The Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World is a Deluxe resort located within walking distance of Epcot. It is themed after seaside cottages found in Newport at the start of the 20th century. There is a beach where kids can play or adults can lounge and relax. It also shares a convention center with Yacht Club.
Price: $421 to $2725
Room size: 381 sq feet for a standard room
Sleeps: 5 people per room (each additional adult is $25, first 2 are free)
Room count: 583
Room types: Standard view rooms face either the parking lot, roof or wooded area. The pool/water view rooms will face the quiet pool, inner courtyards or Crescent Lake. Club Level room allow you access to the Stone Harbor Club concierge lounge that serves continental breakfast in the morning, snacks in the afternoon and hors d’oeuvres and desserts in the evening.
Room features: two queen beds and a day bed; mini fridge; celing fan; coffee maker; safe.
Available to request: bed boards/rails, Pack N Play cribs, microwave, international electrical adapter and rollaway bed
Villas: 205 units consisting of studio, one and two bedrooms. All units have either a garden or pool view.
Studio Villa – sleep up to four adults and an infant under the age of 3; queen size bed and double sleeper sofa; wet bar; under-counter fridge; microwave oven; coffeemaker; ceiling fan; color cable television; private balcony or porch
One Bedroom Villa – sleeps up to four adults plus an infant under the age of 3; master suite; living room; fully equipped kitchen; master bath with whirlpool tub; ceiling fan; washer and dryer; dvd player; queen-size sleeper sofa; king size bed; private balcony or porch.
Two Bedroom Villa – sleep up to 8 adults plus an infant under the age of 3; master bedroom has a king size bed; second bedroom has a queen size bed and a double sleeper sofa; living room has a sleeper sofa; fully equipped kitchen; master bath with whirlpool tub; ceiling fan; washer and dryer; dvd player. See our 2 bedroom villa review.
Beaches and Cream (a 50’s ice cream parlor that accepts reservations and has a to go counter)
Beach Club Marketplace (a quick-service location that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to go)
Cape May Cafe (a table service buffet that accepts reservations)
Martha’s Vineyard is a full-service bar
Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill is located by the pool and is a full service bar that also offers burger and hotdogs.
Beach Club also offers 24 hour room service.
Pools: Stormalong Bay is a 3 acre mini-water park with pool that is shared with Yacht Club. It features a waterslide, lazy river, a sandy bottom, hot tub and kiddie pool.
There are locker rentals available by Stormalong Bay.
Quiet pool is located at the far side of the resort near the villas. It is open 24 hours a day.
Pool towels are provided in the room to take to the pool.
Sandcastle Club: Open from 4:30 – 12 am for kids ages 3-12. Cost is $15 per child with a minimum of 2 hours. Dinner is included. Beepers are available for parents. Book reservations at 407-939-3463
Activities: Nightly movie on the beach; Pool party at 3:45 pm; Poolside activities from 1-3:30 pm; Health Club and Spa Services ($); Jogging trail; Boat and Bike Rentals ($); Ceramics on Wed. from 1:30 – 3:30 pm ($); Arcade; Tennis Lessons ($); Guided Fish Excursions ($)
- 24-hour front desk
- business center with computer, print, shipping and office supplies
- check-in and guest service
- childcare service
- coffee maker
- complimentary wifi
- covered walkways from the bus stop to your room
- daily mousekeeping
- designated smoking area
- dry cleaning
- free parking
- gift shop
- hair dryers
- handicap accessible rooms
- ice machine
- ironing boards
- kiddie waiting area in lobby
- laundry facilities
- luggage service
- mini bar
- Magical Express
- mail services
- merchandise delivery and pickup
- online check-in
- outdoor smoking areas
- resort airline check-in
- tattoo and hair braiding booth
Transportation: Walk or take a boat to Epcot, walk or take a boat to Hollywood Studios or take a bus to the other parks.
Bus Stop: Located in front of the resort. It is covered.
Distance from parks by bus:
- Animal Kingdom – 7 miles
- Hollywood Studios – 1 miles
- Epcot – 3 miles
- Magic Kingdom – 7 miles
When you complete your online check-in, you can choose from 2 of the following options:
- Large balcony
- Upper floor
- Near elevator
- Woods view
- Ground floor
- Lower floor
- Canal view
Any of the above options would be great. Just pick whatever is best for your family.
Beach Club Marketplace is the place to stop for all your needs. You’ll find hot food (counter service options on the dining plan), convenience food, and a variety of merchandise. You can find items with a beach theme, popular souvenirs and basic medicines.
Mailing Address: 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
This review comes from my reader Chris…
Why did you choose this resort? I wanted to have an awesome “big” time with DS and DD before they graduated from high school. I wanted it to be the vacation of all vacations. I also picked it for the theming and Stormalong Bay
What were the resort rooms like? Were they big enough for your family? Did you find them to be acceptable? The resort rooms were decorated in light airy decorations and a very beachy look. We had two queen beds and a daybed. We usually travel with me, DH, DS20, DD19, and DD’s BFF. DD and her BFF took one bed, DH and I took the other bed, and 6’2” DS took the daybed (it was “his” bed—do not use it to sit on! LOL). We had plenty of room for all of us and a weeks worth of stuff with us. We had asked for a room “closest to EPCOT”. The room we received was on the end close to EPCOT and was a bottom floor room with a little patio outside. We were so close to EPCOT that it took us two minutes to walk from our room to the International Gateway and we could sit in the room with the sliding doors open to hear the music from EPCOT. We were right across from the bridge to the Boardwalk. The location was the farthest from the parking lot, but since we never went back to the car, that didn’t matter to us. It was perfect!!
What were the amenities of the resort like? What was your favorite one? Stormalong Bay needs to be experienced by everyone atleast once in their life. It is the most inclusive pool area that I’ve seen. The slide that goes over the walkway was very fun (yes, I did it with the teens!). The lazy river is great too. There is one portion that you should not get in if you do not swim well (me!) or are a young person though. There is a fun-looking swirling water area that is very energy draining if you don’t have the energy to get out of it. I would not want to see small children in it for sure. The beach area is awesome for a quiet walk in the evenings and the closeness of the boardwalk activities makes it hard not to go join in on the fun.
What was the food court like? Any favorite foods? This would be DD’s favorite part of the resort. She is a breakfast fanatic along with DH, but she is the picky one. We had a reservation for Cape May Café for breakfast. She loved it so much that she wanted to eat there every morning! We also enjoyed Hurricane Hannah’s for a quick lunch. Having the Marketplace right down the hall was definitely a plus. The gelato was awesome and the sandwiches and other snacks were great too. Beaches and Cream was another great experience with the awesome ice cream. There are so many great restaurants within walking distance that I could definitely not stay there and be hungry!
How were the resort buses? What was your walk to the bus stop like? How were the resorts bus stops at the parks? How far was the walk to the gates? How crowded were the buses at any given time? From our room, we were two minutes to the International Gateway at EPCOT or about 15 minutes to Hollywood Studios. We were about seven minutes to the bus stop and about the same to the boat dock. We never had any issues with the resort transportation. The buses and boats were never crowded coming to the resort or going to the parks and we never waited more than just a few minutes for either.
Would you stay at this resort again? If not, please provide a reason. Absolutely! This is my favorite resort. It was one of the most fun times I’ve spent with my almost grown children and we had a blast! There was nothing I would have changed.
Please provide a photograph you took at the resort if you have one. It can include your family or not, that is up to you. It doesn’t matter where at the resort it was taken. I have pictures of the resort but not with me. I will try to send them later today though.
You can also read my review of the Disney Beach Club.