetable dishes, seafood, chicken and prime rib.
1900 Park Fare

Dining Room
   
   
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.
Gasparilla Island Grill
   
Courtyard Pool Bar
Specialty cocktails, beer, wine, sangria, light snacks, and poolside service are available.
Hours: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Courtyard Pool Bar
   
Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
Wines, draft beers, and specialty cocktails. Food items, include burgers, chicken nuggets, and wraps. Poolside service is available.
Hours: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
   
   
Lounges
 
Mizner's Lounge
Second Floor Lounge & Bar offering appetizers
Hours: 5:00PM-1:00AM
Mizner's Lounge
   
Citrico's Lounge
International wines, cocktails, artisanal beers and seasonal tapas
Hours: 5:00PM-10:00PM
Citrico's Lounge
   
   
Room Service is available 24 hours a day. A menu will be provided in your room.

 

Recreation:

Beach Pool-Grand Floridian

Swimming: 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.

Courtyard Pool-Grand Floridian

The Courtyard 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.

Mad Hatter Splash Area

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 their guardians.

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.

Cabanas

Standard cabana amenities include:

2 padded lounge chairs
2 padded straight-backed chairs
Plush towels
32-inch LCD television with cable access and optional earphones
DVD/CD/MP3 player
Phone for internal Resort calls
Ceiling fan
Mini refrigerator stocked with complimentary sodas and water
Fruit basket (may not be available without advance reservation)
Private dining is available at an additional cost.

 

Bayou Pirate AdventurePirate 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 trained.

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. Visit our 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 marina.

Marina

Boat and Bike Rentals: A large selection of boats and bicycles can be rented from the marina.

Salon: Ivey Trellis Hair Salon is a full service salon for men and women, located in the main building. 

Spa

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 the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian for a spa menu with prices and to make a reservation.  

Shopping at Grand Floridian 

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 found below:

Commander Porter's-men's clothing and accessories

Summer Lace-women's resortwear and swimwear

M. Mouse Mercantile-Disney character merchandise and souvenirs

Sandy Cove-gifts, sundries, and home decor

Basin-bath and body products, bath bombs, handmade soaps

The Electric Water Pageant floats by the Grand Floridian at 9:15 PM.

Transportation:

Monorail Grand Floridian

Monorail: Service 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.

Approximate Duration:
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 10 minutes
Epcot -- 20 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 3-5 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 15 minutes
Disney Springs-- 25 minutes

 

Room Location:

Building Lobby

If I want to be close to the restaurants where should I book?
Main building, Big Pine Key or Sugar Loaf Key.

If I want to be close to the monorail where should I book?
Main building, Sago Cay, Sugar Loaf key, or Big Pine Key

If I 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 Childcare facilities.

What is the Closest Attraction?
Magic Kingdom

Check In/Out:
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Photos:
Check-in Counter
Grand Hall
 Main Lobby

  Monorail Stop
Majestic Christmas Tree
Gingerbread House

Address:
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Grand Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Telephone:(407) 824-3000
Fax:(407) 824-3186




 

 
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