July 7, 2017
Hotel Review: Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Disney World
Disney World offers five categories of accommodations to guests staying on property-Campgrounds, Value Resorts, Moderate Resorts, Deluxe Resorts, and Deluxe Villas. The Grand Floridian is a Deluxe Resort and is typically one of the more expensive properties in Disney World, Florida. One of the best aspects of the Grand Floridian is that it’s situated on the monorail. The monorail is the most convenient way to get around Disney World as it connects the Magic Kingdom, the Grand Floridian Resort, the Transportation and Ticket Center, and two other nearby Resorts. You can also take a boat from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom.
The first thing you notice when you enter the hotel is the grand lobby. It’s huge and beautifully adorned with marble floors on the edges, patterned carpeting on the interior, and rows of chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
There was a musician playing the grand piano in the lobby the first day we checked into the hotel.
Directly to the left of the lobby entrance you’ll find this classic Rolls-Royce and Carriage for your Instagraming pleasure.
We booked an Outer Building Lagoon View room for our stay. It came with two queen beds and a couch which converts into a single bed. Our room could sleep a maximum of five guests.
The couch in our room which converts into a third bed.
There was a small desk next to the beds with a coffee and tea maker.
The room came with an outdoor patio and views of Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon.
The bathrooms came with two beautiful marble sinks!
The Lagoon View from our room. You can see the top of Cinderella’s Castle on the left and Space Mountain on the right.
There’s several great stores throughout the main building of the hotel. You’ll find plenty of Disney products for the kids or yourself as well as non-Disney products.
Pretty much every restaurant at the Grand Floridian is great. I’ll have separate reviews coming for the buffet at 1900 Park Fare soon. In the meanwhile, here’s me and the Mad Hatter at the breakfast buffet!
Overall the Grand Floridian is a fantastic resort to stay at in Disney. It’s ideally located on the monorail and provides direct access to the Magic Kingdom. Everything about the Resort is elegantly designed and the service is always top notch. The biggest drawback is obviously the price, which typically starts at around $600 a night. Also know that the Grand Floridian has a bit of an ‘upitdy’ vibe to it. If you want a more ‘chill’ environment with the same perks as the Grand Floridian, I’d recommend the Polynesian Resort next door.