For the first page of this review of the B Resort & Spa, see this.
AMENITIES AND DINING AT THE B RESORT & SPA
The B Resort & Spa in the Disney Springs Resort Area has both valet and self-parking.
If you are driving, you will park in the port cochere until you have completed check-in.
Also in this area at the front of the resort are some lovely flowers…
…and the bus stop. (Details on transportation to the theme parks from the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels are here.) Note the whimsical seating.
There’s more of that outside–and even more inside.
Inside you will find the interesting and in many ways lovely lobby. Dead ahead, backed by an image of fireworks, is the check-in desk.
To its side is the concierge service.
There are some particularly interesting seating areas near the lobby.
The lobby lighting is also often worth a second look.
Beyond the front desk area is this small business center.
Near the business center are the principal elevators for the tower (Lanai rooms are served by a different elevator).
There’s another tower elevator, with glass walls, at the very front of the building, with music that I’m quite sure someone will not find annoying, but in recompense some lovely views.
The upper floor elevator lobbies continue with the interesting furnishings…
…and add a carpet full of hidden mickeys.
Back downstairs, to the left of the lobby you will find a Disney gift shop.
The gift shops in the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels all give the appearance of being stocked, run, and staffed by Disney cast members…
…even to having rather familiar bags.
Beyond the gift shop, towards the B Resort’s Lanai building, is a second shop. The Pickup, with more food and drink options…
…including some hot food.
More from inside The Pickup:
The Pickup also has an exterior service window convenient to the B Resort’s pool.
Also outside by the pool is the spa and gym. (I cover the pool at the B Resort & Spa in detail here.)
At the other end of the first floor is the B Resort & Spa’s full-service restaurant, the American Kitchen Bar & Grill.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I hear that the Kitchen launched with intentions of becoming destination dining, but with the massive improvements in dining at nearby Disney Springs over the past few years, that’s not on.
The dining room.
The dinner menu.
I’ve eaten here a couple of times during my stays at the B Resort & Spa–an interestingly plated steak…
…chicken and waffles…
…a large salad.
I have to like any restaurant that serves its iced tea in a jar, and the American Kitchen is certainly convenient–and a step above what you’ll find at the other smaller Disney Springs Resort Area hotels, like the Doubletree, Holiday Inn, and Best Western. But folks, for dinner, if convenience is not an issue, Disney Springs is the way to go. The nearest part of Disney Springs is a half mile walk away, and the furthest a little more than a mile, but buses run there beginning in the late afternoon.
Menus and more on the American Kitchen are here.
There’s some real charm and grace to the B Resort & Spa’s lobby, especially its decorations and furnishing, and the hotel has all the basic amenities that most would want.
This review continues here.
MORE ON THE B RESORT & SPA
- Overview and summary
- Photo tour of a B Resort standard tower room
- Photo tour of a B Resort Lanai pool-view room
- Dining and amenities at the B Resort & Spa
- The pool at the B Resort & Spa
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 160+ stays in them