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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.

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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

4
Rodperri
Miami, FL
Oct 27, 2009

Good Deal

The hotel was great and the staff very friendly, as is usually the case at Disney. Clean rooms and the usual Disney efficiency. The only couple of minuses were 1) the distance from the rooms to the reception and 2) the food, which was awful.

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

Boat to Downtown Disney is great. especially for the kids.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Richmond, va
Jun 23, 2009

Vacation in Magicland

The hotel was average to above average. Actually, we did not spend that much time in the room. However,getting from hotel to parks is time consuming. I was at Disney four years ago and I didn't remember spending as much time waiting for transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge was exceptional. Food was excellent and view of animals was awsome.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
ghostDo
Short Hills, NJ
Oct 31, 2012

Amazing staff, Outdated room, high score overall.

We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights for WDW, of course. Staff members were amazing since minute one, very friendly and eager to help. Room was a little outdated. We stayed at the Acadian House, but I think this applies to all rooms in the hotel, (stayed at the Alligator Bayou before, and it look about the same) Pool water was not warm enough for the cold weather during our visit. (end of October) The food court opens till midnight which is great if you forgot dinner after fireworks. A little expensive though, but expected for anyting within the WDW area. Otherwise you can take a short 10 minute drive (if you rent a car) and find some fast food, chinese food around the area.

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

Reviewer score

4
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
Frequent Disneyite12
Bloomington, IN
Dec 5, 2012

Typical Disney

Have stayed at this hotel several time, and have always enjoyed it. Great location and nice rooms.

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

Reviewer score

4
I like vacation
Plymouth, MA
Mar 26, 2013

Loved it.

I've been to Disney many times in the past. The past couple of times I've stayed at a moderate resort. This is by far my favorite moderate resort. Loved the theme. All of the buildings were plantation mansions. Very appealing to walk around. The boat to downtown disney also was an added bonus. If you're looking for a decent quick meal for breakfast and lunch, the cafe was reasonably priced. Would definitely stay here again.

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

If you want a seat on the bus or don't want it to be full, catch the bus at the south entrance near the main lobby.

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Charleston, WV
Jul 26, 2010

Disney At Its Best!

The Port Orleans Riverside is lovely, with easy access to all Disney theme parks via free buses, and river access to Downtown Disney on free water taxis. Lovely river walks and gorgeous pool area. Staff is superb!

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

Reviewer score

4
Angela
Tulsa, OK
Apr 9, 2008

needs updating

This room needed new beds and some new paint. The halls were somewhat dirty, but overall the hotel was clean. Could have used more people at check in--we waited over 30 min. Good location and free parking was a plus. Buses to the parks convenient, but Port Orleans needs a sit down eatery that stays open after 10:00. Beds needed fitted sheets as the sheets constantly pulled out and our room was missed one day on service. Overall stay was pleasant and a fair value for Disney. Mini fridge was included in the room as was a small coffee maker.

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

Reviewer score

4
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
Literate14817
Ohio
Dec 29, 2013

1st Disney Trip

Good stay, a little pricey for food and beverage. Room was clean and comfortable.

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