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Old 07-23-2002, 01:51 PM   #16
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We were in room 3320 on 7/9-16. We were directly above the garden suites with a veiw of the quiet pool and a view of France and Morraco. Could see Illuminations and hear the music from the parade. I asked at check in for a upgrade and she gave us this 3rd floor pool view. On thge 3rd floor the even numbers are garden/pool and odd numbers are boardwalk. FYI.

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We stayed in room 5274.We had a view of the garden suites...also were able to see SE & Illuminations. (very relaxing to sit on the balcony sipping wine and watching) I speculated (by counting balconies and looking at room numbers while walking down the hall inside)) that any number between 5272 & 5284 would have a similar view. We also had a great chamber maid...lots of "animals" and she played games with my son's stuffed animals. (hiding them on the daybed, in the shower, etc)
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Old 07-23-2002, 07:59 PM   #18
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Any specific room numbers with balconies facing the boardwalk... I know that's considered a waterview.
My DH and I will be staying there the end of August, standard view reserved. We had room #5272 during our stay 8/98 and had a view of the fireworks, but was thinking of the boardwalk side this time.
Any info would be appreciated.

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BonnieP: I've updated the original post with all the reports of views so far, and I'm hoping we'll find some more folks with info on their room's view.:D
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Thanks for ALL the information! I'm gathering room numbers. I tend to be a compulsive planner, especially now that we are one month away (today as a matter of fact)!

Any room numbers facing the boardwalk?

Hope this thread gets moved to the top with the other resort FAQ...

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If you request a coffee pot, is there a fee?

Thanks everyone for the great info! I can't wait 'til Dec.!
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No, I think if you just call housekeeping and request one, they will run on up to your room, like if you requested extra towels or robes, etc.

Even the resorts which have rooms with the coffee pots already there, there is no charge to use the pot, just the coffee pouches. We bring our own, along with a soft sided cooler (squishes flat in the luggage) to keep milk cold with ice from the machines -- gotta have my milk in my coffee!

I do have to share my coffee milk with the kiddos (for their cereal), but this saves us lots of time and money, so I was glad to hear we didn't have to tote our own coffee pot along to the Boardwalk!
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Old 07-27-2002, 09:33 PM   #24
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The BoardWalk Inn is our family's favorite deluxe resort! Love the theming, love the architecture, love the location! The decor reminds me of my grandmother who passed away in 1996. It brings a smile to my face just being there.

Here are some pictures we took during our trips in August 1999 and June 2001. In '99, we had a standard view room (3209)which was at the far end of the resort, beyond the ESPN Club. We could see Spaceship Earth, Illuminations, and Crescent Lake. The downside was that it was a long way from the lobby and we were over the service entrance to the ESPN Club and often woke to the sounds of trucks making early-morning deliveries and could hear traffic on the highway behind the resort. We also got so see CM's having a smoke on their break below our balcony.

In June of 2001 we booked a water view room and received an upgrade to a concierge deluxe room at check-in We got spoiled! The room (3225) was directly over the bakery and had two queen beds and a pull-out sofa. There was also a second armoire with TV and VCR.

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We stayed in room 5306 in 4/02 It was a two queen bed room and did not have a day bed. We had a great view of Illuminations. Frankly, with this room, I wouldn't pay more for a BW (water) view. This room was perfect... except we had to leave to go home
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Old 08-03-2002, 06:57 PM   #26
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Staying at the BWI in a few days, and we're scheduled for a water view. Hopefully, we'll get the Boardwalk. Does anyone have any room numbers?
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Old 08-03-2002, 07:44 PM   #27
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Are the deluxe rooms only concierge, or can you reserve a deluxe room without paying extra for concierge (like at AKL)?? The room looks like it would hold all 5 of us comfortably, but I don't know about paying extra for concierge.
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Old 08-03-2002, 09:07 PM   #28
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The deluxe rooms are all concierge. We had booked a water view room at an upsell rate of $209 and were given a complimentary upgrade when we checked in. I wish there were non-concierge deluxe rooms. The extra room was great for us, but rack rate is around $500. I don't know if special rates ever apply.
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Balcony Q

Just wanted to know if every balcony has got a table and chairs, and how noisy does the boardwalk get at night? I'm a bit worried about requesting a waterview room if it gets noisy at night.
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Old 08-04-2002, 10:38 PM   #30
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Boardwalk View Room

My wife and I stayed in a 4th floor concierge room overlooking the Boardwalk back in August of 2001 (sorry, don't know the room number), but it was directly over a bakery I think.

The room had a balcony w/no chairs, but we just took the chairs out of our room and used them.

About the noise--Our first day there, we went back to the room to catch a nap around 1pm, and I kept hearing what sounded like a fog horn every 10 minutes. This is with the balcony door and blinds shut. Turns out it was just the boat taxis docking at the Boardwalk dock. Took a while to get used to, but then it just becomes part of the special Boardwalk ambience.

From time to time a live band playing old ragtime (or something like that) songs will stroll down the Boardwalk during the day and in the evening, and you will get to sit out on your balcony and enjoy the free show. To me that was one of the biggest treats.

At night, the boats are no longer running so you don't hear the horns, and really, it is generally pretty quiet. The ESPN bar at the end of the Boardwalk plays their trademark music all day, and that would be about the only thing that could get old. Besides the crowd noise, it really wasn't too bad. After about midnight, it is completely dead, and all the shops are closed. But let's be honest--if you are staying in a room with a Boardwalk view, you better be ready for SOME noise. History will show that Boardwalks ARE kinda noisy by nature, and to me that was one of the coolest parts of staying there. You get a constant, carnival-like atmosphere, one that the garden view guests miss out on. But its all in what you like.

Hope that helps.
By the way, I swear on the concierge floor they pipe in some type of sweet, woody smell that is not in the rest of the resort. AWESOME!!
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