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“Had a wonderful Thanksgiving” 5 of 5 stars
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Disney's BoardWalk Villas
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #74 of 329 Hotels in Orlando
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“Had a wonderful Thanksgiving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Just returned from a week at the Boardwalk Villas. The entire ramily spent a wonderful week at the property. We went to several dinners but we were happy to have a kitchen that we could eat breakfast and lunch. The villas were outstanding and we had a view of the pool from our balcony We had a 2 bedroom . One bedroom had the living room and kitchen with table and chairs and a bar. The other bedroom was an efficency that had a microwave and a small table and chairs with a pullout sofa and a bed. There were seven of us and we all ate in the main kitchen that had a table and chairs and a bar. Fantastic time and the room was always clean. We have been going to Disney every 2 years since the 70's. We enjoy the boardwalk because of its location. We could walk to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.

Room Tip: We enjoyed being able to see the pool and just sitting on the balcony. Our room was on the same flo...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We , over the yrs, had stayed at most of the disney resorts. Of all, this is my favorite. The Boardwalk theme is so nice. It is homey. Of course, isney Theme through out. Staying on the Boardwalk side is the best because you overlook the lagoon, all thehussle and bussle of the Boardwalk and walk the ferries come and and out carrying passengers to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It is walking distance to Epct , ESPN Club and other restaurants on the Boardwalk. I love the unit with the oversized balconies! Also, quiestest times to go.....Sept, mid November and Jan! Couples, families or groups will love it!

Room Tip: Boardwalk View
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

If you are looking for a hotel with a great location, the Board Walk is just that. As DVC members we could only book our room within 7 months so we ended up getting the Two Bedroom Lock off. It was really nice but I think the Two Bedroom would've been much nicer. The room decor is a little dated but it is still really nice and clean. The location of The Boardwalk is great. We walked to both Hollywood Studios and Epcot within 15 minutes. Entertainment on the board walk is great and you really feel like you have travelled back in time. There are lots of performers and it's great to just walk around or take a bike ride. Customer service was brilliant also.

Room Tip: Ask for the Boardwalk or pool view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was our 2nd stay at a DVC property. (1st was Animal Kingdom - Kidani). I rented points from an owner so we got an awesome deal (you must be do your due dilegence when renting! you could get scammed easily). I think ended up paying a little less than 1/2 price for our 1 bedroom villa. We opted for the standard view and saved some more $$ that way and it was perfect for us because we ultimately wanted a quiet room. The boardwalk or preferred view would have been very noicey IMO.
We had a king bed in our bedroom and a very large two section bathroom - one section with a sink, shower and toilet and the other section w/ a large vanity w/ sink, huge jetted tub and a walk in closet.
The main area had a nicely appointed kitchen, and living area w/ a pull out bed (which our son slept on). There was a closet w/ stackable W&D and a balcony the entire length of our unit.
We were at the VERY end of the hallway , which was nice for the quiet and privacy. However, it is a VERY long walk to the lobby area where you need to catch the buses and/or water taxi's. We did have a stairwell that took us to the pathway that lead to HS. We were on the 4th floor - doable but, really there needs to be at least one or two more elevators in this very large resort.
The hallways are very long after a long day at the park.
As I mentioned this is an older property - it does show some wear & tear - our keycard faceplate on the front door fell off & the door to the laundry was out of whack.
But, mostly everything else was maintained and the whole resort is always very clean!
Two pools - the Luna pool w/ the huge clown slide was a lot of fun for my 5 y.o boy.
They have a community room for children's activities; we did not get to use it as we went to the parks every day (6 days!). They did have some games at the Luna pool on our last (travel) day which my son enjoyed.
Nice health club - we only used shower facilities on check out day.
When you stay on points you do not get daily maid service - staying 7 nights gave us one maid "service" in the middle which consisted of trash removal and new towels.
I thought the bus service to the MK was lacking - we went to MK 3 times and each time we waited on average 20 mins.... there would be 2 AK buses and sometimes 2 DTD buses before we would see a MK bus! Maybe just our bad timing? The buses on the way back from AK (and MK) made between 4 and 5 stops! Just unacceptable IMO! Took over 30 mins.
Everyone seems to complain about bussing from the AKL - but, there is only 1 stop and we never had any issues w/ waiting either?
The water taxi stops up to two times as well on the way to HS and Epcot.
You can easily walk to Epcot 5- 10 min walk. HS is a 20 min walk - we never did it though.
Lot to see and do and eat on the Boardwalk - very busy place. (READ noisey!)
We would stay again - but, only w/ points - this place is not worth $500 a night!?

Room Tip: if you want quiet save $ by getting a standard view and request away from elevator - but plan on hik...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

What a place, Villa was sooooooooooooo clean. Fully equipped. Staff is very friendly& responsive. Very relaxing & so convenient to EPCOT & Hollywood Studios. Many great places to eat & drink. Only drawback is there are only 3 elevators located near the lobby. Very far from most of the rooms. Cant get very close parking, so groceries & luggage can be a trek. poolside villas have view of Studio fireworks, standard view(most) have great view of Epcot fireworks.

Room Tip: high floor, not too far from elevators
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We loved our stay at the Boardwalk Villa's! So far our favorite Disney Resort. The Boardwalk is so much fun and the transportation is awesome. Getting to Epcot took about 5 minutes on a boat, or about a 15 minute walk. Hollywood studios was also a short boatride away. And the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney a short bus ride! Great place to stay. The Villas are well worth the price. We had groceries delivered from Garden Grocer for breakfasts and lunches and saved hundreds of dollars there easily.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perdido Key, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's with a heavy heart that I rate this property a 2. I have stayed at the Grand Floridian, The Swan, The Dolphin, The Yacht Club, and The Shades of Green...all completely WONDERFUL experiences. We booked at the Boardwalk for it's close proximity to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, we enjoy the easy, breezy walk. However, for the price...we will not be staying here again.

When we checked in, the room smelled of must and the bathroom wasn't clean. We were traveling with our 1 year old and the mildew smell was of concern, unfortunately they were overbooked and couldn't move us...we were stuck. Later that night, the AC unti leaked a very large amount of water all over the carpet (fortunately we didn't have luggage by it or it would have been ruined). We were told again that we couldn't be moved until the next day. So, the next day, we had to re-pack, lug everything back to the lobby and weren't allowed to "check back in" until 4p. Well, those of you with an infant know, this was not an ideal situation.

I'm just really, really sad this happened, as I love all things Disney. But did give it two starts for location, cuteness of decor in the main lobby, and the restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#25 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#51 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#81 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's BoardWalk Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 532
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Timeless elegance meets old-fashioned charm at this waterfront Resort hotel. Delight in saltwater taffy-colored cottages, private courtyards and picturesque gardens-plus the ragtime sounds and carnival pastimes of the exciting Coney Island-style boardwalk. Reminiscent of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City, Disney's BoardWalk Villas is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. ... more   less 
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