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Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

4 stars
1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
219 reviews
family trip

It was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a lot. See full review

  • diamond mom
  • Aug 26, 2014
Wonderful Disney experience!

After staying at several Disney hotels, my husband and I decided to do a quick & cheap stay this... See full review

  • Mommy Poppins
  • Jul 15, 2014
Return to the charming days of riverboats and Mark Twain as you discover this moderately priced resort. Courtly pillars, grand staircases and splendid gardens blend with the Mississippi-style waterways and gracious Southern hospitality. "Mosey over" to Alligator Bayou and discover its rustic architecture, front porches and meandering walkways. A stocked fishing hole, country-style pool, flowered fields and two-story cottages create the nostalgic romance of down-home charm. Resort features 2,048 guest rooms, pool with slide, five quiet pools and one kiddie pool, arcade, playground, bicycle rentals, family fishing hole and a marina with watercraft rentals. Rooms are available for guests with disabilities.

Complimentary Wi-Fi service is now available in all Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests will now be able to access complimentary Wi-Fi in their rooms as well as in select common areas within the resort hotel, including restaurant locations, bus load zones, feature pools, arcades, convention spaces (if applicable) and the porte cochere.

Disney Hotel Resort guests also enjoy their Extra Magic Hours Benefit. On select days, Disney Resort hotel guests can enter a Disney Theme Park an hour early-and on select evenings, enjoy a Park up to two hours after regular closing time. That's when lines may be shorter and the weather can be more comfortable. Guests have time for a midday break or a dip in the pool. Then the gang will be ready to head back to the same Theme Park for more fun! Don't forget your Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option! The Park Hopper option is the only way you will be able to fully enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit when the extra hours in the morning is a different Disney theme park than the extra hours in the evening.

Disney Hotel Resort guests receive complimentary Disney's Magical Express Service for roundtrip airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport, luggage delivery and airline check in*. To book Disney's Magical Express Service visit Disney's Magical Express Service Web site at www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/US to register once you have completed your booking. Luggage delivery service will be provided for Disney's Magical Express to Walt Disney World Resort for a resort stay who arrive on flights beginning at 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. You will receive your luggage tags and the Airport Transportation Information Booklet with specific direction and general information.
* Resort Airline Check-In Guests will be subject to the airline's checked bag fees policy.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Rooms

Royal Guest Room - Gardenview
It's where all your royal Disney friends stay! Each room makes you feel as though you're a character in the Disney stories you love. Magical Fireworks swirl about you as you recline in ornately decorated beds. Adorning the walls are Princely Banners, a magical painting and memories of Tiana and her friends displayed in exquisite frames. Your family will be swept up in a truly royal experience. Courtyard or garden view rooms with two queen beds or one king-sized bed with Television, hair dryer, coffee maker, ironing board/iron, ceiling fan, in-room safe, table and chairs and clock radio. Microwave (on request, surcharge). Crib (on request). Nonsmoking.
Water View
Rooms offer views of a pool or lake. Features two queen beds, table and chairs, ceiling fan, vanity area with sink and a bathroom. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Banquette beds (35" x 65") may accomodate a child age 3-9 in the Alligator Bayou rooms.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people
King Room
Maximum occupancy - 2 people
River View
Two queen beds. River view. Table and chairs. Television. Coffeemaker. Hair dryer. Clock radio. In-room safe. Ceiling fan. Crib (on request). Nonsmoking.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people
Preferred Room
Two queen beds. Varied view. Close to main lobby than standard room. Table and chairs. Television. Coffeemaker. Hair dryer. Clock radio. In-room safe. Ceiling fan. Crib (on request). Nonsmoking.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people
Standard View
Rooms offer views of a courtyard, garden, woodland or parking area. Features two queen beds, table and chairs, ceiling fan, vanity area with sink and a bathroom. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Banquette beds (35" x 65") may accomodate a child age 3-9 in the Alligator Bayou rooms.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

28.3855 -81.5365
Area served
WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort
Nearby airports
MCO - Orlando International Airport
Area description
DOWNTOWN DISNEY Resort Area

