Beach Club Resort – Room #2523

Because I knew that Epcot was the park which I wanted to visit on the evening of my arrival at WDW, I decided to spend the first of my 14 nights at the resort which is closest to it…

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The only request which I made during my online check-in was to be near the lobby. When I arrived at the Beach Club I had been assigned Room #2523. Upon getting off the elevator on the 2nd floor I set off on a seemingly never-ending journey to find my room. As you might have surmised, my room location request to be close to the lobby had not been granted. :sad2: When I had nearly reached the end of the very last hallway, I finally found Room 2523. Inside I found only one bed, not a king-size but I believe it may have been a queen.

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There was also a small desk, a sofa (which I assume was a sleeper sofa, but forgot to verify) and a large chair. In addition there was a curtain which could be drawn to separate the bed from the sitting area.

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And the remaining room furnishings…

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Oh wait, there was also a 4-drawer chest of drawers between the closet and door.

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With the exception of this cute desk lamp…

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I found the room furnishings/decor to be kind of boring. The casual, fun “beach” theme of the resort seemed to be almost completely missing in this room. I would have to say that of the four deluxe resorts that I called home on this trip, the room decor at the Beach Club was my least favorite. I have read that the Beach Club is now in the process of refurbishing their rooms (project to be completed in Aug. 2015) so hopefully, if and when I stay there again, the new room will leave me with a better impression.

Anyway, since I was there for only one night, the room decor was actually of very little importance to me. Also unimportant was the size of my balcony, which was very small…

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Though I had tried to book one of their least expensive rooms, Standard view (= Parking lot/rooftop view), the only type they had available for that night with the Annual Passholder discount was a Garden view. So when I went out to my balcony I was expecting to see trees/landscaping but was surprised to discover that I had been upgraded to a Water view (=Pool/Lagoon view). My room overlooked the Beach Club’s quiet pool.

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On the left side, between the trees, you could even see a little bit of the lagoon.

Here’s a photo of my room from the outside, to give you another perspective. It appears that the rooms on either side of me also had a standing room only balcony (which would be #2525 and #2521), while the 3rd floor rooms above us had full balconies.

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Now for the best surprise regarding my room, which I did not discover until I left for dinner. I noticed that there was an EXIT door just a few doors down from my room and decided to see where that might lead. I walked down a flight of stairs to the ground level and exited the building to find myself here…

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In case you don’t recognize the location from that photo, here is another one…

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Yes, that is the bridge which is just steps away from Epcot’s backdoor (aka the International Gateway entrance). SCORE!!! :cool1: Shoot, now I wish I was going to be here for more than one night.:laughing:

One more photo to show you the location of my room # 2523 on a Beach Club Resort map…

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Given that I went to Epcot 10 of the 14 days of my trip, my room location at the Beach Club would have been ideal…especially following my French Regional Lunch at Monsieur Paul. ;)

And that completes the short review of my one night stay at the Beach Club. Sorry it was void of any food-related photos.

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