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Old 01-21-2013, 11:39 PM   #16
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Ok we just booked BWI for November 2013. Now I'm reading reviews and found two reviews that complain about a damp and musty smell. Has anyone else heard about this? I hope that this is not something BWI is known for and I didn't know. I really hope that is not true because we are using this trip to decide if the boardwalk is going to be our home resort for DVC. If someone could help me out I would appreciate it.
Slightly of topic, but when we stayed at the BWV this summer, there was an over-powering stench on some perfumey cleaner/spray when we checked in. It literally smelled like someone had dumped out several boxes of that carpet powder stuff. It was so strong we were getting headaches. I am assuming someone must have been smoking in the room or something to have to use that much deodorizer. I placed a call to mousekeeping and asked if they had one of those machines that can remove odors. They said no but offered me a box of baking soda and a mug. I rolled my eyes and said sure. I dumped the soda in the mug and left for a few hours. Low and behold, when I got back, there was no smell left at all - it was the weirdest thing!!

And to answer your question, we did not notice any musty smell anywhere. We loved it, the location especially. The only drawback I saw was a lack of counter service options.
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Stayed in the Inn twice and never had a musty smell. Great Hotel and great location. You will love it.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #18
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I can't say I experienced this at BWI but personally I would ask for a room on an upper floor anywhere in FL. The climate is just damp there, and ground floor and basement rooms are going to be damper.
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I saw it on reviews at allears.net
I went over to Deb's site, and saw just one review that mentioned damp/musty odors. And that was on the Inn side.
Yes, people complain about the bus system there, or the long walks to the villas, but I saw no reviews about a musty odor in the villas.
I'm sure that if you decide to stay in a BW villa, you will be happy with it.
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