12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Just the best hotel to be placed at
"This hotel was so lovely and situated in the most convenient area. You can walk to Epcot and constant shuttle bus service to all other resorts. The pool was lovely for thee children and you can sit on the boardwalk and watch the world go by. It is alongside a small lake so their is plenty to watch . At night the boardwalk has entertainers alongside the lake and there are a number of good restaurants .the hotel was beautiful .the flowers in the atrium etc were second to none . The service from reception and valet staff wa very helpful we will return again .i don't think you could better this hotel . It is not hurry gurdy or themed but that is all on the doorstep"
- Travel date: 26th June 2012
We have stopped at the Boardwalk twice a...
"We have stopped at the Boardwalk twice and will stay again. This hotel/resort has something for everyone. It is on the doorstep of Epcot and MGM studios. Not the best Disney hotel we have stopped in for children but still great quality and value. On the water front there is lots to do with free street entertainers, fair ground attractions, a sports bar and dance hall. The Hotel is also an attraction for guests stopping at other Disney world hotels and the front is busy into the night. There is a well equipped gym, loads of shops and restaurants. "
- Travel date: 1st December 2004
Honeymoon on the Boardwalk
"The Boardwalk Inn was beautiful, my husband and I were first time visitors in April 2003 we did a honeymoon in Disney and we loved it so much we are going to try Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort for out 1 year Anniversary!!"
- Travel date: 15th March 2004
Nice walk to Epcot
"We stayed at Boardwalk villas in November 2003. We love Diseny World and are frequest travelers to the parks, but this was our first stay at Boardwalk. We were impressed with the lobby and theming of the resort. The pool theme is great and the kids had a great time on the Big Clown slide. The lifeguards were phenomenaol with the kids. The location is nice to walk to Epcot and take a boat to MGM. The rooms were a nice size and clean. However, it just didn't have that "Disney" feel that most of the other resorts give me. I think alot of it had to do with the adult nightlife on the Boardwalk...which wasn't what we were there for. I also did not like the fact that there is no restaurant in the hotel....they are all located outside on the boardwalk. the Fitness center is nice.....had a great massage while there.....needed some down time away from the kiddies."
- Travel date: 5th March 2004
Perfect Replica of original Boardwalk with a Disney touch
"This is a very nice resort with a very realistic and enjoyable theming based on the original Boardwalk. The resort has a great circus-themed pool, and has very easy access to Epcot which is a walking distance from the Boardwalk, there are several shops, restaurants, and enterntainment on the Boardwalk. Although I have to say that i still do not think that any Disney resort can beat the Grand Floridan, but i still give this Resort 5 stars because it still has the magical Disney touch which brings life and enjoyment to all just like any other Resort or attraction at WDW. Great Resort, Great Location. Checkout this resort under 'Deluxe Resorts' at Disney's site."
- Travel date: 1st March 2004
Disney sure has lost its charm
"We were disappointed in our stay. The service was lousy at the hotel and Spoodles restaurant on the boardwalk. Disney cast members are not friendly as they used to be. While the location was great, it just doesn't have that Disney charm, nor did any of the parks, sadly to say. I'd rather vacation where I'm truly treated as a guest, not an inconvenience."
- Travel date: 1st March 2004
Beware of Disney Vacation Club
"Disney Vacation Club, BUYER BEWARE. What a disappointment. The rooms in the Boardwalk are old, small and very tired. I could have overlooked all of that but the place was very dirty. We even had ants in our room. I tryed to work with the staff but they were very rude and not very helpful. Disney is very outdated. Do not fall into the disney vacation club game, it is poorly managed and not worth the money. The service was so bad we finally just checked out. Spend your money elsewhere your probally better off staying off property and driving to Disney. The magic is no longer there."
- Travel date: 1st February 2004
"Our stay was from Sunday Feb.23rd to Wed. Feb 26th, 2003 Immediately upon arrival my wife noticed that there was broken glass on the bathroom floor, the kitchen counter had not been cleaned and there was an empty potato chip bag laying on the floor next to the couch in the living room. On the 2nd morning of our stay we returned from breakfast to find two maintenance workers removing the handicap seat from our shower. When asked what they were doing we were told the next people staying in our unit didn't need it. We were never given a courtesy call to arrange for this work to be done nor do we think it should have been done in the middle of our stay. On top of that the maintenance men entered our unit without our knowledge or authorization and left the bathroom floor dirty which we cleaned for the second time during our stay. We had come to expect much more from Disney and were sadly disappointed."
