Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the most lavish and elegant of all Disney resorts. Guests looking to be pampered, with every whim catered, will appreciate the resort’s spectacular setting, paired with high style and luxury service. Resort architecture exhibits the beauty of old Victorian-style hotels, with gabled roofs and delicate lattice work capping a bone-colored building rising five stories. Victorian themes are carried throughout the interior design, from wicker loungers to capacious verandas, while on the outside, gingerbread trim, gabled rooftops, cupolas, and more complete the picture. The monorail depot resembles a Victorian-era train station and offers transportation to Epcot Center and the Magic Kingdom. The monolithic lobby rises the full five stories, creating a magnificent ambiance topped by stained-glass. The extravagant spa is the place to absorb the true vacation spirit with world-class treatments.
There is a vast array of standard, tower, and deluxe rooms (slightly larger and with a sitting area) within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa with options in the main and outer building. Rooms are typically 400 square feet and highlighted by 24-hour room service, full bathrooms with marble sinks, and turn-down service. Amenities such as high-speed Internet, TVs, and phone lines with voicemail are standard. The main building overlooks Seven Seas Lagoon and is adjacent to the Convention Center at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the site for all business and special events. To the northeast is the marina flanked by one resort wing on the north side and two on the south. South and southeast are two more wings and the resort’s summerhouse.
Grand Floridian Resort suites are essentially two conjoining rooms with a full and half bath, and a kitchenette with a wet bar by the second bath. Sleeping arrangements include one private bedroom with two queen beds and a private balcony with the pull-out sofa a part of the living room with an adjacent balcony.. A second suite option at the Grand Floridian Resort features extra square footage and a more spacious design, two full baths, and a private bedroom with two queens. The sitting room has a sofa bed and dining area. The extra space means the sacrifice of a balcony but the views from large windows are scenic.
The main pool is at the heart of the resort, centered between the outer buildings near the marina. The Beach Pool has an entryway with zero-depth creating ease and convenience for children and those with more limited movement. The waterslide is where all kids congregate. The pretty waterfall spills into the pool where guests can splash around or just enjoy the view and relaxing sounds. Soak away all worries during Disney vacations at the adjacent hot tub or head over to the Grand Floridian Resort courtyard where there is a smaller pool and a children’s pool.
Dining at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is exceptional with a dozen options covering everything from fine dining and casual fare to cafes and lounges. American and Mediterranean food are the most popular choices. There are spaces for tea parties and an arcade featuring hearty snacks. The resort’s waterfront restaurant is another favored choice, serving fresh seafood and the ultimate view of the Magic Kingdom and other Disney attractions. Moving on to the summerhouse, an alfresco experience is memorable, with an open-air environment where light food and a bevy of cocktails and special drinks are available. Pizza delivery is also available directly to all accommodations.