Disney World’s on-property resorts offer guests a range of prices, sizes, amenities, and perks.
My family leans toward the “moderate” category of resorts because the price is often reasonable without sacrificing too many benefits.
Our favorite moderate resort is Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, which is right next to its sister location Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. 
My youngest child wasn’t with us on this past trip, so we were able to fit into a standard-sized room. When we travel as a family of five, we’re more limited on which resorts we can stay in.
The square footage of moderate resort rooms is slightly larger than value rooms, but those extra few feet make all the difference.
Recently, several of the resorts have undergone refurbishments that have removed old carpeting, added new linens, and raised the bed frames. Our family appreciated that extra space to shove our stuff under the bed and out of sight (and out of the way of foot traffic).
I’ve stayed at many Disney resorts over the years, and the service and caliber of employees working at French Quarter just can’t be beat.
Maybe it’s because of the Southern theming or because there’s a constant flow of jazz music throughout the resort. But whatever magic is there, it’s palpable to every guest.
There’s no table-service restaurant at the resort, only quick-service spots and lounges, but it doesn’t need one. The vibe is very casual, even at the Scat Cat’s Club, which has live music on the weekends.
We took advantage of a Disney+ subscriber discount when we booked our recent stay.
We don’t know for sure, but we suspect the good price we got on the room is what caused us to be put in Building 7, which is the farthest building from the main hall.
But there’s honestly no location in the resort that’s “bad.” Every building is a five-minute walk from the main one, which houses the lobby, the food court, Scat Cat Club, a gift shop, and an arcade.
The main pool, Doubloon Lagoon Pool, is one of our favorites. The kids love the slide and splash pad, and the adults appreciate the Mardi Grogs Pool Bar nearby.
The splash pad is relatively new, and it was a much-needed addition.
My family enjoys playing trivia by the pool with hotel employees, but there are other activities offered as well. 
Movies Under the Stars and Cajun Campfire Activities are complimentary for resort guests, but there are also tie-dye and arts-and-crafts opportunities available for an extra fee.
One of the biggest issues my family has with some of Disney’s moderate and value resorts is the lack of transportation options.
At Port Orleans, the parks and Disney Springs can be reached by bus, boat, or Minnie Van Lyft. During most of our stay, we were able to ride the complimentary Disney bus straight to the park of our choice.
Depending on the time of day and level of demand, occasionally French Quarter and Riverside share a bus. 
The boat transportation to and from Disney Springs is also unique — it’s a must-do at least once. Disney vacations are often fast-paced, so it’s nice to slow down and enjoy the boat ride.
At $275 a night, it wasn’t the cheapest resort we’ve ever stayed in. But it also wasn’t the most expensive.
We love staying at Port Orleans – French Quarter because it’s convenient, and we don’t feel like we’ve overpaid for what we’re getting.
My family will certainly be staying in this resort again. It’s one of our favorites at Disney World.
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