Disney’s Beach Club Resort & Villas

Sister and I stayed at Disney’s Beach Club Resort & Villas a couple of weeks ago and, since it had been a couple of years, I thought I’d share an updated review.  In short, we have loved both of our stays here. It is located in great proximity to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, it has the most amazing pool on property and the rooms are inviting and updated.

The resort is done in a charming, New England style and has lovely sitting areas and gardens everywhere you look.

Beach Club Resort Accommodations

There are regular hotel room accommodations and club level rooms on the “resort” side.  Most of the rooms have two queen beds and sleep a 5th on the sofa bed. The bathrooms are well appointed, bright and clean.

Over on the villas side there are studios as well as 1- and 2- bedroom villas with full kitchens and home-like amenities.

Our room was located right off of the lobby space in the villas on the main floor and it was absolutely perfect for us!  It was convenient to food, the pool, transportation and community hall.

Right off of a little foyer with a table, mirror and full closet is the main living space.  We had a full kitchen, dining area and living room space with a pull out sofa bed for the boys.  There was also a patio off of this room.

How darling are these Flounder pillows?!?!

The bathroom in the villa was fabulous.  Disney calls this a split style bath.  In one room was a shower, sink and potty room accessible from the den and connecting to the other side of the bath via a door.

The other side had another sink, tub and closet.  This connected to the bedroom. This format is really nice for a family getting ready for bed and night and the parks in the morning.

The bedroom had a king sized bed, chair, TV, desk and a second patio.

And, the villa rounded out with a washer and dryer that came in very handy with drying wet sneakers after rain storms.  HA!

Community Halls are one of our favorite parts of staying in a Disney villa.  Each of them has something different to offer, but the one at Beach Club had a pool table and TV.  We were right across the hall from it and my boys made really good use of it!  While Honey and I were getting ready to go to the park, they just came over here and played some billiards.  They were really thrilled with it!

Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts

The Beach Club is a sister resort to the Yacht Club, which I recently reviewed again in THIS POST.  The two resorts are connected by Stormalong Bay, the absolutely fantastic sandy bottomed pool with slide, volleyball, lazy river and more!!  Since we all remembered how much we loved Stormalong Bay, we left plenty of time in our schedule to use it.

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(An old pic to show the sand play area!)

Stormalong Bay is now offering cabana rentals, which is wonderful!  Learn more here:

Disney Cabana Rentals

Here you can see the giant pirate themed slide from across the water.  It shoots you across the walkway into the big pool and is FUN!

Beach Club Resort Dining

As far as dining, we ate all of our breakfast and snacks in our room for the most part.  I did fall in love with the Cobb salad at the pool and always have to have at least one PinaColava on every trip.  :-)

There is a quick serve at Beach Club, but our favorite is the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.  They offer a sit down meal as well as an ice cream takeaway line.  Mickey’s Kitchen Sink is a must-try :-)  We dined at Beaches & Cream on our stay at Yacht Club and enjoyed the food a lot.

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Beach Club is also home to Cape May Cafe with a character breakfast featuring Donald, Goofy and Minnie.  We dined here on a previous trip and found the buffet food was VERY good in comparison to most of the others.  We loved the crepe station and chorizo sausage eggs in particular.

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In addition to the main pool, our room opened up on to a quiet pool with a hot tub and pool table.  This was another favorite spot for the boys.  I spent most mornings having my coffee on our patio while they swam and did this!

Disney’s Beach Club Resort Location

Beach Club shares the Yacht Club marina and is just a short boat ride away to Hollywood Studios.  It is also a quick walk to Disney’s Boardwalk with more dining and entertainment.

Another key benefit of Beach Club is that our room was a 5 minute walk to the International Gateway in Epcot.  It puts you in the park right between England and France and opens up a “whole world” of dining and attractions!!

Other resorts in this area include Yacht Club and Boardwalk Inn – both of which are fabulous choices especially for trips with adults or older kids where Epcot and Hollywood Studios are key parks!

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