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Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Ranked #62 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was a surprise for me as I was due to stay at this hotel and the Hard Rock Hotel in the same visit and fully expected to prefer the Hard Rock. I was wrong. I loved this hotel.

It was a little old fashioned, and some areas looked a little dated, but I felt this added to the 50/60's vibe that was going on around the grounds. The Boardwalk is fantastic, with beautiful scenery, EPCOT just a few minutes walk away, various shops, bars and restaurants. Didn't manage to get into the pool, but it looked good fun, with the slide themed around a classic wooden roller coaster. The reception had a few things to look at and the bar was nice. The bar balcony was good as you could see the EPCOT fireworks and Hollywood Studios was just around the corner!

Loved the whole time I stayed here, and didn't really want to leave.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The rooms were nice, neat and clean. The service is top-notch. Who doesn't love Mickey ears on their bed. We had a standard view room but requested being on the boardwalk really nice to see Fireworks every night only down part is the noise late into the night.

Location wise for Epcot and Hollywood studios can't be beat. Either walk or take the boat. Certainly beats waiting for a bus! Which brings me to only really bad part of the resort. Buses to Downtown Disney are always packed since it shares with Yacht, Beach Clubs, Dolphin and Swan. Buses to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom shares with Swan and Dolphin to can be packed also in the mornings, afternoons usually not too bad. Also weekday and weekend crowds also vary widely.

The value really is in the location, pool and amentities. If you like the amentities this is defintely is the place for you since lots too do by the pool, on the boardwalk-flying fish, cat Cora, ESPN club.

If you are looking for just a place to rest your head for the night probably not the place for you since it is defintely a resort geared towards vacationers visiting Disney, but if these are your plans tho defintely ranks as one of the top 5 disney hotels to stay at.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We spent a week at the Boardwalk Inn for my Birthday. Loved the location, but the inn is in need of a renovation. The staff was wonderful. The room we stayed in was water view which was very nice, but noisy (and not for the reasons most complain about). First, the room is below the 4th floor concierge lounge under an open ceiling. The folks from the lounge would stand outside the lounge and talk LOUDLY and we could hear every word. It happened almost every morning. I called and complained once and even went out and asked them to be quiet myself once. I honestly believe alot of it was the staff stationed at the door greeting people. The other problem is that this room is over a hidden door that gives access to the Boardwalk and is used by staff. They would start early (5am) running carts up and down the boardwalk (no way this can be quiet) and talking under our window.

My advice - stay at the Beach Club. If you want to stay at the Boardwalk, however, avoid this room.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed at Boardwalk Inn for 3 nights in early October. Not impressed. The first night we were notified that all power would be off for about 2 hours in the night due to maintenance. A bit inconvenient but I guess they have to do maintenance sometime and at least we knew in advance. The room itself was clean, but the desk lamp bulb was burned out and two of the five vanity lights were also burned out. None were replaced during our stay. I expected more attention to the details, but as a frequent traveler, this is really about average. The outside grounds were well-manicured and the common areas were clean. Staff was friendly. Restaurants along the boardwalk were convenient. Walking to Epcot was a bonus!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We decided on the boardwalk for a change from our favorite Polynesian. The resort is beautiful and well maintained. Not much of a disney wow factor. Honestly a basic hotel that is very expensive.
Check in took some time and not much help was offered upon our arrival on the magic express. Upon getting to our room the battery on the RFID door was dead so the keys did not work. Standing there with all our luggage looking for a phone to call the front desk. Long hallway walk to find a phone at the elevator and called told someone was coming right away and after 10 minutes I walked to the front desk leaving my wife standing at our door waiting with luggage. Finally got a manager with a real key to let us in. Then told if we leave hopefully it will be fixed before we return. Not pleasant start to trip.
Walking to Epcot and Hollywood studios was great. The buses to animal kingdom and magic kingdom were out right awful. Shared a bus with the swan and dolphin (2 separate stops). So the bus was always packed. 400 a night to share with a 150 night hotel. Should have saved money and stayed at dolphin. Looked very nice. We went during the so called "off season". The return bus from animal kingdom stopped at blizzard beach then dolphin then swan then finally boardwalk. Not a pleasant experience.
The boardwalk itself is nice at night. Great walking nice dinner choices within short walk.
The rooms were nice and beds were comfy. On a Saturday night getting ready for a special dinner the first time we go to use the iron it's broken. Wife then goes to use blow dryer and it's broken too! Told maybe a replacement by next morning. Not what I expect from a 400 a night hotel.
The pools were nice. Central pool was fun with snack bar but Noisy with staff constantly talking over a PA system. Two quiet pools were very quiet though.
Housekeeping was great. Rooms very clean but should check to make sure equipment is working prior to new guests staying in room.

Overall a nice hotel but would not stay again. Honestly not a good value. Location is very good, Swan and dolphin much better value. The central bus system was terrible. Would recommend renting a car if staying here to avoid the long hassling rides. The magic express was great though.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I decided to stay here for our honeymoon, we booked a standard room with a dining plan. When we arrived we were so surprised and delighted that we had been upgraded to a club level cottage suite!! The room was beautiful and the staff was so friendly and helpful! We had access to the club lounge and it was so wonderful and the staff there were accommodating and so nice! We woke up to a message on our hotel room phone from Mickey and Minnie, chocolates on our pillows at night, towels folded like Mickey ears and a clean well stocked room everyday! Disney truly goes the extra mile and treats their guests like family, even saying "welcome home" and "congratulations" when we walked by. The hotel itself was beautiful and the boardwalk at night filled with fun things to do and see! I can't wait to go back to the boardwalk for our 1 year anniversary! By the way, it was so easy to get to Epcot, Hollywood Studios and other close by hotels from boat access! Love this place, had some wonderful memories and can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Danigrl9876
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We spent 7 nights and 8 days at the Boardwalk. The location was perfect. We could walk in 5 - 10 minutes to Epcot, the Beach Club, Yacht Club, the Swan and the Dolphin hotels. We could take the bus or boat to and from any of these properties. Hollywood studios was only a few minutes away. We also walked to Fantasia mini golf that was close by too. The pool had a nice hot tub and water slide. We stayed on the 5th floor and were able to see some of the nearby parks' fireworks. We wish there was a restaurant inside the Boardwalk so on a rainy morning we might have breakfast inside while waiting for the storm to pass. On 3 mornings we bought breakfast at the Bakery on the Boardwalk and sat at tables outside for a relaxing enjoyable breakfast. We had many enjoyable meals at restaurants and hotels around the boardwalk. We also had fun renting a surrey bike and riding around. The Boardwalk had some families staying there but we have stayed at other Disney properties and noticed there seems to be many older couples, newly weds and families with older children in comparison. The Dueling Pianos and the Atlantic
nightclubs are fun for grownups.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank lovebagels
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Additional Information about Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Address: 2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8442
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:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#28 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#68 Family Hotel in Orlando
#84 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $442 - $1,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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