The best I've stayed in, over...
The best I've stayed in, over all, is the Yacht & Beach Club Resort.
Approximately US$250 - US$330, depending on season. (Disney Club card can offer some savings; annual passports also get price breaks at select times of the year.) Lake view, great service, fantastic surroundings, walk to Epcot, boat to Disney/MGM Studios, walk to about 30 restaurants at Epcot, Boardwalk, Swan and Dolphin. The most choices anywhere in WDW. Beyond that, there's 24-hour room service, an honor bar in the room, and more. If in the Beach Club side, ask for a room with a FULL balcony, and if you don't want to pay for a water view, ask for a top-floor view of Epcot through the trees.
And don't forget the best hotel pool in all of WDW -- Stormalong Bay! It has a sand bottom, whirlpools and a LONG slide that looks like the fallen mast of a schooner. Not to be missed.
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club...
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
Most rooms are approaching the $300 per night range. Features one of the most elaborate themed-pool complexes at Walt Disney World Resort. Large, comfortable rooms. An amazing selection of restaurants thanks to several nearby resorts, not to mention Epcot's World Showcase. Or walk a bit further to the Living Seas in Future World.
Awesome beach club hotel
I stayed at the Disney Beach Club Hotel at the end of October 2003 with many other family members. We had 4 rooms, all with full balconies. The views were great, and the service was very good. We had an awesome time and would definitely love to go back. The hotel is gorgeous, the rooms were great, and the choice of 2 pools, or the beach (which had no swimming, but beautiful sand and lounges) was awesome. The location leaves nothing to be desired for access to the parks. Epcot or the Boardwalk were each a 3 minute walk, and it was nice to see the fireworks every night. I am surprised by some previous reviews - all of the staff I came in contact with were very friendly and helpful - I think if you treat people well, they usually appreciate it and do the same.
My husband and I just returned from our trip to the Beach Club Resort.
The staff treats you as if you are a member of the family. The service lacks nothing.I can not wait for our next trip to Disney World and The Beach Club Resort. The view from the balcony at sunset was breathtaking. The food was good but a little pricey. I would stay there again and agian.
Be4ach Club Resort; OK at best
We stayed in the Beach Club resort almost a year ago. I actually was going to write to compalin to them but never got around to doing it. The rooms are small and not that great for the price. They look like every other average hotel room with a hotel room with a few Mickey items added. The staff was not very friendly and it didn't feel very family orientated as Disney should be. Our view was horrible with nothing to see but train tracks and it took us forwever to get back and forth to our room with freezing hallways. The only thing I did like about thsi hotel was the outdoor play area. The grounds are very nice and it does feel very beach like with the sand and I loved the lazy river area. My children had a great time playing there except for the fact that they kept asking to see our wristbands. My son lost his and they told him to get out of the pool even thought they had seen all of our wristbands 3 or 4 other times in one day. I loved the outdoor setup there but would not return because of the staff and the not so great rooms. Not worth the money.
i just got back from the wdw beach club resort was just awesome. we had a great view facing the bored walk and you could see the fireworks from epcot!! The pool there was awesome it had sand on the botem it was the best and we loved the resturants there but we did not really eat at the hotel because we were always gone at the parks and we would just always eat there!! we are going back to the WDW and we are staying at the beach club!!