Time for Round 3 of the Best Disney Resort Hotel Location poll! Here is the link to the Round 2.
All responses that achieved at least 15% in the last round have advanced. We will continue until one resort hits over 50% in the overall poll. I have listed the percent received in the last round in parentheses (note that the last round was divided into three polls based on transport type).
Which Disney Resort Hotel has the best overall location?
Caribbean Beach (48%)
Beach Club (40%)
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If no option receives over 50%, additional rounds will be held
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I’m really torn between Poly and Boardwalk. You have easy (bus-less) transportation for 2 parks from both. I feel like it’s more important to have easy access to HS than MK for RD purposes (probably because, in my opinion, SDD > 7DMT). But being able to avoid TTC (we never take busses because 2 ECVs and a double stroller) is gold! I also prefer entering EP through the IG. So I’m going with BW. Feel free to change my mind!
I like Poly’s location for it’s walkable location to other resorts, MK, and TTC. It’s location also puts it on monorail and provides ferry use. And gives it that iconic view across the lagoon. Plus the beach for fireworks.
But then there’s Beach Club which wasn’t in the running for me on anything until I just stayed there and fell IN LOVE with its location, walkable to 2 parks, with also, too, ferries and skyliner as well as walkable to other resorts.
Beach Club > Boardwalk because it’s literally a 3-5 minute walk to IG. Whereas Boardwalk is 10+ to either park. and Beach Club offers 4 forms of transport (walk, bus, ferry, skyliner) while Boardwalk is walk, ferry, bus. You have to walk a substantial distance to use the Skyliner from here so that’s why i am not giving it that.
Since this is about location alone I will not discuss the other amenities that lead me to say Beach Club > Boardwalk.
To me, BW beats out the monorail loop, because you are fully in control of getting to 2 parks easily. What if the monorail suddenly loses power and strands people (8/18/21), is down because a construction truck hit the underside of the track (5/21/21), or has electric/brake issues and gets stuck (9/20/19)? What if there’s an unexpectedly long line to board? Unless highly prioritizing MK over HS, I favor the peace of mind in knowing nothing can possibly stop you from getting to either of 2 parks on your own terms. And I think BW gives the best combination of walk times to both parks vs the other Crescent Lake options.
Beach Club was my favorite location until I stayed at Polynesian. It’s just so convenient to be *right by * the TTC. You can get anywhere with multiple options from Poly. But it’s a tough call! If HS is a priority, BC is better. If MK is a priority, definitely Poly.
BC vs. BW is tough. Technically, if you were to go to EP and HS the same amount, it wouldn’t matter which hotel you stayed at because you’d have the exact same amount of total walking (give or take). You’re either having a very short walk to EP and a longer walk to HS (BC) or a medium walk to both (BW). If you’re spending more time at one park or the other, that could break the tie. BC is also closer to the Skyliner though, so I think I’d give it the edge. (Caveat: I’ve never stayed at BW, though I like the decor of BC better.)
I chose Poly bc I love it, but also it has the best access to multiple other locations for great dining and experiences too. Easy walk, mono, or boat to GF, CR, and WL, all of which have their own special merits too.