Your requests have problems and some are simply not likely to not possibleHello! We will be arriving at the Boardwalk Inn for our first ever stay here on 8/12-8/21. I'm sure it is posted somewhere in this thread but what is the best way to put in a room request that actually works sometimes? I totally understand that nothing is guaranteed also. I'm just paying for a standard room but would love a full balcony first. Secondly we'd (my wife and 2 daughters ages 18 and 20) really enjoy some kind of view of the lake or to look across and see the Beach or Yacht Club. Beach Club has always been our favorite but we are very excited to try the Boardwalk Inn for the first time. Is there somewhere besides on the Disney site that only offers a king bed and near the elevator as request options that we could trying asking for a balcony or lake view? I'll take any tips of suggestions you might have! Also, any other tips that are musts from all of you Boardwalk pros would be greatly appreciated! I look forward to any and all of your replies!
Thanks for your time!
Lake view is not a request, it's a category you book. You can request it but it would be asking for a free upgrade and while they can happen they are not common. There are a few Standard rooms with a partial lake view. Use the room finder at Touring Plans and look around at the different options that come up when you enter Standard as your room category and pick one that you like. They offer a room request service you can use
99.99% of the rooms at BWI have a balcony w/chairs. I believe there is 1 room on each floor without one, it's sort of in a corner where there's no space for one. So 3 total, if memory serves. Not really a thing you need to request but you can if you want.
If there are 4 of you can't get a King bed with a Standard room category. The day bed on the room won't sleep 2, so you'd have no where for the 4th person to sleep. Deluxe rooms have a pull out sofa but again, different room category, not something found in a Standard room and would be asking for a free upgrade. And it's Club Level too. Very unlikely they'd offer you an upgrade to Deluxe Club Level. There are only 10 of these rooms in the entire resort and almost always booked