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 Floridianâ€™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 guestsâ€™ 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 donâ€™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 â€œwater viewâ€ was a distant, sidelong peek at a swimming pool.
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|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since 2010)|
|Disney's Yacht Club Resort||82% + (12%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||74% (+3%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||79% (+10%)|
|Average for vacation homes & condos||95% (N/A)|
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since 2010)|
|Disney's Yacht Club Resort||100% + (30%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||90% (+1%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||94% (+5%)|
|Average for vacation homes & condos||100% (N/A)|
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
- Odd-numbered rooms 5161 and 5163 and 5207 and 5241. Fifth-floor rooms are club level.
- Fifth- and fourth-floor rooms directly facing EpcotRooms 5171â€“5185 or 4171-4185.
Some other rooms face the BoardWalk or Epcot across Crescent Lake, but theyâ€™re inferior to the rooms listed above.
|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 off-site dining|
|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)
|Magic Kingdom||7 minutes|
|Animal Kingdom||7 minutes|
|Disney's Hollywood Studios||4 minutes|
|Quietness of Room||C|
|Shuttle to Parks||Yes|