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Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Overview and Review

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Port Orleans French Quarter is a moderately priced hotel at Walt Disney World with 1,008 guest rooms. The resort is themed to resemble New Orleans’s Vieux Carré, but sanitized. Consisting of seven three-story guest-room buildings next to the Sassagoula River, prim pink-and-blue structures 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. 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.

In terms of 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. French Quarter is smaller and more compact than the other Moderates.

New Orleans-style decorations can be found throughout Port Orleans French Quarter.

Left: The hotel's lobby. Right: Kids can watch classic Disney cartoons in a waiting area while parents check in.

We think Port Orleans French Quarter is one of the best moderate-level resorts at Walt Disney World. The resort is a manageable size, with beautiful landscaping, and a fun pool. The food court serves one of our favorite desserts at WDW, fresh made beingets. Port Orleans French Quarter is an easy walk to its sister resort, Port Orleans Riverside, expanding the nearby dining options, and the many restaurants at Disney Springs are a pleasant boat ride away. Port Orleans French Quarter is a little more expensive - and a little bit better - than the Caribbean Beach Resort. We also enjoy that both Port Orleans French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside 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.

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Disney's 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. No rooms have balconies, but ornamental iron-railed accessways on each floor provide a good (though less private) substitute.

A standard Port Orleans French Quarter room.

Each Port Orleans French Quarter room is furnished with the following:

  • Two queen beds (some ADA-accessible rooms have 1 king bed)
  • Dresser
  • Small table with 2 chairs
  • Nightstand with telephone
  • Full-length mirror
  • 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

Port Orleans French Quarter Room Layout

Port Orleans French Quarter bathrooms are modestly-sized, but 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. Water pressure in the shower is adequate, but probably less than what you're used to at home. The shower and toilet are located in a room with door. A dressing area, which includes two sinks and a small amount of counter space, is separated from the sleeping area by a sturdy curtain. Combined with the shower/toilet room, this means that three people can have private dressing space at the same time. A 1500-watt, wall-mounted hair dryer is provided. Guests with long or thick hair may find that the dryer is underpowered for their needs.

Port Orleans French Quarter bathroom and sink/dressing area.

Handicap-Accessible Room Options

Port Orleans French Quarter has approximately 200 handicap-accessible rooms in a variety of configurations to accommodate guests with hearing or mobility issues. Mobility access rooms 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-sized 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.

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Room Classifications

Port Orleans French Quarter rooms are priced depending on the room view and location:

  • Standard View Rooms are found in all Port Orleans French Quarter buildings. Most have generally unremarkable views of landscaping, or parking lots. Standard rooms are the least expensive rooms at Port Orleans French Quarter, but there are some gems to be found in this category using our Port Orleans French Quarter Room Finder.
  • 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.
  • River View Rooms are found in buildings 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7. Rooms facing northeast face the Sassagoula River.
  • King Bed Rooms with a king-sized bed must be specially requested at booking. These may have standard, pool, or river views. has a list of discounts and deals available at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.

Dining Options at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

Onsite dining options at Port Orleans Riverside include a counter service food court, two bars, and in-room pizza delivery. The closest table-service eatery is in the adjacent Riverside section of the resort.

  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is set up like a food court at a mall, with typical menu options, as well as healthy choices and New Orleans-themed meals. There are several different stations, each selling one portion of the menu. For example, one station sells pizza, another sells pasta, another is dedicated to sandwiches, and so on. If your kids each want something different, you'll have to line up several times. The good news is that some of the food is prepared on demand, so you'll be getting your burger cooked to order. Some standout entrees from the Lunch and Dinner menu include the Jambalaya and Pot Roast. For dessert, there is a nice assortment of ice cream sundaes and shakes, plus hot fresh beignets served with a selection of dipping sauces. 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, in smaller portions.

  • Scat Cat's Club A limited selections of finger foods (wings, flatbreads, etc.) is served along with a full bar and drinks menu. Live jazz musicians perform on Wednesday through Saturday nights.
  • Mardi Grogs offers poolside specialty drinks and a limited selection of cold sandwiches and salads.
  • Rapid Fill Mugs Guests may purchase a Rapid Fill Mug which allows self service soft drink refills for $19.99 for the length of stay.
  • Pizza Delivery is available to your room from Disney's own delivery service. Chicken wings, desserts, beer, wine, and sodas are also available. Delivery can take up to 90 minutes, and the food quality is often below average. You may be better off walking to the food court or calling Domino's. Pizza delivery hours are 4 PM to midnight daily.

Depending on your location within Port Orleans French Quarter the dining options at Port Orleans Riverside are also a quick walk away.

Sassagoula Floatworks is set up like a mall food court. Different stations each serve a different type of food.

