Port Orleans Resort Room Rates (2017/2018)

(To review an archive of older historical room rates, please click here)

 

All of the Port Orleans rooms feature either two Queen sized beds or one King size bed. Riverside’s Alligator Bayou section also features an extra pull-down Murphy bed (approx. 63" x 30") over the banquette bench seat, suitable for a child or small adult. Specially themed Royal Guest Rooms are available in Oak Manor and Parterre Place at Port Orleans Riverside. Please see the Guest Rooms page for further descriptions of the room amenities, photos and a detailed room plan layout.

Port Orleans Resort Room Rates — 2018

 Click here to download Full 2018 Rack Rates as a Spreadsheet 

The USA ‘rack rates’ for Rooms and Packages in 2018 were released on Tuesday 20 June 2017, roughly the same time that they have been issued for the past two years. You can now book rooms and packages with Disney online or via their telephone Reservations Center for 2018 vacations, up to the normal maximum of 499 days in advance.

For the first time ever, the highest daily rates at Port Orleans — a ‘moderate’ resort — exceed $400 per night, which is over the Christmas period in a Royal Pool View or Royal River View room. Ouch! It looks like at French Quarter, King Bed and Pool Views are still considered the premium options now, way higher than River View. Also the variations within the four Royal Room categories often remain fairly minor, so if you’re planning on splurging on a Royal Room then you might want to consider the excellently-located Pool View, or River View, options.

Overall, room prices have risen by an average of 5.54% from last year’s rates, which equates to +13% from two years ago, and +18.4% since 2015. The breakdown by category (included taxes) is as follows:

Riverside Regular Rooms Standard Garden King Pool Preferred River
Lowest Price in 2018 $218.25 $231.75 $265.50 $237.38 $271.13 $271.13
Highest Price in 2018 $339.75 $345.38 $366.75 $351.00 $375.75 $380.25
Daily Average for 2018 $270.69 $278.78 $312.43 $298.31 $318.56 $324.54
Average Daily Increase vs. 2017 6.00% 6.02% 5.19% 5.63% 5.24% 5.22%
 
Riverside Royal Guest Rooms Standard Garden Pool River
Lowest Price in 2018 $272.25 $277.88 $277.88 $277.88
Highest Price in 2018 $390.38 $396.00 $409.50 $409.50
Daily Average for 2018 $335.43 $341.16 $345.97 $342.91
Average Daily Increase vs. 2017 5.07% 5.01% 5.20% 5.23%
 
French Quarter Rooms Standard Garden King Pool River
Lowest Price in 2018 $218.25 $223.88 $247.50 $238.50 $235.13
Highest Price in 2018 $339.75 $345.38 $371.25 $365.63 $356.63
Daily Average for 2018 $271.07 $278.45 $311.64 $303.65 $291.17
Average Daily Increase vs. 2017 6.15% 6.31% 6.01% 4.93% 6.52%

I’ve been having real difficulty trying to understand and differentiate the seasonal grouping blocks this year, as many of the blocks now seem to include up to three weekly price points (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday being the cheapest, then Sunday & Thursday, and finally Friday & Saturday at a really hefty premium). This is what is causing all the wild fluctuations in the graphs below. Once I know the seasonal grouping dates I can create average weekly rates for each season type, which should make the graphs more readable and useful.

In the meantime, I’ve created a spreadsheet covering each of the sixteen room categories at Port Orleans for every day in 2018, which you can DOWNLOAD HERE. I did observe that some of the initial prices released on 20 June had changed two days later, so while that list is accurate as of 22 June 2017 there may be some further modifications over time.

 

POR Rack Rates Graph

POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph

POFQ Rack Rates Graph

 

Port Orleans Resort Room Rates — 2017

The USA ‘rack rates’ for Rooms and Packages in 2017 were released at 6am EDT on Tuesday 21 June 2016, roughly the same time that they were issued last year.

The average room prices for 2017 at Port Orleans went up by 7.1% compared with last year’s rates, and by 12.1% compared to two years ago. French Quarter was hit the hardest, with some room categories, such as King Bed, seeing a nearly 12% average increase since 2016. And for the first time ever there are no rates lower than $200, the starting point for a Standard room in 2017 being $213 (inc tax). That’s some inflation rate they’ve got down there in Florida!

The overall tiering at French Quarter seems to have settled into a new pattern too, with River View rooms now considered to be a mid-tier rate, and King Bed and Pool View firmly at the top level. Presumably this is demand-based, as King Bed rooms at French Quarter always guarantee a corner room, and Pool View rooms are all very conveniently located for access to the main building, bus stop, and ferry dock — almost like a Preferred Location option.

