Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

Situated on a sparkling 25-acre lake near Disney’s Hollywood Studios and just a leisurely stroll from EPCOT, discover this grand New England-style resort hotel. Disney's Yacht Club Resort shares a host of amenities with it's pastel-toned sister, Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Most noticeable of these is the mini water park Stormalong Bay, featuring a sand bottom pool, water slides, a lazy river and whirlpools - keeping the little ones happy when you're not at the parks. For adults there's plenty to do too, with the Ship Shape health club on site to work off some steam, or enjoy a mouth-watering steak dinner at the sophisticated Yachtsman restaurant. There's plenty of casual options too, along with tennis and volleyball courts to keep all ages entertained. At this hotel you're located right next to the marina where, in addition to renting boats to sail around Crescent Lake, you can board a ferryboat for direct transportation to EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s BoardWalk. It's worth looking at the options to upgrade to a club level room for access to the lounge with refreshments available throughout the day. 

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Located in the Epcot Resort area. Distance from Orlando International Airport: approximately 22 miles. 

Hotel information

All rooms have private balcony, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi access, coffee/tea making facilities, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Yacht Club Standard Rooms offer views of the resort rooftop or parking areas, featuring wither 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, with the option of an additional day bed (for children 3-9 years), sleeping maximum 5 people plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Water or Pool View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed, or 2 queen-size beds, with the option of additional day bed (for children 3-9 years), sleeping maximum 5 people plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Standard View Club Level Rooms offer views of the resort rooftop or parking areas, and feature either 1 king-size bed, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people, plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Water View Club Level Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, with the option of an additional day bed (for children 3-9 years), sleeping maximum 4 people, plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Guests staying in club rooms receive the following additional benefits:

Complimentary health club access

Personalised front desk and guest services

Access to concierge service at the Regatta Club

Access to the club lounge, serving refreshments from 7.00am-10.00pm daily, as well as complimentary newspapers

Access to Disney Signature Services

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay: Hotel is within easy walking distance to EPCOT, and is a short stroll from the Disney Skyliner Transportation for easy access to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. There is Disney Water Transportation to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and bus transportation throughout the resort.


Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking $33 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Ale & Compass Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving New England style comfort food). Ale & Compass Lounge (nautical themed cosy bar, serving light snacks and a variety of drinks). The Market at Ale & Compass (quick-service dining, available throughout the day). Yachtsman Steakhouse (signature restaurant, open for dinner). Crew's Cup Lounge (serving light bites and a range of beverages). 

Stormalong Bay waterpark area with water slide, lazy river, 3 whirlpools, and kids area. Quieter resort swimming pool. Poolside cabana rentals*. Ship Shape Health Club with fitness centre and spa services* (spa services temporarily unavailable). Games arcade*. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Tennis. Volleyball. Fishing*. Watercraft rentals*. White sand beach.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi access. Disney Water Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service* (temporarily unavailable). Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Concierge. Merchandise delivery and pick-up. 

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

Maximum stay 21 nights.

Please note: From January '25 through June '25, Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be closed for routine maintenance. Guests may see or hear construction work during daytime hours. During this time, Guests are welcome to swim at the Tidal, Admiral and Dunes Cove leisure pools. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.*Denotes local charge.

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May 23, 2024 fabash826 Dorado, Puerto Rico

I booked this hotel after staying at Beach Club last year for a few reasons. 1. The savings was significantly more with the promotion Disney was running ( the room was still priced higher, but the discount on the room was greater).2. Looking at photos the rooms seemed more updated than Beach Club. And lastly this is such an easy option in terms of… Read more
I booked this hotel after staying at Beach Club last year for a few reasons. 1. The savings was significantly more with the promotion Disney was running ( the room was still priced higher, but the discount on the room was greater).2. Looking at photos the rooms seemed more updated than Beach Club. And lastly this is such an easy option in terms of location, and on site amenities. The stay was great. I have no real complaints however there’s room for improvement in a few areas. ( this is being picky) The toilet paper needs an upgrade. I feel like for a Deluxe Resort, Disney should offer upgraded toiletries & toilet paper. What is supplied is so rough & thin— it just breaks. I feel like 1-2 bottles of water per day should be in the room ( for coffee). The onsite store closes at 11pm so if you miss getting it the morning can be rough. The linens need to be heavier. ( I understand you can request more) however it’s a paper thin blanket & sheet on the bed with an extra thin one in the closet. Duvet would be very welcomed. The smell of the linens was off. Not sure if it was just our set or what they use to launder but it had a faint odor that wasn’t pleasant. What we loved: Location is the best on property as far as I’m concerned. The staff stood out here. They went out of their way to make everything great. Store well appointed if you forgot anything or need basics for kids. Activities for kids were great. My daughter asked to leave the parks daily to go participate in hotel activities. The only other tip I can offer is request a room close to the elevators. Our room was the last room in the long loop of a hallway and at the end of a long day it’s not an easy trek back holding a tired kid or pushing the stroller on the thick hall carpet. The only pro to the room location is that it’s super quiet no hallway noise. Read less
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May 13, 2024 AnotherAdventure_12 Coquitlam, Canada

