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Hotel overview

Two distinct areas combine to give Disney’s Port Orleans Resort a special Cajun flair. Return to the elegant and charming days of riverboats and Mark Twain. Courtly pillars, grand staircases and splendid gardens blend with the Mississippi-style waterways and gracious Southern hospitality. Or, relax in Big Easy atmosphere as intricate railings, cobblestone streets and courtyards of flowers capture the spirit and romance of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Dine on Creole delicacies, plunge in Doubloon Lagoon and relish the Mardi Gras festive fun. It’s a great way to add a little spice to your vacation.

Location

Downtown Disney® Resort Area
Daytona Beach, FL - Daytona Beach Internation(DAB) : 72 miles
Orlando, FL - Orlando International Airport (MCO) : 30 miles
Tampa, FL - Tampa International Airport (TPA) : 78 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1992
Last Renovation: 2005
Accessible rooms: 22
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 2048

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Smoking Policy - All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy - Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements - A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy - Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes - Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 10366 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Top end moderate resort

    Stayed here for 2 weeks with my wife, a great Disney hotel which having stayed in a deluxe hotel its definitely at the high end of the moderate hotels. Boat to Disney springs in fantastic. My only gripe is that all rooms have inter-connecting doors with no sound proofing so you can hear everything from the room next door. Having said that it’s probably our new favourite Disney resort.

    Apr 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Disney Resort for Families & Couples

    We stayed here during Easter weekend. It is a beautiful southern themed property spread over a vast area. It has different themed cottages with a pool for each set . Out of the total 6 pools we just used the main pool . We stayed at the Alligator Bayou villa facing the river & had a beautiful view. The Boatwrights Dining Hall needs reservation & has a bar , Riverside the main food court has many options & the poolside bar 'Muddy Rivers' has amazing cocktails. They also have a shop with disney merch. Luggage can be moved by asking for buggy service. A scenic 10 min walk will take you to the French quarters which can also be reached in horse carriage(needs booking) or a ferry by the river which leaves every 20 mins. We had a dinner at the French Quarter food court which was similar to the one at Riverside. Their Mardi Grogs bar is located close to the pool & ferry & faces the river. Shelly the bartender was friendly & fun to chat with. The French Quarter has a better pool with a slide but the Riverside has prettier cottages. Both the places have movie nights on outdoor screen which is fun to watch while lounging on the lawns. They provide room cleaning service on alternate days which isn't convenient as the resort guests are mostly families with young kids. Overall we loved our stay at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside.

    Apr 10, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort!

    We used a travel agent to help us prepare for our Disney trip, and this was one of her suggestions for a moderately priced on property stay. Riverside did not disappoint. We had a preferred room which put us near the hotel lobby area. We were in alligator bayou in building 27, and in my opinion, it was perfect. It was close to the lobby, the larger pool, the food places. There is a welcome message on your TV when you get it. We checked in several days prior to arrival and had our room number texted to us the day of arrival so we went straight to our rooms. We did have magic bands that let us in but I believe you can also use your phones. We didn't have to go to the lobby for check in. Room was smaller than what I thought average rooms are but it also had a table with two chairs. It had the pull down 5th sleeper as well. The actual shower and toilet area is TINY but the sink area is larger and has a nice area to put your luggage and hang some clothes. Also a curtain to pull across so you can dress privately. We were near another pool as well that was quieter and more laid back but with little kids, the large pool with slide was a hit. There are several bus stop as this is a large resort, we used the one outside of the lobby entrance but coming back from the parks they dropped us at a different one. It was a little further walk but still not bad. Beautiful grounds. Food & drink - expensive but expected. There is quick service, a lounge, a restaurant, and a bar with a light selection of food at the pool. French quarter is about a 15 min walk. Very pleased with this resort and would stay there again.

    Apr 04, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spring break Disney trip

    The grounds of this Disney resort are very nice and well kept. Our room was in a nice spot and close to the north bus stop & transportation was never an issue. Always a bus coming (multiple bus stops here so factor that in to your time and stay) The food court mobile ordering was SO slow. I've never experienced this at other Disney resorts, but it was almost ridiculous how long that took. Our trip was over spring break & this resort always seemed BUSY. Pool filled, chairs taken, line at the pool bar down the stairs. When housekeeping came they did the CUTEST display on our beds with our kids stuffed animals - that made their day! It's a very nice resort & there wasn't anything "wrong" but I'm just not sure if we would stay again.

    Apr 01, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice grounds and pool, average rooms with limited housekeeping, awful food options

    First time at Disney and our travel agent recommended this resort due to the close proximity to the parks we opted to visit. We stayed here during Spring Break, week of March 18th, 2024 which was a very busy time for this hotel. Although the grounds are beautiful, the hotel room (we paid extra for preferred) was just ok. We asked for a corner room on the second floor and got it - glad to have no neighbors on one side as the walls are paper thin. We had a fold down bed and used to put our luggage on it which worked out well. We stayed Monday through Friday and house keeping only came once to empty trash and restock towels. We had to ask them to service our room more than once during a week long stay and I'd expected better from a Disney resort. I'd also say the absolute worst part about this resort for us was the food or lack thereof. We stopped in the main food court each day for Breakfast and had a hard time finding something on the menu that didn't taste like school cafeteria food and we are not picky eaters. I have gluten allergies but everyone else in our family can eat whatever they want but I was better off eating at the parks as they had more options for me. Everyone tried something different to eat on a daily basis and we never found something passable the entire time we were there aside from fresh fruit in the cooler or a yoghurt parfait but who can eat that all week long? The only drinkable coffee is the one they make in the dessert area that you have to pay extra for but it was worth the money if you wanted decent coffee. Seriously, for the price, this was a major draw back since we bought the dining plan too which I wouldn't do again. The issue for us was any egg based dishes had a weird taste and when talking with other guests who had smaller children they all agreed. Pancakes, omelettes, etc. anything egg based had a weird after taste. We strongly suspected it was because they must not be using real eggs or some type of egg substitute because the taste was just meh. They also serve potato barrels or tater tots with every single meal. I tried asking for getting fresh fruit instead of potato barrels once but the food court staff had a real language problem as most staff there only spoke Spanish so needless to say my request was not understood and therefore not honored. The boat ride connection to Disney Spring Mall was nice but again, that's about where the pluses end - we will look for other options on our next trip to Disney.

    Mar 27, 2024