This was not my room- I reposted from a friend who stayed there, but yes, the entire space was available as balcony space. The downside is that you could be sharing that space with two other families you don't know. But I believe this group of rooms has also been shared by an extended family group traveling together and it made a great meeting space.natebenma...I am assuming you had all that space as your "patio" ? Wow! I love that!
I would upgrade to a garden view for those very reasons. Most deluxes I just go for a standard view, but at YC/BC, I choose garden.Mmmm Im wondering if I should upgrade from a standard room at yc to a garden view? Its not really a big deal but I would be a little disappointed in a roof top view especially since the rest of my little group have never stayed at a deluxe. Plus we wont get to the resort till probably around 9pm whats the chance of having a good view at that time, I would think the rooms with better views would be taken by then. any input would be very helpful!
My YC stay was in garden view room 4223. Looking straight down, I saw roof and was going to complain that was not a garden, but looking straight out I had a nice view of the lake and boardwalk. Could also see parts of SAB. Really more partial water than garden IMO. Once those trees grow up it will be ruined though.
The water made me happy. I could also see higher fireworks from Illuminations if I faced left.
Flights were on time, everything smooth. Took ME to Yacht Club (work on the main front area is complete and we were left off right by the lobby!). We were informed our room was ready and UPGRADED to water view from standard!!! We had a great deal on orbitz with the $150 off, so I split our reservation into 2 to get $300 total off, and paid $302 a night taxes in for a standard view.
I had faxed and asked for something close to the lobby on the ground floor and oh boy did they deliver! We had room 1157 which is 30 seconds from the lobby, looking directly at the marina at the front. Gorgeous view! We spent a lot of time out there relaxing with a cup of tea and watching people, watching the marathoners, etc... LOVED the location. We were able to stay in this room for all 8 nights!
Room condition I would give a 3.5/5 - it is showing some wear and tear - Mickey's nose is broken off on the lamp, a few carpet stains, furniture a bit rubbed and I found housekeeping to be less than stellar. She often forgot to leave fresh towels (had to call), or left a dirty blue rubber glove in our sink, forgot to refill coffee stuff or clean out the old filters. (hint: To get decent enough coffee to drink, fill the water to top of your cup, put in and use TWO of the coffee pods - this makes it strong enough to drink and not taste like dishwater).
LOVED THE LOCATION! Especially with a scooter. I hated bringing the scooter on a bus - i always felt like we were being 'those' people and having eyes rolled at us because people had to wait. It was a very uncomfortable feeling. We are really epcot people, so being able to walk to epcot (or sometimes I would scoot over and my daughter would catch the boat) and taking the boat to the Studios made life so much easier! We also used the monorail a lot - we would plan our day to go do some epcot stuff and end up taking monorail to MK. Anything to avoid the buses!
Pictures comingour only room request was for a quiet location, and we got room 3012, I think. It was in the very last wing of YC, closest to Swan/Dolphin, and our room was right at the end of a hall. As I said, we booked GV and straight ahead we had a view of a bit of a canal and some large trees, but if we looked to the left we had a partial water view of Crescent Lake & a bit of Boardwalk we were able to see some of the Frozen fireworks from our balcony too. When we checked in I asked if there were any 'secret exits' by the room and the CM gave me a bit of a funny look but said there were exit stairs right across the hallway from our room. We used this entrance/exit most of the time as it was a lot quicker and more scenic to walk along the waterfront than through the winding hallways- unless we were really hot & then we went with the longer internal walk for the A/C!
We just got back from our first stay at the Yacht Club - and loved it!! We were in room 3001 - literally the furthest away from the lobby that you could be. There were stairs + a door to the outside near us, and we just took advantage of that. Being able to watch the boats and Illuminations from our room made it totally worth it. =)
Excuse the "just checked in" mess... I should have taken photos before we let the kids in. This room was on the side of the building, and had three windows that overlooked trees and a small canal to the side of the resort. It had an extra hallway up along the front too - made it feel nice and roomy!