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Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World. The resort is a favorite for many reasons, including that Disney’s Beach Club Villas are on the same property and guests also have access to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, which guests can simply walk to right next door.

Overview

Beach Club is located in the Epcot Resort Area and have a New England-style beach theme. There are pools, spas, dining, and guests can even walk to Epcot.

All you have to do is take the walking path straight to the International Gateway. The resort is also only a short distance from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What makes the Beach Club so great is it’s an extremely accessible resort with a lot of perks.

As for rooms, Beach Club has multiple options to choose from, including rooms with Club Level access, standard rooms with different views, and rooms with multiple bedrooms. 

Here’s what you can expect to find at Beach Club.

View Beach Club Resort Maps

Rooms And Bathrooms

There are a variety of different rooms to choose from at Beach Club. Depending the type of room you book, you may be able to sleep up to 7 people total.  

Each rooms offers your standard amenities, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and a mini-refrigerator.

There’s even a selection of rooms that feature Club Level Service, which we go over in more detail below.

Plus, there are different views with each room. You may look out and see Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake, the courtyard, the gardens, and more.

And, don’t worry, there are both outlets and USB ports for charging all of your devices. As for storage, unfortunately, there isn’t any space underneath the beds to store luggage or any other belongings. However, there are drawers and a closet space for your personal items.

Most of the bathrooms have storage underneath the sink and vanity area, as well, which is also separate from the shower and toilet area. 

Let’s go through the types of rooms available to book.

Rooms and Suites With Club-Level Service

These rooms and suites have standard amenities, in addition to Club-Level Service perks. They include:

  • Evening turndown
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge (serves refreshments 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily)
  • Complimentary fax assistance
  • Access to Concierge service at the Stone Harbor Club
  • Complimentary health club access
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge
  • Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services

Guests also have access to a DVD Player and Disney Signature Services for personal assistance with your trip.

Here are the rooms:

  • Water View — Club Level: Views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake or Quiet Pool; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed
  • Standard View — Club Level: Views of Disney’s Beach Club Resort Rooftop or Parking Area; 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Garden View — Club Level: Views of Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gardens or Parking Area; 2 Queen Beds
Beach Club resort Club Level room
Beach Club resort Club Level bathroom

Rooms and Suites

  • Standard View: Views of Disney’s Beach Club Resort Rooftop or Parking Area; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed
  • Garden or Woods View: Views of Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gardens; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed
Beach Club Resort standard room
Beach Club Resort room view
  • Water View: Views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake or Quiet Pool; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room: Views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake, Quiet Pool or Parking Area; Deluxe Room is larger than a Standard Room; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Deluxe Room at Beach Club Resort
Deluxe Room at Beach Club Resort
  • 1 Bedroom Suite: Views of Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gardens, Woods or Crescent Lake; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
1 bedroom at Beach Club Resort
1 bedroom at Beach Club Resort
  • 2 Bedroom Suite: Views of Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gardens, Woods or Crescent Lake; 2 Queen Beds and 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed
2 Bedroom at Beach Club Resort
2 Bedroom at Beach Club Resort
  • Nantucket VP Suite: Views of Crescent Lake, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Stormalong Bay; 1 King Bed
  • Newport Presidential Suite: Views of Crescent Lake, Epcot, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Stormalong Bay; 2 Double Beds and 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms.

You can check out room layouts below.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the lobby of the main building. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

Beach Club lobby
  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

The lobby is a nice size and perfectly themed. Beach Club and Beach Club Villas share a lobby, along with dining, shopping, and more. The lobby has plenty of seating and you also have access to Cape May CaféBeach Club Marketplace, and, more, including the front desk.

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) is just outside the main lobby. Luggage storage is also right out in front the lobby for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available at Beach Club. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Important: Valet parking might not always be available.

Pros And Cons

Beach Club Resort

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Pros: 5-10 minute walk to Epcot, best pool of the Disney resorts, can walk or take boat to Hollywood Studios, Disney Skyliner Station nearby, within walking distance of Boardwalk restaurants and entertainment Albatross Treasure Cruise for kids ages 4-12 departs from marina, on-site childcare available nearby at the Dolphin

Cons: Buses are sometimes shared with other resorts, some rooms have standing balcony only

Beach Club Resort room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Standard ViewQueen5
Garden or Woods ViewQueen5
Water ViewQueen5
Standard View - Club LevelQueen5
Garden View - Club LevelQueen5
Water View - Club LevelQueen5
Deluxe RoomQueen6
1 Bedroom SuiteKing4
2 Bedroom SuiteKing7
Newport Presidential SuiteFull7
Nantucket VP SuiteKing2

Resort Map

Beach Club Resort

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Beach Club Resort Maps
  • Amenities And Shops

    From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, to spa and fitness, there are several amenities offered to guests at Beach Club.

