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1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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  • Floors marked for social distancing
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#87 of 390 in Orlando
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4.4
Value
3.7
Delight in the formal grace of a grand New England-style yacht club at this lakeside hotel. Relax in the inviting elegance of a plush lobby replete with nautical touches, explore the whimsical Stormalong Bay and rent a variety of watercraft from Bayside Marina. Sharing many amenities with its pastel-toned sister, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Yacht Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Babysitting
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Iron
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Alfalls81 wrote a review May 24
Charleston, South Carolina40 contributions71 helpful votes
It pains me a little to write this review. I have really fond childhood memories of Yacht Club. In my adult years I have stayed at virtually every single Disney Deluxe property in Orlando (Grand Flo, Poly, Saratoga, Contemporary, etc.) along with a host of other on/off-property options ranging from The Waldorf, The Swan/Dolphin, Four Seasons Orlando, Wyndham Bonnet Creek, etc. Everything is relative to price point. We had a King Garden/Woods view room and paid $550.00 per night on a $100.00 off summer promotion. In other words, the market rate for the room was $650.00 per night for the weekend we were there. Honestly, the only positive thing I can write about the resort is the convenience to Epcot/Hollywood Studios. But even that comes with a caveat. The walk to Epcot, which is the fastest mode of transportation to that park, is down a blistering hot (and largely unshaded) walking path. Sure you can take the much slower boat over there. But the value just wasn't there for me. I felt the room was very small for the price point - no tub, the toilet/shower area was very small, the room itself felt very tight. Coming from prior stays at The Four Seasons where you get full housekeeping twice daily (even during Covid times) to Disney still continuing to piggy-back on the excuse of Covid to only offer housekeeping every other day - it just really isn't okay anymore. The faux-wood flooring in the room was sticky when we walked in and my shoes squeaked when I walked around in the room. Bell services was also lacking. I waited almost an hour for my luggage to be brought up which interfered with my plans to go to the pool immediately upon arrival. And the pool complex was entirely "meh" to me. So much has been made to do about the Yacht/Beach club pool complex but I was really unimpressed. The pool complex is far inferior to that at The Four Seasons. It really felt like a weird maze where you had to walk up stairs, down stairs, around little island areas to get where you were going. It was so crowded and, let's be honest, everyone knows what all of those kids are doing in the water. We did visit the "quiet" pool by the tennis courts and found that pool mildly enjoyable. But, again, the value just wasn't there for me. Inside the hotel common areas and hallways, I saw used q-tips lying on the floor outside hotel rooms, crumbs, old stinky room service that hadn't been cleared away yet, etc. It also felt like everyone was living like "ants" on top of one another with the relatively low ceilings, skinny hallways, etc. Perhaps everything felt small and constricted because I had just come from staying a week earlier in a far superior 1-bedroom unit at Saratoga Springs. That property had shade, space, much better housekeeping service, and the room was considerably nicer. But the price point for the 1-bedroom unit was similar to the price point for the King room at the Yacht Club so it certainly bears an appropriate comparison if you are weighing your options. I won't be returning to Yacht Club. Personally, I feel there are better options and value for your money elsewhere. If you are really looking for a standout pool complex for your children (and for adults as well), the Four Seasons is the clear winner. The price point is sometimes similar, sometimes more but it is absolutely worth a consideration. If you are looking for shade, space and a better room, I think Saratoga Springs (and other similar resorts) is a better option relative to price. If you are strictly looking for a standard hotel room largely without housekeeping as close to Epcot as possible, Yacht Club could be for you. Although if you are looking for a Boardwalk area hotel, I actually thought The Swan/Dolphin was much better than Yacht Club and better value for your money.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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2Jax wrote a review Aug 2021
Jacksonville, Florida161 contributions211 helpful votes
