Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Disney’s Beach Club Villas in Lake Buena Vista (Bay Lake), you’ll be minutes from Disney’s Boardwalk and Epcot®. This 4-star condominium resort is within close proximity of Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 282 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Spend the day on the private beach or dip into one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Additional features at this condominium resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands. 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 condominium resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 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 condominium resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
We were a group of three that stayed in a studio on the villa side of Beach Club. The room was okay. I found the amount of storage for a room that purports to hold four people to be lacking. A night stand on each side of the bed should be standard, but wasn't (I squeezed a chair in to make a make-shift night stand).
On our first evening, I realized that I couldn't find a way to turn off the porch light (we were on the fifth floor). I was tired and sleepy, so I called the "front desk" (which is actually a call center and not the actual front desk). I said I couldn't figure out how to turn off the porch light and light was streaming into our room. They said a maintenance crew person would be up in 10 minutes.
Thirty minutes later I called back inquiring as to where the the maintenance person was. The person I talked to said one hadn't been ordered because there is no way to turn off the porch light. It's on a timer. It comes on at dusk and it turns off at sunrise. I was flabbergasted. I have no choice but to have at least 200 watts of light on my porch all night? I was told that it was a security issue. Mind you, we were on the FIFTH floor. I don't know how much security it was actually providing people on the ground. Furthermore, more than half the lights across the fifth floor villas were burned out, so if it was actually a security issue, then they were not on top of things. We were offered a room change, but because it took me 2 hours to unpack and being creative with the storage we elected to stay.
So we pulled the blackout shade, and light still was streaming in the room. Seems as though much of the plastic backing on the blackout shades had fallen off. So I pulled out my masking tape and covered about 30 holes with tape (nothing says "deluxe" like a hotel where you have to cover up holes with tape!). I used two clips on ballpoint pens to act as fasteners to keep the blackout shade drawn as if we didn't it would naturally stay open about 6 inches.
Stormalong Bay, the much ballyhooed pool with sand on the bottom, was fine, but often overrun with teenagers. The location was great, and it was an easy walk to Epcot and a pretty easy walk to Hollywood Studios. We ate at several places alongside the Boardwalk.
Ultimately, this was a DVC resort. We are not DVC members, but we stayed at three DVC resorts during our stay, pondering whether we should invest in it. We walked away from this with a resounding "no." From our vantage point, we counted 3 gutters clogged with towels. The number of lights burned out wasn't ideal. The lack of storage in the room was more on par with a business chain hotel than a luxury hotel. If this room was an argument for us to invest, it failed. I would likely stay at Beach Club again because of its location, but I would have relatively moderated expectations for the actual stay experience.
One bed room villa for four was perfect. It’s about $160 a night extra for this room but you get 300+ extra square ft plus a kitchen along with a larger balcony. This property is closest to any parks by far. We walked maybe 3-400 yards to the baggage check to get into Epcot. It’s ridiculously convenient. Way closer than the Boardwalk. We have stayed at all of the resorts the deluxe resorts and villas except for the Grand Floridian and we loved this place the best. The bed was wonderful, slept great. Of coarse it may have been from walking 63 miles over the coarse of 6 days at the park. Buses ran great to all the other parks. Beach Villas is our favorite place to stay. 2nd favorite ~ economy wise is Old Key West. 3rd Bay Lake Towers 2 Bedroom. 4th Animal Kingdom 2 bedroom Savannah View. 5th Disney Boardwalk 2 Bedroom Villa. 6th Contemporary. 7th Polynesian. 8th. Wilderness Lodge 9th Wilderness Lodge Villas. ~ Didn’t care for Saratoga Springs and The Treehouse at Saratoga Springs. The bed at the Treehouses was awful. If this was helpful give it a thumbs up.
Also the pools were great too!
We've been to this resort each year, for the past 5 or 6 years. And we keep coming back as we think it's the best Disney resort. Great theming, nice restaurants, and close to both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
Also, easy walk to Boardwalk or Swan/Dolphin to try the restaurants at that location.
We will be back.
We stayed here with our family in late May in a 2 bed villa. Having stayed on Disney property several times we were surprised by some of the service we received, There were several staff members who seemed unhappy to be there or maybe we just caught them on a bad day? The room itself was nice accommodation although on arrival we had a missing flat sheet on a bed and several not clean dishes in the cupboards. The main reception staff (in the Beach Club) also did not seem to know much about the villas. We asked if we would get daily housekeeping but were told that there was only a weekly towel change. In fact we had daily housekeeping because it was not a DVC booking.We also tried to book a cabana and after asking us several questions like where we wanted it, how many people etc they declared there were none available and the nearest were at the Grand Floridian. We thought this was odd given that the cabanas appeared to be generally empty so we asked at the cabana desk next to stormalong bay. Strangely enough they had lots of availability so we booked there (incidentally the cabana and staff were excellent). The final problem we had was totally our fault as we left 3 pairs of denim shorts in a drawer when we left. However although we alerted the hotel on the same day we left they were unable to locate our missing items.
This property is immaculate and clean as a whistle . All the staff right down to housekeeping are friendly and accommodating to all requests. Stayed in a 2 bedroom with 2 adults and 4 adult kids. With everyone looking to have their own sleeping space we needed to request an adult cot which was promptly provided. (It is hard to get older teen/adult kids to share a bed) . Sand bottom pool with the slide is always great but we have matured to the quiet pool on the time share side. Fabulous. Perfect to take a nap or quietly float. The location is the best. Walk to the back entrance of Epcot right next to France. Or boat/walk to Disney Studios. Probably the same time either way but easier on the legs to boat. We have stayed at this property at least 6-7 times and always don't even consider going elsewhere. Already planning our return.