Yacht Club Resort
The grand, turn-of-the-century summer homes of Martha's Vineyard and
Nantucket are recalled in Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach
Club Resort, two deluxe-category hotels at Walt Disney World Resort.
Guests can walk or go by tram from the resorts to Epcot, or travel by
water taxi to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Convenient bus service transports guests
throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
The luxury club hotels on the shores of 25-acre Crescent Lake are designed
by noted architect Robert A.M. Stern, best known for his East Coast seaside
homes. The resorts take guests back to the 1890s with fancy-cut shingles,
French doors and other post-modern embellishments that are the trademark
of Stern's work.
The imagery follows through in Stormalong Bay, a 2 1/2-acre water recreation
area reminiscent of a Nantucket beach with a life-size shipwreck with
water slides, snorkeling in a sandy lagoon and a meandering swimming
area that seemingly flows into the surrounding lake.
There is also a 73,000-square-foot convention center adjacent to the
resorts that includes a 36,000-square-foot ballroom capable of seating
up to 2,800 for dinner.
Complementing each other, the three-, four- and five-story club hotels
nonetheless have distinctive architectural styles. Each hotel has its
own entrance motif, main lobby, restaurants and retail shops.
New England Echoes in Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Oak floors, antique chandeliers and rich millwork and brass evoke memories
of New England summer days in Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Cast members
in navy blue blazers greet guests as they check into the silvery-gray
The 621-room hotel offers luxurious suites, including presidential and
vice-presidential suites. Spacious rooms decorated in blues and whites
carry through the nautical theme. All have French doors that open onto
porches or balconies.
An expansive croquet lawn at Disney's Yacht Club Resort goes with the
relaxed, leisure spirit of the 1870s, and the resort's marina lighthouse
welcomes guests home after a day in the Walt Disney World theme parks.