The original heavy differentials for Royal Rooms have now been almost completely eroded, with Garden, Pool and River views mostly selling at the same nightly rate, and even then only around $6 more than standard Royal Rooms. So if you are planning a Royal Room vacation, it’s definitely worth considering a Pool View (for the guaranteed convenient location) or a River View.

There is no separate price point for Independence Day this year, so the Summer rate lasts for a full two and a half months from May 29 to August 12. Some room categories now feature weekend pricing during the Summer period, although most are still block-priced as in previous years. And even more strangely, in several categories (such as Preferred Location rooms and all of the Royal Room options) weekend nights during Summer are actually priced lower than the surrounding weekday rates, rather than the normal $30 or so hike for Friday/Saturday nights. I do wonder if this might be an error?

Once again, Memorial Day appears to be an anomalous blip at Riverside, significantly more expensive than even Christmas week at $383 per night for a River View room — a full $70 more than a similar River View room at French Quarter for the same nights.

 Click Here to view the Room Categories List 

Overview of the Booking Categories at Port Orleans

Regular Guest Room Booking Categories (excludes the Royal Rooms located in Riverside’s Oak Manor and Parterre Place mansion buildings):
  • Standard: These rooms mostly tend to face towards parking lots, or have partially obscured views (such as beside stairways, etc). Standard view rooms are located all around the resort, EXCEPT for Preferred Locations. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $213 to $323.
  • Garden View: These rooms offer pleasant views of the gardens, courtyards (including water features and fountains), landscaping or bayou — but NOT of the parking lots. Garden View rooms can be located in any of the buildings EXCEPT for Preferred Locations. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $226 to $330.
  • Preferred Location (Alligator Bayou section ONLY): These rooms offer close proximity to the restaurants, transportation and main buildings at Riverside. Preferred rooms are ONLY located in Alligator Bayou lodges 14, 15, 18 and 27 — there are no preferred locations in the mansion buildings or at French Quarter. Views vary and can include parking lot or bayou/stream/garden outlooks — but not pool/river views. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $264 to $358.
  • King Bed: These rooms feature one King-size bed only, and have a maximum occupancy of two persons (or three in the Alligator Bayou section only, due to the extra fold-down bed). Views and locations vary around the whole of the resort, and some can feature pool or river views or may be the within ‘preferred’ buildings, however they are still booked under the King Bed category. Note: there are no King Bed rooms in the Royal Guest Room buildings. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $264 to $350.
  • Pool View: These rooms offer swimming pool views and are spread out all around the resort, for example French Quarter buildings 2 & 5, Riverside 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 35, 36 and 39, plus all of the mansion buildings. (Note: only six Pool View rooms at French Quarter are on the ground floor, most are on the upper floors) 2017 prices vary seasonally from $233 to $349.
  • River View: These rooms offer direct views of the Sassagoula River, including some mansion building rooms which view the river across courtyards or lawns. They do not guarantee any particular proximity to the main buildings — however at Riverside, all of the directly river-facing rooms tend to give fairly convenient access to the facilities areas anyway. River View rooms can be located in French Quarter buildings 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7, or at Riverside in Alligator Bayou lodges 14, 27 and 38 plus the mansion buildings. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $230 to $383.
Royal Guest Room Booking Categories (512 themed rooms located in Riverside’s Oak Manor and Parterre Place mansion buildings ONLY):
  • Royal Guest Room, Standard: These are the cheapest of the Royal Guest Rooms and generally face towards parking lots, or have partially obscured views (such as beside stairways, etc). 2017 prices vary seasonally from $266 to $383.
  • Royal Guest Room, Garden View: These rooms offer pleasant views of the gardens, courtyards (including water features and fountains) or landscaping — but NOT of the parking lots. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $271 to $388.
  • Royal Guest Room, Pool View: These rooms face towards the nearby quiet swimming pool, and they are all very conveniently located for easy access to the main buildings. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $271 to $392.
  • Royal Guest Room, River View: These rooms offer direct views of the Sassagoula River, including some rooms which overlook the courtyards or lawns in front of the river. However at these prices some people have commented that you could stay at a Deluxe resort. 2017 prices vary seasonally from $271 to $392.

Note: Alligator Bayou is the ONLY section which contains additional fold-down beds. If your booking includes five people aged 3 or older, you will automatically be assigned an Alligator Bayou room. There are no Royal Guest Rooms which allow this.

There is no dual-classification between the various booking categories, each room falls into one specific band only. Thus all rooms with a king-size bed are classed as “King Bed” rooms, even if they also happen to be in Preferred Location buildings or may have pool or river views. Similarly, non-King rooms with views overlooking the river — even in the Preferred buildings — count as “River View” rather than Preferred. The same policy applies for the six Pool View rooms in building 18. The booking categories for every room at the resort are listed on the Building Floorplan Maps page.

