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 Many times to Disney, first visit to Yacht Club

Sep 19, 2020 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 old 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 old 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. 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. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating a little dissapointed

Sep 18, 2020 Giants1963

spent four nights at resort staff grounds and pool were first class had a issue with a guest a few rooms away on loud zoom calls constantly and let the front desk know. was told they would look into it and a mgr.would call me back. never happened. also took up to 10 minutes to get hot water not what you would expect at the price. we are disney… Read more
spent four nights at resort staff grounds and pool were first class had a issue with a guest a few rooms away on loud zoom calls constantly and let the front desk know. was told they would look into it and a mgr.would call me back. never happened. also took up to 10 minutes to get hot water not what you would expect at the price. we are disney annual passholders and expected a little more Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just not what I'd expect for a hotel room in the list of top tier resorts.

Sep 17, 2020 Maps583835

Pros: The safety measures, friendliness of staff, and cleanliness were all EXCELLENT. The Ale & Compass indoor bar and restaurant had GREAT FOOD. The OUTDOOR GROUNDS are very PRETTY. Shower faucets/ pressure is great. Cons: Expected more given its ranking as one of their highest tier resorts: 1) NO REFRIGERATOR in room. 2) Requested a king… Read more
Pros: The safety measures, friendliness of staff, and cleanliness were all EXCELLENT. The Ale & Compass indoor bar and restaurant had GREAT FOOD. The OUTDOOR GROUNDS are very PRETTY. Shower faucets/ pressure is great. Cons: Expected more given its ranking as one of their highest tier resorts: 1) NO REFRIGERATOR in room. 2) Requested a king - got 2 queens & a cheap-looking pull out couch. The room just isn't all that attractive. 3) Ale & Compass Marketplace: Despite adequate # of baristas, poor service in terms wait times and order accuracy. I'm being kind with that description. Hope this helps. It was nice-- just not as I'd expected given its description. Read less
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Sep 16, 2020 nattyj21 Wasilla, Alaska

Traveling during a pandemic can be nerve wracking, but Disney does make it easy. We completed the online check in process. We were notified by text when our room was ready with our room number. Social distancing markings were clearly marked. Every staff member were wearing masks, and on a few occasions we saw a staff member cleaning high touch… Read more
Traveling during a pandemic can be nerve wracking, but Disney does make it easy. We completed the online check in process. We were notified by text when our room was ready with our room number. Social distancing markings were clearly marked. Every staff member were wearing masks, and on a few occasions we saw a staff member cleaning high touch areas. The quick service location had mobile order and made social distancing easy. We did see a few guests without a mask, but in a hotel of this size I am sure a few try to get away with it. These instances were few and far between. The staff was quick to tell people to wear a mask when they saw it. The hotel is big and our room was really far down the hallway. It didn't bother us, but after a long at the parks it might be bothersome to others. The distance to Epcot is really fantastic. The access to the Skyliner was convenient when it came to traveling to Hollywood Studios. Overall this is an excellent choice for a hotel while at Disney World. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well done Disney

Sep 8, 2020 shewacker

My son asked to go to Disney overnight. We love staying over at Disney and have been missing it during the pandemic. We've stayed at most of the moderate and deluxe resorts.I haven't been travelling due to immune issues, but my son rarely asks me for anything. Disney is known for it's customer service and cleanliness so I figured if any one can… Read more
My son asked to go to Disney overnight. We love staying over at Disney and have been missing it during the pandemic. We've stayed at most of the moderate and deluxe resorts.I haven't been travelling due to immune issues, but my son rarely asks me for anything. Disney is known for it's customer service and cleanliness so I figured if any one can handle this well, Disney can. My son's girlfriend has stayed overnight numerous times since it's reopening and I have a former student who works there and both were impressed with the company's process so I figured we'll try it. I spent most of the time at the hotel, away from crowds. We've stayed at Yacht Club before and it's a great location. You can easily enter Epcot, minus the large crowd at the front gate, use the skyliner or walk to Hollywood Studios. Pre-Covid we'd monorail over to Magic Kingdom as well. The staff exceeded expectations, as they often do - it was super clean, low contact. We checked in online as requested, but wanted to speak to someone to clarify that we were using our existing magic bands and not the ones that "are waiting for you at check-in." The staff member we approached was "Check-in," no desk, so it was handled in 1 minute. Our room was ready on arrival, got a text message in the parking lot! However, upon entering our room we saw 1 king size bed. I called the front desk and asked if we could get 2 beds or a blow up mattress since my 19 year old and I aren't going to share a bed. We were immediately sent to an even nicer room with 2 queen size beds and a large patio balcony!! I love Disney! I don't know if I selected the wrong room or they just assumed 2 adults would use one king size bed. I still wiped down all surfaces we'd touch and brought our own pillow cases, but Disney has instituted deeper cleaning protocol so I'm sure it wasn't needed. The only issue with Yacht Club is the walls are super thin and I heard every conversation next door, but I knew that from reviews and a previous stay. Due to limited capacity the food selections are limited so what's open at the resort is super busy and the emphasis is on mobile orders. Knowing we didn't use the mobile order option, we just grabbed a to-go sandwich and muffin for breakfast, but it took almost 20 minutes to get our caramel macchiatos. I had to ask someone to start making the coffee since they took our order but the food prep people were only focusing on mobile orders. Hand sanitizers are everywhere and tables are cleaned often. Overall, our stay was really great, I felt very safe, and the staff went out of their way to help as they usually do. Plus, right now prices are pretty great! Read less