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wannabee

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so excited to be at Yacht Club tomorrow!!!!!!!! Someone mentioned construction ... is something going on besides Beaches and Cream??
 

Maxie86

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Apr 15, 2006
Does anyone know bed situation for the 4 rooms at YC Club Level with shared balcony - Do they contain 2 Queens with daybed?
5176 has 2 queens and a daybed. I don't think they are all the same though.
Hello everyone,

We are staying at YC and I only have one complaint/observation. Our room smells strongly of mold/mildew. Not sure why that is but has anyone encountered this staying here before?

I notice it more last night after dinner. The lobby smells amazing even with the construction and the hallways are all clean fresh but as soon as we opened our room door, the most unpleasant musky smells hits you in the face. The wall paper near the ceiling between the beds seems to be peeling off. Not sure if the rooms are vulnerable to moisture.
I have never smelled mold in any YC room. I'm allergic to mold and have asthma so would have definitely noticed.
 

marie8461

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Sep 12, 2007
With all this talk about room requests, I was wondering - do you think it is better not to do online check-in so that you can talk with someone at the Front Desk to see what requests they have not been able to meet and possibly get a change of room if one is available?
 
  • shoreward

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    With all this talk about room requests, I was wondering - do you think it is better not to do online check-in so that you can talk with someone at the Front Desk to see what requests they have not been able to meet and possibly get a change of room if one is available?
    You are still able to do so, even when you do online check-in.
     

    bookbabe626

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    Are guest surveys still a thing?

    Please reply only if you have received a survey to complete following a Disney stay in the past year.

    I have a section devoted to the importance of the surveys in the FAQ post, but I suspect this is outdated info.

    :thanks:
    We had a pre-YC one night stay at ASMo on Aug 31, and received a survey via email on Wednesday-ish. Haven’t received one for the YC stay yet, but we only checked out yesterday.

    At YC, we booked garden view, and our requests were king bed with easy access to SAB. Got 2148, which is a king room with a gazebo view, right at the corner closest to the elevators so you’ve got extra breeze on the balcony (no neighbor to the right). Used the stairs way more than the elevator. Great room location for us since DH is part fish and has to visit SAB regularly or he gets grumpy. No lotion, sunscreen or pen/paper, but we had tissues (they were on the nightstand, not in the bathroom, so had to hunt a bit for them). Housekeeping said there’s no lotion or sunscreen anymore, but you can buy it in the gift shop. Huh.

    Dorian couldn’t afford to visit Disney, so we had a great trip with low crowds. No waits to speak of anywhere. Walked on to so many rides that we didn’t use most of our FastPasses. Glad we didn’t cancel.
     
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    bookbabe626

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    so excited to be at Yacht Club tomorrow!!!!!!!! Someone mentioned construction ... is something going on besides Beaches and Cream??
    Some time on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, construction tarps went up in half of the lobby, the half where bell services is normally. The globe is wrapped up and behind the tarp. Looks like they are refinishing floors maybe? The work was going on in a small area by the bell services desk, and was relatively quiet when we walked through.
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    natebenma

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    Some time on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, construction tarps went up in half of the lobby, the half where bell services is normally. The globe is wrapped up and behind the tarp. Looks like they are refinishing floors maybe? The work was going on in a small area by the bell services desk, and was relatively quiet when we walked through.
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    Thank you! Had not heard about this although a previous poster did ask about construction/work going on around the resort.

    :goodvibes
     
  • Wood Nymph

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    Hello everyone,

    We are staying at YC and I only have one complaint/observation. Our room smells strongly of mold/mildew. Not sure why that is but has anyone encountered this staying here before?

    I notice it more last night after dinner. The lobby smells amazing even with the construction and the hallways are all clean fresh but as soon as we opened our room door, the most unpleasant musky smells hits you in the face. The wall paper near the ceiling between the beds seems to be peeling off. Not sure if the rooms are vulnerable to moisture.
    We had a ground floor room that smelled of mold, room 1148, a room with a king bed. It was during a time when they had lots of rain. We ended up keeping the room because we liked the location.
     
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    Rich M

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    We had a pre-YC one night stay at ASMo on Aug 31, and received a survey via email on Wednesday-ish. Haven’t received one for the YC stay yet, but we only checked out yesterday.

    At YC, we booked garden view, and our requests were king bed with easy access to SAB. Got 2148, which is a king room with a gazebo view, right at the corner closest to the elevators so you’ve got extra breeze on the balcony (no neighbor to the right). Used the stairs way more than the elevator. Great room location for us since DH is part fish and has to visit SAB regularly or he gets grumpy. No lotion, sunscreen or pen/paper, but we had tissues (they were on the nightstand, not in the bathroom, so had to hunt at bit for them). Housekeeping said there’s no lotion or sunscreen anymore, but you can buy it in the gift shop. Huh.

