Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Photo Tour And My Thoughts

Photo Credit: Marc Lorenzo

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Photo Tour And My Thoughts

I have read many reviews on Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and I’ve heard that it is a wonderful place to stay for many reasons, one of the biggest is that it’s right on the monorail line. I have to be honest though, I have never been able to wrap my head around the rates there until now.

I recently had the opportunity to stay there, along with my husband and our 2 kids, ages 9 and 13, during the Social Media Moms Celebration. I must say that from the moment we checked in, we were all in awe of the amazingness that IS the Grand Floridian. It is a completely different feeling walking in there to check in as opposed to walking in for a dining reservation. Just look at how beautiful their check-in folders are!

We were given a room that was in between the main building and the convention center in the “Sago Cay” building. Our room wasn’t going to be ready for a while, but that was fine because we’d left all of our things in the car. One thing about parking at the Grand Floridian is that it’s a pretty good distance away. We were discussing how we’d get all of our things from the car when a Cast Member from Bell Services heard us and came over to say that they would be more than happy to take us to our car in one of their “golf carts” so we wouldn’t have to carry it all! How cool is that? We didn’t even have to ask!

Anyhoo, when we got the message that our room was ready, we were pretty excited! Well, let me re-phrase that just a little, I was EXTREMELY excited! I snapped a few shots of the beautiful details in our room the minute we walked in.

Gorgeous already right? That is some beautiful marble! Isn’t that flower on the top of the white porcelain tissue dispenser just beautiful? I love the little things, what can I say? Even the toilet paper wrap had a gold-colored logo on it!

We walked around the corner and there was this HUGE hidden Mickey on one of the beds. Just look at how thick those towels are!

I have to tell you, I never appreciated the towels at Disney’s Deluxe Resorts so much until I went from staying in a Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villa to the All Star Sports Resort. Wow.

This picture was on the wall, and I LOVE it! I would hang it right in my living room if given the opportunity. For real.

And this mirror would go beautifully in my bedroom!

Ok, I know shared our view with you already, but I must show you again because it was simply amazing.

A Room With A View!

Each night when we came back to our room, we had a “Kiss Goodnight” on our bed which consisted of a cute little card and a special Grand Floridian chocolate.

I have always adored the attention to detail at Walt Disney World and I found that the Grand Floridian is no exception. I spent more time in our room this time than I ever have before because it was so magical and beautiful with the monorail gliding by and hearing the whistle from the WDW Railroad…..ahhhh….until next time.

Disclosure: I paid to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for my registration fee, I received deeply discounted rates on hotel, park tickets, events, meals, and swag. I am not required nor was I asked to write about the events by Disney or any other party affiliated with the event. Thoughts are 100% my own.

Comments

  1. I am so in love with this hotel. Hubby, roomie and I have decided that we’ve saving our pennies and adding on DVC there if the rumors are true.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am as well, Kristen! I never imagined that it would have that effect on me! I didn’t even want to go to the parks during free time, I just wanted to hang out in the room and look through our pics and stuff! That would be awesome if the DVC rumors are true!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    So fun to see that we were not the only ones that took photos of everything before we moved into our room. The Grand Floridian is an amazing location, resort, and more. We adored it during our time there. Oh and we felt the pain as we switch to mini towels at Pop Century after DisneySMMoms ;)

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m not really sure how I will ever vacation at WDW without staying at the Grand Floridian! It was just so luxurious! One of my favorite things was the solid sheet of lace across our sliding glass door…I would crack the window so I could here the monorail and the whistle of the WDW Railroad and the lace would blow a little in the breeze! <3

      It's really hard to go from a deluxe down to a value. So hard. I recommend doing it the other way around!

      • Anonymous says:

        If I can go to WDW, I can work with any of their resorts. Last year we went before DisneySMMom. We went from Pop to Poly and a nice step up. With that said, I still love the atmosphere and fun of Pop Century. The smaller beds, towels, and pillows were the items I had a hard time stepping down to – not the room size which is funny.

        • Anonymous says:

          OMGosh! Same here! We always travel with our own pillows because we [apparently] are pillow snobs! LOL! But the towels and bed sizes…really big deal! Don’t really care about room size either! LOL! That’s so funny! We’re twins!

      • Anonymous says:

        If I can go to WDW, I can work with any of their resorts. Last year we went before DisneySMMom. We went from Pop to Poly and a nice step up. With that said, I still love the atmosphere and fun of Pop Century. The smaller beds, towels, and pillows were the items I had a hard time stepping down to – not the room size which is funny.

      • Anonymous says:

        If I can go to WDW, I can work with any of their resorts. Last year we went before DisneySMMom. We went from Pop to Poly and a nice step up. With that said, I still love the atmosphere and fun of Pop Century. The smaller beds, towels, and pillows were the items I had a hard time stepping down to – not the room size which is funny.

      • Anonymous says:

        If I can go to WDW, I can work with any of their resorts. Last year we went before DisneySMMom. We went from Pop to Poly and a nice step up. With that said, I still love the atmosphere and fun of Pop Century. The smaller beds, towels, and pillows were the items I had a hard time stepping down to – not the room size which is funny.

  3. Lynn (lynnsc08) says:

    The room looks amazing. All these reviews are making me look at the resort in a different light. I’d seen it as a stuffy, “fancy” resort where my family would never fit it (I pictured my screaming boys running through the lobby) but I’m starting to think of the GF as comfy and cozy and less stuffy.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve wondered that myself before we stayed there but it was anything but stuffy! It was amazing! In fact, Gasparillas had video games and all sorts of things to occupy older kids as well as younger ones! It was unbelievable. We got a sheet of activities that were available for kids when we checked in. So cool! I want to go back. NOW.

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