We just returned from 6 nights at the Yacht Club and we were very happy with out vacation. The pool is beyond amazing-there is a place for everyone in the family-lazy river, section for games, beach-like part for small children and great slide!
After reading some reviews on here where some feel like it was dated, I highly disagree. I am very critical of cleanliness of a hotel and I have to say that Yacht Club was extremely clean, our room was beautiful-big, bright and comfortable! The staff was super helpful and friendly.
If you are coming with young children the décor of the lobby is a little stuffy-but very close to the lighthouse to catch a boat. I like the location, you never feel like you are in a remote location. You are a quick walk from many things to do besides the parks. We took a walk to the Boardwalk across the lake and it was very fun-magicians, music, activity..very nice night. Bus service was outstanding....never waited more than 10 minutes for a bus.
I do have one negative and that is the quick service availability. There is no quick service in the Yacht Club...just a short walk to the Marketplace in the Beach Club but for a hotel that large, I find it hard to believe that Disney does not cater more to families and have more and bigger quick service places in a hotel this size. The refill station for resort mugs is also soo small...one outside at the pool and one in Beach Club..again so small of a spot. Except for this we were highly satisfied with our stay and would absolutely stay again! Thanks Yacht Club!!!