Port Orleans Resort Room Rates (2015 and 2016)

See further down the page for 2015 rates

 

The USA ‘rack rates’ for Rooms and Packages in 2016 were released at 6am EDT on 22 June 2105, more than a month earlier than they were issued last year. You can now book rooms and packages with Disney online or via their telephone Reservations Center for 2016 vacations, up to the normal maximum of 499 days in advance.

All of the Port Orleans rooms have recently been refurbished (completed 1st August 2012) and 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.

Prices this year vary from $196.88/night for the cheapest Value rate Standard View rooms up to $378/night for a Pool View Royal Room at Christmas time. There is no longer any predictable pattern as to which room type will be the most expensive because the tier spacing now varies seasonally based on expected demand — however Standard View and then Garden View are generally the cheapest. The average increase from last year’s rack rates is 4.69% (French Quarter accounting for about 4.27% of this, with Riverside slightly higher at nearly 5%).

But the biggest shocker of all comes when you contrast the daily rates for the traditionally lower-priced months of September and October. For example at Port Orleans Riverside, the premium categories such as Pool View, Preferred Location and River View have risen by as much as 27% in 2016! A River View room would have cost you $236 per night for October 2015, whereas in October 2016 the exact same room will cost $299 — a massive 26.7% increase. Given that this is (no doubt completely coincidentally) the same period that the Disney Dining Plan is offered for free, it does rather confirm the old truism that “There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”.

So Disney’s new prices don’t seem exactly in tune with America’s current negative inflation rates, or its reduction in average hourly earnings — all of which may make staying on-site at Disney a significantly more expensive option in real terms for many people. However as long as people still keep coming to Disney, as a business with a responsibility to shareholders, they will continue to increase prices as much as they feel they are able to get away with. As someone else said, “in other breaking news, water is wet and the sky is blue”.

 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): Royal Guest Room Booking Categories (512 themed rooms located in Riverside’s Oak Manor and Parterre Place mansion buildings ONLY):

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 (2016)

Apart from the September/October rates mentioned above, no real surprises this year for the Port Orleans Riverside regular rooms, the price tiering remains fairly close to what we have been used to for several years. For some reason, River View rooms during Memorial Day weekend are again more expensive even than Christmas — and more than $80/night dearer than Standard View rooms for the same weekend.

 Click to view 2016 Riverside Room Rates 
Room Rack Rates for 2016, 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 1–2 $286 $286 $317 $317 $323 $317
Value Jan 3–6 $197 $214 $246 $226 $232 $236
Marathon Jan 7–9 $234 $236 $269 $251 $264 $261
Value Jan 10–14 $197 $214 $246 $226 $232 $236
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 15–17 $226 $251 $269 $270 $275 $287
Value Jan 18–Feb 6 $197
($215)
$214
($231)
$246
($263)
$226
($245)
$232
($252)
$236
($255)
Regular Feb 7–10 $227 $236 $276 $275 $279 $299
Peak Feb 11 $250 $261 $304 $277 $285 $282
Presidents Day Feb 12–14 $282 $298 $322 $299 $321 $326
Peak Feb 15–20 $250
($273)
$261
($285)
$304
($316)
$277
($294)
$285
($300)
$282
($303)
Regular Feb 21–Mar 3 $227
($257)
$236
($272)
$276
($304)
$275
($306)
$279
($312)
$299
($333)
Peak Mar 4–19 $250
($273)
$261
($285)
$304
($316)
$277
($294)
$285
($300)
$282
($303)
Easter Mar 20–Apr 2 $291 $291 $322 $308 $317 $314
Regular Apr 3–May 26 $227
($257)
$236
($272)
$276
($304)
$275
($306)
$279
($312)
$299
($333)
Memorial Day May 27–29 $270 $287 $320 $322 $327 $350
Summer May 30–Jun 30 $233 $246 $273 $281 $281 $295
Independence Day Jul 1–3 $245 $259 $288 $296 $296 $311
Summer Jul 4–Aug 13 $233 $246 $273 $281 $281 $295
Regular Aug 14–18 $227 $236 $276 $275 $279 $299
Fall Aug 19–Sep17 $214
($237)
$224
($246)
$233
($266)
$240
($263)
$242
($268)
$241
($269)
Regular Sep 18–Oct 6 $227
($257)
$236
($272)
$276
($304)
$275
($306)
$279
($312)
$299
($333)
Columbus Day Oct 7–9 $262 $278 $309 $312 $317 $339
Regular Oct 10–29 $227
($257)
$236
($272)
$276
($304)
$275
($306)
$279
($312)
$299
($333)
Fall Oct 30–Nov 10 $214
($237)
$224
($246)
$233
($266)
$240
($263)
$242
($268)
$241
($269)
Veterans Day Nov 11–13 $245 $254 $275 $272 $277 $278
Fall Nov 14–18 $214
($237)
$224
($246)
$233
($266)
$240
($263)
$242
($268)
$241
($269)
Thanksgiving Nov 19–25 $251 $268 $275 $270 $285 $276
Fall Nov 26–Dec 10 $214
($237)
$224
($246)
$233
($266)
$240
($263)
$242
($268)
$241
($269)
Peak Dec 11–21 $250
($273)
$261
($285)
$304
($316)
$277
($294)
$285
($300)
$282
($303)
Holiday Dec 22–31 $299 $308 $327 $322 $332 $341
2016 Average Nightly Rate (Riverside)  $237 $248 $277 $274 $279 $288
 
POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph  

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Guest Rooms (2016)

The premium nature of the various Royal Guest Room categories continues to stay pretty flat compared to the tiering that was in place when the Royal categories were first introduced back in 2012. There is often very little difference between the price of Standard View Royal Rooms and the various higher categories — and at many times of the year, Garden, Pool and River views are all exactly the same price.

The most expensive option of the entire year at Port Orleans would actually be a Pool View Royal Guest Room during Christmas week, which in 2016 will set you back a whopping $378 per night.

 Click to view 2016 Royal Room Rates 
ROYAL ROOM Rack Rates for 2016, including Resort Tax at 12.5%  (Fri/Sat night rates in brackets)
Season Dates Standard Garden View Pool View River View
New Year Jan 1–2 $335 $341 $363 $359
Value Jan 3–6 $244 $250 $263 $250
Marathon Jan 7–9 $276 $281 $299 $281
Value Jan 10–14 $244 $250 $263 $250
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 15–17 $289 $295 $295 $295
Value Jan 18–Feb 6 $244
($264)
$250
($270)
$263
($287)
$250
($270)
Regular Feb 7–10 $291 $297 $297 $297
Peak Feb 11 $302 $307 $312 $308
Presidents Day Feb 12–14 $334 $340 $350 $340
Peak Feb 15–20 $302
($314)
$307
($320)
$312
($335)
$308
($331)
Regular Feb 21–Mar 3 $291
($324)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
Peak Mar 4–19 $302
($314)
$307
($320)
$312
($335)
$308
($331)
Easter Mar 20–Apr 2 $340 $345 $352 $361
Regular Apr 3–May 26 $291
($324)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
Memorial Day May 27–29 $341 $347 $347 $347
Summer May 30–Jun 30 $307 $313 $313 $313
Independence Day Jul 1–3 $323 $329 $329 $329
Summer Jul 4–Aug 13 $307 $313 $313 $313
Regular Aug 14–18 $291 $297 $297 $297
Fall Aug 19–Sep17 $267
($293)
$272
($298)
$284
($323)
$281
($299)
Regular Sep 18–Oct 6 $291
($324)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
Columbus Day Oct 7–9 $330 $335 $335 $335
Regular Oct 10–29 $291
($324)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
$297
($330)
Fall Oct 30–Nov 10 $267
($293)
$272
($298)
$284
($323)
$281
($299)
Veterans Day Nov 11–13 $302 $307 $333 $308
Fall Nov 14–18 $267
($293)
$272
($298)
$284
($323)
$281
($299)
Thanksgiving Nov 19–25 $304 $309 $323 $316
Fall Nov 26–Dec 10 $267
($293)
$272
($298)
$284
($323)
$281
($299)
Peak Dec 11–21 $302
($314)
$307
($320)
$312
($335)
$308
($331)
Holiday Dec 22–31 $347 $352 $378 $376
2016 Average Nightly Rate  (Royal Rooms)  $297 $303 $309 $306
 
POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph  

Port Orleans French Quarter (2016)

For some reason, Pool View and King Bed rooms at French Quarter are now mostly more expensive than the previously top-tier River View rooms. I guess I can understand the Pool View premium price as those rooms give an excellent guarantee of proximity to the main building and also to the bus stop and boat dock, but I’m not sure why King Bed should have followed suit too. Maybe people are starting to realise that you can legitimately request any view type that you want when you book a King Bed room?

