View Full Version : BCV Resort Configuration
09-03-2002, 09:50 AM
An exploratory tour of the Beach Club Villas reveals the floor plan for this resort complex. There appear to be four general views available, with some variation within each view type- depending on which floor and location of the room. I have NOT personally experienced each view from the different villas and am basing my assumptions on the apparent likely view from each area.
The public laundry room- with free use of washers and dryers- is located on the 4th floor. Each floor has an ice and vending machine room. There are two elevators. One near the main entrance and another near the far end of the quiet pool area. There are multiple stairways on each floor.
Dedicated 2BR villas are noted by a *. Rooms grouped together by a – are lock-off 2BR’s with the lower numbered room the Studio. The view is noted by a 1), 2), 3), or 4). The actual configuration and view of the rooms is speculation on my part, as I’ve actually seen the interior of only one room (#545- which is a 1BR lock-off). There are some dedicated Studio and 1BR villas. These are noted by a #.
1) The Pool View rooms all look over the quiet pool. All of these rooms are even numbered (but not all even numbered rooms have this view).
2) EPCOT views all have a view towards the park. Some have a view of Spaceship Earth and some have a view towards World Showcase- with an opportunity to see the Illuminations fireworks. These rooms face towards the roadway to BWV, but have reasonable landscaping blocking much of the traffic. Traffic noise may be apparent from the room balcony, but should be minimal from inside the villa itself.
3) BC Courtyard/Epcot Views look out on the nearby Beach Club. The lower floors will have a view of the resort and the surrounding landscaping. Upper floors (4 and 5- possibly 3) will likely have a glimpse of some Epcot structures and most all should have a glimpse of the Illuminations fireworks.
4) BC Courtyard/MGM/BW Views look out on the nearby Beach Club. The lower floors will also have a view of that resort and the surrounding landscaping. Upper floors (4 and 5- possibly 3) will likely have a glimpse towards BW, Swan, Dolphin and Disney/MGM Studios. From the 5th floor (possibly the 4th also), you may be able to see ToT, Earffel Tower (at Disney/MGM) and Blizzard Beach in the distance. There is also a view of Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion and France’s Eiffel Tower. The Illuminations fireworks are NOT visible, but the sound is very evident and the explosion flashes are very apparent.
In this BCV map:
1) is Blue
2) is Green
3) is Red
4) is Yellow
1st Floor- all villas are Non-Smoking.
1) 102*, 104*, 106-108, 110*, 128-130, 134*, 136-138, 154*, 158*, 166*, 168*, 170-172, 174-176, 178* .
2) 153*, 155*, 157-159, 161*, 163-165, 167*, 169-171, 173-175, 177*
3) 120-122, 124*, 125, 127-129, 131*, 133*
4) 101*, 103-105, 107*, 123*, 139*, 141*, 143-145, 147-149, 151*
2nd Floor- all villas are Non-Smoking.
1) 202*, 204*, 206-208, 210*, 228-230, 234*, 236-238, 254*, 258-260, 266*, 268*, 270-272, 274-276, 278*
2) 253*, 255*, 257-259, 261*, 263-265, 267*, 269-271, 273-275, 277*, 240*, 242*, 244-246, 248-250, 252*
3) 220-222, 224*, 225, 227-229, 231*, 233*
4) 201*, 203-205, 207*, 209*, 219-221, 223*, 239*, 241*, 243-245, 247-249, 251
3rd Floor- all villas are Non-Smoking.
1) 302*, 304*, 306-308, 310-312, 314#, 316#, 328-330, 334*, 336-338, 354*, 358-360, 366*, 368*, 370-372, 374-376, 378*
2) 353*, 355*, 357-359, 361*, 363-365, 367*, 369-371, 373-375, 377*, 340*, 342*, 344-346, 348-350, 352*
3) 320-322, 324*, 325, 327-329, 331*, 333*
4) 301*, 303-305, 307*, 309*, 319-321, 323*, 339#, 341*, 343-345, 347-349, 351*
4th Floor- all villas are Non-Smoking.
