PHOTOS: We Stayed at Disney World’s Most Expensive Hotel

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the fanciest hotels in Walt Disney World (and is also one of the priciest!). It is one of the three resorts on the Monorail Loop and is within walking distance of Disney’s Magic Kingdom through the Grand Floridian Walkway.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Today, we’re taking you on a tour of a room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!

Resort Atmosphere

The Grand Floridian is a Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World on the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Hello, Monorail Lime!

This resort is full of tropical palm trees, stunning views, and lush greenery.

The balconies are pretty big!

There are two pools for you to enjoy, as well as several fine dining locations, such as Citricos, Narcoossee’s, Victoria & Albert’s, and a character dining location (the latter two are not currently open).

That signature red roof is a Grand Floridian icon!

Inside, there is a grand lobby and plenty of seating!

Disney’s Grand Floridian

The resort is full of elegant Victorian Era details and soft colors, as you can see here.

Victorian theming in lobby

After exploring the resort, we were ready to head up to our room!

Room Tour

The first thing we noticed when we walked into our room was a huge sliding glass door with a beautiful outside view.

View when you enter

As we entered, we passed a closet with plenty of hangers and extra pillows…

Standard-sized closet

…as well as the bathroom!

Bathroom

As a deluxe resort, you can expect plenty of complimentary H2O+ Beauty products, like this sea salt facial soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Complimentary facial soap

There are two sinks with plenty of counter space, as well as a large mirror perfect for getting ready in the morning!

Lots of counter space

In the main part of our room, there were two queen beds and a pull-out sofa bed.

Grand Floridian room

Our room had minimal decorations, but we did love this swan artwork on the wall!

Nice cozy bed

The bedside table had two large drawers, an alarm clock, and the resort phone!

Bedside table

The bedside table had one USB outlet and one regular outlet.

USB and regular outlet

The beds featured a simple tufted headboard and included plenty of soft pillows!

View of both beds

Across from the beds, we had a nice-sized television, lots of drawers for storage, and additional outlets for charging.

TV & sofa bed

The sofa bed was quite large, and instructions on how to set it up were provided on the counter under the TV. There was also a nice mirror above the sofa bed!

Pull-out sofa bed

There was also a small desk next to the balcony and a rolling table for additional table space! Can you spot that hidden Mickey on the desk chair?

Desk

As we’ve seen in other rooms since Walt Disney World reopened, there were notes on the enhanced cleaning measures being taken within each hotel room.

Enhanced cleaning

The view outside was so pretty!

View out our balcony!

Our balcony had plenty of extra space to stand, but there was also a table and chairs for people-watching!

Balcony

We could even see a little bit of the water from our balcony!

Such a pretty view!

Back inside, we had to take a moment to point out these teeny-tiny little hidden Mickey heads! It’s the little details that we seem to appreciate the most.

Hidden Mickey detail

Although there are lots of great dining options at the Grand Floridian Resort, some nights we just want to stay in! Luckily, there is a room service menu full of options!

Room service, anyone?

You can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the in-room dining menu, as well as drinks!

Who’s hungry?

Speaking of drinks, our room came with a Keurig machine and plenty of cups for a little morning caffeine before we hit the parks!

Keurig Machine

One particularly special detail you’ll find in the room? This stunning light fixture!

Pretty light

Our room was full of calming colors and subtle Disney details, but that balcony was the real star of the show! How can you not love that view?

Overall impression

We stayed in the Sugarloaf Key building and felt that the overall room was very nice! We really appreciated the little touches, like the chandelier in the front of the room. The size felt nice and spacious, and our building was pretty close to the main building! Keep in mind, the Grand Floridian is pricey, so it might be worth it for your family to either splurge on a fireworks view, or stay somewhere else to get the most for your money!

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Have you ever stayed at the Grand Floridian? Let us know in the comments!

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Disclosure: We were invited by Disney World to stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian for the night as part of a media event. This did not affect our reporting of the hotel — our opinions are our own.

 

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7 Replies to “PHOTOS: We Stayed at Disney World’s Most Expensive Hotel”

  1. I stayed there in April on my own…first trip since Husband died after long cancer battle. Originally booked elsewhere that resort was closed so Disney moved me and I didn’t pay Floridian prices. This had been our dream stay for years so I was thrilled….it was ok but was disappointed. No Park Faire for meals…no orchestra in lobby….a couple of problems with room….honestly? Glad I wasn’t paying for this. Kept wondering what the big deal is?

  2. While I like visiting the GF, the rooms are outdated as compared to the renovations recently made to the Yacht Club, Polynesian, soon the Contemporary, etc.

  3. Cute post, but the glory days of the Grand Floridian are behind it, unfortunately. With amenities cut, the elimination of the GF Orchestra, the destruction of Mizner’s (still waiting to hear what Beauty and the Beast has to do with “Old Florida”), and the continued closure of 1900 park Fair and Victoria and Alberts, it’s a shell of what it used to be. Not only that but the price keeps going up and up and up! I’m a DVC member, and this is my home resort, but saddened and angered that just about everything that sold me on becoming a member has been either eliminated or destroyed. The GF just isn’t that grand anymore, and not worth it.

  4. Two years in a row we took our grandchildren to the grand Floridian resort, paid for a room overlooking the seven seas lagoon, both times we had obstructed views, very disappointed, will not stay there again.

  5. My daughter and I have a special trip planned for December this year. We are splurging on a first class trip after a really challenging year. We will be at the Grand Floridian with Theme Park view in the main building. A special experience above our normal visit to the Caribbean Beach Resort.

  6. I stayed at the Grand Floridian the first year it opened in the 80s. The rooms were beautifully decorated in pastel colors and with Victorian style. Boy, what a let down! This room could be in any hotel in the world. No style, nothing, other than a couple of Mickey’s, say Disney. And this is $700 a night?