A Review of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, including the location, amenities, and rooms at the Yacht Club.
A convenient, elegant Disney hotel that is also kid friendly? While this may seem to be something almost impossible to find, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort absolutely fits the bill. I had the opportunity to check out the Yacht Club (part of Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort complex) during the Disney Social Media Moms Conference, and it’s definitely a fabulous option for families visiting Walt Disney World to consider.
Note: As an attendee of the Disney Social Media Moms conference, I received discounts and perks, although I did pay a fee to attend. I am a former member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. A purchase/click through one of these links may result in a commission paid to us at no additional cost to you.
A Review of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Location of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is located in the Epcot area of the resort, adjacent to the Beach Club Resort. While the Beach Club is more fun and casual, the Yacht Club is a more elegant resort. However, it’s still entirely kid friendly.
Transportation to the parks from the Yacht Club is fairly easy. There’s a direct bus to the Magic Kingdom, a shared bus to Animal Kingdom, and boats to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studio. It’s also very easy to walk to Epcot’s World Showcase – we did that rather than take the boat.
If you enjoy dining at Epcot, it’s a great location because you can enter the park through the back entrance for dinner (just make sure you have the park hopper on your ticket if you are planning to visit another park that day).
Rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
We stayed for four nights, in a garden-view standard room. While the view wasn’t too exciting (we overlooked a tennis court), we weren’t in the room long enough to even bother with opening the shade. Instead, we spent our time on property down by the beach, at Stormalong Bay, eating at Beaches and Cream, and and checking out the arcade.
The room was very comfortable, with two queen beds and a pullout couch. Rooms with one king bed are also available. There’s also a refrigerator, a coffee maker, a large flat-screen television, and a sink outside of the bathroom (essential when traveling with a family). The hotel itself doesn’t have a quick-service restaurant, although coffee and breakfast pastries are available for purchase in the lobby.
Other room types include standard view (which are usually of a roof or a parking lot), woods view, or water view (which would be a view of the quiet pool or Crescent Lake). Club level rooms are also available. These include access to the club level with food and drinks available as well as a separate concierge.
Amenities at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
The Yacht Club features a number of fabulous amenities, some of which are shared with the Beach Club. Our favorite is Stormalong Bay, the 3-acre water complex featuring a small lazy river, a sandy-bottomed pool, a waterslide, and three whirlpools.
If you are staying at the Yacht Club, I definitely recommend saving at least an afternoon to spend time at Stormalong Bay. In addition to that complex, the Yacht and Beach Club resorts also offer three quieter pools, if you are looking for a more low-key experience. If you are looking to save some money, you can even forgo a day at the parks to just spend time at the resort.
There are lots of other amenities at the resort, including an arcade, salon, fitness club, and tennis courts. If you are looking to dine at the resort, there are a number of restaurants and bars, including the Yachtsman Steakhouse, Cape May Cafe, Martha’s Vineyard Lounge, Ale and Compass Lounge, Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill, Crew’s Cup Lounge, and the Beach Club Marketplace. You’ll also be just a short walk away from the restaurants at the Boardwalk, Epcot, and the Swan and Dolphin.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830