On this page is information on Disney's Yacht Club Resort, including pictures of the view from every hotel room, pictures and video from inside Yacht Club rooms, a list of amenities, restaurant reviews and dining menus with prices, pool photos and reviews, reader comments, childcare options, and more. Last updated: February 27, 2014
This five-story Deluxe resort has clapboard facades with whitewashed-wood trim. The Yacht Club is painted a subdued gray and has a nautical theme with model ships and antique navigational instruments in public areas. The resort has a themed lobby, with a giant globe. The resort faces 25-acre Crescent Lake and has an elaborate swimming complex.
There are 621 guest rooms at the Yacht Club. Most of the hotel rooms are 381 square feet and have two queen-size beds, a daybed, and a desk and a chair. Like the Grand Floridian's, rooms have a lot of drawer space. Yacht Club rooms are decorated in blue and white. Some rooms have balconies.
The Yacht Club Resort shares restaurants, pools, and other amenities with the Beach Club Resort and Beach Club Villas. A small business center serves guests' work needs for both the Yacht and Beach Clubs and Beach Club Villas.
As Disney Deluxe resorts, the Yacht Club and Beach Club provide excellent service. They offer nine restaurants and lounges and are within walking distance of Epcot and the BoardWalk. Transportation to other destinations is by bus or boat. Walking time to the transportation loading areas from the most remote rooms is 7 minutes.
Although the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts are arrayed along Crescent Lake opposite the BoardWalk, a relatively small percentage of guest rooms actually overlook the lake. Many additional rooms have an oblique view of the lake but face a courtyard or garden. To complicate matters, the resorts don't differentiate between a room with a lake view and one overlooking a swimming pool, pond, or canal. All are considered water views. We receive letters each year from readers complaining that their "water view" was a distant, sidelong peek at a swimming pool.
Blog Posts About Yacht Club:
November 3, 2010
October 27, 2010
Get To Know Stormalong Bay: The Yacht and Beach Club Pool Area
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since last year)|
|Disney's Yacht Club Resort||89% (+7%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||76% (+0%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||57% (+0%)|
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since last year)|
|Disney's Yacht Club Resort||100% (+0%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||92% (+2%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||79% (-7%)|
Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
When you look at the Yacht Club from Crescent Lake, the resort is connected to the Beach Club on the right and angles toward the Dolphin hotel on the left. All Yacht Club rooms offer full balconies or, on the ground floor, patios. Rooms with the best views are as follows (the higher the last three digits in the room number, the closer to lobby, main pool area, and restaurants):
- Fifth- and fourth-floor rooms directly facing the lake, with the BoardWalk Inn in the background: Rooms 4161, 5161, 4163, 5163, 4201, 4203, 4205, and 5157.
- Fifth- and fourth-floor rooms directly facing Epcot: Rooms 4171-4185 and 5171-5185 .
All fifth-floor rooms are club level, so choose a fourth-floor option if you want a room without the club-level amenities and price.
Some other rooms face the BoardWalk or Epcot across Crescent Lake, but they’re inferior to the rooms just listed.
|Nautical/New England theme||No transportation to Epcot main entrance except by taxi|
|Attractive guest rooms||No convenient counter-service food|
|Good on-site dining||Poor room-to-hall soundproofing|
|Kids' programs, character meals|
|Excellent selection of nearby dining at Epcot and the Boardwalk|
|Boat service to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot|
|10-minute walk to rear entrance of Epcot|
|10-minute walk to Boardwalk|
|15-minute walk to Disney's Hollywood Studios|
|Best resort swimming complex at WDW|
|Health and fitness center|
|View from waterside guest rooms|
|On-site child care|
Disney's Yacht Club Resort Dining
- Ale and Compass Lounge (Bar or Lounge)
- Captain's Grille (Table Service)
- Crew's Cup Lounge (Bar or Lounge)
- Yachtsman Steakhouse (Table Service)
|Park||Commuting Times||Resort Transportation|
|Magic Kingdom||31 min|
|Hollywood Studios||34 min|
|Animal Kingdom||32 min|
|Quietness of Room||B-|
|Shuttle to Parks||Yes|