Located about a 4-minute drive from Disney's Hollywood Studios and a 7-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 4 on-ramp, Disney's Beach Club Resort is suitable for travellers who prefer a Disney-themed hotel with several water features, easy highway access and a free airport and Disney shuttle.
Each of this non-smoking hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites come equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a wet bar and a DVD player are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are not permitted.
The hotel also offers its Beachside Water Recreation Area (including pools, a beach, a lazy river and several hot tubs), Disney Character Breakfasts, movies on the beach, a fitness centre, a supervised children's activity center, mini-golf, an arcade, two bars and free parking. The hotel also offers seven on-site restaurants and food stops.
Free round-trip airport and theme park shuttles are also offered (please contact the hotel for details).
Epcot Theme Park is roughly a 6-minute drive away, while Downtown Disney is 9 minutes away by car. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is an 8-minute drive from the hotel and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 8, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers, who described it as central and close to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, the Boardwalk restaurants and shopping. One guest noted, "We loved the location. We could walk to Epcot in 5 minutes. We could walk around the lake to the Boardwalk Hotel and get a beer at night and enjoy the views. We could hop a boat to Hollywood Studios, and we could take a bus anywhere".
Numerous lodgers complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful and efficient.
Several guests were pleased with their lodgings at the hotels. They described their rooms as spacious, beautiful, clean, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few travellers were disappointed with their accommodations, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and the food.
Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few lodgers complained about their accommodations. They reported dated and worn decor and fixtures, musty odours and uncomfortable beds.
A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's food. They described it as unhealthy and overpriced, with limited choices at certain hours of the day.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #78 of 328 Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 1,268 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 211 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 138 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 8, 2013 to verify some information.