Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

This magical waterfront property will take you back to 1930s America with its mix of 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

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

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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May 1, 2022 Meg492 San Francisco, California

Pros: Short walk to Epcot, decent pool with a fun water slide, bucolic and relaxing quiet pool, decent-size room with a balcony Cons: The decor in the room is stodgy and could use an upgrade (the villas look much nicer); rooms aren’t very sound-proofed; very impersonal - not much interaction with staff Wouldn’t stay at the Inn again. Liked… Read more
Pros: Short walk to Epcot, decent pool with a fun water slide, bucolic and relaxing quiet pool, decent-size room with a balcony Cons: The decor in the room is stodgy and could use an upgrade (the villas look much nicer); rooms aren’t very sound-proofed; very impersonal - not much interaction with staff Wouldn’t stay at the Inn again. Liked Animal Kingdom Lodge much better. Even liked Pop Century better. Read less
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Apr 17, 2022 BRITOPSPIN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

It has been over 3 years since my wife, 11 year old daughter, and I have been to Disney World. We stayed at the Boardwalk Inn for the first 5 of our 8 day Easter vacation. We have come to love this area between Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Typically, we book the Beach Club since their pool is our favorite. However, we had a wonderful visit at… Read more
It has been over 3 years since my wife, 11 year old daughter, and I have been to Disney World. We stayed at the Boardwalk Inn for the first 5 of our 8 day Easter vacation. We have come to love this area between Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Typically, we book the Beach Club since their pool is our favorite. However, we had a wonderful visit at this resort. We enjoyed seeing the fireworks from our porch with a water view, going to the pool for kids’ games and the slide for our daughter, and the lively atmosphere in the evening on the Boardwalk. Didn’t give a 5 star review because of the room. It was clean, but very basic for the price. You are paying for the location and the Disney experience. Great return trip and would stay again. Read less
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Mar 11, 2022 ZsaZsa Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

This was our first time at the Boardwalk Inn, although we had wanted to try it for years. It's really all about the location here, it's what you are paying for- for us it works perfectly. We could walk to Hollywood Studios, Epcot and to the Dolphin for dinner at Shula's. It's also right near the Skyliner and Friendship boats. We arrived about… Read more
This was our first time at the Boardwalk Inn, although we had wanted to try it for years. It's really all about the location here, it's what you are paying for- for us it works perfectly. We could walk to Hollywood Studios, Epcot and to the Dolphin for dinner at Shula's. It's also right near the Skyliner and Friendship boats. We arrived about 11:30am and were told it would be 3pm before the room was ready (we did the online check in, but also checked at the desk since there was no line) (I always like to ask about upgrades, which there were none). We started to change clothes in the lobby bathroom before heading out to Springs when we got the text that our room WAS ready! Bonus! We scored a King bed. I felt we DID get an upgrade after all? I had put it as a request, but we never get one at Disney. We were happy about that. The room, and the property, are definitely older, but clean and well maintained. There's a lot of layers of paint everywhere, that's for sure. The carpet in our room was either new or just in great shape. The furniture was dated looking, but I also think that was the look they might be going for. The couch, however, was really sad. Frumpy and stained. I didn't want to sit on it. For the price of the hotel, I think they could maybe do better with that. The bathroom actually did seem to be renovated, nice tile in the shower and on the floors. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, vanity kit, shower cap, mouthwash and lotion were provided. We stayed for five nights and had our garbage emptied and towels replaced after two nights, and then a more complete housekeeping service including the bed being made (not clean sheets), garbage, towels, but on our last night.........I would have liked the bed made the first visit in, but it was nice regardless. I try to make the bed, but it's never the same as when they do it. We really did not interact with the staff much, did not use the pool or amenities so can't comment on that. We were out and about to the parks most of the time. Again, back to the location. The Boardwalk Inn does not have any food service or restaurants (that we knew about) but since you are on the Boardwalk you have access to a variety, like a bakery, ice cream shop, finer dining (Trattoria and Flying Fish), casual dining (Big River) and some shops. We enjoyed sitting out with an ice cream for an afternoon break one day. Can't fault this place, except the price for the room is just too much for this to become a repeat stay for us, The location was amazing, however. Read less
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Mar 8, 2022 James N New York City, New York

Somehow, the architects planners and wizards of Disney, make you feel like you are in a quiet New England coastal lodge. Construction quality is first class. The place is gorgeous, solid and seemingly “old world”. Disney service shines and EVERY interaction at the facility was a joy. I don’t know how Disney does it, honestly. Expensive, for sure.… Read more
Somehow, the architects planners and wizards of Disney, make you feel like you are in a quiet New England coastal lodge. Construction quality is first class. The place is gorgeous, solid and seemingly “old world”. Disney service shines and EVERY interaction at the facility was a joy. I don’t know how Disney does it, honestly. Expensive, for sure. Convenience to Star Wars stuff was great, and the boardwalk was enough of a stroll after dinner to feel like you had worked off your ast dessert. A couple of bars made adult cocktail time easy to achieve with kids playing nearby. Getting a sit down meal without prior planning is near impossible. Walk in times are very late , so make reservations. We didn’t . Regretted it each night, hoping we could get lucky. Nope. ESPN still closed, which was a bummer. Expensive indulgence, but for three nights as our family COVID prize, it delivered. The adult pool and hot tub was quiet each afternoon, and the family pool was jumping with activity. Read less
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Feb 26, 2022 kerry2182019 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful trip at the Boardwalk Inn. We were there to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We stayed on the club level and it was truly awesome! The cast members were great. We were in room 4237, right across from the lounge with a Boardwalk view. The room was very clean and housekeeping was there every day to make… Read more
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful trip at the Boardwalk Inn. We were there to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We stayed on the club level and it was truly awesome! The cast members were great. We were in room 4237, right across from the lounge with a Boardwalk view. The room was very clean and housekeeping was there every day to make up our room. I want to give a special thanks to Lorenzo, JJ, Joe, Amanda,Beverly, Brittany and Monica for their attention to us during our trip. They were so gracious and helpful. Lene, club manager was so helpful in pulling off a great surprise for us. She communicated with my son before our visit and helped him plan a very special gift for us. Lorenzo also helped my daughter with a special surprise for us. These cast members are the main reason we return to this resort during the year! Read less