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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of the best hotels at Disney. Located in the Boardwalk area for Epcot hotels, it is right outside the back gate of Epcot and very near Disney’s Skyliner. The Boardwalk area consists of the Boardwalk, Swan, Dolphin and the sister property, The Beach Club Resort. You can take a pleasant boat trip to Epcot (but it is easier to walk) and a boat or Skyliner to Disney Studios. You can also walk to Disney Studios along the waterway, but it can be a hot walk of over a mile. The location of the Yacht Club is great. The amenities are some of the best at Disney. The Yacht Club shares probably the best pool at Disney with her sister resort, the Beach Club. The pool area is extraordinary. The pool is a series of pools and has a small lazy river to float upon. Some of the pools have a sandy bottom and a sandy beach area. It does get crowded during the hot weather months (most of the time). There are several restaurants at the resort as well. And, like I already mentioned, Epcot, the Boardwalk, The Swan and Dolphin are out your back door for other restaurants and bars! Being the Yacht Club, there is a strong nautical theme which I thought was well done. It does have a “club” feel to the place. It is quiet in my opinion for a Disney hotel in that it has small lobby and smaller public areas. This is a plus to me. The rooms are well done. I believe they went through a recent refurbishment. I believe every room has a balcony. We found the service of the "cast members" to be excellent and were greeted at the front door upon arrival. There are many “pros” and few “cons” to this place. I would say the only “con” would be the price, so if you find a good price, you are good to go.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Disney Social Reviews, Owner at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thanks for sailing by with your glowing review. As you mentioned, this Resort is known for its perfect location to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot along with wonderful dining options at Disney's BoardWalk Inn. And when you aren't exploring the Parks, Stormalong Bay is a great place to relax and catch some rays. There truly is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. I appreciate the opportunity to read about your visit. We "shore" can't wait to welcome you back home again real soon. Zoey Disney Social Reviews
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SW19Traveller wrote a review May 14
London, United Kingdom250 contributions198 helpful votes
I stayed at the Disney Yacht Club for a week over Easter this for a family Disney holiday. We booked four double queen bed rooms with lake view and the hotel was very helpful in accommodating our request for two adjoining rooms with connecting door. We chose the Disney Yacht Club because of the location, its relatively recently refurbishment and because it was a Disney property with the accompanying benefits. The rooms were all great: clean, still looking very fresh, spacious and we made full use of the balconies to relax in the evening whilst watching the fireworks. The alternate day only housekeeping worked fine and there were no problems getting what we needed outside of this. The family of five (kids were 11, 8 and 8) in our group found the adjoining room set up worked well with no-one getting under anyone else’s feet. What really blew us away and totally justified the premium price tag was the location. We loved the whole lake area: the hotel pool, the wonderful promenade round the lake, the Boardwalk shopping, food and attractions and just how well kept it all was. It really was a great place to relax as well as a convenient location for the parks. Having Beaches and Cream on our doorstep was great and a special shoutout must go to the frozen margarita and lobster wanging stalls at the Boardwalk. The fact that Epcot was 8 minutes walk away was amazing and Hollywood Studios was about 10 minutes by boat - it just made things so pleasant having such easy access to two of the four parks. The shuttle buses to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom were fine too - the waiting time system worked well and we did not have any problem getting on buses when we wanted. In both cases, the bus drop off was super convenient for the park entrance, so a definite benefit of staying in the WDW resort. We originally booked to go in 2020, but the pandemic caused the trip to be postponed two years. What was really noticeable was how the benefits for Disney resort guests have been eroded, notably with the removal of free airport transfers and free access to fast track lanes in the parks. However other benefits such as early access to dining reservations, early park entry and the ability to charge everything back to your room were very helpful. I would say there were only two downsides to the stay: firstly it is not cheap and you pay a considerable premium for the location and (relatively) seamless Disney experience. As I mentioned above, these were things we appreciated and on balance worth the cost, but do not come expecting any bargains. Secondly getting breakfast can be challenging. Unlike any other hotel I have ever stayed in, you can’t just turn up at the hotel restaurant and get breakfast. You have to make a booking through the centralised system which is a PITA at the best of times trying to get a table at a convenient time for a party of 8. I get it in the parks, but for breakfast, seriously? (The Ale & Compass breakfast is very nice once you’re seated, but it involves a level of planning I’m not used to!) The other breakfast option is the Market at Ale & Compass, but the takeaway food there is not great and the service is shambolicly slow. Overall though we loved the Disney Yacht Club and would definitely choose it again for a really relaxing Disney experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Barbara D wrote a review May 8
