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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Apr 29, 2021 Floridian1972 Florida

Just Wow. We headed over for a romantic couple of days to celebrate our anniversary. Originally, we were booked in at the Art of Animation resort, but we upgraded the night before to the Yacht Club. We did the mobile check in and the room was available before we pulled in. We went straight to our room and unlocked it with our existing magic… Read more
Just Wow. We headed over for a romantic couple of days to celebrate our anniversary. Originally, we were booked in at the Art of Animation resort, but we upgraded the night before to the Yacht Club. We did the mobile check in and the room was available before we pulled in. We went straight to our room and unlocked it with our existing magic bands. We only had a standard, but we were right behind the elevator on the second floor so close to everything. We had a fantastic view over the rear courtyard and lake and just an elevator ride down to the marketplace. We went ahead and got the resort mugs for our stay so the proximity to the marketplace was terrific. The room was, in a word, GORGEOUS. It reminded me of a larger, grander version of a verandah stateroom on Disney Cruise Line. Amenities were top notch and there was even a Keurig with Joffrey's in the room! As per usual, every single cast member we encountered were so friendly and terrific. I only wish I could remember names to call them out individually. The pool is just....WOW...I mean I really need to extend my vocabulary, but it was just amazing. The hot tubs were so nice after a day on our feet and likewise, the lazy river was fantastic for just being weightless and floating around in circles. I think I could live in the pool area alone. We are not in the financial position to make a habit of coming here, but because of the pandemic and annual passholder discount, we were able to make our dream of staying here a reality. Now we are so freaking spoiled. I hope, someday, to be able to return because this was just a dream come true. Read less
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Apr 13, 2021 Oliver622 Connecticut

We enjoyed staying at this resort. We love the location on the Boardwalk. This resort is walkable or boat to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The resort is very clean as were all of the parks. We never had any concerns for our health. Due to Covid, not everything is open on the boardwalk. The main pool area gets crowded in the afternoon and… Read more
We enjoyed staying at this resort. We love the location on the Boardwalk. This resort is walkable or boat to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The resort is very clean as were all of the parks. We never had any concerns for our health. Due to Covid, not everything is open on the boardwalk. The main pool area gets crowded in the afternoon and reservations are being accepted. We didn’t know that when we checked in. Make sure you make a reservation if you plan on a pool day so you are not disappointed when you get there. Wait times for rides seem long, but they move quickly. Bus lines are much longer due to covid and safe spacing. Use your Disney experience app to determine when the next bus is arriving at your resort. It will save you time from waiting in line in the hot sun. Overall a great trip. This is one of our favorite resorts. Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 711jillh Minneapolis, Minnesota

We had a lovely stay at the Yacht Club. It was our second time staying here, but the first time during Covid. We knew about the reduced housekeeping and reduced dining options, and Disney sends out reminders about these issues, so people should be aware of them before arrival. We love the beauty, safety and convenience of this property, near the… Read more
We had a lovely stay at the Yacht Club. It was our second time staying here, but the first time during Covid. We knew about the reduced housekeeping and reduced dining options, and Disney sends out reminders about these issues, so people should be aware of them before arrival. We love the beauty, safety and convenience of this property, near the Boardwalk, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The access to the Beach Club pool is also a great perk. Our room was near the tennis courts, so we enjoyed tennis while staying here. Rafiq at the front desk was very helpful and gave us tennis racket and balls without even asking our room number. Finally, we loved dining at the Ale and Compass Restaurant at this resort, for both breakfast and dinner. The food was fresh and outstanding. We would stay here again. Read less
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Apr 3, 2021 Kristine S Chicago, Illinois

Property is lovely and conveniently located but a few things bug us especially considering the cost. We have gone twice and both times the check in process has been painful. Rooms are never ready at check in time of 3 pm with no explanation or apology or even a rough estimate of when it would be ready and the magic bands don’t work well to open… Read more
Property is lovely and conveniently located but a few things bug us especially considering the cost. We have gone twice and both times the check in process has been painful. Rooms are never ready at check in time of 3 pm with no explanation or apology or even a rough estimate of when it would be ready and the magic bands don’t work well to open the door. They open maybe one in three tries. Even the manager couldn’t do it consistently. Also the toilets at the hotel and throughout all Disney properties are TOO HIGH. I am an adult and my feet dangle which makes them very uncomfortable to use. Housekeeping now is reduced to only taking out trash and replacing towels every second day. Seems to be a covid thing but not sure how reducing the trash removal accomplishes anything. It’s very depressing to return to a hotel room with overflowing trash cans. We and many other guests resorted to putting our trash out in the hallway outside our door to get it out of our room but in the age of covid this seems even less sanitary to walk the hallways past other people’s garbage. Lots of people are doing take out and mobile orders for meals since the restaurants are operating at reduced capacity and you don’t want your leftover pizza box sitting in your room for two days. You would think Disney of all places would remove trash from the rooms daily. Read less
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Apr 3, 2021 Nora_Noodle

The yacht club resort is AMAZING! We have stayed here about 4 or 5 times and no complaints! It’s very clean and comfortable and the pool is so much fun! The pool has a lazy river, water slide, and the floor of the pool is sand. This resort is very close to Epcot and the boardwalk which is nice. The workers there are very helpful. Definitely will… Read more
The yacht club resort is AMAZING! We have stayed here about 4 or 5 times and no complaints! It’s very clean and comfortable and the pool is so much fun! The pool has a lazy river, water slide, and the floor of the pool is sand. This resort is very close to Epcot and the boardwalk which is nice. The workers there are very helpful. Definitely will visit again! Read less