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Disney's Beach Club Resort Information: Rooms, Pools, Dining, and More

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Disney's Beach Club Resort Overview

This five-story Deluxe resort has clapboard facades with whitewashed-wood trim and is painted a bright blue. The Beach Club is embellished with beach scenes in foam green and white. The resort has a themed lobby, with sea-horse fixtures. The resort faces 25-acre Crescent Lake and has an elaborate swimming complex that it shares with the Yacht Club Resort.

There are 576 guest rooms at the Beach Club, and 282 studio and one- and two-bedroom villas at the Beach Club Villas, part of the Disney Vacation Club time-share program. 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. Beach Club rooms are decorated in soft green and blue tones. Some rooms have balconies.

Disney's Beach Club Resort map

The Beach Club consists of a long main building with several wings protruding toward Crescent Lake. Looking at the resort from Crescent Lake, the Beach Club adjoins the Yacht Club on the left and spreads toward Epcot on the right. The main building and the various wings range from three to five stories. Most rooms have balconies or, on the ground floor, patios. Balconies are either big enough for a couple of chairs, or about 6 inches deep (stand at the rail or sit in a chair inside the room). Top-floor rooms often have enclosed balconies inset into the roof. Unless you'e standing, visibility is somewhat limited from these dormer balconies.

The Beach Club Resort shares restaurants, pools, and other amenities with the Yacht 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 a Disney Deluxe resort, the Beach Club provides excellent service. Within the Yacht and Beach Club are 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.

How Disney's Beach Club Resort Compares to Other Disney Deluxe Resorts

The Beach Club (and its neighbor Yacht Club) have two major advantageous over other hotels. One, you can walk to the International Gateway entrance of Epcot in less than 10 minutes. And Two, it has the best pool of all the Walt Disney World resorts. The nightly price for rooms at Yacht & Beach Club fall in to the middle of all the other WDW resorts. Yacht Club does offer a fitness center, salon, barber shop, and a spa.

The Beach portion of the Beach Club Resort.

Where To Check-In, Get Theme Park Tickets, and Make Dining Reservations

A security gate guards the entrance to Beach Club'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.

Guests keeping a car at the hotel overnight will be charged $25 per day.

Check-in time at Beach Club is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Beach Club 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 checked-in online and provided a mobile phone number or email address, you will receive your room number electronically. Then you can go straight to the room and use your smart phone or MagicBand to open the door, skipping the lobby altogether. Beach Club's gift shop sells MagicBands for your stay, if you don't already have them.

Beach Club's lobby.

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.

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.

The Beach Club beach is especially nice at sunset.

Disney's Beach Club Resort's Rooms

Most of the Beach Club rooms are 381 square feet and have two queen-size beds, a daybed, and a desk and three chairs.

Each Disney's Beach Club Resort room is furnished with the following:

  • Two queen beds
  • Dresser with 4 small-size drawers
  • Table with 2 chairs
  • Full-length mirror (on bath door)
  • WiFi wireless Internet access
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shower-mounted shampoo, conditioner, and body wash; 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.

Disney's Beach Club Resort Room Layout

Beach Club's bathrooms aren't big, but they also aren't as small as the ones you'll find in Disney's moderate or value resort rooms. Luckily you won't feel claustrophobic in your room's bathroom. 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 two sinks, and enough counter space to fit most of the toiletries you would need. There are also two shelves under the sink that provide a small amount of storage. 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.

A typical Beach Club bathroom.

Yacht & Beach Club Concierge Level Rooms

The concierge level of a deluxe resort can also be referred to as club level. Each one throughout the property has a name for their concierge level. At the Beach Club it is called the Stone Harbor and it’s located on the fifth floor. Here guests willing to pay a premium are treated to special services including a lounge, complimentary food and drink, and personalized service. There are about 70 Stone Harbor rooms most of which are similar to regular rooms throughout the resort, but there are also suites available. Club level prices can be up to $100 more than standard rooms at the Yacht & Beach Club

Upon arriving to Yacht & Beach Club, concierge guests are taken to an exclusive area to be checked in and taken care of. Once guests are brought to the club level they will be introduced to the cast members on hand at two desks set up to be the resource for any special services they may need. These CMs are there to help folks with whatever they might need including ADRs, park tickets, and transportation options.

Another special service provided to concierge level guests is a nightly turn down. Housekeeping cast members come to your room in the evening to prepare your bed for you to fall into it after a long day in the parks and leave chocolates.