1) 402*, 404*, 406-408, 410-412, 414#, 416#, 428-430, 434*, 436-438,454*, 458-460, 466#, 468*, 470-472, 474-476, 478*
2) 440*, 442*, 444-446S, 448-450, 452*, 453*, 455*, 457-459, 461#, 463-465, 467*, 469-471, 473-475, 477*
3) 420-422, 424*, 425, 427-429, 431*, 433*
4) 401*, 403-405, 407*, 409*, 419-421, 423*, 439*, 441*, 443-445, 447-449S, 451*
5th Floor- all villas are Non-Smoking.
1) 516#, 528-530, 534*, 536-538, 554*, 558-560, 566#S
2) 540#, 542*, 544-546, 548-550, 552*, 553*, 555#, 557-559, 561*, 563*
3) 525, 527-529, 531*, 533*
4) 539*, 541*, 543-545, 547-549, 551*
As always, I would NOT suggest requesting specific rooms when making reservations. Requests for a view, area or floor are easiest to meet and provide the resort with some opportunity to meet requests. Disney resorts do attempt to meet requests, but cannot guarantee any request.
OKW Building Configuration (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=1251562#post1251562)
HH Resort Configuration (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=226883)
SSR Configuration (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=573432)
09-03-2002, 10:21 AM
Thank you for taking the time to do this room configuration summary. What a nice person you are to take time from your vacation to do this. I can tell you that I have bookmarked this and will be printing off a copy for myself as a reference.
09-03-2002, 11:40 AM
Doc! Thanks so much for doing this for us!!!!
09-03-2002, 12:18 PM
Thank you so much, Doc!! I'm printing it right now!! It was so kind of you to do this. Are you still at BCV? Hope you're having a great trip! Thanks again!!
09-03-2002, 01:31 PM
Thanks for another information filled post, Doc!
09-03-2002, 02:43 PM
You are a great man, Doc!
I hope you know how much your help and information means to us. We can count on you to come through.
09-03-2002, 08:11 PM
Many many thanks for taking the time from your trip to help those of us with plans to visit BCV. It will be most helpful at check-in time. Last year we got a room which was okay, but not really what we wanted. This year I want to be better prepared when we check-in.
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09-03-2002, 08:29 PM
This is great! It is so nice of you to put this information together for all of us. Thanks and enjoy your vacation.
09-03-2002, 08:35 PM
Thanks so much for taking the time to do that! It was so nice of you. What a great reference to have. I'm printing it now. Hope you had a great trip!
DW, DS, and I will be going in February and to be sure, we will use this valuable information.
Some questions, you say
"There are two elevators servicing all but the 5th floor and multiple stairways on each floor."
Am I to understand that you take the elevator to the 4th floor and then stairs, or are you saying that there is only one elevator that services the 5th floor? I suspect it's one elevator to the 5th floor, but had to ask.
Also, if it is just one elevator, where in the "4 general view areas" is that one elevator located?
And the same question for the 2 elevators, are you saying there are only 2 elevators serving the Villas, and if so, where are they located, relative to the "general view areas"?
Thanks again Doc, hope you are enjoying your vacation.
09-03-2002, 09:36 PM
Thanks, that was unclear and has now been corrected.
The main elevator is right inside the entryway from the BC. It serves all 5 floors.
The other elevator is at the far end of the resort towards Epcot and stops at floors 1-4. The 5th floor does not extend the entire length of the resort (only the "middle" section) and is easily accessed from the main elevator.
The main elevator is in the vicinity of rooms X16 and X25 on each floor. The second elevator is on the pool side of the resort near room X61. (Substitute a floor #1-4 for the X.)
