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Complete Guide to Beach Club Resort (w/ review)

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Complete Guide to Beach Club Resort (w/ review)

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is 1 of 8 Deluxe Resort hotels (not including Deluxe Villas) at Walt Disney World.

The New England-style 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.

As a Deluxe Resort at Disney World, Beach Club is more expensive and includes different amenities compared to Value and Moderate Resorts.

Here’s everything you need to know about Beach Club.

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Summary
The Beach Club is a Deluxe resort that is located just steps away from the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. This resort has access to Friendship Boats, buses, the Disney Skyliner, and a walking path to other resorts and parks. It is also known for having the most popular resort pool on Disney property.
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Pros and Cons

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

Overview

Resort category: Deluxe

Resort area: Epcot

Address & Phone Number
1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8443
(407) 934-8000

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.

disney's beach club lobby

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.

Guest 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 Keurig coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and a mini-refrigerator.

beach club resort guest room

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.

beach club resort guest room balcony

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
beach club resort guest room

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

The are several types of rooms to book with Club-Level access that include:

  • Standard View – Club Level
  • 1 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
  • 2 Bedroom Suite — Club Level
  • Garden View — Club Level
  • Water View — Club Level
  • Nantucket VP Suite — Club Level
  • Newport Presidential Suite — Club Level
beach club resort guest room

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 guest room bathroom
  • 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

Rooms and Suites Without Club-Level Access

The are several types of rooms to book without Club-Level that include:

  • Garden or Woods View
  • Deluxe Room
  • Standard View
  • Water View
  • King Bed

Here is a further breakdown of rooms and what they include view and bed-wise.

  • 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 guest room bathroom
  • 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
beach club resort guest room balcony
  • King Bed: Room views vary; 1 King 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.

Beach Club Resort Room Options

Room type(s)Bed sizeMax people
per room
Floor plan
Standard View
Views of the Rooftop or Parking Area 
1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed5Disney World floor plan
Water View
Views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake, or Quiet Pool
1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed5Disney World floor plan
Garden or Woods View
Views of Gardens
1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed5Disney World floor plan
King Bed
Views vary
1 King Bed2
Deluxe Room
Views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake, Quiet Pool or Parking Area
2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa6Disney World floor plan
Standard View – Club Level
Views of the Rooftop or Parking Area 
1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen4Disney World floor plan
Water View – Club Level
Views of Stormalong Bay, Crescent Lake, or Quiet Pool
1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen4Disney World floor plan
Garden View – Club Level
Views of Gardens
1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen4Disney World floor plan
1 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of Gardens, Woods, or Crescent Lake
1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa4Disney World floor plan
2 Bedroom Suite – Club Level
Views of Gardens, Woods, or Crescent Lake
1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed7Disney World floor plan
Nantucket VP Suite – Club Level
Views of Crescent Lake, BoardWalk Inn, and Stormalong Bay
1 King Bed2
Newport Presidential Suite – Club Level
Views of Crescent Lake, EPCOT, BoardWalk Inn, and Stormalong Bay
1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds and 1 Day Bed7Disney World floor plan

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.

disney's beach club lobby

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.

  • 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. 

disney's beach club lobby

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) and the bus stop are also right outside the main lobby. As for Bell Services and luggage storage, you can find that counter inside in the lobby.

disney's beach club resort bell services

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

Package Delivery & Pick Up

You can have packages and groceries delivered to your Disney Resort hotel, along with shipping select items home.

Here’s everything you need to know about having packages delivered and picking them up.

Grocery Delivery

You can have groceries delivered directly to your Disney Resort hotel. Dry-good storage and refrigerated storage are offered (subject to availability).

Important: a $6 fee will be charged to your room account for each grocery delivery order brought to your room by Bell Services or Luggage Assistance. Or, you can pick up these deliveries yourself from Bell Services or Luggage Assistance — at no charge.

Select items will need to be picked up in person, like alcohol. Most grocery delivery services require an individual of age to sign for alcohol and to show valid identification. Disney Resort hotels will not accept these types of orders on behalf of you.

groceries - walt disney world

Resort Hotel Delivery (temporarily unavailable)

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can have park souvenirs delivered to your hotel instead of carrying them around with you all day.

Just tell the Cast Member at checkout that you want your purchase delivered to your hotel. You’ll usually pick up these items at your hotel’s gift shop (a Cast Member should tell you the designated pick-up location).

Home Delivery

In-park purchases can also be shipped to your home via UPS or FedEx for an additional fee.

Sending and Receiving Mail

Sending Mail

You can mail postcards, letters, and packages from the theme parks and select Disney Resort hotels.

Letter and Postcards
Postcards and letters with postage already applied can be mailed from any mail box located throughout the theme parks and at the Front Desk of Disney Resort hotels.

business center - pop century - walt disney world

Packages
You can ship pre-packed, pre-labeled packages at the Front Desk or Concierge desk of most Disney Resort hotels. Hotels that include an onsite Business Center, including Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, can also ship packages for you.

