Grand Floridian Hotel

Grand Floridian Hotel

The Grand Floridian Hotel is one of our top recommended hotels at Walt Disney World!

If you love the Magic Kingdom theme park this is the hotel for you! The Grand Floridian Hotel is as close as you can get to Magic Kingdom without sleeping in the castle. It sits lakefront with access to some great beach area and monorail access to Magic Kingdom & EPCOT. For it’s location and amazing service and amenities we’ve rated it 5 out of 5 stars.

Location: Magic Kingdom area


Revel in Victorian-style splendor and enjoy the comforts of home at this elegant Disney Resort hotel. Stay in a stately deluxe studio or multi-bedroom villa. Indulge in a luxurious massage at the full-service spa. Unwind outdoors as evening fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop from Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.

Our Take

We can’t say enough about the convenience this hotel offers to Magic Kingdom. If there was one hotel that really represented Walt Disney World for elegance and luxury, this is it. Guests can enjoy some beachfront access, amazing pools, magical dining including the #2 restaurant in the U.S. and of course amazing views of Magic Kingdom.

Victoria and Albert’s is the #2 rated restaurant in the U.S. and is found right here at the Grand Floridian Hotel. Reservations are required and guests can expect to be served one of the best meals they’ve ever had. A dress code is strictly enforced, be sure to read more about it here. Take it from us, this place is amazing!

The pool features a 181 foot water slide and some great lounging areas. Be sure to check out the poolside dining and try a lava smoothie!

You can take the monorail from the Grand Floridian Hotel to Magic Kingdom. It comes every 5 minutes barring any delays and the first stop is Magic Kingdom park. The line also goes to the Contemporary Resort and the Polynesian Resort. Both hotels offer some great dining experiences for you to enjoy! The third stop on this line is the Ticket and Transportation station which is where you can get off and and switch to the monorail that takes you to EPCOT. The whole thing will take about 20 minutes.

The Garden View Tea Room is the only place you can enjoy a full-fledged tea experience at Walt Disney World. Make a reservation and bring your friends or even your little princess to enjoy a traditional tea experience in the Garden View Tea Room.

Grand Floridian Hotel


  • As close to Magic Kingdom as you can get!
  • Monorail access to Magic Kingdom & EPCOT.
  • Great views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom fireworks at night.
  • Ferry boat and a walking path is also available to get you to Magic Kingdom.


  • It’s not super close to any of the other theme parks.
  • This means more busing around.
  • Pricey. Maybe one of the most expensive hotels at Walt Disney World.

Discounts and Savings

We recommend Park Savers for the best price on this hotel. They can offer pricing that no one else can! And it’s backed by their low price guarantee so you don’t have to worry about price once you’ve booked. They’ll match any price you can find for the Grand Floridian Hotel*.

More Hotels

There are several other hotels located in the Magic Kingdom area including the Polynesian Resort, Contemporary Resort, and Wilderness Lodge.

*Subject to terms and conditions. Visit Park Savers for more details and how to book.