Choosing my favorite Walt Disney World resort hotel is extremely difficult. Depending on plans and budget, any of the on-property hotels can be excellent. But, given the choice of resorts, we usually choose Disney’s Beach Club Resort. I love the fun, nautical theme, and the location is perfect for our family.
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The Location of Disney’s Beach Club Resort
The location of Disney’s Beach Club Resort is one of the greatest benefits to staying there. It’s located in the Boardwalk area, within walking distance to Epcot, the Boardwalk, the adjacent Yacht Club, and the Swan and Dolphin resorts. In addition, if you are ambitious, you can also walk to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
To get to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs, bus service is available. There’s also a boat that travels to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (as well as nearby resorts). We love dining at Epcot’s World Showcase, so the Beach Club is so convenient. It’s just a quick walk back to our room at the end of the night.
The Rooms at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Rooms at Disney’s Beach Club Resort were recently renovated, and have a clean, coastal theme. Many rooms have two queen beds, as well as a sofa bed. There’s also a small built-in with a fridge and coffee maker (which uses Cuisinart pods) as well as a hairdryer. Free WiFi is also available. Note that when the rooms were renovated, the alarm clocks were removed. I use my iPhone as an alarm clock, but if you don’t, you may want to pick up a travel alarm clock to bring along.
The Amenities at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club Resort shares some amenities with the adjacent Yacht Club resort. The top amenity, in my opinion, is the shared 3-acre pool area – Stormalong Bay. Stormalong Bay features a sandy-bottom pool, a regular pool, a lazy river, three jacuzzis, and a 230-foot water slide. If you’d prefer something more low-key, there are several leisure pools.
For those parents who’d like a dinner out, the Beach Club offers a children’s activity center (additional fees apply). There’s also an on-site gift shop, a health club, an arcade, tennis courts, a beauty salon, and more.
The Restaurants at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
There are so many dining options if you stay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, from the restaurants at the World Showcase to those on the Boardwalk. But there are also several on-site restaurants, including Beaches and Cream, the Cape May Cafe, the Beach Club Marketplace (for quick service food), Hurricane Hanna’s (by the pool), and Martha’s Vineyard (bar). The Yacht Club also offers several restaurants.