Boardwalk Inn Resort Address / Phone
2101 N Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
# of rooms: 378 (Inn) and 383 (villas)
Check-in: 4pm / Check-out: 11am
Resort Area: Epcot
Online Check-in: Yes
Express Check-out: Yes
Resort Airline Check-in: Yes
Conference Center: Yes
Disney's Boardwalk Inn Resort Overview
The hustle and bustle of a bygone era for Atlantic seaside resorts is still alive at the Boardwalk Inn. Located on the shores of Crescent Lake, nestled between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find this lively, charming waterfront village. The resort has a festive feel with striped awnings, white-railed balconies, shingled rooftops and colorful flowerbeds.
To get a true feeling for the Boardwalk Inn, one
must experience it at night. The boardwalk itself features bright lights
and the pounding music of nightclubs. Midway games are also set up for
amusement as well as the wacky entertainment
of buskers. The line-up of restaurants, a sweet shop and a bakery
entice with their pleasant aromas wafting in the air as you walk past.
One of the privileges of being lakeside is the boat transportation (also known as the Friendship boats), that are available to take guests to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. However the World Showcase at Epcot is close enough to walk to, and only takes about 5-10 minutes. Boats leave the dock every 20 minutes and also travel to the Yacht & Beach Club, and the Swan and Dolphin resorts as well to pick up guests. Buses are available to take guests to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, the water parks and Disney Springs Marketplace.
The average guest room is approximately 370 square feet, and includes 2 queen size beds (or one king sized bed), daybed, armoire, television, nightstand, refrigerator, small table with 2 chairs, wall mirror, small key-operated wall safe, telephone and double vanity and mirror that is separate from the tub and commode.
The bathrooms and double vanity are made of marble. Some rooms with a king size bed may be handicapped accessible with a wheelchair-accessible shower in place of a tub. The rooms also include an iron, ironing board, a Pak-n-play crib, hair dryer and a makeup mirror. Guests who need to connect to home or work via the Internet while vacationing, will find high speed access.
The composition of the rooms at The Boardwalk Inn are dark woods, contrasting patterns of stripes and toile along with a mixture of jewel tones and paler hues. It achieves a sense of relaxed and elegant fun with views that overlook gardens, pools or the boardwalk itself.
Categories: Standard View (views of gardens, leisure pool or parking area) and Water View (views of boardwalk or Crescent Lake)
Approximate # of Rooms: Standard View: 281, Water View: 34
Maximum # people: 5 people
# Handicap Accessible Rooms: Standard View: 17, Water View: 3
Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated
Square Footage: 434 sq. ft.
Basic Room Contents: All rooms come with an alarm clock with mp3 player, mini fridge, ceiling fan, coffee maker with tea and coffee setup, hair dryer, ice bucket, safe, iron and ironing board, desk and chair, telephone and television.
Note: Bed boards/rails, Pack N Play cribs, microwave, international electrical adapter and rollaway bed available upon request
Concierge service includes access to a private lounge, the "Innkeeper's Club", that offers a complimentary Continental breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., English-style tea in the afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and desserts, cordials, wine and cheese are offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concierge deluxe rooms are approximately 434 square feet in size and in addition to the amenities of the guest rooms, include robes, a TV speaker in the bath area, and a deluxe turndown service in the evening.
TIP: The balcony of the Concierge Lounge is a great spot to watch the nightly show: Illuminations 2000: Reflections of Earth taking place at Epcot
One unique feature of Disney's Boardwalk are the 14 garden suites, also known as the honeymoon cottages. Most of these 2-story cottages have a fenced in private yard with lovely rose gardens. The first floor is the living room area with a queen size sofa bed, television, 2 piece bathroom, telephone (with 2 line an computer capabilities), wet bar and fridge. The bedroom is in a loft area on the second floor. It overlooks the lower floor and includes a king size bed, television, nightstand and a full bathroom with a hot tub. There is a mini-TV for viewing whilst relaxing in the hot tub. Some of the suites have private balconies instead of the fenced in yard.
