|At A Glance
||Deluxe resort featuring 378
rooms, with 24h room service, and 532 vacation villas, themed
after some of the early Boardwalks such as found at Atlantic
The Boardwalk Inn and Suites Resorts opened in July,
1996. Located across the lake from the Beach and Yacht Club Resorts,
the boardwalk is a unique combination of hotel and entertainment
complex, which recaptures the enchantment of a bygone era very
much in the style of a vintage Coney Island.
The Boardwalk ambience continues throughout the
resort, through intricately detailed theming, both in the form
of architecture, and tasteful decoration, with sherbet coloured
facades, deep collonades, flagged turrets, and striped awnings,
all reminders of the turn of the century boardwalks.
Along the wooden boardwalk itself, which skirts
the lake, are several restaurants, a bakery, and a handful of
bars. The Inn is a smallish bed-and-breakfast hotel themed as
a turn-of-the-century seaside resort.
There are only 378 rooms at the Boardwalk Inn, however
each evokes the charm of early Eastern Seaboard inns. All
of the rooms are decorated with cherry-wood furniature, and have
private balconies. Each room will sleep up to five guests,
and feature either two queen sized beds and a childs day-bed,
or alternatively one King-sized bed and a childs day-bed.
Romantic two-story garden suites each have a private
Rose-Garden enclosed by a white picket fence, and sleep four guets,
with a living room on the first floor, and a King sized bed in
the bedroom loft area. There are also a number of single
story concierge suites at the Boardwalk Inn.
24h room service is available for those guests that
wish to dine in the comfort of their own room.
As well as the above rooms at the Inn, there are
532 vacation villas which are collectively known as Disney's BoardWalk
Villas Resort. These are primarily Disney Vacation Club
villas, but they area available for rent when not occupied by
DVC members. Each studio features a queen-sized bed and
double sleep-sofa, with a wet-bar with microwave, coffee maker
and small refrigerator.
Larger villas sleep from 4 right up to 12 people,
and feature dining rooms, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities,
master batch with whirlpool tubs, and Video Recorders. They
also include King sized beds in the master bedroom, living rooms
with two sleep-sofas, and two queen sized beds in any additional
Food and Drink
There are plenty of places to eat and drink at the
Boardwalk by it's very nature as an entertainment complex.
First of all there are a variety of small vendors along the Boardwalk
itself selling everything from hot-dogs and pizza to popcorn and
The BoardWalk Bakery is a popular eatery, offering
baked goods, ice cream, espresso and cappuccino. Huge display
windows allow people passing by to watch the early morning bakers
at work, and bun rises are held at the Bakery each morning.
The Flying Fish Cafe has a show kitchen, and as
it's name suggests is tailored towards offering seafood and fresh
An ESPN World Sports Bar,
The Atlantic Dance; a 1930's style big-band ballroom.
Jellyrolls", a dueling piano bar favor the
A bakery and a couple of full-service restaurants
have been opened, as well.
Spoodles dishes up Mediteranean Fare.
The Big River Grill; specializes in grilled seafood.
The shared swimming pool is themed to be reminiscent
of the old era Coney Island amusement parks called Luna Park.
It includes a slide that looks like a roller coaster,
as well as other themeing cues. In size, it's smaller than "Stormalong
Bay" over at the YBCR but nicely appointed. Tennis courts,
croquet, and miniature golf are also available. For the later,
"Fantasia Gardens" features a themed miniature golf
course based on the classic animated feature.
Watercraft is available to transport guests to EPCOT
and the Disney / MGM Studios. EPCOT is actually so close that
hoofing it to the International Gateway (EPCOT's backdoor) isn't
too taxing. If you just can't walk, though, a tram operates between
the Swan and Dolphin Hotels and EPCOT that also makes a few stops
along the Boardwalk. For every other destination, the ubiquitous
Disney bus will be your limo.
Directions to the Resort