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Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Overview
The 1,008-room French Quarter section is a sanitized Disney version of New Orleans’s Vieux Carré. Consisting of seven three-story guest-room buildings next to the Sassagoula River, the resort suggests what New Orleans would look like if its buildings were painted every year and garbage collectors never went on strike. Prim pink-and-blue guest buildings are festooned with wrought-iron filigree, shuttered windows, and old-fashioned iron lampposts. In keeping with the Crescent City theme, French Quarter is landscaped with magnolia trees and overgrown vines. The centrally located Mint contains the registration area and food court and is a reproduction of a turn-of-the-19th-century building where Mississippi Delta farmers sold their harvests.
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The registration desk features a vibrant Mardi Gras mural and old-fashioned bank-teller windows. Doubloon Lagoon surrounds a colorful fiberglass creation depicting Neptune riding a sea serpent.
Most readers really like Port Orleans French Quarter. This comment from a Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, father of two is typical:
I highly recommend Port Orleans French Quarter. We stayed at All-Star Movies on our last trip and didn’t think it made sense to stay anywhere else. Well, we were wrong. The price difference wasn’t that big, and what we got for the difference was well worth it: uncrowded pool, bellhop service, front-door greeters with great tips for touring, and a bigger, more comfortable room. Totally worth the extra money.
One Philadelphia Gen Xer wasn’t flush with joy about his stay:
The in-room toilets seem to be powered by jet thrusters. We were woken up far too many times in the night when someone in a neighboring room would flush.
An unidentified e-mailer backs him up:
The reader comment about the toilets is 100% correct. They're air-pressure-forced rather than water-flow-and-gravity-operated—like an airplane toilet, only MUCH louder. Every morning I was woken up at 7:30 a.m. with an hour’s worth of whoooshing.
How Port Orleans French Quarter Compares to Other Disney Moderate Resorts
We think Port Orleans French Quarter is one of the best Moderate resorts on property. French Quarter a little more expensive - and a little bit better - than one of Disney's other Moderate resorts, the Caribbean Beach Resort. We also enjoy that both Port Orleans resorts offer better scenery than Coronado Springs Resort. French Quarter does not offer a fitness center, for that you'll have to go to any of the Deluxe resorts. The only Moderate to offer a fitness center is Coronado Springs.
In terms of layout, architecture, and facilities, Port Orleans French Quarter is similar to Disney's other Moderate resorts: 3-story, motel-style buildings with a central pool, food court, and registration area.
Where To Check-In, Get Theme Park Tickets, and Make Dining Reservations
A security gate guards the entrance to Port Orleans French Quarter's grounds. If you arrive by car, you'll need to provide photo ID at the gate; it's not necessary to provide your reservation number or paperwork. A dedicated parking lot across from the lobby serves as temporary parking for those who need it while checking in.
Check-in time at Port Orleans French Quarter is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Port Orleans French Quarter participates in Disney's Online Check-In program, which allows you to you provide name, address, and credit card information up to 60 days before your arrival. If you've done this, look for an Online Check-In sign near the Registration Desk. You'll be routed to one of the Online Check-in staff and should be on the way to your room in a few minutes.
If you've not registered online, look for signs pointing you to the Registration/Check-In area. You'll need to provide a government-issued photo ID and credit/debit card when you register. While parents are completing the paperwork, kids can unwind in a nearby play area decorated with child-sized furniture, and a television showing classic Disney animated films.
Port Orleans French Quarter's registration staff can provide MagicBands for your stay, if you don't already have them. Get theme park tickets and dining reservations at the Concierge Desk, to the right of the Registration Desk. If you need to check in and obtain theme park tickets, you can save some time in line if one adult gets in line for tickets just after another adult starts the registration process. The Concierge Desk can also make Disney dining reservations, and you can avoid a wait there by making them online prior to arrival.
Left: The hotel's lobby. Right: Kids can watch classic Disney cartoons in a waiting area while parents check in.