So for example, if you wanted to try to get a king bed room with a pool or river view, you should book a King Bed category, and then add a request for a Pool/River View if available. The same applies if you want a River View in a preferred buildings; book for River View and then add a request for a close location. See the Making Special Room Requests page for more details.

Port Orleans Riverside Regular Rooms (2017)

 Click to view 2017 Riverside Room Rates 
Room Rack Rates for 2017, including Resort Tax at 12.5%  (Fri/Sat night rates in brackets)
Season
Dates Standard Garden View King Bed Pool View Preferred Location River View
New Year Jan 1 $307 $313 $345 $318 $350 $350
Value Jan 2–4 $213 $226 $264 $232 $264 $264
Marathon Jan 5–7 $253 $259 $295 $264 $295 $295
Value Jan 8–12 $213 $226 $264 $232 $264 $264
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 13–15 $245 $269 $293 $280 $293 $293
Value Jan 16 – Feb 15 $213
($233)
$226
($248)
$264
($286)
$232
($253)
$264
($286)
$264
($286)
Peak Feb 16 $268 $277 $317 $282 $317 $317
Presidents Day Feb 17–19 $304 $316 $349 $322 $349 $350
Peak Feb 20–25 $268
($294)
$277
($302)
$317
($338)
$282
($307)
$317
($338)
$317
($338)
Regular Feb 26 – Mar 9 $246
($278)
$252
($285)
$295
($324)
$279
($312)
$298
($332)
$312
($362)
Peak Mar 10 – Apr 8 $268
($294)
$277
($302)
$317
($338)
$282
($307)
$317
($338)
$317
($338)
Easter Apr 9–20 $313 $318 $344 $327 $345 $345
Peak Apr 21–22 $294 $302 $338 $307 $338 $338
Regular Apr 23 – May 25 $246
($278)
$252
($285)
$295
($324)
$279
($312)
$298
($332)
$312
($362)
Memorial Day May 26–28 $294 $299 $347 $347 $356 $383
Summer May 29 – Aug 12 $252 $258 $294 $294 $306
($302)
$308
Regular Aug 13–24 $246
($278)
$252
($285)
$295
($324)
$279
($312)
$298
($332)
$312
($362)
Fall Aug 25 – Sep 16 $232
($258)
$240
($263)
$253
($289)
$250
($275)
$263
($291)
$263
($291)
Regular Sep 17 – Oct 5 $246
($278)
$252
($285)
$295
($324)
$279
($312)
$298
($332)
$312
($362)
Columbus Day Oct 6–8 $284 $298 $334 $334 $343 $363
Regular Oct 9–28 $246
($278)
$252
($285)
$295
($324)
$279
($312)
$298
($332)
$312
($362)
Fall Oct 29 – Nov 9 $232
($258)
$240
($263)
$253
($289)
$250
($275)
$263
($291)
$263
($291)
Veterans Day Nov 10–12 $268 $273 $296 $294 $300 $300
Fall Nov 13–17 $232
($258)
$240
($263)
$253
($289)
$250
($275)
$263
($291)
$263
($291)
Thanksgiving Nov 18–24 $272 $285 $296 $290 $311 $311
Fall Nov 25 – Dec 9 $232
($258)
$240
($263)
$253
($289)
$250
($275)
$263
($291)
$263
($291)
Regular Dec 10–14 $246 $252 $295 $279 $298 $312
Peak Dec 15–21 $268
($294)
$277
($302)
$317
($338)
$282
($307)
$317
($338)
$317
($338)
Holiday Dec 22–31 $323 $329 $350 $334 $358 $362
2017 Average Nightly Rate 
(and compared to 2016 rates) 
$255
(+7.95%)
$263
(+6.05%)
$297
(+7.29%)
$282
(+3.06%)
$303
(+8.67%)
$308
(+6.98%)
 
POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph  
 

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Guest Rooms (2017)

