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“Quaint, quiet and charming” 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 #40 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
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“Quaint, quiet and charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We've stayed at French Quarter four times now. It is so pretty and quiet. They have activities for the kids, to keep them busy. The pool is nice and has a slide.
It is is nice in the evening, to hear the horse drawn carriage, clomping down the street.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just got home from Disney, 6-12-2014. If you are planning a vacation at Disney World, look no further. After staying at PC and AofA, our experience at PO French Quarter was wonderful. We arrived at hotel from Magical Express bus and Mary Beth (concierge) was waiting for us with our welcomed package and our room was ready and it was close to lobby. There really was no bad locations in entire property. Its great if you're traveling with seniors. We decided to try for a dinner reservation even though it was last minute, and Bryne (concierge) was able to get us one at Magic Kingdom. It was my granddaughter's birthday and every where we went, the staff made her feel special with greetings and songs. LOL. The property was very clean and the rooms were very comfortable and spotless. Housekeeping was there everyday. The pool was very cute and they supplied towels, which was a problem at the other resorts we stayed at. The bus service was great, no long lines. The food court was ok, nothing real special, if there was anything that could be improved it would be to have a restaurant there. They did have a ice-cream parlor. To sum it up, the customer service was excellent!!! I definitely would stay there again. Hated to leave.

Room Tip: Try to book a garden view room, it's little more money, but so worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Barrie, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was our 3 rd visit to Port Orleans, French Quarter and the first time we had hot
weather..pool worthy. My daughter took my 4 year old twin granddaughters to the pool
while I went and started laundry...5 steps from the pool area.
When I sat down and watched them on the pool slide I noticed 3 lifeguards...upon closer
inspection there were 6....6 lifeguards...3 in chairs and 3 constantly watching the swimmers and the water. I have never seen such attention to safety...ever. The lifeguards on patrol where constantly moving and watching the water,,,the swimmers..the water...the swimmers. I was there
on 2 occasions and the attention by the lifeguards never wavered. I am so impressed.
Plus there are lots and lots of life jackets for the little ones...they run out....they bring out more.
Going back in January...can't wait.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Auburn, New York
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had a great time at Port Orleans. It is a smaller resort and we really enjoyed having the quiet. The room looked newer and was tastefully decorated. We really liked how the toilet/shower was section off from the sink and dressing area (we were able to get more people showered and dressed quickly this way). The wi-fi had strong service as well. We were in Building 7 on the 3rd floor. I thought this may be a problem as it is one of the buildings farthest away but it looks deceiving from the map. It only took us maybe 5 minutes to walk from our building to the pools and main building. The pool area was usually clean and during the day there are always pool activities going on. Everyone was really nice while we were there and wanted to accommodate our every need. At night there was a campfire and then a movie and it was a nice way to relax and unwind (my 5 year old usually fell asleep during the movie).
The resort is about a 10 minutes walk to Riverside (which is much larger). It was nice to have a change of scenary and use their pool and we rented a surrey bike (which we had a blast one).
The only problem we had was with housekeeping. They kept moving things and we were unable to find one of our cell phone charges. We called down to the front desk and they had one for us within an hour. They were also quick when we needed more towels and pillows.
I am glad we decided to choose a moderate resort instead one of the basic/economy ones. We would probably stay here again but would like to try a different resort next time (not Riverside, way too busy for us).
FYI...there is no fitness center on site...maybe it is because you walk so much at Disney they don't think you need one.

Room Tip: We stayed in Building 7 and liked being a little farther away from the pool and main building. It...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

LOVE THIS RESORT! The food court is great and never super busy, cute store, nice pool, nice and VERY clean rooms. I suggest a room in building 2, 4 or 5 to be close to the pool and food court. We had a pool view so it was sometimes loud late at night and in the mornings so I suggest a garden or river view. I like how everything is close unlike some of the other resorts where there can be a lot of walking. Buses look 5-10 minutes every time we waiting and most of the times we had to pick up or drop off at Riverside so that was a pain especially after a long day on the parks and we had to stop at all 4 bus stops at Riverside before getting home to French Quarter. During busier seasons you won't have to deal with this. We also sometimes had to pick up or drop off at Typhoon Lagoon. So, it you are counting on the motor coach, get there early (up to an hour before the parks open) so you can can on a bus in case you have to pick up at Riverside. Don't be in a hurry if you are leaving the parks after closing because it will take you some time to get back to your room. We never had this problem when we stayed at Pop Century, Riverside, Caribbean Beach or All Star Music. I guess because it is a smaller resort they share before the busy summer season even though there was a lot of people staying at the resort and using the bus service. If you have older kids, they make not like the slide. My daughter loves the slide at Riverside, French Quarter, not so much. We had to go to the pool at Riverside one day because the one at French Quarter is "boring". If you have little kids it should be fine but if they are older, the slide is nothing to be thrilled about. It is too bad because the pool is really cool and the Sea Serpent looks awesome, especially at night. I highly recommend this resort to anyone. Walking around the grounds at sunset or early in the morning is so beautiful and peaceful. My FAVORITE Disney resort so far!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Windsor, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have stayed at other Disney moderate resorts and found this one to be quite nice. I love the fact that everything on the complex is pretty close in proximity. If you have ever stayed at a moderate resort you know that you have a pretty good chance that you are going to have to walk a good 5-10 minutes to get to all the places on the resort. This was not the case with Port Orleans French Quarter. The down side to this resort was that the rooms were just average. There was nothing special about any of them here. If you left a note or asked for anything the housekeepers would leave it for you. Another benefit to staying at a smaller moderate resort is that the lines for the buses and the frequency of the buses to go to the parks were great. My family did not wait for more than 10 minuets for a bus to arrive. We also had a scooter, and there was only one time that we had more than one person with a scooter get on the same bus with us. I would definitely stay at this resort again. If you have mobility issues and want a resort with everything very close this is it. Also, the bar in the lobby was nice. The bartender makes some slamming drinks!

Room Tip: Great for people with mobility issues. Building Two was in a decent location to the boat dock, lobb...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We are Disney fanatics that visit at least once a year and sometimes more. French Quarter is our favorite Disney moderate resort because of it's size. It is much smaller than most of the Disney properties so you don't feel like you are still standing in line in the park when you are at the hotel. The rooms were renovated a few years ago and it is one of the few moderate hotels which has queen size beds as most have only doubles. The pool is very nice and the food court is not overwelming like some of the larger hotels. The cobble stone street and horse drawn carriages are a nice touch. It almost feels like you really are in New Orleans.

Room Tip: You will pay a little more for rooms on the river but the view is nice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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: 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:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#25 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#37 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):
Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is inspired by the romance and pageantry of the historic French Quarter in New Orleans, and where every day is a celebration. Step through a wrought-iron portal into an alluring world of delicious Cajun food, jazz music and dazzling parades. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Port Orleans French Quarter
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