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Old 11-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Review of our first time at Boardwalk Inn

I was very impressed with this resort. Everything is so beautiful from the grounds to the rooms. I was suprised at the number of weddings we saw while we were there too. We booked a water view room with king bed. We got a water view room on the 3rd floor very near the ESPN club. We were next to the last room on that floor. We didn't get the king bed but the view from our balcony made up for that. I loved the decor of the room and absolutely loved the little Minnie lamp on our Mickey/Minnie engraved desk. We were never bothered by any noise from the club or the boardwalk once the patio door was closed which surprised me. It was so nice to just sit on the balcony with our morning coffee and relax watching all of the activities below. We did the online checkin and never had to go to the desk for anything because it came with auto checkout too. Now for a few negatives. Housekeeping never showed up the last 2 days we were there. I reported it after the first day but that didn't seem to help. Be prepared to walk! They only have elevators off of the lobby which means if you are at one end or the other, like we were, you had a huge walk to and from your room. We asked an employee where our room was as we got off of the 3rd floor elevator and she 'jokingly' said "about 2 miles down that way". She wasn't joking, it really seemed like 2 miles that first time. Mornings weren't bad but after a long day at the park, it was rough. Another problem I had was that the only quick service options were the sandwiches at the Boardwalk Bakery or pizza unless you wanted to walk over the the Beach Club. All in all I would probably stay there again but ask for a room closer to the elevator. And as nice as the waterview room was, we found ourselves sitting down on the boardwalk a lot in the evenings so if I needed to save some money somewhere, I could book a non-waterview room and be satisfied.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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That was a very good review. Thank you. I've only stayed at the BWV and they are at the other end.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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I was very impressed with this resort. Everything is so beautiful from the grounds to the rooms. I was suprised at the number of weddings we saw while we were there too. We booked a water view room with king bed. We got a water view room on the 3rd floor very near the ESPN club. We were next to the last room on that floor. We didn't get the king bed but the view from our balcony made up for that. I loved the decor of the room and absolutely loved the little Minnie lamp on our Mickey/Minnie engraved desk. We were never bothered by any noise from the club or the boardwalk once the patio door was closed which surprised me. It was so nice to just sit on the balcony with our morning coffee and relax watching all of the activities below. We did the online checkin and never had to go to the desk for anything because it came with auto checkout too. Now for a few negatives. Housekeeping never showed up the last 2 days we were there. I reported it after the first day but that didn't seem to help. Be prepared to walk! They only have elevators off of the lobby which means if you are at one end or the other, like we were, you had a huge walk to and from your room. We asked an employee where our room was as we got off of the 3rd floor elevator and she 'jokingly' said "about 2 miles down that way". She wasn't joking, it really seemed like 2 miles that first time. Mornings weren't bad but after a long day at the park, it was rough. Another problem I had was that the only quick service options were the sandwiches at the Boardwalk Bakery or pizza unless you wanted to walk over the the Beach Club. All in all I would probably stay there again but ask for a room closer to the elevator. And as nice as the waterview room was, we found ourselves sitting down on the boardwalk a lot in the evenings so if I needed to save some money somewhere, I could book a non-waterview room and be satisfied.
When I've stayed at the far end at Boardwalk Villas, we used the stairs rather than walk all the way to the lobby.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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Glad you enjoyed your stay!!

That's weird about the housekeeping though...
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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Great report! We really liked walking around the BW while staying at the YC.

I feel your pain about walking along way to your room. Our room at the YC was very far from the lobby and pool. Our view of the lake and BW was lovely.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing your review! BWI is one of my favorite resorts...possibly even my favorite. I would love it if they put a little quick-service option inside the resort, though. I know Belle Vue lounge offers continental breakfast -- would be great if they could add lunch, too. To be able to grab soup, sandwich or salad without leaving the resort would be perfect.

Anyway, thanks again. Glad you had a great trip.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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Glad you had a magical visit
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:37 AM   #8
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We stayed at a BWV in Sept. One of our favorite things was sitting on the boardwalk each morning having coffee and a breakfast item and watching the people walking by.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #9
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We stayed in that exact same room last August! Aside from the housekeeping (that stinks!) we had the same minor complaints about the mile long walk and the lack of counter service. We found a little stairway that cut a lot of time getting to the buses. Glad you liked it as much as we did!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #10
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Glad you had a nice time and liked BWI. BWI is one resort we haven't stayed at, but is one we do want to try. Thanks for your review .
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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We stayed in that exact same room last August! Aside from the housekeeping (that stinks!) we had the same minor complaints about the mile long walk and the lack of counter service. We found a little stairway that cut a lot of time getting to the buses. Glad you liked it as much as we did!
We saw the stairs just outside of our door but weren't sure where they led to. Do they go to the lobby floor or all the way down to the boardwalk level? Wish I had known about it being a shortcut to the buses....maybe next time! Glad everyone liked the review. I'm still going through pictures and reliving the entire vacation. Wish I were still there!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #12
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Enjoyed reading your review....glad you liked BWI!
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