Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Unmatched Luxury and Comfort (Hotel Tour)


Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Spa is an elegant Victorian style property featuring 867 guest rooms and suites along with the adjacent Disney Vacation Club – Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  This resort is one of the highest quality (and most expensive) resorts in all of those on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Throughout the entire hotel guests will find casual elegance from the common areas, dining venues and the rooms itself. 

Hotel rates for the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa vary based on time of year and individual room and range from less than $800 to more than $2,000 per night.  Disney does offer discounts to Annual Passholders and certain club members (AAA, Costco, etc).  

The hotel is located on the “Monorail Loop” with stops not only at the Grand Floridian and the Magic Kingdom, but also Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.  Since you are located right outside of the Magic Kingdom park within the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, guests will enjoy all that Disney has to offer right at their door step.   Click here to learn more about Walt Disney World

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

4401 Floridian Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida  32836


When arriving in Orlando it will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes to get to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Space from the Orlando International Airport and about 15 to 20 minutes to get to the Orlando / Orange County Convention Center.  Other Orlando area theme parks and local attractions are also a short distance to the hotel and per Google Maps, travel time is as follows (non-peak hours):

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The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a range of accommodation options, blending Victorian elegance with modern amenities. Guests can select from a variety of room types and themes, stay in luxurious suites or villas, and enjoy exclusive club level services.

Room Types and Themes

Deluxe Rooms: Guests can choose from Deluxe Studios and standard rooms with distinctive themes that reflect Victorian charm. These accommodations often feature views of the courtyard, marina, or pool areas.

  • Decor: Elegant decor with subtle Disney touches.
  • Capacity: Options range from King Bed configurations to Queen Beds with day beds, accommodating up to five adults.

Suites and Villas


  • Dormer Rooms: These are unique suites within the resort with varied layouts and views.
  • Boca Chica, Big Pine Key, Sugar Loaf, Conch Key: These named suites offer an extra layer of luxury and privacy.


  • Deluxe Studios: Provide convenient kitchenettes and queen-sized beds.
  • 1-, 2- and 3-Bedroom Villas: Feature fully-equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas, and a washer and dryer—ideal for longer stays or larger parties.

Club Level and Concierge Service

Club Level:

  • Exclusive Access: Guests have access to the Royal Palm Club and Sugar Loaf Key, presenting an elevated stay with additional services.
  • Amenities: This includes complimentary food and beverage offerings throughout the day and personalized concierge service.

Concierge Service:

  • Guests on the Club Level can experience customized planning assistance, from dining reservations to securing passes for park attractions, ensuring a memorable and smooth stay at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Dining Experiences

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers guests a variety of dining experiences, from casual eateries to luxurious signature restaurants. The culinary options are diverse, catering to an array of tastes and occasions.

Signature Restaurants

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to several signature restaurants that are renowned for their distinctive menus and exceptional service. Victoria & Albert’s stands out as an illustrious dining venue, boasting a AAA Five Diamond Award. Its Chef’s Table offers an intimate and interactive gourmet experience, for which reservation is essential. Another acclaimed dining option is Citricos, inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, and Narcoossee’s, which presents seafood-centric dishes with waterfront views.

  • Victoria & Albert’s: Upscale dining with a chef’s personal touch.
  • Citricos: Mediterranean-inspired flavors with an elegant ambiance.
  • Narcoossee’s: Fresh seafood and panoramic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Exquisite Dining Options

In addition to its signature restaurants, the resort also provides guests with exquisite dining options that promise a memorable culinary adventure. The 1900 Park Fare restaurant is particularly notable for its character dining experiences, which are perfect for families seeking to enjoy Disney magic with their meal. The Grand Floridian Cafe is another choice for those who desire sophisticated American cooking in an airy, Victorian-themed setting.

  • 1900 Park Fare: Character dining with an enchanting buffet selection.
  • Grand Floridian Cafe: American cuisine in a Victorian-inspired atmosphere.

Each dining location at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa aims to provide an experience that goes beyond simply eating, focusing on creating unforgettable moments for every guest.


Amenities and Recreation

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World offers a variety of recreation options and premium amenities designed to cater to every guest’s well-being and leisure preferences. From its full-service spa to diverse water activities, the resort ensures visitors have ample opportunities for relaxation and entertainment.

Grand Floridian Spa and Health Club

The Grand Floridian Spa houses a range of services focused on mind and body rejuvenation. Guests can schedule massages, indulge in manicures, or receive stylish haircuts, each experience tailored to provide a pampering experience. The Health Club features modern equipment for a comprehensive workout and maintains an environment that enhances physical well-being.

Pools and Water Activities

The resort showcases several pools, each with its unique charm. The exquisite Beach Pool, boasts a waterslide and is coupled with a serene beach. For a quieter experience, the Courtyard Pool offers a more tranquil swimming option. For those interested in aquatic adventures, guests can explore the various watercraft options, or enjoy relaxed fishing excursions.

