DVC Resort Comparison: BWV vs BCV

Which resort do you love the most?

  • I love BWV the most

    Votes: 38 52.8%
  • I love BCV the most

    Votes: 22 30.6%
  • I can't decide - love them both

    Votes: 10 13.9%
  • Neither is one of my favorites

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Other (explain)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters

DVC Mike

DIS Veteran
DIS Lifetime Sponsor
Aug 25, 2007
Comparing BWV and BCV


Boardwalk Villas (BWV) and Beach Club Villas (BCV) are two resorts that are often compared. This is most likely due to the fact that these are the only two resorts where you can walk to both Epcot and DHS, and they both share a similar-looking theme and decor.

Each has fans who love the resort, as demonstrated by the "Owners & Lovers" threads here in the DVC Resorts forum for both.

From what I can tell, BWV fans love the boardwalk view rooms, the point-saving value rooms, and the boardwalk. BCV fans love Stormalong Bay and that they are a bit closer to Epcot.


Some people would say choosing one resort over the other would be a toss-up due to the many similarities. However, there are still some significant differences between these two DVC resorts, so I’ve added a poll to find out which one people prefer.

Below is a chart comparing the two resorts.

My opinionated comparison​

Below are links to each resort's post on the DVC Resort Information thread, which contains more detailed information on each resort:

BWV Resort Information

BCV Resort Information

Which resort do you love the most?


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DIS Veteran
Nov 14, 2001
I voted for BWV since my favorite view in all of Disney is sitting on our balcony looking out over the boardwalk, but when we need to save points the standard views are great point savers
  • Granny

    Yeah, I'm a guy
    Jul 25, 2001
    Early results show BWV off to a great start.

    I think this poll will be very skewed just because there are twice as many BWV owners as BCV, aren't there? And we know how DVC owners love to vote for and defend their home resorts!

    To me, it comes down to how important SAB is to someone. If it is critical, then you can't beat BCV. Aside from that, it is hard to beat the Standard View villas or Boardwalk View Villas options at BWV. YMMV. :)


    DIS Veteran
    Aug 14, 2008
    I think this poll will be very skewed just because there are twice as many BWV owners as BCV, aren't there? And we know how DVC owners love to vote for and defend their home resorts!

    Close to a 3 to 1 advantage for BWV over BCV :yay:


    DIS Veteran
    Jan 19, 2014
    While we have enjoyed our stays at BCV, our home resort, BWV is our favorite and not just because it's our home resort. Some of my points echo the OPs.
    1. BWV has better views.
    2. Because BWV has no character meals, the lobby and public areas are not as loud as BCV.
    3. We actually like the the Luna pool better than SAB. It isn't as crowded and it is much easier to keep an eye on the kids.
    4. Our daughter likes the shorter walk to DHS from BWV.
    5. We like the shorter walk from BCV to Epcot.
    6. I do like to read at the "beach" at BCV. It's relaxing.
    7. BWV defintely has a better variety of restaurants.
    8. BCV is our 2nd favorite DVC accommodation.
    9. I do wish BWV had an indoor food court although we are addicted to the pizza at the walk-up.


    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Aug 26, 2003
    I love them both. In Summer or warm weather, it is BCV for SAB, for our NYE and park intensive visits BWV for the standard point costs. BCV wins some loyalty because I can get the 2 Queen 2 bedroom, and as we age my friends do like the extra real bed!

    I am glad we own at both!


    There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow...
    Feb 16, 2009
    We own at BWV and it is really a super value with those standard points!! It doesn't bother us that the counter service is not inside because the Boardwalk Bakery is that good. Our only complaint is that the pool area could be nicer.


    DIS Veteran
    Nov 29, 2004
    I love them both, the one thing I don't enjoy about BCV is having to walk through the lobby, from the villas, to get to the pool. You really can't go wrong with either.


    DIS Veteran
    Jan 24, 2011
    I love the BWV std room point saver option. I just can't justify paying $20-30 more per point for SAB. BWV is selling for $75-85 now? And BCV is $95-110 now?

    I'm happy with the area. I'm happy with the point saving std rooms. And I'm happy about the shorter walk to Hollywood.

    An outdoor good court doesn't bother me at all. And we are huge pool people, so SAB isn't a must have.

    DVC Mike

    DIS Veteran
    DIS Lifetime Sponsor
    Aug 25, 2007
    I voted BWV purely for the Boardwalk View rooms. I love sitting out on the balcony early in the morning or at night!


    Oct 26, 2000
    own at BWV - but love BCV more. Kept BWV because of the standard points. Now really, really love BLT.
    at my age taking the short cut to Epcot is great!!!

    Simba's Mom

    <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha
    Aug 26, 1999
    I voted for BCV. I don't swim, so Stormalong bay wasn't a big appeal. You can get to B&C when it's raining without getting wet (done it!) though, so that should be reason enough to like it. I love the background music, the laid back vibe, the sandy beach in front, the character meal right there, just love it.


    CHARTER MEMBER - Disney Information Station Boards
    Dec 8, 1999
    One important item from your comparison is what makes us choose BWV.

    That item?



    Drink your wine with a cheerful heart
    Jan 16, 2008
    We bought at Beach because my husband and his family love the Yacht Club and had been staying there on family trips for years. That said, we would have been happy at either BCV or BWV because of the Epcot proximity. I must admit that BCV's "back sidewalk" is an awesome short cut during F&W.


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