- Quick Overview of Disney’s Beach Club Resort & Villas
- Disney’s Beach Club Deluxe Studio Villa Tour
- The Bathroom
- Disney’s Beach Club Deluxe Studio – Living Space
- Outlets & USB Ports in Disney’s Beach Club Deluxe Studio
- The Murphy Bed
- The Patio
- My Overall Thoughts on Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Dining Options at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Transportation Options at Disney’s Beach Club
- Activities at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Amenities at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Room Types at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- View Types at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
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Quick Overview of Disney’s Beach Club Resort & Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Resort is inspired by the grand beachside hotels of the late 19th century and features a New England-style theme with nautical touches. The cream, light blue, and white color palette are reminiscent of coastal homes and evokes a sense of tranquility. In 2002, the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) wing was added to the hotel to accommodate Disney Vacation Club members with larger suites and kitchenettes.
Walking into the DVC building (which is set just off of the main lobby area) is so gorgeous and you’re immediately hit with the soft scents of aloe and clover. Basically, if you could bottle up nautical, fresh, summer air, it would be this.
I was given room number 122, immediately off the hub area of the DVC building, which initially, I was wondering how loud it was going to be. But I won’t leave you in suspense. I heard not one sound during my two-night stay here. You would think with all the foot traffic going back and forth from other guests going to and from their rooms, I would hear something. Truly peaceful and quiet. It was amazing. Additionally, it was a short walk to dining and resort activities. Probably the perfect room with Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Now that you have a general idea of this fantastic deluxe resort hotel, let’s get on with the Deluxe Studio Villa tour!
Disney’s Beach Club Deluxe Studio Villa Tour
When walking into my room, the kitchenette is located to your left. Pretty much the same setup as my stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Your coffee maker is a standard 12-cup coffee maker that holds a basket filter. Make sure to bring some ground coffee and filters with you from home or order some from a grocery delivery company.
The sink area is separated by a door that leads into the toilet and shower area, which I totally appreciate. This makes for getting ready with other family members much quicker in the mornings when you’re rushing to get to the theme parks.
Want to know what I found in that closet that I didn’t find at others? A VACUUM! From what I understand, Disney is trying to get rid of vacuums and brooms from the rooms. Which I just can’t wrap my head around. Wouldn’t you think that would actually help Mousekeeping by trying to clean up the room yourself, rather than having to call them? Especially when you have small children who can leave crumbs everywhere.
In the shower area, there was not a shampoo and body wash dispenser as they had at a few other Disney resorts I stayed in. Rather, I was given travel-sized H2O products which I’m totally okay with!
Disney’s Beach Club Deluxe Studio – Living Space
I loved the look and feel of the bed and couch area in my room at Disney’s Beach Club Resort! It was so fresh, clean, and open. The bed is a queen-size bed and the couch turns into a double sleeper sofa.
In my YouTube video oh my Disney’s Beach Club Room Tour, I show that there’s not much as far as storage goes. However, once I turned the camera off, I found one more hidden drawer that could be used as storage that I didn’t initially see!
This coffee table has a fairly large drawer to hold necessities, kids toys, and/or clothes in! This definitely helps out since the drawers on the dresser are small and shallow.
Outlets & USB Ports in Disney’s Beach Club Deluxe Studio
There was a typical amount of outlets and USB ports located in the room itself, but not as much as their should be given the amount of electronics that families travel with. I still think Disney’s All-Star Movies has the best set-up as far as outlets go. Due to the lack of outlets available, I would recommend bringing a power strip with you.
The Murphy Bed
Hidden amongst the dresser and under the TV, is a twin sized Murphy bed. It was incredibly easy to pull down, but not much so that a child can do this himself. There are two buttons on either side, and only one needs to be pressed down to pull down the bed.
And this shows the only Disney touch in the room…a sleeping Donald Duck! How darling is this?
If you want to see how easily this bed comes down, check out my full Disney’s Beach Club Room Tour on my YouTube channel!
This Deluxe Studio in this Disney resort hotel accommodates 5 guests.
My Deluxe Villa was located on the first floor, which gave me a garden view with a patio. One thing to note about the patios is that there are no privacy screens. You’re able to see everyone else’s patio area, and they can see yours. But hey, that’s a great way to make new Disney friends haha!
it’s truly a gorgeous patio though, and perfect to sip on your coffee in those early morning hours before the heat hits.
My Overall Thoughts on Disney’s Beach Club Resort
My Deluxe Studio was incredibly clean, the location cannot be beat, and I felt so relaxed and comfortable in my room. During this particular trip, it was only my husband and me, however, in our future trips to the Walt Disney World Resort, we hope to bring our 3 kids as they would absolutely love it.
