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.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Resort!

Mar 28, 2021 DestinationDisney13

We stayed at the Boardwalk Villas for 3 nights in February 2021, the room was SPOTLESS !! The resort enforced all COVID policies- (mask wearing over nose and mouth), keeping pool chairs socially distant between groups, mobile check in. Cast members were even cleaning pool chairs between guests!!! I will absolutely return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our first trip here, but it wont be the last!

Jan 24, 2021 GDGandTBiggs Clarksville, Tennessee

The BoardWalk has been on our shortlist for years. We finally got to try it out this trip, and it did not disappoint. The walking proximity to Epcot and HS, can't be beaten. We stayed on the DVC side and were very happy with the rooms. Like the Polynesian, they sleep five and have good size. I do wish they had the split bath like the Poly,… Read more
The BoardWalk has been on our shortlist for years. We finally got to try it out this trip, and it did not disappoint. The walking proximity to Epcot and HS, can't be beaten. We stayed on the DVC side and were very happy with the rooms. Like the Polynesian, they sleep five and have good size. I do wish they had the split bath like the Poly, but these are a bit older. The service was great, the rooms were fantastic, and the location can't be beaten. We will stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hit the Boards IN STYLE

Dec 10, 2020 U9347UBmichaelp Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sequestered on a man made lake with open air boats and a host of restaurants, the boardwalk resort offers it all. The rooms are high end and the location is tantamount to fun and excitement. With bars opening January 2021, this is the place to be. State of the art gym. Take the skyway or visit the theme parks. Epcot’s backyard. Hollywood studios… Read more
Sequestered on a man made lake with open air boats and a host of restaurants, the boardwalk resort offers it all. The rooms are high end and the location is tantamount to fun and excitement. With bars opening January 2021, this is the place to be. State of the art gym. Take the skyway or visit the theme parks. Epcot’s backyard. Hollywood studios is a few boat stops away. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love Boardwalk, just not during Covid

Oct 26, 2020 heatherdds

We have stayed at Boardwalk before and loved it. This time not so much. You need to be aware that there are no boats at this time between Boardwalk and Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Bus transportation is available to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs only. This means you have to walk to Epcot and Hollywood. So if you have elderly… Read more
We have stayed at Boardwalk before and loved it. This time not so much. You need to be aware that there are no boats at this time between Boardwalk and Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Bus transportation is available to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs only. This means you have to walk to Epcot and Hollywood. So if you have elderly people in your party, a scooter is a must. They have also suspended service to get purchases delivered to rooms and of course no extra magic hours. Generally there is an energetic, fun vibe at Boardwalk, but the Bakery, the Italian restaurant, and the gift shop are all that is open. There is nothing to do at night, which is important especially since the parks close so early. I do have to give a shout out to the lady at the front desk from NY, don’t remember her name but she went out of her way to help us. The bell hop again not so much. Very rude when I asked for a luggage cart. At a resort like this, the bellhops should carry luggage for you. I honestly feel like I should’ve stayed off property this time because there were none of the usual perks. Could’ve saved a lot of money. Read less
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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