These big Crescent Lake inns next door to Epcot seem straight out of a Cape Cod summer, with their nautical decor, waterfront locale, airy, light-filled rooms, rocking-chair porches, and family-friendly water-based activities. The five-story Yacht Club has hardwood floors, a lobby full of gleaming brass and polished leather, an oyster-gray clapboard facade, and evergreen landscaping; there's even a lighthouse on its pier. At the Beach Club, a croquet lawn and cabana-dotted white-sand beach set the scene. Stormalong Bay, a 3-acre water park with a pirate ship slide and whirlpools, sits between the clubs.
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830, United States
407-934–8000-Beach Club; 407-934–7000-Yacht Club
Sep 13, 2012
The Disney Yacht Club is a great location. Centrally located among Disney's properties, you can get anywhere in a reasonable amount of time. Very nice pools for the kids and decent food options make it a nice place for a day where you need a break and don't want to travel too far afield. A hint: there a substantial gift shop in the hotel (opposite side of the elevators from the main lobby). It carries quite a few items that are also found
in shops in Downtown Disney but, being less traveled, the gift shop tends to have things in stock in sizes sold out in Downtown. Staff is very kind and helpful. Rooms are comfortable if a bit overly-chilled (not shy about there AC settings at this resort) but the review of the room is also where they are most showing their age. Specifically, the electriocal systems are a bit iffy. LIghts are on individual switches and the plugs aretempermental at best. Three times in three days I departed my room only to find that the deice I had left charging was drained. The GFI outlet was "popped" when I arrived and had to be reset so I would guess that the prior guests were also having some issues. That being said, wireless high speed in each room and a flat scree that pivots so it can be viewed from anywhere in the room were nice additions. All-in-all, a solid if uninspiring choice amongst the Disney properties. If your plan is to spend very little time in the resort and just use it as a hub for your park-hopping and a place to kick up in solid comfort and recoup, this should be the place for you.