Walt Disney World Resort: Boardwalk Inn is themed after seaside districts of the Northeastern United States in the 20th century. There is also an actual Boardwalk with restaurants and nightly entertainment.
The resort is decorated with vintage furnishings, replicas of carousels and roller coaster and antiques from the turn of the century.
Resort type: Deluxe
Price: $533 to $738 (and up!)
Room size: 434 sq feet
Sleeps: 5 in a Standard Room. Each adult is an extra $25 (first 2 are free)
Room count: 378
Room features: 2 queen size bed or 1 king size bed with a daybed, refrigerator, ceiling fan, coffee maker, small table with 2 chairs, double vanity and separate tub and commode
Choose from a Standard View (gardens, leisure pool or parking area views) or Water View (boardwalk or Crescent Lake views)
Items Available: Bed rails or Pack N Play.
Club Level Rooms – Sleep up to 6 adults. Includes 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Visit the lounge for a fancy continental breakfast in the morning and snacks throughout the day and desserts in the evening.
Garden Suites: There are 14 two story cottages that include a spacious living room, queen size sofa sleeper, kitchette and 1/2 bath on the first floor. The second floor has a loft bedroom with a king size bed and a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Club Level Access is included.
Villas: There are 383 villas including studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and Grand Villas.
Studio Villa – sleep up to four adults and an infant under the age of 3; queen size bed and double sleeper sofa; wet bar; under-counter fridge; microwave oven; coffeemaker; ceiling fan; color cable television; private balcony or porch
One Bedroom Villa – sleeps up to four adults plus an infant under the age of 3; master suite; living room; fully equipped kitchen; master bath with whirlpool tub; ceiling fan; washer and dryer; dvd player; queen-size sleeper sofa; king size bed; private balcony or porch.
Two Bedroom Villa – sleep up to 8 adults plus an infant under the age of 3; master bedroom has a king size bed; second bedroom has a queen size bed and a double sleeper sofa; living room has a sleeper sofa; fully equipped kitchen; master bath with whirlpool tub; ceiling fan; washer and dryer; dvd player.
Grand Villa – sleeps up to 12 adults plus an infant under the age of 3; has 3 bedrooms including a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and whirlpool tub in the private bath. The other 2 bedrooms each have 2 queen size beds and a private bathroom. There is also a living area with a queen size sleeper. There are one and two story units available.
Restaurants: Belle Vue Room serves spirits from 5pm to midnight and coffee/tea in the morning.
On the Boardwalk, you’ll find ESPN Club, BoardWalk Bakery, Trattoria al Forno, Pizza Take Out Window, Thimbles and Threads, Seashore Sweets, Wyland Galleries, Flying Fish Cafe and Big River Grill and Brewing Works.
Pools: The main pool is the Luna Park Pool. It features a Keister Coaster waterslide, grinning elephant statues that sprout water and a whirlpool spa. It also has a kiddie pool area.
There is a quiet pool at Inn’s Rose Garden Courtyard and another next to Community Hall in the villa area
Activities: Nightly movie at Boardwalk Village Green; Poolside Party at 3:30 pm, Poolside activities from 1-4:30 pm; Campfire and marshmallow roast at 6:30 pm; Health Club and Spa Services ($); Boat Rentals ($); Video games, arts and crafts (check the schedule), rentable sports equipment, board games and DVDs at Community Hall; Side Show Games Arcade ($); Guided Fishing Excursions ($); Tennis Lessons ($); Surrey Rentals ($)
24-hour front desk
business center with computers, printing, shipping and office supplies
check-in and guest service
club level with lounge
designated smoking area
handicap accessible rooms
kiddie waiting area in lobby
merchandise delivery and pickup
outdoor smoking areas
resort airline check-in
valet and self parking
wake- up call service
Overnight parking is $24.
Transportation: Walk or take a boat to Epcot, boat to Hollywood Studios or take a bus to the other parks.
Distance from parks by bus:
- Animal Kingdom – 5 miles
- Hollywood Studios – 1 mile
- Epcot – 3 miles
- Magic Kingdom – 6 miles
When you complete online check in, you can choose from the following options:
- Ground Floor
- Second Floor
- Fourth Floor
- Fifth Floor
- Highest Floor
- Near Elevator
- Near Lobby
- Boardwalk View
I personally would choose near elevator and near lobby.
The Screen Door General Store, located on the Boardwalk, offers a variety of Disney themed merchandise, sundries and select grocery items. You’ll also find items with a specific Boardwalk theme.
Dundy’s Sundries, located off the lobby, offers a small selection of Disney souvenirs, resort specific merchandise and sundries.
Character Carnival carries plushes, character toys and more.
Address: 2101 N Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
This review comes from my reader Melissa…
We booked a 1BR Pool/Garden View, and were given just that. The room was
PLENTY big for just my husband and I. Our room looked right out to the
Luna Park Pool. We loved having the separate shower and jetted tub,
though I never got a chance to use the tub. Having our own washer and
dryer in the room was a big plus as well, as we ended up using it a few
times throughout our trip. Having the kitchen was another bonus as it
allowed us to save some money by eating breakfast in our room on several
What were the amenities of the resort like? What was your favorite one?
The lack of an actual food court is the biggest drawback to this resort,
in my opinion. Though they do have the quick service pizza window along
with the BoardWalk Bakery, the convenience factor just isn’t the same.
What was the food court like? Any favorite foods?
As mentioned above, the BoardWalk Resort/Villas does not have an actual
food court. However, we did find that the pizza window was very good.
One night, after enjoying some time in the pool, we threw on our
swimsuit cover-ups and decided to grab a pizza for dinner. Not only was
the pizza very tasty, but being able to grab a table and sit out
overlooking the water while we ate turned out to be one of the most
memorable and relaxing experiences of our trip.
How were the resort buses? What was your walk to the bus stop like? How
the resorts bus stops at the parks? How far was the walk to the gates?
crowded were the buses at any given time?
The resort buses were just fine for us. However, because we were so
close to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, the only time we needed a bus was
when visiting the Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom. During the times that
we did use them, they were on time. The only downside is that we did
have to stop at the Swan & Dolphin as well as the Beach Club to pick-up
and drop off each time. Because of being on the same route with the S&D
and Beach Club, the bus stops at the parks could get a little crowded at
times, but usually only towards opening or closing times.
Would you stay at this resort again? If not, please provide a reason.
The BoardWalk is definitely one of our favorite resorts. We love the
relaxing feel and the overall ambiance of the resort! Not having a food
court was the only negative that we could find during our stay!
Also check out the Beach Club resort located across from Boardwalk.