In my last visit, I stayed at the Beach Club Resort. In this visit, my friend let me stay with her at the Villas at the Beach Club. This was a mixed experience and maybe because I'm not a DVC member or a "regular".
The positive part of the VIllas is your room is easier to find and not in a maze like the Beach Club Resort. I thought the rooms would be more "glamorous" being that its a DVC property. Yes I know its an older resort, but still, it was "just ok".
The rooms were bigger than a standard room. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 with a king bed, the other room with a full bed and a pull out sofa. The living room had a sofa that pulled out, so it could potentially accommodate 8 people.. but honestly I wouldn't want to put 8 people in a suite. Its not that big and I guess I'm not into the "frat house" scene anymore.
In this visit, we had 4 people sharing the suite, and I felt cramped in the common area. In the morning I could hear my roommates chatting, and they weren't very loud. The room I shared didn't have a lot of storage space, so I lived mostly out of my suitcase, and used 1 drawer to put my small items like underwear, socks, toiletries.
Having a kitchen with a stove, oven, fridge, toaster and microwave was nice, but quite honestly I only ate an english muffin for breakfast every day, and that's because it would have been tossed on day 6 when we left. I ate out every day for lunch and dinner, and I believe so did my other 3 roommates. I guess if you're staying longer and you had kids, the kitchen would be a blessing to save money.
The washer and dryer was nice, but I didn't pack enough to really use it. I did end up doing laundry just so I wouldn't have to haul dirty stuff back to SoCal.
I was on the fence about getting DVC, but now after I've experienced it, and had to do my own house keeping.. its just not for me. For me, I need to be able to visit at a moment's notice, not book months or years ahead of time. I also like the flexibility of using a Disney Dining type plan, even with my bicoastal annual pass. The Villas isn't the option for me.
2 minute walk to Epcot + 30 min walking to Hollywood studios.
Multiple toilets in the suite, which helped because one overflowed.
Kitchen if you need it to make food, or take home leftovers.
Rooms need a face life and more storage in the bedroom and bathroom.
No daily cleaning service. Its like living at home..?
No food court, aside from 1 quick order service at the gift shop
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Leisure, elegance and romance converge at this charming New England-style Resort hotel. Delight in stately Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, enjoy exquisite dining and explore the pools, lagoons and whirlpool spas of Stormalong Bay. Sharing many amenities with its sisters, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Disney's Beach Club Villas is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney's Hollywood Studios. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Disney`s Beach Club Villas Hotel Orlando
- Disneys Beach Hotel
- Disney Beach Club Villas
- Disney Beach Hotel
- Disneys Beach Club Villas
- Disney's Beach Club Villas Orlando, Florida