The Port Orleans French Quarter Hotel is a Moderate Resort at Walt Disney World!
Location: Disney Springs Resort area
Port Orleans French Quarter Hotel – Revel in the romance and pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter at this Moderate Resort hotel, where cobblestone streets, gas lamps, wrought-iron balconies and fragrant magnolia blossoms evoke the Antebellum era and colorful Mardi Gras characters and jazz keep things lively. Then stroll along the lushly landscaped Sassagoula River to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, where the bayou beckons, as do Cajun and Creole specialties.
This is one of our favorite Moderate Resort hotels at Walt Disney World! If you want a real Bayou experience with relaxation this is the place for you. This southerly resort has a lot to offer including strolls along the river, creole dining and a boat ride to Disney Springs.
The main house includes the lobby which is really open and spacious, dining restaurants, marina, bike rentals and the main store where you can purchase merchandise and other food items. One of our favorite things to do is rent a surrey bike from here and ride along the dock and the path by the river. It’s a lot of fun! Make sure you bring at least 3 other people with you though.
Right off the back of the main house is a pool which features a really fun water slide, pool bar and a playground. The pool area is on a little island surrounded by a lake which offers great views and makes for a fun time. Be sure to try the pools lava smoothie (non-alcoholic). It’s a fantastic drink.
The resort itself is fairly small compared to most of the Moderate Resorts which we love. Buildings 2 and 5 are ideal for most guests as they are right behind the lobby house and as close to the main pool as you can get. Buildings 3 and 4 would be the next best buildings to stay in. Building 4 is the closest to the bus stop with just a short walk across a parking lot.
Buildings 6, 7 and 1 are the furthest from the pool, lobby and bus station. The ideal room is in buildings 2 and 5 with a River View.
To take the boat to Disney Springs head to the back of the resort, past the pool area. The boat runs every 15-20 minutes and makes some stops at Treehouse Villas and Saratoga Springs but ultimately it will take you about 20-25 minutes to get to Disney Springs. A word of caution, the last boat back has a long line and most people get turned away so either catch an earlier boat or plan to take a taxi or bus back to the hotel.
Port Orleans French Quarter Hotel offers several great dining locations including Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. This quick service dining location serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers some great meal choices including southern favorites like jambalaya, shrimp po boy, fried chicken and ribs.
One of our favorite places to go to in the evenings is Scat Cat’s Club where you can grab some amazing drinks and enjoy a night of live jazz in a relaxing atmosphere. Try the Southern Hurricane! If you’re looking for small plates the bar also offers them including wings, chicken alfredo flatbread and mardi gra fritters.
The Port Orleans French Quarter Hotel has a sister resort next door called Port Orleans Riverside. While they share the same area both offer different experiences to their guests. Out of the two we like staying at French Quarter more because it offers a more intimate setting with less rooms and buildings.
Boat ride to Disney Springs.
Lot’s a walking paths alongs the river.
Really fun pools close to all the buildings.
Marina with boat and bike rentals.
Restaurants have great food and service.
Not real close to any of the parks.
Which means lots of busing.
Bus makes several stops within the resort and Riverside.
Port Orleans French Quarter Room Rates
Room rates for French Quarter start at $199 per night plus taxes and go up from there. The average price for a standard room is $245 plus taxes. During a special offer you can pay as low as $199 per night but more likely you will pay $231 per night plus taxes. The most you would pay for a room is $294 per night plus taxes. Weekends are typically more expensive than Mon-Thurs.