Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

This magical waterfront property will take you back to 1930s America with its mix of colonial-style buildings steeped in old-fashioned charm. It’s smack, bang in the middle of the lively BoardWalk with picturesque views of the harbour and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to explore. Kids will adore the swimming pool complex with its 61-metre water slide and white-sand beach, while adults can enjoy a leisurely swim in the quiet pool. It’s particularly fun to stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn as the whole area comes alive at night when duelling pianos get to work to the delight of the crowds, and everyone gets into the holiday mood. It’s dead easy to get to Epcot on the water taxi or by foot, and the restaurants of Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney’s Beach Club Resorts are close by for dining variety.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access

Where is it

Epcot Resort area. Transfer time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

372 rooms All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, plus 1 child aged 3 years and under in a cot.

Waterview Rooms feature 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, plus 1 child aged 3 years and under in a cot.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Flying Fish (seafood and steak restaurant). Big River Grille & Brewing Works (American cuisine with award-winning beers). Trattoria al Forno (dinner and character breakfast). ESPN Club (sports bar and restaurant). BoardWalk Bakery (fresh pastries and cakes). BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas (frozen drinks and snacks). Ample Hills Creamery (snacks and ice cream). Funnel Cake Cart (snack kiosk). Pizza Window (lunch, dinner). Belle Vue Lounge (breakfast and bar). Leaping Horse Libations (pool bar). AbracadaBar (lounge).

Main pool with kid's pool and whirlpool, quiet pool with whirlpool and villas feature their own quiet pool with whirlpool. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Fishing*. Tennis. Health club with spa services*. Bike rental*.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disney Mardi Gras

Apr 13, 2020 Bridget E New Orleans, Louisiana

We haven’t had a trip to Disney World in 9 years when we decided this year to go for Mardi Gras break. My husband has always wanted to stay at the Boardwalk so we thought this would be the perfect time. We had both our kids with us, ages 9 and 14, and we got one room for the 4 of us. While it is probably the last time we can all squeeze into one… Read more
We haven’t had a trip to Disney World in 9 years when we decided this year to go for Mardi Gras break. My husband has always wanted to stay at the Boardwalk so we thought this would be the perfect time. We had both our kids with us, ages 9 and 14, and we got one room for the 4 of us. While it is probably the last time we can all squeeze into one room there really wasn’t a space problem. Our daughter snapped up the twin bed in the sofa and was comfortable all week..and she is really tall and still has space. The 3 of us split the two queen beds comfortably. The room had a nice, quiet, view of the garden area. We absolutely loved this resort. The look and feel of the place was so great and the amenities gave us freedom to come and go as we pleased. My husband and I ate dinner at the Italian restaurant one night while the kids played around the resort and got dinner on their own (which is where those bands come in real handy for them). There were things going on at the Boardwalk every night from movies on the lawn for the kids to performers just outside all the stores. Having the general store and a choice of restaurants right within walking distance gave us options outside of eating at the parks. One big perk is the ability to walk right to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It is a short walk either left or right to one of the parks and we really enjoyed the ability to walk back and forth without having to wait for transportation. We did take the boat one time and it was a fun ride but not necessary unless you just can’t walk one more step! The staff was so pleasant and able to answer the few questions we had. The bar was great for a drink and we ended up using the laundry facilities twice. One thing we did notice is that even though there are a lot of children around (after all it is Disney), it never felt like it. Unlike the time we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge, we found the Boardwalk a quieter option, not really noticing kids yelling and being loud. Could be the time of year or it could just be that having more outdoor space lessens the noise. Overall I would highly recommend this resort if you are looking for something relaxing and very unique. Our kids asked us on day 2 if we could make this our hotel the next time we go back. We definitely will. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaks and Valleys

Mar 31, 2020 donaldbH1354PY Port Charlotte, Florida

I found this hotel to be filled with peaks and valleys of service. Checking-in was a marathon event for the couple who traveled with me while my room was ready within an hour of my arrival. I payed for an upgraded room - not sure if that was the difference. The hotel was clean (peak) but the crew was completely unaware of noise that they made… Read more
I found this hotel to be filled with peaks and valleys of service. Checking-in was a marathon event for the couple who traveled with me while my room was ready within an hour of my arrival. I payed for an upgraded room - not sure if that was the difference. The hotel was clean (peak) but the crew was completely unaware of noise that they made prepping and cleaning (valley). Just how many times to you have to slam a door in 10 minutes. Overall, i came away with a better than average experience;however, i felt that the price differential between this and the Contemporary was not worth the compromise. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you don't like this place...

