Disney's Yacht Club Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDisney's Yacht Club Resort Orlando
Fantastic place to stay on the Disney Resort property. One of many - all with special features and all great looking.
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Great customer service and a beautiful resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Disney's Yacht Club Resort Orlando
The Best of Disney
The Disney Yacht Club is the best that Disney has to offer. The rooms, service and carefree proximity to EPCOT and MGM make this the best of all the resorts. The pool is fantastic with a good time for all in any age group. Having stayed at several Disny resorts, I would rank this as #1.
If you love to be financially soaked and stand on line for everything and pay through your nose, this palce is for you
We have stayed in some very nice places but this hotel left a lot to be desired. The lobby is impressive and the room was larger that usual but there is no place to get dressed since the toilet and shower are squished into a very small room. The door hit the toilet everytime we closed or opened it. The girls got dressed in the closet. The toilet area could have been much cleaner, there was serious build up around the toilet and tiled areas. Anyway, the biggest problem we had was the major lack of conveniences offered. There were none. The lobby bar was permanently closed and the resturants were $80 plus tip for breakfast for four and we didn't even attempt the steakhouse in the hotel. It was so overpriced; $41 for filet mingon. This is not New York City, it Disneyworld. We couldn't find fruit or salad anywhere. Every resturant offered is ridiculously overpriced and the choices are limited to the same greasy foods. The icecream store was about 45 wait for and $8 sunday and the ice cream for the little kids wouldn't feed Barbie.If you find pizza it is $5.69 a slice, but it's round so they call it a "personal pie". You will be nickeled and dime to death. Wine is $8 to $15 a glass and they don't fill the glass either. They charge extra for everything. The other resturants on the property offer all the same greasy fare and we waited two to three hours sometimes to eat. Two nights we didn't have dinner because every place was crushed with people. Good thing I brought frosted mini wheats and triscuts for the plane ride. We spent $200 a day on bad food. I kid you not. I think the majority of the people staying at these expensive hotels are putting it on a company expense account. For the average family, stay at a nice place off the property and don't be held prisioner while disney is laughing all the way to the bank. The least they could do was offer a small cafe for coffe or tea and fruit or salads, etc. But no. It doesn't take long to figure that Disney's primary objective it to extract as much money from "guests" as possible, while giving the minimum in return. Stay elsewhere and don't go in the summer months.
Human gridlock at the magic kingdom. Really... I was almost squished to death in front of "It's a Small World". I hope someone finds this useful and saves a few thousand dollars. Good luck.
Beautiful hotel/Expensive Food!
A beautiful resort! Stayed here July 2003. Steps to Boardwalk shopping, steps to Epcot and boatride to MGM. 4 star resort with all amenities!
Beaches N Cream is good for shakes(approx. $50 for burgers and shake for 4), ESPN at Boardwalk has reasonable and good food, and Cape May Cafe for breakfast! However, be prepared to spend $60 for 4 on buffet breakfast! (Don't order room service breakfast--little food/boxed hot chocoate w/water base) yuc. Pool bar not really meant for pool area...no drinking (even water) at poolside! Lifeguards are rude! No way to cool off when hot unless you sit far away from pool w/ beverage on lined-up loungers. Laundry has 1 operating washer in 1 location on huge property. Room was beautiful with lake view. However, table in room only seated 1 person for in-room dining. Service was excellent however throughout. Location of hotel was excellent and convenient to everything. However buses overcrowd and people are sometimes expected to stand for the ride back to hotel. Most restaurants throughout this resort and overall Disney are boxed frozen foods and way overpriced!!
Lunch and dinner for 4 costs approx. $80-$100 each. Wish executives at Disney would re-evaluate the food fleecing!! However, nothing beats the Magic Kingdom. Get the Ultimate Park Hopper Package like we did and enjoy Disney before and after hours.
Just returned home from a 5 night stay at the Yacht Club Resort. I must say that this resort is awesome! The rooms are very spacious, fits a family of 4 very comfortably. Our room was ready at 11:00 a.m. for check in. The pool is incredible. The slide is terrific and the smaller slide for younger children is great. The restaurant's are a bit pricey but food was good. Beaches and Cream was good and quick, prices weren't too bad. Bus service to Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom was excellent. We waited no longer than 5 minutes for a bus at the hotel or at the parks. Boat service to MGM and Epcot was excellent also. No more than a 5 minute wait. The grounds around the Yacht Club were beautiful. Everything was very close. Being able to walk to the Boardwalk at night was very convenient or you could take a boat. I was very impressed with the hotel and staff. Room was cleaned very well and was done within 3 hours after we left the room. I would definitely return to the Boardwalk. My family and I loved it. I thought that it would not be child friendly, but I was wrong. There were a lot of young couples there with little and not so little children. We felt right at home!
