Disney's Boardwalk Inn
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It's noon and I'm sitting here on my final day eating lunch in the blazing sun. Why? Because there is no air conditioned place to eat a meal plan "quick serve" lunch. The place is a ghost town. The "Atlantic City Boardwalk" theme is underutilized. The few kiosks and shops are closed most of the day. At night there are a few attempts at entertainment...but paltry at best. There are no substantial kid activities, and really no "Disney" theme (which I'm actually happy about). The water is underutilized and the charm of the ferry driver laying on the horn wears off quickly when you're on your 5th hour of waiting for your room to be ready while sitting on a boardwalk full of very little shade. Walk to my beautiful 1 bedroom villa was very long. Place could use some additional elevators. The indoor decorating looks like my grandmother and Panama Jack had a love child that turned out to be a decorator. Minus the plastic on the couches. My major gripe is with the Disney Magical Express service and how it is implemented at this property. Upon booking I was notified that I would be able to check my bags and do an airline checkin at my hotel and upon my trip home I would be able to just board my bus and board my plane. However....the night before my departure I received notification on how that would all transpire. It mentioned my boarding pass would be delivered in the morning. Fast forward to morning. No boarding pass. I called the front desk at 8:30am and they told me someone is on the way. 1/2 hour later someone dropped off a duplicate of the note I got the night before. No boarding pass. I called again. Front desk stated that someone was on the way with the boarding pass. The previous dropoff was coincidental, not the intended dropoff. Two hours later and I was set to depart (and expected to check out). Still no boarding passes. This time I called and spoke to the manager. She assured me that I could go check my bags and the boarding pass would be waiting for me when they check me in.......NOPE. I attempted to check my bags and 1. They would not check my bags because one was a properly packed, wrapped, and marked box according to airline specifications. 2. They could not check me in because my last name has a space in it. Of course, I went inside and spoke to the same manager. And of course, everyone passes the buck..."It's Southwest, it's the bus service, it's the hotel, it's the call center not the front desk, it's the hotel, I've never heard of this." However, the resolution is that I cannot utilize the service as intended due to my last name. I think this is pretty unacceptable. I was offered to utilize the bus service as just that. A bus service where I tote my own luggage around while everyone else gets their stuff loaded directly onto a plane. And of course I would be expected to tolerate a service that stops at multiple hotels and adds 40 minutes commute time to an airport transport and arrives sooner than necessary- without any of the perks. Why? Because there's a space in my name. What?
This hotel is a very unique experience, it makes you feel like you are in the old days at a beach side hotel. First let me tell you what i had. I had a water view club level, i did the online check in, so when i arrived they greeted me and took me right up to my room and the club check in area. Would not do it any other way, great first impression. My room had a nice view of the water and the boardwalk, and a nice big balcony to sit out on and watch the nightly performers on the boardwalk,. That's right, they had performers every night and some were pretty funny and entertaining to watch, my kids loved to watch them. Rooms were nice, good sized and kept very clean, we also received turn down service every night up on club, kids loved the chocolate left on the pillow. A few things that i did not like, I would like to see more food offered in the club lounge through out the day. I did like the snakes they put out, we grabbed a bag of them every time we headed to the park for the kids. The other thing i did not like was the lack of quick food places, they had a few sit down places to eat, and one pizza place, but if you wanted to grab a good lunch fast before you go out there was not a place like that. And last is the pool, it was a bit small but it had a cool Coney Island feel to it. Now i saved the best for last, a little secret that you don't realize unless you stay here. You are steps away from EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, but when you walk to EPCOT you don't go in the main entrance, you go in a gate just for the 3 hotels around you. There was never a line and you walk right into the France area in world Show Case. Great benefit for this hotel. I would stay here again, but only on club level with a nice view. I cant wait to go to my next Disney hotel, and i will defiantly let everyone know how it is.
We have Disney annual passes and decided to upgrade our trip to Disney before school started for the kids. Normally we stay at one of the cheaper All-Star resorts because they are the best bang for your buck on Disney grounds. This trip we booked the Boardwalk Inn so we could actually walk to a park from our hotel. The location can't be beat, we were able to walk right to Epcot. The grounds were beautiful and had plenty to do and eat nearby on the "boardwalk". We loved everything about it except that the roomy smelled musty/moldy. We made the front desk aware of the room condition and mentioned that I have an allergy to mold. They said they would "take care of it" and we were off to a park. When we returned that night the room smelled much worse. My four year old woke up in the middle of the night with a bloody nose and then when we were up for the day had swollen eyes, itchy throat, and such a severe headache that we had to cancel our entire day at Disney. The rest of us felt terrible too. We called/wrote Disney and they never even responded other than to let us know that they received the complaint! Thanks a lot for a massive waste of money and a vacation day!!!Bottom line- nice place if you don't have allergies.
Our family recently stayed at Boardwalk for the second time. We have two high-school aged boys and love the bustling energy of the location. The location is wonderful - between EPCOT's international gateway entrance and Hollywood Studios - you can easily walk to both, so that's two sets of buses you don't need.The hotel itself was clean, very attentive, and we stayed at Club Level so we had access to easy breakfast and all-day snacks and drinks.We would definitely go back again - there are just so many other Disney hotels to try out!
I stayed at Boardwalk Inn with my daughter last July. The hotel is beautiful, very big, close to everything. We had a lagoon view room, so we could see the Boardwalk from our balcony: beautiful sunrise and sunset. Our room was far from the elevators, approximately 200 steps away!! so, if you have kids, ask for a room close to the elevators. The room was very big, very comfortable beds, soft linen and towels, and nice bathroom. The amenities included a gel for sun burn and a cream for the feet, both were great after a day at the park.The hotel has a very nice pool, and slide. We could have breakfast at the bakery or at the other restaurants at the Boardwalk, ou we could go to Epcot (by boat ou 10 minutes walk). Since the hotel is located at the Boardwalk, you have a lot of attractions and restaurants to enjoy, during night and day. The staff was kind and friendly, room service and housekeeping were very good too.The only problem we had was with the airline check-in service. They couldn't make our check-in with american Airlines, but I think that the lady could have tried harder... she wasn't really interested in helping us.We enjoyed very much our stay at this hotel, and we will definitely come back again. We have stayed at other Disney's hotels (Contemporary, Grand Floridian, All Star Movies, Saratoga) but we liked Boardwalk Inn very much because it is so easy to go everywhere, that we could have the greatest time.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 371 Rooms
- 4 Full Service restaurants: Flying Fish Cafe, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, ESPN Club, Big River Grille & Brewing Works
- 6 Quick Service restaurants
- Pool bar
- 2 night clubs: Jellyrolls, Atlantic Dance Hall
- Room service: 6am - midnight
- 3 Pools, including: free-form with a water slide in the form of a classic wooden roller coaster
- 2 whirlpool spas
- Bike rental
- Jogging trail
- Health club
- Massage/spa services (fee)
- Balcony or terrace
- 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 single murphy bed
- Full bathroom
- Ceiling fan
- TV with Disney Channel, ESPN & more
- Hair dryer
- Coffee maker, tea set-up
- Internet access
- Table and chairs
- USA Today delivery (Mon-Fri)
- Occupancy: 2 adults and 2 kids; or 3 adults and 1 child
For the Kids - Kids' pools, Playground, Video arcade.
Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.
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Disney's Boardwalk InnOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8442
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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