Port Orleans French Quarter Resort in Walt Disney World is a moderate resort. It is themed to reflect the style and architecture of New Orleans and has a year round Mardi Gras party. It is a very quite and romantic resort. It is my personal favorite of all the moderate resorts.
It is sister resorts with Port Orleans Riverside.
Resort type: Moderate
Price: $213 – $356
Room size: 314 sq feet
Sleeps: 4 adults + a child under 3 ($15 for each additional adult; first 2 are free)
Room count: 1,008 guest rooms. Choose from a Standard View, Water View or Garden View room.
Room features: 2 queen size beds, 2 sinks outside the bathroom, flat screen tv, refrigerator, wall safe, table and 2 chairs
Food options: : Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is a food court that is open from 6 am to midnight (make sure you try the Beignets). Sassagoula Pizza Express is available until midnight.
Scat Cat’s Lounge is located in the lobby and is open from 4:30 pm to 12:30 am. You can order both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. There is also a bar located next to the pool.
Pools: There is only one pool at this resort. It has a huge dragon waterslide and features an Alligator Band on the side of the pool that shoots water on guests.
Check out this video of the new splash area at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort -French Quarter.
Playground: Located near the pool
Entertainment: Nightly movie at French Quarter green; Daily Pool Party at 2:30 pm; Poolside activities from 1-4:30; Nightly Campfire with Marshmallow Roast; Frozen Activities on Friday Night; Bike and Surrey Rental ($); Guided Fishing Excursions ($); Horse Drawn Carriage Rides ($); Arcade ($); Fishing Hole ($)
24-hour front desk
check-in and guest service
designated smoking area
handicap accessible rooms
kiddie waiting area in lobby
merchandise delivery and pickup
outdoor smoking areas
resort airline check-in
wake- up call service
Shopping: Jackson Square Gift Shop in the lobby carries popular Disney souvenirs, basic health and beauty items, snacks and New Orleans inspired items.
Transportation: Transportation is by bus only to the parks. You can take a boat to Downtown Disney.
Distance from parks by bus:
- Animal Kingdom – 9 Miles
- Hollywood Studios – 5 Miles
- Epcot – 1 Mile
- Magic Kingdom – 5 Miles
Mailing Address: 2201 Orleans Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
This review comes from my reader Rachel…
We are trying to go to Disney every year or so. I would like to try out all the moderate hotels, and hopefully one day, the deluxe as well! So for this trip, it was Port Orleans French Quarter!
The resort rooms are just about the same as all I have seen in the moderate and value category. They are not huge, nothing extraordinary, but we aren’t in Disney for the rooms are we? We traveled with 2 adults, and 3 kids, 8, 5, and 2. We were able to comfortably fit a pack and play (that Disney provided) next to the bed closest to the door. The mini fridge was also INCLUDED in the room price, which was nice. I believe they had new TV’s…hmm…I think they had flat screens. The bathroom has the little curtain to separate the sleeping area from the bathroom area. I like this because I am usually up first, ad I can sneek back there and get ready without waking the whole clan. Mousekeeping did a great job. When we came back each afternoon to rest, everything was perfect. All fresh, and little surprises for the kids.
We were also upgraded to a river view room for free! That was a nice surprise! We looked out at the river and a golf course
Everyday, when we walked into the main area of the hotel, the doorman was there to give my kids coins to toss into the fountain. They began to look forward to this everyday!
This resort has one pool, but you can also use the pool at Riverside if you wanted. The pool was big, plenty of room. They had a small water slide that my 8 year old rode 900 times. This pool was NOT zero entry, but they did have a kiddie pool near the main pool. The hot tub was in an odd location, behind the pool and bar. I couldn’t sot in it and see the kids, so I didn’t get to use it. I did see them cleaning all the lounge chairs via power washer in that area though! It was clean!
They have an arcade, gift shop[, bike rentals, all the usual amenities. But the BEST is the boat ride to Downtown Disney!! That made it the best! I will miss not having that when we stay at a new location.
The food court was small compared to others. It had 4 bays, one of which was a bakery. They closed all but 1 at 10:00, so when we came back from the parks at night, food was slim pickings. Seating was a mad dash. It was always very crowded, but the people were almost always kind, and would hurry up to finish and offer the kids a seat. : )
The buses were not overly crowded, and usually left after just our stop, which was nice. We have stayed at others where there is 6 stops in one resort! Makes for a long journey home..
The ride home after park closing was generally the most crowded, but squishable still : ) In truth the most annoying part was waiting for the drivers to load and unload the scooter chairs. Ugh…what a process, and it take up a TON of seating.
With this resort, everything is within walking distance. From our room, which was in the back on the river, farthest from the stop, it was just a couple minutes walk. It is a beautiful walk through the treed street or “New Orleans”. Truly beautiful.
We would 100% stay there again. In fact, we are planning our next trip, and I am sad we won’t be there! I am telling you, the boat ride was really cool!