Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 8778 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Nice, but could do with some updating

    Reviewed by SarahGrubb19(Yorkshire, United Kingdom) on Aug 10, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We booked into this resort for our Orlando honeymoon in August 2019, travelling from England. Check in was quick and relatively easy despite some queuing (to be expected in peak season) and the scenery is beautiful, made even more enjoyable by the hot weather! Lots of play parks and water areas which would be useful for those travelling with children. Our hotel was quite a walk from reception but that did not matter as much as we rarely went there. The food offerings were not great and expensive - for breakfast there were very limited options and I struggled to find healthy or truly nutritious foods. There are different pick up points for each section of the resort and are a few minutes walk at best and shaded with fans, from there the shuttle takes you straight to the parks. We found these were mostly on time and reliable but we did have to wait for an hour once, which was not great, but management were very apologetic. Now the room - our room was in Aruba (a long walk from reception) and to be honest could have done with some decoration - it seemed quite old and dark, but clean enough and it was cleaned every day, which was useful! My main issue was the fact that a honeymooning couple were put next to a large and very noisy family, the walls are very thin and we could hear the children from 5am until midnight when we were in our rooms, which disrupted my sleep and resulted in me not enjoying my stay as much. Overall a good place to stay but be aware of the limited food options, potential long walks, dated rooms and thin walls!

    Holiday November 2019

    Reviewed by cafc_fan77(London, United Kingdom) on Aug 06, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We stayed in a Pirate Room with our two kids and had a adjoining room for my brother and his family. Our kids loved the theming and were very happy to be close to the Skyliner. Great transport to the parks and food options great. We all hope to return as soon as possible.

    Great hotel, terrible food

    Reviewed by law391(Pensacola, Florida) on Aug 04, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We said at the hotel for 5 days and enjoyed all the amenities. Great pools and a lot of grounds. The bar at the main pool was nice even though pricey. But the WORST part of the stay was the food at Centertown Market. Due to the OVERREACTION of Covid we could only do food orders over the Disney app. We order Cuban sandwiches, Jerk chick bowl and hamburgers. The Cuban sandwich was ok the fires were awful. The tasted like they were cooked the day before and microwave. The jerk chicken bowl was overly spiced which caused my wife to be able to eat it and visit the bathroom for a time. The burgers were nothing but old school house burgers. We wasted $80 dollars for a $15 meal, go get fast food before ordering there. But beside the horrible food experience the hotel was good.

    Parking Fees!!!

    Reviewed by cbennett04(Suwanee, Georgia) on Apr 21, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We always stay on property but now we have to pay a parking fee. Less and Less perks for staying on property. We will be staying off property with future stays. Sports needs updated for sure but the room was clean.

    Fantastic Location

    Reviewed by 613gavinw() on Apr 14, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    My family and I booked three nights at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Report in March of this year. We stayed there from March 18th to the 20th, so RIGHT before Disney shut down due to Covid-19. (We just got really lucky in that regard….) Overall, we had a really nice short visit during our stay. The best thing about Caribbean Beach Resort is Location, Location, Location. With the newly installed Skyliner going to Hollywood Studios and Epcot, it is a convenient place to stay. During our short trip we visited Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. I can’t stress enough how nice it is to take a walk from your room over to the Skyliner station and then get whisked quickly over to Hollywood Studios; all while looking down at the all the cars driving in. However, if you are someone who wants to get there really early and wait an hour+ for the park to open, then you might want to drive. The Skyliner will get you there before the park opens, but not SUPER early. I think we were there about a half-hour before hand. But the Skyliner did open up a bit earlier than advertised. When we got to the station people were lined up for the station gate to ope but it was a nice wait, especially since there was a coffee bar right there to get a hot cup before boarding! The ride to Epcot was equally as nice, though about double the distance. While at Epcot, we stayed for the fireworks so being able to ride the Skyliner back afterwards was again a huge plus. The Epcot station is in the back of the park using the back exit, so it was quite convenient leaving from the World Showcase. At the end of the night we probably waited 20 minutes or so in line to board which wasn’t bad at all. So that is all about the location, which again is primo! To get to the Magic Kingdom, we did end up taking the bus, which is fine. It’s not a terribly long ride, but not short either. But as for our room at Caribbean Resort: it’s Disney basic, a bit dated, but you can tell they have tried to update them as best as possible. The bathroom is tiny! But I did appreciate the sliding ‘barn style’ door between the sleeping area and the bathroom sinks. That helped to open up the room. If you are looking at this review, you already know how much everything costs…. When factoring in fees and taxes, our rate was right around $300 a night. Which is normally crazy expensive for a normal hotel room, but honestly mid-rate for Disney. Our room did include the “toddler bed” option. I had booked over a year out, but even then the resort was largely full, so we ended up paying a bit more for the toddler bed room as the regular standard rooms were sold out by then. But glad we did! While I didn’t expect it, my 9-year old daughter was able to sleep comfortably on that bed the whole time. Granted she’s a bit short for her age, but it worked out really well in the end. Certainly worth the extra we paid so my wife and I, and my son could all have our own bed! The resort grounds are very nice. It’s a great place to run if that’s your thing, and the pool area was great. It was certainly crowded, but never felt overly packed. And the cast members had different games and activities going on the afternoon we spent there (by 3 we were just done with Hollywood Studios for the day as it was quite crowded and hot). The one thing that is very important to note with Caribbean resort is that your room location really matters! Our room was RIGHT next to the lobby and main pool which was wonderful, and a 10-15 minute walk to either sky station, so perfect! But the grounds are huge! If you are far from the lobby I can see how that could be a bummer. Especially as I heard the pirate themed rooms are located pretty far away. In summary: Location, Location, Location. You pay for what you get, but if you get a room close to the lobby and don’t mind a nice walk to the Skyliner stations, for the price you can’t go wrong. (4 out of 5 stars, the one negative being the somewhat dated room interiors).

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5