So I don’t know if people was keeping up with my latest Disney adventures on Instagram (@what_becky_did) ; ) but we had a 2 night stay at Disney’s Beach club Resort. Upon arrival, we was upgraded to Concierge level! I personally haven’t stayed at this level, but my parents have. There was no mention of why, or magic moments etc. – it just happened!
Honestly still cant believe it (especially when I looked at the price later!). I was walking on air, whilst also secretly thinking someone was going to say they made a mistake!
When I did a little research/digging I found out others who stayed a very few amount of nights also got upgraded.
We was escorted up to the Stone Harbor Club (which dontcha know requires a tap of your magicband/keycard to press the button!). We sat in the lounge whilst waiting to check in. The cast member that did check us in – Tabia was amazing. She LOVED Disney and was just so excited about it all and had lots of tours.
Anyway, concierge level basically means you have a separate check in (with chairs and everything!), dedicated cast members at all hours, access to a lounge which has 24/7 hot drinks and also 4 times a day complementary fresh food and drinks are available and you can help yourself. Below was the timings:
Continental breakfast 7.00am-10.30am
Light snacks 11.30am-4.00pm
Hor d’oeuvres & beverages (wine etc) 5.00pm-7.00pm
Desserts and cordials 8.00pm-10.00pm
The lounge also had a tv, board games, this one had a balcony, a coffee machine. I also saw a small fridge stocked with Mickey Bars.
It was actually really nice snacky food, and it changed each day too! The cast members bought out the food, and then was like a mini buffet. The only time they stayed was at 5pm to pour you a drink – glass of wine, get you a beer, and again at 8pm for a short while to pour the liquer, but then the drinks was left after.
One evening we had gone for a walk around The Boardwalk but had started storming, so I suggested we went back and grabbed some desserts. So we went back to the lounge, each grabbed a plate and a hot drink, and watched fireworks from our balcony – I had created my own dessert party!
At the Beach Club, it seemed like the whole floor was club level and there was quite a few rooms. There was fresh water with fruit near the lifts and the cast members at the desk always greeted you as you walked by.
Turn down service was also offered and I had a chocolate on my pillow!
All in all, I really enjoyed the experience, I think it forced you to slow down and have some chill time. It felt more grown up and adult, and not so rushed (especially in the morning’s). I again personally could have done without kids there (I know I sound grumpy and I’m at Walt Disney World, but I just want ONE child-free area!!).
If you are a light eater, this is perfect for you, as you could then not eat at the parks and save some money there, but if you are a big eater – this will not be sufficient. There are no mickey waffles or huge breakfast items, its a very very light dinner etc.
But it worked for us, as we could eat and go, and then still eat during the day. But knowing we could still have access to foods without a queue in the evening was lovely!
I also had some snacks and a glass of wine before hitting a park in the evening – that wine which would have easily been $8 a glass.
I wish there had been some more comfier chairs as it was nice just to sit down for half hour and just have some quiet moments. I’ve tried goggling and searching images for the other lounges to see how they look (I’m very nosey).
I also really liked Beach Club in general – it crept quickly into my top 3 resorts! I had previously stayed at Yacht Club years ago, but been waiting patiently to get back there. The location, theming, even the general architecture of the building and we didn’t even get to the pool!
I’m also very grateful for the extra sprinkling of pixie dust we got for those few days! I got to experience something new that wasn’t even on my Disney Bucket list 🙂
I liked it from what you can see! Have you stayed at Concierge level? Did you like it? Want to do it again? Curious to hear about other resorts!