Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa



Grand Floridian Address/Phone:
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Phone: (407) 824-3000
# of Rooms: 867
Check-in: 3pm / Check-out: 11am
Resort Area: Magic Kingdom
Category:
Deluxe
Online Check-in:
Yes
Express Check-out:
Yes
Conference Center:
Yes

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Overview

GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT

Billed as Disney’s “flagship resort,” Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is exquisite with its combination of Victorian style and modern day amenities. The inspiration of the resort comes from San Diego’s venerable Hotel Del Coronado and can be felt from its verandas, dormers and cupolas, red-gabled roofs and intricate gingerbread trim.

GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT

A breathtaking 5-story-high atrium lobby is capped with light filtering stained-glass domes. Glistening chandeliers, an aviary and a grand piano add to the lavish ambiance here. This distinct form extends to the monorail stop that is designed to resemble a Victorian train station.

Upon their arrival at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, guests are escorted by a cast member to the front desk of the main building for their check-in process. If you've arrived via airport shuttle, check-in for the Villas can be completed here as well. Guests who opted for “Resort-to-Room Check-In” may go directly to their villa instead after their room number has been communicated via text or email. For those staying at the Grand Floridian for the first time, it is worth visiting the front desk for the full experience. You’ll be given important information about the resort grounds and amenities including for those at the Villas.

TIP: Be sure to look at the walls behind the front desk counter. There you'll see stacks of metal keys which were the originals used at the resort before switching over to personalized key cards.

This resort is a glorious place to have a comfortable seat on one of the gorgeous pieces of Victorian furniture.

Grand Floridian Resort Rooms

Elegance and sophistication are the overriding themes within the rooms. Glossy tones of oyster, taupe and gold with accents of terra-cotta compose the very clean and comfortable ambiance. The rooms have glass-paned doors that slide open onto patios or balconies. Picturesque views of the Seven Seas Lagoon or the Grand Floridian marina are available from more than half of the 900 rooms at the Grand Floridian. Garden views overlook the lush, landscaped gardens, Pool/Marina views overlook the interior courtyard pool or the marina, and Lagoon views offer a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon. All rooms come with an alarm clock with mp3 player, mini fridge, ceiling fan, coffee maker with coffee and tea setup, evening turndown service, hair dryer, ice bucket, safe, iron and ironing board, minibar, pool towels, robes, table and chairs, telephone, television, and triple sheet bedding. Standard guestrooms average about 448 square feet and typically have two queen sized beds, (or one king sized bed) and a daybed (in rooms with 2 queen beds).

A typical guestroom sleeps 5, but the Lodge Tower and Concierge Deluxe rooms sleep 4. Dormer or "attic" rooms at the Grand Floridian are in the upper floors under the gabled roofs. These rooms are slightly smaller than the Standard guest-rooms but appear larger because of the vaulted ceilings. A private balcony compensates for the lack of room size. Dormer rooms sleep 4 adults. 

There are 26 one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites available. Suites have two queen sized beds, or one king sized bed, and a separate parlor area with a wet bar. These rooms can sleep between 4 and 10 adults, depending on the suite type. These suites may include a hamper and upscale line of toiletries in the bathrooms, padded satin hangers, and larger screen televisions. 

There are 6 honeymoon rooms in the towers of the main building. The whirlpool honeymoon rooms have a jetted tub of course, and a balcony, but no wet bar or walk-in closet. Octagon-shaped honeymoon rooms are larger than the whirlpool rooms, but do not have the jetted tub or private balcony. Instead, you'll find a spectacular view with windows all the way around the suite. 

The following is a breakdown of the buildings and the type of accommodations found there: 

  • Sago Cay: lagoon/marina view rooms, garden view dormer rooms, lodge tower rooms, hospitality suites and one- and two-bedroom suites
  • Sugar Loaf: concierge rooms
  • Conch Key: hospitality suites, one- and two-bedroom suites, pool/marina/lagoon views 
  • Boca Chica: standard guest rooms, lagoon, pool, dormer and tower rooms 
  • Big Pine Key: lagoon/pool/garden views
  • Main Building: concierge rooms and suites

GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT

Standard Room

Approximate # of rooms in this category:

  • Garden view: 410
  • Lagoon View: 173
  • Theme Park View: 84
  • Deluxe Garden View: 16

Maximum # people: Garden View, Lagoon View and Theme Park View: 5 people; Deluxe Garden View: 4 people

# Handicap Accessible Rooms: Garden View: 13, Lagoon View: 2, Theme Park View: 4, Deluxe Garden View: 2
Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated

Square Footage: Garden View, Lagoon View and Theme Park View: 448 sq. ft; Deluxe Garden View: 574 sq. ft.