- Travel date: 25th January 2004
"I spent a romantic week at the Boardwalk in, and it was everything I could have hoped for and much more! The hotel is absolutely beautiful. The boardwalk is entertaining and extremely different from anything I have ever experienced. If you're looking for a place to enjoy the company of business-oriented adults while still experiencing all that Disney has to offer, then the Boardwalk is your kind of place. The housekeeping services where great as well as the front desk assistance. I recommend Spoodles for breakfast and the ESPN Zone for dinner, lunch or a snack. Overall, this vacation and stay at the Boardwalk was terrific!"
- Travel date: 20th January 2004
Ideal hotel and great location
"In early December 2003, we spent three splendid nights in the Boardwalk Inn. The rooms were very well-appointed, spacious, quiet, and very clean. While the room was somewhat short on amenities (no coffee in the room and no complimentary coffee in the lobby) there were compensating features; for example, we could watch the Epcot fireworks from our own balcony, and Epcot and MGM were each less than a 10 minutes walk. We were disappointed by not being given a king-sized bed despite assurances at the time of making the reservation that this feature would be included. Though the hotel lacks its own full service restaurant, it is close to several restaurants on the Boardwalk. Some of these are less than two minutes from the room. Moreover, we chose to eat our dinner meals in Epcot's World Showcase, where good restaurants are in great abundance. One aspect was particularly appreciated. We were there in the advent of the holiday season. The hotel was appropriately decorated. And each night there was a different form of entertainment provided by junior and high school students; for example, we were treated to an excellent bell-ringing group from a local junior highschool. There is a small but comfortable bar/lounge near the lobby. There one can kick back and relax after a long day of walking the theme parks. The bartenders are friendly, responsive and low-keyed. Anyone considering a luxury Disney resort with its own special character would be well advised to consider the Boardwalk Inn."
- Travel date: 22nd December 2003
A thoroughly disappointing experience
"We stayed at the Boardwalk in the last week of October and had a miserable time. The front desk service was poor, and we had to call down three times to get a bedrail. Although the room had a child size daybed, which was great for our 2 year old, they did not have the right size linen - so her feet were in the air with folded king size sheets under the foot of the mattress. Our room was filthy, with thick black mildew along the edge of the bathtub and cobwebs hanging from the ceiling (when asked if this was a special for Halloween the manager did not seem to find this funny!). Even after 'special cleaning' the room was dirty - and we are by no means neat freaks. Only one set of elevators so we had a 1/4 mile walk from our room (yes really). The corridors were littered with room service items constantly - a broken glass sat outside one room for 24 hours until we pointed it out. The bus service went to Swan/Dolphin and Yacht and Beach clubs as well as Boardwalk so the ride to the theme parks could take up to 40 (very crowded) minutes and on one occasion we waited at the security gate at the Boardwalk for over 10 mins until a guard could be found to open the gate for the official Disney bus - the driver would not let us out to walk into the resort. 'Spoodles' restaurant was good but expensive, but the Boardwalk overall was a disapppointment - no real atmosphere and a lot of the attractions, such as face painting, were closed. Luckily we had a conference rate, but $200 a night was still far too much - we have had far better service in a Super 8. Stay outside Disney and treat yourselves to good meals in the Epcot restaurants."
- Travel date: 7th December 2003
Just got back from the Boardwalk
"We just got back from a short stay at Disney's Boardwalk Inn. This Disney Deluxe Resort is themed to resemble Coney Island in the 1920s or 30s. The archietecture of the resort is built to be impressive and spacious. The entire place looks beautiful at night due to the millions of tiny white lights that the Inn is wired with. The actual boardwalk is great, and transportation to Epcot and MGM is either by water taxi or walking paths. The water taxi's are conveinent, but they make a lot of stops between the Swan/Dophin, Yahct and Beach club, which can be somewhat time consuming. The rooms have plently of space and the daybed was a nice touch. Keeping in theme, the decor, however, looked like second hand stuff procured from Goodwill; it looked a little too much like grandma's house. We checked in rather late (1am) and the staff at the check-in desk accused me of having more adults than I was claiming (2, my wife and I) - don't know what that was all about? But thought it was particularly tacky. I noticed too that the service that Disney was famous for seems to be slipping at the resorts and the parks. Overall, we had a good stay, but don't know if we'll be back."
- Travel date: 19th July 2003
Top traveller tips for Disney's BoardWalk Inn
"Just relax and enjoy the ambience"
Disney's BoardWalk Inn is also called
- Disneys Boardwalk Inn Hotel
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