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  • On Feb 20, 2008
    Cassandra from NC Asked

    Yippee! We are headed to WDW in August with a 9 year old and a 1 year old and we want to stay at the Beach Club. What is the major difference between the Beach Club Resort and the Beach Club Villas? Is one better located? Which do you prefer?

    Hi! I am on vacation at WDW right now and am writing to you from my room at the Beach Club Villas (and I've stayed in the Beach Club several times in the past). So here's the scoop ...

    The Beach Club and Beach Club Villas are two parts of the same hotel. They share all amenities such as shops, pools, restaurants, etc. Most of the BC hotel side is a bit closer to the main pool complex. Most of the BC Villas side is a bit closer to Epcot (think maybe a two minute different in the walk there). As you can see, there is no appreciable difference in location or amenities between the two.

    The real difference in the hotel and the villas is in the rooms. The BC hotel has spacious and nicely decorated rooms, but they are regular hotel rooms with two queen sized beds and usually a daybed (there are a few rooms with different configurations), and one bathroom. The BC villa rooms are more like small apartments. I am in a two bedroom villa right now with my family of five, but for your family of four I would probably suggest a one bedroom villa. With a one bedroom villa, you will have a bedroom with two queen sized beds and a large bathroom with a jacuzzi-type tub. (Two bedroom villas have an entire second bathroom.) In addition to that, you will have a living room with a pullout couch (very comfortable) that could sleep two more people. There is an a second TV in the living room. Also, there is a fully appointed kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, sink, range, and dishwasher. And one closet has a washer/dryer in it.  I NEVER cook on vacation, but I often end up using the in-room laundry (my dryer is actually going right now) because with kids there are lots of spills and wet swimsuits to deal with.

    My husband and I love being able to put the kids to sleep in one room while we stay up and chat for a bit. The extra room allows us to not disturb them. Hope that helps clarify things. Let me know if you have any more questions.


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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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