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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
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“Disney magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a great example of what disney is all about magic!! I loved staying here and ironically its a hotel I seen little of as I was always exploring the parks! However for a base you simply can not get any better. The hotel is so clean and the pool area is great. The food and bar offers decent value for money and is only a few minutes walk from the dual pianos and club atlantic which are decent nights out. The staff make this hotel, nothing at all is to much trouble one spent fiften minutes helping me with directions to a neighbouring hotel. If your going to disney this hotel should be on your radar no real faults that I can think of ask for a room with lake view or view of epcot. I did not get this but a friend of mine did and the firework display is truly spectacular!! If you book it enjoy your time you won't regret it!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

pros , had a good time at the yacht club, location was perfect, for epcot and hollywood studios, good food , pools were fun, cons, toilet backed up, took an hour for fixing situation, would have liked to have seen an itemized invoice on AAA package plan

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have stayed at the Yacht Club several times. The staff is always helpful. Rooms are a good size. The Yacht Club is quieter than the similar Beach Club. Shared pool area is great, large, sand filled bottom. Quit pools are good for a break from the crowds. Easy entrance to EPCOT. Lobby is a fun place to people watch.

Room Tip: If you can get an EPCOT view, it is fun to watch the fireworks fro your room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Yes, i will not forget the sweet memory of my 4 day sojourn at the Disney's Yacht club. The staff are very friendly as they make you feel comfortable and very much at home. The weather in Orlando is also moderate, so intending visitors should not bother about harsh weather condition. Everywhere you look at around Disney Yacht Club is adorned with green and lavish vegetation.
In fact, I began my vacation the moment I stepped off the plane at Orlando international airport. Worthy of mention is the services offered by Disney’s Magical Express. It accorded me with opportunity to enjoy the complimentary Motor coach transportation with my luggage to and from Orlando International Airport. Visiting Orlando for the first time, Disney’s magical Express had indeed lessened my burden by bypassing the usual time wasted at the airport luggage claiming centers. It also afforded me the opportunity to avoid the hassle and cost of driving or finding ground transportation. I received my boarding pass at the hotel reception counter and enjoyed the same seamless transportation services from the hotel to the airport on the day of my departure.
In a nutshell, Disney’s Yacht Club offers something special to every visitor.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Came here for a short 4 days stay (not visiting the parks) to just relax and enjoy tagging along on spouse's business trip. First off- did not pay for the room otherwise would have never stayed here. It is very, very, very expensive (starts at $400-$500 per night off season). For the amount of money charged for the room you would expect much more, but what you get is something very comparable to a Holiday Inn Express (nice, large, clean room, but nothing fancy at all). Housekeeping did a great job and all the staff across the entire resort were very friendly and helpful. Going with the Disney theme of course any and all food/drink is very expensive but you are smack dab in the middle of the Disney properties so you have no choice. I did order delivery one night for pizza for a break on the wallet. The fitness center is very small too offering only 5 treadmills and 4 elipticals for cardio. Limited weights/machines. This is considering the resort (fitness center also serves the beach club) serves 3000-5000 guests at anytime, it was difficult to find a open machine at most times. However the outdoor gardens, lake, the close proximity to the boardwalk area, epcot, and animation studios parks is very nice (walking distance or a water taxi ride). Also the pool areas were great! Lazy river, a large sand bottom pool area, a beach style pool (zero entry from a sand beach), a very large and fun waterslide, a kids pool, numerous hot tubs, and also 3 other quiet/regular pools with hot tubs. Had fun and really enjoyed the area but would never pay to stay here.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was our 12th trip to Disney World and our 1st stay at The Yacht Club. This is our new favorite Disney hotel. Every cast member we spoke with made sure that we were happy with our stay at the hotel. The room had plenty of space for a family of four for a week (2 queen beds and a daybed). The room was very clean and Mousekeeping honored all requests we had during the week. Our beds were very comfortable. We chose a waterfront view and had a beautiful view of Crescent Lake, the Wedding Gazebo and Epcot fireworks from our balcony. The balcony was a lovely place for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at the end of the day. The gift shop (Fittings and Fairings) had a nice variety of products from Disney, Tommy Bahama, and Vineyard Vines. The Ale and Compass and Crew's Cup lounges had great service. The entire family loved the Stormalong Bay pool area. The hotel location on Disney's Boardwalk allows you to walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. We can't wait to go back to the Yacht Club next year!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

For conferences and conventions Disney puts Marriott to shame. Responsive to concerns, all of which were resolved immediately. Food service was exceptional and servers were intuitive in meeting needs and wants. Would not hesitate to return with my wife! Thanks for the positive experience!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#25 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#46 Business Hotel in Orlando
#62 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#77 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Yacht Club Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 621
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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Also Known As:
Disney`s Yacht Club Hotel Orlando
Disneys Yacht Hotel
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Disney Yacht And Beach Club
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