We stayed at this hotel May 4, 5, & 6, 2024 after getting off a Disney Cruise. I am writing this because I believe that all potential guests need to be aware that the hotel considered our room - 4240 - to be a "resort view" room. Our view when sitting on the balcony was of the resort staff taking their breaks, the staff coming and going from… Read more
We stayed at this hotel May 4, 5, & 6, 2024 after getting off a Disney Cruise. I am writing this because I believe that all potential guests need to be aware that the hotel considered our room - 4240 - to be a "resort view" room. Our view when sitting on the balcony was of the resort staff taking their breaks, the staff coming and going from work, and the delivery trucks beeping their way into position to be unloaded. These are the views that most hotels prefer to hide from their guest! In addition we were one floor up from huge air conditioner units which "roared" all day and night. Of course we went to speak to the hotel staff and were told that there was no other room available on our day of arrival, which was odd because we arrived early after disembarking from the cruise at 8am. They were willing to move us the next day when a room came available but we would need to be packed up and ready before we went out to enjoy day 2 of 3 days of the resort. Did they discount our room? No, we paid the full price for a view of the hotel staff and hotel deliveries. This should not be a room offered to anyone and to be perfectly clear I would suggest that you not accept room 4238, 4236 and probably 4234 either - they will all have the special "resort view"! My rating is based fully on the room view. Read less
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Apr 29, 2024 675jimj Rockford, Illinois

Couldn't have asked for a better hotel experience. Stayed Club Level. We checked in at the Security entrance. By the time we pulled ahead several hundred feet our Concierge was waiting curbside for us as we pulled up to the front door. His staff unloaded our vehicle as he spoke to us and walked us up to the Concierge desk. After offering us… Read more
Couldn't have asked for a better hotel experience. Stayed Club Level. We checked in at the Security entrance. By the time we pulled ahead several hundred feet our Concierge was waiting curbside for us as we pulled up to the front door. His staff unloaded our vehicle as he spoke to us and walked us up to the Concierge desk. After offering us beverages he began to link up our Magic Bands, explained how to use the Fast Pass and made our first ride reservation for Soarin. Went over any questions we had, told us to grab some snacks and get over to Epcot and they took all our luggage to our room. Room was spotless with origami animals made out of the towels. Food at each session was enjoyable and fresh. When we would get in for the night, we were always offered cocktails to take to the room. The kids would go back out and were offered cocktails to take on their walks. They even put their drinks in disposable glasses, so they didn't have to pay for drinks at the pool. The pool is the best of any Disney property. We had a few late-night trips to the "quiet pool," which didn't have a strict closing time. Each time passing the desk we were greeted by name and asked if there was anything they could assist us with, directions, reservations, ideas for the day/night. The Yacht Club is more reserved and quieter than the Beach Club. Yacht is for the older crowd. Ale and Compass has the main restaurant and the bar area off to the side has a separate menu which we enjoyed when not wanting a sit-down dinner. There are several quick stop places to get for on the go also. Location can't be beat as it is a 5-minute walk to Epcot. The "friendship boat" is a short boat ride to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. This is our family's favorite resort and the Club Level completely put it over the top. Well worth the expense for it. Book your trip to the Yacht Club, you will not regret it. Read less
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Apr 29, 2024 Windmills1980 England, United Kingdom

We have just returned home after a stay at the Yacht Club. We love everything about this area of Disney World, the location simply cannot be beaten and this whole area around the Boardwalk is gorgeous. We usually stay at the Beach Club, but on this occasion it wasn’t available so we tried Yacht Club instead. There is not much difference since both… Read more
We have just returned home after a stay at the Yacht Club. We love everything about this area of Disney World, the location simply cannot be beaten and this whole area around the Boardwalk is gorgeous. We usually stay at the Beach Club, but on this occasion it wasn’t available so we tried Yacht Club instead. There is not much difference since both hotels share pools and amenities. I liked that you are guaranteed a full size balcony at Yacht Club, and the renovated rooms were nice with the hard wood floors. Overall though, we much prefer the theming of the Beach Club as it’s a lot brighter and seems more relaxed. Still, I would not hesitate to stay at either resort depending on availability and we will return once the pool refurb is complete next year. The only negative we found was with housekeeping who did not clean our room at all during our stay. They kept leaving messages on the phone saying they did not clean as the privacy sign was on the door, but it was not! By the time we returned from the parks it was then too late to ask them to come as they would finish for the day at 4:30. Not ideal really but since we were only there for 4 nights it was not a huge deal. Read less
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Apr 12, 2024 ImTravelin Spotswood, New Jersey

This is a beautiful resort with an outstanding staff. The shops and restaurants were excellent. our room was immaculate and beautiful with a lovely view. I would like to give it a higher score, but the pool was a big disappointment. I was very excited to check out the sand bottom pool and lazy river. Unfortunately, the sand in the pool was… Read more
This is a beautiful resort with an outstanding staff. The shops and restaurants were excellent. our room was immaculate and beautiful with a lovely view. I would like to give it a higher score, but the pool was a big disappointment. I was very excited to check out the sand bottom pool and lazy river. Unfortunately, the sand in the pool was absolutely filthy. Cigarette butts, leaves, bugs, you name it. It was like swimming in a garbage pail. Also, we had a hard time easing into the lazy river because the water was freezing. I asked about the temperature and the lifeguard said it was between 84 and 86 degrees. Baloney. I have a heated pool at home and am very good at detecting temperature. This pool was nowhere near 80 degrees. Also, they advertise this hotel as having a skyliner for transport. The skyline is actually at Epcot and you either have to walk there or take a boat to get to it. It’s only about a 15 minute walk, but after a day in the parks, ANY extra walking will make your feet angry. Please clean up the pool! Read less