Port Orleans French Quarter's Rooms
French Quarter rooms measure 314 square feet. Most contain two queen beds, a table and two chairs, a dresser–credenza, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, and a vanity outside the bathroom. With their cherry headboards, Mardi Gras–purple coverlets, cherry-wood credenzas, and olive carpet, the rooms are themed but tasteful. A privacy curtain separates the dressing area from the rest of the room, allowing three people to get ready at once. No rooms have balconies, but ornamental iron-railed accessways on each floor provide a good (though less private) substitute.
Each Port Orleans French Quarter room is furnished with the following:
- Two queen beds (some ADA-accessible rooms have 1 king bed)
- Dresser with 3 medium-size drawers and 2 open shelves
- Small table with 2 chairs
- Nightstand with telephone and digital alarm clock
- Full-length mirror (on bath door)
- WiFi wireless Internet access
- Flat-panel TV
- Coffee Maker
- Ironing board and iron
- Hair dryer
- Digital thermostat
- In-room safe
- Tiny bottle of H2O-brand shampoo, and bar soap
The mini-fridge is a dorm-style unit that sits under a counter or desk. It's more like a beverage chiller than a refrigerator in that it'll keep drinks cool, but you're not going to freeze popsicles or make ice cubes in it. Every room in Port Orleans French Quarter has a coffee maker.
Port Orleans French Quarter bathrooms are smaller than what most people are used to at home but they are at least larger than bathrooms found in Disney's value resorts . Almost all feature a tiled tub with shower, while some wheelchair-accessible rooms have a roll-in shower without tub. One nice feature in the standard bathrooms is a shower curtain rod that curves outward, so you're not always elbowing the shower curtain while shampooing. Water pressure in the shower is average - probably less than what you get at home, but still enough to get your hair clean. Eventually.
A separate dressing area next to the bathroom includes one sink, but not much counter space. A 1500-watt, wall-mounted hair dryer is provided, but it's not very powerful; bring your own if you've got lots of hair. The dressing area includes a curtain that separates it from the sleeping area. Combined with the bathroom, this means that 3 people can get dressed at the same time.
Handicap-Accessible Room Options
Port Orleans French Quarter has around 200 handicap-accessible rooms. Some feature roll-in showers, while others include assistive hearing devices. A subset of these rooms have been converted to comply with Florida's Accessibility Code, with changes to everything from bed, counter-top, and dresser drawer height, to door widths, wheelchair ramps, and more.
Some of French Quarter's accessible rooms have the standard setup of 2 queen beds; all rooms with roll-in showers have 1 king bed, and a small number of roll-in shower rooms have both 1 king bed and 1 queen bed. Use our hotel room finder to see which rooms have which features.
Standard Views, River Views, Garden Views and Pool Views
Disney knows that some hotel rooms are better than others. Most people prefer to be close to the lobby and dining, and want something pretty to look at from their hotel room window. To capitalize on this, Disney categorizes all of Port Orleans French Quarter's hotel rooms based on what you see from inside the room.
Here's the system Disney uses:
- Pool View. Buildings 2 and 5 have rooms with a pool view.
First floor rooms near a pool tend to have views of the backs of lounge chairs sitting around the pool,
so upper-floor rooms generally have better views.
- Standard Views are found in all Port Orleans French
Quarter buildings. These Standard/Standard rooms are either a slightly farther
walk to the lobby (an extra 5-15 minutes),
and have generally unremarkable views of
parking lots. These are the cheapest rooms at
Port Orleans French Quarter, but there are some gems to be found
in this category, though, using our Port Orleans French Quarter Room Finder.
- River Views rooms are found in buildings 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7. Rooms facing northeast face the Sassagoula River.
Pools and Playgrounds at Port Orleans French Quarter
Port Orleans French Quarter has a single main pool complex that contains 1 pool, known as the Doubloon Pool, as well as a children's splash area complete with their own water slide. The pool area sits directly behind the lobby and food court and the main pool features a water slide shaped like an oversized sea serpent. A water-shooting cartoon alligator band is also located near the pool.
