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Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Ranked #57 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 March 2012

We just got back from a three night stay at the Yacht Club and couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience. I've stayed at several of the Disney properties, from value to deluxe, and have always had a positive experience. However, there is something so wonderful about staying at one of the deluxe resorts that completely spoils you. The best part of the Yacht Club is the location. Located on Crescent Lake you get the perk of being right next door to Epcot and across the water from the Boardwalk. There is so much to do just within walking distance that you never have to leave the area if you don't want to. You get to enjoy all the resorts in the Epcot area for the price of one.

The Yacht Club is a beautiful resort and is much quieter than it's sister resort the Beach Club. If you're not traveling with children, I'd recommend the Yacht Club over the Beach Club and Boardwalk which definitely cater more to families. From the minute we got off the bus we were greeted and escorted straight to the registration desk. The hotel is just gorgeous, smells like a dream, and our room was spacious and had a lovely view of the quiet pool. The main pool, Stormalong Bay, is enormous although it's not my favorite pool on Disney property. I feel like there are too many shallow areas and even in the middle of the day that pool is always packed. We actually preferred just sitting on the beach.

What else is great is that you can walk to Epcot in five minutes and you get to go through the World Showcase entrance which is far less crowded than the main one. And if you don't feel like watching the fireworks with all the crowds at Epcot, you can catch them right from the hotel! Overall, you can't go wrong staying here. The service is incredible, the property is beautiful, and it's in the middle of some of the best Disney has to offer. It definitely has a more adult feel which was nice but still was just as whimsical and charming as the other resorts.

Room Tip: We faced the quiet pool which was lovely. If you want a water view I would request a room that'...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

This was my third stay in Disney's Yacht Club and my first say at the club level on the 5th floor. Earl and I needed a break after a difficult Dec - Jan during which time Earl's father passed away after weeks of intense illness. We opted for Disney World because of the ability to relax or be active - do nothing or walk around and ride 'til you drop. The Yacht Club was a great choice - a little more on the adult side theme wise, luxurious, and walking distance to 2 theme parks. I had stayed in Yacht Club rooms already and the Club level rooms were identical to the rooms that I had stayed in on former visits. No surprises there. The rooms are spacious with 2 queen size beds, a sofa, desk, double sink and separate toilet / tub.The rooms are bright with lots of white furniture and a large flat screen TV. Free wifi internet works easily and is quite fast. The air conditioning is excellent and quiet. Maid service in club level can be requested for a specific time that is convenient for you. The rooms are, of course, immaculately clean.

There is a lounge available at club level that offers a decent continental breakfast. Typically you have all the usual beverages (coffee, tea juices, milk) some pastries, hard boiled eggs, homemade oatmeal and fresh fruit. This is available from 7-10:30 am. Then snacks are available from 12-4 pm. Hors d'oeuvres are available from 5-7 pm and desserts are from 8-10 pm. From 5 - 7 you also have some beer wine and drinks available. From 8-10 there are some liqueurs available. Offerings are substantial, fresh and plentiful. Most hors d'oeuvres include a seafood item such as lobster, scallops or shrimp. Very delicious!!

This is perhaps my very favourite hotel in all of WDW for convenience. If you go out the front it is a very short walk to the single bus stop which is covered and has some seating. This is the first stop for buses going from the yacht and beach club to any theme park except Epcot or the studios. Alternatively, if you go out the back door you are directly in line for the dock for the boats to Epcot and Studios. Very quick and easy. Note: The boat dock is often a quiet place to watch the higher fireworks from Illuminations (if you want to watch from outside).

Stormalong bay is right next door and is a great pool with a lovely setting and a water slide. The main entrance seems to be closer to the Beach Club entrance. There may be another way in for Yacht \club guests, but we didn't look for one. It is only a short walk. You have to have a room key to enter because this pool is reserved for Y & B resort guests only.

This is a great place to stay if relaxing is the main point of your visit. The dining options surrounding the yc are bountiful. There are all the restaurants on the Boardwalk, at the Yacht and Beach Club and at the swan and Dolphin hotels. These restaurants alone are amazing ranging from great steakhouses, to Todd Englishes Blue, Fresh, to the fabulous Beaches and Cream soda shop and an all you can eat buffet at Cap May Cafe . Then, inside Epcot you have all the World Showcase restaurants awaiting. Dining options just don`t get much better than this

Bottom line, this is a great option for business, couples, or solo travellers. Families may find the Beach Club next door to be a little more relaxed, have easier access to the fabulous pool, shorter walk to Epcot and just overall have a more family friendly atmosphere. we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: if you have a water view ask for a view of illuminations. If you don`t get it though, don`t worry. T...
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I have stayed at a number of Disney properties over the years with over 30+ visits during my lifetime. After staying at others, I now stay exclusively at the Yacht Club. The three main draws for me are its location, pool facilities and decor.

