The Grand Floridian Resort has some of the nicest rooms at Walt Disney World. This is Disney's flagship resort. There are 842 guest rooms and 25 suites available between the main hotel and the room buildings that make up this hotel.
The Grand Floridian is one of the most decorated hotels in the Orlando area. It regularly gets high marks from all of the major travel magazines. Luxury and elegance.
Guest at the Grand Floridian Resort stay in one of 6 buildings. You have the main resort which has several suites and guestrooms. Then there are the outer buildings which are named for islands off the coast of Florida. The outer buildings are - Boca Chica, Big Pine Key, Sugar Loaf Key, Conch Key and Sago Cay (Key and Cay are pronounced the same).
About the only difference in the rooms in each building is what you see out the windows.
Inside the rooms you'll find classic Disney elegance. Rooms on average are 440 square feet. They are decorated in Victorian style with light colors through out the room. Rooms are accessed through interior halls. There are elevators in each building.
Below is a list of the furnishings in the rooms:
Two queen size beds and a day bed or a king sized bed and a queen sleeper sofa
A flat panel TV (which shows mainly Disney owned stations)
One table and 2 chairs.
2 telephones with data ports for internet access (there is an extra charge for internet access and phone calls. Wireless internet is available for an additional charge.)
A nightstand between the full size beds.
An alarm clock
An in room wall safe
Bathroom with a shower tub, or a walk in shower in the handicapped rooms
There are some great views at the Grand Floridian Resort. The Views break down to Garden View which can mean a view of anything green, Lagoon View - you can see water and the Theme Park View - the Theme Park being the Magic Kingdom. Some of the different buildings have special views that are priced separately. You have the outer building vs the lodge and such. It gets confusing, but it boils down to the better the view the more you pay.
Things are spread out at this hotel. A lot of the restaurants and shops are located in the main building, not to mention the monorail, but there is a lot going on all over the resort. The Spa is located south of the main building.
Sticking out into Seven Seas Lagoon is Narcoosee's one of the hotels prime restaurants. The Wedding Chapel also juts out into the water. For those going to the Magic Kingdom, in one of the outer buildings, it might be faster to get on the launch at the boat dock then going all the way into the main building and catching the monorail.
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This is truly the nicest hotel at Walt Disney World. It's opulence will take you back to a time when things were more civilized and refined. I must say, that's not my cup of tea, but it is truly a beautiful hotel.
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