The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

A sophisticated stay in Orlando
Tucked inside Grande Lakes, a 500-acre luxury destination in the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has much to offer, including championship golf, a Four-Star spa and a celebrity-chef-helmed restaurant. But one of the most enjoyable spots at this Four-Star hotel is The Lobby Lounge, regally decorated in Ritz-Carlton fashion. During the day, you can enjoy the sweeping view of the property's pool and manmade lake with expertly crafted cocktails and rub shoulders with the many business travelers who come to the luxury resort for conferences.

When you want to get out and about, the Orlando hotel provides a small network of trails for walking and biking and the opportunity to participate in scheduled fish feedings along the lakefront. But if you'd like to venture farther afield with your family, The Ritz-Carlton provides prime access to Disney World and other kid-friendly attractions, with plenty of luxury to come back to when the day is done.

Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Hang along the shore of the property's namesake lakes, and you will likely be invited to a fish feeding by the resort staff, observe heron catching their lunch or watch kayakers glide by.
  • The Four-Star hotel's spa features separate, spacious areas for men and women to enjoy a steam, sauna and refreshing treatments, as well as a private pool and a spa cafe with smoothies, sandwiches and even cocktails.
  • The stately Lobby Lounge features a beautiful view of the property’s outdoor pool and offers an impressive list of classic and innovative cocktails using spirits like calvados and cognac.
  • Take a swing at the property's 18-hole golf course designed by British Open Champion Greg Norman.
  • Make a reservation at Knife & Spoon, the modern steakhouse fare from chef John Tesar. The Texas native is known for turning out juicy steaks.
Things to Know
  • Though the property is most certainly kid-friendly, large conferences are often held here in conjunction with the neighboring Grande Lakes JW Marriott. For vacation-goers, this can be a nice perk: plenty of space at the pool.
  • Though the Orlando hotel is only three miles from SeaWorld, it's not possible to walk or bike there because the property is along a highway.
  • No matter your travel purpose at the property, build in time to explore it and take advantage of the bocce and volleyball courts, pool with private cabanas and bonfires.
  • The property's fitness center is ultra-spacious, filled with cardio and strength-training machines, as well as space for several daily classes such as yoga, power cycle, boot camp or ab blaster.
The Rooms
  • The guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes are designed like a modern beach house. The pale yellow and turquoise colors are reminiscent of the sand and sea, with white curtains that have fun, wavy turquoise lines.
  • Rooms include a 65-inch flat-screen television and iPod dock, a safe, wireless Internet and plush robes and slippers.
  • Full marble bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, double vanities and are stocked with luxury Asprey amenities.
  • All rooms offer stunning views of either the gorgeously manicured gardens, the surrounding lakes, the golf course or the pool.

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Getting There
4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837
MCO (14-20 min)   MLB (1 h 5 min-1 h 25 min)  
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