Note: Initially, French Quarter’s Garden View rooms were showing as cheaper than Standard View rooms for most dates, but that disparity has now been addressed and the Garden View rates have been adjusted — although the Seasonal Calender pages currently still show the original figures. I hope that some people managed to follow my early advice and got their bookings in before the rates went up.

 Click to view 2016 French Quarter Rates 
Room Rack Rates for 2016, 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 1–2 $286 $291 $317 $317 $317
Value Jan 3–6 $197 $203 $221 $217 $218
Marathon Jan 7–9 $234 $240 $255 $245 $253
Value Jan 10–14 $197 $203 $221 $217 $218
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 15–17 $226 $232 $258 $254 $246
Value Jan 18–Feb 6 $197
($215)
$203
($221)
$221
($246)
$217
($234)
$218
($235)
Regular Feb 7–10 $227 $233 $251 $255 $245
Peak Feb 11 $250 $255 $302 $273 $271
Presidents Day Feb 12–14 $282 $288 $320 $308 $305
Peak Feb 15–20 $250
($273)
$255
($279)
$302
($314)
$273
($297)
$271
($294)
Regular Feb 21–Mar 3 $227
($257)
$233
($262)
$251
($280)
$255
($286)
$245
($273)
Peak Mar 4–19 $250
($273)
$255
($279)
$302
($314)
$273
($297)
$271
($294)
Easter Mar 20–Apr 2 $291 $297 $320 $320 $314
Regular Apr 3–May 26 $227
($257)
$233
($262)
$251
($280)
$255
($286)
$245
($273)
Memorial Day May 27–29 $270 $276 $295 $300 $288
Summer May 30–Jun 30 $233 $239 $257 $273 $254
Independence Day Jul 1–3 $245 $251 $270 $288 $268
Summer Jul 4–Aug 13 $233 $239 $257 $273 $254
Regular Aug 14–18 $227 $233 $251 $255 $245
Fall Aug 19–Sep17 $214
($237)
$219
($243)
$237
($263)
$236
($260)
$234
($259)
Regular Sep 18–Oct 6 $227
($257)
$233
($262)
$251
($280)
$255
($286)
$245
($273)
Columbus Day Oct 7–9 $262 $268 $286 $291 $279
Regular Oct 10–29 $227
($257)
$233
($262)
$251
($280)
$255
($286)
$245
($273)
Fall Oct 30–Nov 10 $214
($237)
$219
($243)
$237
($263)
$236
($260)
$234
($259)
Veterans Day Nov 11–13 $245 $251 $272 $268 $267
Fall Nov 14–18 $214
($237)
$219
($243)
$237
($263)
$236
($260)
$234
($259)
Thanksgiving Nov 19–25 $251 $257 $275 $281 $275
Fall Nov 26–Dec 10 $214
($237)
$219
($243)
$237
($263)
$236
($260)
$234
($259)
Peak Dec 11–21 $250
($273)
$255
($279)
$302
($314)
$273
($297)
$271
($294)
Holiday Dec 22–31 $299 $305 $327 $327 $327
2016 Average Nightly Rate (French Quarter)  $237 $242 $263 $265 $257
 
POFQ Rooms Rack Rates Graph  
 
 

2015 Room Rates

Walt Disney World released their 2015 room and package rates via the booking website on 30 July 2014.

Port Orleans Riverside Regular Rooms (2015)

So why are Riverside’s River View rooms at their most expensive on Memorial Day ($340/night), when even at Christmas they are only $331? Even a Royal River View room is cheaper over that weekend. And in the Spring/Summer, the incremental increase from Standard View to River View is now as much as a whopping $78/night extra!