    Dorian couldn’t afford to visit Disney, so we had a great trip with low crowds. No waits to speak of anywhere. Walked on to so many rides that we didn’t use most of our FastPasses. Glad we didn’t cancel.
    We are doing the ASMo stay prior to our YC stay also. How did this work for you guys?
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
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    so excited to be at Yacht Club tomorrow!!!!!!!! Someone mentioned construction ... is something going on besides Beaches and Cream??
    Have a fantastic trip!

    :woohoo:

    We had a pre-YC one night stay at ASMo on Aug 31, and received a survey via email on Wednesday-ish. Haven’t received one for the YC stay yet, but we only checked out yesterday.

    At YC, we booked garden view, and our requests were king bed with easy access to SAB. Got 2148, which is a king room with a gazebo view, right at the corner closest to the elevators so you’ve got extra breeze on the balcony (no neighbor to the right). Used the stairs way more than the elevator. Great room location for us since DH is part fish and has to visit SAB regularly or he gets grumpy. No lotion, sunscreen or pen/paper, but we had tissues (they were on the nightstand, not in the bathroom, so had to hunt at bit for them). Housekeeping said there’s no lotion or sunscreen anymore, but you can buy it in the gift shop. Huh.

    Dorian couldn’t afford to visit Disney, so we had a great trip with low crowds. No waits to speak of anywhere. Walked on to so many rides that we didn’t use most of our FastPasses. Glad we didn’t cancel.
    I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful trip in spite of and probably due to the concern about Dorian.

    Thanks for the excellent, detailed description of your room. Of course, I want to hear more! Did the room have a daybed, chair, ottoman, desk/table? Did the bathroom have a tub/shower combo or shower only?

    Do you happen to have a picture of the view that you could post or email to me at beachclubdee at yahoo?

    :goodvibes
     
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  • PolyAddict

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    We had a pre-YC one night stay at ASMo on Aug 31, and received a survey via email on Wednesday-ish. Haven’t received one for the YC stay yet, but we only checked out yesterday.

    At YC, we booked garden view, and our requests were king bed with easy access to SAB. Got 2148, which is a king room with a gazebo view, right at the corner closest to the elevators so you’ve got extra breeze on the balcony (no neighbor to the right). Used the stairs way more than the elevator. Great room location for us since DH is part fish and has to visit SAB regularly or he gets grumpy. No lotion, sunscreen or pen/paper, but we had tissues (they were on the nightstand, not in the bathroom, so had to hunt at bit for them). Housekeeping said there’s no lotion or sunscreen anymore, but you can buy it in the gift shop. Huh.

    Dorian couldn’t afford to visit Disney, so we had a great trip with low crowds. No waits to speak of anywhere. Walked on to so many rides that we didn’t use most of our FastPasses. Glad we didn’t cancel.
    Thanks for the review! We are requesting a king and have that category booked. Did you have a full balcony? Also, was it noisy by the elevator?
     

    natebenma

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    Thanks for the review! We are requesting a king and have that category booked. Did you have a full balcony? Also, was it noisy by the elevator?
    All of the rooms at the Yacht Club, with the exception of 1 WV room at Club Level, have full balconies.

    Can't answer about the elevator noise.

    ::yes::
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Yacht Club Shared Balconies


    GADisneyDad14


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    View from one of the shared balconies:



    More pictures available on the Yacht Club Room View Thread: https://www.disboards.com/threads/yacht-club-room-views.3057924/

    At the YC, there are 4 rooms on the 5th floor Club Level, 4 rooms on the 4th floor that share balconies, and 4 rooms on the 3rd floor resulting in huge communal balconies. These rooms are in the Standard View category and look out over the Port Cochere and front entrance parking lot.

    This configuration would be great for groups of families booked in multiple rooms, but surprisingly, other guests who have been assigned to these rooms have generally given positive reviews, noting that when they have used the balcony they rarely see others out there at the same time.

    One of the complaints I have heard, however, is that the noise from traffic at the front entrance portico can be bothersome- particularly from the Magical Express buses that are dropping off and picking up passengers.

    5th Floor, Club Level:

    5176- 2 queen beds, daybed, tub/shower combo
    5178- 2 queen beds, daybed, shower only
    5180- 2 queen beds, unknown if daybed
    5182

    4th Floor

    4176
    4178
    4180
    4182 ??

    3rd Floor

    3176- 2 queen beds, daybed, tub/shower combo
    3178
    3180
    3182 ??