Deb & Bill
09-03-2002, 09:41 PM
316 is NOT a lockoff studio. It is a dedicated studio. It has one of the big balconies and it doesn't connect to the next room. So 314 must also be a dedicated one-bedroom. Might be different on the other floors, though.
09-03-2002, 09:53 PM
316 is NOT a lockoff studio. It is a dedicated studio.
Thanks! Without being inside the room, there is no way to discern that status.
It is corrected in the survey. I'll assume that other floors have the same configuration.
Corrections are appreciated!
09-03-2002, 10:32 PM
Is there any added benefit to staying higher up (5th floor) than say on the second floor? Are these rooms filled the fastest? We will be staying in a studio in April, can you recommend any particular floor? I heard the laundry room is located on the fourth floor for the studios, do you recommend we stay on this floor so we don't have to lug our suitcases to that room? thanks so much.
We also are staying in a Studio. My DS would prefer the Pool View.
Can you tell me what view 316 (dedicated Studio) has, and what other Studios have the large balcony that might offer a Pool View?
Thanks so much Doc!! This is valuable information. I'm printing this out, too.
A couple of questions:
when do you recommend requesting a specific view?
is this information available for the VWL, too.
Thanks so much!! :)
09-04-2002, 10:30 AM
Thank you Doc for all of the good information. You do such a thorough job! In early August we stayed across the hall from your room in 544 and 546. Your description of our view was completely accurate.
Our view from the room perfectly framed Spaceship Earth. We were in the room only one night during Illumiinations (the others we were at MK FITS, Fantasmic or at the AP viewing spot at Epcot). You could see Illuminations very well from the room by just looking to the right. You could barely see the "ball" move on the lake from time to time through the trees. You can't really hear the music, but do hear the fireworks. As you stated, these rooms do overlook Epcot Resorts Boulevard, however, the noise did not bother us when we were on the balconies or in the rooms-and I am a light sleeper.
A couple of observations to add to yours are the larger baconies appear to be on the second floor and the fifth floor. Ours went the complete width of the unit, but had a divider between the studio part and the one bedroom beacause it is a lockoff. The porch lights do stay on all night. Again, it did not bother us.
Doc, you are correct about the two elevators as you enter BCV from the BCR. There is also one elevator located close to room 561, where the fifth floor terminates. You can exit that elevator very close to the pool. That elevator is quite handy to get to from the room and the parking lot.
A question for you, Doc, or anyone that has stayed in either room 566 or 563. What is the configuration and view? From where the doors are placed, it looks as if it might be different from the others.
Enjoy your trip. Thanks again for sharing.
09-04-2002, 12:32 PM
I'll join the others in offering my thanks.
Is there a clever person out there who might be able to put together a map of some sort? I'm still trying to figure out where the four different kinds of views would be located, given the shape of the building.
(Over on the Resorts board, there's an incredible thread with detailed floor plans of the Beach & Yacht Clubs. Maybe the owner of that thread would like to to a BCV map.)
09-04-2002, 01:27 PM
Thanks for this information as well as the work you have previously supplied for HH and OKW.
Any chance these could be kept at the top of the board....maybe added to the FAQ list? It'd be easier than printing them out and a lot easier than doing searches. Just a thought.
And again, thanks for taking the time out of your vacation to pull this information together. Very thorough! :)
09-05-2002, 09:28 AM
The BCV layout has been updated with a map of the resort.
Pool View rooms are in Blue.
Epcot View rooms are in Green.
Courtyard/BC/Epcot views are in Red.
Courtyard/BC/MGM/Epcot views are in Yellow.
Again, I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the roomtypes with these views. The room numbers and locations are correct, but there may be some variation in the type/size of the rooms listed as I have not been inside any except #545.
If you have any corrections, please let me know.
09-05-2002, 01:55 PM
Thanks again, Doc... I can't wait to stay there. I can't believe how generous you are to help all of us out during your vacation.
