I can't think of a negative thing to say of this hotel and that hasn't happened before. Obviously you are paying more to stay at a Ritz but you actually get what you pay for here. The service is exceptional with every staff worker saying hello and making sure your needs are met.
Restaurants have wonderful food and it's a short 5min walk over to the Marriott with more food options.
The Rooms are a very comfortably sized and the bathrooms very very large with separate shower, bath and separate toilet area. Also, all rooms have balconies and at the Marriott we were not guaranteed a balcony.
Pool is very and the Marriott had a beautiful lazy river, actually one of the best we've seen except for Discovery Coves's. Our kids are teenagers but I did see a lot of younger kids in a kids club and there is a game room as well. I saw that one of the restaurants at the Ritz also had a little buffet for kids with Spaghetti, chicken nuggets, etc.. and the bartender made the best martinis for us parents of course.
My husband had exceptional service at the spa and we do not really go to spas because we are usually so busy. The Spa either rated number 1 I think of spas at Ritz in the US and 3 in the world. (I may be off a number here but it was rated very very high if the spa thing is for you).
One thing that I would definitely recommend is the club level rooms, even if you have kids. We were not sure if we were going to do this and it bothered us up until the day we left if it was the right thing. IT WAS WORTH IT! We were a family of four and the club had food from 7am-11pm along with drinks:choc.milk, water, juice, tea,pop,wines and champagne along with the best coffee maker in the world! The staff there was very friendly and helpful, it also has a concierge for the club guests. The club level also has free vallet parking($25/day) and free internet every day.
We have been to Orlando several time and we would definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 500-acre nature inspired luxury resort is located 10 miles from Walt Disney World; 10 miles from Airport and 7 miles from Universal Orlando. Guests can enjoy on-site eco-tours, kayaking, fishing, tennis courts, championship golf course, award-winning spa with adult-only pool and dining by James Beard award-winning chefs. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Marriott, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com and Jetsetter so you can book your The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel Orlando
- Ritz Orlando