Deluxe Resorts Archive

Hurricane Hanna’s Review

Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill is a counter service restaurant at Beach Club Resort in Walt Disney World. Located next to Stormalong Bay pool (outside of the gate, though), this dining spot features a sit-down bar, as well as a quick-service order window, and a refillable mug station. In this review, we’ll offer some

Hearthstone Lounge Review

Hearthstone Lounge is the main bar in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort in California. This bar & lounge has a large seating area serving drinks and appetizers, and you can also order from the lounge menu at a number of tables in the Grand Californian’s lobby. In this review, we’ll take a

Disney World Hotel Reviews

Not sure which Walt Disney World resort hotel is right for you? Our hotel reviews feature room photos, strengths and weaknesses of each hotel, our opinion as to whether they are worth the money, and offer an idea of what type of guests (families, honeymooners, commando tourists, etc.) will like or dislike each hotel. Note that these are reviews

Saratoga Springs Resort Review

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a Disney Vacation Club deluxe villa hotel at Walt Disney World that is themed to an area of upstate New York that is known for horse racing. Saratoga Springs Resort feels like an idealized version of Saratoga Springs, New York, as it’s surrounded by golf courses, winding waterways, and

Polynesian v. Beach Club

This Walt Disney World hotel showdown compares the best of the best: Beach Club and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The ultimate hotel near Magic Kingdom versus the ultimate hotel near Epcot. Arguably two very different hotels that will appeal to different demographics…but we’re going to have them battle anyway!  Think of this as a follow-up

Beach Club v. BoardWalk Inn

If you’re looking for the best hotel near Epcot at Walt Disney World, there are several options. In this post, we’re going to compare the two that are most popular among Disney fans: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Admittedly, this is one of the less exciting comparisons in this series. (It’ll be

Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House Review

Jambo House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a themed hotel at Walt Disney World. This review features room photos, thoughts on the ambiance, and our opinion on for whom this resort is best suited. Fair warning: what this review mostly consists of is us gushing about Jambo House. It should come as no surprise that this

Wilderness Lodge v. Animal Kingdom Lodge

When comparing Deluxe Lodges at Walt Disney World, there are two hotel choices: Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge. One is a Magic Kingdom resort, the other an Animal Kingdom one. Our goal with this post is to offer a head-to-head smackdown between the two and settle once and for all the epic debate as to

Polynesian v. Grand Floridian

When comparing Deluxe Resorts along the Magic Kingdom monorail loop at Walt Disney World, vacation planners often debate between two hotels: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This post offers a head-to-head smackdown between the two hotels. This is a new series of posts that compares similarly-situated resorts to help

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel Review

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is a luxury hotel at Disney’s new Deluxe Resort in China. This review features room and resort photos, thoughts on our stay at this hotel, and the pros & cons of booking Shanghai Disneyland Hotel. We’ll also take a look at the amenities and include a comparison to Toy Story Hotel (the

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Review

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a Deluxe Walt Disney World hotel. This review features room photos, thoughts on amenities, and pros & cons of staying to this hotel that is adjacent to Beach Club and within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (boats are also available to these parks). It is themed to