Belle and Rella's Dad
09-25-2002, 11:41 AM
I know this has slipped a bit in the last weeks, but since we are leaving in a couple of days I thought that I would print this out and maybe someone else might want it also.
Thanks again Doc
09-25-2002, 08:49 PM
We have just returned from my first trip as a DVC member. We stayed in room 550 (EPCOT view, lockoff studio) and watched the illumination show from our balcony. We requested a two queen bed studio but ended up with a queen bed and a pull-out sofa. Does anyone know if two queen bed studios are available at BCV? The lobby area has two elevators with a third elevator not far from the parking lot. I believe all three go to the fifth floor. We used the lobby and parking lot elevator and we stayed on the fifth floor.
09-25-2002, 09:19 PM
None of the BCV lockoff studios have 2 queen beds. Some of the dedicated 2BR's have 2 queens in the 2nd bedroom.
The elevator nearest the parking lot only goes to the 4th floor (the 5th floor does not extend to that area of the building), but the elevators near the lobby do travel to all 5 floors.
09-26-2002, 01:09 AM
Thanx for the info Doc! It sure looks like lots of work!
This is very valuble info to anyone staying at BCV.
09-26-2002, 11:38 AM
Doc, just so you will know, I was in Room 549 this past Thurs-Monday. I rode the pool elevator many times when coming back into the building from the parking lot. It does indeed go up to the 5th floor.
09-26-2002, 11:55 AM
Thanks so much! We are BCV owners staying there for the first time in Dec. I have had a difficult time getting "oriented" with this resort in spite of looking at other maps and many photos. Now it's all clear!
09-26-2002, 12:33 PM
Thanks Doc that is great. Do you know if anyone has done this with the BWV? I would be interested in printing this if it was done before??
09-26-2002, 12:39 PM
I rode the pool elevator many times when coming back into the building from the parking lot. It does indeed go up to the 5th floor.
Thanks for the correction!! I did ride that elevator during my exploration, but obviously couldn't read my notes when I wrote up the report!! :(
No one has posted a similar report for BWV, VWL or VB. I have stayed at al of them, but didn't get it done for those resorts. Will have to add that to the list for the next trip to those locations! :)
09-26-2002, 02:05 PM
Doc, unless you specifically look for the sign on the 5th floor, you may not necessarily find it. You actually make a little turn off the main hall, and then it is around the corner. I probably would not have found it or even looked for it, if I had not come in the pool entrance door on the 1st floor one night and ridden it up to the 5th floor.
Wondering if you found like I did, that looking down some of those hallways looked like "Alice in the Looking Glass"?
And, I would also like to add that I truly appreciate the time it took for you to do this. You are much more generous in sharing your vacation time than I am. :) Now that I have been to BCV I can certainly use your list to better visualize just where I wish to be staying.
09-26-2002, 05:57 PM
We were first assigned room 528 which is a studio on the 5th floor, it had a huge balcony and a pool view but was a handicapped room so we asked to be switched to another room and were put in 155 which faced Epcot but really face a road. It was quiet though and you could see the higher fire works from the patio. The studio on the 5th floor had a door leading to another room. The studio on the first did not.
Thanks for posting the info, Doc. I never completely figured out what was where so this helps! Sheila
Mai Ku Tiki
09-27-2002, 05:35 PM
:Pinkbounc Thanks, Doc! Extremely helpful! Appreciate your time!:bounce:
01-14-2003, 02:39 PM
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01-14-2003, 08:01 PM
You said corrections would be appreciated and I just noticed-#339 is a dedicated studio, not a dedicated 2 BR. Very nice studio!
01-15-2003, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the great map.
Here's a question about it: I didn't see any x35 numbered rooms. A recent post on another thread talked about a great view and big balcony in room 535. Were they mistaken? Are there no x35 rooms? Or am I missing something?
Pls let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
01-15-2003, 04:16 PM
While I didn't find any x35 rooms doing the survey, my eyes aren't what they used to be and I certainly could have missed a room.
