Our stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn was the first time I’ve stayed in a wheelchair accessible room at Disney that didn’t have a roll in shower. It was only for one night so I was willing to give it a try to see if I liked it and if it fit my needs. I was pleasantly surprised.
We love the Boardwalk and it’s become one my favorite resorts at Walt Disney World. We added on a night to our recent vacation and wanted to stay at the Boardwalk Inn since it’s so close to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and we were visiting during Star Wars Weekends. The only accessible room available had a tub instead of the shower.
We hadn’t been back to the Boardwalk Inn since the rooms were renovated in 2014. The carpet and a few of the details were different. I loved the new shower curtain and drapes and some of my favorite details like the lamp and desk chair remained.
The room itself had a lot of space. The hallway coming into the room was wide and there was room to store my suitcase in front of the door to the connecting room. It also had a button to open the door automatically.
There was also plenty of space between the ends of the bed and the entertainment center.
Next to the television is cabinet with a small refrigerator inside. The coffee maker sits on top so both were easy to access.
The beds were a little higher than ones that have been in rooms with roll in showers but I was still able to get in and out myself. There was only one nightstand but the desk was close enough to the other bed to use it.
The balcony was really nice. It was a little larger than some of the other around us and had a beautiful view of the courtyard. It was so nice and peaceful I wish we could have spent some more time there.
Like I said at the beginning, our room didn’t have a roll in shower but instead it had a tub. If you need a shower bench, like me, just call housekeeping and they will bring one to your room. They brought ours over really quickly. The shower itself has the shower head and a handheld sprayer that you can adjust the height or completely remove it.
I didn’t have any problem using the shower bench since that is what I use at home. I didn’t get a photo but the one below is what was delivered to our room. I don’t know if it’s the same one everyone gets.
The rest of the bathroom had plenty of space and I really liked the sink. It was a good height and I could use the mirror easily. The make up mirror was a little high but I was still able to use it if I tilted it down.
Boardwalk Inn is one of our favorites and we really enjoyed our one night here. I didn’t think I would like a room with a tub instead of the roll in shower but I did. I would even consider it for a longer stay in the future. If you have any questions just leave a comment or use the contact form above.