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Old 11-10-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Boardwalk Studio villa?

hey all,

in the new year i am going to book a studio villa at the boardwalk and was wondering what people think of the hotel.

i just stayed at pop century and animal kingdom lodge, but they are too far from anything where as boardwalk is well on the boardwalk.

any thoughts, suggestions or such?
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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It depends on how many will be in the studio. For a couple it's fine. But I wouldn't want to put more then that in. Personally I prefer the resort rooms over a studio.
BWI and all the Epcot resorts are great locations. It just depends what your are looking for.
I prefer BC/YC because it has the best pool in WDW.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:02 AM   #3
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well pool wise thats not a concern as i am not a pool person.

its just going to be me, i always travel alone.. sadface.

but does anyone know how the noise levels are, being where its located?
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:33 AM   #4
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we stay in a BWV studio, BW view, 2x a year, 10-14 days each time (note that if you book thru CRO/DRC, you will have a pool/garden view as BW view can only be booked on DVC points).

the resort itself is actually very quiet (we have more in-room noise problems at other resorts, especially the BC & BCVs ).
activities on the BW produce some noise (street performers, carny games, surrey bikes), but are only open from about 7-10pm. the balcony doors & lined drapes block most noise out tho (i'm a very light sleeper, and have had no problems). like most WDW resorts, rooms overlooking the main pool may incur more daytime noise with the "pool parties" going on.
some have reported noise in lower floor rooms near jellyrolls, as late night revelers leave....but, again, many have not had problems.
it is an amazing resort, with entertainment, shopping, dining, places to drink, 3 pools (my favorite pool in all of WDW is at the BWI -probably the quietest on property ), tennis, quiet nooks to people watch/read, 5-10m walk to EPCOT and mini-golf, 15-20m to DHS....so many quiet and active options right at your fingertips .

you might want to check out the BWI/BWV thread....there is a lot of info there
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #5
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In the last 6 years we've stayed there as many times, half in March and half in Oct. We prefer a BW Satndard View Studio stay over any other resort we've been in the bast including Swan, Dolphin, POR, POFQ, AllStar Mu, AllStar Sport and Pop. Noise has ever been an issue, one can walk to half the WDW parks, BW is practically a park itself with entertainment on the 'boards, restaurants and pubs.

I'm referring to the units available to DVC members from whom we rent points.

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I love staying in the EPCOT resorts, especially during the Food and Wine Festival. It's so easy to get to the World Showcase area where all the action is.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #7
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My sister and I stayed in a BWV studio a couple of weeks ago, and we loved it. We had a standard view so no noise from the Boardwalk itself, but it was still quiet inside. We'd only stayed at Pop before, and were used to hearing the sounds of people flushing their toilets. No such thing at BWV, which was nice.

The only thing I had to nitpick over with regards to the room is the length of the hallways. When people compare them to the Overlook Hotel from The Shining, they aren't kidding, LOL I posted a picture of one part of the hallway on Facebook, and someone swore they were looking at a screencap from the movie. Our room was almost at the very end, and that sometimes made getting back to the room after a long day at the parks rough.

Loved the location. It was so nice being able to walk to both Hollywood Studios and Epcot, especially when we wanted to go back to the room for a break or after IllumiNations. The entertainment on the Boardwalk was great, too, and we loved walking to the Boardwalk Bakery and Beaches and Cream.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:07 PM   #8
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awesome, sounds like its a great hotel without a lot of noise.

thats always my main concern, background noise like the odd toilet flush is no real concern, but outside noise is. go figure.

people keep talking about this bakery, am i meant to know it? I have only walked around the boardwalk once and i dont recall seeing it.. though it was over 12 months ago.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #9
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Yes, The Boardwalk Bakery is outside and has a nice selection of food. Look up menus on Allears.net

The only downside of Boardwalk is there is no inside access to restaurant or quick service. You have to go outside for everything. Even mug refills if you choose to get one. More of a problem for families with young ones I think. But would be a pain in bad or cold weather. Not just an elevator ride down.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #10
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You have to go outside for everything. Even mug refills if you choose to get one.
No that's not true. At the Belle Vue Lounge which is located inside the lobby by the BWI elevators if you show the bartender your mug you will get a refill but in a paper cup.
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