Disney's YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORTS Information & Questions Updated Info on Page 1 Post 1 & 13, 14

focusondisney

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Is there lots of places in the shade at SAB or umbrella chairs? I recently had skin cancer and need shade.:beach:

On the YC side, there are several trees, so there is a bit more shade there. And there are lounge chairs along the hotel walkway that are shaded later in the day. The shaded areas change as the day goes on & the sun moves, of course.
 

Minniemoo15

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What an amazing trip!!! Out of all the Disney hotels we had stayed at, this one feels the most like “home”. We will be back again for sure. So happy the water slide opened for our last afternoon.

We have an early tragical Express tomorrow... if anyone is here now reading this I will leave our refillable popcorn bucket, some rider swaps, glow sticks, sunscreen and a balloon on the table of 4th floor DVC elevator landing tomorrow AM.
 
  • Maxie86

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    Apr 15, 2006
    Thank you so much for the welcome and for the information! The deluxe room at the yacht club looks really spacious! I’ve never stayed at the yacht or beach club and am really excited to.

    We booked a std club level room and I was trying to figure out if the size difference between std and deluxe is worth the extra money.
    However, I just realized I can’t book a deluxe because we will have 6 people(2adults, 3kids,1infant) and the max is 5. Which is crazy because the room is so much larger and would be better for us! We would actually be able to move around especially since we will have a portable crib.
    Thanks again for your help!
    Standard rooms only sleep five also, some four since not all rooms have a daybed. I have never been in a deluxe room and don’t know the configuration, but an infant doesn’t count in the room occupancy so if the deluxe room sleeps five you can book that.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Jul 19, 2008
    Thank you so much for the welcome and for the information! The deluxe room at the yacht club looks really spacious! I’ve never stayed at the yacht or beach club and am really excited to.

    We booked a std club level room and I was trying to figure out if the size difference between std and deluxe is worth the extra money.
    However, I just realized I can’t book a deluxe because we will have 6 people(2adults, 3kids,1infant) and the max is 5. Which is crazy because the room is so much larger and would be better for us! We would actually be able to move around especially since we will have a portable crib.
    Thanks again for your help!
    Standard rooms only sleep five also, some four since not all rooms have a daybed. I have never been in a deluxe room and don’t know the configuration, but an infant doesn’t count in the room occupancy so if the deluxe room sleeps five you can book that.
    I just checked to see what the Disney reservations page says about room occupancy in the Beach and Yacht Club Deluxe Rooms (disclaimer- I don't entirely trust the info on these pages as I know some of it has been incorrect in the past)

    According to the booking page, the BC Deluxe CL rooms can accommodate up to 5 adults, which means you would be able to book it for your group. The YC Deluxe CL rooms are listed for 4 adults.

    I always thought the Deluxe Rooms were ok for families of 5, and as far as I know, the infant (under age 3) would not count towards room occupancy.

    I guess what I'm saying is if you want this type of room, try booking it to see if you can get a price.

    Related question: The Beach Club 1 Bedroom is now listed with a room occupancy of up to 4 adults (previously, I think only families of 3 could book these). Anyone have any insight on this? Different bedding configuration since the remodel?

    :scratchin
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
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    May 1, 2009
    Related question: The Beach Club 1 Bedroom is now listed with a room occupancy of up to 4 adults (previously, I think only families of 3 could book these). Anyone have any insight on this? Different bedding configuration since the remodel? :scratchin
    I assume you're talking about some kind of suite in the Beach Club hotel, rather than a 1-bedroom villa at Beach Club Villas. I have no suite info.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Page 1166-67

    Playing catchup once again!

    In my defense, we lost power for a couple of days so I was practicing the Colonial skills I need for my work at the museum/farm.

    Yay, another storm on the horizon for Monday/Tuesday!

    :cold:


    We just got back from our stay. We did get the "upgrade" to a Lagoon view room, which was nice. We are used to the Contemporary so the Yacht Club feels huge!! Our room was on the back side of the resort (2049) which I actually came to like as we could go out the "back door" to the docks instead of having to walk all the way through the hallways if we wanted to go to Epcot/DHS/the pool.

    I really liked the convenience of being able to walk to Epcot/boat to DHS but lordy, the soundproofing is horrible at the Yacht Club. We don't usually go for rope drop but we never managed to sleep past 7:30 am due to loud neighbors or the housekeepers yelling at each other in the hallways bright and early. Having the connecting door probably didn't help, because our neighbor was up at 6:30 am on speaker phone and we could hear every word!

    We didn't have any issues with unexpected room checks. I think housekeeping was kind of lacking, we found a bag of skittles behind the daybed from a previous guest, and toys (not ours) and dust bunnies under the bed. Every time we came back to our room midday there would be a huge bag of dirty towels right next to our door, but no housekeepers in our room or in sight.

    The kids loved the pool, although it was too cold for me! My only "complaint" was that the slide was being refurbished at Stormalong Bay, so the kids didn't get to use it. Some people got bused over to Luna Park, but we didn't find out about this option until our last day, when it was too cold to swim. The slide was down already when we got there, but they didn't put up the sign offering shuttle service until Saturday or Sunday, so we didn't know it was an option. The kids loved the whirlpool though so that kept them busy.
    Thanks so much for reporting back on your stay. Do you have any pictures of the view from your room?

    I'm glad that the room upgrade stuck. Sorry to hear about the room noise. Definitely a concern after the room refurbs at the YC. Also sorry to hear about the lack of communication letting guests know about the slide and the option of being transported to the BW clown slide.

