Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-21-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
your friend
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 141

BWI Question

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.
__________________
Me, My Wife, 3 kids DD20, DD5, DD1
Dogs Chloe & Althea

Trips
Pop Century: Nov. 2011
Boardwalk Inn: Nov. 2013
your friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #2
goofy4tink
Likes little devils
I know I'm getting old...I get it, I really do
Prisoner of Toy Story Mania
 
goofy4tink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Central Ma
Posts: 47,810
DISboards Moderator

Not sure where you saw/heard this, but in all the times I've stayed at BW, I have never, ever found there to be a damp/musty smell. If you get put in a room that hasn't been used recently, you may get a slightly musty odor, but that should go away as soon as the doors are opened.
I own at BWV......have never ever regretted the decision to buy there.
__________________



goofy4tink is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
your friend
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 141

I saw it on reviews at allears.net
__________________
Me, My Wife, 3 kids DD20, DD5, DD1
Dogs Chloe & Althea

Trips
Pop Century: Nov. 2011
Boardwalk Inn: Nov. 2013
your friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
lovesdumbo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 12,936

Have stayed at BWI 4 times and BWV twice - once paid cash and the other time on a friend's points. Have never noticed a musty smell and I have a sensitive nose. I just bought a 250 point resale contract for BWV. Will be "going home" for the first time in August. Can't wait!
__________________
lovesdumbo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
sissy1
Mouseketeer
 
sissy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pearl River, Louisiana
Posts: 223

Own at BWV, but haven't stayed there yet. Usually stay at our other resort, BLT. Have our first ressie for BWV for F&W in Oct. I haven't heard anything about the odd smells there, hopefully its a false rumor.
sissy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
CaliforniaDreaming
#1 Grand Floridian Fan/Expert
 
CaliforniaDreaming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 9,701

Quote:
Originally Posted by your friend
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.
My parents have had DVC at BWV for over 10 years so we've spent a lot of time staying at the resort. I've also stayed at the Inn, which I love. Never had a musty room, and we've been on every floor in all sections of the resort. With the humidity in Florida, this does happen from time to time especially when a unit isn't being occupied. I wouldn't worry about it and just go enjoy your stay! If the room isn't up to your expectations just ask for something else and hopefully they can accommodate. Enjoy!
__________________
Cali-D
CaliforniaDreaming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
OKW Lover

Yes, we love Old Key West
Connoisseur of the fine things in life, and has the time to enjoy them (Just ask his wife)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2 miles north of the Castle!
Posts: 20,933

We've stayed at BWV many times, most recently last month, and never noticed a musty smell in any of the villas we have been in. I seriously doubt that the Inn side would be any different.
__________________
OKW Lover is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
your friend
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 141

Are the villas and the inn on two separate sides?
__________________
Me, My Wife, 3 kids DD20, DD5, DD1
Dogs Chloe & Althea

Trips
Pop Century: Nov. 2011
Boardwalk Inn: Nov. 2013
your friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #9
Denise W
Boardwalk DVC Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 677

Yes they are and the rooms are very different. Staying on the Inn side will not give you a very accurate idea of what being a DVC member is like so keep that in mind.


Denise
Denise W is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #10
your friend
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 141

Which side is the inn on and since there is a DVC kiosk there will I be able to tour a villa?
__________________
Me, My Wife, 3 kids DD20, DD5, DD1
Dogs Chloe & Althea

Trips
Pop Century: Nov. 2011
Boardwalk Inn: Nov. 2013
your friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 10:30 AM   #11
OKW Lover

Yes, we love Old Key West
Connoisseur of the fine things in life, and has the time to enjoy them (Just ask his wife)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2 miles north of the Castle!
Posts: 20,933

Quote:
Originally Posted by your friend View Post
Which side is the inn on and since there is a DVC kiosk there will I be able to tour a villa?
Viewed from the front (where people arrive) the Inn is on the right and the Villa's are on the left. They share a common check in area.

Yes, you will be able to visit the DVC center on the boardwalk and tour a model villa.
__________________
OKW Lover is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #12
lililoo12
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 334

i have stayed bwi twice once deluxe rm club level and the other a standard room where i got pixie dust upgrade to a larger room with a pool view. it was amazing and no nasty smell at all. the bwv side i have heard is no where near as nice as the bwi side.
lililoo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #13
Missyrose
DIS Veteran
 
Missyrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern Va.
Posts: 6,699

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denise W View Post
Yes they are and the rooms are very different. Staying on the Inn side will not give you a very accurate idea of what being a DVC member is like so keep that in mind.


Denise
I agree with PP, if you're truly trying to decided whether to buy at BWV, you'd be much better off staying in a villa instead of a resort room. Staying in a resort room will give you a feel for the resort's location, but now a feel for what a DVC stay would be like.
__________________
Missy Franklin (Pixel Dust) | Facebook: World of Yesterday, Tomorrow & Fantasy | Current TR: 5/14 Past TR: 10/13, 1/13, 5/13, 10/12, 3/12 , 10/11, 10/10
'86, '90, '94, '98, '09, '10 -- Off site, 10/2011 -- CR, 3/2012 -- Windsor Hills, 10/2012 -- BCV/AKV-Jambo, 01/2013 -- BWV, 5/2013 -- BLT, 10/2013 -- YC CL, 5/2014 -- BWV, 08/2014 -- VGF/BLT, 12/2014 -- BWV, 4/2015 -- BLT

Missyrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #14
Sunshinedaydream
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 18

Have stayed at BWI a few times and never encountered any musty smell. I've had nothing but pleasant experiences.
Sunshinedaydream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #15
lovesdumbo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 12,936

Quote:
Originally Posted by lililoo12 View Post
i have stayed bwi twice once deluxe rm club level and the other a standard room where i got pixie dust upgrade to a larger room with a pool view. it was amazing and no nasty smell at all. the bwv side i have heard is no where near as nice as the bwi side.
I do like the setup of the rooms at the Inn better than the studio villas but that's not to say that the villas aren't nice. I like that the rooms at the Inn have 2 queen beds and a day bed vs the studios that have 1 queen and a sleep sofa. I didn't use the microwave in the studio. I am however very much looking forward to our trip this August in a 2 BR villa. The villas are very nice.
__________________
lovesdumbo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.