Disney’s Beach Club Resort

by Casey Morris on March 7, 2016

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QUICK RESORT OVERVIEW

Resort Category: Deluxe

Resort Size: 576 guest rooms; 282 villas

Bed Options: multiple different options, mostly 2 Queens/Day Bed & 1 King/Day Bed

Transportation Options: Bus transportation; water transportation to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, walking distance to Epcot. For more information on how to get everywhere on property, see Navigating with Disney World Transportation

Dining Options1 quick service restaurant, 2 table service restaurants, pool bar, lounge

Pools2 pools; feature pool is more like a mini water park including a sandy bottom, zero entry, lazy river and water slide; hot tub

Overall Vibe: A luxurious resort sitting on the beach of Crescent Lake, with direct walking access to Epcot and it’s own lazy river!


DETAILED REVIEW

Check In/Lobby

Although you can check in as early as you would like, your room is not guaranteed to be ready until 3:00 pm.

The lighting in the lobby is dimmed for a very relaxed feel upon entering.

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Dining

Beach Club Marketplace: quick service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings.

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop: table service restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Advanced dining reservations recommended.

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A few outdoor tables available:

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Cape May Cafe: a table service restaurant providing a character breakfast buffet, and a non-character seafood buffet for dinner. Advanced dining reservations highly recommended.

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Martha’s Vineyard: lounge

Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill: pool side bar and grill

Pools

Stormalong Bay is the feature pool, and one of the most highly sought after pools at any Disney Resort. It is thought of more as a mini water park really. It has a zero entry, sandy bottom, slide and it’s own lazy river attached!

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Recreation

Lafferty Place Arcade

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Volleyball and Tennis Courts

Guided Fishing Excursions

Albatross Treasure Cruise – for ages 4 – 12, setting sail on a pirate adventure!

Nightly campfire with complimentary marshmallows and sticks for roasting, followed by Movies under the Stars.

Sandcastle Club – children’s activity center for ages 3 – 12.

Sandy beach, but no swimming in Crescent Lake!

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View of Boardwalk Inn from the beach:

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Rooms

First, let’s look at the resort map.

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Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts are situated side by side, and share the same feature pool. We will focus only on Beach Club in this article.

There are 9 guest room categories and 3 villa categories:

  • Standard Room: 2 Queen Beds with optional Day Bed and 1 King Bed with optional Day Bed sleeping up to 5 plus an infant.
    • Standard View  – View of rooftop or parking area
    • Garden or Woods View – view of the resort gardens
    • Lagoon or Pool View – view of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake or Quiet Pool
Standard Room Layout

Standard Room Layout

  • Club Level Rooms: 2 Queen Beds with optional Day Bed and 1 King Bed with optional Day Bed sleeping up to 5 plus an infant.
    • Standard View – View of rooftop or parking area.
    • Garden View – view of gardens.
    • Deluxe Room – views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake or Quiet Pool (this room is slightly larger than the standard size, with a small sitting area.
    • Lagoon or Pool View – views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake or Quiet Pool
    • 1 Bedroom Suite – 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa sleeping up to 4 guests plus infant
    •  2 Bedroom Suite – 2 Queen Beds, 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed sleeps up to 7 guests plus infant
1 Bedroom Suite Layout

1 Bedroom Suite Layout

2 Bedroom Suite Layout

2 Bedroom Suite Layout

  • Villas: views of woods, pool or courtyard.
    • Deluxe Studio – 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sized Sleeper Sofa, sleeps up to 4 guests plus an infant.
    • 1 Bedroom Villa – 1 King Bed in master bedroom, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa in living room, full kitchen. Sleeps up to 4 guests plus an infant.
    • 2 Bedroom Villa – 1 King Bed in master bedroom, 1 Queen Bed and 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas, full kitchen and living room. Sleeps up to 8 guests plus an infant.
Deluxe Studio Layout

Deluxe Studio Layout

1 Bedroom Villa Layout

1 Bedroom Villa Layout

2 Bedroom Villa Layout

2 Bedroom Villa Layout

Take a tour through one of the standard rooms!

Transportation

One of the great benefits to staying at Beach Club Resort is the short walk to Epcot’s International Gateway. This is a separate entrance from the main entrance into the park. It opens up directly between the United Kingdom and France Pavilions in the World Showcase as seen below:

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You can also take the Friendship Boat to Epcot or Hollywood Studios:

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There is bus transportation to the other parks as well as Disney Springs. A great resource to understand all of the transportation options is Navigating with Disney World Transportation.

If you have any further questions about Disney’s Beach Club Resort, please contact your PPDD Travel Planner.

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