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Grand Floridian Villas

The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Last updated: February 26, 2024

Overview

Consistently rated as one of Disney World's top 3 properties, the Grand Floridian villas combine the architectural charm of the main resort with much larger and very comfortable rooms.

Cost Range

$816 - $6,258

Lodging Area

Magic Kingdom

Category

Deluxe Villa

Transportation

Boat, Bus, Monorail, Walk

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 93 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: A

Pool: A-

Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court
Resort Strengths

Consistently rated as the best lodging option in Walt Disney World

Excellent dining options for adults

Large rooms

Very good on-site spa

Fantastic kids' Alice in Wonderland-themed splash area

Boat and monorail transportation to the Magic Kingdom, plus a pedestrian walkway

Diverse recreational options

Close to Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail Golf Courses

Resort Weaknesses

Public areas often blocked by wedding parties

Noise from Magic Kingdom, boat horns,and whistles

Bus transportation to DHS, Animal Kingdom, water parks, and Disney Springs is shared by the other monorail resorts

What Readers Are Saying About The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Grand Floridian's and Riviera's villas are the best for us as far as the sleeping situation. We would probably choose to stay at The Grand Floridian again above all the others.

F

Faith B

January 16, 2020

the perceived transportation advantage at the Grand Floridian Villas due to the monorail and boats is valid for Magic Kingdom, but EPCOT took longer to get to from the GF than at Saratoga Springs.

J

Jeremy S

March 5, 2016

Had 10 people in The Grand Villa at the Grand Floridian. Incredible!

B

Bill G

May 2, 2021

Rooms

These are large, well-appointed rooms. Even the sleeper sofa is comfortable, which says a lot about the thought that went into the room.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Pull-down twin bed for children
  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Starter supply of disposable kitchenware: paper plates, bowls, and cups; plastic forks, knives, and spoons
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Studio bathrooms have a separate toilet and shower area, allowing several people to get ready at the same time.

These are some of the nicest rooms on property. Most have vaulted living room ceilings and faux-wood balconies or porches. Those balconies stretch the entire width of the room, giving everyone enough space for a good view.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Room with King Bed and en-suite bathroom
  • Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Pull-down twin bed for children
  • Balcony or patio
  • Four chairs
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • In-room washer and dryer
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Full set of kitchen and cooking utensils, including flatware, pots, pans, plates and bowls.
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

The tiled shower in the master bath of these rooms looks like it could comfortably hold eight people, should the need arise. It haso has a rain showerhead mounted in the ceiling in addition to a wall-mounted faucet.

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio Fridge, Microwave, and Coffee Maker

Grand Floridian Villas Studio Fridge, Microwave, and Coffee Maker

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio

Grand Floridian Villas Studio Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Studio Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Studio Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Studio Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Studio 9524 View

Grand Floridian Villas Studio 9524 View

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Living Room

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Living Room

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Living Room

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Living Room

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Living Room

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Living Room

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa TV and Couch

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa TV and Couch

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Couch

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Couch

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Balcony

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Balcony

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Dining Area

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Dining Area

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Kitchen

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Master Bedroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1- and 2-Bedroom Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa Bathroom

Grand Floridian Villas 1-Bedroom 1116 View

Grand Floridian Villas 1-Bedroom 1116 View

Grand Floridian Villas 2-Bedroom 1606 View

Grand Floridian Villas 2-Bedroom 1606 View

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa 1401 View

Grand Floridian Villas Grand Villa 1401 View

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Dining

There's no on-site restaurant at the Villas, and excellent dining options are a short walk away in the main building. Room service is available.

1900 Park Fare A good choice for character dining, but too bright and loud for adults without children.

Cítricos Citricos's fanciful garden setting is inspired by the 2018 film Mary Poppins Returns. Disney describes the menu as "Mediterranean-inspired." Cítricos is one of the few restaurants where our rating differs significantly from readers. Our rating is much higher, and the difference might be whether the kitchen is able to deliver consistent quality night after night. Expect the menu to change often, and ask your server for their recommendations. If you can’t get a reservation at Victoria & Albert’s next door, this is the next best thing we’ve eaten.

Grand Floridian Cafe A quick place to grab a tasty bite in a pleasantly themed room.