A more exciting benefit to staying in the Stone Harbor Club is access to free food for most of the day. The breakfast offerings are relatively light so don’t expect to fuel up for a full day here. Later in the day snacks are available along with an assortment of drinks including soda, hot drinks like coffee, and beer (much to my enjoyment). In the late afternoon/early evening the menu changes but appetizers are put out for guests to enjoy before they begin their evening. Wine and liqueurs along with desserts area served throughout the evening as well.

The selection of food and drink is laid out in the lounge only accessible to club level guests. There are several tables and chairs set up for folks to you use throughout the day. The area is busy a breakfast time, but can be a quiet place to relax and maybe even get some work done if guests happen to be business travelers. There are also a few couches in the mix where friends can gather to chat. Kids have their own area here with child sized table and chairs and a TV running cartoons and other Disney favorites.

Handicap-Accessible Room Options

Disney's Beach Club Resort have around 22 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 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 double bed. Use our hotel room finder to see which rooms have which feature

Standard Rooms and Preferred Rooms, Standard Views and Pool Views

Disney knows that some hotel rooms are better than others. Most people want something pretty to look at from their hotel room window. To capitalize on this, Disney categorizes all of Beach Club's hotel rooms based on what you see from inside the room.

Here's the system Disney uses:

  • Garden View: Garden View rooms make up the majority of rooms at Yacht Club. The view from your window may include landscaping and trees, other parts of the buildings, or maintenance areas.

  • Lagoon or Pool View: At the Beach Club, anything wet counts, whether it’s in front of you or so far to the side you have to crane your neck. If somehow you can glimpse the lake, a creek, or a swimming pool, you have a water view. First floor rooms here tend to have views of the backs of lounge chairs sitting around the pool, so upper-floor rooms generally have better views. Some rooms facing southeast look on to Crescent Lake.

  • Standard View: Standard rooms generally have unremarkable views of landscaping or parking lots. These are the cheapest rooms at Beach Club, but there are some gems to be found in this category, though, using our Beach Club Room Finder.

Beach Club Pools

Beach Club has two pools. The largest, Stormalong Bay, sits along Crescent Lake and is the best pool in all of Walt Disney World. The main feature of the pool is the large shipwreck along the outside the houses a waterslide. A must-experience feature of this pool is the sand that covers the bottom of much of the pool. There is also a hot tub, kiddie pool and water player area.

The other smaller pool is located on the end of the resort closest to Epcot. This pool is also a basic concrete pool and is considered a "quiet pool," meaning that loud play and splashing around are discouraged.

Beach Club's pools range in depth from around 3 feet 6 inches/1.1m to 4 feet 9 inches/1.4m. Pool are open every day, including during winter. The pools are heated to 82°F/28°C throughout the year. Yacht Club also has a hot tub located near Stormalong Bay Pool.

Stormalong Bay has one water slide that all ages are free to use. Guests can find showers, storage lockers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Pool hours are at least 9 AM to 8 PM, extending to as much as 7 AM to 11 PM during busy times. Stormalong Bay Pool will have lifeguards during the pools' operating hours.

Stormalong Bay's shipwreck

For more information on the pools at WDW resorts, including towels, entertainment programming, handicap access, kiddie pools, life vests, and much more, see our Walt Disney World Resort Pool Fact Sheet FAQ.

Restaurants and Dining

Beach Club has some excellent dining options, including three quick service restaurants, two table service restaurants and one lounge.

Cape May Cafe

Cape May Cafe Dinner Menu - Cape May Cafe, Goofy's Beach Club Character Breakfast

Cape May has been a favorite for years because of its consistently good food and efficient service. While the restaurant is large and tables turn over rapidly, Advance Reservations are recommended. Because Cape May is within easy walking distance of the World Showcase entrance to Epcot, it's a convenient and affordable place to dine before IllumiNations. The natural-finish wood furniture and padded booths are in a clean, nautical New England style.

The buffet features peel-and-eat shrimp, tasty (albeit chewy) clams, mussels, snow-crab legs, fish of the day, hand-carved flank steak, barbecued ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, Caesar salad, and a good dessert bar. The kids' bar includes chicken nuggets and mac-and-cheese.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

Beaches & Cream Lunch/Dinner Menu - Beaches & Cream Kid's Lunch/Dinner Menu

Casual eats with a retro soda-fountain decor. There's often a line as guests in bathing suits and flip-flops queue up for the hearty burgers (veggie burgers, too) and piles of hot fries.

Signature items include burgers (singles and doubles) and fries; giant hot dogs; hand-scooped ice cream including the gargantuan Kitchen Sink dessert, with five flavors of ice cream smothered in topping.