I may be able to go over there tomorrow to do a recheck, if I have time. If anyone has any other corrections, please feel free to email me with the details!
01-15-2003, 04:30 PM
There is no 535. I believe 553 has a large balcony. It would be a dedicated 2 bedroom with a garden view and also a great view of illuminations.
01-15-2003, 04:51 PM
Thanks guys, the person on the other thread probably meant 553
We leave on Friday for our first stay at BCV and I want to be sure to know what kind of view, balcony, etc. to ask for.....
01-15-2003, 09:56 PM
Walter 69 you're right sometimes the fingers don't work too good. it was indeed 553 not 535 and watching the sun come up every morning with a cup of coffee on that balcony was truly one
the most relaxing times we have spent in a long time. hope you get a great room and have a wonderful trip.
01-21-2003, 08:37 PM
When I was looking at the floor plans in the member guide, it shows the one bedroom as having a closet next to the entry door. Is this only the case with dedicated 1 bedrooms, and are there any? Just curious, because with all the little kid stuff we will have, that extra closet space would be good.
Thanks, if anyone knows!
01-21-2003, 09:07 PM
There are about 15 dedicated 1 bedrooms at BCV. I have never stayed at one so I can't confirm on the closet. The closet was not there on our 2 bedroom, the doorway to the 2nd room was there! Hopefully someone who has stayed in a dedicated 1 bedroom can help. I have heard that those layouts in the book our not always exact though.
02-22-2003, 11:59 PM
Doc, which way do the numbers run. For example when you come in from the parking lot what are the first room numbers on each side of the hall.
Also the hall that comes in from the front of the resort turn around what are the first numbers.
02-23-2003, 02:37 PM
Do you have to specifically request a dedicated 1 BR at BCV at the time of reservation or would this be resolved with a faxed room request, or request at check in?
Doc--nice work on the map and layout of BCV. It's nice to have a feel for the property before you get there!
Thanks as always,
Nancy:earsgirl:There are about 15 dedicated 1 bedrooms at BCV
02-23-2003, 03:20 PM
They usually book lockoffs or dedicateds at the time of reservation. They are actually a room category rather than a request. I found this out when I booked a 1 bedroom at BWV and requested a dedicated. They said my reservation was already setup as dedicated, they book the dedicated first, then the lockoffs (because lockoff studios & 1 bedrooms split a 2 bedroom).
02-23-2003, 07:11 PM
540 (marked with a *) is a dedicated studio, not a 2 bedroom. It's now my favorite studio. Spaceship Earth view and if you lean over the balcony a bit, you've got Illuminations.
03-15-2003, 10:02 PM
Sorry to bump this up, but 555 is a dedicated studio. It does have an illuminations view & also a spaceship earth view if you lean out over the railing and look left. :)
Thanks for the info!
07-19-2003, 09:04 AM
I stayed in 461 and it is a dedicated studio. It has a very large porch that wraps a bit around a corner.
Thanks for the info.
SueM in MN
07-19-2003, 11:40 AM
We just got back on Tuesday night from a BCV stay. We were in room 265, which was a one bedroom lockoff. It had a large balcony and the studio part of the lock off had an even larger balcony that went off out of sight around the corner. I know the units above us had small balconies and I think the next unit over from us also had a small balcony.
We did face the road that Doc mentioned and didn't find it to be a noise problem at all since it really doesn't have that much traffic. We could see a bit of the very highest Illumination fireworks (at the right edge of our balcony), and faintly hear the music, but not enough to make out anything.
We only saw 2 elevators; the main one and the one near the 20s. The parking lot one must have been well hidden because we did look for it.
