Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

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1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
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Description
This resort is located in Lake Buena Vista. Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and Downtown Disney area are area attarctions. Another nearby attraction is Epcot.

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Orleans Riverside include a restaurant. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Wedding services, limo/town car service, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a marina, a poolside bar, and multilingual staff.

Guestrooms.
There are 2,048 guestrooms at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer phones, voice mail, and in room safes. Televisions are available in guestrooms. Air conditioned rooms also include ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.

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Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
Airport Transfer
Childcare
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Oakville, Canada

Our previous two WDW vacations were at value resorts (All Star Movies and Pop Century) which were great and fun in their own chaotic way. But now that we've stayed at POR, we can certainly see the difference between a value and moderate resort.

The biggest asset to POR is the vast amount of space -- everything is so much more relaxed and peaceful. The theming is gorgeous, and it's appropriate for both families and romantic getaways.

We stayed in Oak Manor, in a Royal Room. It was lovely, but to be honest I can't say that we would pay for an upgrade to this themed room (we were upgraded for free upon arrival). The fireworks on the headboards were really neat, but beyond that it was a bit too...royal for our taste. :)

The room we had was very quiet (9043) and we rarely heard our neighbors. The evening movie is show in the Oak Manor courtyard right outside our room, but as soon as you go into the room and close the door, you wouldn't even know it was happening outside.

The food court was decent...good variety and a lot of food for the meals (oh, the pasta!).

We also love all the extras that this resort offers, like the ferry boats to downtown Disney, bike rentals, nightly campfire, and more.

I will encourage all my friends to stay here. If you can afford the moderate hotels, this one is perfect!

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New York City, USA

Originally called "Dixie Landings," the Port Orleans Resort feels like you're staying along the Mississippi River. The grounds are filled with oak and magnolia trees. For little kids, this resort is a little dull. There's no Disney wow factor that you immediately feel at some of the other resorts. For some, that's part of it's charm.

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New York City, New York State, USA

I stayed at the Port Orleans with 3 of my friends on our senior trip after high school graduation. It was an affordable hotel that was on the WDW complex. The hotel itself has a great atmosphere - decorated like a real New Orleans themed building, with Mardi Gras touches throughout. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was an easy ride to and from the parks.

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I absolutely loved this resort! It was very clean and the guest services were some of the best I have ever dealt with. They gave us an upgrade when they made a mistake! We were very pleased with our room. The theme was very cozy and cool and great for families. The view was great- all we had to do was walk outside or look out the window to see the water! It was picture-perfect and I would definitely go back!

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The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

The mid level of Disney properties. Along the same lines as Caribbean Beach Resort. Closest proximity to Downtown Disney.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The hotel is very beautiful, the river that runs behind composes a beautiful landscape.
Buildings where guests stay have a themed division: "mansions" and "cottages". The rooms have the standard size of Disney´s moderate category, not so big but very confortable and clean.
The only flaw is that some rooms get away from reception, as it is "villages", you need to walk to go to the lobby or even have breakfast.

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New York City, New York State, USA

I stayed that the Port Orleans Resort on one trip to Disneyworld (and I usually switch it up each time). There's a central lake and and a beach, along with a pool and hot tub. It's one of Disney's mid-range hotels, so it's a bit cheaper than the premium resorts.

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Went with a girls weekend and the Princess half marathon in Feb 2012. Nice renovated room and we really liked the resort-very quiet and felt relaxed. Would go back

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<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 stayed here for 12 nights.. From Manila Philippines and our only stop to Florida.. nowhere else but WDW!!!!

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Lovely grounds, A beautiful place to spend a few days. I have a family of five, so this was one of the only "moderate" options we had for lodging. We had a trundle bed. Worked out fine. This resort is really huge and particularly spread out. Tough on your feet after a long day in the parks.
I will say, renting a surrey bike as a family is one of my favorite memories. Nice way to see the place!

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Santa Clara

Hotel stars rating really doesn't matter when it comes to Disney resort. You will be in good hand no matter what.

I had a pleasant stay at Port Orleans Riverside. The room, while not exactly luxury, was clean and well kept. Linen and bedding was reasonably comfortable. Decent amount of counter space for the ladies. The bathroom is a bit small but other than that I have no complaint.

Transportation to and from any of the Disney parks was easy. There are frequent shuttles during park hours and the shuttle drivers are always courteous and friendly. Hollywood studio and Epcot are short rides away. Animal Kingdom is a bit further and you might fall asleep during the ride. Downtown Disney is accessible also through a lovely boat ride.

Transportation to and from the airport is another story. I do like the magical express. However, it wasn't exactly seamless. Shuttle wait time at the airport could be rather long. You can check in your luggage at the hotel (and pick it up at your final destination) but that would require you to arrange any required baggage fee beforehand. It would be nice if everything could be finalized at the time of booking so I don't have to make multiple phone calls.

Dinner options are rather limited. Your best bet is to take the shuttle to other resorts. The food court at Riverside is decent for breakfast and quick bites though.

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Local from Orlando

Walt Disney World really does a great job on their resorts. It does seem smaller than some of the other rooms around, but still a good value. And everyone is correct. Head to the French Quarter pool. Better than Riverside's.
One dislike is that Downtown Disney area hotels use the buses from here to get to the parks. It can get a bit crowded due to that.

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Columbus, Ohio, USA

My family loved this moderate resort. We had a water-view room and visited when the magnolia trees were in bloom. Wonderful!

The food court was perfect and we preferred to dine there rather than the more-expensive restaurant.

The pool area wasn't as nice as other Disney resorts, but it was perfect for cooling-off after a long day in the parks.

Be sure to utilize the boat ride to Downtown Disney. It's very relaxing.

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Good value for money moderate resort on property at Walt Disney World. Ambiance is wonderful and the boat ride to Downtown Disney is a plus. Pool area is OK, but not amazing. Food court is nice, but not as cozy as some other offered at Disney resorts in the same price range.

If you like the look and feel of the south, you will most likely enjoy Port Orleans.

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Springfield, Missouri

Beautiful grounds. Great dining area. Taking the "water taxi" to Downtown Disney was a special treat for the kids. One of the few resorts on the WDW property that can house 5 family members (2 adults, 3 kids) in the same room (via a trundle bed that pulls out from under one of the 2 larger beds in the room).

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Love the lazy relaxed grounds here. Whether your style is French Quarter or Port Orleans style, this is a relaxing resort.
Both pools have fun theming with a watering hole type setting and the other with a New Orleans Jazzy flair.
One of the best features of this resort is the boat that can take you to Downtown Disney. The boat ride is enjoyable through the wooded areas that hold the Treehouse Villas.
There is a piano bar with entertainment on most evenings which is alot of fun.

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Cortland, New York State, USA
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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Shopping on site
  • Marina on site
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
Transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free airport transportation
  • Free theme park shuttle
Parking
  • Free self parking
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Television
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Access via exterior corridors
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 2,048
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
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