The Yacht Club, Beach Club and Boardwalk all have access to the back of Epcot (the countries, right between France and England) through a walkway which is about a 1/4-1/2 mile long. As an adult traveler, it is nice to be able to shower up after the pool and simply stroll to dinner and drinks at one of the Epcot countries then stroll back after the Illuminations fireworks - no running to fight the crowd out to catch a bus. The Beach Club and Boardwalk are slightly closer to Epcot, but the Yacht Club makes up for the extra steps in other ways. These three hotels also share a boat that takes you to Hollywood Studios.

The Yacht and Beach club share a pool which is much bigger and sprawled out than all of the other pools I have seen on Disney property. On a hot day in the afternoon, it can be a challenge to find a lounge chair, or at least one in a spot of your liking. In that case, just find a chair to throw your clothes and hop in the water! Part of the pool (near Hurricane Hannah's grill) is deeper with a current and makes for nice floating and relaxed swimming. Since the water is deep, this area is quieter because there are less kids! The pool bar has Hurricane Reef Lager on tap, which I had never had before Disney, but discovered I love!

The Beach Club is very comparable to the Yacht Club in terms of rooms (same size and layout) and facilities (they share the pool, fitness center, restaurants etc). The Yacht Club lobby is a little more upscale and quiet; the beach club's is usually noisier and more hectic. The Beach Club may be better if traveling with younger children as it seems less formal. The Beach Club also has quick serve food - egg sandwiches and pastries for breakfast, sandwiches and gelato for lunch/snack - right in their gift shop, whereas the Yacht Club doesn't. We usually walk all the way there for breakfast or across the lake to the Boardwalk Bakery. That is one downside to the YC.

The rooms are nice and simple with clean white linens (other hotels have cheesy looking colorful bedspreads). A few times we have been put in rooms that were FAR FAR away from the lobby area. There are some rooms that overlook a swamp by the Swan/Dolphin hotels. The times when this happened to us, I called back from the room phone and asked to be switched to a different room and was usually accommodated (one time the new room was over the bus stop which wasn't ideal either, but better than a swamp!). Generally though, if you're not happy with your room and express that, Disney will work to make it better. If the cast member helping you is not actually helping (which has happened), just ask to speak to a manager- they always go above and beyond to fix anything you're not satisfied with.

Room Tip: You can see the Epcot Fireworks from your balcony if you have a water view room.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Liz C
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Very nice resort. Perfectly located on the boardwalk. Excellent service. Recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

My wife and I took our sons to Disney World last summer for their first time. Our stay at the Yacht Club could not have been any better. In addition to the room being exceptionally clean, we had a great view of the nightly Epcot fireworks display. The sand bottom pool is huge, and the water slide is fun for children and adults. My sons loved everything about the Yacht Club (game room, poolside activities, location, etc.). I know that all of the Disney Resorts are nice; however, after staying at the Yacht Club, I do not think we would stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

The Yacht club is an upscale hotel on Disney property with a nautical, yacht club feel. The accomodations are excellent, and the restaurants and service are very good. The pool area is awesome, so if you are traveling with kids, they will love this. In addition,it is walking distance to Epcot and the Boardwalk (or you can take the ferry).

A very nice hotel, but it is pricey.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Livetotravel
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

They have every amenity and then some.... Wonderfully comfy beds, well lit rooms...flat screen tv and tiny fridge...toliet/tub is a tad small but nothin we couldn't put up with! Best swimming pool (sandy beaches!!!!)

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Additional Information about Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Address: 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8407
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#21 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#48 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#52 Business Hotel in Orlando
#65 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $516 - $1,069 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Yacht Club Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 621
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delight in the formal grace of a grand New England-style yacht club at this lakeside hotel. Relax in the inviting elegance of a plush lobby replete with nautical touches, explore the whimsical Stormalong Bay and rent a variety of watercraft from Bayside Marina. Sharing many amenities with its pastel-toned sister, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Yacht Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney's Hollywood Studios. ... more   less 
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