Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

4401 Floridian Way Lake Buena Vista | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8451  [SEE MAP]Lake Buena Vista, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Resort caters to couples with its elegant atmosphere and numerous wedding venues
Some say the resort is overpriced

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, is as opulent as it gets when it comes to Walt Disney World accommodations. The Victorian era is revived in the decor found in the five-story lobby – complete with an open-cage elevator and magnificent chandeliers – and the plush guest rooms. Lodging options here come equipped with amenities like flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed internet; however, some travelers say that the rooms in Disney's flagship resort are beginning to feel a bit tired. And though the Grand Floridian is kid-friendly with loads of activities, the posh resort is the best bet for couples looking for a quieter place to stay. Extras like afternoon high tea and daily piano performances in the lobby lend an elegant tone, but there are still fun perks like character breakfasts for the kids. (Youngsters can also indulge in their own afternoon tea with Disney princesses.) Another perk about staying at the Grand Floridian: having an on-site monorail station that is just one stop away from the Magic Kingdom.

Lake Buena Vista, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 867 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Sound
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families


  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards



On the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, so close to the Magic Kingdom that you can see the colors change on the Cinderella Castle, this red-roofed Victorian emulates the style of the great railroad resorts of the past with beautifully appointed rooms, rambling verandas, delicate, white-painted woodwork, and brick chimneys. Afternoon high tea and a pianist at the grand piano nightly in the lobby are among the more genteel touches.



A soaring grand lobby is a fitting introduction to this sprawling resort, which mixes Victorian and old-Florida styles. Rooms vary in design. Many are very spacious and can accommodate large families. The abundant recreational amenities include a yacht, cabanas, pontoons, water skis, Sea Raycers, kayaks and bass fishing excursions.

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With gas lamps and wicker chairs in this sprawling neo-Victorian manse, Cindarella, Prince Charming, and the wicked stepsisters feel right at home. There are, of course, thoroughly modern elements: suites big enough for eight, a walk-in pool with a waterfall, and after-dark kids' activities.



This is the Disney hotel with snob appeal, since the whole point is to put on a costume of exclusivity and luxury (two things Walt despised, which is why his hotels had populist themes) and brag about it when you get home. So it's encrusted with upper-class affectation, from high tea to a pianist tinkling away in a very pretty lobby (chandeliers, glass dome, wedding-cake balconies).



The Grande Dame of Disney, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, is a Victorian stunner that pays homage to the Atlantic coast’s golden era. With gorgeous architecture, meticulously kept grounds, and a multi-story lobby with turn-of-the-century grandeur, this luxury property is a destination all its own.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4927 have reviewed the Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4927 reviews 4.5 (based on 4927 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa start at 440 square feet and are regally decorated in gold, red and tan. Small Disney touches are seen throughout the rooms, including Mickey Mouse lamps and mouse ears carved into the furniture. All accommodations are equipped with minifridges and coffee makers, and many rooms offer balconies.
  • Marble countertop sink
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access provided throughout resort
  • Room and suite views are of the courtyard, resort grounds, marina, pools, Seven Seas Lagoon or the Magic Kingdom
  • Club-level accommodations include DVD players, lounge access and free pre-arrival resort itinerary planning services

Standard room size440 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the closest hotel to Disney's Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and easily recognizable with its white exterior and red roof (which is meant to resemble a Victorian-style castle). The Disney Monorail stops at the hotel, providing convenient access to other resorts and the Magic Kingdom. And like other Disney resorts, this property offers a shuttle service (for a fee) to and from the airport and Disney Springs' shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
  • Orlando International Airport sits about 25 miles east
  • Self-parking provided on-site for a fee; valet parking costs $20 per day
  • 24-hour valet parking ($33)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($24)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


There are 10 on-site restaurants, lounges and grab-and-go eateries at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Cítricos serves American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Narcoossee's offers a menu of seafood and presents guests with panoramic views of the lagoon. In fact, Narcoossee's guests can even view Magic Kingdom fireworks from their seats. Victoria & Albert's, which is a AAA Five Diamond-awarded and a Forbes Five-Star-awarded restaurant, serves a variety of American cuisine over several-course meals. And at 1900 Park Fare, diners can enjoy buffet dinners alongside a variety of Disney characters. A tea room that hosts princess and afternoon tea services is also available on-site.
  • Reservations required at Victoria & Albert's
  • Dress codes enforced at Cítricos, Narcoossee's and Victoria & Albert's
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants10

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Although a kids club is not available on-site, a children's activity center is located at the adjacent Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a pirate-themed activity cruise for guests ages 4 to 12, and babysitting services can be arranged for a fee.
  • Free campfire activites and outdoor film screenings hosted regularly
  • Property has an arcade with various games
  • Kids spa services available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers 40,000 square feet of convertible meeting and event space. The largest indoor venue is the Grand Floridian Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 2,000 guests for receptions and theater-style events. Several outdoor areas, including a lawn, the marina and the beach, can be reserved for business functions as well. Additionally, the hotel has a full-service business center with computer access and mailing services.
    • Customized catering options available
    • Beach can host up to 600 people for receptions

    Number of meeting rooms5

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Three golf courses are available at nearby Disney's Polynesian Village Resort – the Magnolia course, the Oak Trail course and the Palm course. The Magnolia and Palm courses feature 18 championship holes. The former is also Walt Disney World's longest course.
    • Golf attire required
    • All three courses managed by Arnold Palmer Golf Management
    • Oak Trail Golf Course has nine holes
    • Green fees at 18-hole courses include use of golf carts
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

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