Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas – Hotel Tour (EPCOT Resorts Area)


Located directly on-site at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida at, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is one of Disney’s “Deluxe Resort” category hotels, providing an extensive array of amenities and a premium experience.  

The BoardWalk Inn features a 378-room hotel as well as 530 individual Disney Vacation Club Villas.  Located directly on Disney’s BoardWalk in the heart of the EPCOT Resorts area, the property is withing walking distance to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests will also find water taxi transportation right outside along Crescent Lake.

The resort features a number of great amenities including the Luna Park Pool, complimentary shuttle service to the theme parks throughout Walt Disney World and numerous entertainment & dining along the BoardWalk itself

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About Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is initially opened in 1990 and the villas opened in 2002.  Located in the EPCOT Resorts, Yacht Club is immediately adjacent to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort which is shares amenities. 

Disney’s Yacht Club

1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

407.934.8000

This amazing area features a number of individual resort hotels and vacation club properties (five which surround Crescent Lake) several restaurants and shopping venues as well as immediate access to the  EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks.

Disney also provides water-taxi transportation (Friendship Boats) as well as interconnected walking paths and a gondola service known as the Disney Skyliner

The resort hotels located in the Epcot Resort Area are as follows:

Guests can access the Epcot Resort area from Interstate 4 by using the Epcot Center Drive exit, heading west to East Buena Vista Drive.  Epcot Resorts Boulevard is located approximately one mile west of Epcot Center Drive just off East Buena Vista Drive.  The Walt Disney World Swan is the first hotel on the western entrance of Epcot Resorts Boulevard.

It is a fairly direct route from the Orlando International Airport via SR 528 (the Beachline Expressway) to Interstate 4 west or State Road 417 to World Center Drive which becomes Epcot Center Drive at Interstate 4. Barring any significant traffic issues, it will take approximately 30 minutes to get from the airport to the resort.  The Orlando / Orange County Convention Center is also close the hotel, just 10 miles along Interstate 4 east towards downtown Orlando.

Since Disney’s Yacht Club are located on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort, all four Disney theme parks as well as the two Disney water parks and Disney Springs are a very short distance.  Guests are within walking distance to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Travel time per Google Maps (non-peak hours) to the other Orlando area theme parks and significant destinations include:

  • The Universal Orlando Resort: approximately 25 minutes
  • SeaWorld Orlando: approximately 15 – 20 minutes
  • ICON Park: approximately 20 – 25 minutes
  • Downtown Orlando: approximately 30 to 40 minutes
  • Vineland Premium Outlets: approximately 15- 20 minutes
  • The Mall at Millenia: approximately 25 to 30 minutes
  • The Florida Mall: approximately 25 to 30 minutes

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Hotels Amenities at Disney’s Beach Club Resort 

Similar to what is found at other “Deluxe” resorts, the amenities and recreational offerings at Beach Club are exceptional and what you would expect from an upscale Disney resort. 

The highlight of Disney’s Boardwalk is the Luna Park Pool with is themed after a 1920’s amusement park right down to the roller coaster themed water slide and the poolside bar designed like a carousel.  There is even a separate splash pad for the little ones.  In addition to the Luna Park pool are two additional leisure pools which are perfect for relaxing after a long day at the theme parks.

Additional amenities and recreational offerings include:

  • Campfire and activities
  • Movies under the stars
  • Surrey bicycle rentals
  • Arcade / game room
  • Children’s playground
  • Tennis courts
  • A fully equipped fitness center with a variety of cardiovascular equipment, strength training machines and dumbbells.
  • Free water taxi transportation to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Shuttle bus service to the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.

Dining Options at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

There are a number of differing dining options available at the BoardWalk Resort which include quick service, casual and fine dining.  These venues are located both inside the resort or along the “Boardwalk”.

  • Carousel Coffee
  • Trattoria al Forno
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • BoardWalk Delil
  • BoardWalk Ice Cream
  • Pizza Window
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Flying Fish
  • AbracadaBar
  • BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas
  • Belle Vue Lounge
  • Funnel Cake Cart

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The Rooms at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Rooms and suites feature free WiFi service, mini-refrigerators, coffee/tea service, high quality bathroom finishes and flat panel televisions.  Some rooms have magnificent views of Crescent Lake and the BoardWalk area.

