Sunday, August 4, 2019

Review: Port Orleans French Quarter

I've always liked the small resorts. Port Orleans French Quarter is a small moderate resort on Walt Disney World property, so I'm always glad when I can stay there. Here's how I decide which resort I'll be staying at: I call Disney and ask what the cheapest resort is with the military discount. Last time we went to Walt Disney World, it was Coronado Springs. (See my review on that resort here.) This time it was Port Orleans French Quarter, which I was excited about. We stayed there in 2008 and 2015, and I was impressed. We also stayed at Port Orleans Riverside and while it was peaceful, it was a bit too large for my taste.

So anyway, this time it was Port Orleans French Quarter, and it's a gorgeous resort.





We had a water view, so our room faced the river:




Our room was a good size, with two queen beds:




Of course when you're in New Orleans, there are beads, so these were left on the table:







One of the perks of staying at a Port Orleans resort is that you can take a riverboat cruise to Disney Springs and Port Orleans Riverside:





We did take the River Cruise to Disney Springs, and it was a quick 20 minute ride. But take note: if there is a storm coming or happening, the boats don't run.









The food court also has a variety of choices and is large and spacious:











They have something called a Beignet Burger that my son tried. He said it was delicious. (The bun is made of beignets and it's just a regular burger.)





And yes, they also have beignets shaped like Mickey:






Since the resort is smaller, it truly is quiet and relaxing to walk around. You don't always run into a ton of people. This was the walk down to our room. It was about 3 minutes from the Food Court and maybe about 5 from the bus stops.




And yes, there is a pool:








If you want, you can even walk to Port Orleans Riverside. We did this and it took about 10 minutes. Plus it was a lovely walk.















(We stayed in the "princess" rooms at Port Orleans Riverside when we were there in 2013. They are stunning, and the headboard lights up! This was not the cheapest room with a military discount, but my daughter really wanted to stay here.)





If I ever had to pick where I wanted to stay, I won't lie, it would be the Grand Floridian or the Polynesian, but unfortunately we aren't related to a Kardashian, so we can't afford it. However, I am grateful Disney does Military Discounts and I am always happy when they say Port Orleans French Quarter is the most affordable. You can easily get to the food court and the buses without having to walk a long way.


There is tons to see and do there despite it being small:





There are things going on each day:





And yup, there's even an arcade:




Would we stay here again? Absolutely!








Have you ever stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter? To stay there, call 407-939-4277.





41 comments:

  1. I love the theming of all the resorts. We've never been to that one!

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  2. That resort seems to have everything and is a good change from the big hotels on property. I would love to sample some of those great meals while I wa s there.

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  3. This looks like the perfect place to stay when visiting Disney. I love the view of the river from your spacious room.

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  4. this has been on my bucket list forever- ahhh- loving all your pictures and what a wonderful time! that view of the river is sooo pretty!

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  5. Disney has so many cool hotels. If money was not an issue, I would stay at many of them.

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  6. The history and culture in New Orleans makes it one place I am dying to visit. I'll take these recommendations into consideration!

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  7. I have never been in New Orleans and to do something like this at Disney would be fun to explore. I am hoping at some point soon in the future we can go to New Orleans and to Disney LOL.

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  8. OMG New Orleans is so beautiful, the bignet look incredible

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  9. Port Orleans French Quarter looks like an awesome place to visit. I've never been here and you've now made me realize I need to add it to my travel bucket list. Looks like a fun time.

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful resort. I don't hear about it as much as the other Disney resorts but it looks like a great place to stay.

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  11. We've only stayed in Riverside but I love sneaking over to POFQ for the beignets! They are so tasty!

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  13. I have never been to New Orleans, and this sounds like it would be a fun place to visit. Looks like you guys had a great time. I know my kids would really like it.

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  14. I've never been to New Orleans but I've heard nothing but good things about it. My husband went to New Orleans last year and my friend went this summer, they both really enjoyed the food and everything there was to do there!

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  15. I love beignets and have never thought of using them as a burger bun! How interesting! And so great that you got a touch of NoLa on the trip!

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  16. Port Orleans French Quarter looks amazing place to spend some quality time with friends and family. I will love to spend time here.

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  17. It really looks as a great place to visit. Hope you had great time xoxox

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  18. I always like to spend time in resorts which has beautiful outdoors.This resort is with such a beautiful outdoor views.Good for a family getaway...

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  19. I have never been there but definitely a great, relaxing and refreshing place to visit. I am wishing to have a chance to explore that beautiful place of New Orleans.

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  20. I love Disney’s resorts! This one looks really nice!

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  21. Looks like a wonderful place to visit with family. I like that almost everything is Disney themed. Quite a simple holiday but remarkable.

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  22. I, too, prefer small resorts over the crowded big ones. Although, there may not be as much do at them they always seem to offer the best overall experience.

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  23. Wonderful..Glad you shared this amazing list. I am a travel bug and looking forward to experiencing this place later this year this list will help me out.

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  24. Oh my goodness what a beautiful place. I would love to be able to check this out sometime. You're giving me the travel bug!

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  25. I've been in the area before but have never stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter. I'm going to have to change that next time. The views are divine and so relaxing and it looks like a fun place to visit.

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  26. What a lovely place! I'd go for a walk to the riverside too. The views look beautiful and that bridge is adorable.

    -LYNNDEE

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  27. That looks like a great place to stay! I much prefer a smaller, quieter place, although the Polynesian does look luxurious.

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  28. Such a gorgeous place! We love New Orleans!

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  29. This looks fantastic! The pictures and descriptions were beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. It is so quaint and cute. I think I would prefer Port Orleans French Quarter because it seems to be a quiet spot to stay and I dislike huge crowds. The facilities look great as well.

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  31. I bet the food here is amazing. I just love all of the details that Disney puts into their resorts.

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  32. I'd go just for the beignets! A military family I was just talking with loves Shades of Green (something like that) over by the Polynesian. I'd never heard of it, but you can walk to the monorail station (win!).

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  33. I have been to Disney a # of times, but never stayed at Port Orleans! It does look like so much fun and a great place to stay!!!

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  34. I'll have to keep this resort in mind if I ever visit Walt Disney World! It looks like a great place to stay at.

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  35. I've been to Disney a couple times, but have never stayed at a resort. Port Orleans looks like such a nice place to stay.

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  36. I have always wanted to visit New Orleans! This place looks amazing, I am sure that my kids would love to stay there!

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  37. This sounds like a cool resort to go! Love the Mickey beignets and your pictures are super vivid! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I have always wanted to visit New Orleans but have not had an opportunity too yet. Hopefully someday soon

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  39. Disney does such a great job translating a theme into every one of their resorts. I haven't stayed at Port Orleans but it looks like a nice quiet place to enjoy your vacation.

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  40. That button is perfect! I love the review of this place the Essence of New Orleans is captured greatly here.

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  41. This place looks magical in so many ways. I think this is going to be so much fun having kids around. Reminds me of finding mickey back in the day.

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