Port Orleans French Quarter's pool range in depth from around 3 feet 6 inches/1.1m to 4 feet 9 inches/1.4m. French Quarter's pool is open every day, including during winter. The pool is heated to 82°F/28°C throughout the year. We've swum in temperatures as cold as 40°F/4°C; the water was fine, but getting out was a shock. Port Orleans French Quarter also has a hot tub located near Doubloon Pool.
Doubloon Pool has 1 95 foot water slide that all ages are free to use. Guests can find showers, storage lockers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Pool hours are at least 9AM to 9 PM, extending to as much as 8 AM to 12 AM during busy times. Doubloon Pool will have lifeguards during the pools' operating hours.
Infants and children in diapers are welcome in all of French Quarter's pools, as long as they're wearing swim diapers. Water wings are allowed at all Disney pools, and every pool has free life vests in a variety of sizes:
- Infant/child: Weight less than 30 lbs.
- Child: Weight 30-50 lbs.
- Youth: Weight 50-90 lbs.
- Adult XS: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 31-34 in.
- Adult S: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 34-37 in.
- Adult M: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 37-40 in.
- Adult L: Weight more than 90 lbs. Chest size 40-43 in.
- Adult XL: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 43-46 in.
- Adult XXL: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 46-48 in.
- Additionally, there may be a small supply of even larger vests. Inquire at your resort.
You may need to bring your towels from your room to use at the pool - Disney sometimes stocks extra towels poolside, and sometimes they don't. Our advice is to send someone down to the pool to check the towel situation before you go. If you end up using your room towels at the pool, just call Housekeeping when you get back and request more.
Pool toys are permitted in Port Orleans French Quarter's pool, including "pool noodles," and basic toys that would be appropriate for water use such as rubber duckies and bucket & shovel sets. Some of us will occasionally bring something like a whiffle ball for playing catch in the pool. As long as you’re not disturbing other guests, you’ll be fine. Also note that kids with pool toys become very popular with other kids in the pool who want to play too. If you’re traveling with an only child and want him to have some age cohort interaction during your vacation, a nice strategy is to bring some extra toys. Chances are he’ll make a buddy.
Wheelchair Accessibility at French Quarter's Pool
Port Orleans French Quarter's Doubloon Pool Pool has a chair-lift device that can lower guests in wheelchairs into the shallow end of the pool. Check with any lifeguard for assistance on using the lift.
Playgrounds at Port Orleans French Quarter
A small playground set is located between Doubloon Pool and the hotel lobby. The set has two small plastic slides and a couple of sections with a few steps for toddlers to go up and down. Safety seems to be Disney's concern here - there are no swings, and the entire area is covered in a springy, poured rubber surface.
Restaurants and Dining
Port Orleans French Quarter has one food court called Sassagoula Float Works. There is no full-service restaurant. The closest full- service eatery is in the adjacent Riverside section of the resort, about a 15 -plus-minute walk. The commute to restaurants in other hotels may be 40-60 minutes each way.
Sassagoula Float Works prices range from $6 to $15 for an entree so you won't break the bank. Some standout entrees from the Lunch and Dinner menu include the Jambalaya and Pot Roast. None of the desserts are particularly interesting but there is a nice assortment of ice cream sundaes and shakes.
Sassagoula Floatworks's breakfast menu has the usual combinations of eggs, potatoes, bacon, ham, waffles, pancakes, and biscuits, either alone or in various "platter" options. An omelet station serves veggie, egg white, and Western omelets. Kids' breakfast choices are essentially the same, only with smaller portions.
Sassagoula Floatworks is set up like a mall food court. Different stations each serve a different type of food.
Riverside Mill Food Court Hours
- Breakfast Dining Hours 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM Breakfast menu / Kids' breakfast menu
- Lunch Dining Hours 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lunch menu / Kids' lunch menu
- Dinner Hours 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Dinner menu / Kids' dinner menu
Sassagoula Floatworks participates in the Disney Dining Plan; meals cost 1 Quick Service credit, and there are a wide variety of snacks to use as Snack credits on the Dining Plan. Tables in Wonderland cardholders are eligible for a 20% discount at most resort restaurants.
