Boardwalk Inn vs Villas??

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  1. cindyfan

    cindyfan DIS Veteran

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    What are the differences between the Boardwalk Inn and the Villas????

    I know the Villas are primarily for DVC, but they still use them for regular guests, right??

    So what are the differences between an Inn "standard" room and a Villa "studio" room?:confused:
    They are the same price but on oppocsite sides of the lobby.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. jmkst58

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    Not sure about prices but I'm sure that someone will reply.

    I have stayed in a Villa studio. It had a balcony, a queen bed, a pullout couch, an armoire with TV, table and 2 chairs, a small kitchen (fridge, microwave, sink, cupboards with dishes and utensils). The vanity and sink were outside the bathroom and the bathroom had the toilet and shower/tub. VERY NICE!!

    NOt sure about the "inn" rooms. I've heard that they are standard Deluxe WDW rooms. I don't know about the configurations for King vs. 2 queens or about pull out couches. I also don't know about the bathroom configs. They definitely do not have the small kitchens though.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. welovedis

    welovedis Can't wait to be back in the WDW!

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    Hmm, good question cindyfan! Here's the room description from the WDWIG site for the BWV studio:

    And here is WDWIG's description of BWI rooms:
    So it seems that the BWI rooms are a little larger than the BWV rooms. Also, I am not totally sure of this but my impression was that it is harder to use codes or get AP rates at BWV than at BWI.

    Anyone else???
     
  5. cindyfan

    cindyfan DIS Veteran

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    So it looks like the major difference is:
    Inn.....2 queens + day bed, NO micro & frig....two sinks....390 sq ft
    Villa.......1 queen + sofa bed, micro & frig......one sink......359 sq ft

    Are there any differences in the services....housekeeping for instance????
     
  6. montessori

    montessori <font color=green>I just pack it all and then brin

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    It's sometimes nice to have the little fridge and microwave in the studio but I prefer the Inn rooms.
    They are bigger, with 2 sinks and a larger vanity area.
    They are also much prettier!
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    You can get a very nice view in a standard room in the Inn too.

    I rent points from a DVC owner, so we stay in the Villas.
    I really do like the Inn side better though.
     
  7. jmkst58

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    We rented points too.

    So...this meant that there was no housekeeping for us (we only stayed 3 days), but I thought that I heard that if you paid cash (non-points) then you WOULD have normal housekeeping every day. Confirm?
     
  8. Ralph&Pam

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    Yes, cash paying guests at the BWV get daily housekeeping, the same as when staying at the BWI.

    Ralph
     
  9. montessori

    montessori <font color=green>I just pack it all and then brin

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    You do get normal housekeeping with a cash reservation.

    The more I think about it, the more I LOVE the Inn compared to the Villas!
    The Villa rooms are very drab. There is only one night stand next to the bed. Only one sink and a smaller vanity.
    There aren't any really nice "standard" views in the Villas, but we love a lot of the standard views on the Inn side.
    Just my opinion of course! :)
     
  10. welovedis

    welovedis Can't wait to be back in the WDW!

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    Here are the pics from WDWIG of BWV:
    http://www.wdwig.com/g_bwv.htm

    The room are definitely smaller than I had thought they were. Glad we choose BWI for our next trip! :)
     
  11. montessori

    montessori <font color=green>I just pack it all and then brin

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    Weluvdis,
    Thanks for posting that link! Those pictures do show how drab the villa studios are and how small the sink area is too.

    We got a "dedicated" studio last time and there was an extra daybed in it. It was so crowded! You could hardly squeeze in to sit at the table.

    I'll continue staying there because of the great deals through DVC but I hope to get a good rate at the Inn once in a while too!
     
  12. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

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    I've stayed in both, and didn't really notice a difference in the size. With the sofa folded up the villas seem to be more spacious. I prefer the decor at the villas, it's too "busy" at the Inn for my tastes. I also love the minifridge, coffee maker and nuke in the rooms.

    Anne
     

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