Yacht Club Resort in Disney World
Prestigious and Elegant, the Disney Yacht Club Resort is designed to have the old-style charm of a distinguished New England Yacht Club. If you were to sail up the New England coast, you would see similar architecture used when building the Disney Yacht Club Resort. You almost expect to see a marina full of large yachts, and although you will find yourself on the banks of Crescent Lake, you will not find any yachts in the harbor. It is easy to see that the Yacht Club fits nicely as one of the Disney World Deluxe Resorts. As you walk into the lobby for the first time, you will see a giant globe positioned perfectly in the middle of the grand room to help show you along your nautical path. The Disney Yacht Club Resort stands out from the other Disney resorts because of the more Nautical Theme that it presents to its guests.
Rooms, Suites & Villas beside the water
You can be confident that the room you choose will make you feel as though you are staying at a large resort in New England by the Ocean. Filled with a nautical theme, the rooms are styled to give you a clean, fresh feel with white furniture and sprinkles of blue colors. Simple nuances in each room add to their appeal, like the Ship’s wheel that is carefully created as part of the bed’s headboard design and of course, Sailor Mickey will be watching over you as he leans up against the base of the light post in the room. Standard rooms come with space to sleep up to 5 guests and have views of the Gardens, Woods or Crescent Lake. Additional space can be added for larger groups by moving up to the two (2) bedroom suite sleeping, 6 guests. If you are a DVC member, there are not any Villas at the Disney Yacht Club but you can book at the sister property next door, the Disney Beach Club Resort.
Disney Yacht Club Reviews
If staying in one of the best Disney World Deluxe Resorts is what you are aiming for, the Yacht Club has not disappointed. The staff is always very attentive to our needs and renting a Cabana by the Pool made for a restful afternoon. We like to stay at either the Yacht Club or the Disney Beach Club because both of these resorts are within walking distance to Epcot and also close to Hollywood Studios. The kids loved Stormalong Bay water park with three (3) pools, a water slide and lazy river. Oh and if you are interested, the Yacht Club is one of the Pet Friendly Hotels in Disney World.
While the Disney Yacht Club is a beautiful resort a few guests complained about the cost of the parking. Self-parking and Valet have a nightly fee per vehicle. Restaurants are very good but expect to pay a premium when you eat at any of the Table Service dining. Others complained about some noise in the hallways during their stay but this was not a normal occurrence.
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Fun Things to Do at Disney Yacht Club
If you can pull your kids away from the Stormalong Bay Water Park at Disney Yacht Club, there are a lot of other great things to do. The Marina is a wonderful option with pontoon boats and SeaRay Raycers to take out on Crescent Lake. There are also bikes and surrey rentals on the pier. Take a ferry boat across the water or walk over to the Boardwalk Inn and take in the Boardwalk dining and shows. There are tons of things to do, so be sure to check out all of the recreation available at the Disney Yacht Club.
Would you believe that the Disney Yacht Club is one of the Pet Friendly Hotels in Disney World? That’s right, you can bring your dog with you if they meet the requirements of staying at a Disney Resort and have fun with them while you have fun with your family.
There are no additional resort fees listed at the Disney Yacht Club but there are some additional fees like parking and pet fees if you bring your dog with you.
Self-Parking and Valet are available at the Yacht Club Resort but there is a nightly fee per vehicle.
Head on over to the Ship Shape Massage Salon Fitness and get your workout done before the day begins. There is also a long walking path around the Yacht Club, Disney Beach Club Resort and the Boardwalk Inn Resort.
Schedule some time for you at the Ship Shape Massage Salon where you can get your hair and nails done and also be pampered with a full body massage.
Exquisite dining options with some of the best surf-n-turf in Orlando is available at the Yachtsman Steakhouse. There are also some great counter service options and be sure to stop by the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop to get your favorite ice cream treats.
Business & Event Spaces
Everything you need to fax, print and ship are available in the Business center located just inside the Convention Center at the Disney Yacht Club Resort.
Most of the Disney Resorts that have water nearby have the option of taking a Water Taxi to the different Theme Parks. The great thing about being on Crescent Lake is that you have Water Transportation that can take you to either Epcot or Hollywood Studios. Did you know that when you stay at the Disney Yacht Club Resort, you are actually so close to Epcot that you can take about a 0.3-mile walk directly into the World Showcase? You also have the option of catching the Disney Bus line that will take you to any of the parks you would like to visit.