The bottom line, of all the resorts Mary Ann and I have stayed at on Walt Disney World property, Port Orleans French Quarter (POFQ) is now our favorite. We were there in December 2009, and found this resort to be comfortable, quiet, very pretty and romantic… just the right size to return to from a long day at the parks. Of course there are things I would have liked to see a little different, but overall we’re big fans of Moderate resorts, of which the Port Orleans pair and especially POFQ are vacation spots unto themselves.
This is actually not the first time I’ve written about Port Orleans French Quarter (POFQ). During the first month of A World View, on January 16, 2010 I posted an article that featured this resort and its special bakery highlight, the Beignets. These hand-held (and messy) delights are just heavenly and a “must try” for every visit, even it you don’t stay at this resort. Check out the article and the photo of this scrumptious, flaky pastry buried in powdered sugar.
POFQ is well liked by many visitors, such as my favorite Disney podcaster Lou Mongello. It is highly-rated by official sources and most people say they will come back. Trip Advisor posts it as number 72 of 348 Orlando Hotels. AllEars.Net readers rate it 8.68 of 10.0 and Dis Boards posters give it 9.1 of 10 points. And here's a little more on the Moderate Resorts from Only WDWorld
Let’s talk about the food. There is only a food court here, the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and no table service restaurant. But with Riverside within walking distance, it’s not really necessary. Floatworks is where you will find the beignets, but also typical Disney food court fare such as burgers, sandwiches, salads and chicken (and Mickey waffles for breakfast!). And you will also find a little southern “Creole” flavor in the ribs, red beans and rice. Plus Pizza delivery is available to guest rooms. Here are the menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I recommend again that the standard rooms are just as good as the water view, only less expensive. These are an adequate size with two doubles or one king. It was also nice to see towel origami animals during most days of our visit. And watch for the street signs which are entertainment in themselves like: Rue D’Baga, Neptunes Parade, Café au Lait Way and Cake Walk.
I’ve found this really good summary walking tour video on POFQ located in the “brytyme” collection of Disney videos you should check out. But don't forget to check out the videos on the comprehensive Port Orleans fan site, PortOrleans.Com.
If you’re interested in either of the two Port Orleans locations PortOrleans.Org that has lots of information you will find helpful such as the visitor forum where you’ll find trip reports. Take a quick look at the site map and you will find a full map to download; one of the better road maps of WDW; a summary of resort for planning; and a typical guest room floor plan.
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