Beaches & Cream also has a quick service counter with a smaller menu.

The legendary Kitchen Sink ice cream sundae.

Hurricane Hanna's Grill

Hurricane Hanna's Lunch/Dinner Menu - Hurricane Hanna's Kid's Lunch/Dinner Menu

Hurricane Hanna's Grill is a quick service restaurant located poolside at Stormalong Bay. Besides the usual assortment of Disney burgers Hanna's has a Lobster, Shrimp and Scallop Roll that we've received positive feedback about. All seating at Hurricane Hanna's is outdoors.

Beach Club Marketplace

Beach Club Marketplace Breakfast Menu - Beach Club Marketplace Kids' Breakfast Menu - Beach Club Marketplace Lunch/Dinner Menu - Beach Club Marketplace Kid's Lunch/Dinner Menu

Beach Club Marketplace is small counter service restaurant with a limited menu. Prices range from $6 to $15 for an entree so you won't break the bank. The standout items here are the fresh made pastries.

Beach Club Marketplace.

Beach Club Marketplace and Hurricane Hanna's Grill also participate 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 is a flat $19.99 for your length of stay.

Restaurants at Beach Club participate in the Disney Dining Plan; meals cost 1 credit. Tables in Wonderland cardholders are eligible for a 20% discount at most resort restaurants.

Martha's Vineyard Lounge is Beach Club's lounge. Martha's Vineyard has indoor seating and a full drink menu, with several beer selections, wines, and a selection of spirits. Lounges are usually open 4 PM to 11 PM daily.

Transportation to and from Disney's Beach Club Resort

Driving Your Own Car Disney's Beach Club Resort is just off of I-4 in Lake Buena Vista. Take I-4 Exit 67 - Epcot Center Dr. and you'll end up on Osceola Parkway. Turn right onto World Drive and then left on Epcot Resorts Blvd. Follow Epcot Resorts Blvd and Beach Club will be on your right.

Disney's Beach Club Resort's GPS address and location are:

    Disney's Beach Club Resort
    1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.371241 North, Longitude: 81.55645 West

From Orlando International Airport See our Walt Disney World Transportation Options page for information about how to get to and from Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World.

From Sanford International Airport It's about a 40-minute drive from Sanford to Disney's Beach Club Resort. 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 Disney's Beach Club Resort will cost between $120 and $150, depending on traffic. Mears Transportation offers 3-passenger towncar service to Disney's Yacht Club Resort 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 Disney's Beach Club Resort. 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 Disney Springs Disney provides free bus service from Disney's Yacht Club Resort to Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and Disney Springs. No bus transportation is provided to EPCOT's main entrance. Disney's Beach Club Resort'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 Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon also share a stop and service. Disney's Beach Club Resort shares bus service with Yacht Club.

Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios can also be accessed by boat from the dock near Stormalong Bay. Boat service may be suspended during thunderstorms, so if it's raining or looks like it's about to, Disney will provide buses.

Why take a bus to EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios when you can take a boat?

Disney's Beach Club Resort's Bus Schedule

Ask a Disney Cast Member about Beach Club's bus schedule, and they'll tell you that buses run about every 20 minutes. In reality, Beach Club'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 11 minutes, on average, for a bus to arrive. The bus schedules for Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are about the same early in the day, with a bus arriving every 10-13 minutes, on average. Bus schedules to the water parks and Disney Springs are a little less frequent, and you could wait anywhere from 20 to 40 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 19 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 Downtown Disney. Disney's bus service is faster to the Magic Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s Skyliner Service

Disney’s Skyliner is an elevated, cable-driven gondola system that connects EPCOT and the EPCOT resorts – Beach Club and Beach Club Villas, Yacht Club, BoardWalk Inn and Villas, and the Swan and Dolphin - to Hollywood Studios, Caribbean Beach, Pop Century, and the Art of Animation resorts.

Each gondola is an enclosed, 10-person cabin with bench seats and lots of windows. Ventilation is provided by windows and vents that can be opened or closed depending on the temperature.

Skyliner Hubs Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort serves as the central hub for most Skyliner routes. If you’re trying to get to a theme park from a resort using the Skyliner, you’ll almost always have to disembark at Caribbean Beach to board another gondola going to your destination.

The Skyliner is most useful if you’re near its station at EPCOT’s International Gateway, and you want to go to one of the destinations it serves. Travel time from the International Gateway station to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is around 35-44 minutes during the busiest times; of that, only around19 minutes is spent in transit – the rest is in line waiting to board. In most cases, the Skyliner is at least as fast as Disney’s bus service, with a much better view.

