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“Small but perfectly formed” 4 of 5 stars
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Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2201 Orleans Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830 (Formerly Port Orleans Resort)   |  
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Ranked #48 of 329 Hotels in Orlando
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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“Small but perfectly formed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stayed here for our honeymoon. Had a corner room, a reasonable size, in a block close to all the amenities the hotel had to offer. Good shower in the room, although some would probably find the bathroom a little small. Service in all quarters was excellent. Food was available from a good-sized food court which served a reasonable selection at a good price - you will need to venture elsewhere if you are looking for a sit-down meal with service. Happily, the Port Orleans Riverside resort is only a 5-10 minute walk along the river - this resort is about 3 times the size of French Quarter, but you can use all the facilities within it, including a very nice restaurant.
A good swimming pool, well attended by life guards & a hot tub are available for use.
The max ride time ton the bus to any of the Disney resorts is about 15 minutes. Downtown Disney can be visited using the riverboat service, weather permitting.
Would definitely stay here again.

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

Just got back from a vacation. Stayed here with 2 young kids. The resort is very clean. Great staff. Good food service. We loved the beignets, chicken quesadilla, shrimp po- boy. I was afraid about the food quality and coffee after reading some of the reviews, but I am glad those reviewed turned out to be wrong. I wish the pool was heated. The too was smallish but when u have to spend the day at the park, I don't think it really matters. Staff was very friendly except the airline checkout desk lady called Amanda. She was very rude. Although
I don't believe she was an airline employee, so can't blame Disney for that. All in all a great 10th anniversary trip. Kids lo Ed the resort. It's small , very easy to get around. The laundry service was great. With $2 each for wash and dry, it was good. They even had detergent and they weren't trying to rip you off with prices. Will definitely stay here again. The boat ride to downtown disney was beautiful. The gift shop was good, too. They have a good selection despite what any reviewer says. So of u want good service, clean intimate resort, good food stay at port orleans French quarter.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I don't really buy into the whole New Orleans theme, or at least I did not before my visit to Port Orleans French Quarter. My wife and two daughters (14 and 11) signed up for a week at this Disney resort, which is considered one of Disney's moderate resorts. We don't spend much time in the room, so we don't want to spend as much as we would at one of the higher end resorts. When I signed up for a vacation at WDW, the French Quarter was one of the few rooms left because it was Spring Break week and the resort was quickly filling up. Anyhow, after I made the reservations, I was surprised to read such good reviews on tripadvisor and in the unofficial guide to WDW. I still was not sold though.

After the first couple of days, I found this place to be my new favorite moderate resort at Disney. The building colors are appealing, the layout of the place is appealing, it has very clean rooms, it has a very good casual dining area and the pool was good enough (best for small kids). You can walk to a pool at the adjoining resort if you want something geared towards older kids/adults.

I found the staff to be exemplary and really could not find much fault. There are small things that might be improved upon, but considering how many things are done well at this resort, I won't even mention them. Some reviewers fussed about the Jet-like toilets waking them up, and they are right about the noise. However, we always get up very early at WDW, so those noises never woke us up and I never really heard the noises during the day or evening either. We are early risers at WDW, so maybe we made noise in the morning. We were also on the third floor, which may have made a difference.

If we go back again, we will seek a room at Port Orleans French Quarter. Kudos to Management and staff alike!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We just got back from a week stay at this hotel. We were very pleased with our experience. The rooms were a bit small and the bathroom a bit cramped but all were clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I had one small complaint about the front desk staff as some seemed young and inexperienced. I received wrong info from one of the them about check out time and the showers at the pool. We were expecting mediocre food but were pleasantly surprised by the options, the quality, and taste of the food. You MUST have a beignet if you stay here!! It was nice to have a small and quiet hotel with all amenities within close distance. Our daughter loved the pool and it was often hard to get her out. Travelling back and forth to the parks was easy with the buses, though sometimes a bit crowded. All in all, we were happy with our stay, would recommend it to others, and would go back in the future.

Room Tip: Building three was in the middle of all of the amenities, equi-distant to the pool, boat rides, food...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bolton england
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Just back from our 2nd magical visit to this fab hotel,I was injured before we travelled and on crutches ,so I requested a room on low floor and near bus stops,many thanks to hotel I was given ground floor and in block 4 which is nearest bus stops,all staff and disney cast members in all of disney was so v helpful .i got a rest card from customer relations at Epcot on day 1'which was a god send its a special assistance fast pass.for use in all of disney parks,could use all fast pass entrances at any time for 14days.we had quick dinning plan which was brill ,so much food n drinks and many places to choose from all hotels in disney all parks n downtown too.tip for drinks like beer n wine is hess gas station downtown across from pleasure island bus stop 15dollers for 18 cans Budweiser the best hol def go back hear in few yrs

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This place is super romantic. Don't let the cute pool steer you away if you are going as a couple. I had some of the best room service EVER! The maid left us cute little animal towels every day we stayed.....soooo fun!! The grounds are lovely to wander, and it's fun to take the boat to Downtown Disney. I have stayed in every single Disney Property Resort and this one is one of my favorites!! Totally recommend this place!!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Found our room to be dark and dingy unlike the lovely bright pictures in the brochures. Felt the bathroom was outdated and in need of replacing. Air con was a noisy great hulk that we couldn't stand to turn on. On the plus side small resort so everything close to hand. Swimming pool and hot tub were excellent. Easy to get to parks on the Disney transport. If on the dining plan would advise Downtown Disney for food rather than hotel as food here not brilliant except for mickey breakfast waffles.
Main disappointment was with the chambermaids(weekend one) who failed to check the beds before stripping them taking our son's irreplaceable bear with the laundry never to be seen again. Reception staff were wonderful although little they could do and gave my son a Duffy bear to try to ease upset. Concierge quite grumpy and not overly helpful the couple of times we used him. Overall for the price we paid for a moderate resort feel could do better. Stayed Feb 2012.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2201 Orleans Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830 (Formerly Port Orleans Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#31 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#41 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1008
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Revel in the romance and pageantry of New Orleans's historic French Quarter at this Resort hotel, where cobblestone streets, gas lamps, wrought-iron balconies and fragrant magnolia blossoms evoke the Antebellum era and colorful Mardi Gras characters and jazz keep things lively. Then stroll along the Sassagoula River to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, home to Cajun and Creole specialties. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Port Orleans French Quarter
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