Free refills are available for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and fountain drinks (including juice and milk) during your meal at Sassagoula Floatworks. A huge beverage station sits just beyond the cash registers, and this station also provides toaster ovens, hot water, ice, condiments, and napkins. Riverside Mill also participates in Disney's Rapid Fill refillable mug program, where you purchase a souvenir plastic mug once, and get free refills for the remainder of your stay. The cost varies depending on how long you're staying at the resort:
- $8.99 for 1 day
- $11.99 for 2 days
- $14.99 for 3 days
- $17.99 for length of stay (4 or more days)
The break-even point for the refillable mug program seems to be around 3 visits on the 1-day plan; 4 visits on the 2-day plan; 5 on the 3- day plan; and 6 visits for stays of 4 or more days. Keep in mind that if you buy a regular $3 fountain soda at any meal, you get unlimited refills during that meal. So for the refillable mug program to make sense, you'll need to drink soda with at least 3 separate meals on the 1-day plan, or 5 separate meals on the 2-day plan. In those cases, it would be hard to get too far from a bathroom, let alone all the way to the parks.
Pizza delivery is available to your room from Disney's own delivery service. Besides pizza, chicken wings, desserts, beer, wine, and sodas are also available. However, delivery can take up to 90 minutes, and the food quality is often below average. You're probably better off either walking to the food court or calling Domino's. Pizza delivery hours are 4 PM to midnight daily. A medium (16") cheese pizza costs around $14 and a pepperoni around $16. Minimum order is $15, and Disney will tack on an 18% tip, $3 delivery charge, and 7% sales tax. Thus, a $30 pizza order will cost you $40.50 delivered.
Scat Cat's Club Just outside of the lobby and on the way to Sassagoula Float Works is the Scat Cat's Club. Scat Cat's Club has indoor seating and a full drink menu, with several beer selections, a couple of wines, and a selection of spirits. Scat Cat's is usually open 4 PM to 12 AM daily.
Transportation to and from Port Orleans French Quarter
Driving Your Own Car Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is just off of I-4 in Lake Buena Vista. Take I-4 Exit 6 - International Drive and you'll end up on World Center Drive. Stay on World Center Drive for 0.6 miles, then Take the exit toward Downtown Disney Resort Area. Go about 0.3 miles and keep left at the fork, follow signs for Port Orleans/Eagle Pines/Ospray Ridge. Turn left onto Bonnet Creek Pkwy and Port Orleans French Quarter will be on your right.
Port Orleans French Quarter's GPS address and location are:
Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
2201 Orleans Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Latitude: 28.380294 North, Longitude: 81.536792 West
From Orlando International Airport If you're arriving at Orlando International Airport, Disney's free Magical Express bus service will take you and your luggage directly from the airport to Port Orleans French Quarter, then back to the airport when it's time for your flight home.
From Sanford International Airport It's about a 40-minute drive from Sanford to Port Orleans French Quarter. If you're not renting a car, be aware that Sanford's airport offers fewer transportation options than Orlando's, and Sanford's options are generally much more expensive. A taxi from Sanford International Airport to Port Orleans French Quarter will cost between $120 and $150, depending on traffic. Mears Transportation offers 3-passenger towncar service to Port Orleans French Quarter for around $140 each way, plus tip; 5-passenger SUV service or 10- passenger van is around $190 each way. That means round-trip transportation will run you somewhere between $240 and $380, plus tip, between Sanford and Port Orleans French Quarter. At those prices, it may be less expensive to rent a car and park it at the hotel.
Getting to the theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney Disney provides free bus service from Port Orleans French Quarter to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and Downtown Disney/Disney Springs. Port Orleans French Quarter's bus stops sit along the front wall of the lobby, between the lobby and check-in parking lot. Each theme park has its own bus stop somewhere along the wall. Animal Kingdom's bus service is shared with Blizzard Beach, while Downtown Disney/Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon also share a stop and service. Port Orleans French Quarter does not share bus service with any other resort.
