I'd stayed at the Boardwalk Inn in a boardwalk view room in May 2007 and loved everything about the resort.
This time (December 2007) I was staying at the InnKeepers Club, the resort's club-concierge level. Unlike 'normal' rooms you cannot book a specific room view.
When we arrived we were escorted up to the 4th floor to check in at the club level. Check in was friendly and efficient and we were soon on our way to our room. This is where we hit it a bit of a problem. The room was very pretty (same as my non club room in May) but it overlooked the satellite dishes of the ESPN club (it was actually over the ESPN club) and a service/access road. Even with the door closed you could hear the traffic. For $550 dollars a night I don't think this is acceptable so I spoke to a club staff member who changed our room to a room overlooking the gardens and with a prime view of the Epcot Illuminations (fireworks). Fantastic room.
The club level was very relaxing, unlike some of the resort club levels where it can be a bit of a scrum when the food is put out. I would rate the Boardwalk club level as one of the best, aside from the Grand Floridan Royal Palm Club (main building) but that is exceptional.
The cast members were all very friendly and approachable and would do anything for us, and the resort is so beautiful, especially with the christmas decorations up. Although the resort was full you wouldn't have thought so, until you went to the main lobby or the valet, and even then the staff handled everything to the best of their ability.
Like all Disney resorts the Boardwalk isn't cheap but if you're after a 'nice' hotel in a superb location this can't be beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Disney's BoardWalk Inn is a Disney Deluxe Resort that captures the charm, whimsy and elegance of 1940s Atlantic City. Sitting along a boardwalk packed with amusements, the Resort offers dynamic views of activity below and of the glittering waters of Crescent Lake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Disney`s Boardwalk Hotel Orlando
- Disney Boardwalk Hotel
- Orlando Boardwalk Inn
- Boardwalk Villa Disneyworld
- Disney Boardwalk Inn
- Disneys Boardwalk Resort
- Disneys Boardwalk Inn Resort
- Disneys Boardwalk Hotel