Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas Resort (Disney Deluxe/Deluxe Villas Resort) Reviews and Ratings - Page 3 - PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums
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We had high expectations, which unfortunately fell very short at Boardwalk Villas. The room decor was awful. It looked like they went into a furniture warehouse and threw all of the leftovers into a truck. The carpeting had frayed at the bathroom doors. If I had scissors, I could have trimmed it for them - obviously something mousekeeping had not thought to do.
The layout is very similar to Villas at Wilderness Lodge with the split bathroom (toilet/shower/sink and garden tub/sink/closet). The kitchen was a big disappointment. The refrigerator was not full-size. It did have a separate freezer, but was very small. There were numerous missing utensils, potholders, sink stopper, etc. There were also numerous dirty dishes. I scrubbed them well before using, but didn't expect to clean the kitchen and its contents upon my arrival for vacation.
Our villa had a view of the fountain near the bridge at the resort entrance. Our balcony had a dusk to dawn light, which shined directly into the windows despite the drapes being pulled closed. There was really little to no noise, though.
We loved the recently refurbished/remodeled Boardwalk Bakery! Good food and good selection.
The location of the resort is great as many others have said. We also liked the amenities at the resort, itself. We were in the pool several times and rented a surrey bike to tour the boardwalk area.
We felt the quality was lacking here. That makes me sad, b/c I really wanted to love it.
We stayed in a 1 bedroom villa in September 2013. I've stayed here numerous times before and it really just never "wowed" me as some of the other resorts do. I just think the themeing doesn't hit home for me. However, on this last trip we had a beautiful room and were really able to take advantage of some of the amenities of the resort and it was wonderful! Also, our room had a view of Disney's Hollywood Studios, so we were able to watch Villainy in the Sky from our balcony!
We had dinner at Kouzzinas, amazing! Snacks at the Boardwalk Bakery were also tasty and wonderful! The poolside games were fun for little ones, although the clown slide still freaks me out. The service at atmosphere at the hotel lounge were also outstanding. The major downside for me is still the lack of a decent QS eatery, they are working to improve, but the Boardwalk Bakery still doesn't really have anywhere to sit and eat, you have to snag one of the few outdoor tables or go all the way back to your room.
Walk to Epcot and the Studios
So much to do!
Lack of Quick Service
Would I stay here again, YES! Would I recommend to a friend, YES!
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We stayed in the Villa's in a studio. Loved the location. Walked to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Great for Osborne Lights and Food and Wine festival. Not so great bus service. It took over two hours to go to Downtown Disney and back. We only shopped for about 45 minutes. Wish it had more quick service options. We did Kouzzina' s for breakfast and that was super yummy! Pools were fun too.
We have stayed at the Boardwalk twice now and plan to again in the future. While we find the service to be the least friendly of the 7 onsite resorts we've tried, knowing we are only steps away from the parks makes it worth giving up on a little of the "magic".
I know that many have had issues with the lack of QS options in the past so I am' assuming they have added menu items at the Boardwalk Bakery since then. Between there, the pizza place and the hot dog cart there were plenty of onsite options and personally we enjoyed walking over to World Showcase and grabbing a quick bite.
Of course the best part of this resort is the location. It is an easy walk to Epcot & Hollywood Studios meaning you can catch glimpses of fireworks from both parks at night from the resort. (if not from your window then from the boardwalk & the pool) We also take advantage of being able to walk through Epcot and take the Monorail to Magic Kingdom. The only park we had to take a bus to was Animal Kingdom.