Stayed here for 4 nights during the American Spring Break.
We stayed in Block 1, room 1107, on the ground floor at the back of the building. So, on paper one of the 'worst located rooms'. In reality it was still, even though one of the furthest rooms from the pool & the restaurant, only 2/3 mins walk from the centre of the hotel.
Overlooking the car park we still had a lovely, shrub lined walkway outside our window (if on upper floors I suppose you would have seen the car park). We loved our room, great size, quiet, brilliantly located for the boat to Downtown Disney.
The beds were huge and comfortable - even big enough for my 13yo son and husband although I got the better deal and shared with my 7yo daughter!
Newly refurbished bathrooms are massive and beautifully decorated.
Free coffee machines lovely but make sure to request extra sachets as you only get a few.
Great flat screen tv, plenty of hanging and drawer space, nice bedding and guest services delivered an extra pillow for me within half an hour!
We arrived Tuesday afternoon, relaxed in our room then got ready to go for dinner at Planet Hollywood in DD. Waited 10 mind as we'd just missed one then had the loveliest boat trip as the sunset to DD. arriving back afterwards it was wonderful to get off the boat and walk 1 min round the corner to our room.
Even if you're not on the dining plan (we didn't bother) then buy the refillable mugs. We bought for all 4 of us for about £40 which sounds a lot but even just with our morning coffee & tea and kids' soft drinks plus the soft drinks to take on the bus to the parks and a night time drink we well got our money's worth. In fact add to that the afternoons we spent by the pool those cups were a bargain!
The pool is perfectly adequate, great for my little girl who is 7 and the deeper part for 13 yr old son. I understand what some are saying on here but it has 3 sections and only one is deep for proper swimming. However f you want a 'proper pool' then this isn't it. Lovely pool bar and great kids' activities in the afternoon if you do go back.
We took our time in the mornings, breakfasted in the hotel / in our room with food we brought with us, into the parks for about 6/7 hours (take snacks and water!), back to the hotel for the afternoon for a swim/a sleep, dinner at the hotel then back to the parks for the extra magic hours. Staying on resort you must really plan your time round the extra magic hours then you can make the most of Disney and this lovely hotel.
Had the most fabulous server in the restaurant (Sassagoula Floatworks) called Rachael. She couldn't accept a tip on our last day but we went to reception to complete a card saying how great she was as she made our experience at the hotel. Well done Disney and well done Port Orleans.
I'd recommend it to anyone and we'll definitely be back :)
- 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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