Resort Activities

The Grand Floridian caters to guests of all ages. Young visitors will be delighted by the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where fairy tale transformations take place. The resort offers convenient online check-in to expedite the arrival process. For business-minded guests, the Business Center is fully equipped to keep productivity flowing.

Those seeking leisure on the water can take advantage of the water taxi service, further enhancing the immersive experience at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Transportation Services

Guests at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa can travel with ease to various locations within the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to a well-organized transportation network. Offering a mix of classic and modern conveyances, from the iconic Monorail to an extensive bus system, these services connect guests to parks and other attractions.

Monorail and Watercraft Access

Monorail: The Walt Disney World Monorail System serves as a fast and efficient transportation method directly connecting guests at the Grand Floridian to Magic Kingdom Park and, with a transfer at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC), to Epcot. The Resort Monorail loop includes stops at the following locations:

Water Taxi: For a scenic route, water taxis provide service across the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. These watercraft offer transportation from the Grand Floridian to Magic Kingdom Park and select resorts nearby.

Motorcoach and Bus Service

Motorcoach (Bus service): Buses from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa provide connections to all other theme parks—Disney’s Hollywood StudiosDisney’s Animal Kingdom Park—and the Disney Springs Area, ensuring guests have a reliable and convenient way to reach their destinations. These buses operate continuously throughout the day with arrivals typically every 20 minutes.

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Direct bus service is available.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park: Guests can use the bus service for direct access.
  • Disney Springs Area: Buses run continuously to this shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.

In addition to theme parks, buses also connect guests to the water parks and other resorts, broadening the range of accessible Disney experiences.

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Guest Services

At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, guest service is a highly integrated system designed to provide an effortless and personalized experience, from front desk interactions to innovative online resources.

Front Desk and Online Services

The Front Desk serves as the cornerstone of Guest Services at the Grand Floridian, offering assistance with everything from check-in to addressing guests’ needs throughout their stay. For added convenience, Online Check-in is available through the My Disney Experience App, allowing guests to manage their vacation details on their iPad, iPhone, or Android devices. The Grand Floridian also provides Disney Signature Services for guests who desire a more upscale, personalized concierge experience.

  • Concierge Service: Includes personalized vacation planning, priority reservations, and more.
  • Housekeeping Service: Daily maintenance ensuring guest rooms are clean and welcoming.
  • Designated Smoking Areas: Clearly marked for guest convenience, adhering to the resort’s non-smoking policy.

Disney Genie Service+ and Lightning Lane

Disney Genie Service+ is a complimentary tool available within the My Disney Experience App that enhances guests’ visit by offering tailored recommendations and itinerary updates. For those who wish to maximize their time at the parks, Lightning Lane offers expedited access to attractions. Guests can purchase Lightning Lane entries separately, which usually allows one to bypass the regular queue.

  • Disney Genie Service: Personalized itinerary planning with real-time updates and tips.
  • Lightning Lane Entry: Paid access to skip the lines at select attractions.

Guests can effortlessly unwind knowing that the Grand Floridian’s Guest Services are designed to make their Disney vacation as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Entertainment and Events

At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of entertainment options and seasonal events that enhance their stay at this luxurious resort.

The Resort is a prime viewing spot for evening fireworks that light up the sky above Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. Guests can enjoy this magical display from the comfort of the resort’s beaches or even from some of the rooms and restaurants offering a view of the fireworks.

Seasonal Events:

  • Easter: An annual Easter egg display showcases edible works of art in the lobby, featuring eggs up to 20 inches tall.
  • Christmas: During the holiday season, the resort is known for its impressive life-size gingerbread house.

Daily Entertainment:

  • Live orchestra performances grace the lobby with classical and contemporary tunes.
  • Character dining experiences provide joyful interactions for guests of all ages.

Relaxation & Leisure:

  • In between park visits, guests can rejuvenate at the full-service Grand Floridian Spa, offering massages and other treatments.
  • Peaceful moments can be savored by the resort’s pools or on the white-sand shores.

Throughout the year, the resort also provides various tours and activities for an in-depth exploration of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Hotels Rates at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the premium hotel at The World Disney World Resort and all this luxury does not come cheap.  Hotel rates vary based on the room type and time of year. 

Rates for 2024   6/15/24 9/15/24 12/15/24
Resort View Room   $821.00 $779.00 $1,185.00
Water View Room   $840.00


Theme Park View Room   $991.00 $990.00


Discounts are available for Annual Passholders as well as certain club memberships (AAA, Costco, etc.).  There are no resort fees at Disney’s Grand Floridian but there is a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax on rates for each of these hotels.   

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Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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