Disney Boardwalk Resort porte cochere

There are so many great reasons to stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort in Walt Disney World.  The fact that the Boardwalk is walking distance to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a key feature.  I love that I can choose to walk or boat to either park (although truth be told I never walk to Hollywood Studios – it’s a bit too far for me!).  The restaurants and bars, shopping and nightlife all add to the perks of staying in this area.

Friendship Boat at the Boardwalk

There are many room categories at the Boardwalk depending if you’re staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn or Disney’s Boardwalk Villas – they are different.  While they are all technically in the same spot and all attached, one is a Disney Vacation Club Resort (the villas) and the other is the regular hotel.   I have personally stayed in many different room categories here from the deluxe studios to the guest rooms in the inn, but there is something so fantastic about having a separate living room and full kitchen in the one-bedroom villa.

Disney Boardwalk 1 bedroom Living Room

There are different views available for the 1 bedrooms, the Garden/Pool view, Boardwalk View and Standard View.  For our stay we were in the Pool View room on the ground floor.

For context of my trip there were 4 adults in the room (the 1 bedrooms sleep up to 4 adults), my sister, my 2 adult nephews and me.  We wanted the extra space of having the separate additional bedroom, we didn’t want to feel like we were on top of each other.  If you need something bigger, the Boardwalk does offer two-bedroom villas as well.

When you walk in to the room there is a large closet and small ‘foyer’.  It was a great place to store my sister’s scooter in that little hallway.  It was perfect for charging there.  Throughout the room there are plenty of outlets with the USB ports for charging all of your devices.

Disney Boardwalk 1 bedroom Kitchen Table

We are a family that does spend some time in our room, so having the kitchen and living room is a huge plus.  While we didn’t cook anything (it’s a fully equipped kitchen), we absolutely enjoy having our tea and coffee in the morning and chilling a little before heading to the parks.  Some days we got our breakfast at the Boardwalk Bakery or a snack at Leaping Horse Libations (the pool bar) and ate it in our room.  Since they were both a short walk it was really convenient.

Disney Boardwalk Sleeper Sofa

The living room has a huge TV, plenty of seating and the pull down queen-size bed.   Many of the resorts now how the ‘pull down’ queen-size sleeper sofa instead of the old ‘pull out’ couches.  There is additional bedding in the closet for the pull down.

Boardwalk Resort Pull Down Queen Sofa

Queen sofa bed pulled down

The bathroom is quite large in this room and offers the shower stall in the same room.  Next to the bathroom is a closet with a stacked washer and dryer – making it super easy to get some laundry done while relaxing.

Disney boardwalk 1 bedroom bathroom

There is a separate room with an additional vanity and a HUGE bathtub.  There are no jets in this tub and I have to admit, I like that idea better than the jets.  I feel like you never really get those jets clean and I would prefer to use this huge soaker tub.  Also in this room is a walk-in closet with the standard safe available in all hotel rooms on Disney property.

Disney Boardwalk 1 bedroom bathtub

In the bedroom there is a king-size bed with the two end tables and full dresser.  So many spots to put away your clothes AND souvenirs!

Disney Boardwalk 1 bedroom King bed

I like to stay in the “Epcot Resort Area” when I can.  It’s easy to get around with the boats on Crescent Lake taking you to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Boardwalk, Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts as well as the Swan and Dolphin resorts.  There is bus service to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom as well as Disney Springs.

There are some terrific dining options for table service meals on the boardwalk like the Flying Fish and Trattoria al Forno.  If I’m honest you can usually find me grabbing a slice of pizza at the window or in the AbracadaBar having a drink.  I wish I liked Margaritas because there’s BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas, but all I have bought from there is a pretzel!

Have you stayed at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort?

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