Getting to another hotel from Disney's Beach Club Resort If you've got dining plans at another Disney hotel, the cheapest option is to take the Disney Skyliner (if you're going to a resort it serves). A second option is to take a Disney bus from Disney's Beach Club Resort 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 Disney's Yacht Club Resort. 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 Beach Club to wherever you're going; it's generally not more than a $20, 15-minute cab ride to get to most Disney hotels from Beach Club, 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.

You can also take a boat in Crescent Lake to Disney's BoardWalk Resort or the Swan & Dolphin hotels. This option can also take some time depending on where you are going and how frequent the boats are running.

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

Ship Shape Health Club is Beach Club's fitness center and spa. It is open 24 hours a day but attendants are only available from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Massage, facial, and body treatment services are available.

Watercraft Rentals are available in Crescent Lake 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, and Sea Raycers can be rented. Prices vary.

Beach Club's gift shop is Beach Club Marketplace. As you'd expect from a Disney gift shop, Everything Pop 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.

Beach Club Marketplace also sells basic pharmacy items such as sunscreen, aspirin, allergy and cold medicine, baby diapers and formula, shampoo, and the like. And Beach Club Marketplace 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.

Walkers, joggers and runners can find a jogging trail Disney's Beach Club Resort. It is a scenic 0.8-mile course around around Cresent Lake. Thanks to bridges over Cresent Lake guests are able to make a full circle while passing by the Yacht & Beach Club, BoardWalk Resort, and the Swan & Dolphin Resorts.

Disney's Beach Club Resort Child Care

Disney contracts with a third party company, Kids Nite Out, to provide babysitting services at the resort hotels. See our Disney resort childcare page for more information.

Miscellaneous Beach Club

There are on site washers and dryers available for guest use. For more information on guest laundry services at Walt Disney World hotels, see our WDW Laundry Information page.

If you lose something during your stay, contact Disney's Beach Club Resort's Lost and Found department by calling (407)934-3090.

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Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at Disney's Beach Club Resort

Best and Worst Room Views at Disney's Beach Club Resort

TouringPlans offers pictures of the view from any Disney Resort room on property. Click here for the Disney's Beach Club Resort map and to choose a room to see the view.

The Beach Club’s better views are from rooms that have full balconies, and from those that overlook the lake. Other good rooms include those facing woods, with EPCOT in the background. The woods-facing rooms are the resort’s most peaceful accommodations, both in terms of lack of noise and attractive scenery. These rooms are also the nearest to EPCOT’s International Gateway entrance if you’re walking, but the farthest from the resort’s main pool area, lobby, and restaurants.

Of the remaining rooms, most face courtyards, with some of these providing oblique views of the lake and others overlooking parking lots and the resort’s front entrance.

The following are our recommendations for good rooms at the Beach Club Resort. All room numbers are four digits, with the first digit specifying the floor and the remaining three digits specifying the room number.

Heads-up: The Beach Club will charge you for a water view if there’s so much as a birdbath in sight. If you’re going to spend the money, get a real water view.

Water-view Rooms with Full Balconies Facing the Lake: Odd numbered rooms 2641–2645; suite 2647; 3501–3507; 3699–3725; 4607–4623; or Club Level rooms 5699–5725

Standard-view Rooms with Full Balconies Facing the Woods and EPCOT: Even-numbered rooms 2512–2530, 2578–2596, 3512–3530, or 4532–4596

Room 1643: Lower level room with a view of Crescent Lake.
Room 4579: Some upper level rooms have perfect views of Crescent Lake.
room 4709: a roof and some treetops aren't the most glamorous things to look at.
Room 1602: Some rooms on the front of the building the Beach Club Villas building.
Room 1532: A lower level "Garden View" room.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
Best pool complex of any WDW resort Views and balcony size are hit-or-miss
Excellent staff/service Bus service to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, water parks, and Disney Springs is shared with other EPCOT resorts
Walking distance to EPCOT and DHS
Close to many BoardWalk and EPCOT dining options
Well-themed public spaces
Bright and attractive guest rooms
Boat and Skyliner transportation to DHS

Disney's Beach Club Resort Dining

Commuting Times to the Parks
Park Boat Bus Skyliner Walk Personal
Magic Kingdom 26.0 min 36.0 min
EPCOT 13.0 min 7.0 min 16.0 min
Hollywood Studios 15.0 min 29.0 min 25.0 min 14.0 min
Animal Kingdom 26.0 min 17.0 min
Disney Springs 27.0 min 10.0 min