 Click to view 2017 Royal Room Rates 
ROYAL ROOM Rack Rates for 2017, including Resort Tax at 12.5%  (Fri/Sat night rates in brackets)
Season Dates Standard Garden View Pool View River View
New Year Jan 1 $360 $366 $366 $366
Value Jan 2–4 $266 $271 $271 $271
Marathon Jan 5–7 $298 $304 $321 $304
Value Jan 8–12 $266 $271 $271 $271
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 13–15 $313 $318 $318 $318
Value Jan 16 – Feb 15 $266
($288)
$271
($294)
$271
($312)
$271
($294)
Peak Feb 16 $324 $330 $330 $330
Presidents Day Feb 17–19 $360 $366 $375 $368
Peak Feb 20–25 $324
($339)
$330
($344)
$330
($344)
$330
($344)
Regular Feb 26 – Mar 9 $313
($362)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
Peak Mar 10 – Apr 8 $324
($339)
$330
($344)
$330
($344)
$330
($344)
Easter Apr 9–20 $365 $370 $385 $385
Peak Apr 21–22 $339 $344 $344 $344
Regular Apr 23 – May 25 $313
($362)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
Memorial Day May 26–28 $383 $388 $388 $388
Summer May 29 – Aug 12 $325
($318)
$331
($324)
$331
($326)
$331
($325)
Regular Aug 13–24 $313
($362)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
Fall Aug 25 – Sep 16 $293
($321)
$298
($326)
$308
($351)
$299
($326)
Regular Sep 17 – Oct 5 $313
($362)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
Columbus Day Oct 6–8 $363 $369 $369 $369
Regular Oct 9–28 $313
($362)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
$318
($368)
Fall Oct 29 – Nov 9 $293
($321)
$298
($326)
$308
($351)
$299
($326)
Veterans Day Nov 10–12 $330 $335 $359 $339
Fall Nov 13–17 $293
($321)
$298
($326)
$308
($351)
$299
($326)
Thanksgiving Nov 18–24 $332 $338 $348 $338
Fall Nov 25 – Dec 9 $293
($321)
$298
($326)
$308
($351)
$299
($326)
Regular Dec 10–14 $313 $318 $318 $318
Peak Dec 15–21 $324
($339)
$330
($344)
$330
($344)
$330
($344)
Holiday Dec 22–31 $374 $379 $392 $392
2017 Average Nightly Rate 
(and compared to 2016 rates) 
$319
(+7.54%)
$325
(+7.40%)
$329
(+6.53%)
$326
(+6.66%)
 
POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph  
 

Port Orleans French Quarter (2017)

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Room Rack Rates for 2017, including Resort Tax at 12.5% (Fri/Sat night rates in brackets)
Season Dates Standard Garden View King Bed Pool View River View
New Year Jan 1 $307 $315 $347 $326 $326
Value Jan 2–4 $213 $218 $242 $233 $230
Marathon Jan 5–7 $253 $260 $280 $278 $278
Value Jan 8–12 $213 $218 $242 $233 $230
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 13–15 $245 $251 $282 $266 $262
Value Jan 16 – Feb 15 $213
($233)
$218
($239)
$242
($270)
$233
($257)
$230
($250)
Peak Feb 16 $268 $277 $326 $300 $288
Presidents Day Feb 17–19 $304 $314 $350 $339 $325
Peak Feb 20–25 $268
($294)
$277
($303)
$326
($339)
$300
($325)
$288
($314)
Regular Feb 26 – Mar 9 $246
($278)
$252
($284)
$280
($314)
$280
($314)
$263
($295)
Peak Mar 10 – Apr 8 $268
($294)
$277
($303)
$326
($339)
$300
($325)
$288
($314)
Easter Apr 9–20 $313 $322 $350 $350 $333
Peak Apr 21–22 $294 $303 $339 $325 $314
Regular Apr 23 – May 25 $246
($278)
$252
($284)
$280
($314)
$280
($314)
$263
($295)
Memorial Day May 26–28 $294 $300 $327 $327 $312
Summer May 29 – Aug 12 $252 $259
($262)
$300 $300 $270
($273)
Regular Aug 13–24 $246
($278)
$252
($284)
$280
($314)
$280
($314)
$263
($295)
Fall Aug 25 – Sep 16 $232
($258)
$237
($264)
$260
($289)
$259
($286)
$249
($277)
Regular Sep 17 – Oct 5 $246
($278)
$252
($284)
$280
($314)
$280
($314)
$263
($295)
Columbus Day Oct 6–8 $284 $290 $321 $321 $302
Regular Oct 9–28 $246
($278)
$252
($284)
$280
($314)
$280
($314)
$263
($295)
Fall Oct 29 – Nov 9 $232
($258)
$237
($264)
$260
($289)
$259
($286)
$249
($277)
Veterans Day Nov 10–12 $268 $273 $297 $291 $290
Fall Nov 13–17 $232
($258)
$237
($264)
$260
($289)
$259
($286)
$249
($277)
Thanksgiving Nov 18–24 $272 $279 $306 $306 $290
Fall Nov 25 – Dec 9 $232
($258)
$237
($264)
$260
($289)
$259
($286)
$249
($277)
Regular Dec 10–14 $246 $252 $280 $280 $263
Peak Dec 15–21 $268
($294)
$277
($303)
$326
($339)
$300
($325)
$288
($314)
Holiday Dec 22–31 $323 $330 $356 $349 $341
2017 Average Nightly Rate 
(and compared to 2016 rates) 
$255
(+7.95%)
$262
(+8.15%)
$294
(+11.66%)
$289
(+9.11%)
$273
(+6.41%)
 
POFQ Rooms Rack Rates Graph  

Notes:

 

To review an archive of older historical room rates, please click here.