When I was looking at the floor plans in the member guide, it shows the one bedroom as having a closet next to the entry door. Is this only the case with dedicated 1 bedrooms, and are there any? Just curious, because with all the little kid stuff we will have, that extra closet space would be good
We stayed in a 1 bedroom lockout and the door to the studio part is where that closet is in the 1 bedroom plan. The only thing (besides that door) in the entry area is a table. There is only one closet in the one bedroom lock-off and it is in the bath area. It was rather full already since they had a vacuum cleaner and high chair in it. Since the door opens into the closet, you can't put a lot of stuff toward the front of the closet.
When we took a tour, the CM told us that the dedicated 1 bedrooms did have a "hall closet" where the door in the door in the lock offs is.
07-19-2003, 11:59 AM
In January we stayed in a 2BR accessible unit that had that entryway closet too I think. At any rate, the connecting door was in the living room like it is at BWV. Can't remember if it was dedicated or not though for the life of me.
A couple of weeks ago we were in 246, a 1 BR lockoff with a nice big balcony. Great side view of high Illuminations, could hear the music well too. Loved this room.
The closet was a mess until I unpacked it and tried again. I found if I opened the luggage rack and stacked our soft sided luggage on top and put shoes under it, I could actually close the closet door. Too bad the door doesn't open out but the design of the sink precludes that.
Thank you Doc! What a help!
We want to stay in a 2 BR. Which area should we request that will be close to the:
walk to Epcot?
07-21-2003, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by MrsG
Thank you Doc! What a help!
We want to stay in a 2 BR. Which area should we request that will be close to the:
walk to Epcot?
Since the resort is housed all in one building, there is little difference where you stay relative to Epcot and the Bus Stop. It's probably about 75 yards from the furthest room to the nearest room- so that would be the difference in distance.
I'd suggest just requesting whatever view interests you and not worry too much about the location otherwise!
07-21-2003, 06:09 PM
Do you know which of the 2 BR Dedicated have the 2 queens in the second bedroom? That is what I requested with a view of Epcot. I am secretly hoping for a big balcony and to also be over the canal so we can see the aligator. I don't even know if there is such a room-I didn't put those in my requests. I just asked for a higher floor Epcot view.
07-21-2003, 11:18 PM
Thanks for all the hard work Doc!
Is there similar configuration information available for Boardwalk Villas by chance?
07-21-2003, 11:30 PM
The only thing I know of for BWV is a general <a href="http://www.mcdanieldesk.com/dvc/bwvmap.jpg">map.</a>
To my knowledge, no one has prepared a layout report for BWV, VB or VWL.
08-26-2003, 06:21 PM
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03-08-2004, 12:41 PM
I'm bumping this back up because it is such a great resource!!!
05-01-2004, 01:36 PM
I was in BCV rm. 340 in 10/2003, and it's a studio. You've got it marked with a "*" as a dedicated 2BR. I can't remember if it was a dedicated studio, or a lockoff. We did indeed look out on a road, but like you said, there was no road noise with the balcony door closed.
Thanks for all the great info!
06-03-2004, 10:06 PM
Bumping for a recent request on the board
01-02-2005, 10:57 PM
Thanks so much for your detailed reply. Your interest and help is greatly appreciated. I have been told that I can log onto my DVC Membership site and see the maps there. Your information will be very useful to use with something from their site as well. We are reserving a 2BR dedicated unit. I think I want to face Epcot so I can see the fireworks. On the other hand the pool would be great too. Probably won't be in the room to long with 3 Kids, and will be at the fireworks instead of watching them from the room. We own at Old Key West where there is really no view and we are quite happy there! We stayed at BWV last year in a 2Br with a Preferred View right above one of the restaurants (Brewery) it was a nice view ,but also noisy when you went on the deck. We are still young and don't care about total quietness yet, our three kids keep us enjoying the lively atmosphere there. Hopefully we'll get a room that is just right. We are there to have fun and will probably be happy with most anything! One more thing, how do you get the clock that countsdown to appear and all that other stuff like pictures, etc.
Happy New Year,
01-22-2005, 02:15 PM
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