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The first Disney World Hotel in Orlando, Florida I ever stayed in was Disney’s Polynesian Resort and for awhile I thought no other hotel would top it in my heart. Well, that all changed when I first stayed at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Every time I’ve stayed there, I have had such a great time and at the end of my trip, I badly want to go again. It is a Disney hotel I definitely recommend – and even though it is more expensive than some Disney hotels, we do have a list of ways you can save money at Beach Club. So if you use our tips and are able to stay here I recommend it, for the following ten reasons:
Beach Club has one of the best locations of all Disney hotels. You can easily walk a special entrance of EPCOT at the back of the World Showcase (the International Gateway). This is great because not only does that mean you can avoid using the bus, but typically that entrance is much less crowded than the front of the park so it’s much quicker getting through bag check. Additionally, you can take a boat to that same entrance. You can also take a boat to Hollywood Studios – you could actually walk to Hollywood Studios but the walk is a bit long so taking the boat is a bit easier. Sometimes at the end of a Disney trip I get a tad sick of the busses, so it’s nice that there are other options.
2Best Pool at Disney World
Disney’s Beach Club shares a pool with Disney’s Yacht Club, and in my opinion, this is the best pool complex in all of Walt Disney World. This is in large part because it is the only pool at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels that has a lazy river! It also has a really awesome ship water slide. If you love going to the pools during a Disney world trip, then you’ll absolutely love staying at the Beach Club.
In addition to the amazing pool, Disney’s beach club has an actual “beach” which consists of a lot of sand and beach chairs and even a swing you can enjoy. It is a really great place to relax and look out at Crescent Lake and Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, which is on the other side of Crescent Lake. And you can actually watch the fireworks from EPCOT from one of the chairs at the beach, which I personally think beats having to stand in a crowded space watching them! You could even see the fireworks from Hollywood Studios!
4Lots of dining options
The beach club is also home to a lot of great dining options. You can get quick service items both inside the hotel and by the pool (I really liked their salads and Mickey waffles in the morning). I also really loved going to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop that has an old-fashioned soda shop theme. Their desserts are so delicious, but the food is good, too. The Yacht Club is connected through the lobby and you can enjoy character dining at Cape May Cafe at Ale & Compass Restaurant or Yachtsman Steakhouse.
I really love the New England beach theming of the Beach Club. My dad is from Maine so I visited there a lot as a kid and the theming is so spot on it really made me feel like I was back there – just with Florida warm weather, which I prefer!
The decorations inside the hotel not only perfectly fit the theming, but they also are beautiful. They give off an upscale feel yet at the same time a cozy feeling like you’re at home.
The outside of Beach Club is absolutely gorgeous. The color scheming they use is so beautiful, and the landscaping is great. And I really love the fountain in front of the hotel.
8Beautiful spacious rooms
Since the inside & outside of the hotel are so beautiful, it should come as no surprise that the rooms are gorgeous, too! They are spacious as well with comfortable beds. Even the sofa bed in the DVC rooms are comfortable.
9Size of resort
The hotel isn’t as large as some Disney resorts (like Old Key West, Coronado Springs or Saratoga Springs) and that can be a huge advantage because it means you don’t have to worry about getting lost as much. It also means that no matter where your rooms is you won’t have to walk far if you want to go to the lobby or dining area.
10Great for all ages
One great thing about this hotel is because it is so beautiful and luxurious it’s a wonderful stay for adults – plus, it’s a quick walk to the World Showcase where you can drink around the world (and this hotel is really great during the Food & Wine Festival), so it goes without saying that this a great hotel for adults to choose. Plus, there are a lot of great adult drink options by the pool. But at the same time, since the hotel has the best pool complex, has an arcade, character dining and a beach area where kids can play in the sand, so you can be sure your child will love staying there, too. And that makes it a great choice no matter how old the people in your party are.