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Riviera

Disney's Riviera Resort

Last updated: May 27, 2024

Overview

Some of the best rooms on property, the Riviera villas are bright, cheerful, and spacious. The pools are good, on-site dining is very good, and you've got Skyliner access to EPCOT and the Studios.

Cost Range

$470 - $5,479

Lodging Area

EPCOT

Category

Deluxe Villa

Transportation

Bus, Skyliner

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 245 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: B+

Pool: B-

Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court

Riviera Studio and 1-Bedroom Tour

Riviera Tower Suite Tour

Riviera Resort 3-Bedroom Grand Villa Room Tour

Resort Strengths

Stylish, well-appointed rooms

Skyliner to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios

On-site dining and bar

Child play area near main pool

Easy walk to Caribbean Beach and its pretty views

Resort Weaknesses

Expensive

Tower studios are small and dark

What Readers Are Saying About Disney's Riviera Resort

The Tower rooms at Riviera are not big, but for two people they work quite well. The balcony views are great, and a bit more cost effective way to enjoy the resort.

B

Ben E

December 1, 2021

I loved that Riviera is a compact resort with Skyliner access and a non-cartoon-ish theme. I would highly recommend it for an adults-only trip.

B

Bill G

March 14, 2021

Rooms

These rooms measure about 225 square feet - the smallest on Disney property, and small enough that they require the room's single bed to fold into the wall when not in use. Disney may have found a lower limit on how small it can make hotel rooms, and these are too small.

  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

In fact, when Len visited two friends staying in one of these rooms, one of them stood in the bathroom to maintain what felt like normal social distance - there's just not a lot of space here.

Rooms at the Riviera are some of our favorite at Disney World, with white walls and off-white accents, beige carpets, and furniture in neutral tones. Faux-wood vinyl laminate covers the floors, except in the bedrooms, which have carpet.

  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Starter supply of disposable kitchenware: paper plates, bowls, and cups; plastic forks, knives, and spoons
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

West-facing rooms on high floors will have views of EPCOT's nightly fireworks show and nighttime lighting effects on Spaceship Earth.

Rooms at the Riviera are some of our favorite at Disney World, with white walls and off-white accents, beige carpets, and furniture in neutral tones. Faux-wood vinyl laminate covers the floors, except in the bedrooms, which have carpet.

  • Room with King Bed and en-suite bathroom
  • Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Balcony or patio
  • Four chairs
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • In-room washer and dryer
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Full set of kitchen and cooking utensils, including flatware, pots, pans, plates and bowls.
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

West-facing rooms on high floors will have views of EPCOT's nightly fireworks show and nighttime lighting effects on Spaceship Earth.

Riviera Tower Studio Couch Bed

Riviera Tower Studio Couch Bed

Riviera Tower Studio

Riviera Tower Studio

Riviera Tower Studio

Riviera Tower Studio

Riviera Tower Studio Table

Riviera Tower Studio Table

Riviera Tower Studio Kitchenette

Riviera Tower Studio Kitchenette

Riviera Tower Studio

Riviera Tower Studio

Riviera Tower Studio Bathroom

Riviera Tower Studio Bathroom

Riviera Tower Studio Bathroom

Riviera Tower Studio Bathroom

Riviera Tower Studio 8621 View

Riviera Tower Studio 8621 View

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Storage Under The Bed

Riviera Studio Storage Under The Bed

Riviera Studio Room Couch

Riviera Studio Room Couch

Riviera Studio Fold Down Bed

Riviera Studio Fold Down Bed

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Room

Riviera Studio Kitchenette

Riviera Studio Kitchenette

Riviera Studio Closet

Riviera Studio Closet

Riviera Studio Bathroom

Riviera Studio Bathroom

Riviera Studio Bathroom

Riviera Studio Bathroom

Riviera Studio 8613 View

Riviera Studio 8613 View

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Master Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Kitchen

Riviera Grand Villa Kitchen

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Living Room

Riviera Grand Villa Dining Area

Riviera Grand Villa Dining Area

Riviera Grand Villa Dining Area

Riviera Grand Villa Dining Area

Riviera Grand Villa Washer and Dryer

Riviera Grand Villa Washer and Dryer

Riviera Grand Villa Balcony

Riviera Grand Villa Balcony

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom Closet

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom Closet

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bedroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa Bathroom

Riviera Grand Villa 8990 View

Riviera Grand Villa 8990 View

Riviera 1BR Table

Riviera 1BR Table

Riviera 1BR Kitchenette

Riviera 1BR Kitchenette

Riviera 1BR Living Room

Riviera 1BR Living Room

Riviera 1BR Bathroom

Riviera 1BR Bathroom

Pick the best Disney resort room possible

We’ve mapped and taken photographs of the views from every single room on Walt Disney World property! Our Room Finder helps you find the perfect room for you and then request that room from Disney.

Dining

Primo Piatto might be our favorite resort quick-service, and Topolino's is one of Disney's highest-rated sit-downs. Hard to go wrong here.

Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera There are seemingly no bad choices on this menu, and the service team is excellent. Breakfast features a selection of Disney characters including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy.

Bar Riva An open-air pool bar, Riva is a relaxing spot for an adult beverage.

Le Petit Cafe This little café is a great stop to start your day or for an afternoon pick me up. And when you’re ready to unwind at the end of the day there’s sophisticated cocktails, as well as beer and wine, and small plates to enjoy. Throughout the year Le Petit Café has seasonal sweets and seasonal specialty coffees.

Primo Piatto Primo Piatto is the main quick service dining option at the Riviera Resort. Its menu features foods familiar to all Americans, with a dash of flavors found in cafes found along the French and Italian riviera. The food quality is very good for a quick-service restaurant, as long as the kitchen isn't rushed.

Voyageurs’ Lounge Voyageurs’ Lounge is the bar in the lobby of the Riviera Resort.

Refillable Mugs Allows guest self-service soft drink refills from quick-service locations in hotels (NOT in theme parks) for $21.99 for the length of stay.

Amenities

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2 Pools

The Riviera Pool is the resort's main bathing area. It has a great children's play area, water slide, and whirlpool spa. For a quieter experience, the Beau Soleil Pool is close by.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown most evenings, weather-permitting, nightly on the main lawn in back of the resort.

Fitness

The Athlétique Fitness Center has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM.

Jogging

One lap around the Riviera and Caribbean Beach water areas is around 2.21 miles.

Campfire Activities

Roast marshmallow around a campfire starting at 5:30 PM nightly, at the Riviera waterfront in the back of the resort.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Buy Individual Lightning Lane Early

Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

Skyliner

Disney's Skyliner, an enclosed ski-lift-like gondola system, provides fast access to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios with very pretty views.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Disney-owned
Early Theme Park Entry
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Suites
Room Service
Wireless Internet
Fitness Center
Transportation to Parks
Club Level
Water Sports
Marina
Tennis
Beach
Biking
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Online Check-In
MagicBand
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Laundry
Lost and Found
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
Getting to Another Hotel from Riviera
Getting to Universal Orlando

More

Disney World Resort Rundown: Disney’s Riviera Resort
Top 5 Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Pools
Grand Villa Room Tour at Disney’s Riviera Resort
The Stellar Views of Disney’s Riviera Resort’s Grand Villa
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