• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 17, 2019

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

Critic Reviews

  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Jun 8, 2019
    Grand Hotel is the perfect summer escape for your DVR. [14/21 Jun 2019, p.102]
  2. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Jun 17, 2019
    Even when the characters feel flimsy — an inevitability with a show boasting such a long cast list — there’s enough zip in the story to keep “Grand Hotel” moving along at a clip that should make it an easy, breezy summer watch.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 17, 2019
    It’s all fluffy, sexy, mindless fun, the TV equivalent of a summer beach read.
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Amatangelo
    Jun 17, 2019
    Grand Hotel is the TV version of a juicy beach read or summer blockbuster. You might not be thinking about it five minutes after the episode airs but you will enjoy your stay.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 17, 2019
    Basically, Grand Hotel plays like a more straightforward, dumbed-down version of the hotel shenanigans in "Jane the Virgin," the truly grand CW dramedy that's heading into its final flurry of episodes. Or think of it as "Downton Abbey," with its upstairs/downstairs component involving the hotel staff and the family in charge, only if they fabricated excuses for both to be undressed as much as ABC standards allow whenever possible.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 14, 2019
    Neither slop, nor the obverse (a masterpiece), "Grand Hotel" resides squarely and benignly in the middle: A pleasant summer diversion with a good and absurdly telegenic cast .
  7. Reviewed by: Malcolm Venable
    Jun 14, 2019
    As it progresses, Grand Hotel seems confident to check a whole bunch of boxes — thriller, family drama, crime story, and workplace dramedy — yet eventually, the hodgepodge of styles gets distracting and the story overly melodramatic.
  8. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Jun 17, 2019
    ABC is traditionally the network of camp, which is why it's so disappointing that Grand Hotel proffers even its goofiest storylines with earnest, priggish timidity.
  9. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Jun 13, 2019
    The plot, adapted from Spanish series Gran Hotel, is predictable and the dialogue hacky. ... The show wastes its best actors–Bichir, Robinson, Adorno–in bland roles. Grand Hotel could’ve been a fun summer getaway. Instead, it’s a joyless slog.

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