The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
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What it is
Everything you could covet in a Floridian resort, with 582 rooms, 11 restaurants, a 40,000-square-foot-spa and boundless recreation—all under one gorgeous roof.
What it isn't
Impersonal. Despite the resort's size, warm, doting staff await to help you live your best vacation life.
What we think
The word magic gets tossed around a lot in Orlando, to the point of exhaustion. But when it comes to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, it’s more than warranted. The resort has all the cinematic wows of a Disney movie, but it’s real, from the eco-tours by kayak on area waterways to the royal-worthy spa treatments that include just-picked citrus and honey from the resort’s own hives. Even “basic” rooms are fitted out for visiting dignitaries, with their feather beds, marble-lined baths and sky-high upholstered headboards. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find your golf-loving spouse—there’s an 18-hole Greg Norman course on-site.
You're here because
Even in the ultimate kid-friendly town, The Ritz-Carlton pulls out all the stops for tots, with a Ritz Kids program and even in-room camping, complete with a tent and s’mores.
You didn’t know the hotel maintains its own gardens and chicken coops, but it’s clear as soon as you bite into your kale salad with Florida cheddar and housemade bacon: there’s nothing fresher than this. When you sip your Key Lime Apple Cider from St. Petersburg’s 3 Daughters Brewing, you think you may just move here. Your tastebuds are permanently spoiled.
Restaurants & Bars
Norman's - Latin, Caribbean, Asian fusion
Bleu - Bar food poolside
Fairways Pub - Pub food
Primo - Contemporary Italian
Citron - American Brasserie
Sushi Bar - Japanese
Café Bodega - Grab and go
Highball & Harvest - Southern-inspired cuisine
Vitale, Spa Café – Healthy cuisine
First Drop – Lobby café
Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen – Farm-inspired comfort food
Quench Bar & Grill - JW Lazy River Poolside cuisine
The Lobby Lounge
Variety of Ritz Kids options including Eco Fun programs, Fish feeding, and in-room camping.
Disney's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Island of Adventure
JW Lazy River Pool
AquaCourse 360 – opening Oct 2018
A mere 14-minute drive from Orlando International Airport, just 13 minutes from Walt Disney World, and 16 minutes from Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.