Everyone has their favorite Disney resorts, the ones you stay in over and over. For my family, Disney's Beach Club resort holds a special place in our hearts. On a recent trip, I had the chance to spend two nights at the Beach Club in a Club Level room. Spoiler alert: I have already booked a return visit!
What is Club Level? All of the Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World offer a Club Level. These rooms are generally the same as the regular rooms at the resort, with some added bonuses. They are located either on a separate floor (like at The Beach Club), or are sometimes in a separate building (Grand Floridian has some of their Club Level rooms in the Sugar Loaf building). Club Level guests have access to a Concierge cast member who can help with your reservations and plans. In addition, we enjoyed turn down service with special Ghirardelli chocolates on our pillows!
What really stands out for Club Level, however, is access to the Stone Harbor Club. With plenty of seating and tables, guests can enjoy a variety of snacks and food throughout the day. Breakfast selections included juices, fresh fruits which varied each day, pastries, toast and bagels, meats, cheeses, oatmeal with toppings and yummy cheese grits. The coffee was excellent and included brewed coffee as well as an espresso machine with a steamed milk option. We also enjoyed Twinings premium teas and there were little jars of honey available as well. Cast Members kept everything refreshed and were on hand to help guests with anything they might need.
Food and Beverage Offerings are as follows:
Coffee is available at 6:30 a.m. Then Continental Breakfast from 7:00 - 10:30 a.m. Enjoy Light Snacks (which included hummus and mini pitas, veggies and dip, fruit, cheese and crackers and cookies) from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., guests enjoy Hors d'oeuvres & Select Beverages (these included wine and beer). At 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., you can enjoy desserts and cordials.
As I mentioned, you could definitely use the Lounge for breakfast. The daytime snacks are not enough for lunch, however. Most guests are most likely out at the parks during these hours, so I think that makes sense. The evening offerings were more substantial. Our concierge Cast Member told us that every evening features a different 'protein and side' combination.
We had chicken skewers with a rice pilaf one night and pulled pork with polenta the next night. In addition, there was a variety of salads and sides. At left is my plate with mac n cheese balls, tomato and mozzarella salad, olives, and I also enjoyed a roasted beet salad. Pretty yummy!!
The desserts were a lot of fun as well! I especially loved the decorate-your-own mini cupcakes!! So cute and fun for everyone.
I highly recommend Disney's Beach Club resort and their Club Level rooms. They are a wonderful choice for families who would like an extra hang out space, and will take advantage of the food in the lounge. I can't wait for my next visit!!
Mary Graham is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. She is an Annual Passholder and visits often to stay on top of the latest in the parks. Mary specializes in Disney destinations and also helps clients with other cruise line and Universal Orlando vacations. contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org