Picturesque Victorian architecture and sophisticated elegance shine in Disney’s most premium resort hotel inspired by the golden era of Palm Springs, Florida. This distinct resort hotel is comprised of tall white buildings with turrets, towers, and plenty of windows that are topped with red shingle roofs. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers premium service, lavishly manicured grounds sprinkled with rose bushes and spectacular views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and neighboring Magic Kingdom. The location can not be beat, with the Magic Kingdom only one Monorail stop away, and just a couple of stops from the Contemporary, the Polynesian, the Ticket and Transportation Center, and Epcot.
The main building is home to the Grand Lobby stretching five stories high where turn of the century decor is present in pristine whites and creams. Balconies display curling latticework and light shines down onto the gleaming marble tile floors from the abundant windows and glass domes. Over sized chandeliers and a faceted ceiling add luxurious details that make looking up more than worthwhile. Guest Services is located on the first floor along with lush plants and plenty of seating nooks to relax and enjoy the view.
Victorian charm extends into guest rooms with soft colors, ornate wallpaper accents, and marbled sink-tops. Wooden bed frames and furniture pieces in warm tones feature beautifully carved details. Rooms come with a variety of views including courtyards, marinas, pool areas, the Seven Seas Lagoon, or the Magic Kingdom park. Rooms are available with a variety of bed combinations that sleep anywhere up to 4 or 5 guests. Club Level rooms offer a variety of rooms sleeping 3 to 5 guests. One Bedroom Suites are available sleeping up to 6 guests, and Two Bedroom Suites are available sleeping up to 8 guests.
Dining choices are beyond numerous here with five Table Service dining restaurants, one Quick Service grill, two Lounges, two Pool Bars and 24 hour room service!
Table Service Dining:
- Cítricos – This modern fine dining restaurant is elegant and posh. A beautiful interior features light, bright colors, beautiful tile details, and an amazing display of windows. The menu features American Seafood and Mediterranean inspired dishes that are artfully prepared in an open kitchen and served on stunning white dishes. While no jacket and tie are required, there is a light dress code. Men are asked to wear a collared shirt with either khakis, dress shorts, jeans, or pants. Ladies are asked to dress comparably in capris, dresses, skirts, or dress pants.
- 1900 Park Fare – This charming restaurant will with the heart of adults and children alike with its decor featuring carved carousel horses. Start your day here with a buffet breakfast at the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast and meet some of your favorite characters such as Mary Poppins, Alice, The Mad Hatter, and Whinnie the Pooh. In the afternoon a Wonderland Tea Party is available to guests ages 4-12. Tea includes an abundance of activities such as crafts, story telling, and snacks! Or perhaps you want to spend an evening with royalty at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner. Joined by some of her royal friends, Cinderella and Prince Charming host an all-you-care-to-eat buffet with a variety of flavors from around the world.
- Narcoossee’s – Coastal living comes to life in this chic restaurant featuring a surf and turf menu. Over-sized windows wrap around Narcoosee’s to provide alluring views of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Ocean blues, warm woods, and pristine whites extend the sophisticated nautical theme inside. After dinner guests can adjourn to veranda with a cocktail to enjoy lakefront views of the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks.
- Grand Floridian Café – This casual dining spot is a great way to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast includes all of your favorites such as Mickey waffles and omlettes, as well as rich choices such as Lobster Eggs Benedict. Lunch offers selections such as sandwiches and soups, while dinner includes choices such as steak, chicken, pasta, and fish.
- Victoria & Albert’s – This restaurant is not only the best in Walt Disney World, it is also one of the best restaurants in the United States. Winner of the AAA Five Diamond award for the 14th year in a row (of which there are only 10 other U.S. restaurants to claim that honor), Victoria & Albert’s offers guests a truly amazing and intimate dining experience. The cuisine is imaginative, contemporary, using the finest ingredients. Artfully displayed dishes are served amidst a lavish, romantic Victorian setting complete with a harpist, stunning linens, and fresh flowers. An extraordinary wine list is available featuring wines from across the globe. For an extra special evening, guests may book the chef’s table right off the kitchen for a 10 evening lasting approximately 3 hours. Reservations are required and a dress code requires a jacket for men.
- Gasparilla Island Grill – Everyone’s needs are sure to be met here. Open 24 hours a day with choices such as the Floridian Club Sandwich, Chicken Breast Nuggets, Reuben Hot Dog, and Create Your Own Salads. Sweet treats and limited alcoholic beverages are available to guests 21 years or older.
- Beaches Pool Bar & Grill – This is the spot to hit when hunger strikes poolside. A selection of alcoholic beverages such as wine, beers, and specialty cocktails are available as well as plenty of non-alcoholic choices. Snacks and poolside service are also available. Sandwiches, burgers, and sweet treats are among the choices.
- Courtyard Pool Bar – Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages as well as snacks are served at this fun spot. Cool off and fill up here with a sandwich, burger, or artisan flatbread.
- Cítricos Lounge – This intimate spot offers a pleasing international wine list, cocktails, and a light menu.
- Mizner’s Lounge – Take a step back in time with a visit to this bar located on the second floor. Live jazz music is perfectly paired with classic cocktails and premium liquors as well as a wine list. A wonderful spot for a nightcap.
Swimming is a real treat at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa with two pools to choose from. Beach Pool evokes the feeling of being in a natural springs setting with picturesque views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, waterfalls and a zero-depth entrance. Zoom down the 181 foot long waterslide for an extra dose of fun! Young children will enjoy a nearby water area created just for them. Just off of the main building, the Courtyard Pool makes also makes a splash. Enjoy the whirlpool spa for an extra relaxation. Both pools have a Pool Bar offering beverages and snacks.
For the ultimate indulgence visit Senses, the Grand Floridian’s Spa. In addition to a topnotch fitness center, a rejuvenating spa offers a variety of treatments and packages. Massages, facials, nail treatments, wraps, and scrubs are just a few of the tempting options available.