$170 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 9, 2015

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

4 stars
View map of 1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
288 reviews
getaway

We have been to Disney many times and stayed here all of them..We like the availability of the boat... See full review

  • Scott T.
  • Aug 24, 2015
Great place to stay for a family trip

The hotel was very nice. Clean, great service, and close to disney. See full review

  • Scott B.
  • Jul 29, 2015
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.

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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
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 Orbitz

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

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
288 out of 288
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
William S.
Family
whitehall
Aug 27, 2015

21st BD for my daughter

Hotel was beautiful along with the staff. Very large area to get around after long days in the parks. Can get very tiring. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott T.
Couples
N/A
Aug 24, 2015

getaway

We have been to Disney many times and stayed here all of them..We like the availability of the boat downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rick D.
Family
N/A
Aug 4, 2015

Great Resort but location really matters.

We have stayed here before and we love this resort. That being said, we were in a far building in a room facing the parking lot. I don't know why but this really put a damper on things. It was just too far to walk to go to the main building and the area where our room was located stunk like garbage. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to garden view or preferred or Royal. Never had a problem at these locations. We ended up leaving and went to Pop century which was great. Don't get me wrong, we love this beautiful resort, the lake, the landscaping and the food court as well as yee ha bob who entertains in the pub. The pool is fun, the staff has a few gems that go over and above. We rented one of those 4 people bikes and it was so much fun. You follow a trail and can go through it twice easily in a half hour. Not hard to pedal either. This resort is awesome, just don't get a main floor room facing the parking lot. It stunk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Happy Traveler 863
Family
Glassboro
Jul 31, 2015

Family Disney Trip

The resort is in a good location on Disney property. Some staff were rude and the room was not cleaned and restocked with coffee or cups on a daily basis. The coffee maker had a big chunk of mold growing inside. Took 2 days to get it replaced. Bathroom had black mold on the ceiling and shower surround. Wi-Fi in the room and around the pool area was terrible. I have stayed in every Disney moderate resort and a few of their deluxe resorts. This one was well below average from the others. I will be back to visit Disney, but will choose a different resort next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott B.
Family
Woodbury
Jul 29, 2015

Great place to stay for a family trip

The hotel was very nice. Clean, great service, and close to disney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
aubhc
Couples
Seymour
Jul 26, 2015

Disney Vacay

Port Orleans riverside exceeded our expectations. We picked it for its value but we're pleasantly surprised with all it had to offer. The landscaping was beautiful and added so much to the feel of the resort. We had a smaller quieter pool near our room that was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KT2016
Couples
Arlington
Jul 21, 2015

Great spring break!

This hotel is beautiful! A little far from the parks but more than enough to keep you busy while on property. Food options were good. Pools were great. Staff was just amazing- Disney does a great job with this! Buses run very well during the day, getting back at night after the fireworks is always a challenge. Sometimes it was easier and more relaxing to take a bus to Downtown Disney and then take a boat back to the hotel- probably not great for family but since it was just the two of us it was actually nice to get a night cap and then go back with out all the chaos.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jacob
Couples
Mount Prospect
Jul 12, 2015

Great Value on Disney Grounds

Young couple stayed 2 nights for MK and Epcot. Overall great experience, first time staying here. Greeted at the entrance and escorted to check in, pre checked us in via iPad to save time while in line (short wait) and transferred us to the desk agent. Fitted us with our magic bands which worked very well. More of a low key Disney resort which we liked after a long day of walking at the parks. Room was clean and updated, short walk to hotel restaurant and bus stop to parks. Didn't take the ferry to downtown Disney but a nice convenience. Room was set back a bit of a walk from parking, I could see how families w kids might not like how spread out the grounds are but we didn't mind. Best value for a Disney mid tier resort, would stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveldini
Family
N/A
Jul 8, 2015

Beautiful Grounds

The resort is meticulously kept. The rooms are large and the beds are comfortable. The housekeeping service does a wonderful job and are very friendly. There are a lot of walking paths and you can grab the boat to Downtown Disney and save yourself the hassle of trying to park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tim L
Family
Phiadelphia
Jun 21, 2015

Quality and great bang for the buck

The Port Orleans Riverside is a moderately priced hotel, which caters to families. The grounds are exquisite, and the staff exceeded expectations. Though family oriented, a poolside bar allowed parents to responsibly enjoy a few cocktails, while the kids had an awesome time in the pool. Plenty of shady spots for folks, who like to keep out of the sun. The cafeteria style River Side Mills is a savior to feed the kids before and after the Disney parks. Lots of food choices, and a nice general store - just beautiful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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