Hotel Review: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Hotel
Where: Orlando, Florida
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
4 out of 5
Amentities/Things To Do
4 out of 5
4.5 out of 5
When we were looking at hotels to stay for Epcot Wine and Food Festival we had two things we were looking for:
1) We wanted a hotel that was adult oriented. Yes, I know it’s DISNEY!! How can any hotel be directed to adults. While they aren’t primarily targeting adults, the Deluxe hotels are more sophisticated… and expensive, so there were definitely less children staying there. Disney has three tiers of hotels, Value, Moderate and Deluxe. We knew the Deluxe resorts would cater more to us, so we went with one of those and since it was more expensive we decided that the 4 of us would share a room
2) We wanted a hotel close to Epcot!
We narrowed it down to the Yacht club and Boardwalk Inn. When we booked through Disney, the Yacht club was sold out for our dates, so we went with the Boardwalk!
The Boardwalk Hotel is located across from the Yacht & Beach club Resorts. THe theme of the hotel is a replica of the old Atlantic City Boardwalk. The Boardwalk has hotel rooms and Villas situated on a boardwalk with restaurants and bars. The main pool, Luna Park Pool, has a old fashioned amusement park theme with a slide that resembles a rollercoaster.There is a hot tub also located by the main pool. There is a carousel themed bar called Leaping Horse Libations where you can get frozen beverages, beers and wine, sandwiches, and small desserts. There are two other smaller pools around the resort and are considered “quiet pools”. A good amount of bars and restaurants tailored to adults within minutes walking distance to the hotel.
The rooms are big
We got a standard size room and we had two queen size beds on the 1st floor. The room was very spacious for all four of us. We had more than enough space to have our bags and own areas without being on top of each other. The beds were soft and very comfortable.There was a nice patio with a table and two chairs, a desk, and a couch that pulled out into another bed. The bathroom was separated which made getting ready for two couples a lot easier. The bathroom had the toilet and shower, the two sinks were separated outside the door. So it made it convenient to have one person able to shower while another people were brushing their teeth or getting ready.
A Lot to Do At The Hotel
There was a lot to do at and around the hotel.Our last day was the only day we really stayed around the hotel. The hotel had a great pool with an awesome slide. At night they have movies under the stars which we saw the tail end of Hocus Pocus Friday night after Epcot. The nice thing about the Boardwalk Inn is they have a nice set up at the boardwalk. There are a few restaurants/ Bars: ESPN bar and grill to go to at night, JellyRolls which is a dueling Piano Bar that we loved late night, Flying Fish Cafe which is a fine dining restaurant that we enjoyed great seafood, Boardwalk Bakery for some snacks. Other restaurants that we didn’t go to that were around were: Big River Grille & Brewing Works BoardWalk Joe’s, BoardWalk Joe’s for margaritas, funnel cake and pretzels, BoardWalk Pizza Window. There is an arcade, mini golf a short 10 minute walk away( We played the hardest and most fun game of mini golf here).
The Wifi was fast and reliable.
Nothing much more to say here. Steve’s a bit of a techie so he’s constantly on his phone and we had no problems with the wifi on our phones and we’re all pretty heavy users.
It was a 5 Minute Walk to Epcot!
I was shocked how close Epcot was to this hotel. We literally walked out of the hotel turned right and within 5 minutes we were at the side entrance into Epcot. The side entrance leads you close to United Kingdom and the countries. THis was so convenient and made it nice if you want to go back and forth between your hotel and the park
The staff was helpful and considerate. When we couldn’t find out luggage they gave us toothbrushes and deodorant and offered a free voucher to go to walmart to get things we may need. Our friends were celebrating their first anniversary and they gave them anniversary buttons to wear and the first night we had chocolate covered strawberries as a congratulations waiting in our room!
They participate in the Disney Magic express. Which is basically free transportation to and from the airport!
Longgggg Walks To Your Room
The hallways can be pretty long. We just happen to be in the back of the 1st floor. There was no easy way to get to the front of the hotel. It was just a longer walk. For us we didn’t mind, but for someone who has a hard time walking, this may be an issue
We felt that the housekeeping wasn’t as good as we would’ve expected for a deluxe resort. They came and made our beds and gave us new towels and our room was defiantely clean. But the first night when we got those chocolate covered strawberries, that plate ( which was basically empty) wasn’t removed for the rest of the trip. Our last day our room wasn’t even tended to until almost 4. It wasn’t bad and everything was clean, we just felt as though that tray should have been taken.
We had a problem with our luggage. This I would cast the problem on Disney Magical Express though. No one could find our luggage. But we aren’t sure really. Stephen was talking to the front desk until 1am and they had no clue where it was or if Disney had them. At 1:40am we got a call, there was a silent voicemail from them saying the found it.
All in all we loved this resort as adults. I definitely don’t think as a kid I would of liked it at all, but for us it was a great location for restaurants, going out at night, being close to Epcot, and overall theme. Our final rating would be a 4.5 stars. 1/2 star taken away for the small cons. We definitely would stay here again and would recommend it! I hope you enjoyed our Disney Boardwalk Inn Review.
Have you stayed at the Disney Boardwalk Inn before? How was your experience?
Feature photo credit: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/boardwalk/