Located about an 8-minute drive from Disney World and a 9-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 4 on-ramp, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is suitable for travellers who prefer a Disney-themed resort with on-site dining, a free theme-park shuttle and easy highway access.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool with a waterslide, a hot tub, a poolside bar, horse-drawn carriage rides, guest laundry, free parking, free use of the nearby Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - Riverside water facilities and a food court. A free theme park shuttle and water taxi are also offered (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted.
Disney's Hollywood Studios is about a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Downtown Disney can be found 7 minutes away by car. Orlando Premium Outlets is roughly an 11-minute drive away and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 31, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many lodgers praised the hotel's location. They described it as tranquil and relaxing, as well as close to Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, restaurants and shopping.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who found them helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient at check-in. One patron remarked, "the BEST experience comes from the staff. Front desk efficient and friendly, concierge service outstanding, restaurant staff are helpful and the maintenance/grounds crew were super friendly to everyone. Love the door man too".
Several guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's theme park shuttle and food.
Some guests complained about the hotel's theme park shuttle service. They reported long waits to get the shuttle, as well as crowded and long rides, with many stops along the way.
A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's food. They complained there was no sit-down restaurant (only a food court), and were not impressed with the quality of food offered there.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #41 of 329 Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 2,715 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 984 reviews.Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 359 reviews.The author called the hotel on December 31, 2013 to verify some information.