Beach Club or Yacht Club

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  1. carolynb

    carolynb Mouseketeer

    Jul 8, 2003
    Trying to decide between Beach Club or Yacht for a 3 or 4 day stay in April. We have stayed at Beach club before, but only for a couple of days. We did have a balcony with our room and would like to have a balony on our next visit. Which would you stay at and why? Thanks
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  3. Ninja Mom

    Ninja Mom Serial socializer and destroyer of Resorts FAQs

    Apr 2, 2012
    Come on down to the BC/YC FAQ thread!

    Page 1 has a ton of insider information that will really help with your stay and there are BC/YC regulars who would be happy to help you with any questions you may have with this resort.

    See you there! :thumbsup2

  4. wcpamotm

    wcpamotm It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    Oct 23, 2010
    If you really want a balcony, Yacht Club is hands down the better choice. All rooms above the ground floor have full balconies there, where at the Beach Club your balcony may well be standing room only.
  5. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    Since you've already stayed at the BC, I would try the YC. Also, if a full size balcony is important to you, the YC would be the best choice. I believe most rooms at the YC have full balconies, unlike the BC where about half of the rooms have full size ones while the other half has standing room only "juliet" type balconies for 1 person.
  6. DizneyLizzy

    DizneyLizzy DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Beach Club - slightly closer walk to Epcot and the Boardwalk, closer to the marketplace

    Yacht Club - guaranteed full balcony, quieter lobby, closer walk to the boat dock

    Both are fabulous choices. I've stayed at both in the past 12 months and would only prefer the BC because I like being just a few steps closer to Epcot and the BC Marketplace. My parents prefer YC because they think it is quieter and more "adult."
  7. Scott MC

    Scott MC DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2009
    A lot also has to do with theming.

    At the Beach Club, the color scheme is pink, sea foam green and white, and your ambiance is more seaside elegance. I believe it is said to have been modeled on Newport RI.
    At Yacht Club, you're looking at hardwood floors, navy blues, solid reds, golds, and a more Martha's Vineyard, ship-like setting. I find it more formal.

    The Readers Digest version I tell people is, as follows...

    Beach Club- Louder, more kid-filled, more laid back, think seashells, seahorses and sand.

    Yacht Club- Quieter, seems more adult friendly, more formal, think nautical, anchors, and sailors knots.

    Hope that helps!
  8. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    I agonized over which for our last stay there. I decided on BC and put a request in for full balcony. The benefits of BC is that the CS Marketplace is there. And I like the theming.

    For August trip we decided to try YC. Can't wait, 12 nights this coming August. YC looks beautiful too. We did explore while we were there during BC stay.
    I don't think you can go wrong with either.
  9. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

    Sep 17, 2010
    I like the YC just because of the balcony. Whats better than sitting out on your balcony overlooking the lagoon with your favorite beverage. I did stay at BC with a special request for a full balcony. The request was granted and better yet to a CL room overlooking the lagoon.
  10. DebºoºS

    DebºoºS DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 1997
    I prefer the Yacht Club over The Beach Club.
    Love the balcony view, more quiet, better decor, closer to the dock.
  11. Marthasor

    Marthasor DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2005
    It's such a toss up, but if you want the balcony, go YC. We've stayed at both and while I like the theming at BC more, I liked YC for its proximity to the boat dock, it seemed a bit quieter, plus I liked having Captain's Grille in the lobby for a casual sit-down meal.
  12. scottmel

    scottmel <font color=darkorchid>Does my logic in my origina

    Jul 28, 2002
    I have done both Yc and Bc - club level and much much prefer YC. Full balcony not an issue.

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