34 photos that prove Disney World's most expensive hotel is worth the hype — even though it costs $900 a night
I spent a night at the most expensive hotel in Disney World, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
It had the largest standard room I've ever seen at Disney, and the resort amenities were plentiful.
There are two pool areas, a beach, and several restaurants on the property.
I booked a one-night stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the most expensive hotel at Disney World.
At the security booth, the employee asked to see my ID and confirmed our reservation before letting us in.
We were greeted by welcoming employees who shared fun facts about the resort.
There are antique cars sitting outside of the resort, which make for a great photo op.
There were so many details to take in inside the lobby.
The resort has a Victorian design, but there are plenty of Disney touches, too.
One of the coolest design elements is the beautiful hanging chandeliers.
There are also Disney characters on the floor throughout the resort.
The main lobby building had multiple shops that were selling Disney merchandise.
The second floor of the lobby had a spot where you could take photos with cool props, like Cinderella's glass slipper.
Also on the second floor, guests can find the Grand Floridian monorail station, which provides transportation to Magic Kingdom.
While checking in, we found a sign listing different activities available for guests, like outdoor movie nights.
I was also able to watch a pianist play Disney songs for guests in the lobby.
Employees offered to drive guests and their luggage to their rooms in club cars.
The resort is made up of several different buildings, and each one has its own mini lobby.
The lobby in the Boca Chica building was filled with "Mary Poppins"-inspired paintings and decor.
We stayed in a standard room with two queen beds that costs around $900 a night.
Our bathroom was filled with nice toiletries.
There were also complimentary slippers in the closet, which made for a great souvenir.
The room had many "Mary Poppins"-themed elements, including paintings, pillows, and lampshades.
It also had two TVs.
There was an extra living area where we could relax during the day.
The attached patio offered a picturesque view of the quiet pool.
Walking around the property, I found plenty of great spots for snapping photos.
There were a lot of amenities to check out, including a beach area stocked with games.
The Grand Floridian also has two pool areas.
The pool had beds where guests could relax and soak up the sun.
There are also cabanas that can be rented out for an additional charge.
Near the pool, there's an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed, kid-friendly aquatic area.
There's also a bar and grill where guests can order drinks and food to enjoy by the pool.
Guests at the pool can see the monorail pass by every couple of minutes.
Inside, guests can find refreshments at the resort's "Beauty and the Beast"-themed bar, Enchanted Rose.
The Grand Floridian Cafe on the first floor of the lobby building is also a great spot to grab breakfast.
At night, the Grand Floridian is also a great place to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks show.
Insider paid a media rate of $480 for this hotel stay. The full rate was about $900.
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