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Beach Club

Beach Club Resort is a Siamese sister to the Yacht Club Resort and Beach Club Villas. All share the common theme of turn-of-the-century New England. The resort's brightly colored clapboard exteriors with gingerbread details look like a well-cared for club on Martha's Vineyard…albeit a great deal larger. The Yacht Club side is a bit more so, but both resorts tend to the formal side. Hardwood floors, wainscoting, and brightly polished brass nautical knick knacks and decor, all lend themselves to the sea-side themeing. The resort is located just a short walk from Epcot and directly across from Boardwalk Resort and adjacent, of course, to the Yacht Club Resort. The Swan and Dolphin hotels as well as Disney's Hollywood Studios are a longer walk away. This provides many options for meals and recreation in close proximity to your hotel room.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Address: 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
  • Resort Phone #: 407-934-8000
  • Resort Fax #: 407-934-3850
  • Reservation #: 407-934-7639
  • Date Opened: 11/19/1990
  • Resort Category: Deluxe
  • Room Information
  • # of Buildings: 1 very large building with all guestrooms plus a poolside bar and one standalone laundry building.
  • # of Rooms: 580 rooms
  • Room Rates: All rooms either have a standard view or a water view (towards the lagoon and other area resorts). See the official Disney page for Beach Club Resort for current room rates
  • Services Information
  • Concierge Service: Yes
  • Valet Parking: Yes ($12/day)
  • Room Service:
  • Internet: Wired in-room ethernet port. $9.95 for 24-hours. Wi-Fi access is available in certain public common areas
  • Laundry: There are two self-service laundry rooms, one in the building and another in a separate building by the quiet pool (the Yacht Club laundry room is similarly set up and within walking distance). A laundry service is also available.
  • Pools and swimming: There is one quiet pool at the Epcot end of the building. Beach Club shares the Stormalong Bay swimming area with the Yacht Club resort and it includes several different areas as well as several Jacuzzis and real sand in the pool. A children's wading pool is also available at Stormalong Bay.
  • Gym and Exercise: The Ship Shape Health Club is also shared with the Yacht Club Resort and has strength machines and aerobic equipment. Trails in the area are safe for jogging; volleyball and tennis courts are also available on site.
  • Spa: Massages are available, by appointment, at the Ship Shape Health Club.
  • Turndown service: Yes
  • Smoking:
  • Owner's Locker
  • MousePlanet partner Owner's Locker provides a highly useful service for repeat Walt Disney World visitors. It will allow you to to store a large amount of your "only-in-Florida" belongings on-site between your visits. Owner's Locker will deliver your locker to your resort early on the morning of your arrival and pick it up the day that you leave. Your locker will stay in climate-controlled storage until you return on your next visit. Owner's Locker delivers to resorts throughout the Orlando area, not just to Walt Disney World. Some of the many things that Owner's Lockers have been used to store are full-sized liquid containers to avoid the TSA hassle, clothing, holiday decorations for annual visits, pool playthings, and more. Visit their site and check them out for yourself, or order now!
  • Transportation Information
  • On foot: From the Beach Club resort, you can easily walk to Yacht Club resort, the Boardwalk resort, and Epcot. A path along the canal also allows for a longer walk to Disney's Hollywood Studios as well as the Swan and Dolphin hotel.
  • Bus: Busses allow direct access (without transferring) to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks as well as the Yacht Club and Boardwalk resorts. Buses to Downtown Disney also stop at the two water parks; from Downtown Disney you can transfer to busses for all other destinations.
  • Monorail: Accessible by walking through Epcot.
  • Ferries: A dock at the juncture of Beach Club resort with Yacht Club resort serves a ferry that stops at Epcot, Boardwalk resort, Swan and Dolphin hotels, and Disney's Hollywood Studios
 
Dining - Hide Section
  • Beaches and Cream— A turn-of-the-century soda fountain with all the ice cream and grilled goodness that implies.
  • Cape May Cafe— Goofy and friends host a character breakfast buffet in the morning. Dinner is a seafood buffet.
  • Other dining — Beach Club Marketplace offers light self-service fast food options for resort guests. Hurricane Hanna's is a poolside bar and also has grilled items. There are two other lounges in the resort, Rip Tide and Martha's Vineyard, where adults can get the beverage of their choice. The dining options of the Yacht Club resort, Boardwalk resort, as well as Epcot's World Showcase are easily accessible on foot.
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  • Bayside Marina — Reserve specialty cruises (including the popular IllumiNations Cruise or guided bass fishing trips) or just rent one of several different watercraft for personal use.
  • IllumiNations — While the nuts-and-bolts of Epcot's signature show on World Showcase Lagoon are not visible from Beach Club Resort several areas around the complex provide decent viewing of the shows higher fireworks. It is also an easy walk into the park to take in the entire show.
  • Lafferty Place Arcade — A video arcade.
  • Sandcastle Club — An evening child care/entertainment option. Reservations are required for a 4-hour maximum drop off and children will be presented with a variety of games and activities to keep them occupied.
  • Stormalong Bay — The resort complexes large multi-area pool is an attraction in itself. The quiet pool is open 24 hours, but the more interesting parts have hours that vary seasonally. Access is limited to resort guests so make sure eat least one member in your party has a resort ID with them when entering.
Stores and Shopping - Hide Section
  • Atlantic Wear and Wardrobe— A typical resort gift shop combining basic sundries with resort and Walt Disney World logo items and souvenirs.
  • Periwig's— A barbershop near the Ship Shape health club.
Reader Reviews - Hide Section

