Disney's Beach Club Resort Review

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1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Orlando FL 32830
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Editor’s Review of Disney's Beach Club Resort

Deluxe Resort

Home to the coolest pool in all of Walt Disney World and swimming with activities for every member of the family, Disney's Beach Club Resort offers a relaxing waterfront getaway for families with a taste -- and a budget -- for luxury.

Modeled after the Stick Style cottages and resorts common at the turn of the century in Mid-Atlantic beachfront towns like Cape May, N.J., the 576-room, blue-and-white Deluxe Disney resort was designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern and debuted in 1990. Architectural details, such as exposed trusses, are complemented by decorative elements like wicker furniture and a seashell motif, and themed offerings like a
... more nightly New England Clambake, sand volleyball and campfire sing-a-longs on the beach transport visitors to the seashore year-round.

Sister to the somewhat formal Yacht Club Resort, and sharing facilities with that resort and Disney's Beach Club Villas (a Vacation Club property), the property is a short walk or boat ride from Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios and convenient to the vibrant nightlife scene at the neighboring BoardWalk Resort. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Sandy bottom, three-acre waterpark pool
  • Beach-themed character breakfast
  • Sandcastle Club for kids ages 3 to 12
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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chris8591
I honestly can not say one bad thing about Disney's Beach Club resort!! I have been a Disney fan for 22+ years and have went every year. I have stayed all over property and off of property and hands down the Beach club resort is ...
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kcottom
Disney Beach Club. . . The Best!
Reviewed on 05/17/2014
Been to Disney many times. We always stay at Disney properties. Contemporary, Animal Kingdom Lodge etc. The Beach Club was the BEST! Ideal location, walk to Epcot, ferry to Hollywood Studios. LOVE the pools. Great service. ...
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You know you're at a deluxe resort when the bed you're sleeping on -- as well as the fluffy duvets, waffle woven blankets and even the pillows -- are offered for sale in an exclusive in-room catalog.

At the top of the Walt Disney World lodging ladder in terms of luxury and design, 400-square-foot standard rooms at Disney's Beach Club Resort cradle guests in comfort, with plush mattresses, luxurious linens and upgraded amenities like alarm clocks with iPod docking stations, marble vanities with makeup mirrors (though bathrooms are surprisingly small) and extra bubbly shower gel by H20 Plus. Renovated in 2009 and scheduled for another refurbishment in 2014, rooms are classically furnished and feature sand- and surf-themed linens and accessories, with seashells, beach balls, boats and buoys found in wall coverings, accessories and accent pillows and special touches, like a classic character desk lamp and several Hidden Mickeys.

In addition to a desk/dining table with two chairs, a flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi service, each room features a wall-mounted hair dryer, a coffee maker and a dresser/cabinet housing a mini-fridge (bring a hair tie or a zip tie to secure, if you're traveling with little ones). Rollaway beds are available for a fee, and the resort will deliver complimentary Pack 'N Plays, bedrails or a microwave to your room upon request.

Standard rooms sleep up to five and come with a king bed, two double beds or two queen beds, and many contain a daybed or a sleeper chair, as well. Priority for daybed rooms is given to families of five and there is a $25 nightly surcharge for more than two adults in a room.

If you want to see water, plan to pay around $90 to $120 more per night for a lagoon or pool view standard room. For an extra $135 to $200 per night, you can upgrade to a deluxe (water view) Concierge Level room, which will gain you 25 percent more space, as well as plush robes, a DVD player with complimentary rentals and Concierge level privileges.

Besides four daily food and beverage presentations at the private Stone Harbor Club lounge, Concierge Level guests enjoy perks like personal onsite assistance and pre-trip itinerary planning service.

Parents who don't want to be prisoners of the dark after the kids crash for the night have a number of space-stretching options. If you have the extra cash, you can book connecting rooms or spring for a Concierge Level suite, which accommodates three to seven and has separate living and sleeping areas. Of course, you could always check-in to the Beach Club Villas next door -- these home-away-from-home Disney Vacation Club accommodations offer flexible room arrangements, plus some additional family-friendly features like a washer and dryer and a full kitchen.

If you're traveling with an infant and no additional children and want to stick with the standard room, you can gain some privacy by placing your child's crib in the bathroom vanity area, which is separated from the rest of the room by a dividing wall.

With regard to room location, proximity to elevators is key for families. Though a bit further from the Stormalong Bay recreation complex, rooms near the Tidal Pool are close to a less-used elevator bank and coin-operated laundry facility, and are convenient to lobby services.

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