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TyNicJen
04-26-2006, 07:47 PM
I last checked and the rooms were 399.00. :bitelip: This prices leaves you the option to cancel the day before. There are some they have that are cheaoer but they charge you the first night if you cancel. :confused3 ,
My kids would love this, but this is outrageous. I wrote last week and it was 315.00! Now that looks good! :rolleyes:
Maybe we'll do 1 night instead of two. This may be our only chance to check it out. I'm checking all the time and found a mousesavers savings so far. Please let me know if anyone sees anything that could help. :)
Oh the dates are June 28-30. thanks in advance! :Pinkbounc

Nascia
04-26-2006, 08:08 PM
I would keep checking back. We got $157.00/ night for May 5-15 (booked in January using the 25% off Best Flexible Rate promo). I've been keeping an eye on prices and noticed that about 10 days before our check in day, they went down dramatically.

Good Luck!

disneygirlatheart
04-26-2006, 08:09 PM
They send me discounts all the time in an email newsletter. If you go to the site there is a place to sign up. Maybe this idea will help a little. My dd really wanted to stay here when we go in July, but I booked a rental house instead. It was a lot cheaper than the Nick Hotel. Good Luck!!

TerBear4
04-26-2006, 08:29 PM
Please call them back and check again. Tell them you know of others who are going during the same time getting much cheaper rates. We are arriving June 17th for 7 nights. I first got the extended rate for $223 a night. Then I was searching these boards (there is a thread for a discount rate) and was able to get the same reservation lowered to $187 a night with a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Disney Hot Mama
04-27-2006, 05:46 PM
We stayed her once before. I think that rate in insane. For that amount per night you can rent a timeshare for almost a full week - full kitchen, washer/dryer etc. I would find another hotel.

Fionasmommy
04-27-2006, 05:48 PM
Wow, that's an outrageous price! I hope you can find a lower rate!

drgnfly30
04-27-2006, 07:05 PM
Never.... I stayed there when it was HIFS, I would never pay that much for a night there, even if it is now Nick themed... for twice that I got a week at a 4BR Pool Home with a hot tub, air hockey etc...

Piecey
04-27-2006, 08:44 PM
What is the Nick Hotel?

TyNicJen
04-27-2006, 08:45 PM
Well we are down to 332.00. This is with mouse savers discount. Big deal. Terbear4 do you know what the discount was? Maybe we could still use it.
I will call again tomorrow and see what they say to those prices you quoted. Thanks for all the help. :goodvibes :love: much appreciated! :)

Reflection
04-27-2006, 09:41 PM
I like the Nick Hotel but the management will have to significantly upgrade the room decor (e.g., furnishings, et) and food service to justify these high prices. These are Ritz Carlton prices without the RC service or ambience.

CarolA
04-27-2006, 10:46 PM
I like the Nick Hotel but the management will have to significantly upgrade the room decor (e.g., furnishings, et) and food service to justify these high prices. These are Ritz Carlton prices without the RC service or ambience.

I agree. I am amazed that anyone is paying these prices. Disney is CHEAPER and that's saying something. I mean granted it has a Nick Theme, but $300 for a Holiday Inn???????

Harmony
04-28-2006, 12:11 AM
We stayed there last summer and paid, I believe it was something like $150 a night. We only stayed one night 'cause my son wanted to see what it was all about. It was an adorable hotel and the service we got was really good. Still, I don't think I would pay more than that for the NICK. Hope you find a better rate! :)

spiceycat
04-28-2006, 09:04 AM
What is the Nick Hotel?

a dressed up holiday inn

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/pc/1/en/hd/disfs?irs=y

or you might preferred
http://www.nickhotel.com/

Nascia
04-28-2006, 09:42 AM
I just checked your dates using the AAA rate and got $291/ a night. I noticed this same thing happened as our dates got nearer, it was up to 399.99 on the weekends. I even told my mom how lucky we were to book early. When I checked for our dates today, they were at $172.00. Be patient and keep checking.

jaycns
04-28-2006, 10:36 AM
Not saying that the $400 price tag is worth it...but IMHO it is a GREAT hotel for families with kids. The pools they have are AMAZING. Full of fun. Here are the descriptions of the pools from the website.

