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The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Information: Rooms, Pools, Dining, and More

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This Disney Deluxe Villa property opened in the fall of 2013. Readers have rated it the best Disney World resort for seven years in a row. If the Average designation for the Villas’ “would stay again” and “would recommend to a friend” survey results seems to contradict the high percentages, that’s because we receive relatively few surveys about this resort compared with others. Thus, the margin of error for the Villas’ survey results is slightly higher than for other properties. Put another way: We’re pretty sure that readers think the Villas are fantastic—we just don’t have enough surveys to prove it with math.

The Grand Floridian Villas share the amenities such as restaurants, transportation, recreation, pools, and shopping with the main Grand Floridian hotel next door. Check our Grand Floridian Resort and Spa page for more information.

Decorated in neutral tones, with mostly green and red accent colors, the rooms are the nicest at any DDV property. Most have vaulted living-room ceilings and faux-wood balconies or porches. Those balconies stretch the entire length of the room, giving everyone enough space for a good view.

Grand Floridian Villa details.

Studios have a kitchenette with minifridge, sink, and drip coffee maker, while the larger rooms have full kitchens. Those feature a stainless-steel oven range, with the dishwasher and refrigerator tucked behind white wood panels that match the glass-door cabinets. Other amenities in the full kitchens include a full-size drip coffee maker, a toaster, frying pans, and the usual set of plates, glasses, cups, and cutlery. Also in the kitchen are a banquette seat and a table with room for six.

Grand Floridian Villa kitchen.

The living room has a sofa that seats three comfortably; an upholstered chair and ottoman; a coffee table; and a large, flat-panel TV. The sofa converts into a bed that sleeps two; a cabinet below the TV hides a small pull-down bed. We’d use these beds for kids, not adults.

Studio rooms have a queen bed in addition to the folding options listed above. One-bedroom villas have a king bed along with the folding options; two-bedroom villas have a king bed in one room and two queen beds in the other, plus the folding options; the Grand Villa’s third bedroom has an additional two queen beds.

The one- and two-bedroom units and the Grand Villa bedrooms are outfitted with a large writing desk, a flat-panel TV with DVD player, two nightstands with convenient electric plugs, and a side chair. They also have large walk-in closets.

Bathrooms are large, with marble tile and flat-panel TVs built into the mirrors. Studio bathrooms have a separate toilet and shower area; in the one-bedroom configuration, a tub and dressing area sit adjacent to the bedroom. The bathroom and shower are connected by a pocket door, allowing two groups of people to get dressed at the same time. The tiled shower looks as if it could comfortably hold eight people should the need arise. It also has a rain showerhead mounted in the ceiling in addition to a wall-mounted faucet.

The villas have their own parking lot next to the building but no on-site dining. Within walking distance, however, are the restaurants of both the main Grand Floridian and the Polynesian Village, giving you a bit more variety than at other Magic Kingdom resorts. Room service is available from the Grand Floridian’s in-room dining menu. Rates are high, as you might expect, but renting DVC points helps in that regard.

Guests keeping a car at the hotel overnight will be charged $25 per day. (This fee is waived for DVC members staying on points.)

Thanks to Anthony Caselnova for Grand Floridan Villa room images.

Hotel Photos

Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Rooms 1X14, 1X16, and 1X18 face the Magic Kingdom and have views of Space Mountain and the castle; 1X14 has probably the best views of any room in all of the Villas. (X indicates a floor number.)

Even-numbered rooms 1X02–1X12 face west, toward the Polynesian Village and Seven Seas Lagoon, and afford a good view of the nightly water pageant as it floats by.

Rooms 1X15, 1X17, 1X19–1X22, 1X24, 1X26, and 1X28 face Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, the parking lot, the monorail, and landscaping. Oddnumbered rooms 1X03–1X13 and 1X25, 1X27, and 1X29 look out onto the pool facilities and landscaping.

South-facing rooms in Big Pine Key look out over the Seven Seas Lagoon, although mature trees and landscaping partially block those views from many upper-floor rooms. Rooms 9X41–9X47 may have views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
High staff-to-guest ratio Most expensive WDW resort
Can walk, boat, or monorail to the Magic Kingdom Public areas often blocked by wedding parties
Excellent dining options for adults Noise from Magic Kingdom, boat horns, and whistles
Very good on-site spa Bus transportation to DHS, Animal Kingdom, water parks, and Disney Springs is shared by the other monorail resorts
Large rooms with daybeds
Fantastic kids’ Alice in Wonderland-themed splash area
Diverse recreational options
Close to Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail Golf Courses

The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Dining

Commuting Times to the Parks
Park Boat Bus Monorail Walk Personal
Automobile
Magic Kingdom 20 min 8 min 17 min
EPCOT 29 min 18 min
Hollywood Studios 28 min 20 min
Animal Kingdom 28 min 18 min
Disney Springs 29 min 16 min
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