Port Orleans French Quarter Pools, Recreation, and Amenities

  • Pool Port Orleans French Quarter has a single pool complex that contains one pool with a 95-foot water slide, known as the Doubloon Pool, as well as a children's splash area complete with their own smaller water slide. Port Orleans French Quarter also has a hot tub located near Doubloon Pool. 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 pools are heated to 82°F/28°C throughout the year. Pool hours vary seasonally, typically opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. Infants and children in diapers are welcome in all 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. All WDW pools include 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. 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.
  • Playground: A small playground set is located between Doubloon Pool and the hotel lobby. The set has two small slides and a couple of sections with a few steps for toddlers to go up and down. The entire area is covered in a springy, poured rubber surface.
  • Arcade: South Square Quarter Games Arcade includes recent video and arcade games. Most games cost $0.50 to $2.00 per play.
  • Movies Under the Stars: Free Disney movies are shown most evenings, weather permitting.
  • Jogging: Walkers, joggers and runners can find a paved, 1-mile jogging trail along the river.
  • Bike Rentals Guests may rent traditional bicycles or fancy surrey bikes by the hour.

French Quarter's Doubloon Pool

Playground area for children ages 2-12

Practical Matters

  • Check In/Out Times: Check In time at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter hotel is 3:00 p.m. Check Out time is 11:00 a.m.
  • Online Check-in: Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter hotel participates in Disney'sOnline 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.
  • Magic Bands: MagicBands are rubber/plastic wrist bands which function as your room key and resort identification. Depending on what options you've selected, your MagicBand may also function as your park ticket, dining plan ticket, or charge card. You may purchase a MagicBand prior to your arrival and have it mailed to your home. MagicBands are also available for purchase in many WDW gift shops. You may also opt to use an RFID-embedded card (looks like a credit card) for room access, resort ID, and other functions.
  • Theme Park Tickets: Park tickets are best purchased online in advance either directly through Disney or via our Least Expensive Ticket Calculator. However, if you arrive without park tickets, head to the concierge desk in the hotel lobby.
  • Dining Reservations: Dining reservation are best made online in advance or on your phone or tablet during your visit. If you need assistance stop by the concierge desk or the check in podium of any Walt Disney World table service restaurant.
  • Laundry: 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.
  • Lost and Found: If you lose something during your stay, contact Disney's Lost and Found department by calling (407) 824-4245.
  • Shopping: 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, as well as snacks, soft drinks, beer, and wine.
  • Childcare: 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.

Transportation to and from Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

Driving to Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is just off of I-4 in Lake Buena Vista. Take I-4 Exit 67 toward Epcot and you'll end up on Epcot Center Drive. Stay on Epcot Center Drive for 0.8 miles, then Take the exit toward Disney Springs Resort Area. Go about 0.3 miles and keep left at the fork, making the left turn onto Bonnet Creek Pkwy. 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

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 reservatios 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 Port Orleans French Quarter overnight will be charged $20 per day.

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.

Sanford International Airport is 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. You may also want to consult ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft for their pricing options.

Getting to the theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs

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 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 alonthe wall. Animal Kingdom's bus service is shared with Blizzard Beach, while Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon also share a stop and service. Port Orleans French Quarter does not share bus service with any other resort.

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 have your own car, it's faster to drive yourself to everywhere except the Magic Kingdom, where Disney's bus service can get you closer to the park.

Getting to another hotel from Port Orleans French Quarter

If you have 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 or ride-share service 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 Uber and Lyft are 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.

Reader Review Comments

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.

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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. Riverview 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.

Room 1230: Trees and The Sassagoula River.

Bad views in Building 1 include:

  • Rooms 1X01-1X23, which face a parking lot.
  • Room 1133, which faces a service area.

Room 1110: The dreaded parking lot view.

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.

Room 2208: Most rooms in Building 2 face landscaping.
Room 2238: Some rooms in Building 2 face the pool but are blocked by large trees.

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.

Room 3116: A "Garden View" of one of French Quarter's courtyards.

Room 3133: Some rooms 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

Room 4205: A nice view of a court yard.

Room 4126: You probably don't want your view to be of a hallway.

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.

Room 5101: You probably won't want to look at stairs every morning.

Room 5316: One of the rare "Pool View" rooms not blocked a tree.

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.

Room 6108: If you squint you can see a fountain.

Room 6125: Another view of Sassagoula River.

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.

Room 7115: About half the rooms in Building 7 face a parking lot.

Room 7141: This room is listed as "River View" but you'll have to crane your neck to see the river.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
Excellent staff/service Ho-hum pool
Most compact of the WDW Moderate resorts Shares bus service with Port Orleans Riverside during slower times of year
One bus stop No full-service dining
Live entertainment in Scat Cat's Club
Beignets in food court!
Attractively themed lobby
Short walk to Port Orleans Riverside's restaurants and bars
Good place to walk or run for fitness

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter Dining

Commuting Times to the Parks
Park Boat Bus Personal
Magic Kingdom 26.0 min 37.0 min
EPCOT 25.0 min 19.0 min
Hollywood Studios 28.0 min 19.0 min
Animal Kingdom 27.0 min 19.0 min
Disney Springs 20.0 min 21.0 min 10.0 min