Port Orleans French Quarter's Bus Schedule
Ask a Disney Cast Member about French Quarter's bus schedule, and she'll tell you that buses run about every 20 minutes. In reality, French Quarter's bus schedule varies considerably depending on the time of day and where you're headed.
For example, if you're headed to the Magic Kingdom between 8 AM and 11 AM, you'll wait around 8 minutes, on average, for a bus to arrive. The bus schedules for Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are about the same early in the day, with a bus arriving every 8-14 minutes, on average. Bus schedules to the water parks and Disney Springs are a little less frequent, and you could wait anywhere from 14 to 30 minutes for a ride.
Buses run a little slower from around 11 AM to around 4 PM, when most people are already in a park. Disney's evening buses are scheduled around the theme parks' closing times, where most of the fleet is deployed to get guests back to their hotels. Your waits to return to your hotel from a theme park should average out to around 20 minutes under most circumstances.
If you've got your own car, it's faster to drive yourself to Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, and Disney Springs. Disney's bus service is faster to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. We evaluate Port Orleans French Quarter's bus service annually, and the latest transportation times can be found below.
Getting to another hotel from Port Orleans French Quarter If you've got dining plans at another Disney hotel, the cheapest option is to take a Disney bus from Port Orleans French Quarter to Disney Springs (or an open theme park), then take another bus from there to your destination hotel. Do the reverse to get back to Port Orleans French Quarter. While that's free, it can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours each way. If your destination is one of the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts, and the Magic Kingdom is still open, you could take a bus to the Magic Kingdom, then either walk (to the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower), hop on the monorail (to the Polynesian and Grand Floridian), or take a boat (to Fort Wilderness, the Wilderness Lodge, the Polynesian, and the Grand Floridian). We suggest you still allow at least an hour for that.
The fastest option, however, is almost always a taxi from French Quarter to wherever you're going; it's generally not more than a $20, 15-minute cab ride to get to most Disney hotels from French Quarter, and often less. Taxis are available outside the lobby; if a taxi is not already sitting out front, the bell services desk also serves as a taxi stand, and they'll call one for you.
To Universal Orlando If you're staying at Walt Disney World and don't have a car, Mears Transportation will shuttle you from your hotel to Universal and back for $18 per person. Pickup and return times are at your convenience. A one-way taxi ride is around $36, and may be the cheapest option if you have three to five people.
Shopping, Recreation, and Things To Do at Port Orleans French Quarter
Port Orleans French Quarter's gift shop is Jackson Square and sits just off the lobby, between the check-in area and the Scat Cat's Club. As you'd expect from a Disney gift shop, Jackson Square has a decent collection of souvenirs ranging from small trinkets such as keychains and pens, to embroidered jackets and Disney princess dresses. Prices for these items are about what you'd pay in the theme parks or Disney Springs.
Jackson Square also sells basic pharmacy items such as sunscreen, aspirin, allergy and cold medicine, baby diapers and formula, shampoo, and the like. And Jackson Square has Disney-branded cookies, chocolate, coffee tins, and similar items, if that's what you're looking for. Prices for these items are considerably higher - about double - than what you'd probably pay at home.
Also located just off the lobby is the South Square Quarter Games Arcade, which has a decent collection of relatively recent video and arcade games. Most games cost $0.50 to $2.00 per play, which can add up quickly. It's helpful to set a budget with your kids before they go in.
Walkers, joggers and runners can find a jogging trail along the banks of the Sassagoula River around Port Orleans French Quarter. It is a scenic 1.7-mile course. You won't find a gym, fitness center, indoor pool, or spa at Port Orleans French Quarter.
Port Orleans French Quarter Babysitting and In-Room Child Care
Disney doesn't offer on-site child care at Port Orleans French Quarter, but you've got some options. If you've got a car and you're headed to the theme parks, you can drop off your little ones at one of the child-care clubs at a resort nearby. Services vary, but children generally can be left between 4:30 PM and midnight. Milk and cookies and blankets and pillows are provided at all centers, and dinner is provided at most. Play is supervised but not organized, and toys, videos, and games are plentiful. Guests at any Disney resort or campground may use the services.