The following are recent reviews for the Beach Club from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


Average Reviewer Rating: 3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Number of Beach Club Resort Reviews: 12
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   5/8/10-5/15/10
Reviewer: jen unhappy guest Massachusetts     May 16, 2010
FAMILIES BEWARE..NORWALK VIRUS. Well our first family vacation...Things got off to a pretty good start. We were looking forward to staying at the Disney Beach Club.

Growing up my Mom had taken us almost every year to the Polynesian Resort, and a few years ago I had gone with an Aunt of mine to the Disney Beach Club, so I knew where I wanted to stay with my own young children when we planned our trip to see Mickey Mouse for their first time.

Well we had a seven night stay, we took the magical express and I was slightly annoyed with that, but I thought if that's the worst thing that could happen than, I'll get over it.

Boy was I wrong... can you say Norwalk/Norovirus, yeah both my husband and daughter got extremely sick, so from Tuesday - Friday vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and on Saturday we left at 7am, so most of the trip was ruined. The most troubling thing with the whole Norwalk virus is I found out from the cast coordinator and from the lifeguard at disney BC, that most of the cast members (staff) in rec, housekeeping and DINING services have/had been sick with the same virus.

My family and I never left disney property, we had their meal plan, so we eat all of our meals there and my family difinitely picked up the NORWALK VIRUS from DISNEY BEACH CLUB. Hotel staff was calling the illness the flu, but this is not flu. Doctor came to check my daughter and doctor said people refer the illness as the stomach flu. The whole latter half of the week was a nightmare. And in retrospect, from beginning to end several different times through out...vomit was everywhere, at the parks, out at the hotel pool (staff calls it Mickey Poo), and of course in our hotel room.

Oh when we checked in our bed comforter was dirty, and it looked like there was a period stain on it. Not sure if that's what it was or not. But that was gross.

Another thing Disney food is horrible, especially Magic Kingdom. There are a few exceptions to finding some decent food like Animal Kingdom, some places in epcot, and we got really good food at the character buffets, but that is it. Good luck finding good food especially with small children.

Have a magical day...agh, yeah right!!!!

One question, why would honeymooners ever want to take their honeymoon there? I can think of a million other places to vacation than listen to screaming children on my honeymoon.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   Feb 28-March 7 2010
Reviewer: dawz1026 Long Island NY     March 13, 2010
We just returned from yet another wonderful stay at the Beach Club FROM 2/28-3/7 2010. Upon check in we were given a room location choice for standard view as we had paid and ended up in Room 1581. It was conveniently located between the lobby and quiet pool nearer to Epcot. The room rehabs were lovely with darker woods and carpeting accenting the bright beachy decor and the flat screen was a pleasure to have on the wall especially with a 3 year old who like to touch everything. Clean and fresh throughout our stay with towel animals every evening awaiting our arrival. The bus system was no longer than 5-10 minutes for MK and AK. We used the boat to DHS and again 5-10 minute wait the most. We had a wonderful top rated character breakfast at Cape May with amazing character interaction several times during our seating. We also ate a wonderful Clam Bake Dinner at Cape May as well and surprisingly enough were Family of the Day! A great magical surprise with buttons and a special table set up at the entrance awaiting us. The grounds were kept filled with flowers and greenery and fresh and lovely to see each day. We walked to Epcot most evenings and enjoyed walking the Boardwalk after park closing. The room has wonderful comfort and the bedding is pure luxury! The pool is and always will be the best in my opinion at any of the resorts. I did not have a chance to go in as we did have a few very cold days but it did not stop many brave souls as it is heated to a warm 82 degrees. I have been coming back for years and these are the reasons why! Everything is at your fingertips!
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   July 2006
Reviewer: beachclubbasics Jersey shore     February 18, 2007
Beautiful room, spacious for 5 people, great A/C (sometimes too good), comfortable beds, gracious staff, rockin' pool!

We come from the part of NJ that both the Beach Club and Boardwalk are patterned after and this place remnded us so much of home (the gate security woman was actually from the town where I teach and she attended my school!). The only thing that we felt was lacking was a 24 hour food court/mart like the Contemporary has.
 
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