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Yacht Club

The Yacht Club Resort is a Siamese sister to the Beach Club Resort. Both 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 Yacht Club Resort is well-known as one of WDW's premier hostelries. The resort is located just a short walk from Epcot and directly across from Disney's Boardwalk and adjacent, of course, to the Beach Club Resort. This provides many options for meals and recreation right in close proximity to your hotel room.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Address: 1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
  • Resort Phone #: 407-934-7000
  • Resort Fax #: 407-934-3450
  • Reservation #: 407-934-7639
  • Date Opened: November 5, 1990
  • Resort Category: Deluxe
  • Room Information
  • # of Buildings: 1 building
  • # of Rooms: 630 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 the Yacht Club 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: A self service laundry room is provided near the quiet pool at the back of the resort.
  • Pools and swimming: There is one quiet pool at the far end of the building. Yacht Club shares the Stormalong Bay swimming area with the Beach 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 Beach 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 Yacht Club resort, you can easily walk to Beach 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 Beach 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
  • Captain's Grille— Breakfast offers the option of a small buffet or ordering standard breakfast items from the menu. Lunch and dinner tend towards seafood and chicken in the sailing-themed environment.
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse— Exactly what you'd expect from a nice steakhouse with just enough other options to ensure the whole family can find something to eat.
  • Other dining — The Ale Compass Lounge and The Crew Cup are lounges that serve drinks and light appetizers. The dining options at the Beach Club and Boardwalk resorts as well as Epcot's World Showcase are within easy walking distance.
Entertainment and Shows - Hide Section
  • Other than swimming, the Lafferty Place Arcade has video games and the Bayside Marina offers various watercraft rentals. Bike and surry rentals are also available.
Stores and Shopping - Hide Section
Reader Reviews - Hide Section

The following are recent reviews for the Yacht 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: 3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
Number of Yacht Club Resort Reviews: 8
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1.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.01.0/5.0   2/18/2011
Reviewer: mrnelsonbuck Cincinnati, Ohio     March 16, 2011
We were guests at the Yacht Club during the President's Day Soccer Festival at the Wide World of Sports. We had a standard room that we paid $178/night for. I have traditionally stayed at the value resorts so I was happy that the festival allowed us to stay at a resort like this. I found everything about this resort to be outstanding until there was a major maintenance issue that Disney handled in a subpar fashion. Saturday night my self latching door lock refused to engage and after several calls I was told by the woman who answered my first call "That we have not received a call about that!". An hour later the engineer finally swaggered up and relieved me of my door watching duties. Sunday afternoon the lock and phone situation happened again. I finally went down to the front desk which was a labyrinth of a walk from the room and sat another half hour with the front desk agents and the front office manager, the mgr. spoke with the engineering guy and was told he was on his way and would meet me at the room. I get back to he room, nobody there, I walk back to the front desk ten minutes later. The office manager finally offers to come stand outside my room till he gets there. During all of this I end up being a half hour late to the championship game!!! We attempted to talk to someone at check out but was told to leave feedback on the website when we got home. It took over a week before I was able to talk to a real live person who finally did refund us one night stay. They really did leave a sour taste in my mouth.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   12/8-12/11/2008
Reviewer: laurele philadelphia, pa     August 25, 2009
we loved this place! we celebrated my husbands 40th birthday with my inlaws and the yacht club accomodated our connecting room request. the staff is friendly and the rooms were clean. nice walk to boardwalk and epcot. the kids 1&3 loved taking the boat to hollywood studios. our favorite restraunt is the cape may buffet at the beach club for dinners and even without adr they got us in when they started serving. we booked our next trip for the boardwalk villas and cant wait!
 
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   October 17 - 23
Reviewer: liroi Katy, TX     October 24, 2007
First time staying here and it was great and bad at the same time.

First the good-the location is terrific! Easy walk into the world showcase at EPCOT, easy walk/boat to the boardwalk and easy boat access to the MGM Studios. Our room was nice, larger than expected (but we've been in the mods lately) and on the first floor overlooking the small pool. We were at the end of a hall with no traffic to speak of and it was wonderful. For our little ones, the pool was great, though the sandy bottom confused them. The slide from the pirate ship is awesome. And the beach parties they have cooking s'mores and watching a movie on the beach at night was great fun. We also had terrific luck with the bus system..we never waited more than about 5 minutes for a bus at the parks and, since only two buses come to the front, the wait there was fine too.

The bad: if you have little ones and like the grab-n-go type eateries, there are none. There is no place in the Yacht to fill up the refill cups and only a small place off the main lobby to grab some pastries in the morning. Over at the Beach, there is a SMALL (and I mean small) bakery and grab-n-go place (the only place to refill mugs), but the options are tiny and there is virtually no seating. That said, the sit-down dining is terrific with options for most pallets and ages.

I found the desk staff to be fine, if not a little green. We had great confusion over which cards were charge-able and which card should be ultimately charged. There were also issues with the room temperature that we could not manage--either freezing or hot, but we like it cold anyway, so not too large a problem. The staff in the shop (fittings and fairings) was dreadfully slow to get packages delivered and had I been in a hurry, it would have really irked me.
Two of the five of us got sick on this trip, so having the extra space and the daybed was a true blessing as was having EPCOT and MGM close by..so those who weren't sick could go enjoy and still be close if needed.
I think this is a great hotel for those without kids or who don't need/enjoy the grab-n-go style of eating. It's easy to navigate and close to so much.
 
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