Is Club Level At Disney Grand Floridian Worth It?
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, located in the Magic Kingdom resort area is where Victorian charm meets Disney sophistication and magic. The grounds of the resort are absolutely beautiful with walkways and green grassy areas. The pools live up to Disney expectations as well. It’s just a quick boat ride across the Seven Seas Lagoon or monorail trip to get to the Magic Kingdom. While convenience to the park is important to me, I won’t lie to you, part of the fascination behind it for me is the Full House episode when they went to Disney.
Inside The Grand Floridian
The hotel definitely lives up to its name. Inside the Main Building, it’s very open with lots of plush seating throughout the center. The check-in and concierge desk is located over to the right. Looking up you can see all of the floors, rooms located on both sides. There’s the Grand Piano in the midst of the seating (which I’m sure you all remember from that Full House episode). There’s also a band that is located on the second floor that plays tunes in the evening.
There are multiple buildings that are part of the Grand Floridian. We booked the Main Building and stayed club level. All of the buildings are nice and the rooms are similarly decorated, the main building though has that big open feel to it. We were able to stay Club Level, which means that you have access to a lounge offering a continental type breakfast, snacks, appetizers, and desserts during the day.
Upon our arrival, we were met out front and they took us up to the Club Level lounge and showed us around. We looked out the window and it looked like hurricane weather. It has been sprinkling when we walked in but this was a full blown storm! In true Florida fashion, twenty minutes later it was gone.
There are 2 queen size beds, and then a sofa-bed as well. The rooms were spacious and it didn’t feel like we were all crammed in. One of the beds had a “towel Mickey” that the kids loved!
The bathroom has a sauna light/timer that you can turn on. I had never seen one before, and I had no idea why the bathroom had a red light when we walked in. It was a cool feature though. The bathroom had a sauna/spa feel to it.
The sink area had your standard toiletries along with some Coppertone sunblock, softening foot rub, and a toothbrush.
We found some hidden Mickey’s in the room also!
We could see the pool area from our room which has a small balcony with chairs. The Alice in Wonderland kids pool/splash area is the kids’ favorite. There is a quiet pool located on the grounds as well as a pool beside the Alice area which includes a slide. The pool is a beach entry which is fun for little ones especially.
The slide was a big hit too. The only disadvantage to this slide from the one at the Boardwalk Inn Resort was that I had to walk up with them to the slide because the stairs are hidden behind rocks. Disney or not, for me they are still too young to wait back there alone in a line.
Club Level Lounge
I love the club level lounge. Especially with little kids, it means I can get them breakfast (yogurt, Mickey waffle, etc) grab a snack on the way to the park or coming back, and have a place outside the actual room to hang out in without having to be in the actual lobby. Not to mention there is a cooler with water and sodas available to you. Desserts at night are a plus also! I love them because they are bite size so if you want to try more than one it’s totally ok! The Club Level rooms are located from floors 3 to 6. We were on the 4thfloor where the lounge is located.
Some of the offerings at the lounge included:
Staying Club Level at the Grand Floridian a was an experience that was fun and nostalgic. My favorite club level though is definitely the Polynesian. Possibly because of the unlimited “Stitch” juice, also known as POG juice (Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava).
What’s your favorite Disney Resort?