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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
190 reviews
Great place to stay

Loved the royal room with fireworks in the headboard. Great staff, clean, comfortable room. Short... See full review

  • BeeNme
  • Apr 9, 2014
great family vacation

Everything was perfect. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was very clean and had... See full review

  • Candy T
  • Apr 6, 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 (190)

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

Overall score

4 / 5
190 out of 190
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

5
Weluvdiz
Tampa Bay, FL
May 9, 2009

Family Fun at Riverside

We have been vacationing at Disney's Riverside (f/k/a "Dixie Landings") resort for 11 years and have stayed countless times. From the location, to amenities, to Piano Man ([...]) playing on Friday & Saturday nights, you cannot get more value for your money.

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

5
FullWeezy
Jacksonville,FL
Sep 2, 2009

The Great Getaway

It's a Disney resort, so we would expect the best, but somehow it still exceeded our expectations. While we were there we enjoyed the pools (5 total and one with a water slide), the free boat cruise which took us to French Quarter resort and Down Town Disney, fishing (where my mother caught 2 brim in 30 minutes time), and the live entertainment of "YeHaa Bob" right at our hotel. On the weekends there is a guy named "YeHaa Bob" that plays piano, sings, cracks jokes and gets the entire room involved in his act. It was family safe and fun! I already have recommended this hotel to my friends. Make sure when you stay at Port Orleans Riverside you plan some time just to relax and take in all the amenities. Most people that go to Disney are too busy at the parks to enjoy the hotel, but that would be a big mistake if you stayed at Port Orleans Riverside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: In Hotel

In the "River Roost" which is in the lobby, on weekend nights starting at 8:30pm there is a live entertainer called "YeHaa Bob". It's free and he's been playing there for the past 12 years, so you know he's good. Really its a lot of fun and its family safe.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
Emma Lou
CT
Feb 15, 2013

Beautiful and relaxing

Gorgeous room, peaceful setting along the Sassagoula River in magical Walt Disney World. I would definitely return!

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

5
Anonymous
Spring Hill, FL
Feb 1, 2010

Wonderful for young and young at heart!

We did request to be closer to the amenities and still had a lovely room with a river view. The boat trip to and from Disney Village made our shopping and dining very convenient. We enjoyed the theater Cirque Du Soleil and dinner at Portabello's."River Roost" [...] was the entertainer and superb for all ages. Kids and adults were dancing and singing along. Get an early seat in the lounge. The staff was both helpful and accomodating. Thank you for a wonderful birthday event.

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

5
Duckies75
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 28, 2013

Excellent

Very clean and quiet environment. Smooth and fast service. Airline tickets were printed out and given to us (hanging on the front door in the morning!) the day we departure. We definitely come back to this hotel again!

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

Food (breakfast) and the services at the Riverside's food court is no good, and it's expensive.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
matt_panther
deltona, Florida
May 26, 2009

Great place to stay

This is a great place. We stayed in the bayou. Although a farther walk to the lobby and waterside pool, it is much more quiet and secluded. The main pool has a water slide that is open when lifeguards are on duty apx. 10qm-7pm. The quick service dining area has a wide assortment of options and the casual dining has tasty moderately price food. There is a lot of places to walk and jog in this resort. The ferry goes to downtown disney and the french quarter, it's a nice ride. A family could surely spend a full day hanging out at the resort and taking a boat ride to downtown disney, there is a neat lego exhibit/store and other fun stuff, best of all no tickets needed. A child entertainer works nights on odd days in the front lobby, he starts around 8:30. Port Orleans is our favorite moderate resort.

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

Plan for a day just hanging out at the resort and free areas (Boardwalk or downtown disney). It is great to just relax and not have to rush for attractions and food lines.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
Jojo Bermuda
Bermuda
Nov 4, 2013

Family fun vacation

Perfect, perfect , perfect. Location just a river boat ride to down town Disney, which is was lovely and relaxing. The hotel is on a beautiful winding river with great views, the French quarter next door, the Saratoga resort next to that. Amenities are open to all guests that stay in each of these hotels, so bonus if you want a spa treatment. Staff friendly happy and knowledgable. A totally family friendly environment. Would go back and stay again. The only down side was the dining, a bit too crowded, but good value.

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

Bus to the parks are very short and frequent .

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
Traveling Mema
Long Island NY
Jun 2, 2013

Family vacation

Good solid beautiful Disney resort. Great value for the money

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

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Sep 6, 2009

Birthday Fun

The stay was great. There was a wait to check in but afterwards everything was fine. We found our room easily and were welcomed to our room by a mickey towel animal. Our room was close to both the lobby and the bus stop so we had no trouble. There is really nothing to complain about. The grounds are beautiful and you really feel like you are in a southern neighborhood along a river.

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

Reviewer score

4
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.

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