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Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Ranked #46 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Tampa, Florida
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110 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“"Close to EPCOT!"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great location to two theme parks...EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. Boat or bus transportation to anywhere on property. Take a walk (or run) along the boardwalk during the day or enjoy entertainment and activities during the evening. The dining selections were great from the bakery (freshly baked goods throughout the day) to quick service to sit-down restaurants (including ESPN Zone). There is something for everyone. The main pool has a slide and the quiet pool is located near the Community Hall and the activities located there. The room layout is similar to most DVC resorts. Room amenities need updating. Overall, a great place to stay!!!

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Rockland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were given a studio with a view of what they call the garden area behind the lobby. Because of this we had a beautiful Christmas Tree right outside our room and a view of the fireworks for both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom at night. The Boardwalk restaurant and shops being right there make everything convenient. Joining friends at the ESPN Club to watch the Patriots was great as there were supporters in there for every team playing that afternoon.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneseo, New York
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Probably my favorite DVC because of location. Love being able to walk to Epcot or Studios. Rooms are always great and love the boardwalk view to watch the "action". Staff is always wonderful and have numerous options for dining from fried dough and corndogs to top notch seafood and steaks as well as sushi and buffets, as well as other activities without entering a park. This past stay we were able to see both Illuminations in Epcot as well as Wishes at MK from our balcony-was a great bonus! Downside is some long hallways for some (we don't mind) and some crowded shared bus service at times to parks, as well as long walks to parking lots.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

This review is for two stays in November. We booked a one-bedroom for the Food & Wine Festival. Our friends booked a studio and after lots of phone calls, we were able to have them next door to us so we actually had the two bedrooms and our view was over the quiet pool. We enjoyed being able to walk to Epcot for the event. The room was comfortable for four adults. The living area is a little small. The room had two chairs on the breakfast bar and a separate table for two. I did not like that we could not all eat breakfast together. Room was clean and our bed was comfortable. The BWV looks like it does need some renovations. Doors were off the hinges and the décor looked warped. We did not use any of the resorts amenities this trip.

The second trip was a one-bedroom for Thanksgiving week. We had a standard view, which actually had a slight view of Epcot and from the bedroom a view of Hollywood Studios. Yes it was a far walk, but we actually enjoyed how quiet it was in our area. We loved this room! It was one-bedroom that was not part of the lock-off rooms, which meant the living area was huge. We had a table that seated four, plenty of room for our blow-up air mattress and still lots of room when we pulled out the bed. The kids loved the room. The balcony was huge and wrapped around the living room area. We had to call the front desk to ask them to bring up more pans to cook with. The room had laundry detergent, dish soap, plenty of toiletries and dishwasher soap. The only complaint we had on the room was the king bed was not comfortable. Did not get a good night sleep and it felt like it was the original bed when the resort was built. Room was clean and we never had maid service because we only stayed four nights. They did call about clean towels. We cooked most of our meals and found the kitchen at good standards.
The kids loved the boardwalk shows every night and being able to walk to Epcot and Hollywood studios. We also loved the main pool and the quiet pool. The kids loved the community hall. I think we needed one extra day to do everything that the kids wanted to do.
My biggest complaint about Disney is that they charge a 10 year old as an adult for food options at the restaurants, however to be left without a parent at the community hall they had to be 12. Hmmm. Also our 11 years old cannot eat as much as an adult and that kind of make me mad. We had breakfast at the Captain’s Grill and they asked our 11 year olds age and he said 11 and they told us that he had to order as an adult. I could not finish the adult size pancakes that he ordered. I do not understand how and why anyone under 15 is treated as an adult at Disney. I wish Disney would change this policy. If he wanted to order an adult entree and was able to eat it I would not mind paying adult prices, but he just does not want to eat adult entrees yet.
We love the BWV area and will be back. We are DVC members and our home resorts are OKW and the GFV. We are a crazy Disney family and go almost every other month (We live in Florida).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

We are DVC members and have stayed at many different resorts on Disney Property. We truly enjoy staying at Boardwalk. It is so awesome to be able to walk to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. For this particular stay, we only were there one night as a "pre-cruise" stay before sailing on the Disney Fantasy. We arrived via Magical Express from MCO. When we arrived, we were greeted by an employee who used an iPad to check us in. Our room was ready at noon! We stayed in a studio which has been remodeled since the last time we visited in 2008. We spent most of the day by the pool. The pool staff was awesome. They had kid and family games all afternoon and the DJ was playing appropriate music. It was a GREAT way to start our Disney Cruise vacation and we look forward to staying at Boardwalk again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Ocean Park, Washington
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

This was our third stay at The Boardwalk. I asked for an upper room and it could not have been better. We had a standard view but it looked out on the front courtyard and at EPCOT. Wonderful!
We were celebrating our 20th year of visiting Disney World. 20 years ago we stayed at the Dolphin and would walk the empty boardwalk to EPCOT and there was a big wall along the way with a painting of what was planned. Now we are staying there. The only two disappointments were, when arriving, there were two gals out front saying "Welcome Home are you the ??? family?" No we are the .....family. Oh well. Then on the last day I was standing by the bathroom sink ready to get in the shower and housekeeping walked right in. No knock just barged in. If that embarrassing moment wasn't bad enough...she did it again half an hour later. I called the front desk after the first time....we will mention it...sure...after the second time I called again and they obviously did not care. We went to the Concierge desk and the lady there was great. She acted horrified and had the Housekeeping Manager come down. He was very nice but I don't feel he got the total feeling a person would have when this happened. Other then those mishaps, we love staying there. The décor, the closeness to EPCOT. Our favorite place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jackson, Mississippi
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44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

We have stayed at numerous DVC properties. Boardwalk is an older DVC when compared to Animal Kingdom Kidani, Bay Lake Tower, and Grand Floridian. The one bedroom only has one bathroom although it has a separate sink and tub in the master bedroom. There is one fold out that is comfortable. Newer DVC's have two fold outs and an extra bathroom. The Boardwalk has some fun street performers and some decent restaurants. The biggest draw is the walking distance to HS and Epcot. If you will be spending a lot of time at Magic Kingdom then a monorail DVC is for you. T

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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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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