Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Home to perhaps the best pool complex at Walt Disney World Resort, this is bound to be a sure-fire hit with the kids! There are over three acres of watery fun to get to grips with, featuring a waterslide and whirlpools galore. Classic surroundings recall the lazy days of summer along the Eastern Seaboard with deluxe accommodation and outstanding amenities the order of the modern day! Conveniently, Epcot and Disney's BoardWalk are within walking distance and, of course, you can easily explore all the other theme parks using the Walt Disney World Transportation System. Top restaurant is the Yachtsman Steakhouse bedecked with boating memorabilia, although younger members of the family will love the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children's Pool
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Epcot Resort area. Transfer time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

1,197 rooms on 5 floors in 2 buildings with 4 lifts. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Yacht Club and Beach Club Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and a day bed sleeping maximum 4 adults, 1 child aged 3-9 and 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Water or Pool View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Beach Club Water or Pool View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Garden View Club Level Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Beach Club Garden View Club Level Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Water View Club Level Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Beach Club Water View Club Level Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Standard View Club Level Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Beach Club Standard View Club Level Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Garden or Woods View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Beach Club Garden or Woods View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 king-size bed and a day bed (for children 3-9), or 2 queen-size beds, or 2 queen-size beds and a day bed (for children 3-9) plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers: Ale & Compass Restaurant (New England comfort food), Yachtsman Steakhouse (premium steaks and fresh seafood), The Market at Ale & Compass, Ale & Compass Lounge and Crew’s Cup Lounge. Disney's Beach Club Resort offers: Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar and Grill (pool bar), Cape May Café (character dining for breakfast; seafood dinner buffet), Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (American grill and ice cream shop), Martha’s Vineyard and Beach Club Marketplace.

Main pool featuring a waterslide, whirlpool and kids' pool. There is a quiet pool and whirlpool at each resort. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Tennis. Volleyball. Fishing*. Watercraft rentals*. Health club with spa services*. White sand beach.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Deluxe hotel?!

Jan 13, 2020 birds0416

Just returned from Disney Yacht Club Resort and can honestly say this hotel being categorized as a “deluxe” hotel is crazy! Upon checking in we were given our magic bands, my sister spent over 30 minutes with the cast member trying to activate each band, the guy had no clue what he was doing. First impression of hotel lobby....not impressed. We… Read more
Just returned from Disney Yacht Club Resort and can honestly say this hotel being categorized as a “deluxe” hotel is crazy! Upon checking in we were given our magic bands, my sister spent over 30 minutes with the cast member trying to activate each band, the guy had no clue what he was doing. First impression of hotel lobby....not impressed. We had standard room with 2 queen beds and pullout couch which we didn’t use. There are 2 parts to bathroom, when you first enter there are double sinks and vanity then through another door is toilet/shower/tub. Room with toilet & shower was very small. There was nothing special about room. I’ve stayed in much nicer rooms for quarter of the price. Our first night was horrible. Let me just say the walls in this “deluxe” hotel are paper thin. They took the cheap way out building this hotel and charge a ridiculous amount to stay because they know people will pay. We were kept up till 2am listening to the people in next room talking and laughing. I am not even exaggerating, it sounded like they were in our room. You can hear toilets flushing, people talking in hallway, very disappointing. We tried to call front desk about noise level first night but no answer. The amount of dirty food/beverage trays littering the hallways for days was also disappointing, why does it take days for someone to pickup? Called down to housekeeping and front desk one night for extra blanket and again couldn’t get anyone to answer phone. Didn’t use pool or other amenities so can’t comment on that but pool did look nice. Location to Epcot is only plus as it’s only few minute walk. Bus transportation to parks were long and overcrowded. We waited about 30 minutes to catch bus back from Animal Kingdom and about 25 minutes from hotel to Magic Kingdom. Overall we were not thrilled or impressed with this hotel and certainly doesn’t deserve to charge deluxe prices. I think in general Disney has gotten very greedy with the amount they charge for park tickets/hotels. The overcrowding of parks and wait times for rides even with fast pass is obnoxious and so is the amount they charge to get into each park considering how many rides you can actually get on. Disney isn’t the same magical place it used to be, I think they need to re-evaluate a lot of things and start focusing more on customer experience then how many people they can cram into a park. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disney magic!

