Depends on what type of park goer you are. Do you like to hit a park, head back to resort for rest and lunch and then back again at night? Do you like to go in the morning and head to resort for good in the afternoon or are you a commando who stays at the park from morning to night?Maybe be going to Disney World next year, Which of the deluxe would you stay at and why?
The Yacht Club and Boardwalk are a great location for both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. We’ve stayed at the GF, Poly and WL, if we could stay at a deluxe now it would be either Yacht and Beach or Boardwalk, as we can’t afford that our next visit (2022) will be The Dolphin.
I personally would go with Yacht Club. I just like it more as a hotel than both Beach Club and Boardwalk. More relaxed feel there for me and with the boat situation unknonw a better walk to DHS but still not too far from Epcot. Until the Epcot monorail or the path to MK opens, there is little reason to stay at the GF for me.
I've tried all of them. They all have pros and cons, but all are nice. A little bit...I'd put the question back on you. Which hotel you like has much to do with what you like in a hotel. With WDW, theming is important. If you really aren't into animals, AKL isn't likely to be your top pick. If you LOVE seeing giraffes, then you'll likely enjoy AKL. Liking a hotel has much to do with your personal opinion of that theming, though ironically, my favor WDW deluxe has the least exciting theming. Though only you can say if the pool matters to you. I've enjoyed all the hotels, and would stay at any again. Though right now, much of what made each one special in the before times, might not apply now. Before, being able to see fireworks from your room was a big plus. Being near MK = late nights at MK. Being near Epcot could mean park hopping to Epcot for dinner. But there's no park hopping now, and park hours are very limited.