Both excellent choices with 381-square-foot rooms, these adjoining sisters are on a pond across from the BoardWalk entertainment area (you’ll need it, since the hotels are short on decent choices for cheap food) and a short stroll away from the International Gateway exit of Epcot’s World Showcase, which brings the fun close to your room, although you can’t watch Epcot’s evening show from it. Their shared 3-acre pool area, Stormalong Bay, has sandy shores and the crazy Flying Jib waterslide that forms a straightaway shooting off the mast of a pirate ship. (It’s easily the best pool on Disney property, and it’s restricted to guests.)
The difference between the two is nearly negligible—they’re connected and many guests think they’re one giant hotel, but the Yacht Club has slightly nicer furnishings, bigger balconies, attracts slightly fewer families with kids, is a tad quieter, and is a 10-minute stroll from Epcot instead of 5 from the Beach Club. Other than that, it’s a toss-up. Both of them have layouts that confuse kids.