If you’re a DVC member, please note that the Disney Beach Club fills up very quickly. I was lucky enough to snag two nights together only a few weeks out from my trip, but that is a very rare occurrence. One of my tips to getting a Deluxe Studio is by stalking the DVC website. But if you’re paying cash, you shouldn’t have a problem booking any hotel room at Disney’s Beach Club.
Want to see what else Disney’s Beach Club Resort has to offer? Keep on reading!
Dining Options at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, you can find lots of fun and exciting dining options! One of the best things about staying at Disney’s Beach Club, is that it’s connected via an indoor hallway to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. That means double the dining options, so I’ll include them here, since it’s only a few steps away from Disney’s Beach Club.
Dining at Disney Beach Club
- Beach Club Marketplace – This is the best option for quick breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. They serve everything from the famous Mickey Waffles to Hot & Cold Sandwiches, to fabulous baked pastas. There is also their gift shop if you need to purchase souvenirs or provisions like sunscreen or medicine. They are open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
- Martha’s Vineyard – The perfect spot for a quiet glass of wine when you get home from a busy day at the parks. There is a small appetizer to order from like Buffalo Wings, Clam Chowder, and a Cheese plate. They also offer a great selection of beers and specialty cocktails. You can also catch a game here on one of their flat screen tv’s. Martha’s Vineyard is open nightly from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
- Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar – This poolside bar makes great drinks! My husband and I both ordered a Sunshine Margarita, which had Lunazul Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, and Sweet-and-Sour with Orange and Lime Juices. Our bartender really took her time with these and made them perfect! I’m not a fan of overly syrupy cocktails, but she was not heavy-handed on the sweet & sour, which I really appreciated. I do believe Hurricane Hanna’s is accessible to anyone walking along the outside of the Beach Club property, so if you don’t see a long line, make a pit stop here! They also offer a small selection of food like burgers, fries, and salads. Hurricane Hanna’s is open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
More Dining Options
- Beaches and Cream Soda Shop – Beaches & Cream is a popular restaurant spot where you can overload on delicious ice cream treats like shakes, sundaes, and their famous Kitchen Sink (serves 4). They also serve up delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, and tots. Reservations are recommended and they’re open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm for lunch and dinner.
- Cape May Café – Cape May Cafe offers two different dining experiences. A Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast is $45 for adults and $29 for kids and serves Salted Caramel Beach Buns, Eggs, Bacon, Waffles, French Toast, and more. At dinner time, they offer a buffet with flavors from New England such as Seafood pasta, Traditional Steam Boil, Clam Chowder, and much more. The pricing is $46 for adults and $27 for kids. Reservations are recommended and is open daily for breakfast from 7:00 am to 11:30 am, and for dinner at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Dining at Disney’s Yacht Club
- The Market at Ale & Compass – This is your one-stop shop for everything from meals to shopping. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served here along with souvenirs and various provisions for your stay. They are open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
- Ale & Compass Lounge – One of our favorite lounges on Disney World property is cozy and lively. They offer appetizers like flatbreads and burgers, along with an extensive menu of both mocktails and cocktails. Ale & Compass Lounge is open daily from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
- Ale & Compass Restaurant – This coastal-inspired restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is the perfect place to begin or end your day at. Reservations are recommended and they are open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.
- Yachtsman Steakhouse – Yachtsman Steakhouse is a very popular dining establishment that serves delicious steaks like filet mignon, ribeyes, and prime rib. Don’t skip out on their sides like truffle macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach, and loaded baked potatoes. Reservations are highly recommended and their hours are nightly from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
- Crew’s Cup Lounge – Attached to Yachstman Steakhouse is Crew’s Cup Lounge, a warm and homey lounge that offers great local beer and yummy appetizers like Lobster Bisque and Steakhouse Wedge Salad. They’re open nightly from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Transportation Options at Disney’s Beach Club
Another great reason for staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, is the resort’s location. It’s within easy walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It takes less than 5 minutes until you run into Epcot’s International Gateway (the entrance at the back of Epcot) and about 15 minutes of walking to get to Hollywood Studios. This makes for very easy access to these theme parks with no waiting for busses after a long day.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort also offers a water taxi service to their guests, which is a quick walk away once you’re outside the lobby area. While you can use this service to Epcot’s International Gateway and save you a few minutes of walking, its more convenient use is for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can board the water taxi at the dock near the resort and enjoy a leisurely ride to Hollywood Studios.