 Click to view 2015 Riverside Room Rates 
Room Rack Rates for 2015, 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—3 $274 $286 $308 $308 $314 $317
Value Jan 4—7 $182 $204 $240 $216 $222 $230
Marathon Jan 8—10 $210 $224 $255 $238 $252 $250
Value Jan 11—15 $182 $204 $240 $216 $222 $230
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 16—18 $213 $240 $255 $262 $262 $281
Value Jan 19—Feb 11 $182
($201)
$204
($220)
$240
($255)
$216
($234)
$222
($241)
$230
($248)
Peak Feb 12 $237 $255 $295 $277 $277 $282
Presidents Day Feb 13—15 $271 $292 $307 $299 $312 $317
Peak Feb 16—21 $237
($260)
$255
($278)
$295
($307)
$277
($288)
$277
($291)
$282
($297)
Regular Feb 22—Mar 5 $212
($245)
$225
($260)
$268
($295)
$267
($297)
$267
($297)
$290
($323)
Peak Mar 6—28 $237
($260)
$255
($278)
$295
($307)
$277
($288)
$277
($291)
$282
($297)
Easter Mar 29—Apr 11 $277 $288 $307 $305 $308 $310
Regular Apr 12—May 21 $212
($245)
$225
($260)
$268
($295)
$267
($297)
$267
($297)
$290
($323)
Memorial Day May 22—24 $258 $273 $310 $313 $313 $340
Regular May 25—28 $212 $225 $268 $267 $267 $290
Summer May 29—Jul 2 $220 $240 $266 $273 $273 $286
Independence Day Jul 3—5 $232 $252 $279 $288 $288 $300
Summer Jul 6—Aug 15 $220 $240 $266 $273 $273 $286
Value (2) Aug 16—Sep 10 $191
($214)
$207
($230)
$225
($249)
$246
($269)
$246
($269)
$250
($274)
Fall Sep 11—Oct 8 $204
($226)
$214
($235)
$226
($258)
$228
($255)
$231
($255)
$236
($263)
Columbus Day Oct 9—11 $236 $246 $261 $269 $278 $274
Fall Oct 12—Nov 5 $204
($226)
$214
($235)
$226
($258)
$228
($255)
$231
($255)
$236
($263)
Veterans Day Nov 6—8 $234 $243 $266 $263 $263 $272
Fall Nov 9—20 $204
($226)
$214
($235)
$226
($258)
$228
($255)
$231
($255)
$236
($263)
Thanksgiving Nov 21—27 $238 $264 $267 $270 $277 $276
Fall Nov 28—Dec 10 $204
($226)
$214
($235)
$226
($258)
$228
($255)
$231
($255)
$236
($263)
Regular Dec 11—17 $212
($245)
$225
($260)
$268
($295)
$267
($297)
$267
($297)
$290
($323)
Holiday Dec 18—31 $285 $299 $318 $318 $322 $331
2015 Average Nightly Rate (Riverside)  $222 $237 $263 $263 $265 $275
 
POR Rack Rates Graph  

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Guest Rooms (2015)

This year the Royal Rooms seem to be going for much less of a premium than before — for example during the summer, Garden, Pool and River View Royal Rooms all cost exactly the same, just $6/night more than a Standard View Royal Room. So if you’re paying for a Royal Room anyway, definitely consider upgrading to River View.