Baltimore, Maryland94 contributions29 helpful votes
The idea of the yacht club sounds good in theory. In reality it only ok and not worth the cost. Despite Disney being aware that we were on property at 9am because we were doing a split stay from CBR, our room was not ready until 4pm, an hour after check in time. Then the room we are assigned is far away from the lobby overlooking a roof top. Two of the elevators are broken or just never come so plan on it taking 10 minutes to get to and from your room. The front desk was rude and acted like I wasn't worth their time. Once we got our room assignment, I asked the FD for a map and directions and the woman told me she wasn't sure and circled and area on the map where she thought our room might be. She was wrong. So more time trying to find our room. Then the door does not open with the magic band. So back to the front desk to get that fixed. It took the FD 10 minutes to update the door band issue. Finally got in the room and found the sink would not drain so a call to the FD for maintenance was made. Oh and in the evening the bathroom light would not stop flickering so another call for maintenance. The hairdryer was also broken, again maintenance. Each time I spoke to the FD I was treated as if my call was a bother to them. The woman even asked if i really wanted another hairdryer brought to the room or if I was just letting her know. Why would I have called about the hairdryer unless I has been trying to use it? When I asked at the FD for directions as to how to enter the pool, she waved towards the doors and said 'go outside, you'll find it.' When I asked for directions to the restaurants the woman actually told me that I didn't need to know because the restaurants take reservations and they were full. Well we had reservations and even if we didn't that was incredibly rude. I know it is just my daughter and I for this trip and not a huge group, but to be treated like and inconvenience with every interaction at the FD was awful. There are positives to my experience. James at beaches and cream is an excellent server and made our dinner experience great. Kelly at ale and compass is also an excellent server and made mother's day breakfast nice. Both smiled, checked in to see if we needed anything, and were knowledgeable about food options. The pool is nice but not what I expected. It was billed as a mini water park. It's really not. The slide is awesome but my kid and I have enjoyed the slides at GF, Kidani, WL, and CBR too. The pool at YC does not outweigh the horrid experience with the FD. The location is great. But we had just come from CBR which also has an excellent location. In the end, I likely would not stay at YC again due to the horrible experience with the front desk. There are better resorts and CBR and WL are still my two favorites.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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anonymous9257 wrote a review May 5
Boston, Massachusetts15958 contributions284 helpful votes
I recently stayed at the Yacht Club in a Club Level room. The lounge was always fully stocked and everyone extremely helpful. The balcony also had a lovely view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks during the evening dessert hours. My room was very quiet, which was surprising to me as it was near the elevator. It had a lovely view of the gardens and partial view of the Boardwalk hotel. I could see some brief fireworks over the Dolphin hotel. I rented a Cabana which was a highlight of the stay. Very relaxing and I enjoyed all the amenities and services provided. The only downside was the private area was not really being enforced and several people came in just to look around or walk through the back gate. The construction workers also came through at various points during the day. The Construction work around the pool was a little distracting and there was also some foul language being used in full earshot of families and children.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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vs4110 wrote a review Apr 2022
San Diego, California6 contributions4 helpful votes
The water in my room was brown with sediment. Water was turned off without notice. I didn’t use tap water for anything. Scary! Food and beverage was tasteless. They do not accommodate gluten or other allergies. Lots of unhealthy packages and processed food.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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NYCworldtraveler2 wrote a review Apr 2022
NYC211 contributions163 helpful votes
