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
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20).

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful dream stay!

Aug 21, 2019 lajoiedevivi New York City, New York

Stayed over the New Year holiday with a conference with family. This has been one of my dream hotels since I was young! Love the holiday decor. Used Disney's Magical Express - love it! And of course the hotel bus shuttles to the theme parks. Walking distance to EPCOT! Boat to Hollywood Studios. Great little Boardwalk walking/shopping/eating area… Read more
Stayed over the New Year holiday with a conference with family. This has been one of my dream hotels since I was young! Love the holiday decor. Used Disney's Magical Express - love it! And of course the hotel bus shuttles to the theme parks. Walking distance to EPCOT! Boat to Hollywood Studios. Great little Boardwalk walking/shopping/eating area immediately around us. Check in was a breeze. Room was ready! A little far away, not gonna lie - through multiple corridors - but was very quiet and as we booked 3 rooms, all close together, as requested. Room was large, double queen beds, sofa bed. Lovely themed decor.. A/C individual guest-controlled; fridge in room. Bed very comfortable. Too cold to use the pool area, but it looked great. Bathroom - toilet and shower in a separate room. double sinks with plenty of towels. Toiletries were H20, medium-sized, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body soap, aloe vera, mouth wash. One of my faves - I hope we return someday! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel and Pool

Aug 20, 2019 Giantsfan928 New York City, New York

This Hotel has the best pool in Disney, with sand inside and outside the pool, it’s literally like you are on the beach. There is also a great water slide that is something you would expect to find at a water park. The room was spacious and clean, no carpeting, instead there is a wood floor, which is nice which made the room feel cleaner. Short… Read more
This Hotel has the best pool in Disney, with sand inside and outside the pool, it’s literally like you are on the beach. There is also a great water slide that is something you would expect to find at a water park. The room was spacious and clean, no carpeting, instead there is a wood floor, which is nice which made the room feel cleaner. Short walk to Epcot which is an amazing perk. I would certainly come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Deluxe with Everything!

Aug 17, 2019 Rucksacks2Resorts Alabama

Totally subject to personal opinion, but of the Deluxes I have stayed in, Yacht Club is my personal favorite. Why? It offers a great combination- great location to Epcot (my family’s favorite park) by foot, convenience to Hollywood Studios (my family’s second favorite park) by boat, access to the Boardwalk (fabulous morning cocktails or coffee… Read more
Totally subject to personal opinion, but of the Deluxes I have stayed in, Yacht Club is my personal favorite. Why? It offers a great combination- great location to Epcot (my family’s favorite park) by foot, convenience to Hollywood Studios (my family’s second favorite park) by boat, access to the Boardwalk (fabulous morning cocktails or coffee drinks courtesy the bar in the Boardwalk Inn- if that’s your thing), access to the best pool on Disney property in Storm Along Bay and theming that feels rich and Disney-like without feeling over the top. During our stay, we had a garden view, which was peaceful and a couch that offered my son his own sleeping area. The rooms are well-laid out. Most have full balconies (unlike Beach Club). The bathroom offers a sliding door to section off the sink area which adds extra privacy, and the beds have been updated so that you can slide suitcases underneath. This gave us plenty of changing space and kept our room tidy while keeping our suitcases out of the way. The decor has a few nice nautical touches, like constellations on the curtains, that we enjoyed. I also highly recommend the Market at Ale and Compass. It is by far my favorite marketplace in Disney. If you are using Disney Dining, you can make a meal out of the snack credits- they offer delicious bites like curry chicken salad, tomato and mozzarella salad, shrimp cocktail and bakery items. There are also a few sandwiches and a wide array of bagged snacks. If you’re looking for something hardier though, the Beach Club Market is a short walk away because the lobby of the two resorts are connected. That’s another plus... Yacht and Beach Club are connected and share amenities. But have different personalities! I have no Cons for this resort except the decor is personal preference and it IS more subdued than Beach Club. The consensus seems to be that Beach Club is more fun and family-oriented. I agree that Beach Club feels more busy, but after a stimulating day at the park, my family prefers Yacht Club. Though we like both resorts! Tip: Get the park hopper if within budget when staying at this location. It really lends itself to hopping between Epcot and HS, and even monorailing to MK. Also- I recommend early breakfast at Les Halles in Epcot. It’s within walking distance, opens at 9, so 2 hours before the rest of the World Showcase and you in position to ride Frozen with little to no wait. Read less
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Aug 16, 2019 emjam0 Preston, United Kingdom

Just completed a stay at this lovely hotel with our 3 children. Warm welcome on arrival and the staff on the desk were always so friendly and helpful. Lovely pools and room and great access to Epcot, HS & the Boardwalk - the only minor disappointment was the lack of Disney ‘magic’ - we have stayed at other (lower category)resorts and have enjoyed… Read more
Just completed a stay at this lovely hotel with our 3 children. Warm welcome on arrival and the staff on the desk were always so friendly and helpful. Lovely pools and room and great access to Epcot, HS & the Boardwalk - the only minor disappointment was the lack of Disney ‘magic’ - we have stayed at other (lower category)resorts and have enjoyed getting back to the room to see what had happened with the towels/pyjamas etc.. No extra touches this time! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing and lovely...

Aug 13, 2019 awaydaydiva Kent

This hotel is quite lovely - we had a basic garden room which was spotlessly clean and was very well furnished - fridge with no mini bar is always a plus for me! We spent a few days here to watch our grandchildren enjoy Disney for the first time. Everything is on the doorstep - Boardwalk and Epcot within walking distance. The kids loved the… Read more
This hotel is quite lovely - we had a basic garden room which was spotlessly clean and was very well furnished - fridge with no mini bar is always a plus for me! We spent a few days here to watch our grandchildren enjoy Disney for the first time. Everything is on the doorstep - Boardwalk and Epcot within walking distance. The kids loved the pools and lazy river and the lifeguards were very attentive. The staff go out of their way to make guests feel welcome and there's really nothing I can fault - a lovely place to stay. Read less