The most elaborate of the child-care centers (variously called "clubs" or "camps") is Lilo's Playhouse at the Polynesian Resort. The rate for ages 3-12 is $15 per hour, per child (2-hour minimum).
All the clubs accept reservations (some six months in advance!) with a credit card guarantee. Call the club directly, or reserve through Disney at 407-WDW-DINE. (If you call before 4 PM, call the club directly using the number shown below.) Most clubs require a 24-hour cancellation notice and levy a hefty penalty of 2 hours' time or $22.50 per call for no- shows. A limited number of walk-ins are usually accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Hotel||Name of Program||Ages||Phone|
|Animal Kingdom Lodge||Simba's Clubhouse||3-12||407-938-4785|
|Dolphin and Swan||Camp Dolphin||4-12||407-934-4241|
|Polynesian Resort||Lilo's Playhouse||3-12||407-824-1639|
|Yacht and Beach Club Resorts||Sandcastle Club||3-12||407-934-3750|
|Wilderness Lodge and Villas||Cub's Den||3-12||407-824-1083|
If you don't have a car, then you're better off using in-room babysitting. Trying to take your child to a club in another hotel by Disney bus requires a 50- to 90-minute trip each way. By the time you've deposited your little one, it will almost be time to pick him or her up again.
Two companies provide in-room sitting in Walt Disney World and surrounding areas. They're Kid's Nite Out and Fairy Godmothers (no kidding). Both provide sitters older than age 18 who are insured, bonded, screened, reference-checked, police-checked, and trained in CPR. In addition to caring for your kids in your room, the sitters will, if you direct (and pay), take your children to the theme parks or other venues. Neither service will transport your children in private vehicles or give baths. Both offer bilingual sitters.
|Kid's Nite Out||Fairy Godmothers|
All WDW and Orlando-area hotels
All WDW and Orlando-area hotels
Men and women
Mothers and grandmothers, female college students
Base Hourly Rates
1 child, $18
2 children, $21
3 children, $24
4 children, $26
Base Hourly Rates
1 child, $16
2 children, $16
3 children, $16
4 children, $18
Transportation fee, $10; starting before 6:30 AM
or after 9 PM, +$2 per hour; additional fee for holidays
Transportation fee, $14; starting after 10 PM,
+$2 per hour
24 hours before service when reservation is made
3 hours before service
Form of Payment
AE, D, MC, V; gratuity in cash
Form of Payment
Cash or traveler's check for actual payment; gratuity in cash
Things Sitter Won't Do
Transport children in private vehicles,
take children swimming, give baths
Things Sitter Won't Do
Transport children, give baths; swimming
is at sitter's discretion
Miscellaneous French Quarter
Washers and dryers are in laundry facilities next to each pool. Cost is $3 per wash, and another $3 per dry cycle. The machines take credit cards. A small selection of soap, fabric softener, and dryer sheets are also sold, for around $1 each. A typical wash cycle takes 20 to 30 minutes, and a typical dry cycle takes 40 to 50.
Laundry room cards can be purchased for $7 (using cash or credit) at the hotel's front desk. These cards get you one wash and one dry cycle, plus text messages letting you know when your laundry has been completed. Walt Disney World laundry rooms now make use of a technology called "LaundryView" which displays washer and dryer availability on their website.
If you lose something during your stay, contact Disney's Lost and Found department by calling (407) 824-4245.
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Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Best and Worst Room Views at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
TouringPlans offers pictures of the view from any Disney resort room on property. Click here for the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort map and to choose a room to see the view.
Seven guest-room buildings flank the pool, Guest Relations building, and bus stop. The best views are from rooms facing the river and pine forest on the opposite bank. Wings of Buildings 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7 flank the river and provide the best river views in all of Port Orleans. River-view rooms in Buildings 1, 6, and 7 are a long walk from French Quarter public facilities, but they’re the most tranquil. Families with children should request river-view rooms in Buildings 2 and 5, nearest the swimming complex. Make sure the reservationist understands that you’re requesting a room with a river view, not just a water view. All river-view rooms are also water-view rooms, but not vice versa. Note that standard-view rooms look onto a courtyard or a parking lot.
