If you are looking for the most prestigious, upscale place to stay while also having a real “Home away from Home” feel, there is no where else to book other than the Disney Grand Floridian Villas. Not only do you live in pure luxury, surrounded by exquisite Victorian design and architecture but staying in one of the Villas at the Disney Grand Floridian gives you the best that Disney World Resorts have to offer. This is, of course, if your interested in staying at such an elegant location.
What is the Location of the Grand Floridian Villas?
As you enter the property you will see the large Grand Floridian & Spa in front of you with the long covered Monorail Station in front. Since you are staying at the Villas of the Grand Floridian, you will bear to the right and head down to the Red Roof Building that houses the 147 Deluxe Studios, 1 and 2 Bedroom Villas and also the 3 Bedroom Grand Villas.
The entryway to the Disney Vacation Club section of the property is not as Large as the Grand Main Lobby but it is as beautiful on a smaller scale. You will be greeted as you drive under the canopy to check in and walked to the main doors. If you need further assistance, a Disney Cast member is always happy to give you directions or even take the time to go with you to the Check-in counters. Similar to the Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village, the Grand Floridian Villas have their own separate building for check-in. This makes the process easier and more seamless as you get started on your vacation.
What a View
The views from the Villas are wonderful no matter which one you choose. Many of these units have an amazing view of the Beach and Lake while others overlook the large Pool. The higher floors give you the best views and each unit has a Patio or Balcony to enjoy any time of the day looking out over the rest of the Resort.
Layout and Amenities of the Disney Grand Floridian Villas:
No matter what level unit you get at the Grand Floridian Villas, expect quality and elegance. This is true, even with the least expensive Deluxe Studio rooms. You will be truly surprised when you enter the room and see the Elegant design and architecture. The hardwood floors in the entrance-way leads past the large bathroom with separate sink area and tub/shower unit making it easier for multiple guests to get ready for their daily adventures. The small kitchenette is a nice additional with counter-top and sink as well as a microwave and small refrigerator. As you enter the Living Space, look at the Tray Ceiling with incredible detail work done in the crown moldings. Everything in these rooms exude style and grace from the carpet to the walls and the ceilings. Each room has a Queen Bed with Victorian style headboard and furniture. The added Sleeper sofa and pull down bed give you enough space to sleep up to 5 people in each of these rooms. The rooms also come with a small balcony with just enough room for a couple of chairs and a small table.
1 Bedroom Villa
The Grand Floridian 1 Bedroom Villa gives over doubles the amount of space you get over the Deluxe Studio rooms having a full 844 square feet of space. These rooms are very large indeed with space for a full size, fully equipped kitchen, private bedroom and space to sleep 5. The kitchen is very large, having a lot of cabinet space and counters to prepare full meals if you would like. You also get all of the dishes, pots and pans, glasses and utensils you will need for you and your guests. A large kitchen table is located in this rooom with booth like seating around the back and a couple of chairs in the front. The living room is perfect for relaxing and entertaining and is converted into a sleeping area with sleeper sofa and a pull down bunk bed. The Master Bedroom is large as well with a King bed and additional seating. There is only one bathroom that is shared for all visitors but it is extremely nice and well thought out. A single long sink is placed in a room by itself with another small room beside it with the toilet. The old style, claw foot tub is a deep soaking tub with another sink in this room as well. This gives you additional space when everyone is getting ready in the morning. Conveniently located in the hallway outside of the bathroom is a stand up, washer and dryer unit. The Balcony on the back side of the Villa extends across the full length of the Living Room and Master Bedroom giving you ample space to enjoy the outdoors at any time.
2 Bedroom Villa
The 2 Bedroom Villas at the Grand Floridian in Disney World combine the living space of a Deluxe Studio and a 1 Bedroom Villa. This space is big and accommodates up to 9.
3 Bedroom Grand Villa
Are you ready to be impressed? Of course you are. The largest Villa at the Grand Floridian is the 3 Bedroom Grand Villa covering about 2800 square feet. Not only is it large but it is designed to astonish anyone walking through the front door. Pure elegance surrounds you from the time you walk in the Kitchen to the walk through the Living Room and all 3 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms. The 3 Bedroom Villa is all on one floor making it easy for everyone to get around without having to climb stairs.
The Kitchen continues to carry the Victorian style with white painted cabinets having glass doors on the top cabinets. A large island with plenty of additional counter space acts as an extra place to prepare food but also as a bar with 3 bar-stools. The rest of the kitchen has all of the modern conveniences with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and everything you can imagine to prepare full meals for your 12 guests.
The Living room is a significant space with a couple of sofa’s positioned in a way that they face each other for easy communication. A flat screen TV is mounted in a cabinet against the wall and behind one of the sofa’s is a large desk and chair to get some work done if needed. This room also acts as the Dining area and features a large 10 seat dining room table. Large chairs are also situated around the room to give you additional seating. The attention to the Victorian elegance throughout the Villa is evident with crown moldings in every room and white painted woodwork.
Each of the 2 additional bedrooms have 2 queen beds, a dresser with a TV mounted inside and a desk with chair. The bedrooms also have a private bath for each with a large sink sporting a TV in the mirror to watch your favorite shows when getting ready. The deep soaking Tub/Shower units are lined with white tile to give all of these rooms the old Victorian bathroom style you would expect.
Located on the other end of the Villa, you will find the large Master bedroom. This room has a King bed with a dresser and built in Flat Screen TV. At the end of the bed you will find a small Victorian style sofa to add to the style of the room. A desk is positioned in the corner as you head out to the balcony. The master bathroom is far different from all of the others in the Grand Villa from the size to the layout. Additional space is given with a long 2 sink vanity and the separate tub is jetted to give you that extra sense of relaxation when you need it. The toilet is in its own closed space. The walk in shower has a rain shower head and is completely enclosed with a marble floor and beautiful white tiles.
Just outside of the Master Bedroom is another cozy seating area with a wrap around sofa and TV. This makes it easy to find some space of your own and get away from everything else going on if you need it. The balcony spans across the entire back side of the Villa allowing everyone a space to enjoy watching people pass by.
That is the way I would wrap up the Villas at the Grand Floridian. They are very beautiful places to stay but on that note, maybe not the best kid-friendly location in Disney World.