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Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is a waterfront hotel on Walt Disney World property that’s located in the Epcot Resort Area. You’ll find theming that embodies the turn-of-century Atlantic City and the pastimes of Coney Island. Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, a Disney Vacation Club Resort, is also located on property.

Overview

One of the big perks of staying at BoardWalk Inn is it’s within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Don’t worry, complimentary Disney transportation is available, but to be able to walk to to parks is a huge bonus.

Another positive of BoardWalk Inn is the boardwalk itself. You can walk up and down an actual boardwalk that not only offers stunning views, but has hops and dining readily available for guests.

The resort is on the pricier side compared to many other hotels featured on property, so keep that in mind. But, the theming, rooms, amenities, and more might be just enough to persuade you too book a stay.

Here’s what to expect.

View Boardwalk Inn Resort Maps

Rooms And Bathrooms

There are a variety of types of rooms to book at BoardWalk Inn. Depending on which room you reserve, you can sleep anywhere from 2 to 9 adults.

There’s even a selection of rooms that feature Club Level Service, which we go over in more detail below.

Standard amenities are featured in each room, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board.

If you’re wondering about outlets and USB ports, there are both scattered about for whatever you may need to plug in or charge. Regarding storage, there is both closet, drawer, and counter space, including in most of the bathrooms.

Speaking of the bathrooms, some of the the vanity areas do not have a separate own door for privacy, but there is a door separating the shower and toilet from the vanity/sink area.

Also, the beds do not have space underneath to store luggage or other belongings. Here are the rooms available to book.

Rooms And Suites

  • Water View: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk or Crescent Lake; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed
  • Standard View: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens, Leisure Pool or Parking Area; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed
Standard Room at BoardWalk Inn
Standard Room at BoardWalk Inn
  • Garden View: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens; 1 Day Bed and 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed
  • Outer Building — Garden Room: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens or Leisure Pool; 1 King Bed
BoardWalk Inn Outer Building Garden Room
BoardWalk Inn Outer Building Garden Room
BoardWalk Inn Outer Building Garden Room
  • 2 Bedroom Suite: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Gardens or Leisure Pool; 2 Queen Beds and 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 2 King Beds and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair
  • Sonora VP Suite: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk and Crescent Lake; 2 Queen Beds

Rooms And Suites With Club-Level Service

These rooms and suites have standard amenities, in addition to Club-Level Service perks. They include:

  • Evening turndown
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge (serves refreshments 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily)
  • Complimentary fax assistance
  • Continental breakfast, midday snacks and evening wine, cheese, cordials and dessert
  • Access to Concierge service at the Innkeeper’s Club
  • Complimentary health club access
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge
  • Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services

Guests also have access to a DVD Player and Disney Signature Services for personal assistance with your trip.

Here are the rooms:

  • Standard Room — Club Level: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Courtyard Leisure Pool; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room — Club Level: Views of Disney’s BoardWalk; Deluxe Room – Club Level is larger than Standard Room – Club Level; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Club Level Room at BoardWalk Inn
Club Level Room at BoardWalk Inn

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms.

You can check out room layouts below.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the main lobby. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

Lobby at BoardWalk Inn
  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

The lobby is perfectly themed. There is plenty of space to sit down and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smell. One of the many gift shops at the resort is also located near the lobby.

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) is just outside the lobby. Luggage storage is also right out in front of the lobby for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Important: Valet parking might not always be available.

Pros And Cons

Boardwalk Inn

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: 10-15 minute walk to Epcot, some rooms have views of Epcot and Hollywood Studios, can take a boat or walk to Hollywood Studios, gorgeous theming, Disney Skyliner station nearby

Cons: No restaurants inside the resort (have to walk out on the Boardwalk to get to them), shared buses can sometimes mean long commutes, can be long walks to rooms (especially Villas rooms)

Boardwalk Inn room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Standard ViewQueen5
Water ViewQueen5
Garden ViewQueen5
Standard Room - Club LevelQueen5
Deluxe Room - Club LevelQueen6
Outer Bldg - Garden Room - Club LevelKing2
2 Bedroom SuiteQueen9
Sonora VP SuiteQueen6

Resort Map

Boardwalk Inn

Scheduled refurbishments

Name: Boardwalk Renovation

Description: In March 2022, Disney announced many changes that will be coming to the Boardwalk area, including that the ESPN Club would be permanently closing and will be replaced by a table service restaurant called The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers. Changes will also be coming to the Boardwalk Bakery, Boardwalk resort lobby, lounge, and guest rooms.

From: 03/15/2022

To: 12/31/2023


Other info

  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Boardwalk Inn Resort Maps
  • Amenities And Shops

    From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, to spa and fitness, there are several amenities offered to guests at BoardWalk Inn.

    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

    Thimbles & Threads at BoardWalk
    • Disney’s Character Carnival: Find apparel, accessories, pins, gifts, home goods, and other supplies.
    • Dundy’s Sundries: A range of items can be purchased, including food, spirits, camera and media materials, and souvenirs.
    • Screen Door General Store: The general store has your typical items, like food and beverages.
    • Thimbles & Threads: Yet another shop to find apparel, accessories, pins, and other souvenirs.
    • Wyland Galleries — BoardWalk: The gallery features art and other collectibles. 
    • Laundry Services: There’s a 24-hour self-service laundry facility near the 3rd-floor elevator.
    • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
    • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies in Community Hall.
    • Muscles & Bustles Health ClubFull-service facility with workout equipment, massages, and more.
    • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    BoardWalk Inn has one feature pool and two leisure pools. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

    Luna Park Pool at BoardWalk

    Feature Pool

    • Luna Park Pool: This feature pool has a carnival theme, a 200-foot-long waterslide, grinning elephant statues that spout water from their trunks, and vintage posters lining the pool area. There’s a whirlpool spa for adults and also a kiddie pool. 