Note: Bed boards/rails, full size crib, microwave, international electrical adapter and rollaway bed available upon request

Club Level

There are two 'club level' lounges at the Grand Floridian. The Royal Palm Club is located in the main building, and serves as the concierge lounge for the suites and specialty rooms there. The Sugar Loaf club is located in the Sugar Loaf building and serves as the lounge for all other concierge level guests. In terms of service and offerings, the concierge services at the Grand Floridian are the best at Walt Disney World (and not surprisingly, the most expensive). Daily offerings for morning, afternoon and evening service are a few steps above what is offered in other club level lounges on property.

Club level rooms entitle guests to club concierge desk services, access to the concierge lounge, free DVD rentals from the resort and--upon request--complimentary bathrobes, turn-down service and alcoholic beverages from 7am-10pm.

Club Level Room - Outer Lodge (Sugar Loaf)

(Club level rooms entitle guests to club concierge desk services, access to the concierge lounge, free DVD rentals from the resort and--upon request--complimentary bathrobes, turn-down service and alcoholic beverages from 7am-10pm)

Categories: Standard, Sugarloaf Key 1-Bedroom Suite, Sugarloaf Key 2-Bedroom Suite

Approximate # of Rooms: Standard: 87 (standard), Sugarloaf Key 1-Bedroom Suite: 1; Sugarloaf Key 2-Bedroom Suite: 1

Maximum # people: Standard: 5 people, Sugarloaf Key 1-Bedroom Suite: 6 people; Sugarloaf Key 2-Bedroom Suite: 8 people

# Handicap Accessible Rooms: Standard: 5

Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated

Square Footage: Standard: 448 sq. ft., Sugarloaf Key 1-Bedroom Suite: 900 sq. ft.; Sugarloaf Key 2-Bedroom Suite: 1300 sq. ft.

Basic Room Contents: Suites come stocked with DVD players, complimentary sodas, flowers and a small amenities gift basket in addition to the equipment of standard rooms.

  • Standard: 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 queen beds and 1 day bed
  • Sugarloaf Key 1-Bedroom Suite: 2 queen beds and 1 double-sized sleeper sofa
  • Sugarloaf Key 2-Bedroom Suite: 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 queen sleeper sofa

Main Building Club Level

(Club level rooms entitle guests to club concierge desk services, access to the concierge lounge, free DVD rentals from the resort and--upon request--complimentary bathrobes, turn-down service and alcoholic beverages from 7am-10pm)

Categories: Standard, Magic Kingdom View, Deluxe Room, Deluxe King Room, 1-Bedroom Suite, Victorian Suite, 2-Bedroom Suite, Disney Suite, Grand Suite

Approximate # of Rooms: Standard: 27, Magic Kingdom View: 16, Deluxe Room: 5, Deluxe King Room: 15, 1 Bedroom Suite: 2, Victorian Suite: 1, 2 Bedroom Suite: 3, Disney Suite: 2, Grand Suite: 1

Maximum # people: Standard, Magic Kingdom View, and Deluxe Room: 5 people, Deluxe King Room: 3 people, 1-Bedroom Suite: 6 people, Victorian Suite: 2 people, 2-Bedroom Suite: 8 people, Disney Suite: 4 people, Grand Suite: 4 people/3 comfortably

# Handicap Accessible: Magic Kingdom View: 2, Deluxe Room: 1

Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated

Square Footage: Standard, Magic Kingdom View, Deluxe Room, Deluxe King Room: 448 sq. ft., Deluxe Room and Deluxe King Room: 574 sq. ft. (deluxe room and deluxe king room located in turrets), 1-Bedroom Suite: 633-2200 sq. ft., Victorian Suite: 1000 sq. ft., 2-Bedroom Suite: 1000-2200 sq. ft., Disney Suite: 1600 sq. ft., Grand Suite: 2200 sq. ft.

Basic Room Contents: Suites come stocked with DVD players complimentary sodas, flowers and a small amenities gift basket in addition to the equipment of standard rooms.

  • Standard: 2 queen beds, 2 queen beds and 1 day bed, 1 king bed
  • Magic Kingdom View: 2 queen beds and 1 day bed
  • Deluxe Room: 2 queen beds, 2 queen beds and 1 day bed
  • Deluxe King Room: 1 king bed, 1 king bed and 1 day bed
  • 1-Bedroom Suite: 2 queen beds and 1 day bed
  • Victorian Suite: 1 king bed
  • 2-Bedroom Suite: 1 king bed and 2 queen beds and 1 queen-sized sleeper sofa
  • Disney Suite: 1 king bed and 2 twin beds
  • Grand Suite: 1 king bed and 2 twin beds

Dining and Restaurants



There are several fine restaurants and dining options offered at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Lounges and Pool Bars

Quick-Service

  • Gasparilla Island Grill: Open for breakfast 6:30am-11am (French pastries, pancakes, waffles, eggs, cereal and fruit); Open for lunch and dinner 11am-11:30pm (grill items, sandwiches, salads, pizza and burgers); Open for late night 11:30pm-6:30am (pizza, salads and sandwiches).

