Ratings based on 397 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Becky from IL
Nice hotel convenient to Disney bus & monorail.Posted Mar 5, 2014
Pros: The relaxing atmosphere & beauty.
Location: Of course, Disneyworld very handy!
A little disappointed in size of room given the cost, but the staff friendliness and comfort was first class!
for Familiesby Akhtar from Leicester, UK
Excellent hotel for exploring Disney parksPosted Mar 3, 2014
Pros: Location Staff Facilities
Cons: Better menu choice in in-house restaurants
Location: Best location for making the most of the disney experience. Good choice also for just relaxing and enjoying the Spa. Good golf courses nearby.
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and would recommend. Great welcome and check-in experience. The hotel is just across the lake from Magic Kingdom. You can either take the Ferry or the monorail to get there and it's a very short journey. There are also regular shuttles to the other parks. Therefore staying at this hotel saved us a lot of money as some other hotels charge for the shuttle. Also there is less flexibility with shuttles from other hotels as they insist on fixed time for return journey. During our stay, the hotel provided complimentary snacks throughout the day which were of high quality and saved a lot of expenditure on meals. The hotel location is very picturesque, has excellent facilities and is well maintained. The swimming pools looked great although we didn't get a chance to use them. The car parking is also free. The only thing we didn't think much of was the standard of food in the in-house restaurants at the hotel (also a bit on the expensive side). Overall we enjoyed our stay here and the complimentary food and transport provided by the hotel offset the cost of our stay significantly.
for Everyoneby John from Toms River, NJ
Excellent Hotel for ConviencePosted Feb 22, 2014
Pros: Convenience to most of Disney's Parks, plush Hotel ambiance, very nice pool's and hot tub! Great restaurants and nice stores in Hotel for shopping!
Cons: Furniture in room could have been more plush, television channels were very limited considering high expensive the room charge was per night!
Location: It was a great location close to Disney's Parks, major highways, shopping and restaurants!
My wife and I were both very pleased with the Grand Floridian Hotel in Disney World! Our room was in a great location of the Hotel with a beautiful view located on the water, saw the floating barge light show and fireworks from our balcony every night! Hotel Staff could not have been more friendly and were very accommodating! It was a very convenient location to most of Disney's Parks! The Monorail stopped right outside the Grand Floridian Hotel on the second floor! We had a great time in Disney with our Son, Daughter-in-Law and Grandson! Grand Floridan Hotel is a very plush Hotel and very pricey but, if you could afford it My wife and I would highly recommend staying here!
for Everyoneby Ted from Swansea, Ma
Grand Floridian is GrandPosted Feb 21, 2014
The hotel and service was exquisite. I had no interest in going back to Disney after over 15 years since the last time I had been there. Now, I can't wait to go back!
by A verified traveler
Not worth the money, go to Pop Century insteadPosted Feb 17, 2014
Pros: The exterior of the building is beautiful. Also, the staff are very helpful.
Cons: Reduce the cost, or improve the rooms to provide luxury. Take a lesson from some of the Asian hotels, typically Hilton.
We have stayed with our children in almost all Disney properties in Orlando over the past 15 years, so during a vacation with just my wife and myself, we decided to treat ourselves and spend an evening at the Disney Floridian Hotel, firstly dining at Victoria & Alberts, then spending a night in the hotel. We thought that, due to the price (£470 per night for a room), that we would have a luxurious room with a lot of great facilities.....but when we entered out appointed room, we were very much disappointed. The room was exactly the same as the Pop Century only with different wall paper and an iphone docking station/radio. The bathroom did have an additional sink, but nothing more. We made a complaint and were promptly given a new room (Building 9) overlooking the lagoon, but now we had a large King bed. All other facilities were the same....so no real improvement apart from the bed. What didnt realise that the lagoon transmits sound perfectly, so all through the day and night you could hear, very loudly, the steam train in the Magic Kingdom, with several horn blasts every 10 minutes. Also, the steam boats between the Polynesian hotel gave their horn blasts every 15 minutes. You could even hear Mickey and Minnie (seriously) from the park. The final straw came at 9:00pm, when a private outdoor function (I think a wedding) decided to play music...which at 10:00 was still playing. We left and stayed at Florida Hotel (£120), better luxury, better sleep. Sorry Disney, never again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Richmond, VA
Worth Every PennyPosted Feb 16, 2014
Pros: It truly felt like a resort. The cast members were professional and helpful. They were easy-going and eager to help with any requests.
Cons: Can't think of a thing!
Location: This resort may cost you extra $, but you will be paying for this with your time if you stay off Disney property.
My first experience with a Disney Resort. We traveled with a 3.5 year old. The convenience/perks/benefits of staying at a Disney Resort are many. The GF is only one Monorail stop to The Magic Kingdom. This allowed us to come back to the hotel easily for lunch or a nap. We were able to pre-schedule our Fast Passes. This takes a lot of hassle out of a park visit. Use MyDisneyExperience.com. It is easy and invaluable! Book meal reservations far in advance. The beauty and upkeep of the GF truly makes it feel like a resort. This was a splurge for us, but worth every penny. We didn't need a rental car (free Magical Express to/from the airport), we didn't need to venture far for food, pool, boating, movies, entertainment (the lobby is amazing), and there are at least 3 character dining events you can do in the GF. Plenty for kids to explore (waterslide, arcade, pin trading.) We booked a Standard Club Level room which included a continental breakfast, light snacks around dinner time (we actually used this for dinner several nights), and dessert later in the evening. ALL right in our building lobby! Alcohol, juices, coffee, and soda were included and most were available around the clock. This also included a concierge desk right in our building's lobby. I would recommend not spending extra for a view, but rather on the Club Level upgrade. The GF is so beautiful, you just need to walk a few steps if you want to see the lake, lagoon, or castle.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Honeymoon at the happiest place on earthPosted Feb 4, 2014
The hotel is so beautifully maintained and detailed. The staff are amazing! Everyone was so nice, so enthusiastic, and so courteous, that we didn't want to ever leave.
for Everyoneby maggie from illinois
starting to show its agePosted Jan 28, 2014
Pros: close to the Magic Kingdom attraction
Cons: since you only spend the lest amount of time in the room and mostly for sleeping, make the rooms more enjoyable.
There was no TV channel programs in the room. Had to go on the TV to see what the descriptions were and then they didn't match what was shown. The pictures in the room were all faded and very old. There were not enough drawers to lay out your clothes and had to keep them in our luggage, lived out of our luggage. The toilet bowls are the old round style, not the new modern elongated bowles.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 23, 2014
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Fun with the grandkidsPosted Jan 22, 2014
Beautiful hotel with staff that made you feel welcomed. Will definitely stay here the next trip to Disney.