Disney's Boardwalk Inn
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I stayed at The Boardwalk Inn while attending a conference there, but I have some tips if you’re also going on a vacation there. The hotel is beautiful from the lobby to the rooms to the landscaped grounds and views of the lake. The rooms are very nice and clean and the beds are quite comfortable. They also included a mini fridge. The hotel is also very large with long hallways. If your room is further away from the lobby like mine was, there are shortcuts. Look for the closest exit door to your room to take the stairs if you don’t need an elevator or aren’t too high up. You will end up outside in the hotel grounds and this was much faster for me than walking down all the hallways to the front of the hotel once I figured out where I was when I was outside in relation to the front and back of the hotel.If you’re thinking of staying there on a vacation, it’s a great location. It’s walking distance to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. I’m not sure how many hotels are within walking distance to two parks, but I think that’s a big benefit of staying here. The best way to get to Epcot is to go out the back which is where the Boardwalk is with a bunch of stores and restaurants. Go to the right and follow the path until you eventually reach the side entrance to Epcot. The best way to get to Hollywood Studios is the same thing, except go left instead of right. Magic Kingdom is the park that is furthest away and was about a 15 min bus ride or so whereas Animal Kingdom was about a 10 min bus ride. The buses pick you up just down a path to the left of the front entrance if you’re looking out at the parking lot. If you’re going for a conference, the conference area is very nice and large. The food was also great. Make sure to bring a coat or sweater if you are going to be in a conference room most of the day as the room we were in got pretty cold with the AC blasting. Overall, I would definitely recommend staying here whether it’s for a conference or if you’re going on vacation for the location as well as beauty of the hotel.
I have stayed Club Level at the Boardwalk many times over the years and have experienced the good, bad and indifferent. I must say that my most recent experience has made me forget what took place in the past. The hotel and really stepped it up and I was very impressed with all the changes!! From the moment we arrived until we departed, every hotel Cast Member was friendly, courteous and helpful. From painters to housekeepers to Club Level personnel, positivity was evident. Rooms were getting new mattresses (which were amazingly comfortable.) Keurig Coffee Makers were being placed in rooms and other updates were being completed. The Club Level Lounge has transformed from mediocre to fantastic! New wines, new food offerings and a much-improved lounge area made the visit extra-special. The Chef was actually in the lounge preparing shrimp and grits and pork belly during the Appetizer and Refreshment hours! Breakfast is a whole new experience! It was all just wonderful. I can't wait to go back for my October visit!
Great place. Much recommended, especially for location! Walking distance to Epcot, bus to MK, ferry to Hollywood studios. Room was spacious with small balcony. Travelled as a couple, would visit boardwalk again!
I feel like I WANT to love this hotel. There are many great things about it. The location between Epcot and Hollywood Studios is fantastic, and the boat transportation is relaxing and fun. Proximity to great dining and entertainment on the boardwalk is also really nice. The rooms are pretty and have a private balcony which is great to have some outside time away from the rest of the world. I liked the sinks in the bathroom because they're a real sink instead of the shallow plate with an edge you get in the Contemporary's bathrooms. However, the sink area at Boardwalk does not have a door or curtain to separate it from the main bed area, so if someone is trying to get ready while another person is trying to stay asleep it can be challenging to ignore the bathroom light. During our stay we had several issues that I feel could have been avoided or dealt with better by the cast members. When we arrived there was an issue with the magic bands not working to open doors, so we were given a card key. Once the original issue had been resolved and we were allowed to use our magic bands as the key, we had to have our them reset every day because one or both of them would stop working to open our room door, seemingly at random. The night before we were going to checkout, I requested and received confirmation that we could have a late checkout time of 12pm. (1 hour extension) We went to the park in the morning and when we returned around 11am, our bands wouldn't open the door. Thinking this was just the same issue we had the entire stay, I went to the front desk to get them fixed again. Unfortunately, I was then told that our room had been checked out and the housekeeping had already cleaned. The person I was speaking with was unable to tell me why this happened when we had a late checkout time that hadn't passed yet (and regular checkout time had just finished) Sadly, almost half of my birthday cake, flowers, and drinks that were still in the room were all thrown away. So, in the end I was left feeling disappointed about this hotel. This trip was a bit of a splurge for my birthday, and I expected the whole experience to be a step up since it is a "deluxe" resort, but we wasted so much time trying to get our magic bands to work and then they threw away some really tasty birthday cake.
We were picked up at the airport and driven directly to the Boardwalk Inn in an air conditioned coach bus. Check-in was a breeze, with very efficient and pleasant front desk personnel. The hotel ambiance was beautiful, with every detail of an old fashioned boardwalk experience displayed. We were issued a room on the 5th floor which has a small balcony with wonderful views. The room was neat, clean, large and comfortable. Large closet, fridge, coffee maker, A/C and ceiling fan, desk, etc. The art on the walls add to the lovely atmosphere. The bathroom was large, with an extra big vanity that is rarely seen in hotels these days. Everything was in perfect working order, neat and clean. Best of all, there was a quiet pool on the property that was almost empty each time we were in it! Since my adult daughter and I did not bring children, this wonderful pool area was perfect for us. The Luna Park pool seemed perfect for families with children (big water slide, lifeguard, etc.). The location was great, with the boardwalk right there. Very nice for evening entertainment, food, snacks, shopping, music, drinks, etc. All lit up at night...very festive. Walking distance to Epcot or a short boat ride to to Epcot or Hollywood studios. The efficient bus systems took us quickly to the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs. All in all, a wonderful place to stay!
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- 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.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Disney's Boardwalk InnOrlando,United States
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2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8442
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