Table-Service

1900 Park Fare (currently closed)

Serving as a lively and family-friendly dining experience, 1900 Park Fare is an all-you-care-to-eat buffet hosted by a rotating cast from assorted Disney films such as Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio and Cinderella. Open for breakfast 8am-11:45am (character breakfast buffet, pancakes, waffles, fruit, omelets and pastries); Open for dinner 4:30pm-8:30pm (character dinner buffet, salad, chicken, steak, pasta, seafood and dessert).

Citricos

Set in a chic and sophisticated setting, this restaurant serves American seafood and Mediterranean-Florida fare. Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, cut-offs, torn clothing, hats (men only) and clothing with offensive language or graphics are not permitted. Open 5:30pm-10pm (grilled and braised meats, fresh fish and chicken).

Tip: Off of the dining room is a private dining area known as the Chef’s Domain that is available and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Here you may order off the menu or allow the chef to create something unique. Call (407) 939-7707 for more details.

Garden View Tea Room (currently closed)

Guests of all ages can indulge in the centuries-old English tradition of “afternoon tea.” This is a unique experience offered outside of the theme parks. Priority seating is recommended. Open for early tea 10:30am-12pm (sing-along tea party); Open for afternoon tea 2pm-5pm (does not accept Disney Dining Plan).

Tip: This is event is perfectly suited for a mother/daughter experience, elegant birthday event, or otherwise special celebration.

Grand Floridian Cafe

This family restaurant overlooks the pool and courtyard in the back of the resort and provides a casual but elegant dining option. Open for breakfast 7am-11:30am (pancakes, waffles, fruit, eggs and pastries); Open for lunch 11:30am-2pm (soups, salads, sandwiches, steak, pasta, seafood and dessert); Open for dinner 5pm-9pm (chicken, steak, pasta, seafood, cheese course and dessert).

Narcoossee's

This octagonal-shaped restaurant is separate from the resort and sits on the bank of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Dinner is prepared in an open kitchen. Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, cut-offs, torn clothing, hats (men only) and clothing with offensive language or graphics are not permitted. 5:30pm-10pm (specialty seafood selections, steak, salad and chicken).

Victoria and Albert's (reopens July 28, 2022!)

As the signature restaurant of the resort, this award-winning dining experience is the definition of formality. There is a dress code that requires men to wear jackets and women to wear a dress or dressy pants. Prepare for a seven-course meal and be aware that priority seating is a must. The Chef’s Table may be reserved where the chef personally welcomes guests into his kitchen, introduces them to the other cooks and seats them in a special area at the rear of the kitchen. First seating 5pm-6pm; Second seating 8:30pm-9:15pm; one seating July-September 5pm-7pm (7-course); Queen Victoria Room and Chef Table (9-course) (does not accept Disney Dining Plan except for the Platinum Plan, does not accept Tables in Wonderland).

Tip: When a guest at the Chef’s Table, you are welcome to wander about the kitchen, talk to the chefs, ask questions and take pictures as long as you don’t interfere with the actual cooking and serving.

In-Room Dining

  • In-room dining is available 24-hours daily. Choose from a variety of American favorites as well as specialty items particular to your resort hotel. To place an order, press "Dining Options" on your in-room phone. An 18% gratuity, $3.00 delivery charge and 6.5% sales tax will apply to all delivery orders. A minimum order may apply.

SERVICES/AMENITIES

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Areas
  • Locker Rentals (near Beach Pool)
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Childcare Services
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Housekeeping Service (bed sheets changed every 4th night and play yard cribs, additional pillows, disability aids, towel and amenity replenishment upon request)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Laundry Self-Service (located on the first floor of each lodge building-except for Sugarloaf Key-and on the second floor of the main building)
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Spa and Health Club
  • Beauty Salon
  • Room Service
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual and service animal accommodations; call 407-939-7807)
  • Transportation Service (complimentary monorail, bus and boat service)

Transportation

Being on the monorail route is yet another benefit of staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The monorail stops at the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Transportation and Ticket Center and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Guests can also walk over to the Magic Kingdom as there is a beautiful walking path along the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Magic Kingdom: Monorail; Boat (available 30 minutes before park opening on standard days and one hour on Extra Magic Hour mornings until 45 minutes after park closing)

