Those looking for a family-friendly hotel near Disney will love the convenience of Disney's Beach Club Resort. Former visitors report the hotel is often crowed, but it is well worth putting up with the crowds to enjoy the comfortable accommodations and the easy to reach the park location. The resort is beach-themed, so while you are focused on the theme park, you can still enjoy the fact you are staying in the Sunshine State. It is considered one of the Epcot Area Resorts and is located right on Crescent Lake. You can reach either Epcot's International Gateway park entrance or the Disney Hollywood Studio's by walking from the hotel. There is also boat transportation available to Epcot and the rest of Disney. The hotel is a New England-style deluxe resort, surrounded by oak trees and the lakeshore. The lake is a popular feature of the resort and many families enjoy fishing and renting watercraft while visiting. The Stormalong Bay is a waterpark on the grounds that features a lazy river, waterfalls, a waterslide, a tanning deck, and the Hurricane Hanna's Grill, offering poolside bar and restaurant services. The resort features 576 guest rooms, as well as a variety of nearby dining, business, and leisure amenities.