Recently we were lucky enough to stay at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the Deluxe Monorail Resorts that is located right next to the Magic Kingdom. The Villas is Disney Vacation Clubs portion of the Grand Floridian. We are not Disney Vacation Club members, but we were able to rent points, allowing us to stay there.
About the The Villas at Grand Floridian
The Villas at The Grand Floridian are housed away from the main lobby. They can be found across from the Senses Spa and Fitness center. The lobby of The Villas is breathtakingly beautiful and can easily rival that of the Grand Floridian. Though on a smaller scale it has a comfortable seating area, a Nespresso coffee machine, (Yes, please. We drank a lot of coffee on this trip.) and a giant water fountain. Now I know you might be going, okay, what’s so great about a water fountain? Well, this one has the dancing penguins from Mary Poppins. That’s pretty over the top and magical to us.
While staying at The Villas you have access to the laundry for free. Movies are available for rent (free) from the help desk located in the lobby. This is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon in if anyone in your group needs a respite from the parks. Don’t forget to schedule some time to hang out at the pool that is currently being refurbished. It’s going to be a great time when it’s done.
No restaurants are available in the DVC building, though there is a soda and snack machine. Room service is available and of course there are many great dining options available at the Grand Floridian.
There are two view categories for the Villas at the Grand Floridian. A lake view and a standard view. The lake view will cost you more per night. The lake view is very nice but there is no guarantee that you will get a fireworks view. Personally we wouldn’t spend the money on a lake view again without the guarantee of seeing fireworks. That being said, if you are someone who enjoys using the balcony I would highly suggest spending the extra money. The sunrises are truly beautiful.
One thing to note is that The Villas at the Grand Floridian building is fairly removed from the Main Lobby. If you are driving it does have its own parking lot, which we really appreciated. It only takes five minutes to get from your room to the car. It’s also, about a five minute walk to the monorail station. A 15 minute walk to the quick service, Gasparilla Grill, and about a 20 minute walk to Captain Cookes. Captain Cookes is the Polynesian Resort quick service location. Continue reading “The Villas At The Grand Floridian Review”