Zero-depth entry free form pool
Four story interactive water tower
400-gallon dump tank that splashes down unexpectedly and cascades through the slides & flumes
Basketball court with multilevel hoops
Multiple water slides & flumes (7)
Climbing nets
Water jets
Carpet Golf: Free form, nine hole, multitude of sand traps & obstacles
Interactive water-play toys
giant family-size whirlpool spas
Daily scheduled Nickelodeon-themed poolside activities

A second pool features:
Olympic-style lap pool
Water flumes and slides that splash down into the pool
Shaded kids' play space with interactive wet/dry area with pop jets and splash zone for pre-schoolers
Sand play area with slide
giant family size whirlpool spas


On top of those things they have daily activities etc. for kids that are really super cool. When we stayed there we were VERY pleased with the hotel. We do stay at the Ritz sometimes when we travel to other cities...but if you are doing "non Disney" I would cite this as the best "non Disney" hotel Orlando has to offer (as long as you are going with kids). I personally think it would be a big waste without them UNLESS you are a huge Nick fan yourself and want to be there to soak in the "NICKness" yourself. This endorsement doesn't mean you will find yourself catered to like at the Ritz, just that at least for our family, it was great fun and we might tack on an extra few days on one of our next Disney trips in order to enjoy all it has to offer. It is a very awesomely themed hotel that is a lot of fun for families.

HOWEVER, I would not pay $400 a night for it. The rooms are great. The pools are great. The entertainment is great. The activities are great...BUT...if I were going to pay $400 a night it would be concierge level at a Disney deluxe resort. Then again, that is what floats my boat...maybe Nick Hotel is what floats yours:) Enjoy your vacation no matter where you chose to stay!! Good luck getting a better price!! :wizard:

Kirstytwin
04-28-2006, 11:13 AM
We stayed there in December for 3 nights before our Disney Cruise an will be staying there again 23rd May for 10 nights.

We have a large family and the Nick hotel houses us and is much cheaper than Disney hotels.

Saying that we had our first holiday with them on my husbands priority points and the one coming up we have only paid for 2 nights.

Nick hotel is great for children with the entertainment, swimming pools and Nick characters walking around.

Kirsty

nowellsl
04-28-2006, 11:30 AM
I've been getting emails from them this month offering FL resident rates of $149.00 for a two bedroom through April 29.

diswith2
04-28-2006, 01:21 PM
Holy Cow! We got Kids suite rooms for May 7-12 for $190.00 a night. 400$? for what type of room?! That's nutty.

TyNicJen
04-28-2006, 02:48 PM
The room is the kids suite w/spongebob upgrade. I know, silly, but my DH and DD share a great fondness for the guy. :goodvibes
We will only be staying 1 or 2 nights and this may be our only time to go for a few years. My DS is 10, DS 8 and DD6 so I think it will be worth it for 1 time. besides I"ve gotten it down to 332.00 and checking every day. :teeth:
With all your help we will get it down from absolutly INSANE to just unreasonable! :rotfl2: :rotfl:
We don't have AAA. How much does it cost and would it help on the POFQ room only too? How would I book if I get AAA? through disney or AAA?
Thanks! :banana:

Nascia
04-28-2006, 04:10 PM
I think our AAA membership cost around $50/ year. Disney offers AAA rates based on availablity and is usually 10 - 20% off depending on resort and season. You can book through AAA or Disney directly. I believe Disney only offers AAA Room ONLY discounts, not the package deals.

TerBear4
04-28-2006, 09:39 PM
Well we are down to 332.00. This is with mouse savers discount. Big deal. Terbear4 do you know what the discount was? Maybe we could still use it.
I will call again tomorrow and see what they say to those prices you quoted. Thanks for all the help. :goodvibes :love: much appreciated! :)


Read thru this thread Nick Discount (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1048941)

Some were able to use the discount and some said they were having troubles. I think the key is to keep calling and checking back. I didn't have any problems and was sure to print out my confirmation to bring when I arrive and check-in. Keep us posted!! Good luck!

mantysk8coach
04-28-2006, 09:46 PM
Holy cow! I didn't realize that hotel was so expensive! I've never checked into it, but I guess I just assumed it was similar in price to the Disney All Stars!

Looks neat though, especially for my almost-2-year-old SpongeBob/Dora freak!

freediverdude
04-28-2006, 10:09 PM
Right now, on the www.nickhotel.com site, if I put in your dates of June 28-30th, and 2 adults and 3 kids, the advance purchase price of a 2 bedroom kidsuite with spongebob upgrade shows $315. The "discount" rate is $332, and "best flexible rate" is $349. I don't see any $399 rates at all. And these are like the highest possible rates, booked through them with no discount. Even so, over 300 bucks for that is just insane. It has exterior corridors, holiday inn type furnishings (although with a spongebob paint job)......please don't pay that. Look for one of the under $200 deals if you really want to stay there. For over 300 you could either be on the monorail inside Disney in a very luxurious room, or in a Ritz-Carlton or a large room at the Portofino right inside Universal.

