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Review of Disney's Beach Club Resort

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Disney's Beach Club Resort
Ranked #102 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Nice place but needs updated.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We loved that we could walk to Epcot and the service was great. The room was large but the carpet and furnishings looked worn. We are vacation club members and stay on points so the cost isn't an issue with us. If I were paying cash I would have an issue with this. Another plus is that the villas are very close to the main beach club hotel. This means very little walking.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We are DVC members and it was our first time staying at BCV we stayed June 2-9th in a Deluxe Studio.

Now for some random musings about Beach Club at WDW

1. I had done online check in and provided my credit card, however when we arrived at BCV they had no record of it. Boo! I had to give my credit card information again.

2. Our room was 205 Deluxe Studio, with courtyard/main entrance view. I enjoyed the view for excellet people watching. The room itself was fine, except the carpet is wearing thin and needs replacing and the fridge smelled slightly of mildew so I had to leave it open for a few hours before using it. We thought it was much quieter than our room at the Boardwalk in September, however, we think we preferred our stay at the Boardwalk because we like the restuarants over there and the BW is smaller.



3. Weather was mostly overcast, hot and humid with heavy rains and tornado warnings on Thursday June 6th and a major thunderstorm in the afternoon/evening Sat June 8th.

4. Loved BCV for the close/walkabe location to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

5. We liked the pool at the BCV both Stormalong Bay and the slide was fast, and the quiet pool at the Vilas.

6. The pretzels in Germany are a great snack and huge.

7. Loved the Grey Goose Slushie in France, they had lemonade flavor and cranberry flavor when we there.

8. Bakery in France opens at 9 am and serves beer and champagne at 9 am. W had drinks before 10 am there twice, and I believe they serve there entire menu all day. We had baguette and cheese platter for breakfast, the baguette sandwiches looked excellent and large enough to share.

9. Garden Grocer delivered on time and accurate order, 2 thumbs up.
10. Owner's Locker pickup and delivery were seamless, another 2 thumbs up.
11. Loved the new Fantasy Land especially the Beast's Castle.
12. Ate dinner at Be Our Guest, 6 month reservation required. Salmon was excellent we ordered Veuve Cliquot $75.00 a bottle, I felt this was a great price. Dessert was the chocolate cupcake, it was awesome. We had photos with the Beast and enjoyed our experience. Next time we will try lunch!
13. Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad at Backlot Express, (vegan ) excellent value at $6.99 and the champagne vinegratte was better than that served at Be our Guest.
14. Bus service was spotty a few times. Overall the driver's were friendly.
15. Boardwalk Bakery was open and doing a brisk business we did a walk by of the dessert case, however, never ended up going back to buy anything.
16. Loved AK , ate at Yak and Yeti , the lunch was the best all around service and meal we had during our stay. Safari was excellent we went early, first ride early morning hours and saw all the animals.
17 Excellent fruit salad at Tamu Tamu AK.
18. Thursday we went to extra morning hour during the rain storm and we rode 10 rides in under an hour and a half, including Peter Pan, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and ThunderMountain Railroad, etc. Poncho'd up.
19.Friday we went to Star Wars Weekend, weather was great that day and we have a wonderful time. The Parade and Hoopla were notably awesome.
20. Ate dinner at Jiko our last night. The food was amazing, however it took a long time for our entrees to arrive. I would eat there again, if there is a slightly different menu. I had duck my husband had beef short ribs. No dessert.

