Weekend Trip to EPCOT
Reviewed 22 September, 2021
Check in process was fantastic. We were able to check in online and go directly to our room without stopping by the front desk. Room was clean, decently sized, and had a comfy bed. We had a great balcony, but did notice a lot of rooms had Juliet balconies or looked out onto weird intermediate areas, rooftops, backstage, etc. It's Disney so it's expensive - room, food and beverages, everything.
We picked this hotel because of it's location, you can walk to two theme parks and multiple restaurants. We had a great brunch at Ale and Compass. All of the food was delicious, our server was fantastic, and their pressed pot coffee from Peru was probably the best coffee I've ever had.
Based on the location I thought the price was fair (still expensive). You are definitely paying for the location though.
Great first visit to Beach Club
Reviewed 20 September, 2021
This was my 15th trip to Disney and my first time staying at Beach Club. Immediately my 10 year old fell in love with the smell of the lobby. The shopping area and food options were great. Beaches and Cream was such a fun lunch. We did the Mickey kitchen sink and the kids (it was a birthday trip for my daughter and her friend) got cute ice cream cone people. The staff was so nice and the pool was beautiful. There is so much pool it never got crowded. The hot tub and lazy river were perfect for me, and the kids loved the huge pirate ship with the water slide, the whirl pool, and the the sand pool. Hurricane Hanna’s was a perfect poolside lunch barefoot and in bathing suits, plus there was a bar next to it (yay!). The elevators came quick and the inside of the hotel was nice and clean. They let us do late check out for no extra charge and the room was ready early when we arrived. It was such a quick walk to the Boardwalk and Epcot, and a fast boat ride to Hollywood Studios. The bus to Magic Kingdom was never packed and came pretty quickly. 10/10 suggest!
Comfortable Beds, Great Pool, and Best Location on Disney Property
Reviewed 13 September, 2021
We stayed here in late August with three kids. Our standard room had a 5th sleeper, and we all slept comfortably. We were on the first floor with a patio door to the outside, and were right next to one of the smaller pools (without lifeguards). Room was pretty quiet.
One of the main reasons we chose the hotel were the pools, and they didn't disappoint. The kids loved the waterslide, and it seemed like there was a lifeguard for every three guests. The only complaint is that it was too big and spread out with bridges all over the place - sometimes finding your kids when you were ready to go was a challenge.
For the kids, there are plenty of activities around the hotel and the pool. We were either at the pool or park, so we didn't take advantage of many of them.
The food options were OK. Cape May Cafe was decent for breakfast. But you can get the same exact food from the marketplace on site.
The best reason for this hotel is the location. Its just a short walk to Epcot and the Skyliner to Hollywood Studios.
Overall, the vibe from the hotel was...OK. The place was clean, the staff was friendly, and the location was great. But it did feel a lot more like a standard hotel than a Disney one.
Overall for the location. staff and experience, we would recommend and go again ourselves.
Great staff, a 1 bedroom unit could accommodate 2 parents and 3 children, but breakfast at the Marketplace will cost you
Reviewed 7 September, 2021
The hotel is first class and the staff at the Beach Resort reception desk next door (the lobby here is abandoned) were absolutely fantastic. Our only negatives came from the utterly ridiculous prices at the “Marketplace” in the adjacent hotel. Case in point: banana for $2.49, small orange juice container for over $5 or a no name crap red wine for $40! So it’s $440 daily for a basic room, $300/day for hopper tickets for 2, and just in case you have a few pence left over, have breakfast at the Marketplace.
Go to the Ale and Compass at the Beach Club for a better deal.
Also, it’s about a half mile walk round trip from the upper floors to the adjacent Beach Club lobby. Try for a lake view room close to the elevator or on the first floor.
A far less magical experience than expected.
Reviewed 21 August, 2021
Really disappointed with the whole experience at this hotel. They have no capacity to serve the hotel. It’s understaffed. Book less rooms if you done have the staff. The only food you can get is through marketplace which doesn’t have much. $9.75 for a can a truly. I regret not going to a nicer independent resort that focuses on the details. The room was pretty messed up with a lot of things I was surprised to see.
The most disturbing was the rear door lock which was at ground level and would not latch. The arm the hooks into the frame would not make contact. I believe the frame hole was cut incorrectly. The only lock on it was the child safety latch. I asked this to be fixed twice, once at the front desk and once over the phone. It was never fixed.
They had been painting over damaged drywall which was bubbling, the air vent was falling out of the ceiling, the curtain rod hangers were rusted, The desks power ports didn’t work or USB ports. cobwebs all around the ceiling fixture, the box springs all squeak really loud. Sounds petty but the whole family would wake up every time someone went to the bathroom. The shower head was like drinking from a fire hose or needles in your face. It was comical.
Anyone and everyone can cut through the hotel. People park and walk through the hotel past our door. It’s a common thing apparently. There’s also the “garden view” which is a Ivey covered wooded area. You have a 3 foot patio which connects to the public sidewalk and then the Ivey wall. Not a great place.
Staff was pleasant and helpful every interaction except for the times above. I don’t blame them for following policy though.
The day before we checked out on our 7 day visit we slept in and stayed in the room until about 10 am. We were just beat. Housekeeping came while we were there my wife said we were ok and that we didn’t need anything as we were leaving in the morning and we’re fine. She whispered to my wife “Are you sure you’re ok” very concerned. We were all getting ready to leave for the park and I was helping the kids get masks. It made us feel weird. That night we came back early. I ordered pizza and we ate in the beds. We got a knock on the door. It was a staff member doing a mandatory security inspection. I advised his were all eating dinner and he said it would only take a minute. I didn’t have a shirt on, my wife was in her bed attire. Even the oldest though it was bizarre. We are home no and keeping joking about “mandatory inspection from Disney” when doing bedtime.