  • Standard View Rooms:  Configurations include two queen beds and a day bed, one king bed, two queen beds, and one king bed with a day bed.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Garden View Rooms: Configurations include two queen beds and a day bed, one king bed, two queen beds, and one king bed with a day bed.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Outer Building – Garden Rooms: One king bed configuration, sleeps up to 2 adults.
  • Two Bedroom Suite: Configurations include two queen beds and a king bed with a queen sleeper sofa and a day bed or two king beds with a queen sleeper sofa, a twin sleeper sofa and a day bed.  Sleeps up to 9 adults.
  • Sonora VP Suite:  Featuring two queen beds and premium views of Disney’s BoardWalk and Crescent Lake.  Sleeps up to 6 adults.
  • Standard Rooms – Club Level:  Configurations include two queen beds and a day bed, one king bed, or two queen beds.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Deluxe Rooms Rooms – Club Level: Larger than standard rooms; configurations include two queen beds and queen sleeper sofa

Club Level rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn have secured access to the club level lounge which is open from from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  The club lounge offers a continental breakfast, midday snacks, and evening wine, cheese & desserts. In addition to the club lounge guests are provided evening turndown service, complimentary health club access, complimentary fax service and access to the concierge service at the Innkeeper’s Club.

The Rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Rooms and suites feature free WiFi service, full equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs, coffee/tea service, high quality bathroom finishes and flat panel televisions.  Some rooms have magnificent views of Crescent Lake and the BoardWalk area.

  • One-Bedroom Villas – Standard View: Featuring one king bed and one queen sleeper sofa with view of the resort grounds or parking area.  Sleeps up to 4 adults.
  • One-Bedroom Villas – Garden or Pool View: Featuring one king bed and one queen sleeper sofa with view of the resort grounds or parking area.  Sleeps up to 4 adults.
  • One-Bedroom Villas – Boardwalk View: Featuring one king bed and one queen sleeper sofa with view of the resort grounds or parking area.  Sleeps up to 4 adults.
  • Deluxe Studios – Standard View: Featuring one king bed, one double sleeper sofa and one single pull down bead with view of the resort grounds or parking area.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Deluxe Studios – Garden or Pool View: Featuring one king bed, one double sleeper sofa and one single pull down bead with view of the garden or area.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Deluxe Studios – Boardwalk View: Featuring one king bed, one double sleeper sofa and one single pull down bed with view of the boardwalk.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Three Bedroom Grand Villas: Featuring one king bed, four queen beds and one queen sleep sofa.  Additional features include a formal dining room and large balcony. Sleeps up to 12 adults.

Hotel Rates at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Rates are Disney’s BoardWalk Inn vary for different dates throughout the year.  The rates shown below are the best available rate for two adults in three different room types offered at the resort. The following rates were obtained from the hotel web site at the time of publication and are subject to change at any time.

Rates for 2023   9/15 10/25 12/15
Standard View Room   $661.00 $626.00 $914.00
Resort View Room   $676.00 $649.00 $918.00
Water View Room   $843.00 $784.00 $996.00

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Frequently Asked Questions – Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

What are the hotel rates at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn?

Prices for Disney’s BoardWalk Inn typically range from over $350 per night to more than $800 per night depending on the type of room as well as the time of year.  

Does Disney’s BoardWalk Inn provide transportation to the Walt Disney World theme parks?

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn offers complimentary bus transportation throughout Walt Disney World including the theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs and the Resort hotels.  There is also water taxi service to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios along with a Disney Skyliner station adjacent to Epcot’s International Gateway.

Is there free transportation from the Orlando International Airport to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn?

Complimentary transportation from Disney’s Magical Express is no longer offered.  However, Mears Connect shuttle service provides transportation from the Walt Disney World Resort to the Orlando International Airport at a cost of around $32.00 per person.

Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn?

There are no resort fees or parking charges at any on-site Disney hotel.

How many pools are there at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn?

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn features the Luna Park Pool which includes a 200-foot waterslide as well as two additional leisure pools.

What is the check-in and check-out time at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn?

The check in-time at the Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is 4:00 pm and check out time is at 11:00 am.

What is the pet policy at the Disney’s BoardWalk Inn?

With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. However, Disney’s has an ongoing pilot program that allows pets at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort.  

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1998 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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