21. Wifi has improved since our stay in Sept 2012 at BWV.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank zsazsa
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DES MOINES IOWA
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Beach Club Villas are now my FAVORITE villas in all of Disney World, and I have stayed in most, including almost all of Disney's resort hotels. The villas are spacious! The villas are very light and airy and decorated with a lovely beachy feel...but the real gem here is the LOCATION AND POOL. You can walk to Epcot in 5 minutes, flat, straight to World Showcase! Amazing location and you cannot get any closer onsite to a theme park than Beach Club Villas! Expensive? Yes, but you pay a premium for this location and it is worth it. The POOL is the best pool I have ever been to! Sand bottom? Awesome! Tons of activities for the WHOLE family! The pool is just as wonderful as everyone says it is. I also loved the shorter hallways at the resort. Some of Disney's hallways can be miles long, or feel like it (like Kidani at Animal Kingdom). I just loved every second we spent there and WILL be back, for sure! Villa was clean and well maintained. Resort staff were friendly. We love this place!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Room location- terrible by the road and noisy.
Room condition- filthy, old, and broken.
Pools- awesome!
Will stay somewhere else until this resort gets a major refurbishment. Not up to 3 star standards!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank angelamb37
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Lincoln, CA
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We love this resort for the pool and location! We spent 8 nights in a 1 bedroom villa in May (our 3rd trip to this resort). It's our favorite WDW resort for the following reasons: quick walk to Epcot & Hollywood Studios, pool time at Stormalong Bay and anytime desserts at Beaches & Cream. The DVC villa rooms are really showing wear and tear and need to be updated and remodeled! Also, the beverage refill station at The Marketplace was dirty and usually out of ice. Everything else was wonderful. We watched movies on the beach at night, played on the swings while watching Illuminations, and spent a lot of time relaxing at Stormalong Bay. We had a late flight our last day and were able to use the hotel spa facilities to shower and change after a fun filled day at the pool. We really appreciated being able to freshen up before the long flight home. We love the Beach Club Villas and if they can just update the rooms and clean up the beverge area it will get an excellent rating from me.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Stayed in a Beach Club 2-bedroom villa in April. Loved the location and the ability to walk to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, etc. Service was good for us, but when checking in, there were several other parties who were visibly upset with the service and accommodations. BUT, we were dismayed with the condition of our room. Refrigerator was leaning into the wall, burners on stove were bent and not working, dents in the wall, broken light switch in kitchen, etc. The worst part was the lack of cleanliness -- carpet was filthy, sofa was worse, tile floors were dirty, hair in the sinks, etc. We complained to the front desk and several repairmen arrived and tried to fix what they could, and cleaned the carpet the next day. The resort was full, so they offered to move us to another room the next day, or to another resort. In the end, we stayed put, because of the hassle and time involved in moving rooms (wanted to be at Epcot, instead of at the hotel waiting for another room). The bottom line -- we paid over $14,000 for a week's vacation for 6 (including room, passes, dining plan) and thought we were getting higher quality rooms. When we go back, we will want to stay in same location, but not in the villas - they're timeshares and not maintained to the same standard as the regular hotel rooms (per a Disney cast member).

Room Tip: If staying at the Beach Club, don't stay in a villa - stay in a regular room!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Rob R
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

When we checked into our room, there were a few broken items, including a clothes dresser that was unusable. The pack and play crib was also dirty (with food), and the entire room (1 BR Villa) had only one roll of toilet paper. Later the same day, the fridge started to leak water. They eventually moved us to a different room (we don't need 3 kids running on wet floors) but only after we insisted they do so. After that the rest of the stay was ok but I found the rooms to be more beat up than their age would suggest. The location of the beach club is outstanding for those with you g kids who like to be able to walk or take a boat taxi to Epcot and MGM, Stormalong Bay is a mini water park in itself. Next time, however, we may try the Boardwalk Vilas.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Doug H
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Property: Disney's Beach Club Resort
Address: 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8443
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#23 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#39 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#77 Family Hotel in Orlando
#97 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Beach Club Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Leisure, elegance and romance converge at this charming New England-style Resort hotel. Delight in stately Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, enjoy exquisite dining and explore the pools, lagoons and whirlpool spas of Stormalong Bay. Sharing many amenities with its sisters, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Disney's Beach Club Villas is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney's Hollywood Studios. ... more   less 
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