Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is located along Crescent Lake between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The resort is divided into two sections - the Boardwalk Inn, which is the hotel and convention side of the resort, and the Boardwalk Villas, which is part of the Disney Vacation Club. Resort rooms are 434 square feet. There are 371 guest rooms with some rooms accommodating up to 5 guests. There are also a variety of suites at this resort, some of which can accomodate as many as 9 guests (2 bedroom suite / club level).
- 3pmCheck In
- 11amCheck Out
The hustle and bustle of the bygone era of the Atlantic seaside resorts, is evident at the Boardwalk Resorts. Located on the shores of Crescent Lake nestled between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find this lively, charming waterfront village. The resort actually has two sections, the Inn, which is the hotel and convention center side, and the Villas, which are the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) side. You don’t have to be a DVC member to stay in the Villas though.
To get a true feeling for the Boardwalk, one must experience it at night, with gaily strung lights blazing, the pounding music from the night clubs filling the air, play the midway games, watch the wacky Boardwalk buskers, and smell the enticing aromas emanating from the restaurants, bakery and sweet shop. The resorts themselves are festive with their striped awnings, white railed balconies, shingled rooftops and colorful flower beds. Inside, the lobby has vintage furnishings, a hardwood floor, and models of a carousel and roller coaster. Some of the carpeting is made to look like a hardwood floor with a “carpet runner” on it, and the walls have white picket fences with grass peeking through, painted on them.
One of the privileges of being lakeside, is the boat transportation, the Friendship launches, that are available to take guests to Epcot and MGM. However the World Showcase at Epcot is close enough to walk to, and only takes about 5-10 minutes. Boats leave the dock every 20 minutes and also travel to the Yacht & Beach Club, and the Swan and Dolphin resorts as well to pick up guests. Buses are available to take guests to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, the water parks and Downtown Disney Marketplace.
Guests of the Inn should note that there is not a direct access to the Boardwalk from the quiet pools or gardens, they must go through the lobby to get there. The Conference Center on the Boardwalk Inn side, is 20,000 square feet, has a 10,500 square foot Promenade ballroom, 14 breakout rooms, a business center, a meeting planners office and conference registration area.Read More
- Valet Service Cleaning
- Coin Laundry facilities
- Express Check-out
- Refillable Mugs at Leaping Horse Libations
- Bell Services
- Free Wireless Internet
- Poolside bar at Luna Park
- Valet Parking free to Resort guests
- Complimentary Newspaper Delivery
- ATM machine
- Daily Maid Service at the Boardwalk Inn and Villas for non DVC members
The rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort are decorated in an eclectic blend of bright’s and pastels, blues, greens, yellows and white, with cherry wood furniture.
The average guest room is 434 square feet, and includes 2 queen size beds (or one king sized bed), daybed, armoire, television, nightstand, refrigerator, small table with 2 chairs, wall mirror, small key-operated wall safe, telephone and double vanity and mirror that is separate from the tub and commode.
The bathrooms and double vanity are made of marble. Some rooms with a king size bed may be handicapped accessible with a wheelchair-accessible shower in place of a tub. The rooms also include an iron, ironing board, a Pak-n-play crib, hair dryer and a makeup mirror. Guests who need to connect to home or work via the Internet while vacationing, will find high speed access.
French doors lead out to the balconies, which may have a standard view (grounds/parking lot near the front entrance), garden view, or water view (can be of a pool or the boardwalk).
There are 14 garden suites, also known as the honeymoon cottages. Most of these 2-story cottages have a fenced in private yard with lovely rose gardens. The first floor is the living room area with a queen size sofa bed, television, 2 piece bathroom, telephone (with 2 line an computer capabilities), wet bar and fridge. The bedroom is in a loft area on the second floor. It overlooks the lower floor and includes a king size bed, television, nightstand and a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. There is a mini-TV for viewing whilst relaxing in the Jacuzzi. Some of the suites have private balconies instead of the fenced in yard.
TIP: Check out the gates of the fenced in yard for Hidden Mickey’s
Concierge service includes access to a private lounge, the “Innkeeper’s Club”, that offers a complimentary Continental breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., English-style tea in the afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and desserts, cordials, wine and cheese are offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concierge deluxe rooms are approximately 434 square feet in size and in addition to the amenities of the guest rooms, include robes, a TV speaker in the bath area, and a deluxe turndown service in the evening.
TIP: The balcony of the Concierge Lounge is a great spot to watch the nightly show: Illuminations 2000: Reflections of Earth taking place at Epcot
Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m.
- 378 rooms
- 18 handicapped accessible rooms
- 14 Garden Suites
- 16 Concierge Suites