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“The Place to Stay if you like Epcot” 4 of 5 stars
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Disney's Yacht Club Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #79 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“The Place to Stay if you like Epcot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The place was fine. I am not a Disney person: too many people, everything overprice, and lines, lines, lines. I had a destination event there, and this is the Hotel that they chose. The very best part of this place was the sandy-bottomed pool. That was very cool. The pool closes at 9pm, so if you want to use another pool and a giant hot-tub late at night, there is one it the furthest end of the hotel. It is not on the map, and the front desk people didn't even know about it's hot tub( a tour should be a training requirement). The front desk also did not mention how darn close EPCOT was. We took a bus to get there the first day, when it was only about 1/4 mile away. Go out the back of the property and take a left. Go over the ramp, and you are there. One very important piece of information: For some ungodly reason, there is no infrastructure to feed a family without a reservation. So forget about waking up late and meandering down to the breakfast buffet. That requires a reservation. Even when the restaurant is half empty, it still requires a reservation. Didn't make one? Sorry. SOL. Same with the neighboring hotel, although they do have a quick-mart so you can grab a muffin and a coffee. I just don't like to have to be so structured on vacation that I need to plan my meals days or weeks in advance and then stick to it. But, other than the starving kids, it was a lovely place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

WE have stayed at several disney properties and although this one is quite nice, clean and room are spacious, we found the service lacked a bit. WE were there with 2 small kids, and quick service was lacking as well as that extra "Disney: friendliness with small kids. Pool is great for them, with faux sand and games. Relatively quiet vs MK resorts. Would stay again if to visit Epcot .

Room Tip: Avoid garden facing room.. Had weddings, celebrations etc. so loud in afternoon if wishing to rest.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our last trip to the Yacht Club several years ago was disappointing as the property seemed to be in decline. It heard that renovations had taken place and we gave it another try as we love the resort and could not get a Garden View room at the Beach Club.

I am happy to report that the property appears to be on the rise again. The room was fresh with a new carpet, fresh linens and well kept bathroom. The room is a bit tight for a family of four but Disney's properties are not spacious. The safe remains with a key-befuddling why this cannot be updated. Garden views are not too good at this report but it was quiet which we appreciated. Also we were close to the lobby in room 2138 which was convenient.

Location is always great. Close to Epcot and Hollywood studios. Also with the weather cooler in the Autumn take the time to walk along the canal to Hollywood Studios rather than taking the boat. It is only a 20 minute walk and it is pleasant without crowds.

I never have been to any resort here without something being renovated. The pool cafe was closed but that did not have much of a detrimental affect.

I applaud the property for monitoring pool access. The wonderful pool is already crowded and I do not feel it was fear having people invite guests from other resorts. Now it is one key per entry. Very appropriate.

Finally the staff is so pleasant. Really adds to the magic. Overall job well done.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sharon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

I just returned from spending three days at the Yahet Club. Here is a brief summary of the pros and cons:

Pros:
Outstanding service- staff is friendly attentive and wants to ensure you are happy.
Food- food during the conference was very good- quality taste and presentation were very good.
Rooms-are comfortable and spacious, however somewhat dated decor....could use a facelift.

Cons:
Two restaurants the main one closes at 9pm after arriving late to the hotel the only option was the pub and the menu s VERY limiting. Food quality was average. Waitress was slow to deliver drinks asked for bread never brought it.

Pools: I did not use them but did walk thrugh the area and for a Disney resort didn't look like anything special.

Prices: slightly high for what you are getting.

Overall comfortable stay , but if I was going here with my kids and family I wouldn't stay here as it doesn't have a resort feel to it.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I visited the Yacht Club with my 12-year-old granddaughter and 15-year-old niece. I chose to upgrade to the Concierge Level because I wanted this to be a very special trip for the granddaughter. I am so glad I did....there were so many extra-special benefits that all three of us enjoyed. The people were wonderful, the food at the Lounge was excellent and the overall experience was outstanding! It was so nice to be close to the 3 major attraction areas, and being such a short distance from Epcot was so nice. We would love to return again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kent, England
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for two weeks in October and had a great time. We usually hire a villa so this was our first stay at a Disney resort, the short walk to Epcot, quick boat ride to Hollywood Studios and reliable Disney transportation to the other parks meant we didn't need a car during our stay. The pool area is brilliant for children whilst there is a quiet pool if that is preferred. The room was spacious with lots of storage, we travelled as a family of five so used the daybed, the daybed (according to my 5 year old) was very comfortable, and could be used by a normal sized adult but not sure it would be suitable for a large man.

We used the laundry during our stay which was very easy and convenient to use, the machines are located near to the quiet pool so you can take a dip whilst waiting for your load to finish. I think one load cost about $2.

The hotel really made our holiday that bit more magical and we will definitely recommend a stay there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A very nice clean Disney resort. Our room was 3045, with a great view of the nightly Epcot fireworks. The room was a good size, clean, and wonderfully located. We like the fact that the Yacht Club is so close to Epcot, as that is our favorite park. But, getting to the Magic Kingdom and Disney Studios was no problem at all.

The building itself rambles a little, so it takes a few minutes of attention to properly orient yourself (take the time).

The staff was courteous and friendly. Room service was prompt. When we arrived, we self parked in the lot directly in front of the hotel. It was no more than a 2 minute walk to the lobby. I have read that others had a problem parking. We did not have any problem, nor were we charged for parking.

My wife and I have stayed at several Disney resorts (our favorite is the Wilderness Lodge) and this one ranks near the top. I would definitely recommend the Yacht Club.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#50 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#55 Business Hotel in Orlando
#67 Family Hotel in Orlando
#79 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Yacht Club Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Disney's Yacht Club Resort is a lakeside Disney Deluxe Resort featuring lush landscaping and the formal grace of a grand New England yacht club. Designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern—known for his East Coast beach houses—this splendid 5-story Resort transports Guests to the summertime Shingle Style hotels of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. ... more   less 
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