There is So Much to Do at the Disney Yacht Club...
....there may be no time left to visit the parks! The Disney Yacht Club is an entertainment complex in and of itself. And the rooms are nice, too.
I have a friend that stays here or at the sister hotel - the Disney Beach Club Resort - year after year. And now I know why. The guestrooms are large, the pools are amazing, and the dining options plentiful.
Rooms at the Disney Yacht Club Resort
When it comes to a hotel the most important thing to me are the rooms. Especially with my family of six, well - we just don’t fit into a standard room at most places. And this resort is no different. Most rooms at the Yacht Club have a maximum occupancy of five. But the rooms are large at 381 square feet. This square footage is very similar to that of the Disney Contemporary Resort. With two queen beds (some rooms have 1 king instead of 2 queens) and a daybed/couch, these rooms would be more than adequate for many families.
My family is not entirely excluded though. This hotel does offer suites in different sizes that can sleep anywhere from 4 to 8 guests. These suites are located on the concierge level. While the cost of the suites is typically more than double that of a single guest room, the concierge lounge does offer complimentary refreshments - and with a large family that could add up to a significant savings on food costs. Also the suites are equipped with either kitchenettes or kitchens.
A nautical theme winds its way through all the guest rooms and common areas.
When it comes to entertainment the Yacht Club shines. The main attractions is the 3 acre swimming complex called Stormalong Bay. There is a waterslide, whirlpools, sand bottomed pools, and areas with currents. For those who like a quieter atmosphere - there are relaxing swimming areas as well. This large water fun extravaganza is shared with Disney’s Beach Club Resort as well.
But the fun doesn’t stop at the pools. There is also boating on Crescent Lake - which is adjacent to the resort (boats are available for rent).
If mom and dad need a little break - there are children’s programs at the Sandcastle Club - for a fee. Kids will also love a large arcade.
A health club and salon are available too - and even massage services with an appointment.
And finally, The Disney Yacht Club has one tennis court as well.
See what I mean about never having to leave the resort?!
Dining at the Disney Yacht Club Resort
The two main restaurants at this resort are the Yacht Club Galley and the Yachtsman Steakhouse. Two additional eateries are shared with the Beach Club - Beaches and Cream Soda Shop and Hurricane Hanna’s Grill. And the restaurants at the Disney Beach Club are also fair game because they aren’t too far away.
Transportation at the Disney Yacht Club Resort
This hotel is serviced by the Disney buses and the ferry boats. The only way to get to Epcot Center or the Disney Hollywood Studios is by ferry. Buses are available to the Magic Kingdom theme park and all of the other Disney destinations.