The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is ideally located to explore Orlando and enjoy a memorable stay. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is a top family vacation resort and a magic place for golf lovers.
"Nice, but pricey"
Not your typical Orlando tourist trap. This is a really nice property. It can be expensive, but you do get what you paid for. The positives - large rooms and baths, lots of resort amenities, outstanding restaurants and food and your typical RC excellent customer service. The negatives - the rooms are poorly soundproofed and you can easily hear the TV in the room next door. Hope for quiet neighbors. There are no outlets on or near the desk, which makes charging devices a hassle. And the restaurants' prices are quite expensive.
"Beautiful property, super comfy"
I’ve been coming to this property (off & on) for over 10 years for an annual educational business seminar. This year, I’m in the North tower. I love that the rooms have both a bathtub & a shower as well as two bathroom sinks. The bed is the most comfortable hotel bed I can ever remember sleeping on. The thermostat/room temperature is accurate & very comfortable. All the rooms have a balcony with a lovely view - pool, gold course, lake, etc. (no parking lot or freeway). The staff is incredibly professional, helpful & friendly. The lobby lounge has been renovated since last November - very modern & clean. The fitness center is exceptional, & though I didn’t visit the spa this year (I did last year), it, too, is wonderful. The spa pool is adult only (FANTASTIC) & beautiful. Our meetings don’t allow us to leave the property, but being on a property such as this isn’t a hardship!
"Staff and price are right on point, but not perfect for Disney adventures."
Pros: The staff made my stay most excellent. Top notch desk reception, bell service and housecleaning. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. If you just want to stay in Orlando and be close to Universal/Seaworld, it's tough to beat the price for the luxury accommodations. The pools are awesome, and if you're a runner like me, you're about 3 miles from the Shingle Creek trail system, which is awesome. You can also run around the golf course once it's dark. Food in the downstairs restaurant was a bit pricey, but top-notch. Cons: This only applies to those who are in Orlando to visit Disney. There are only a few shuttles per day (as opposed to more frequent ones at Disney-based locations), and none for late night trips, for example if you're going to the Disney Christmas party. So you might be forced to take a cab ($40+ each way) or Uber ($24 to $32 each way, depending on peak times). It's also 30 minutes from the Magic Kingdom, so if time is valuable to you from a monetary perspective, you'll want to stay closer, even if it means paying $100 more per night. Summary: If you don't care about high out of pocket expenses for traveling when you want to go to WDW, this has to be best hotel in Orlando for the money. Sure you can stay at the Grand Floridian, but it does not compare to the luxuriousness of this property.
"Wonderful Hotel and grounds"
Our family came to the hotel for a work conference. We were blown away. Food was wonderful and the hotel definitely catered to us and our family. They have wonderful programs for children and lots to do for adults. We will be back.
"Perfect weekend getaway"
Perfect spot to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary! We really loved the restaurants, bar, and the stunning view from the 14th floor! Thank you for the wonderful memories and we can’t wait to return soon!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM