I'd agree with most of the posts, location is great! Short walk to Epcot and the boats to Hollywood Studios were always moving / short wait. (The walk to Studios was not too bad,but a bit long after a long day of walking in the park.) Either way, the location was great. We enjoyed the performers on the Boardwalk (and in the lobby of the hotel on the rainy night) in the evenings, and the waterfront view made our morning cup of coffee that much better. Staff was great, always around with the typical "Disney" smile on their faces. The only 'con' I would have is the busing to Magic Kingdom park. There does not seem to be enough buses going that direction, and when you add the Swan and Dolphin guests, the buses were always crowded, I stood each time (both ways) we went to MK. With that said, there is no doubt I'd return to the Boardwalk. The pool was a blast for the kids (7, 12, and 16 yr old). My 12 year old particularly liked the games the staff was playing with the kids at poolside, and I couldn't get my 7 year old off the Keister Coaster. The pool was a nice size / shape as well, so my wife could see them easily at all times and enjoy some quiet time together while they played. Oh, and for the adults, I'd also suggest you walk to the end of the Villas and spend some time at Jellyrolls. The dueling pianos, were a blast!!