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“Disney's Boardwalk was great!” 5 of 5 stars
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Disney's BoardWalk Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #60 of 332 Hotels in Orlando
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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“Disney's Boardwalk was great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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!!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a beautiful hotel! Disney doesn't disappoint. BUT there are a few things to consider.
Pros: -Within walking distance or a short boat ride to Epcot & Hollywood Studios.
-Newly renovated rooms are very clean and nice.
-Can comfortably sleep 5 people. The couch converts to a twin size bed. This is a huge help since our two teenagers can't share a bed.
-Nice little balcony off our room.
Cons: -Bus rides to Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom can be long. The bus picks up Boardwalk Inn + Yacht & Beach Club + Swan & Dolphin. Bus also stops at Blizzard Beach on the way to Animal Kingdom. It took over an hour for us to get to AK. Quite a few times there were people standing on the bus trips.
-We were in room 4301 facing the front entrance and drive. It was very noisy. The walk way to the bus stop was right under our window and we could hear people coming back up to 12 and 1 at night. Lots of beeping trucks early in the morning too.
-Bathroom needed a better fan. After a shower EVERYTHING is soaked!
Overall a good hotel, but I think we prefer the Beach Club, only because it's a closer walk to Epcot.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a one bedroom suite, which was wonderful because it came with a full kitchen. The general store downstairs had enough quickie food supplies so that we could have breakfast in the room. That turned out great because breakfast is a problem. There is a full service restaurant downstairs which was not great, but fine. But we were usually in a hurry to get to the parks in the morning. There is also a bakery, but the lines are very long because everyone else in this large property is also trying to get to the parks. The room was very nicely appointed and very clean. The bed was comfortable. My major complaint is that the transportation to Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney was problematic. Between the long wait for the bus and stopping at other resorts on the way, it could take a full hour to get to these parks. This is something Disney needs to address rather quickly. I should also mention that the Disney internet servers are apparently overtaxed. Our room was at the edge of the property, and internet was spotty. But connections weren't very good anywhere on property. Transportation and breakfast aside, this is a great resort.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love this resort and the location. I love being able to walk to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios without dealing with the buses. If you would like to take the boat to Epcot and Hollywood you can do that as well. You can also walk to the Swan and Dolphin, Beach Club and Yacht Club. The atmosphere out on the Boardwalk is very neat and my kids loved it.

The rooms were nice and comfortable. I've stayed in Disney Resorts over the years at the different levels and this one absolutely meets my expectation of this class of Disney hotels. It was nice, clean and perfectly themed.

We made two trips here in the past month. The first we stayed in a standard room. It was nice, clean and comfortable. The balcony was overlooking the courtyard and a smaller pool.

The second trip I booked in the club level room. The room was identical, but was right over the smaller pool. The club level treatment was nice. You don't check in at the main desk, you check in upstairs right outside of the club level. Someone escorted us upstairs where we could sit down and enjoy saltwater taffy while we checked in. The club lounge was nice as well. They had different food and snacks throughout the day. Breakfast was adequate. Pastries, muffins, oatmeal, cereal, etc. They have limitless soft drinks in cans, coffee and Evian water for club guests. They had snacks throughout the day (their sugar cookies are pretty yummy). It worked out great since I took a couple of kids. They play Disney movies and the staff in the lounge was friendly and very helpful. A couple would even start singing and acting out Frozen scenes with my kids. They had a great time.

Just a note- I think if a traveler is expecting Ritz or Four Seasons quality because the class is called "Deluxe" it's very possible they could be disappointed. But my expectations aren't that lofty for Disney hotels. You are paying for the fact that it's Disney. And Boardwalk is definitely a step up from their moderate resorts which I also find to be comfortable and enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

You can't help but be impressed by the theme of the hotel, the entrance, the lobby, the proximity to the Boardwalk, Epcot and the boat to MGM, but the rooms in this hotel are not that impressive. I felt that the theme in the room was over the top, drop the themed curtains and shower curtain. The bedroom was on the smaller side and the bathroom very average. We stayed for 2 nights and ended up doing the two parks furthest away (Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom), so we drove to these. On the plus side you get the chance to book Fastpasses early and get Extra Magic Hours, which are very useful in peak periods. Having tried the Beach club, Grand Floridian and Contemporary, I felt that this was the least impressive Disney property. Next time if I was traveling in peak times, I will likely try the Polynesian or stay close by in Lake Buena Vista.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's decorated like if it was a boardwalk theme, classical with a touch if fun. The hotel is beautiful, a little over price but if you keep looking sometimes they have special packages. The rooms are very comfortable, we got the suite for 3 adults and 1 children but we were very comfortable. It was clean, smell good, bathrooms were very clean, they had on the suite mini refrigerator, coffee machine and drawers if you did grocery shopping with or without them so you can stored it. They have a lot of different activities for kids depending on the age, if you want to maintain your kids occupied look at the calendar of events and try them all. The pool is theme after a circus, had a bar that look like circus tent, playground area, gym, it has big slide, big pool and a kiddie pool for tots. The treatment from the staff when you arrive until you leave is excellent, you won't regret going there. They even gave a couple if balloons for my daughter birthday. When you notify them of an event like a birthday the will make it memorable. If you had a problem they will help you resolve it without any problems.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Night 1 at Disney Boardwalk Inn
If my stay gets any better I will repost.
I am staying for 4 days in the DVC Club here. When I arrived I was greeted by a cast member who called me by my last name, that was cool. The person behind the desk was neither happy or sad, but didn't make me feel important. It took the the girl Laura (beside this yahoo) behind the desk to acknowledge my four year old and give her stickers and a pin, which she really liked. Made her feel special....

This hotel looks amazing from the outside to the lobby. However my room is like a three star hotel. I am shocked at these accommodations.....I booked the preferred view. The view is great but keep this in mind. If you are thinking about calling it an early night the pool is extremely loud and the bass from the movie travels right into the room which lasts until 11:00pm....sucks if you have an infant......
I called the operator which took a while to finally pick up and because the hotel is sold out they will not do anything for me.......so much for booking a luxury hotel. I guess with lots of people once your here your just a number....:(

Room Tip: Rooms near pool are very noisy. The room shakes from nearby fireworks at night.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#28 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#66 Family Hotel in Orlando
#85 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's BoardWalk Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 372
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the charm and whimsy of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City at this waterfront Resort hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool and delight in a massage at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Discover carnival games, unique dining and exciting nightlife on the Coney Island-style boardwalk. Strung like saltwater taffy along the shimmering Crescent Lake, Disney's BoardWalk Inn is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. ... more   less 
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