Jan 5, 2020 R5444JUmichaelo Central City, Kentucky

Disney did it again! Took our first WDW trip without kids and they made our stay MAGICAL by upgrading our room to a beautiful water view of the lagoon and Boardwalk! The resort and grounds are gorgeous and the staff are accommodating and awesome! Located within easy walking distance to Boardwalk, Swan, Dolphin, Epcot and Hollywood studios with… Read more
Disney did it again! Took our first WDW trip without kids and they made our stay MAGICAL by upgrading our room to a beautiful water view of the lagoon and Boardwalk! The resort and grounds are gorgeous and the staff are accommodating and awesome! Located within easy walking distance to Boardwalk, Swan, Dolphin, Epcot and Hollywood studios with Friendship boat service to all. We enjoyed the scenic boat rides almost as much as the parks. Rooms were recently updated and are spacious compared to the value resorts. Cannot beat the location and the pool is awesome! Several great restaurants at the resort and nearby resorts. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Trip to my family's favorite destination

Dec 31, 2019 macfamm Phoenix, Arizona

We stayed at this hotel 2 weeks ago. We usually stay at the Boardwalk Inn we visit Disney World every couple of years usually for a week around Thanksgiving or Christmas. The rooms are nice the walls are very thin or the family next door was super loud felt like they were in our room every morning at 5 am when they would wake up. Elevaters were… Read more
We stayed at this hotel 2 weeks ago. We usually stay at the Boardwalk Inn we visit Disney World every couple of years usually for a week around Thanksgiving or Christmas. The rooms are nice the walls are very thin or the family next door was super loud felt like they were in our room every morning at 5 am when they would wake up. Elevaters were always full we had to wait thru 4 elevaters one morning they were all full. Stairs? we went on a hunt for them they were really far from our location. While we were there it was cold and rainy. Bus service to Disney Springs is not what it used to be or is it just this hotel? We waited for 40 min before we finally called an Uber. Then the next night we get down to the bus and my son forgot his glasses we asked the bus driver if he could wait he was walking out the entrance of the hotel we could all see him. He said nope shut the door and pulled away again we called an Uber after waiting for 30 min! Bus service slow.. we found this to be the case coming back from Animal Kingdom as well. We took the bus back to the boardwalk and walked over on a few occasions. The line was at least 2 busses to go back to the Yacht Club and we were in the back. We did not use any of the hotels amenities other then the small coffee shop/gift shop. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pretty solid choice

Dec 30, 2019 stevetY6212IW

Seems quite a bit nicer than the Swan or Dolphin next door. At a price premium though. Rooms are clean - double vanity separate from the shower and toilet - nice for 3 adults sharing. Beds are comfortable. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The pool that you share with the Beach Club is large but spread out and shallow. The whole area… Read more
Seems quite a bit nicer than the Swan or Dolphin next door. At a price premium though. Rooms are clean - double vanity separate from the shower and toilet - nice for 3 adults sharing. Beds are comfortable. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The pool that you share with the Beach Club is large but spread out and shallow. The whole area seems set up for kids rather than relaxing adults. A bit of a disappointment. No hot tub either. Better take out food options at Dolphin next door. Overall it’s fine - for the price tag you’d expect more - it’s really like a good Marriott Not a high end hotel chain. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Favourite Disney hotel

Dec 26, 2019 C8898 Colchester, United Kingdom

Yes the deluxe hotels are pricier but you get the best location and none better than this! Walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is why I stay in this area. Yacht Club is gorgeous to look at, the pool is the best at Disney and it's so pretty at night all lit up and right opposite the Boardwalk which is like having your own mini Disney… Read more
Yes the deluxe hotels are pricier but you get the best location and none better than this! Walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is why I stay in this area. Yacht Club is gorgeous to look at, the pool is the best at Disney and it's so pretty at night all lit up and right opposite the Boardwalk which is like having your own mini Disney Springs really close by. The rooms are great, really big - request one with a balcony. The only thing that bugs me is not being able to have breakfast in my own hotel! It's impossible to even get advance reservations sometimes and I don't think this is right, especially given the rate I'm paying to stay! Read less