Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista (Bay Lake), you’ll be convenient to Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Disney’s Boardwalk and Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 576 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or 3 spa tubs and enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a waterslide. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). If you’re planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
How to Get There
This place is truly magical. Stayed with our two young daughters, 22 months and 7. Room overlooking water and view of boardwalk. Room was lovely, two big beds, lovely view, cleaned daily and spotless. Check in easy, Checkout ok, but automatically charge room charges to card which we had asked to pay cash as we had taken cash.....however management compensated for this so great. Right next to epcot....GREAT location. Pools lovely but closed often due to lightening....not hotels fault though obviously. Was my daughters dream holiday...is asking to go back. Is it worth the money....not sure if you asked my daughter she would say yes....so I suppose that is our answer too. I thought a bit expensive for what was on offer but is a child's paradise and at the end of the day...that is who we end for.
My family kids had a blast here. The kids loved the sand pool. We also enjoyed renting a bike and toured around the property. There were lifeguards everywhere and will not let the kids out without an adult so it was very safe. There were so many activities and games in the pool area like dance parties, ice cream party, and other games the kids joined. They have a daily schedule so make sure you take advantage of it. They also offer a shuttle to Disney Springs (like Downstown Disney)
We just finished a 2 day "staycation" at Disney Beach Club (we live 15 minute away) as an end of summer Disney experience. We are annual pass holders so we go quite often but I wanted to spice things up with an onsite stay with the idea of taking advantage of the Extra Magic Hours, which we normally can not be a part of. I chose Beach Club primarily because of the pool and the walking distance to EPCOT. Both of those items worked out to be benefits but not quite as great as I had imagined. The Walk to EPCOT is a little longer than the map makes it seem, but not too bad really. Secondly the pool(s) are pretty neat with mostly sandy bottoms, but they are a little disjointed and don't really flow from one to another ... It's sort of odd, but not a big deal. The lifeguards are placed every 50 feet and are extremely diligent. Watching them pace back and forth is a little discomforting - like they are watching your every move. It certainly felt like overkill. The food at the pool is pretty awful, but that really didn't come as a surprise .. it's Disney.
The rooms was spacious, clean and the beds were comfortable. I really love the online checkin and the automatic tie-in with my Annual Pass Magic Band. That is a fantastic feature, I never needed to go to the front desk. They sent me an email with my room number and my band automatically opened the door - very cool. However, I felt fairly stupid trying to find my room on my own. This is easily the most confusing resort layout I have ever seen and it took us quite a while to track down our building. So maybe going to the front desk isn't the worst thing to do.
I was disappointed that I was charged an extra $70 to add my oldest son to the room that is advertised to sleep 5 only because he is 18. I have no idea why his age increased their cost ... they weren't feeding us. This was just silly and felt like a tax. But we had to add him to make sure his Magic Band was eligible for the Extra Magic Hours - which was why we were staying there in the first place.
The EMH benefit was pretty neat, but again not quite as great as I had imagined. We went to Studios on Friday from 10p-1a and were able to ride the new Toy Story roller coaster (1hr wait). We got back to the room around 2a and slept a few hours and shot off to Animal Kingdom at 6:20 to ride the Avatar Flight ride. We faced another huge line, but it did move faster than we would have thought. In the end, however, our extra magic hour was used up waiting for the one ride. I mistakenly thought there was another EMH for Magic Kingdom that night only to painfully learn that it was a Special Ticket Event not an Extra Magic Hour so we were in the worst possible place to be at 10PM on a Saturday night - trying to leave the Magic Kingdom with 10,000 other people. It took 50 minutes just to get back to the car, talk about salt in the wound.
So in the end I spent $1,200 for our room and incidentals (on top of our Annaul Pass expense) to ride 2 rides we have not ridden before and waited an hour each to do so. On any normal day we could go ride those rides and wait a bit longer, but save the $1,200. So I don't feel like my experiment was a success. BTW, we did not use the room the 2nd night opting instead to just go home.
If you are coming to stay at Disney like a normal visitor I think the hotel is nice and does have a good proximity to EPCOT and Boardwalk. We also enjoyed our meal at the Yachtsman Steakhouse. However, this resort could get very costly if you are staying for 5 or more days. I think I might look for more affordable options on property and take advantage of all the same amenities, like EMH - save the pool which is not worth an extra $100 day per room.
We had a problem with our first room, which was remedied quickly and we were very happy with the second room. The staff at the resort was wonderful, a special shout out to housekeeping for cleaning our room in the morning so it was fresh when we came back hot and tired from the parks.
The pool was fantastic, we liked that staff scanned magic bands to ensure only resort guests had access. Our boys loved the 8 foot deep section of the pool-hard to find a true deep end at a hotel pools nowadays!
Location is amazing, especially to Epcot (our favourite park). We drove to Animal Kingdom for early entry, we left the resort at about 6:45am and beat all the guests using resort transportation. This head-start allowed us ride Avatar Flight of Passage (amazing!!)and be off the ride at 7:46am. When we left the line to ride was over an hour!
Overall, a great resort and good value for the money.
We booked 7 nights at Disney's Beach Club Resort through the DVC and they mistakenly deleted our reservation. You would think Disney would bend over backwards to make it right but you would be wrong. Disney has done NOTHING to make it right.