(club level rooms entitle guests to club concierge desk services, access to the concierge lounge, free DVD rentals from the resort and--upon request--complimentary bathrobes, turn-down service and alcoholic beverages from 7am-10pm)
Categories: Standard Room (views of boardwalk or courtyard leisure pool), Deluxe Room (views of boardwalk), Outer Building (Garden Room), 2 Bedroom Suite (Acc.), 2 Bedroom Suite, Sonora VP Suite, Steeplechase Presidential Suite
Approximate # of Rooms in this category:
Maximum # people: Standard View: 5 people, Deluxe Room: 6 people, Outer Building (Garden Room): 2 people, 2 Bedroom Suite (Acc.): 6 people, 2 Bedroom Suite: 8 people, Sonora VP Suite: 8 people, Steeplechase Presidential Suite: 6 people
# Handicap Accessible: Standard View: 3, 2 Bedrom Suite (Acc.): 2, Sonora VP Suite: 1, Steeplechase Presidential Suite: 1
Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated
Square Footage: Standard View: 434 sq. ft., Deluxe Room: 870 sq. ft., Outer Building (Garden Room): 915-1100 sq ft., 2 Bedroom Suite (Acc.): 1288 sq. ft., 2 Bedroom Suite: 1288 sq. ft., Sonora VP Suite: 1744 sq. ft., Steeplechase Presidential Suite: 2800 sq. ft.
Basic Room Contents: Suites come stocked with DVD players, complimentary sodas, flowers and a small amenities gift basket in addition to the equipment of standard rooms.
Atlantic Dance Hall: A club with an open dance floor where guests can enjoy dance hits played
by a live VJ. Open 9pm-1:45am (full service bar, does not accept Disney
Belle Vue Lounge: 5:00pm-12am (full service bar, does not accept Disney Dining Plan)
BoardWalk Joe's Marvelous Margarita: 11am-12am (traditional and flavored margaritas and assorted snacks)
Jellyrolls: A piano bar where guests will participate in sing-alongs led by dueling pianos. There is a cover charge of $12, and guests under 21 years of age are not admitted. 7pm-2am (full service bar and popcorn)
Leaping Horse Libations: 11am-varied closing times (sandwiches and snacks)
Belle Vue Lounge: Open for breakfast 6:30am-11am (pastries, fruit, cereal, coffee and juice)
Boardwalk Bakery: Open 6:30am-11pm (fresh sandwiches, salads, soups, baked goods and a selection of beverages)
Boardwalk Pizza Window: Open 12pm-12am (pizza slices, whole pizzas and beverages)
Ample Hills Creamery: Ample Hills Creamery is based in Brooklyn and is known for their "creative approach to all things ice cream.” This is the brand’s first location outside of New York and is inspired by turn-of-the-century ice cream parlors. The shop is right next to ESPN Club, in the former ESPN arcade, and features big show windows will give guests a chance to peek in and watch the whole creation process. In case you can’t decide which flavor to get, samples are free. Some of the 16 signature flavors are Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Coffee Toffee Coffee, Malty Salty Pretzel Punch, Cotton Candy, and more. They even offer six different cone options, including cake, waffle, pretzel, cookie, chocolate chip and M&M.
Big River Grille and Brewing Works: This microbrewery displays
huge stainless steel vats and brewing equipment behind glass walls so
patrons can see the brewing process of their handcrafted specialty
beers. Open 11am- 11pm
(gourmet burgers, hot sandwiches, pub fare, baby back ribs, beef
tenderloin and tuna)
ESPN Club: With more than 80 televisions scattered throughout the
club (including the restrooms), fans will not miss a single play. Golf,
tennis, baseball and football all have their playtime simultaneously on
the many screens.
Open for lunch and dinner 11:30am-11:30pm (salads, burgers and
sandwiches); Open for appetizers and desserts 11:30pm-12am; Open for
TIP: There is a side room that has a few arcade games for amusement and sports-themed merchandise available for purchase.
Flying Fish: This restaurant is currently closed for renovations and will be opening in late summer 2016 with a whole new look!
The contemporary yet whimsical feel of this restaurant is merely a bonus to its award-winning cuisine. Featuring American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, Flying Fish Café is wildly popular and considered signature dining. Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, cut-offs, torn clothing, hats (men only) and clothing with offensive language or graphics are not permitted. Open for dinner 5:30pm-10pm (sushi, seafood, soup, salad and steak)
Trattoria Al Forno: This casual Italian restaurant provides an
elegant yet comfortable dining experience. It boasts of traditional
Italian cooking techniques and showcases the diversity of cuisine found
through all the Italian
regions. Open for lunch 11:30am-3:30pm (lasagna, braised beef
“bolognese,” pasta, cured Italian meat); Open for dinner 4:30pm-9pm
(chicken parmigiana, wood-grilled steak a la Florentine, specialty
wood-fired pizza, signature blend Italian coffee)
Pool Description: Luna Park is the resort’s primary pool. It boasts a 200-foot water slide called the Keister Coaster, fashioned after an old-time wooden roller coaster. A hot tub, kiddie pool and playground are also a part of the pool area.
