Disney's Yacht Club Resort stands less than one mile from Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park are located one mile away.
Disney's Yacht Club Resort is fashioned after New England's yacht clubs. Lobby decor features beamed-wood ceilings, polished wood floors, and nautical details that include models of seafaring vessels. Complimentary ferries dock at the pier and shuttle passengers to Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and neighboring resorts. Complimentary self parking, area shuttle, concierge services, luggage storage, and tours/ticket assistance are available on property. Dining options include the Captain's Grille that serves American-style fare. The Yachtsman's Steakhouse is a New England-themed restaurant that serves dinner, only. Menu choices include aged cuts of beef and seafood. The Ale and Compass Lounge serves morning pastries and fruit, but later transforms into a bar that specializes in ales and beers. 24-hour room service is also available. Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort share recreational amenities, including Stormalong Bay, a three-acre water park that contains a shipwreck-themed waterslide, a zero-entry-level, sand-bottomed pool, quiet pools, and a white-sand beach. Hurricane Hanna's prepares poolside drinks and sandwiches. The Ship Shape Health Club offers massages and houses a steam room, a sauna, cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, and free weights. Periwig's Beauty and Barber Shop offers beauty services. Complimentary morning yoga is conducted on the beach. Land-based recreation includes volleyball.
This five-story resort offers 630 guestrooms decorated in New England yacht-club style. Accommodations extend onto furnished balconies or patios with views of the gardens, pool, lake or parking area. Beds feature ship's wheel-shaped headboards and are dressed with 250-thread count sheets and nautical-motif duvets. Bathrooms feature separate granite-topped vanities with dual sinks. Accommodations include coffeemakers and compact fridges. Rooms include complimentary wireless Internet access.
Pros: Stayed in newly renovated room. Flooring is a composite made to look like wood. Quiet, soft on feet. Lights and dlectric outlets everywhere. Reading lights built into sides of headboards a nice touch. Pull out couch sleeps one, easy to maneuver.
Pros: Loved the location, pool and on site restaurants.
Cons: Could use a facelift.