Our Ship Finally Came In!
Wonderful time from the moment we stepped into the gracious lobby until we sadly left. Beautiful room, spacious balcony, and fast elevators. All staff were very friendly, helpful and had hints on getting the most out of our stay. Great time and worth the bucks. Grandkids loved it all!
A First Class resort! Loved It
I came here not knowing what to expect. I read reviews and talked to people who have stayed at this resort before and only heard GREAT things about it. Man were they right!!!! I loved it..the service is outstanding...great location...perfect rooms...outstanding marble in bathroom...we stayed in a king size bed room ...every room has a balcony...can't say enough bout the hotel..esp good things =)..only bad thing is..not that much to eat late nite (e.g. 1AM or later) other than ordering pizza or room service...email me if you have any questions or just want to talk about this resort..i came here for a convention for Best Buy...I left as a BIG fan of the resort....
Save your money and stay somewhere else
Disney Worlds Yacht Club Resort
Beautiful, Luxurious and Fun
This was an awesome hotel. The pool is the best feature- SAND BOTTOM! There is also fun waterslides, a lazy river, lots of hot tubs and the grounds and lobby are immaculate! It was beautiful.
Its right on the water and my boyfriend and I took the water taxis over to the restaurants and bars across the way at the Boardwalk. Also very convenient to Epcot restaurants.
The Yachtsman's Steakhouse on site is excellent- but VERY EXPENSIVE. We dropped $120 for two people on that one.
We only went to Animal Kingdom and the water parks- as we are not big on waiting in lines in the heat - we come for the great hotels, restaurants, and golf. The hotel has enough to do that you don't have to leave.
We stayed during the summer for 3 nights and the price was about $220 per night- yes it's steep- but if you want luxury you pay for it. It's definately worth it. Best hotel I have stayed in so far.
Yacht Club Disappointing
Excellent valet. Extremely unresponsive housekeeping. Mediocre maintenance. One outstanding reception staff. Unhygenic gym. No connectivity to speak of. If you must be close to Epcot, try the Beach Club instead. Will never return.
Stratospheric Price, Pleasant Accommodations, Great Staff!
Disney's Yacht Club Resort is definitely priced to attract well-heeled visitors to Disney
World, and the level of service one receives there is truly excellent. If you get on a
Concierge floor, service is sublime. The rooms are comfortable, impeccably clean and
large, although for the money I expect a bit more luxury and character (furniture was
Crowne Plaza caliber-- which is fine, but...). Still, if you have to go to Orlando and you
want to spend the money, the Yacht Club is a very pleasant experience.
TripAdvisor Reviews Disney's Yacht Club Resort Orlando
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Today is Universal Studios day. Hooray. Just a reminder to say, that I don't do theme parks. I think they are the gateways to purgatory. I think its the way the Devil gets back at good men and women for just being good.
Hell on Earth, second only to Macys in New York.
The day started at 7:30am, on holiday, it's a sin. We drive the 103 miles to Orlando, taking one hour and forty five minutes and we get in the park easily. The organization is impressive although the cost ...
... Studios). Similar to Space Mountain, some of it is inside, including the bit where you get launched forward down a steep hill!
I was ready to go back on this one but Anna wasn't having it, so instead we checked the time and started heading for the exit. Next stop: Epcot.
The bus arrived at Epcot around 6pm, giving us three hours to look around (it closed at 9pm) and to get something to eat. We chose the right place to do this anyway, as ...
... were much better than the show at Disney (California).
For dinner we sampled the ‘traditional theme park cuisine’ - turkey leg. A turkey leg is ridiculously large and heavy. We saw people devouring them throughout the day but James and I couldn't even finish one between us. See photo - it was quite strange, I felt like a caveman.
Islands of Adventure - on the second day we went to Universals second park ...
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Epcot is not usually one of the theme parks I visit when I come to Florida as it does not have the same thrilling rides and attractions as the other Florida parks. However now me and Ollie are adults we felt we should give it another go!
As we got off the monorail we saw the well known "golf ball" which you can see in the lovely picture of us below. This photo does come with a funny story. When I said about posing for a picture ...
... good. We had to queue for 70 minutes for this ride. It is another Motion Master but you are raised up and you're like a bird soaring over some of California's highlights (including Yosemite and San Francisco). It also has scents to go with the scenery so it feels pretty real.
It was then time for home. 12 hours of theme parking was plenty. Especially as we have to do it again.
Highlight: Space Mountain, still my fav ...