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 1.5 mi

Dining

Arcadian Pizza Express
Pizza delivery to Guests' rooms at Port Orleans offered from 4pm to midnight.
Boatwright's Dining Hall
Taste of Southern-style cooking and American favorites. Unique setting surrounded by shipbuilding artifacts, fireplace and view of our Southern Trace bakery.
Muddy Rivers - Ol' Man Island (Poolside)
Hot dogs, popcorn and specialty drinks.
Food Court
Burgers and chicken entrees, bakery items including cookies, ice cream and sundaes, BBQ chicken and red beans & rice, ribs, pizza, pasta and salads.
River Roost (Lounge)
Full bar, cocktail service, specialty drinks, hors d'oeuvres.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

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Guest Reviews (219)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
219 out of 219
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Marietta, GA
Nov 5, 2010

Low Cost Disney Hotel

This was a quick trip to enjoy the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. The hotel was clean - but the furnishings were a bit tired looking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lori and Gary
michigan
Feb 20, 2010

very nice

spent most of time at parks, room was always clean when we got back. staff was very helpful, good choice of resturant and entertainment

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

take disney transportation

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stepmom 722
Maine
May 3, 2009

LOVED IT AND WILL BE BACK!!!

This was the first trip alone with my stepson( his dad had to stay home and work ). Just the two of us and it was great!! The hotel was wonderful our room was just a short walk to the pool but very quiet location! The bus makes 3 or 4 stops around the resort so you never have to walk far to catch it! The food was good and there a lot of choices. We even rented the 4 wheel bikes, He thought that was great!! Don't miss the 3 otters that call the river home they are so cool to watch!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
manchester,new hampshire
May 1, 2010

great location

very helpful staff,clean rooms,great location,no transportation problems,would stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

cafe offers good fast food at fair price

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
T&M Travelers
San Diego
Nov 8, 2009

Fantastic location!

Can't beat the location. Don't understand why Disney charges for internet service ($9.95/ 24 hr period)? The transportation to and from other hotels and attractions is perfect. The grounds were gorgeous and the free boat ride to Downtown Disney was well worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Take advantage of Disney's bus system. Very efficient at this time of year.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
May 5, 2008

SOMEWHAT NICE AND FRIENDLY

THE PORT ORLEANS RIVERSIDE WAS AVERAGE FOR COMFORTABILITY.THE ROOM WAS ONLY OFFERED WITH DOUBLE BEDS,AND THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN OPTION TO GET THIS ROOM WITH A KINGSIZE BED.DINING OPTIONS WERE BELOW AVERAGE FOR A MODERATELY PRICE RESORT.OTHER THAN THESE TWO GRIPES I THINK THE RESORT WAS VERY NICE.LOCATION WAS VERY GOOD AND IT WAS REALLY NICE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THE BOAT RIDE TO DOWNTOWN DISNEY.OVERALL MY EXPERIANCE HERE WAS VERY GOOD AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THE PORT ORLEANS TO A FRIEND.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
katrincak
boca raton, florida
Nov 6, 2012

family get together

it was a beautiful hotel . you felt like you were in the wilderness. the buses to disney were great, the food court was good but expensive. the riverboat trip to downtown disney was wonderful. great resort. the only bad side was the excessive amount of walking to get anywhere ex: to pool, river, food court , lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

the riverboat ride to downtown disney was great. only 15 min beautiful ride.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
loanguy
Virginia
May 3, 2013

Nice resort but be prepared to walk

Stayed there for 5 nights in late April 2013. Resort is clean and rooms were nice but tight. The bathroom was very crammed and the beds were more like a double size mattress instead of queen sized. Bed not overly comfortable but after spending long days at the park getting a few hours sleep was not an issue. Dining Hall was adequate but a bit pricey and not a huge variety. Overall the stay was enjoyable . On short notice and travelling with a 6 year old I wanted to stay at a more kid friendly resort closer to the parks, but this one worked out fine, even though I ended up spending much more than originally planned

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

A bit of a hike to get back from bus drop off and to hotel with a tired child after spending long days at park

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
okc,ok
Mar 23, 2010

spring break with the grandson

the staff were great,friendly and helpful,and very polite.transportation options great.we even included universal studios while at disney and no troble with drop off or pick up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ny11386[@]
New York
Oct 26, 2009

Disney does it again ,,,

Friendly .. clean .. Disney style .. could not be any better ..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
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