Reviews of Caribbean Beach Resort (Moderate Resort)
A Disney Moderate Resort
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 12/27/2019
Rating: (2) Not Recommended
They have ruined this resort with the rehab. The food at the food court is served cold, and is very uninspired. Seating area in food court is much smaller than it was and way more crowded. I loved the feel of the old Olde Port Royale. It was homey and comfortable. Now it is stiff and trying to imitate a much higher scale facility. There was a lovely view out the back of OPR to the waterfront. Now you get the back of the bistro. And the theme and visual of escaping to a Caribbean hideaway is gone with that monstrosity that is the Riviera resort. Stayed there for 13 years in a row up until the construction in 2017. Went back in 2018. Never again. :(
Pros:Banana Cabana upgrade is nice. I suppose access to Skyliner.
Cons:Anything associated with the 2017 rehab.
Reviewed by castlefan Review Date: 12/18/2019
Rating: (9) Recommended
Wow! What a beautiful resort CBR has become! I wanted a tropical paradise for Christmas, and I got one. We had a room in Jamaica 42, which was close to the Skyliner hub and fronted on a beautiful beach with hammocks and lounge chairs (we had a pool/water view). We had no time for the pool, but the quiet pool was very close, and there was a mug refill station in building 43 just around the corned from our room. There were groups of annoying preteen girls around the place, but I don't think they paid the extra for a water view, so were not near us. That being said, our room on the first floor was very quiet. The only disruption was the nightly fireworks from The Studios and Epcot if we were in bed by 9:30! The beds were extremely comfortable with plenty of pillows. I loved it there.
Pros:Beautiful, tropical grounds; Skyliner hub; very comfortable and quiet room.
Cons:The place IS very spread out (hence the quiet), so choose the area you want to be in, but be prepared to pay a tad more for it.
Reviewed by magicalcouple Review Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: (7) Recommended
We stayed during Halloween for 3 nights in the Aruba section this, very near the Epcot skyliner. While for 3 nights, this area was fine, I would not have liked it for a week trip or longer. The cast were friendly and the grounds are beautiful! Our room showed some major wear and tear though- dusty, old, paint coming off inside and outside. The walk to Old Port Royale is beautiful, if not a little long from where our room was in Aruba. The pool was spectacular though! The skyliner was a wonderful service, when it was running (which wasn't always). The bus system was rough though. 55 minutes from Magic Kingdom to the last stop felt long. Still, a lovely resort.
Pros:Grounds, Beaches, Pools, Skyliner
Cons:Size, Bus stops!!!, Bus trip length, wear and tear inside and out of rooms
Reviewed by BrerR Review Date: 09/23/2019
Rating: (8) Recommended
This was my 2nd stay at this resort. The 1st time was over 10 years ago for only 2 days. We stayed here this time for 7 days in Trinidad in the pirate themed rooms. We were a group of adults and this was perfect for us. I loved the theming and since we each had our own pirate bed we didn’t find the beds small. They were also very soft which I loved. The room we had was very close to the bus stop, there was a coke machine near to fill our cups and water to fill our bottles prior to going to the parks. The pool and small restaurant were also nearby.
Pros:Great Caribbean feel and quiet compared to value resorts. If you don’t want to go to the main restaurant or pool too often Trinidad 3761 was a great location. iIt was nice to have a bus stop very close when you are at the parks most of the time. I loved the feeling of this resort and it will be great when the skyline opens.
Cons:The main quick service restaurant at Old Port Royal had sub par food. The park food was much better everywhere. It seemed that all food came in pre-packaged and was heated. Cold pizza slice, and the lasagna looked like a TV dinner. The bus system also was a lot slower than the value buses. One day we waited 45 minutes at Magic Kingdom from the time the previous bus left. Maybe all buses are slower now?
Reviewed by SNT Review Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: (3) Not Recommended
We stayed here for one night while the resort was under construction (August 2018) so perhaps things have improved but this experience was terrible.
Our room was not ready by 3 pm and we never received a text telling us our room was ready. So we ended up just going to the resort.
We had spent the past few nights at AKL, where everything is relatively close and straightforward. This resort was confusing from moment one!
First, we didn’t know where to get off the bus to see about our room. Then we walked around aimlessly for several minutes until we found someone to ask. The check in was being conducted in a room of the hotel!
The buildings are dated and I couldn’t shake the feeling that we were at a seedy motel. Everything looked dingy and old.
This resort is a series of several buildings (you will have long bus rides between buildings before leaving the property!).
The rooms are pretty terrible and again, felt very motel-like. Small bathroom, no individual soaps or shampoos, instead they were pumps- which really grossed me out (thank goodness I brought my own toiletries). Ugly curtains, large air conditioning unit, dated colors and unattractive lights.
Cons:The confusing set up of the resort, the ugly buildings, the motel- feel of the resort, the transportation, the ugly pools (the main pool being the exception)
Reviewed by Lunarpark76 Review Date: 04/24/2019
Rating: (6) Not Recommended
I will start with the positives: Great Food, Great Theme, Comfy Room. However, the biggest problem with this resort is the multiple Bus Stop locations. We felt you had to walk miles to get to the nearest bus stop and when you finally get on a bus, there are multiple stops before you start heading to your destination. This is equally maddening when returning from the parks on Dad duty, and you are wedged in a corner of the bus holding all the backpacks and strollers and just want to get to our stop and are afraid the stroller may smack someone in the head but at this point I'm to crammed in to do anything about it anyways. Pro tip.....We started grabbing an Uber at night to avoid all of this. I would recommend staying at a Port Orleans instead. But not when we go because I don't want it crowded.
Pros:Great Food, Great Theme, Comfy Room
Reviewed by Lauren kilpatrick Review Date: 04/17/2019
Rating: (10) Recommended
Great resort nice theme
Pros:Great theme and great disney feel
Reviewed by SHERPER96 Review Date: 04/17/2019
Rating: (9) Recommended
I’ll preface by admitting I’m a die hard CB fan. Been staying here since 1993. Our family loves the resort for it’s spread out feel and Caribbean flare. I must admit this last stay in April 2019, while good, was a bit disappointing to see the new Riviera Vacation resort under construction and huge gondola poles directly next to our village building. The gondola poles are now going across the once serene private resort.
Pros:Nice moderate. Rooms nice size and bathroom has double sinks with adequate counter space.
Cons:The new different view with giant gondola poles.
Reviewed by backtodisney2 Review Date: 03/09/2019
Rating: (8) Recommended
We just completed our 3rd stay at this resort, first time as just 2 adults, and we were able to book a king room. The bus service from Martinique was excellent, we did feel sorry for folks at some other stops. They could be very crowded and/or skipped altogether as the bus would be full. Construction is taking place on the new hotel, and the skyliner but it does not impact guests at CB. The new bar area is quite nice, but the food court didn't seem to improve with the new layout. It has very limited choices, but easy enough to wait until you get to the parks. Overall, it's still a very nice place to stay, housekeeping tries to amuse guests with towel animals etc, and all cast members greet you and offer assistance.
Pros:Very short bus ride to Epcot and HS. It is a moderate making the price more reasonable to vacation here.
Cons:Sheer size of this resort, and I would suspect that the Skyliner could make this an even busier resort
Reviewed by Thomas4 Review Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: (9) Recommended
Great resort. Nice, large, clean rooms!