BEST HOTEL BOARDWALK VILLAS
The Showplace of the Shore! The Bally-hoo on the boardwalk!
The Boardwalk Inn and Villas, located on Crescent Lake in the Epcot Resort area of the Walt Disney World Resort, pays homage to the roaring North East seaside districts of Atlantic City, New Jersey and Coney Island, New York in the early 20th century. A time when vacationing meant elegant attire, fashionable footwear, and the radio—no, not the cutoffs, flip flops, and electronic devices of today.
Since the resort opened in 1996, guests of the Boardwalk Inn and Villas have delighted in the whimsical and easy-breezy atmosphere it was specifically designed to conjure. With a lobby adorned in priceless antiques and impressive period replicas, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve traveled back to a simpler, less hurried time before the rat race and daily-grind came to be the norm. The brightest pastels, the whitest whites, and darkest woods merge to create the ambiance of an elegant North East seashore resort from the early 1900s.
This Disney Vacation Club resort boasts 383 villas, comprised of the following room types to accommodate a variety of travel party sizes:
These accommodations offer one queen size bed, a double sleeper-sofa, a small dining table and two chairs, an armoire, TV, bathroom, and a private balcony (or patio) with two chairs and a small table. In the kitchenette you will find a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, mini-fridge, and sink, along with cabinets stocked with coffee, paper plates, plastic utensils glasses and coffee mugs. These rooms will accommodate up to four adults, plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib.
Deluxe Studios with a Daybed
These accommodations offer all of the above plus a daybed, and can room up to four adults maximum, one child in the daybed, plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib.
One- Bedroom Villas
These accommodations offer 1 bedroom with a king-sized bed, TV, chair, and armoire, a
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living room with a queen-sized sleeper sofa and second TV, as well as a dining area with a table and four chairs. These units also have a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, oven with stovetop, microwave, toaster, blender, pans, dishes, and utensils. They also have one full bathroom with a toilet, sink, and shower, plus an additional space with a whirlpool tub, sink, and vanity area. There is plenty of closet space (including a walk-in closet) and a stacked washer/dryer unit. All villas offer a private balcony (or patio) with two chairs and a small table. These units can sleep up to four adults, plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib.
Two- Bedroom Villas
To make up a two-bedroom villa, a studio villa and a 1-bedroom villa are connected via a common door and include all the amenities as described above. These units will accommodate up to 8 adults, plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib
Three- Bedroom Grand Villa
A three bedroom, three bath villa, offers up a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and private whirlpool tub, plus two additional bedrooms, each with two queen-sized beds and a private bathroom, with also a living room featuring a queen-size sleeper sofa, a fully equipped kitchen, formal dining room, washer and dryer, and a private balcony. There are both one and two-story Grand Villas at the Boardwalk, which can accommodate up to 12 adults, plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib.
DVC Members and Inn guests alike share the common areas of the Boardwalk Inn and Villas including the lobby, Resort Concierge, Luna Park Pool (main pool), two quiet pools, small gift shop-“dundy’s Sundries”, fitness center-“muscles and Bustles”, video game room, and the Bellevue Lounge & Game Room, which is open for breakfast between 6:30am-11:00am. It offers assorted pastries, fruit, cereal, coffee, a selection of juices, and a number of classic board games. Bellevue Lounge is the only area inside the resort for refreshments. All other dining options—and there are plenty—are nestled along the boardwalk.
The first quick service dining option to come to mind has to be the Boardwalk Bakery, which offers outstanding snack, breakfast, and lunch items such as baked goods, pastries, sandwiches, and beverages until 11:00pm. This is where you will find the refillable mug station as well.
Other casual dining offerings are the take-out pizza window selling individual slices or full pizza pies, and is open until midnight, as well as Seashore Sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream, candy, and cookies. Leaping Horse Libations at the Luna Park Pool offers fountain beverages, adult beverages, and lunch and snack items.
The ESPN Club, Big River Grille and Brewing Works, Flying Fish Café, and Trattoria al Forno are wonderful table service dining experiences along the Boardwalk. Of course being just a few steps or a short boat ride to Epcot, your nearby dining options are plentiful! Location, location, location.
So yes, the Boardwalk Villas has to be one of the BEST DVC locations in all of Walt Disney World! Situated right in the middle of two theme parks, with walking paths and boat access to both Hollywood Studios and Epcot’s International Gateway entrance, it’s hard to beat. Not to mention how the Boardwalk itself comes to life at night with midway games, street performers, live music, dancing, concessions, and other entertainment. Even during the day there are watercraft rentals across the lake at the Beach and Yacht Club marina, surrey bike rentals, and plenty of shopping.
You don’t need to venture far from your villa for a good time whether you are with your family or on an adults-only getaway. There is truly something for everyone at the Boardwalk Villas. And you don’t have to be a member of the Disney Vacation Club to stay there! As long as there are villas available that DVC members have not reserved, anyone can stay in a villa and experience the DVC life. Additionally, you could save yourself a pretty penny by renting DVC points and seeing just how “deluxe Disney” truly feels. I’ve done it and believe me, it feels good.