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Photo Tour of a Standard Room at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, click here.)

PHOTO TOUR OF A ROOM AT DISNEY’S BOARDWALK INN

Standard rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn have similar layouts to those at fellow Epcot Resorts the Yacht Club and Beach Club, and like those come in four person and five person variants–both with two queens, the five person model adding a couch that converts into a bed for one.

Most of the images below are from my December 2018 stay at the BoardWalk Inn, but some are from my five earlier stays–in cases where my most recent shots were too bad even by my low standards.

The entry is typical of hotel rooms accessed from an interior corridor–a bath on one side, closets on the other, separated by a hall that opens into the living/sleeping space beyond.

On the closet side you will find this thingy with a coffee service above and a mini-fridge below.

The supplies are in the small drawer beneath the coffee-maker.

Below that drawer is the mini-fridge.

Aso on this side is this large closet, equipped as usual with a luggage rack, ironing board and iron, and a safe.

I did not measure the safe, but my book is 6 inches by 9 inches–so as you can tell the safe is quite large.

The other side of the closet. Note the ron and ironing board, and above is bedding for the fifth sleeping spot (if it is present in your room).

Across the hall you’ll find the divided bath.  Here’s the sinks. The make-up mirror at the right is a recent addition.

Bath toiletries. Standard rooms likely won’t have quite this pile…

The toilet and tub/shower are in their own space.

More toiletries can be found in the corner shelving.

Deeper in the room you’ll find the two beds and a desk on one side. Like most Disney World rooms, these rooms have lost their multi-colored bed runner, diminishing a bit of their charm. In my most recent stay I was upgraded to a club-level room, hence the robes and slippers. Regular rooms don’t get the robes or slippers.

Here’s the bed side from the back of the room…

…and a closer view of one of the queen beds.

Between the beds is a bedside table with a storage shelf under…

…and a drawer large enough for your important books.

The desk includes a rolling table underneath which can serve for typing, dining, or playing games with the kids–I’ve pulled it out a bit here so you can see it better.

Desk Chair Detail Disney's BoardWalk Inn from yourfirstvisit.net

There’s some charming detail–Mickey and Minnie here on the back of the desk chair…

…and Minnie in the lamp base.

The other side of the room has a TV/dresser thingy, and a couch that converts into a bed. Rooms with a connecting door put it on the left where the coat rack is, and the coat rack moves to the closet wall at the far left.

The TV side from the back corner.

A closer view of the dresser/TV thingy. The 54 inch TV is a recent addition–these rooms used to have a smaller TV, encased by an upper extension to the dresser.

With six drawers and two cupboards, there’s plenty of storage room for the five people this room will hold.

The small thingy you see at top center is our “welcome back” gift of Ganachery chocolate and a note. Disney World is getting better at tracking and acknowledging repeat visits. With my more than 160 stays, they oughta name a room after me…

I should also note that there’s lots of power points in these rooms, both plug and USB. There’s two sets of them on the dresser, more on the desk, and another set on the bedside table.

Next to the dresser is this couch.

Couch Un-flipped Disney's BoardWalk Inn from yourfirstvisit.net

…which flips down into a bed. Bed-belts (I don’t know what else to call them) keep the bedding organized while it flips down.

Couch Bed Disney's BoardWalk Inn from yourfirstvisit.net

I measured the cushion as 72 inches long, with two or three more inches of toe-wiggling room. Mattress width is 32 inches, and the cushion is 4 inches+ deep. I had no trouble sleeping on it except that it’s a little short for my height.

Art Disney's BoardWalk Inn from yourfirstvisit.net (3)

There’s some fun wall art that picks up the light carnival theme of the rest of the BoardWalk Inn–this carousel…

Art Disney's BoardWalk Inn from yourfirstvisit.net

…and this boardwalk scene.

Balcony Disney's BoardWalk Inn from yourfirstvisit.net

Beyond the couch is this balcony.

Balcony View Disney's BoardWalk Inn from yourfirstvisit.net

The view from the balcony on one of our stays.

Some higher courtyard-view rooms have views of the higher parts of the Epcot fireworks. The image above is from one of our rooms with such a view. These are not a separately bookable category, but you can request them over the phone.

These rooms are nicely proportioned and nicely decorated. They fit a family of five perfectly well.

AMENITIES AT DISNEY’S BOARDWALK INN

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4 comments

1 Anthony { 07.17.14 at 10:36 am }

Have you ever stayed in one of the garden cottages? Disney’s site says they only sleep two, but what I’ve read online is that there is also a sofa bed in the room.

2 Dave { 07.18.14 at 7:11 am }

I haven’t, Anthony. I have also read a few years ago from what I remember as being a good detailed source that a. most have a fold out sofa, but also that b. in most there is an opening from the master sleeping space to the rest of the room, so there’s no real privacy.

3 Anthony { 02.13.19 at 10:46 am }

My last message here was in 2014 and just last week I finally got around to staying at The Boardwalk. We had a deluxe room on club level with a boardwalk view. I have stayed at all of the deluxe resorts, except Animal Kingdom, and the Boardwalk is tied for my favorite deluxe (along with the Contemporary).

The deluxe room was almost twice as large as a standard room. It had plenty of room for 4 adults and a toddler. The furnishing and amenities were top notch. The location was convenient for walking to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. Service was excellent. The view was amazing, and worth the up-charge.

I would happily stay there again.

4 Dave { 02.14.19 at 7:31 am }

Thanks, Anthony–and welcome back!!

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