We pulled up at the Grand Floridian entrance and told the security guard that we were checking in to concierge. We were getting married at Disney’s Fairytale Wedding Pavilion the following day and had splurged and booked three expensive nights in a concierge suite.
As we drove up to the front entrance and left the car to be valet parked a smart looking Cast Member approached us and welcomed us to the Resort. She escorted us to the elevators in the lobby, the ones with the sign “Royal Palm Club,” which most of us don’t normally get to use. Royal Palm Club is the name the Grand Floridian Resort give to their concierge club. Guests who stay there get exclusive access to the concierge lounge which has a variety of complimentary snacks and beverages on offer all day long, plus attentive concierge staff on hand to help with your every need.
On exiting the elevator we were greeted by a friendly gentleman who invited us to sit down at his desk. After completing the check-in formalities, the Cast Member looked up and with a smile on his face said “you’ve got the best room in Disney World!”
After a short wait for the room to be ready, which we passed by snacking on cookies in the concierge lounge, we were taken to the room. It’s one of the octagonal turret suites on the 5th floor, classed as a King Deluxe Turret Room.
Once the CM had left and we’d calmed down a bit we had a look around.
There was a large king size four-poster bed that you almost needed a ladder to climb onto!
A sitting area with armchair, sofa, coffee table & TV cabinet, along with a table and two chairs. A perfect place for eating breakfast from the concierge lounge!
There was also a desk and chair.
The closet hid a large mirror and the mini bar – overpriced as usual!
A good-sized dressing area with double sinks and closet which housed the safe (click photos to enlarge).
This led through to the bathroom, complete with large bathtub and shower.
Not forgetting the Disney touches, with a Mickey lamp and characters hidden in the wallpaper.
But the true awesome-ness of this room didn’t come from the big bed, or the sitting room, it came from the breathtaking views from the huge windows that wrapped around the room and allowed the light to come flooding in.
On the left was a view of the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle – perfect for watching Wishes the night before your wedding!
Hard to make out on this photo, but Epcot’s Spaceship Earth, and the Swan & Dolphin Resorts were visible across the Lagoon.
The Summerhouse and beach just below.
Round to the Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Fairytale Wedding Pavilion.
The Resort’s pool area.
And Disney’s Contemporary Resort peeking out above the buildings on the right.
Whilst it may not be the most fancy and elaborate suite at any of Walt Disney World’s Resorts, I truly believe it has the best view!