    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

    Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beach Club Marketplace Gifts: An all-purpose shop with souvenirs, apparel, grab ‘n’ go food items, beverages, and more.
    • Marketplace at Ale & Compass: Find everyday essentials, souvenirs, beverages, and snacks.
    • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour self-service laundry facilities available near the Tidal Pool.
    • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
    • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies in the Solarium or on the lawn outdoors near the volleyball courts.
    • Ship Shape Massage Salon FitnessFull-service exercise facility with fitness equipment and spa offerings.
    • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    Beach Club has one main feature pool and three leisure pools (one located at Yacht Club). If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

    Stormalong bay

    Feature Pool

    • Stormalong Bay: A sand-bottomed pool with a lazy river that also has a life-size shipwreck replica. It has one of the highest hotel waterslides. There are three whirlpool spas and a Shipwreck Pool with a miniature waterslide perfect for kids.

    Leisure Pools

    • Yacht Club: The Admiral Pool is located in the garden area near the tennis court. Located in the garden are
    • Beach Club: The Tidal Pool is in the garden area near the volleyball court. 
    • Beach Club Villas: Yacht Club guests are allowed to use the Beach Club Villas’ leisure pool, the Dunes Cove Pool.

    All of the leisure pools also have steaming whirlpool spas. Guests can also rent pool cabanas, which are exclusively for Yacht and Beach Club guests.

    Some other recreational options include:

    • Lafferty Place (arcade games)
    • Fishing
    • Motorized Boat Rentals
    • Volleyball
    • Tennis
    • Jogging Trails
    • Campfire to roast marshmallows

    There are also specialties for an additional price, including:

    How to get from Beach Club to anywhere at Disney World

    There are several from several forms of complimentary Disney transportation at Beach Club, including buses, the Disney Skyliner at the International Gateway (walk the Epcot path), and a boat to Hollywood Studios (you can also take a 20-minute walk here). 

    Take note that the bus stop is located across the canal, between the entrance to the hotel and the Convention Center. All of the different ways to get from Beach Club to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Beach Club

    You can find Quick Service and Table Service options, along with lounges and the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, which is a popular place to snag some delicious ice cream. Keep in mind that the Market at Ale & Compass does offer Mobile Order. 

    Beaches & Cream Soda Shop and Ale & Compass Restaurant also offer Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location.

    Ale & Compass Restaurant also has Table Service To Go, which allows guests to Mobile Order and take their meal back to their room. You can read more about the dining options below.



    Breakfast

    Beach Club Marketplace (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Beach Club Resort - Beach Club Marketplace (breakfast)

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great place to grab quick breakfast basics, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited menu, can be busy


    Cape May Cafe (breakfast) – Modified Experience

    Table Service

    Beach Club Resort - Cape May Cafe (breakfast) – Modified Experience

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Nice variety of foods to choose from (such as chorizo with eggs, Mickey waffles, cheese grits, bacon, etc.), characters (Donald, Goofy and Minnie) are dressed in beach attire, often easier to find a reservation here than other character dining locations

    Cons: Only 3 characters here, fairly expensive for breakfast food Modified Experience: No characters will be available at this time. Food will be served family style.


    Lunch

    Hurricane Hanna’s Grill (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Beach Club Resort - Hurricane Hanna’s Grill (lunch)

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Some tasty options for a pool bar, kids meals are served in a pail

    Cons: Birds are often around and can snag your food


    Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Beach Club Resort - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good place to grab a quick snack or meal, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited menu, can be busy


    Beaches & Cream (lunch)

    Table Service

    Beach Club Resort - Beaches & Cream (lunch)

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great burgers and ice cream (including The Kitchen Sink sundae which can be shared by several people) plus some amazing alcoholic milkshakes

    Cons: Menu is kind of limited, seating is more limited than most other Table Service locations


    Dinner

    Beach Club Marketplace (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Beach Club Resort - Beach Club Marketplace (dinner)

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good place to grab a quick snack or meal, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited menu, can be busy


    Beaches & Cream (dinner)

    Table Service

    Beach Club Resort - Beaches & Cream (dinner)

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great burgers and ice cream (including The Kitchen Sink sundae which can be shared by several people) plus some amazing alcoholic milkshakes

    Cons: Menu is kind of limited, seating is more limited than most other Table Service locations


    Cape May Cafe (dinner) – Modified Experience

    Table Service

    Beach Club Resort - Cape May Cafe (dinner) – Modified Experience

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Wide variety of seafood (all-you-can-eat crab legs are very popular), lots of non-seafood options as well

    Cons: Expensive if paying out-of-pocket Modified Experience: Food will be served family style.


    Everything Else

    Martha’s Vineyard

    Table Service

    Beach Club Resort - Martha’s Vineyard

    Location: Beach Club Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Quiet spot to grab drinks and appetizers

    Cons: Only open in evenings, Disney Dining Plan not accepted


    Related News

    Maddy Merrifield

    Tuesday 12th of January 2021

    Hello! I am planning a tentative 2022 stay at the beach club resort with a group of 7 adults (parents, grand parents, and uncles/aunts), 3 children, and 1 infant. i'm trying to figure out which combination of rooms you can request to be connecting. the children need their own room with a door (so like the 1 bedroom suite or a CONNECTING basic rooms with 1 parent per room. are any 2 br suites connecting to smaller rooms? I am aware that these are not guaranteed upon request but we'd rather not have to separate our nuclear family too much if possible. (for reference- the alternative is 3 adjoining suites at AoA which would be way cheaper but fewer perks). what i'd really love is an actual map of the rooms that connect so i can make a specific request later this year when we make the reservation.