 Click to view 2015 Royal Room Rates 
ROYAL ROOM Rack Rates for 2015, 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—3 $325 $331 $353 $359
Value Jan 4—7 $233 $238 $244 $250
Marathon Jan 8—10 $263 $269 $290 $278
Value Jan 11—15 $233 $238 $244 $250
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 16—18 $276 $281 $281 $285
Value Jan 19—Feb 11 $233
($252)
$238
($258)
$244
($279)
$250
($267)
Peak Feb 12 $292 $298 $303 $308
Presidents Day Feb 13—15 $324 $330 $340 $339
Peak Feb 16—21 $292
($305)
$298
($310)
$303
($325)
$308
($331)
Regular Feb 22—Mar 5 $278
($309)
$284
($315)
$284
($315)
$289
($320)
Peak Mar 6—28 $292
($305)
$298
($310)
$303
($325)
$308
($331)
Easter Mar 29—Apr 11 $330 $335 $342 $358
Regular Apr 12—May 21 $278
($309)
$284
($315)
$284
($315)
$289
($320)
Memorial Day May 22—24 $325 $331 $331 $336
Regular May 25—28 $278 $284 $284 $289
Summer May 29—Jul 2 $298 $304 $304 $304
Independence Day Jul 3—5 $314 $320 $320 $320
Summer Jul 6—Aug 15 $298 $304 $304 $304
Value (2) Aug 16—Sep 10 $261
($282)
$267
($288)
$267
($288)
$267
($291)
Fall Sep 11—Oct 8 $254
($279)
$260
($285)
$276
($314)
$281
($299)
Columbus Day Oct 9—11 $289 $295 $314 $305
Fall Oct 12—Nov 5 $254
($279)
$260
($285)
$276
($314)
$281
($299)
Veterans Day Nov 6—8 $288 $294 $324 $308
Fall Nov 9—20 $254
($279)
$260
($285)
$276
($314)
$281
($299)
Thanksgiving Nov 21—27 $295 $300 $314 $316
Fall Nov 28—Dec 10 $254
($279)
$260
($285)
$276
($314)
$281
($299)
Regular Dec 11—17 $278
($309)
$284
($315)
$284
($315)
$289
($320)
Holiday Dec 18—31 $336 $342 $367 $372
2015 Average Nightly Rate  (Royal Rooms)  $283 $289 $296 $299
 
POR Royal Rooms Rack Rates Graph  

Port Orleans French Quarter (2015)

The French Quarter premium rooms generally seem quite a bit cheaper than Riverside’s for similar dates, and there is somewhat less of an increment when moving up between categories. And during the summer, French Quarter’s River View is actually cheaper than Pool View!

 Click to view 2015 French Quarter Rates 
Room Rack Rates for 2015, 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—3 $274 $286 $308 $308 $317
Value Jan 4—7 $182 $196 $210 $210 $218
Marathon Jan 8—10 $210 $222 $244 $238 $253
Value Jan 11—15 $182 $196 $210 $210 $218
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 16—18 $213 $224 $246 $246 $246
Value Jan 19—Feb 11 $182
($201)
$196
($213)
$210
($235)
$210
($227)
$218
($235)
Peak Feb 12 $237 $249 $292 $266 $271
Presidents Day Feb 13—15 $271 $282 $305 $299 $305
Peak Feb 16—21 $237
($260)
$249
($271)
$292
($305)
$266
($288)
$271
($294)
Regular Feb 22—Mar 5 $212
($245)
$223
($251)
$240
($268)
$248
($278)
$245
($273)
Peak Mar 6—28 $237
($260)
$249
($271)
$292
($305)
$266
($288)
$271
($294)
Easter Mar 29—Apr 11 $277 $288 $305 $310 $310
Regular Apr 12—May 21 $212
($245)
$223
($251)
$240
($268)
$248
($278)
$245
($273)
Memorial Day May 22—24 $258 $264 $281 $292 $288
Regular May 25—28 $212 $223 $240 $248 $245
Summer May 29—Jul 2 $220 $232 $249 $266 $254
Independence Day Jul 3—5 $232 $244 $262 $279 $268
Summer Jul 6—Aug 15 $220 $232 $249 $266 $254
Value (2) Aug 16—Sep 10 $191
($214)
$205
($227)
$219
($242)
$227
($253)
$225
($248)
Fall Sep 11—Oct 8 $204
($226)
$217
($235)
$226
($251)
$230
($252)
$234
($251)
Columbus Day Oct 9—11 $236 $246 $259 $261 $262
Fall Oct 12—Nov 5 $204
($226)
$217
($235)
$226
($251)
$230
($252)
$234
($251)
Veterans Day Nov 6—8 $234 $243 $259 $260 $259
Fall Nov 9—20 $204
($226)
$217
($235)
$226
($251)
$230
($252)
$234
($251)
Thanksgiving Nov 21—27 $238 $254 $267 $273 $274
Fall Nov 28—Dec 10 $204
($226)
$217
($235)
$226
($251)
$230
($252)
$234
($251)
Regular Dec 11—17 $212
($245)
$223
($251)
$240
($268)
$248
($278)
$245
($273)
Holiday Dec 18—31 $285 $299 $318 $318 $324
2015 Average Nightly Rate (French Quarter)  $222 $233 $251 $256 $254
 
POFQ Rack Rates Graph  

Notes:

 

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