Narcoossee's Narcoossee’s, an oft-forgotten Signature restaurant, outpaces its upscale competitors around Walt Disney World in delivering both impeccable service and outstanding food. You’ll certainly pay a hefty price for a meal here, but the fresh ingredients shine every time.

Victoria & Albert's Hunnel (a James Beard Award nominee) and his team prepare modern American cuisine with the best of the best from around the world. The main dining room and Queen Victoria’s Room are whisper-quiet, but the Chef’s Table is convivial and relaxed.

Gasparilla Island Grill The Grand Floridian's quick-service eatery serves up a variety of foods throughout the day. Hot feed is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and grab-and-go items are available until midnight.

Beaches Pool Bar & Grill Beaches Pool Bar and Grill is near the pool at the south end of the resort (the one with the water slide) and, yes, it is next to the beach. In a large, octagonal, pagoda-topped structure that blends in exactly with the rest of the Grand Floridian architecture, the bar is an appropriately formal, yet basically standard pool bar. What makes this a nice place for a drink is sitting either at one of the available tables or in one of the many pool or beach chairs. From these you can look out over Seven Seas Lagoon. The dozen or so tables located behind the bar on the lagoon side are the real prizes. From there, the resort and the new Disney Vacation Club Villa bookend a 180 degree view that includes the lagoon, the tops of Cinderella Castle and Space Mountain, the Contemporary Resort, and the Polynesian. The area around the pool bar is beautiful and peaceful despite the often rambunctious children in the pool. It also makes a great place to catch Happily Ever After or the Electrical Water Pageant.

Courtyard Pool Bar The Grand Floridian Resort is a classy place in every way. Unsurprisingly that classiness extends to its central pool area, where an elegant pool is bordered by lovely bar. The Courtyard pool bar is located in the main courtyard (hence the name), next to the largest, and quietest, pool at the Grand Floridian. While the view is not quite as nice as the Beaches Pool Bar (Grand Floridian buildings versus the beach and lagoon), there are generally far fewer children around this pool. If relative peace and quiet is more important to you, the Courtyard bar is the one for you.

Enchanted Rose

Sandy Cove

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Seasonal holiday cart in the Grand Floridian lobby selling gingerbread shingles and other sweets during the Christmas season.

Grand Floridian Private Dining

Refillable Mugs Allows guest self-service soft drink refills from quick-service locations in hotels (NOT in theme parks) for $21.99 for the length of stay.

Amenities

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2 Pools

The Grand Floridian Villas have excellent pool areas. The Beach Pool is large enough that ducks often mistake it for the nearby lagoon. It's also got a 181-foot water slide, waterfalls, and a zero-entry side for kids. The Courtyard Pool is a more quiet bathing experience. A nearby, Alice In Wonderland-themed play area for kids, is excellent.

Arcade

Arcadia Games arcade is in the Grand Floridian main building and features relatively recent video games of all kinds.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, weather-permitting, at the Sommerhouse

Fitness

The Grand Floridian Health Club has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM.

Spa

The Grand Floridian Spa is a full-service spa and salon. We think it's the best on property. Services include massages, body treatments, mani/pedi. and more.

Campfire Activities

Roast marshmallow around a campfire starting at 5:30 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on the Grand Floridian beach.

Boat Rentals

Motorized boats, and pontoon boats that seat up to 10 adults can be rented at the marina. Check with the marina for cost and operating hours.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Buy Individual Lightning Lane Early

Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

Monorail

Board the Walt Disney World Monorail on Floor 2 of the Grand Floridian's Main Building for convenient access to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and the Contemporary and Polynesian hotels.

Electrical Water Pageant

Performed at nightfall on the Seven Seas Lagoon, this show is a stunning electric-light show aboard small barges and set to nifty electronic music.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Disney-owned
Early Theme Park Entry
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Suites
Room Service
Wireless Internet
Fitness Center
Water Sports
Marina
Beach
Transportation to Parks
Club Level
Tennis
Biking
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Online Check-In
MagicBand
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Laundry
Lost and Found
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
Getting to Another Hotel from Grand Floridian Villas
Getting to Universal Orlando

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