Epcot: Monorail (take the resort monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to the Epcot monorail)

Hollywood Studios: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)

Animal Kingdom: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)

Water Parks: Bus (available 30 minutes before park opening until 1 hours after park closing)

Disney Springs: Bus (available from 9am-2am)

Transportation and Ticket Center: Monorail

Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Monorail

Disney’s Polynesian Resort: Monorail; Boat (available 30 minutes before park opening on standard days and one hour on Extra Magic Hour mornings until 45 minutes after park closing)

Note: The bus stop is located in between the Main Building and Resort Convention Center with buses departing approximately every 20 minutes. The boat dock is located next to Narcoossee’s with boat departing approximately every 20 minutes. The monorail station is located on the second floor of the Main Building.

Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $25 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out.

Pools and Recreation

The Grand Floridian offers two options for swimming. The primary pool is the grotto-themed Beach Pool with its slide and waterfalls. A quieter setting can be found at the Courtyard Pool where the pool and a hot tub are nestled in the middle of the resort.

For children, there is an interactive water play area with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Teacups and teapots pour water amongst the two miniature water slides, sprinklers and spouts. And with an upside-down Mad Hatter’s hat that fills with water and then dumps onto guests when it fills, the area is widely popular with little ones.

A number of poolside activities are scheduled each afternoon. Ranging from an unbirthday pool party to ring toss, there is a broad spectrum of games and challenges for families to participate in while they enjoy the water area.

  • Disability Services (pool lifts and other access options)
  • Complimentary life jackets
  • Swim diapers required for children that aren’t toilet trained (swim diapers can be purchased in merchandise locations)
  • Full-day and half-day cabana rentals (include TV, locked drawer, mini fridge, complimentary soft drinks and water) are available from 10am-7pm (407) WDW-PLAY

Arcadia Games: Open 8am-11pm

Jogging Trail: Seven Seas Lagoon (1 mile)

Campfire and Outdoor Movie: Each night there is a complimentary showing of a Disney film. Located at the resort’s beach, the feature film changes daily (consult recreation calendar given upon guest check-in for time, location and particular movie).

Guided Fishing Excursions: For a fee, an expert guide will host your group during a catch-and-release fishing trip in some of the lakes on Disney property. Available times are 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. Reservations required (407) WDW-BASS or visit the Concierge desk.

Disney’s Private Adventure: For a fee, children aged 4-12 can board a water vessel at The Captain’s Shipyard Marina to hunt treasure at various “ports” amongst Disney’s lakes. Reservations required, and these can be made at the Concierge desk.

The Captain’s Shipyard Marina: Guests can rent Sea Raycers, Boston Whaler Montauks, and SunTracker pontoon boats at the resort marina. For more information and pricing click HERE. Reservations can also be made for a Specialty Fireworks Cruise for parties up to 10. (407) WDW-PLAY

Wonderland Tea Party: For a fee, children aged 4-12 can enjoy an afternoon of games, crafts and tea with Alice and the Mad Hatter at 1900 Park Fare. Reservations can be made at the Concierge desk.

Electrical Water Pageant: Viewing area located on the beach or Transportation Dock

Spa

Fitness Center

  • Open from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. with MagicBand or card access
  • Strength training and cardio equipment

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (currently closed)

A third Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is now open in the former Ivy Trellis Salon location. Ivy Trellis moved their services to Senses - A Disney Spa located near the Grand Floridian's Disney Vacation Club lobby. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180-days in advance either on the official Walt Disney World website or by calling (407) WDW-STYL.

  • Located on the second floor of the main building.
  • Open 9am-6pm
For package options and pricing, click here.

Grand Floridian Spa

  • Full-service spa that provides personalized massage, body, facial, hand and foot treatments.
  • A full circuit of Life Fitness equipment and saunas are also available.
  • For a full list of services and current pricing, call (407) WDW-SPAS or visit the official Disney website.

Shopping

Basin White: Open 10am-10pm (natural products for bath and body)

M. Mouse Mercantile: Open 8am-10pm (Disney character apparel, plush, toys, princess wear, pins, D-tech items, MagicBand accessories)

Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries: Open 7:30am-10pm (resort logo apparel, home décor gifts, autograph books, pens, sun essentials, grocery, snacks, beverages, wine and spirits)

Curiouser Clothiers: Open 9am-10pm (designer fashions for adults, swimwear, handbags, scarves, accessories, fine watches, jewelry, cosmetics and fragrances)

Grand Floridian Spa: Times vary (skin care, body care and nail care products, spa robes, candles and miscellaneous spa gift items)











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