Boardwalk Villas – Studio

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One more foodless update and then I promise to get back on track. This short installment of my report will focus on my home for the last 6 nights of my trip, the Boardwalk Villas.

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Some of you may recall that the Boardwalk is my favorite resort, mostly due to its close proximity to my favorite park, Epcot. While I’ve stayed at all of the other Epcot resorts (some of them several times), I like the feel of the Boardwalk. This might be because it was my family’s very first Disney resort. On our first family trip back in 2000, we stayed in a studio at the Boardwalk Villas for the first 3 or 4 nights of our vacation. Though I haven’t stayed in a studio there since 2000, I have stayed in a 1 BDR villa a few times…most recently in 2012. However, I’ve stayed in a regular room on the Inn side of the Boardwalk many times, so this resort has come to feel like “home” to me. When I made my hotel reservations for this trip, I found that I could save a little by staying in a studio rather than a standard view regular room on the Inn side…so studio it was! :thumbsup2

I took a cab from the Wilderness Lodge to the Boardwalk, this time bringing my luggage along with me. I left the Wilderness at about 10:40 and by 11:08 I was taking pictures of my studio room at the Boardwalk Villas, so needless to say, the transfer went quite smoothly. :thumbsup2 My studio room was pretty much the same as I remembered it being more than 14 years ago, with a queen size bed…

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…plus a pull-out couch.

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Missing though was the tiny daybed that my son had slept on as a 4 year old. I wonder if they still have those in some of the studio rooms?? :confused3

The other bedroom furnishings included a small table with two chairs and a small cabinet which held the t.v.

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There was a single sink in the vanity area, which was separate from the bathroom with the toilet/shower/tub…

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On family trips I really like having two sinks in this area, like they have in the rooms on the Boardwalk Inn side and most of the other Disney resorts where I’ve stayed. However, with it just being me (and my DH for 3 nights), the one sink was perfectly fine.

One big advantage though of staying in a studio villa rather than a regular room is having the kitchenette area with a microwave…

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It was nice to have the microwave to warm up our Boardwalk Bakery pastries on one morning of the trip. However, other than that I would have to say that I prefer the regular rooms at the Boardwalk Inn over the Villa studios. The regular rooms seem to be bigger and the decor a little nicer, IMO.

Oh, and in case you are interested as to what the view was from my Studio Villa #4050, here are some photos…

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A nice view of the Boardwalk Resort’s main pool…

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And for those who have an aversion to the slide which shoots its occupants out of the mouth of a large clown face, my view of the clown was nicely blocked by a tree… ;)

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