Dundee, Illinois Travel Agent
Staying at the Grand Floridian in Disney World
My favorite Disney Hotel? Grand Floridian hands down! Why you ask-I visit Disney at least once a year with my husband --no children. This resort lends itself to the gentile offerings that adults can enjoy. Of course there are children in the resort but they seem to be on their best behavior most of the time. So there is a sense of solitude in one of the happiest places on earth. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and wonderful linens. This allows a good nights sleep after a full day of visiting the parks. They have a turn down service at night that leaves you with a piece of chocolate on your pillow!
We stay in the club level which gives us another level of service from a concierge that takes care of reservations to food offerings with beverages through out the day. Even a little wine and appetizers before dinner and cordials and sweets before bed. It is so wonderful to wake up in the morning and before hitting the ground running you have a continental breakfast waiting for you (even with oatmeal). So no time wasted there! The spa at the Grand Floridian has wonderful services to sooth those aching muscles. A perfect balance for the luxury traveler. There are some wonderful dining experiences right at your door step. Narcoossee for seafood and American fair, Citricos for a Mediterranean menu and of course the Michelin star restaurant-Victoria and Albert's. There is the usual fast service venues and a wonderful bar. In the evening there is a jazz band that plays above the reception sitting area and when they are not playing how about a pianist playing all the Disney favorites. One of the best features is the location of the Grand Floridian-right on the monorail-next stop Magic Kingdom! Located on the man made lake in front of the Kingdom you have a front row seat to the nightly lighted water parade and a quick trip to your window or the dock area you will have a wonderful view of the nightly fireworks from the Magic Kingdom. There is a man made beach for sun bathers and a beautiful pool and whirlpool right in the middle. There are programs for children and time for adults to relax in an atmosphere that is second to none!