    :sad2:



    I've been pouring over this thread at all the updates since my last stay. Thanks for all the hard work that went into it! So helpful! I used to be DVC at BCV when it first opened but had to sell due to financial issues of my daughters at the time. I still get a lump in my throat when I think about it. Seriously. It breaks my heart. Anyway, I usually rent points now when we go but this is short notice by DVC standards so I booked a regular room. I first booked Yacht Club but wow, not really feeling the new renovation. Seems a bit cold and sterile. Just switched to Beach Club. I could've sworn BC wasn't offered on this promotion when I booked YC, but just happened to check again and it's there now?? Booked a pool/lagoon view. The only thing I'm worried about is the chance of not having a full balcony. What are the chances of getting a full balcony if I sent a faxed request? Oh, going from June 2nd - 8th!
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.

    I agree that the lack of full balconies in all rooms at the Beach Club is frustrating! In addition to faxing in the request for a full balcony, make sure that the request is added to your reservation by calling into Disney Central Reservations office.

    ::yes::
     
  • pinn1905

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    Thank you so much for the reply and the information. I just tried to book a deluxe yacht but wasn’t able to, so the information you found online must be accurate. It does however seem silly to me that a larger room would have a lower occupancy. The extra room would be really nice for my family!

    I just checked to see what the Disney reservations page says about room occupancy in the Beach and Yacht Club Deluxe Rooms (disclaimer- I don't entirely trust the info on these pages as I know some of it has been incorrect in the past)

    According to the booking page, the BC Deluxe CL rooms can accommodate up to 5 adults, which means you would be able to book it for your group. The YC Deluxe CL rooms are listed for 4 adults.

    I always thought the Deluxe Rooms were ok for families of 5, and as far as I know, the infant (under age 3) would not count towards room occupancy.

    I guess what I'm saying is if you want this type of room, try booking it to see if you can get a price.

    Related question: The Beach Club 1 Bedroom is now listed with a room occupancy of up to 4 adults (previously, I think only families of 3 could book these). Anyone have any insight on this? Different bedding configuration since the remodel?

    :scratchin
     
  • Hopefully

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    Thank you so much for the reply and the information. I just tried to book a deluxe yacht but wasn’t able to, so the information you found online must be accurate. It does however seem silly to me that a larger room would have a lower occupancy. The extra room would be really nice for my family!
    I would try calling. I think you should be able to stay in a Deluxe room
    Good Luck
     

    SL6827

    Them, loving the lake. Me- not so much!
    Joined
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    Is there lots of places in the shade at SAB or umbrella chairs? I recently had skin cancer and need shade.:beach:
    Glad you brought this up, why I haven't already thought about this is beyond me. I too would like at least two or three chairs in the shady areas of the pool. Even thought we will be staying over on the Beach Club side, I will take up anywhere we can. I imagine there might be a lot of competition for these areas?
     

    Wood Nymph

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    Glad you brought this up, why I haven't already thought about this is beyond me. I too would like at least two or three chairs in the shady areas of the pool. Even thought we will be staying over on the Beach Club side, I will take up anywhere we can. I imagine there might be a lot of competition for these areas?
    Most people seem to want to sit near the edges of the pool so that they can watch their children. We’ve always had good luck getting chairs in the shade because they aren’t close to the edge of the pool.
     

    SL6827

    Them, loving the lake. Me- not so much!
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    Most people seem to want to sit near the edges of the pool so that they can watch their children. We’ve always had good luck getting chairs in the shade because they aren’t close to the edge of the pool.
    Hmmm, sounds good, cause ours will be 13 and won't need an eye on them every minute of the day.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
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    We returned from a 4 night stay at YC on Wednesday. It was great. I've always stayed at BW because that was my favorite resort, but I couldn't get an AP discount there, so I went with YC. I now have a new favorite resort! Originally we were assigned room 4171, but it was a king bed room and my DH and I really needed 2 beds. I called from that room and we were reassigned to room 3075. That turned out to be an upgrade from my woods/garden view to a water/lagoon view. We had a lovely view of Illuminations from our balcony. I really liked the hardwood floors, the bath/shower area, and all the terrific storage available through the dresser and closet space. It was spectacular compared to BW. I will try to post photos when I have more time over the weekend. Housekeeping was great. The room was quiet for the first two nights, then we had neighbors with little kids the next two nights. They were just typical noisy kids (who needed naps). I had requested a box fan to block noise and that solved our problem. We really enjoyed YC. I booked a bounce back for December.
    So glad to hear you loved your stay so much that you are returning!

    I'll add you back to the Be Our Guest list.

    :woohoo:



    What an amazing trip!!! Out of all the Disney hotels we had stayed at, this one feels the most like “home”. We will be back again for sure. So happy the water slide opened for our last afternoon.

    We have an early tragical Express tomorrow... if anyone is here now reading this I will leave our refillable popcorn bucket, some rider swaps, glow sticks, sunscreen and a balloon on the table of 4th floor DVC elevator landing tomorrow AM.
    I'm so pleased to hear you had a fantastic trip.

    What a generous bounty you are leaving for some lucky family!

    :goodvibes


    Yes! Room 2049
    AWESOME view!!! I love this. I'm going to add your pictures and the review to the YC View Thread.

    :thumbsup2

    Our Yacht Club stay was perfectly wonderful. It’s going to be really hard to go back to a lower tier hotel. Everything from the location to the service was impeccable. (And there was zero dog noise, even though we saw one or two pups).

    I’m very glad it was my bf’s first WDW resort experience.
    Glad to hear another excellent trip and positive review. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

    ::yes::
     

    mcurrence

    mcurrence
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    Jun 11, 2014
    Most people seem to want to sit near the edges of the pool so that they can watch their children. We’ve always had good luck getting chairs in the shade because they aren’t close to the edge of the pool.
    There's also a great shady area on the BC side where the slide ends. We've never had a problem getting a shaded spot and have always stayed when the hotel is at capacity :)
     



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