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Last week I had the pleasure of staying at one of my favorite Walt Disney World resorts. The BoardWalk. I have praised this resort several times in my Touringplans posts — specifically Club Level. On this visit I stayed in a standard view room and not Club Level.
My room – 1306 – was located in what I like to call “The BoardWalk Basement”. When I walked in the smell of mildew overtook my olfactory senses. (Disclaimer, I have highly sensitive nose.) My first thought was, “I’m a Disney fan and willing to forgive some things that a non Disneyphile might not over look.” So far, not a great beginning.
The room was clean and really no different than the rooms I stayed on Club Level. I love the beds. You get about 6 pillows. Very comfortable sleeping. The toilet and shower are in a room together with a door separated from the 2 sinks and 2 mirrors just on the other side. 2 people could easily be getting ready at one time.
The BoardWalk’s quick service dining options are less convenient than other deluxe resorts. In the morning the bar that sold martinis the night before sells coffee, cereal, fruit etc. The Bakery is located outside on the boardwalk. It’s not terribly far away and does offer a large variety of pastries.
When staying at the BoardWalk it’s a great opportunity to experience the restaurants on the boardwalk or over at Epcot or even Hollywood Studios. I love the location. With its close proximity to Epcot and Hollywood Studios it’s a delightful walk to both.
You know my husband’s favorite saying, “A luxury once tasted becomes a necessity.” Well, if I can be completely honest, I have to admit, I really missed Club Level at the BoardWalk. I would stay at the BoardWalk again non – Club Level. I would just hope that I wouldn’t have to stay in “The BoardWalk basement.”
What is your impression of the BoardWalk?