Yacht & Beach Club Resorts Update
The Yacht & Beach Club Resorts are described in detail in the PassPorter Walt Disney World on pages 90-93. Updates, changes, and interesting tidbits about the resort are listed to the right. Links of interest, if any are available, are below.
Update: We stayed at the Yacht Club in January 2000 specifically the concierge level, lagoon view. We've incorporated the information we gathered during our visit into this page, but if you have specific questions about the Yacht Club (whether regular or concierge), please feel free to write us.
The fifth floor of the Yacht Club is the concierge level, which they call the Regatta Club. Concierge rooms are about $150 more than regular rooms and come in both standard and lagoon views. For the extra money, you get personalized concierge services (glorified guest services), complimentary snacks and drinks (continental breakfast, mid-day snacks, wine and cheese, and evening cordials and dessert), fluffy white robes, and private check-in and check-out. Is it worth it? If you're planning to spend a lot of time at your resort and/or you're used to going first class, the concierge level offers great service and amenities. Otherwise you're better off with a regular room in the Yacht Club so you can spend the extra money on meals and recreation.
Beach Club Villas are now open. You can book a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom villa at the Beach Club Resort and have full access to the beloved Stormalong Bay pool complex. We stayed here in July 2002 and had a wonderful time. Our two-bedroom villa was spacious and the walk to the resort's facilities wasn't too bad. We enjoyed having the DVD player in the room (these are available in the one- and two-bedroom villas). We especially liked the two common areas on the first floor. Simply delightful!
Food (Dining & Lounging) Update
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Resort Map Update
Best Locations Update
Balconies: All rooms at the Yacht Club have full balconies, but not all rooms at the Beach Club (some only have standing room only). The Beach Club's full balconies can be on any floor, 2,3,4,5, depending on the section of the resort, since it only has three floors in one section and four floors in another while the rest has five floors. (Contributed by Carole Annette)
A reader review on the standard rooms
at Beach Club: "You also mentioned that standard
views tend to me "below-standard", which I have
to disagree with. It is certainly much better to have a
water view but for people who cannot afford this view, I
would not consider that they will be getting a
sub-standard room. I would hate to see people not take a
standard view room at the Beach Club because they feel it
will not be very nice. Any room at the Beach Club, as far
as I'm concerned, is beautiful." (Contributed by Carole