Mar 23, 2020 sam48820 Webster, New York

Then you don't like ice cream. No really, whats not to like about the Boardwalk. I will break it down. Location: Hmm...shall I walk to Epcot, take a boat to Hollywood Studios or the Skyliner....all footsteps away....or shall I grab a croissant in France and then take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom......hmm...decisions decisions. Hotel: Great… Read more
Then you don't like ice cream. No really, whats not to like about the Boardwalk. I will break it down. Location: Hmm...shall I walk to Epcot, take a boat to Hollywood Studios or the Skyliner....all footsteps away....or shall I grab a croissant in France and then take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom......hmm...decisions decisions. Hotel: Great staff! As most Disney staff, the Boardwalk folks go above and beyond to make you feel not only welcome but very special. The hotel is set in the old amusement park Coney Island type theme and Disney pretty much nails it here with unbelievable furniture, paintings,and decor. Although maybe a bit reminiscent of the movie "The Shining" if you let it, the Boardwalk Inn sets itself apart from all of the other Disney resorts with its Boardwalk action and a huge selection of food outlets and night entertainment including carnival games. Jelly Rolls featuring the dueling pianos is not to be missed by adults. There are some similarities in decor to the Beach Club, which is welcome since that is my Favorite resort. On this trip I stayed at 5 different Disney resorts as research for my Travel Company and the Boardwalk was tops for accommodations, ambiance, location, and pools. Pools: Ok..the main pool with the creepy clown waterslide is where all the action is. Although not a warm pool, your kids will definitely make some friends while you enjoy the sunshine and relaxation knowing the eyes of the Disney lifeguards are always vigilant. The quiet pool located in the "cottage area" of the Boardwalk is very quiet and serene. This unique area is like no where else in Disney. Its a beautiful "neighborhood" of cottage like accommodations with beautiful gardens and white picket fences and the quiet pool & hot tub tucked in back. The other quiet pool is only a stones throw from the main pool and is so warm! Both quiet pools were just that...quiet...but no lifeguards. The Boardwalk is immaculately clean and has something for everybody with kids activities constantly all day. A Great Resort! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding location and front desk staff, BUT

Mar 16, 2020 atwtraveler53

The Boardwalk resort is one of Disney's deluxe hotels and it lives up to the designation in every aspect except for housekeeping. Our stay was for 4 nights, and on 2 occasions we received no housekeeping services by 5 p.m. After our 1 st complaint our room was supplied with fresh towels and beds made at 7 p.m., nothing else. No clean cups, glasses… Read more
The Boardwalk resort is one of Disney's deluxe hotels and it lives up to the designation in every aspect except for housekeeping. Our stay was for 4 nights, and on 2 occasions we received no housekeeping services by 5 p.m. After our 1 st complaint our room was supplied with fresh towels and beds made at 7 p.m., nothing else. No clean cups, glasses or the replacement of room amenities. After the 2nd occasion of not receiving housekeeping services, Tatiana at the front desk made sure we finally got clean cups, glasses, and room amenities replaced, which also took place after 6 p.m. She went above and beyond to find out why our room wasn't being serviced and remedied the situation. One would think that with the spread of the Coronavirus, housekeeping and cleaning would be a major focus of this hotel to insure the safety of their guests. We still had a fantastic time at the parks. This hotel's location was very convenient, and our room views were outstanding. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Accommodations are very comfortable, Wi Fi sucks

Mar 8, 2020 Gene7451

Staying at the Boardwalk Villas in Disney World Room is comfortable, well furnished with most creature comforts. Only complaint, the Wi Fi is slower than molasses in January Otherwise acceptable by my standards