The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
- Hotel Class:
- Reputation: EXCELLENT
- AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings
- Concierge.com Editors' Pick
- Conde Nast Readers' Choice List
- Fodor's Choice
- Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
- Frommer's Exceptional
- Travel and Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels
- Room Service
- Internet Access
- Business Center
- Pets Allowed
- Meeting Rooms
- Fitness Center
How it Ranks: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes ranks #1 out of 750 Orlando-Walt Disney World Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.
- #1 in Best Orlando-Walt Disney World Hotels
- #9 in Best Florida Hotels
- #17 in Marriott Group Hotels
- #17 in Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
Our Take: As is the norm with a Ritz hotel, this Grande Lakes variant pleases guests with its well-appointed rooms and fantastic customer service. Any of its 582 rooms feature private balconies, marble baths (with two sinks), iPod docking stations, and European toiletries. Outside, you'll find an 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf course and enjoy access to the pools and massive lazy river at the neighboring JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes (the two resorts share grounds and activities). Craving more quiet relaxation than the kid-congested river can offer? Head to the Ritz's 40,000-square-foot spa, which boasts 40 treatment rooms and citrus-inspired treatments. And when it's time to refuel, the Ritz features 11 on-site restaurants, offering everything from casual al fresco eats to more formal steakhouse dining. If you're having trouble booking a spot in the ultra-exclusive, ultra-expensive, Ritz, consider giving the JW Marriott a try. Whichever property you choose to bed down in, you can use or earn reward points if you're a Marriott Rewards member.
Location & Top Nearby Hotels
Of 750 hotels in Orlando-Walt Disney World, 43 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Orlando-Walt Disney World. The 10 closest to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes are shown on the map below. These include JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes (<0.5 miles) and Rosen Shingle Creek (1.5 miles).
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Hotel Class:Reputation: MODERATE2.5 miles away
Nearby Things to Do
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is 5.1 miles from the #1 ranked Orlando-Walt Disney World attraction, Universal's Islands of Adventure (featuring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter). Of the 12 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.
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