Regular shipping and handling fees will apply.

Purchasing Postage
Postage stamps are available for purchase at various gift shops including:

  • Art of Disney (Epcot)
  • Celebrity 5 & 10 (Hollywood Studios)
  • Disney Springs Welcome Center (Disney Springs)
  • Disney Traders (Epcot)
  • Garden Gate Gifts (Animal Kingdom)
  • Heritage Manor (Epcot)
  • Main Street Chamber of Commerce (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Gift Station (Transportation and Ticket Center)
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood (Hollywood Studios)
  • Movieland Memorabilia (Hollywood Studios)
  • Newsstand (Magic Kingdom)
  • The Outpost Shop (Animal Kingdom)
  • Sundries (Disney Springs)
mail letters - mailbox - walt disney world

Receiving Mail

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can receive mail throughout your stay. Occasionally, some guests will ship items in advance of their vacation to help save luggage space.

If you want to receive mail during your vacation, be sure the letter or package:

  • Includes the mailing address of your Disney Resort Hotel
  • Clearly features the word “Guest” on the front and the date of your arrival

Important: a $6 per package handling fee will apply to all packages that are received through the Front Desk or are delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room.

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.

disney's beach club parking lot

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.

Resort Map

beach club resort map

Beach Club Building

Beach Club rooms are located in a section attached to the main building, where the lobby, check-in, and more amenities are located. Beach Club Villas are in another section on the other side of the main building. The Villas are on the end closest to Epcot.

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.

disney's beach club gift shop sourvenirs

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

  • 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.
disney's beach club marketplace gifts
  • 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.
disney's beach club laundry
  • 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.
ship shape massage salon fitness beach club

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.

stormalong bay beach club

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

Feature Pool

stormalong bay beach club
  • 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

disney's beach club leisure pool
  • 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
disney's beach club volleyball court
  • Tennis
  • Jogging Trails
  • Campfire to roast marshmallows

There are also specialties for an additional price, including:

Restaurant & Dining Options

Beach Club has a variety of dining options. You can find both Quick Service and Table Service options, including Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, which is a popular place to snag some delicious ice cream. Keep in mind that the Beach Club Marketplace does offer Mobile Order. 

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop and Cape May Café 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.

Beach Club is also located within walking distance to Yacht Club, meaning guests have access to even more dining, including the Yachtsman Steakhouse, a signature dining location with fantastic food.

You can read more about the dining options below.

Quick Service

Although you don’t need reservations to dine at the Quick Service locations at Beach Club, you may want to consider using Mobile Order where available.

Beach Club Marketplace

beach club marketplace disney's beach club

This is a grab-and-go spot for those who want a quick breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can find a range of items, like eggs, breakfast sandwiches, Mickey-shaped waffles, salads, sandwiches, and baked pastas.

beach club marketplace disney's beach club

Location type: Grab-and-go
Type of food: American
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Great place to grab quick breakfast basics, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons: Limited menu, can be busy

Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill

hurricane hanna's disney's beach club

A pool bar at Stormalong Bay, where you can order signature cocktails, draft beers, and frozen drinks. Plus, there is both a pool bar menu and a lunch menu available. The former menu has select items that are offered until 10 p.m.

hurricane hanna's disney's beach club

Location type: Pool bar
Type of food: American
Meals served: Lunch

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

Table Service

Table Service locations typically require Advanced Dining Reservations. You can make those online or inside of the Disney Experience app.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

beaches and cream disney's beach club

One of the more popular resort Table Service locations. Beaches & Cream is a retro-style soda fountain where you can order burgers, milkshakes, sundaes, and plant-based items. There’s even an ice cream to-go window.

disney's beaches and cream to go

Location type: Casual Dining
Type of food: American
Meals served: Lunch and dinner

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

cape may cafe beach club disney

For breakfast, this is a character buffet dining location featuring Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy in beach attire. For dinner, a New England-inspired buffet menu is served.

Note: Currently, this is a modified dining experience. Character dining returns October 4, 2022.

cape may cafe beach club disney

Location type: Character, Buffet, Casual Dining
Type of food: American, Seafood
Meals served: Lunch and dinner

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

Everything Else

Looking to grab some appetizers or a cocktail? Here’s where you can do that.

Martha’s Vineyard

martha's vineyard beach club resort

This is a New England beach house-inspired lounge, where you can order cocktails, beer, and appetizers, with the latter served until 10 p.m.

martha's vineyard beach club resort

Location type: Lounge
Type of food: American
Meals served: Appetizers and drinks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Quiet spot to grab drinks and appetizers
  • Cons: Only open in evenings, Disney Dining Plan not accepted

How to get from Beach Club to anywhere at Disney World

disney's beach club bus stop

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). 

yacht club signage disney skyliner

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
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2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Blizzard Beach
  • Arrive at your destination
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