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Old Key West 1 Bedroom vs Boardwalk Inn Studio Water View?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by blackacex2, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. dp911

    dp911 Mouseketeer

    Feb 25, 2013
    I stay water view and never heard noise. I have stayed at both and quality must be different to different people.
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  3. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    To each his own. I've stayed at OKW several times and always rented a car because I didn't want to be stuck with the busses everywhere. At least at BW you can walk to Epcot and DHS or boat. I usually drive to AK, DTD.

    I've never found BWV rooms noisy. I've been woken up early at OKW by lawnmowers on the golf course.
  4. LSchrow

    LSchrow <font color=green>We're eating brussel sprouts & a

    May 11, 2000
    at OKW, we've been awakened by people going to the busstop, guests arriving "home" at 5AM and after midnight to the resort (parking is outside of units, so we were awakened by slamming car doors and trunks, loud "did you get the xx?!!!!" at all hours). also, strolls around the resort involved inhaling too much bus exhaust for me (note that we despite SSR having a similar set-up, we found it much more serene).
    we've never been awakened by noise at the BWI or BWVs, and particularly like waking up to Spaceship Earth, sleeping to fireworks bursting over the Eiffle Tower, rather than views of cars.

    there is a plethora of do/see options at the BW, as well as incredibly quiet choices (favorites are being able to have a grey goose slushie at EPCOT, watch a show on the BW or at DHS, dine out, play mini-golf - all spur of the moment and all within minutes). OKW really is very pretty and the rooms are large, but we just don't feel giving up all the many active and inactive options BWI/BWV have to offer is worth the trade-off. (something to consider regarding "beauty": how many people day/night visit the BW, or GF, poly, etc, just to stroll around, dine, and enjoy the atmoshere?)

    everyone is different however, but hopefully seeing the good and not-so-good of each resort will help you pick the one that best suits you.
  5. TEK224

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    Feb 5, 2001
    I've stayed at both (although SSR is my home resort). I've been happy with each resort I've stayed at. I think it depends on what you want to do while on vacation. If I'm there to relax and maybe just do a couple park days, I'll stay at OKW or SSR. I love the Millers Road area of OKW for the quiet pool. It's great for swimming laps and not crowded. I erally enjoy eating at Olivia's, too.

    If I'm taking others and we want to do the parks a lot and different restaurants, I like BWV or BCV. I also like that after a night of fun at Jellyrolls, I can just walk to my BWV instead of having to drive somewhere else.
  6. Zuzer

    Zuzer Earning My Ears

    Mar 1, 2013
    We've been Old Key West members since 1992. I prefer to stay there over any other resort. It's beautiful and comfortable. Once we got used to the spacious accommodations, there was really no other choice.
  7. madelyn

    madelyn DIS Veteran

    Nov 24, 2000
    For a couple, I would have to say the Boardwalk Inn room. I have stayed at OKW...in a studio for part of my honeymoon and in a 1 bedroom with family. Have only stayed in the BW Villas section in a standard view 2 bedroom w/ family but I have stayed at the Beach Club (hotel room) with hubby only. I just love the location of the Epcot resorts and the ability to walk to two parks. But I have probably never been so in awe of a Disney resort (and this includes a big king bed room at the Grand Floridian main building) the moment I walked into an Old Key West 1 bedroom unit. The space was incredible! The space and full kitchen and washer dryer were awesome for a family! But like I said before, BW Inn room for a couple unless you will be staying a really long time, then the kitchen, jacuzzi tub and washer dryer and extra space in OKW might win me over. My husband and I were just talking about how the Boardwalk resort itself was not that impressive to us. We weren't crazy about the pool or the rooms but the location just can't be beat!
  8. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    I have stayed at both and I have enjoyed both.
    I love the Epcot Resorts location. I love walking to and from 2 parks. We often eat dinner in a WS restaurant after a day at a different park. The activity on the Boardwalk is nice to experience, but it wouldn't be the draw to get me to stay there.
    OKW is lovely. A very different feel. It is quiet and more laid back. The porches are so big and relaxing with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
    The one bedroom units are really large - the largest one bedrooms on property. I like the themeing as well.
    Will you have a car or are you relying on Disney transportation? Even if you are, I did not find it a problem at OKW.
    Since you are used to a 1 bedroom at Bonnet Creek, I think you would enjoy OKW.
    Tough decision, but each is a good choice in its own right.

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