The View from Every Disney Hotel Room: Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

by on January 10, 2014 12 Comments

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Late last year we launched Hotel Room Views, a new part of that shows the view you’ll see at every hotel room in Walt Disney World (more than 30,000 photos). Today we’ve added Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts.

The first page shows you a map of the entire resort. On the left side is a set of filter options you can use to find exactly the room you want:

  • Room Type Includes Disney’s description of the view, and the bed type in the room (if we know it). Yacht and Beach have a wide variety of bed and view options.Yacht Club Map View
  • Walking Distance to Lobby Useful for cutting down on walking time
  • Walking Distance to Transportation Allows you to find rooms near bus stops and boats
  • Floors If you prefer ground or upper-floor rooms, you can specify that here
  • Sound Level Helps find the quiet rooms at the resort
  • Accessibility Identifies ADA-accessible rooms by feature, including roll-in showers and more
  • Our Picks Shows only the rooms which the Unofficial Guide has determined to be the best at the resort.
  • Prices You can also filter by price by entering the date you’re checking in.

Choose any of these options and click “Show Matching Rooms.” The map will highlight in red all of the buildings which have rooms matching your options.

Click on one of the highlighted buildings and you’ll see a map of all of the rooms in that building. Rooms which match your filter options will be highlighted in red:

Yacht Club Map Search

Click on any of the individual rooms and you’ll see the view from that room:

The View from Yacht Club Room 5223

 Once you’re looking at a room’s view, you can do a comparison of nearby views by going left or right one room, or up or down one floor.

Another really great feature on this page is shown in the green text just below the photo:

Bldg 1,Flr 5,SE-facing room.Exmple:5223,5225,5221,5227,5219,5229,5217,5215,5231

This is the exact wording to give Disney (or your travel agent) to request that specific room, and rooms like it if this room isn’t available. During this project we learned that Disney’s reservation system may only have 80 characters of text to make room requests, and we’ve ensured that this text fits in 80 characters or less. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the room, by telling Disney the room you want and its alternatives, you increase your chances.

It’s Important to Choose Your Own Room

You’re paying a premium to stay on-site, and it doesn’t cost anything to make a room request. You’re also able to read and create public reviews and private notes about a room, rate a room, and mark a room as a “favorite.”

When you mark two or more rooms as favorites, you’re able to do a side-by-side comparison of each room’s view by clicking the Compare Favorites link on the left side of the page.

We expect to have every Disney-owned resort in Orlando available by the end of this year. That includes DVC resorts, suites, and more. Here’s the approximate rollout schedule:

Week EndingResort
October 4, 2013All-Star Sports Done!
October 11Polynesian Done!
Saratoga Springs Done!
Wilderness Lodge Done!
October 18Port Orleans French Quarter Done!
Port Orleans Riverside Done!
Caribbean Beach Done!
All-Star Movies Done!
Pop Century Done!
October 25Coronado Springs Done!
Animal Kingdom Lodge Done!
December 1, 2013All-Star Music Done!
Art of Animation Done!
January 11, 2014Fort Wilderness (campsites and cabins)
Beach Club Done!
Yacht Club Done!
January 18, 2014Contemporary Resort
BoardWalk Inn
Grand Floridian
January 25, 2014Bay Lake Tower
Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas
Grand Floridian Villas
February 1, 2014Wilderness Lodge Villas
Old Key West
Saratoga Springs Treehouses

We had a lot of cooperation from Disney executives and resort staff to help collect these photos. For the deluxe and DVC resorts, we’ve got pictures of most of the first-floor rooms at every resort. For upper-floor rooms, we’ve got sample photos from different parts of each wing or building, showing the approximate view you’ll get at each room.

If you’ve got photos of the view from your room at Disney’s Yacht or Beach Club, please email them to us! You’ll be helping out other families planning their visit.

Whether you’re taking a honeymoon or taking the kids on their first trip to Walt Disney World, we’ll help you find the perfect hotel room.

Posted on January 10, 2014

12 Responses to “The View from Every Disney Hotel Room: Yacht and Beach Club Resorts”

  • Will Beach Club Villas be added?

  • Thanks again for all the excellent effort the Touring Plans team does to make this site so worth the investment!

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  • This is awesome! I love how you can filter out to see which rooms are which view category. So now I know which rooms fit the category I booked, which makes it more reasonable to request a room.

  • Wonderful work TP! I love what you offer via this subscription!
    I just want to mention, that I’m a little confused by the AKL room category’s – the only option for ‘Savannah view’ (i.e. Savannah views that are NOT Arusha)shows zero-rooms? Obviously you can look at the details manually despite the category not being populated.
    To be even trickier, I’ve stayed in a ‘Savannah-view bunk-bed’ room before (again, not Arusha), and I can’t find ANY of those by looking up room details manually……..

  • FYI at the Beach Club, I’m not sure you have the correct info for room 5643. You list the price as a regular room rate, but that is clearly one of the largest suites at the resort.

  • Other observations: The following rooms at Beach Club appear to be 2 BR Suites but list standard room rates: 2571, 2637, 1637, 1509, 3637, 3509, 4537. I am assuming room 5643 is the Newport Suite? I don’t see the Nantucket Suite…room 5691 perhaps? Both of these rooms are also incorrectly listed at standard room rates. Is this an oversight, or should we take the info with a grain of salt? FWIW the Yacht Club rooms appear to be correctly labeled and priced.

    • by Laurel Stewart on January 13, 2014, at 7:27 pm EST

      Thanks for the heads up. We had a data issue that we’ve now fixed. Let us know if you see anything else wonky.

  • As mentioned earlier – there are no rooms for AKL of bunk-bed room-types other than for the Arusha Savannah-view rooms.
    And having stayed in one (facing Uzima Savannah, and I’m pretty sure Sunset on another occasion as well), and being able to see the separately priced category for bunk-bed rooms with ‘other Savannah view’ on the Disney website – I know they exist!
    I’d love to know when you’ve sorted this category, as this is what I want to book – thanks TP.