    Comments/Reviews from guests who have stayed in one of these rooms:

    There are 4 rooms on the balcony but we have rarely seen anyone else on it. It is very large and close to the lounge, plenty of room to spread out with your family. There is a large shared balcony on the 3rd 4th and 5th floors. The lounge is on the 5th. These rooms have some of the best standard views and you can see the Magic Kingdom Fireworks off in the distance from some of these balconies
    @natebenma apologies as I'm several pages behind and not sure if you're still looking for shared balcony info. We were in YC 3176, two queens, daybed, tub/shower, first shared balcony room on the left if you're standing in your doorway looking out to the YC entrance.

    I agree with other comments that the noise from the front was noticeable on the balcony. However, it never carried into the room once we sealed the door. We saw evidence that other people were in the rooms as there were a few towels drying, but we never actually saw any other occupants. The kids did see mousekeeping one evening in another room, which they thought was hilarious. The balcony was absolutely enormous and a real godsend to allow the kids to have some space to move.
     
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    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Could someone please confirm that there is a shared balcony on 3 floors (Club Level, 4th floor and 3rd floor). For the 3rd and 4th floors, are there 3 or 4 rooms that are part of the communal balcony?

    If you have stayed in a room with a shared balcony at the YC and have comments or pictures to share, I will add them to the above post.

    Looking for descriptions of the bedding in each of the rooms (king bed, queens, daybeds?)

    I would love to have more pictures of the views from these balconies.

    :thanks:
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Yacht Club Room 5163, X163 and Porthole Balconies







    Room 5163
    *NO BALCONY*
    Windows overlooking Gazebo courtyard
    2 Queens, Daybed, tub and shower



    We just returned from our second stay at YC CL this month(!) and it was just as fabulous as our first stay!

    We booked a standard view room this time (earlier this month we had a water view). My only request was a daybed, which we got. We did not have a balcony but had 2 large windows, which nowadays is fine with us. Our shower was not the walk-in shower like earlier this month - it was the tub/shower combo. Our room was sort of in a corner so felt larger.
    View to the right:



    View to the left:



    View straight ahead:



    Thanks for the description and photos @TJA

    X163

    The vertical stack are x163 water view rooms below CL room 5163 (red circle). They all have a balcony or patio. They also have a set of windows around the corner which make these rooms 2-3 feet longer due to the roof line / wall architecture. Also due to the additional windows on the side wall, these rooms have a slightly different room layout.



    Room 4163:
    pre-renovation

    Room 4163, Disney Park Guide

    From MickeyT:


    balcony view


    window view




    3163

    2163

    1163- Patio???


    Note: Not all full balconies are equal, there are some variations due to the wall architecture.

    Porthole Balconies:


    Here is an example of a different full balcony that we call the "Port hole" rooms. They are scattered along the YC overlooking Crescent lake / boardwalk.







    Room 3001
    2 Queens & Daybed
    Round window to Crescent Lake and additional windows on the side
    Long Hallway
    posted by gluestickgirl


    Room 3001 does have a balcony, just with a round window. You enter the room and there's a hallway that's about the same length as the bathroom. You turn right and there's a dresser to the right side and the closet / bathroom to the right, and then that opens into the room. 2 queen beds + a daybed. There are 3 windows to the side that face trees & a canal.

    There was enough room in the hallway as you come in for all of our luggage - it was fairly wide.










    Thanks for your input @Dave006
     
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    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Jul 19, 2008
    I am STILL trying to wrap my head around the X163 rooms...



    Room 5163- YC Club Level

    Just windows, no balcony at all???

    Is this considered a water view or garden view or standard view

    Here is the floor layout map, but I can't tell which color 5163 corresponds to in the key.

    Standard Club, Standard Club with Tub with Handrails or Lagoon Club, Tub with Handrails

    YC Floor Map Floor 4 and 5.jpg

    I really don't see many reviews/comments about this room from guests who have been assigned there. I have always wondered if maybe this room is used less frequently than other YC CL WV rooms.

    Rooms 4163, 3163, 2163-
    Full balconies, but smaller than the regular YC balconies
    If you have stayed in any of these rooms, could you provide a description/pictures.

    Room 1163- patio
    Does anyone have a description or picture from this room?
     
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    bookbabe626

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    We are doing the ASMo stay prior to our YC stay also. How did this work for you guys?
    We do this all the time, since normally we leave after work and don’t land at MCO until after midnight. DH can’t see paying YC prices for that first night. We Uber/Lyft over to YC in the morning and drop bags with bell services if our YC room isn’t ready yet. Works really well. ASMo was just renovated, and the rooms are really nice.
     


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