There are 2 other additional quiet pool areas entirely separated from Luna Park. One is located on the Inn side of the resort while the other is tucked further back on the Villas side of the resort.
A number of poolside activities are scheduled each afternoon. Ranging from bean-bag tosses to beach ball blasts, there is a broad spectrum of games and challenges for families to participate in while they enjoy the water area.
Side Show Games Arcade: Open 7am-10pm
Yard Arcade: Open 11:30am-11pm
Jogging Trail: Boardwalk Canal (1 mile), Crescent Lake Loop (.8 mile)
Tennis Courts: Complimentary tennis balls and tennis racquets may be checked out at Community Hall 8am-10pm. Private tennis lessons are also an option for a fee (321) 228-1146.
Outdoor Campfire and Movie: Each night there is a complimentary showing of a Disney film. Located on the Boardwalk’s Village Green, the feature film changes daily (consult recreation calendar given upon guest check-in for time, location and particular movie)
Guided Fishing Excursions: For a fee, an expert guide will host your group during a catch-and-release fishing trip in some of the lakes on Disney property. Available times are 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. Reservations required (407) WDW-BASS or visit the Concierge desk.
Luna Park Crazy Play Area: Located next to Luna Park Pool
Ferris. W. Eahlers Community Hall: Open 9am-10pm. Stop in for video games, arts and crafts and free DVD rentals. For a fee, there are organized activities to participate in such as designing tote bags and umbrellas.
Surrey Bike Rental: For a fee, a surrey bike can be rented for a cruise around the waterfront boardwalk. Options for 2 people, 4 people and 6 people are available.
Disney’s Character Carnival: Open 8am-11pm (Disney Character apparel, toys and accessories)
ESPN Club: Open 11:30am-11:00pm (ESPN merchandise and sports accessories)
Screen Door General Store: Open 8am-11pm (groceries, dry goods, snacks and beverages)
Ample Hills Creamery: Opening Spring 2016 - Ample Hills Creamery is based in Brooklyn and is “known for their creative approach to all things ice cream.” This will be the brand’s first location outside of New York and will be inspired by turn-of-the-century ice cream parlors. Ample Hills Creamery will be located on the Boardwalk’s promenade, giving guests the ability to peek in the windows and watch the process. In case you can’t decide which flavor to get, samples are free. Some of the signature flavors are “Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Coffee Toffee Coffee, Malty Salty Pretzel Punch, Cotton Candy, and more.” A new flavor is being developed exclusively for this location.
Dundy’s Sundries: Open 7am-11pm (snacks, apparel, sunscreen, spa products, souvenirs, Disney Vacation Club and Boardwalk Inn and Villas merchandise)
Thimbles & Threads: Open 8am-11pm (sport and golf apparel, accessories and Disney Character merchandise)
Wyland Galleries: Open 10am-11pm (oceanographic works from internationally-known artists)
Muscles & Bustles Health Club
Magic Kingdom: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing); Walk/Monorail (walk to Epcot’s monorail station, transfer at Transportation and Ticket Center to a Magic Kingdom monorail)
Epcot: Walk; Boat (available 8am on standard days and 7:30am on Extra Magic Hour mornings until one hour after Park closing)
Hollywood Studios: Walk; Boat (available 8am on standard days and 7:30am on Extra Magic Hour mornings until one hour after Park closing)
Animal Kingdom: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)
Water Parks: Bus (available 30 minutes before park opening until 1 hours after park closing)
Disney Springs: Bus (available from 9am-2am)
Swan and Dolphin Hotel: Boat (available 8am on standard days and 7:30am on Extra Magic Hour mornings until one hour after Park closing)
Yacht and Beach Club Resort: Boat (available 8am on standard days and 7:30am on Extra Magic Hour mornings until one hour after Park closing)
Note: The bus stop is located off the main entrance to the lobby, down the ramp on the left with buses departing approximately every 20 minutes. The boat dock is located on the boardwalk with boats departing approximately every 20 minutes.