#1mom3kids
04-28-2006, 10:38 PM
That seems so high for a hotel that has had so many bad reviews. We just rented a 4 bedroom house with a pool/hot tub for $100 per night and 5 min from Disney. What could be better?

diswith2
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
My kids REALLY begged for the Spongebob room. I just told them if they didn't get the Spongebob room than they could do Nick Spa, as well. They are girls though (hairwraps, airbrush tattoos, manicures, etc) and do a character breakfast.They checked out the pool cam online and soon enough forgot about Spongebob rooms. LOL
Maybe try that? You (and your kids) would at least get more of your moneys worth. The character breakfast usually has Spongebob as a visitor, anyway.

rogerram
04-28-2006, 11:36 PM
Those prices are way too much. I am so glad I bought DVC. Goodluck and I hope you get the rate you want.

TyNicJen
04-29-2006, 02:04 PM
The 399.00 was Last weekend price. It has gone down a little to 349.00. I know it's expensive but I look at it as getting two days at a water park for 5 poeple and nightly entertainment with characters for the 1 night price. :cool1:
We will get there by 11:00 and stay late on check out day. :teeth:
The kids will Love it and I'm not trudging through a Park that day in 90 degree weather. :thumbsup2
Still, I'm at the outrageous price. Hope it goes down. :rolleyes1

lovingthemouse
04-30-2006, 03:34 PM
Consider this - if your family is going to WDW, and will spend a considerable time in the parks, why not find a less expensive hotel, which still offers the pool etc... and use your money for something else? We have five daughters, grown now, and when we took them to WDW, we always found a nice but less expensive hotel, and used the money for food, small souvenirs etc... which they always appreciated.
If cost is not an issue, then stick with the Nick Hotel, but if cost is an issue, then perhaps your children can understand that your money would be spent more wisely for something else, simply by saying this is where Dad and I have chosen because we know you'll have a wonderful vacation. Just a thought!
Since we paid for the vacations, we were sensitive to our children's feelings, but also aware of what our wallet could handle.
Good luck with whatever you decide. :thumbsup2

kydisneyfans
04-30-2006, 05:17 PM
We spent $353.00 total for a week at the Fountains about 2 miles from the Nick Hotel last fall. It had 2 bedrooms-3 TVs-indoor/outdoor pool with children's activities.

I would not spend the equivalent of 3 months of house payments to sleep 5 nights at the Nick Hotel.

MySweettness
05-06-2006, 11:55 AM
I don't know how many kids you have but Nick Hotel has a Mothers DAy Special 2bd suite $149.00 booked in month of may. Based on avaliability so ck it out soon :hourglass

TyNicJen
05-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Update :teeth:
thanks to my sweettness We've got it down to 174.00. :cool1: MUCH more doable.
Now I can actually look foward to it a little. :goodvibes We will go for 2 days after we spend a few days at Disney.
Thanks Mysweettness and all the Disers out there! :thumbsup2
Will keep looking thought you never know :rolleyes1

ziggy14
05-07-2006, 10:50 PM
If you don't mind me asking, how were you able to get it down to $174? We are going June 25 for two nights and the rates are still close to $300.
Thanks

dsnycrzy
05-08-2006, 05:07 AM
I just happened to click on this thread again and seen TyNicJen with her nice rate of $174. I clicked right on to the 3rd page so was wondering how that came about. Clicked to the 2nd page and found out about the mother's day special. I already had my 2 nights reserved from 7/19 to the 21st total was $544.12. i just called and got that mothers day rate of $174 and for 3 nights and my total is now $582.03. :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:
Although while writing this I noticed I have to change it to the 18th to do the 3 nights, the 21st we check into the Pop Century.
Thank everyone :banana: :banana: :love:

ziggy14
05-08-2006, 07:05 AM
Thank you so very much. I just called and was able to get the $174 special rate for our night.

can'tgetenufofwdw
05-08-2006, 07:25 AM
I just tried to modify my price to the mothers day special rate and they are telling me I can't because their are no rooms left. I tried to explain to them that I don't need availability, I already have the reservation I just want to price modify and they won't let me.

MySweettness
05-08-2006, 11:17 AM
:cool1: NO PROBLEM ....$174.00 that beats $400.00 anyday Glad I could help!!!!!!!!! Have a GRRREAT Vacation..

MySweettness
05-08-2006, 11:27 AM
:cool1: NO PROBLEM ....$174.00 that beats $400.00 anyday Glad I could help!!!!!!!!! Have a GRRREAT Vacation..
Oh and Happy Mother's Day :thumbsup2