Good Rooms in Building 1 of the French Quarter
Building 1 is a bit of a long walk from the lobby, but some rooms do offer nice views of the Sassagoula River. Good views in Building 1 include rooms 1X27-1X32, which face a river. Other good views include 1X24-1X26, 1X34-1X40 and 1X42-1X48.
Bad views in Building 1 include:
- Rooms 1X01-1X23, which face a parking lot.
- Room 1133, which faces a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 2 of the French Quarter
Most rooms in Building 2 look on to landscaping and other buildings. This building does have the advantage of being right next to the pool. Good views in Building 2 include rooms 2X01-2X15, 2X18-2X26 and 2X42-2X48 which face landscaping. 2X27-2X32 face the Sassagoula River. Rooms 2X34-2X40 face a pool but the view is mostly blocked by large trees.
Bad views in Building 2 include:
- Room 2133, which faces a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 3 of the French Quarter
Building 3 is located directly next to French Quarter's lobby. Rooms either face a parking lot or landscaping. Good views in building 16 include rooms 3X03-3X07, 3X16-3X23 and 3X26-3X32.
Bad views in Building 3 include:
- Rooms 3X01-3X02, 3X09-3X14 and 3X41-3X48, which face a parking lot.
- Rooms 3X33-3X40, which face the backside of the hotel lobby.
Good Rooms in Buildings 4 in French Quarter
Building 4 is also located next door to the hotel lobby. Rooms either face a parking lot or landscaping. Good views in building 4 include rooms 4X05-4X09 and 4X30-4X39.
Bad views in building 4 are 4X23-4X26, which face a maintenance building. Rooms 4X01-4X04 face a parking lot
Good Rooms in Buildings 5 in French Quarter
Most rooms in Building 5 look on to landscaping and other buildings. This building does have the advantage of being right next to the pool. Good views include rooms 5X02-5X07, 5X27-5X31 and 5X34-5X48. Rooms 5X10-5X16 face a pool but the view is mostly blocked by large trees. Rooms 5X17-5X26 face the Sassagoula River.
Bad views in Building 5 include:
- Rooms 5X17, which face a service area.
- Rooms 5X01, 5X09, which face stairs. hallway.
Good Rooms in Buildings 6 of French Quarter
About half of the rooms in building 6 face the Sassagoula River. The other half look on to landscaping and other buildings. Good views in building 6 include rooms 6X01-6X14 and 6X18-6X22. Rooms 6X24-6X48 have a view of Sassagoula River.
Bad views in building 6 are 6X17.
Good Rooms in Buildings 7 of French Quarter
Most of Building 7 faces a parking lot, but a handful also look on to Sassagoula River. Good views include rooms 7X25-7X31 and 7X33-7X40. Rooms 7X42-7X48 face the Sassagoula River.
Bad views in building 7 are 7X01-7X24.
|Creative swimming areas||Large, confusing layout|
|Nice guest rooms||Extreme distance of many guest rooms from dining and services|
|Beautiful landscaping and grounds||Insufficient on-site dining|
|Pleasant setting along Bonnet Creek||No easily accessible off-site dining|
|Food courts||No character meals|
|Convenient self-parking||Congested bus loading areas|
|Children's play areas|
|Varied recreational offerings|
|Boat service to Downtown Disney|
Port Orleans French Quarter 2016 Rack Rates
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter Dining
- Jackson Square (Market)
- Mardi Grogs (Bar or Lounge)
- Port Orleans French Quarter Pizza Delivery (Table Service)
- Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory (Counter Service)
- Scat Cat's Club (Bar or Lounge)
|Park||Commuting Times||Resort Transportation|
|Magic Kingdom||25 min|
|Hollywood Studios||25 min|
|Animal Kingdom||29 min|
|Quietness of Room||B+|
|Shuttle to Parks||Yes|