I wanted to like this resort more than I did. Unfortunately I don’t see what all the hype is about. From a service quality standpoint I think it was just a barrage. At checkin, the agent at the desk did not ever mention my club level access or the fact that I could have checked in to my room at the club level. Not a single mention. And I had a suite that included this access. The room wasn’t even ready until after 3pm! The only staff that really interacted with me was in the Regatta Club at breakfast on the club level. Comparing the breakfast offered here to other hotels, I would advise you NOT to pay for the added privileges and amenities of the Club Level. It wasn’t worth it. It didn’t feel exclusive or value added. The food was not great. The service didn’t feel any different. They didn’t deliver on the promises of service for club level. Save your $200 extra per night. Spend that elsewhere. The suite was nice. But a big pet peeve with luxury and resort hotels - the towels. These bath towels were all rough and scratchy. One expects soft and luxurious, but there felt more like a cheap hotel that doesn’t spend any money on fabric softener or refreshing it’s towel inventory that often. The pillows were not 100% down/feather, but the cheaper foam chunks mixed with feathers. Another pet peeve for what is supposed to be a higher end property. The air conditioning also would not go lower than 65 degrees. So if you get warm during the day due to the heat, it’s hard to cool off. There are no stocked minibars but there is a refrigerator. Also no free bottled water, even in a suite which was surprising. Bed itself was comfortable and high up off the floor. No electrical outlets at or on the nightstand so a pain to recharge the phone or watch and have them at arms length. Not sure who designed this but they obviously did not check with consumers to test reactions. All in all I think this resort felt more like an average hotel, and I wouldn’t likely spend that amount per night as the value just isn’t there for the premium paid.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Traveler wrote a review Apr 2022
Tucson, Arizona20 contributions4 helpful votes
The Yacht Club is a fabulous location in walking distance to Epcot. The ferries and buses to other parks are literally right out the door. I loved the boardwalk area as well! The room was super clean with lots of great storage for our family of four. The beds were super comfy! The pool is really hyped (shared with Beach Club) and I didn't find it to be THAT impressive. A few cons: you have to run a maze to get to the bar for drinks or the bathroom. Over bridges, around gates- it isn't set up very conveniently and they need better signage. I've seen much more impressive pools, TBH. The lazy river is small. They allow children to use it as a pool, jumping in and out of the river splashing people and getting stuck under people's tubes. That didn't really feel safe to me. There are not enough chairs- we would walk around for 30 minutes to find a single open chair. Many people leave their towels on the chair and you never see them again, even though it says to not save chairs. There is a really small pool on the other side that is not real impressive but quiet with open chairs. No bar or snack bar though. The staff was super friendly, even though the people staying there felt a little stuffy.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Roland k wrote a review Apr 2022
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Booked 4 rooms in this Luxury (sic) Resort. First night found a toe nail and other nail bits in my bed. Really! Problems checking in after a transatlantic flight, crowded, sun-beds and now at 21:45 a convention party is in full swing outside our room. No notification and hoping my four young grandchildren are asleep. Disney is now all about the money. The magic is dead (my 5th trip) and it’s very clearly about corporate profit. Shame..
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Don’t expect value for money nor the service of a top level hotel.
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Jayne K wrote a review Apr 2022
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Having stayed at the Beach Club next door, we expected the Yacht Club to be similar. It was difficult to check our party of 14 in to start with and when you are tired from a transatlantic flight it was not a good sign. The rooms are not cleaned or beds made each day but every 3rd day. The shower room is so small only one person can get in at a time and with difficulty shut the door. There has be a conference reception outside our room every morning and tonight there is a disco for over 200 people! It’s difficult to find a sunbed by the pool after 10.30 am and it’s so crowded. We feel like we are just money making cattle for Disney, not valued guest These are just a few of the issues this expensive Disney hotel has. If you want a special, peaceful, family hotel don’t stay here. 😡
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Nearby attractions include Fantasmic! (0.7 miles), Epcot (0.6 miles), and Soarin' (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karamell Küche, La Cava del Tequila, and L'Artisan des Glaces.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Disney's Yacht Club Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Disney's Yacht Club Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Disney's Yacht Club Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.