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Photo Tour of a Standard Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

By Dave Shute

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Floor Plan Standard Room Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from yourfirstvisit.netOf the many room types at the Grand Floridian, the most common has two queens and a sofa that flips into a bed. (Click any of these photos to enlarge them.  They don’t get better–just bigger…)

Hallways at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from

As at all the deluxe resort standard rooms, the room opens from a hallway…

…and has closets on one side and the bath on the other.

One side of the closet has a safe, shoe rack, and spare bedding…

…and the other side has robes, the luggage rack and the ironing board. All Grand Floridian rooms have robes (in some of my stays here, they were on the beds) and turn-down service–not just the concierge rooms, as at other deluxes.

The bath is graceful–note the wood floor and overall color scheme…

Things to Prevent Balding at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from

…and comes with a collection of toiletries.

Note the wall covering. The main sleeping space in the room is painted, but this area and the entry has lightly figured wallpaper.

Bath Detail at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from

More wall covering, and the only “Disney” theming in the room–an Alice in Wonderland reference.

Here’s the toilet and tub/shower, in their own space…

Shower Curtain at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from

…and (from an earlier stay with the room layout reversed) the shower curtain, which picks up the same figuring and colors as the wallpaper in nearby spaces.

Back in the main area of the room, you’ll find two queens and a desk on one side.

The bed side from the back.

A closer view of one of the queen beds.

Between the two beds is this bedside table, more French Regency than Victorian, that reminds me of Madame Wardrobe from Beauty and the Beast. There’s powerpoints on top…

…as well as a couple of good-sized (for a bedside table) storage drawers, handy as the room is a bit short on dresser drawer space.

The final item on  this side of the room is this desk, with more powerpoints on top.

Underneath it is a table that rolls out, out-handy as a typing-height area for your laptop, or a dining or game-playing platform.

The other side of the room has a couch, and a dresser with a TV on top and mini-fridge inside.

The dresser with TV above.

The deeper center of the dresser holds the mini-fridge…

…and the narrowed wings hold narrow drawers, four on each side.

The overall design of the dresser is more interesting than would be a more rectangular design, but less useful, because of the drawer space lost to the mini-fridge. This makes the extra storage space in Madame Wardrobe between the beds that much more important.

On the positive side, there’s six surface power points on the dresser, three on each side, making a total of 10+ easily accessible charging places in the room.

Also on this side is a couch.

The couch flips over into a fifth sleeping spot. I measured the mattress as 6′ by 32″, with just an inch more clear between the arms for feetsies.  The cushion is 4″ deep, and I found it quite comfortable.

At the closet end of this side of the room you will find either a connecting door, or, if one is not present, this easy chair.

Balcony Curtain Detail Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from

At the other end of the room you’ll find the windows and either a balcony or patio. Here’s the outer and inner curtains…

View From My Room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from

…and here’s the view from one of my rooms–this one a first floor room at the end of Boca Chica, facing Narcoossees and the path to the boat dock.

Another of my rooms here had a theme park view, with off-center views of the evening fireworks at Magic Kingdom.

Patio at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from

Here’s a patio, from one of my stays here…

…and a balcony, from another.


This review continues here.





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1 Tracey { 09.27.15 at 3:03 pm }

Was your view a Garden View? What was the room number? Last time we were there, our view was of a staircase in Big Pine which I complained about and got switched to Conch Key. We are thinking of staying there again in December (currently at AKL).

2 Dave { 09.30.15 at 8:58 am }

Tracey I don’t entirely remember, sorry. I think it was a garden view room, first floor of Boca Chica, at the boat dock end.

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