    Leisure Pools

    • You can one leisure pool in the Rose Garden Courtyard and the second next to the Community Hall building. Both pools have whirlpool spas.

    Some other recreational options include:

    • Side Show Games Arcade
    • Playground at the Luna Park Crazy Play Area
    • Jogging
    • Fishing
    • Tennis
    • Surrey Bike Rentals
    • Campfire to roast marshmallows
    • Yoga on the Lawn (only select day of the week on the Village Green Lawn; all ages; space is limited to 20 guests staying at BoardWalk Inn and BoardWalk Villas; mats and towels provided)
    • Ferris W. Eahlers Community Hall (complimentary games, arts, crafts, DVDs, and more)
    • Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf (themed miniature golf course with two 18-hole courses; an additional cost for both adults and kids)

    How to get from Boardwalk Inn to anywhere at Disney World

    There are several forms of transportation available, including buses, Friendship Boats (service to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Yacht Club, Beach Club, and Swan and Dolphin), and the Disney Skyliner, which can be accessed at Epcot’s International Gateway. As previously mentioned, guests can also walk to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. All of the different ways to get from the BoardWalk Inn to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Boardwalk Inn

    You can find both Quick Service and Table Service options here, along with lounges, bars, a pizza window, and a bakery. Take note that BoardWalk Bakery and the Pizza Window have Mobile Order. Plus, Trattoria al Forno has Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location. You can read more about the dining options below.



    Breakfast

    Belle Vue Lounge (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Belle Vue Lounge (breakfast)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Often quiet, comfortable seating, great place to grab standard breakfast items

    Cons: Limited menu


    Boardwalk Bakery (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Boardwalk Bakery (breakfast)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Large selection of baked goods, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited seating


    Trattoria al Forno (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Trattoria al Forno (breakfast)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Unique breakfast offerings and the only place to see Rapunzel and Flynn Rider & Ariel and Prince Eric together

    Cons: Service can be slow at times

    Tips: A small selection of princess and prince apparel and accessories are available to purchase right as you enter.

    (Note: The Bon Voyage character breakfast is currently unavailable. A standard breakfast is being served)


    Lunch

    Leaping Horse Libations (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Leaping Horse Libations (lunch)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Convenient location especially if you have a room near the pool

    Cons: Limited menu and hours


    Boardwalk Pizza Window (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Boardwalk Pizza Window (lunch)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Convenient to grab a pizza to eat on the Boardwalk or back in your room, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: No indoor seating


    Boardwalk Bakery (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Boardwalk Bakery (lunch)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Lots of fresh baked goods and a few sandwich options available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited menu for entrees, limited seating


    ESPN Club (lunch) – Temporarily Closed

    Table Service

    Boardwalk Inn - ESPN Club (lunch) – Temporarily Closed

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good sports bar food and lots of TVs to watch sporting events (even in the bathroom!)

    Cons: Can get really busy on game days


    Big River Grille & Brewing Works (lunch)

    Table Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Big River Grille & Brewing Works (lunch)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Extensive drink menu (including several beers brewed here), glass walls give you the ability to watch the brewing process, both indoor and outdoor seating options (choose outdoor seating if you want to overlook the Boardwalk area)

    Cons: Limited menu, food is often not great


    Dinner

    Leaping Horse Libations (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Leaping Horse Libations (dinner)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Convenient location especially if you have a room near the pool

    Cons: Limited menu and hours


    Boardwalk Bakery (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Boardwalk Bakery (dinner)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Lots of fresh baked goods and a few sandwich options available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited menu for entrees, limited seating


    Boardwalk Pizza Window (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Boardwalk Pizza Window (dinner)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Convenient to grab a pizza to eat on the Boardwalk or back in your room, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: No indoor seating


    Trattoria al Forno (dinner)

    Table Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Trattoria al Forno (dinner)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Often easy to get in without a reservation, all wines are Italian

    Cons: Service is inconsistent, food is often mediocre


    ESPN Club (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

    Table Service

    Boardwalk Inn - ESPN Club (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good sports bar food and lots of TVs to watch sporting events (even in the bathroom!)

    Cons: Can get really busy on game days


    Flying Fish (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

    Table Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Flying Fish (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Though they serve many great fish dishes, their steak is especially good

    Cons: Pricey


    Big River Grille & Brewing Works (dinner)

    Table Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Big River Grille & Brewing Works (dinner)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Extensive drink menu (including several beers brewed here), glass walls give you the ability to watch the brewing process, both indoor and outdoor seating options (choose outdoor seating if you want to overlook the Boardwalk area)

    Cons: Limited menu, food is often not great


    Everything Else

    AbracadaBar (Lounge)

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - AbracadaBar (Lounge)

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Fun themed drinks and atmosphere

    Cons: Small with limited seating, limited food options


    The To-Go Cart – Temporarily Closed

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - The To-Go Cart – Temporarily Closed

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great spot to grab popular quick food items like hot dogs, wings, and chicken fingers

    Cons: No indoor seating


    Funnel Cake Cart – Temporarily Closed

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Funnel Cake Cart – Temporarily Closed

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Delicious funnel cakes and fried ice cream available here

    Cons: Usually only open in the evenings


    Boardwalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Boardwalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Quick place to grab a margarita and a snack (like a Mickey pretzel)

    Cons: Limited menu


    Belle Vue Lounge

    Quick Service

    Boardwalk Inn - Belle Vue Lounge

    Location: Boardwalk Inn

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Often quiet, comfortable seating, great place to grab a drink (drink menu is fairly extensive compared to many locations), board games available

    Cons: Limited food options


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