Disney's Boardwalk Inn & Villas is a deluxe hotel within the Epcot resort area and is designed to remind you of the Atlantic seaboard in the early 1900's. Although this is one resort, the exterior has different heights and surfaces to make it look like a classic beach town promenade. The setting is whimsical and fun for everyone and the Epcot resort area is perfect for adults and families with older kids.
Disney's Boardwalk Inn is the traditional hotel and Disney's Boardwalk Villas are Disney Vacation Club (DVC) units. Disney Vacation Club is Disney's timeshare program.
Boardwalk Inn Pro & Con
Advantages - The resort is comfortable and the pool is fun. The Epcot resort area also includes Disney's Beach Club & Yacht Club resorts and the Swan and Dolphin hotels so you have lots and lots of entertainment and dining options. You're right by Disney's Epcot theme park so guests with park hopper tickets have all the Epcot restaurants to choose from too. The Boardwalk has more shopping and entertainment than many of the Disney hotels. Boat transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios theme parks is very convenient.
Disadvantages - This resort is one of Disney more expensive resorts. The resort shares buses with the four other Epcot area resorts and we consider this some of the most inconvenient bus transportation on Disney property so you might consider a rental car or budgeting for a taxi when you need to get somewhere quickly.
Disney Boardwalk Amenities
The Luna Pool has a 200' Waterslide
There are two additional quiet pools
Pop Jets add extra water fun for kids
Boat rentals available at the onsite marina
Surrey Bike Rentals Available
Rooms come with mini-refrigerator
Free transportation to the Disney Parks
Self park and Valet parking available (subject to a daily parking fee)
Artificial Beach area
On-site childcare center (ages 4 - 12/ extra charge)
Muscles & Bustles Heath Club
Message & Fitness Center
Coin Laundry available
Boardwalk Resort Dining
ESPN Club - Sports themed restaurant that serves lunch & dinner.
Boardwalk Bakery - baked goods, espressos, coffee. Opens at 6:30 AM but lines can be long in the morning.
Trattoria al Forno - Italian restaurant.
Seashore Sweets - candy & ice cream.
Flying Fish Café - steaks, seafood, etc. Dinner only.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works - Micro-brew style restaurant with burgers, sausages, and salads.
Leaping Horse Libations - pool side bar also serving sandwiches & hotdogs.
Other Entertainment at the Boardwalk
Atlantic Dance Hall - Must be 21 or older
Jellyrolls - dueling piano bar
Boardwalk Resort Shopping
Disney's Character Carnival
Screen Door General Store
Thimbles & Thread
You can save time and money by having more extensive grocery needs, snacks, and bottled water delivered directly to the resort by Garden Grocer - Click HERE for more information. Regular hotels rooms do have mini-refrigerators but do not have full kitchens. Studio-style units have mini-refrigerators and microwaves. One-bedroom or larger villas come equipped with a full kitchen.
Disney's Boardwalk Inn Room Options
Standard View - the most economical choice.
Standard View / Club Level - snacks & extra concierge type amenities.
Water View - offers a view of the Crescent Lake.
Water View Club Level - snacks & extra concierge type amenities.
Deluxe room / Club Level
Garden Suite / Club Level
2 Bedroom Suite / Club Level
Sonora VP Suite / Club level
Steeplechase Presidential Suite / Club Level (approx. $2000 per night)
Guests may use Disney's Magical Express - a shuttle bus service included in your reservation - between the Orlando International Airport and Disney's Boardwalk Resort. Epcot's International Gateway Entrance is within walking distance of the hotel. Guests also have a water launch/boat option for travel to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney buses are available to take Disney Boardwalk Inn guests to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach Water Parks, and Downtown Disney.
Our Opinion of Disney's Boardwalk Inn
This is a very popular resort and rooms go very quickly during peak travel times. The resort is very nice and you'll have a great stay here. We personally prefer the Beach Club resort just because the Storm-Along Bay pool is so wonderful and because the Boardwalk Resort just looks so pretty across Crescent Lake when you're looking at it from the Beach Club or Yacht Club resorts.
Let us help you make a reservation and great memories at Disney's Boardwalk Inn
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Disney's Boardwalk Inn Address & Phone Number
2101 Epcot Resort Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000