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Walt Disney World Orlando Hotels

Disney's Port Orleans Resort–Riverside

  • 1251 Riverside Dr. Map It
  • $$
  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Carriage rides
  • River cruises
  • Lots of recreation options for kids

Cons

  • Shuttle to parks can be slow
  • No shortage of extremely noisy youngsters

Updated 04/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Buildings in this family-friendly, moderately priced resort look like Southern plantation–style mansions (in the Magnolia Bend section) and rustic bayou dwellings (in the Alligator Bayou section), and you can usually pick which section you want. The registration area resembles a steamboat interior; you can take horse and carriage rides along the river; and the 3½-acre, old-fashioned swimming-hole complex called Ol' Man Island has a pool with slides, rope swings, and

a nearby play area.

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Hotel Information

Address:

1251 Riverside Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830, USA

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Phone:

407-934–6000

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 2,048 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 04/30/2014

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By ricesk

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May 13, 2008

Great Theming and Good Value

Really loved this resort....especially for the money. The theming is great, food court and restaurant excellent. It has a bar and entertainment too. Pool was very fun for the kids. Will definitly be returning here. Plenty to do and see. Only downside....the shuttle was slow and the registration staff not very friendly or helpful. Other than that, excellent!

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Apr 28, 2007

not impressed

we expected more from a walt disney world resort. this was the only lodging choice on disney property that could accommodate a family of 5 with 3 children under age 11. Having 2 adjoining rooms with small children was not an option, and the available suites were over $3000 for the week (not including park passes or mealplans.) The room was small and housekeeping was poor. We did not receive fresh bed linens all week, and our daughter's pillowcase

was turned inside-out by housekeeping when it got dirty; it was not replaced. Dirty glasses were not changed when requested. We had 2 full size beds; a decent and comfortable nights sleep for my husband and i was practically impossible after a long day in the parks. There was a pile of human feces on the sidewalk outside of our building (probably from a small child) that was left for days for guests to sidestep. A sewage like smell was constantly in the air. WDW should pay more attention to making their existing resorts better instead of putting in a new luxury golf resort (the 4 seasons). If we ever go back to WDW we will NOT stay on disney property.

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By Jack

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Mar 25, 2006

A RELAXING VISIT TO THE OL' SOUTH

Our family of five had a beautiful experience for four days at the Port Orleans Riverside. Rooms were very clean, easy to find in the two story units. Restaurants were within a very easy walking distance. Employees was very friendly and helpful. We would return for another relaxing visit.

By Mary

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Jul 4, 2003

What a Romantic Feel, Too Bad I Was Alone!

I've stayed at all of the Disney moderate resorts and Riverside is the best! The setting is just lovely. A river winds through the beautifully ladscaped property allowing for lots of recreational opportunities. There is a great walkway for biking, jogging, or just strolling at night with your significant other. The rooms are small, but pretty. If you are trying to decide between a Marriott or Hilton and Disney's Riverside, go for Riverside, there

is much more magic.

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Mar 23, 2002

I like this resort

I decided not to reserve until I could see the different resorts first hand. I drove through and visited each resort, and hands down my 6 year old and I both chose Port Orleans Riverside. I love the Lobby and cafeteria, its perfect for pizza, or a light lunch or dinner. I always opt for a room that is close to the parking lot, and the main pool. We just love the pool area, at noon each day the waterfalls start, and the waterslide is great. The rooms

are only 133 per night, and I really like the comfortable feel of the bayou rooms. Its patchwork, but it really worked for me. I've been there twice and would go again. I feel like the value for your money and the ability to hop a bus to any theme park, and the ability to purchase your theme park hopper ticket is priceless. You really feel like you've been on vacation when you go here. Just be sure to ask for nonsmoking rooms.

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