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.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor customer service

Feb 28, 2021 isaiahjohn2014 New Lenox, Illinois

We are first time Disney peeps. Horrible first time experience. As far a the resort goes it’s super nice and was clean. Rooms were mediocre but nothing bad. Beds were comfy. Service was terrible. These are some of the most unfriendly people I have ever met for supposedly being the most magical place on earth. Staff was no where near friendly or… Read more
We are first time Disney peeps. Horrible first time experience. As far a the resort goes it’s super nice and was clean. Rooms were mediocre but nothing bad. Beds were comfy. Service was terrible. These are some of the most unfriendly people I have ever met for supposedly being the most magical place on earth. Staff was no where near friendly or personable. If you had a question and got within 8’ they backed up. For only being 25% capacity there were constantly lines at the pool side beverage and grill. Orders wrong. Workers not speaking clear English theu their masks... no customer service skills. Front desk definitely didn’t make us feel magical and great like everyone says Disney use to be. I guess if it was discounted you get what you pay for but nothing was cheap. And don’t even get me started on the “Disney Cast members at the parks. If you hate yourself job you shouldn’t be in the service industry if Covid has you stressed out. We would never go back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thought they would step up their game

Feb 27, 2021 527emberh Pennsylvania

Prices didn't go down but service surely did. DON'T visit during COVID times if you have been a frequent guest at Disney. We have invested in DVC since 2010, don't do that either, no perks. We waited a year to travel during covid time. We have already had covid and gotten vaccines and still doing everything that we are to do. DIsney is taking… Read more
Prices didn't go down but service surely did. DON'T visit during COVID times if you have been a frequent guest at Disney. We have invested in DVC since 2010, don't do that either, no perks. We waited a year to travel during covid time. We have already had covid and gotten vaccines and still doing everything that we are to do. DIsney is taking those precautions to the max which is the only good thing about our stay so far and we have only been here for a day. Dreading the next 6 days here. Staff is NOT their "friendly" selves, dining options are ver limited and you need to use the app for anything that you want to do. Very nerve wracking. At 35% occupancy, you would think they would be wanting guests, no. SO different from normal times but wow, the complete opposite. Can't even find aloe in the hotel store. When I ask...the man said...."keep 6 feet away from me." I was atleast 8 feet. Then he said "no, we don't carry aloe anymore." No other help other than he kept telling me to stay 6 feet apart. Not helpful at all. Dreading our first visit to the parks tomorrow. And.... I ordered room service last night upon our arrival and good thing I check my online banking each morning, the charged me TWICE! They finally refunded me without an explanation or even a "sorry." Don't come here now. Wait til things go back to a normal. Trust me. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Many times to Disney, first visit to Yacht Club

Feb 27, 2021 tmde Lafayette, Louisiana

Our favorite Disney resorts are the Boardwalk and Beach Club but since both of these are shuttered, we got switched to the Yacht Club. Rooms are identical size as the Beach Club but have hardwood floors instead of carpet. The one thing about this at the Yacht Club is the beds are raised and you have significantly more storage under the beds. The… Read more
Our favorite Disney resorts are the Boardwalk and Beach Club but since both of these are shuttered, we got switched to the Yacht Club. Rooms are identical size as the Beach Club but have hardwood floors instead of carpet. The one thing about this at the Yacht Club is the beds are raised and you have significantly more storage under the beds. The closet storage is also superior to the Beach Club with lots of storage. The Yacht Club feels a little more “grownup like” than Beach Club. Location is superb. We still prefer the Boardwalk and Beach Club but would not hesitate to stay here again. Also there is no housekeeping service due to Covid but they send someone daily to “inspect” your room. They also now offer room service. We ordered twice, the food was cold both times. Read less
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Feb 19, 2021 507johnnyf

I had read about how bringing your pet to Disney was made simple by this resort and was anxious to get the Pluto Gift bag on check-in that I had read about. I was severely disappointed to find it consisted of one very cheap plastic bowl and mat (see picture below). Disappointed, but dealing with it, I went down to the front desk to get the second… Read more
I had read about how bringing your pet to Disney was made simple by this resort and was anxious to get the Pluto Gift bag on check-in that I had read about. I was severely disappointed to find it consisted of one very cheap plastic bowl and mat (see picture below). Disappointed, but dealing with it, I went down to the front desk to get the second bowl thinking that one cheap bowl in the bag must have been an accident, but was surprised to hear that one cheap bowl and mat really was all that’s included in the bag along with some plastic bags for accidents. Severely underwhelming especially for a Deluxe Disney Resort. Not worth the high price tag if they are going to skimp on the little things that make Disney so special. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Disney resort yet

Feb 17, 2021 LoveTravel588661

This resort is arguably the best on property. I’ll start with my few negatives then go on to positives. Negatives: During our visit, various dining options were either completely unavailable or were offering extremely limited seating availability. This meant getting food after the parks closed at the hotel was a bit trickier than it should have… Read more
This resort is arguably the best on property. I’ll start with my few negatives then go on to positives. Negatives: During our visit, various dining options were either completely unavailable or were offering extremely limited seating availability. This meant getting food after the parks closed at the hotel was a bit trickier than it should have been. Granted, our meals were great at beaches and cream but so-so from the quick service option. Not a big deal but I worth noting. Also mask enforcement was usually pretty strict although on Disney buses to/from the resort enforcement was almost nonexistent. Not much Disney can do about it since the driver is focusing on the road though. Positives: this property is ideally located. It is between Epcot and Hollywood studios parks (a little closer to Epcot than Hollywood Studios). Both are within walking distance. You can sky line or ride a boat to Hollywood Studios although I don’t recommend doing so as it likely will take just as long as walking if not longer. Hotels in this area are the only properties where you can walk to 2 parks I believe which is amazing. The property is also on the smaller side for Disney hotels which is nice when your room is only a short walk from the front desk compared to other Disney properties. The service was as good if not better then other resorts. The cast members were always welcoming and ensured we had a great visit. Shout out to the pool entertainment staff who made sure we had an exceptional day at the pool. The room we had was visually clean and of a decent size. It is more generic of a hotel room so nothing outstanding to note in terms of the room. Housekeeping was very accommodating to our special requests of replenished coffee and soaps. The value this property offers is also tremendous for a deluxe resort. While it is not in the Magic Kingdom district, it still offer most of the amenities those resorts offer however it is usually a less price. If you are considering this property and a hotel near the Magic Kingdom, I would encourage those, especially families with bigger kids (that won’t visit the Magic Kingdom as much) to look into this property as it checks off most of the boxes and is closer to 2 parks which is amazing. It was a great stay! Read less