Wanting to go to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney Springs? Head out to the bus stop area, located across from the canal right between the Beach Club Resort and the Convention Center. Bus service begins 45 minutes prior to theme park opening and ends one hour after theme park closing. Travel times may vary from theme park to theme park but this is generally how long it takes to get to each theme park from Disney’s Beach Club Resort:
- From Disney’s Beach Club to Magic Kingdom – 20 to 25 minutes.
- From Disney’s Beach Club to Animal Kingdom – 10 to 15 minutes.
- From Disney’s Beach Club to Disney Springs – 10 minutes.
Additionally, you can also find the Disney Skyliner Station which can take you to other resorts and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, if you don’t want to walk. The Gondola Station is found at Epcot’s International Gateway. I go into more detail about the Skyliner on my Disney’s Riviera Resort Tour.
Activities at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Stormalong Bay – This is the best pool on Disney property and pretty much everyone can agree on that haha! There is a massive water slide, 3 hot tubs, and the best part is that the pools are sand-bottomed. Did I also mention there’s also a lazy river? It pretty much contends with the official Disney water parks! You can also rent cabanas here if you so choose. While I don’t have great pictures of the pool, I did take a little video of the pool area.
I will warn you, because this pool is so popular, chairs go fast and it gets really busy fairly early. Also, because everyone wants to visit Stormalong Bay, Cast Members will scan your MagicBand or My Disney Experience App to make sure that you are in fact a guest of the Beach Club or Yacht Club. No other outside guests staying on Disney property are allowed in, which makes it that much more exclusive.
Leisure Pools – Want relaxing pool time away from the crowds at Stormalong Bay? Disney Yacht & Beach Club offer 3 leisure pools: Admiral Pool, Tidal Pool, and Dunes Cove Pool. Guests staying at both Beach Club and Yacht Club have access to all of these pools along with the hot tubs.
Fitness Center & Sports
Ship Shape Health Club – Trying to stay in shape with all the amazing food and drinks Disney has to offer? Check out the fitness center, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no additional cost. They have ellipticals, treadmills, and strength-training equipment.
Volleyball & Tennis Courts – Want to be active in a different way? Check out the tennis courts and volleyball courts! Using these courts are no additional charge and is included with your stay. Head to the Ship Shape Health Club to check out the tennis and volleyball equipment.
Amenities at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Laundry facilities are available for a small fee (about $3.00 per load of laundry). Washers and dryers are located near the Tidal Pool.
While there is no official business center located at the Beach Club resort, you can go see a cast member at the front desk if you need to print anything out. They are very helpful!
Room Types at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
There are several room categories you can book to fit your family’s needs. Here’s a quick breakdown of rooms that you can book at Disney’s Beach Club Resort:
- Deluxe Studio – Shown in my above review, accommodates up to 5 guests, with a queen size bed, double-size sleeper sofa, and pull-down bed. It can be up to 412 square feet.
- One-Bedroom Villa: The One-Bedroom Villas provide more space and privacy, making them great for larger families. It includes a master bedroom with a king bed, a living room with a queen-size sleeper sofa, a full kitchen, a dining area, a washer and dryer, and one or two private bathrooms. This villa can be up to 856 square feet.
- Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villas: This room type is a combination of a Deluxe Studio and a One-Bedroom Villa together. It consists of a connecting door between a Deluxe Studio and a One-Bedroom Villa, providing additional privacy and flexibility for larger groups. This room accommodates up to 9 guests.
- Two-Bedroom Villas – This villa type consists of 1 king-size bed, 2 queen beds, and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa. This room type can be up to 1,083 to 1,193 square feet. This villa can accommodate up to 9 guests, but no additional linens will be given.
View Types at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
There are several view categories that you can choose from at Disney’s Beach Club:
- Standard View – These views can range from the parking lot to garden views.
- Pool View – Overlooks Stormalong Bay
- Garden View – Overlooks the beautiful and lush landscaped gardens.
- Water View – These offer views of Crescent Lake or Stormalong Bay.
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Have you ever stayed at Disney’s Beach Club Resort? Are you staying here on a future trip to the Walt Disney World? Let me know, I’d love to chat with you!
Looking for other Disney World room tours? Check out these next!
- Disney’s Riviera Resort: Preferred One Bedroom Villa Review
- Disney’s Copper Creek Deluxe Studio Villa Room Tour
- Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Full Room Tour
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Full Room Tour
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Value View Room Tour
Yes! Disney’s Boardwalk is only a few minutes walk away from Disney’s Beach Club, which gives you even more access to dining, activities, and night life entertainment.
Epcot would be the closest theme park to Disney’s Beach Club at only about a 5 minute walk away.
Refurbishing of Disney’s Beach Club Resort began in January 2023 and is set to be completed by the fall of 2023.
The pool hours at Disney’s Beach Club are subject to change, but currently it is 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
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