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Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Ranked #49 of 337 Hotels in Orlando
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“Location great”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Well, we stayed here at the villas for the first time 3-7 to 3-10. We enjoyed our stay but a couple of things left us wondering. We had requested our travel agent (AAA) contact Disney Travel Co twice to request a room close to transportation and I had called once with same request 2 days prior to arrival. Upon arrival, room was furthest from everything. Fold out bed was basically falling apart (the arms of the couch were no longer attached to frame). When speaking to Cast Members we were told that furnishings were going to be replaced.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Boardwalk villa where we stayed with our 2 kids was very nice. I really liked the coastal style and simplicity of the rooms. The layout with a kitchen was well-done, and the tiled shower and soaking tub made for a comfortable, roomy bathroom.

The mattress was really bad though- but I slept some after all the walking & long days.

The Boardwalk area is a great change from some of the other Disney areas and our kids love the games on the Boardwalk- although those are pricey! The restaurants here are far better than typical Disney fare.

However, other problems at the hotel include terrible room service! The wait for breakfast one morning was 2 HOURS! Time was never under 55 minutes. And trust me, when that breakfast arrived, it was NOT worth the wait. Pancakes & waffles were over cooked, dense, & rubbery. Very disappointing....

Also, cleaning service knocked on door around 8 am every morning- Thoughtless!

The long walk down the corridors of this sprawling hotel are exhausting after a long day on your feet- but we do like this area and may still return. I think I'll take my own pancake mix for breakfast, though!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Brooklin, Canada
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We're just back from a wonderful five night stay at Disney's Boardwalk Villas. We stayed in a perfectly appointed one-bedroom suite.

Our two girls slept on an ingenious pullout couch in the living room that required a simple pull of a strap to become a bed; no moving of pillows, no straining or struggling. The king bedroom was very comfortable with one wall of "French door" like windows overlooking the canal below.

The bathroom was divided into a shower room, accessible from the living room with an ensuite jet tub and vanity in the bedroom which also led to a walk-in closet. There was plenty of space for all 4 of us to spread out our toiletries.

The open plan sitting/dining/kitchen with a full fridge, microwave, breakfast nook was ideal for our stay.

The hotel's amenities include a lifeguarded pool with a waterslide, hot tub and children's pool, an arcade, a general store where you'll find a few grocery items, wine and lots of Disney souvenirs. Watch for the hidden Mickey Mouse in the resort's carpet and decor - our girls found new ones every day! Disney's Boardwalk is easy walking distance to both Hollywood Studios and Epcot and if you don't feel like walking you can jump on a riverboat to get there.

My whole family enjoyed the Boardwalk Villas - really a perfect location for a family trip to Disney.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Merrick, New York
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed at the Boardwalk Villas for the first time using our DVC points in December. What a great hotel in an amazing location!! Epcot is one of my favorite Disney parks and being able to enter the park right by France after a super short walk over a bridge was outstanding! We were there for Christmas and New Years and the crowds were insane. Being able to walk to 2 parks (HS & Epcot) and not have to worry about crowded bus transportation was incredible. On New Years Eve we walked to Epcot ate dinner and then walked back to the boardwalk where they had hats, noisemakers, DJ and a magician on the Boardwalk. Boardwalk itself is beautiful- many places to eat, a few places to shop and just pretty to hang out on. Boat transportation to Epcot or HS was quick and pleasant as well. Rooms were very clean, nice setup and we overlooked the pool and HS in the background which was really nice. My two boys (9&11) loved the pool and water slide. We didn't eat there but there's a nice pool bar. At night you could see fireworks from the Boardwalk. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Loved every minute of it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Albufeira
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had a two bedroom villa for 5 that easily accommodates 8. Comfortable and clean. Open plan sitting/dining/ kitchenette. Full size fridge, oven and stove top and microwave and small fridge and microwave in second bedroom that is also used as a studio apartment. Pool and water slide with lifeguard, jacuzzi, kiddie pool and small playground. Community centre with many activities for children. Highchair and travel cot with bedding. Washer and drier in room a great plus. Easy access to all resorts by Disney transport or walking. Gardengrocer.com deliver to the resort and you can order online for delivery on day of arrival. Whole Foods supermarket a fifteen minute drive and highly recommend a visit just for the experience and choice of goods available.!! We arranged the Mickey and Friends birthday in room celebration for a fifth birthday and Lili's face when she saw the birthday banner on the door and the decorations in the room was lovely to see. Well worth the cost. A birthday badge worn at Magic Kingdom meant she was greeted wherever she went. All in all a magical experience

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Ann Arbor
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We've stayed at the Boardwalk Villas twice; each time for about a week. We returned to the property for a second stay for: location - walking distance to both Hollywood Studios and Epcot; and, very comfortable, and well-maintained accomodations.

My family really really really likes the bathroom layout. One family-member could have privacy in the toilet/shower section, while the rest of the family could be handling basics like brushing teeth and combing our hair.

My one gripe is the lack of the cafeteria-like restaurant that one finds in all other Disney World properties. In talking with the staff, I learned that many guests bemoan this oversight. The staff directed me to the General Store on the boardwalk, where I purchased cereal, milk, frozen foods, orange juice, etc. I'm glad the General Store is available and well-stocked.

Having the washer and dryer in our room was wonderful. These were full-sized appliances and in perfect working order. The kitchen consists of a full-sized refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, four-burner electric stove & oven. There was a microwave, coffeemaker, and plenty of dishes & utensils. The housekeeping staff ran the dishwasher daily.

Speaking of the housekeeping staff, they demonstrated much-appreciated flexibility. Depending upon the day, my family can either be out a room bright-and-early. . .or, take hours to leave. The housekeepers always had a smile for us, and were completely accomodating of our variable schedule.

If you don't like the pull-out sleeper sofa, call the front desk and they'll send up an Aerobed. The staff member was very helpful; inflated it, and made the bed for us.

If your room faces the boardwalk, just outside are restaurants, a deep wooden boardwalk with very talented street performers. These performers work for Disney, so they are world-class. We saw a magician and a mime that attracted large audiences. If your room faces the canal, you have the joy of watching weddings.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Westchester, NY
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Boardwalk Villas is one of our favorite Disney resorts. Our 1 bedroom villa was cleaned without chemicals (due to asthma) and was totally spotless. Housekeeping went above and beyond to make sure our villas was perfect. Our villa had a view of the Tower of Terror.

We walked to EPCOT and Disney Studios. The main clown pool was closed for repairs, but we got to use the Stormalong pool at the Beach Club - what a great bonus. We enjoyed the restaurants and performers on the Boardwalk.

The kitchen is very small, and only one person can use it at a time. Design flaw in my eyes. Bay Lake Towers has a much nicer and more efficient kitchen. The bed was great - very comfortable. he living room coach was a bit hard, but you don't go to Disney to spend the day watching TV, right?

We had a lovely stay and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Address: 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, 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) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#16 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#53 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#69 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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