Disney's Yacht Club Resort

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 2842 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Deluxe hotel?!

    Reviewed by birds0416() on Jan 13, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    Just returned from Disney Yacht Club Resort and can honestly say this hotel being categorized as a “deluxe” hotel is crazy! Upon checking in we were given our magic bands, my sister spent over 30 minutes with the cast member trying to activate each band, the guy had no clue what he was doing. First impression of hotel lobby....not impressed. We had standard room with 2 queen beds and pullout couch which we didn’t use. There are 2 parts to bathroom, when you first enter there are double sinks and vanity then through another door is toilet/shower/tub. Room with toilet & shower was very small. There was nothing special about room. I’ve stayed in much nicer rooms for quarter of the price. Our first night was horrible. Let me just say the walls in this “deluxe” hotel are paper thin. They took the cheap way out building this hotel and charge a ridiculous amount to stay because they know people will pay. We were kept up till 2am listening to the people in next room talking and laughing. I am not even exaggerating, it sounded like they were in our room. You can hear toilets flushing, people talking in hallway, very disappointing. We tried to call front desk about noise level first night but no answer. The amount of dirty food/beverage trays littering the hallways for days was also disappointing, why does it take days for someone to pickup? Called down to housekeeping and front desk one night for extra blanket and again couldn’t get anyone to answer phone. Didn’t use pool or other amenities so can’t comment on that but pool did look nice. Location to Epcot is only plus as it’s only few minute walk. Bus transportation to parks were long and overcrowded. We waited about 30 minutes to catch bus back from Animal Kingdom and about 25 minutes from hotel to Magic Kingdom. Overall we were not thrilled or impressed with this hotel and certainly doesn’t deserve to charge deluxe prices. I think in general Disney has gotten very greedy with the amount they charge for park tickets/hotels. The overcrowding of parks and wait times for rides even with fast pass is obnoxious and so is the amount they charge to get into each park considering how many rides you can actually get on. Disney isn’t the same magical place it used to be, I think they need to re-evaluate a lot of things and start focusing more on customer experience then how many people they can cram into a park.

    Disney magic!

    Reviewed by R5444JUmichaelo(Central City, Kentucky) on Jan 05, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Disney did it again! Took our first WDW trip without kids and they made our stay MAGICAL by upgrading our room to a beautiful water view of the lagoon and Boardwalk! The resort and grounds are gorgeous and the staff are accommodating and awesome! Located within easy walking distance to Boardwalk, Swan, Dolphin, Epcot and Hollywood studios with Friendship boat service to all. We enjoyed the scenic boat rides almost as much as the parks. Rooms were recently updated and are spacious compared to the value resorts. Cannot beat the location and the pool is awesome! Several great restaurants at the resort and nearby resorts.

    Trip to my family's favorite destination

    Reviewed by macfamm(Phoenix, Arizona) on Dec 31, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We stayed at this hotel 2 weeks ago. We usually stay at the Boardwalk Inn we visit Disney World every couple of years usually for a week around Thanksgiving or Christmas. The rooms are nice the walls are very thin or the family next door was super loud felt like they were in our room every morning at 5 am when they would wake up. Elevaters were always full we had to wait thru 4 elevaters one morning they were all full. Stairs? we went on a hunt for them they were really far from our location. While we were there it was cold and rainy. Bus service to Disney Springs is not what it used to be or is it just this hotel? We waited for 40 min before we finally called an Uber. Then the next night we get down to the bus and my son forgot his glasses we asked the bus driver if he could wait he was walking out the entrance of the hotel we could all see him. He said nope shut the door and pulled away again we called an Uber after waiting for 30 min! Bus service slow.. we found this to be the case coming back from Animal Kingdom as well. We took the bus back to the boardwalk and walked over on a few occasions. The line was at least 2 busses to go back to the Yacht Club and we were in the back. We did not use any of the hotels amenities other then the small coffee shop/gift shop.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Service

    Service-3

    Pretty solid choice

    Reviewed by stevetY6212IW() on Dec 30, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Seems quite a bit nicer than the Swan or Dolphin next door. At a price premium though. Rooms are clean - double vanity separate from the shower and toilet - nice for 3 adults sharing. Beds are comfortable. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The pool that you share with the Beach Club is large but spread out and shallow. The whole area seems set up for kids rather than relaxing adults. A bit of a disappointment. No hot tub either. Better take out food options at Dolphin next door. Overall it’s fine - for the price tag you’d expect more - it’s really like a good Marriott Not a high end hotel chain.

    Favourite Disney hotel

    Reviewed by C8898(Colchester, United Kingdom) on Dec 26, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Yes the deluxe hotels are pricier but you get the best location and none better than this! Walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is why I stay in this area. Yacht Club is gorgeous to look at, the pool is the best at Disney and it's so pretty at night all lit up and right opposite the Boardwalk which is like having your own mini Disney Springs really close by. The rooms are great, really big - request one with a balcony. The only thing that bugs me is not being able to have breakfast in my own hotel! It's impossible to even get advance reservations sometimes and I don't think this is right, especially given the rate I'm paying to stay!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5