From the eclectic décor to the panoramic views of Crescent Lake, the Boardwalk Inn gives you the sense that you have stepped back in time. That time being circa 1920-1940’s Atlantic City. The exterior of the hotel is reminiscent of the seaside buildings that could be found along the Boardwalk from that bygone era full of old time glitz and glamour. Driving through the port couture at the front of the building, surrounded by finely manicured gardens you are met with enthusiastic porters that are there to welcome you home as they take your bags and guide you into the hotel lobby.
|Chandelier in the Lobby|
I absolutely love the décor of this hotel. It definitely is one of my favorite places to stay at when I take my family to Walt Disney World. You have a short walk to Epcot (8 minutes last time I timed it) and if you want to go the Studios you have the choice of walking which will take you approx. 20 minutes or you can take the boat which I lovingly call the slow boat to China! The boat makes a loop of the area hotels including the Swan/Dolphin and the Yacht/Beach Club resorts as well as Epcot and the Studios.
The main pool here is definitely cool and the kids will get a kick out of riding the “Keister Coaster” at Luna Park which is a 200 foot water slide that is made to look like the old wooden roller coasters. There are also two quiet pools which are located in the Rose Garden and next to Community Hall. We usually can be found at the one in the Rose Garden.
Back inside of the hotel, the beautiful hard wood floors lead you to the elevators as you walk past the Belle Vue Lounge. Make sure that you check out the paintings in the hallway the replicate the boardwalk at the turn of the century. They are absolutely one of my favorite things about this hotel. If you have the chance, stop in at the Belle Vue Lounge and check out the old style radios that play the old radio shows from the olden days. It’s very cool!! They also offer a light breakfast in the lounge if you want a quick bite to eat in the morning.
The rooms vary from standard view to the garden suites that are located along the back of the hotel. The standard view rooms will offer a view of the grounds, parking lot or the gardens. The water view rooms offer you a wonderful view of Crescent Lake and the Boardwalk. These rooms will have either two queen or 1 king bed and some will also offer a junior size sofa bed. Please keep in mind that the sofa bed is meant for a small child under the age of 10. My youngest who is 5’2 was too big for it so keep in mind that if that 5th person is taller than 46-48” they will not fit on that bed.
The hotel also offers concierge rooms which include the Garden Suites. The concierge rooms offer either 2 queens or a king, while the deluxe concierge room offers 2 queens and a queen size pull out in this very large room where you can sleep up to six comfortably. The Garden Suites are very popular for honeymooners at this resort. These sleep up to 4 in the spacious two story cottage type building with one and a half baths. All concierge rooms offer nightly turn down service, robes and access to the concierge lounge which offers refreshments throughout the day and into the evening with a wide variety of offerings from continental breakfast to cordials and desserts. All of the rooms offer the normal dorm size refrigerators, coffee pot and coffee, wall mount hair dryers, iron and ironing board, alarm clocks and a small safe for your valuables. Wifi is also available at this resort.