View Full Version : POLL: So what's your first request in a room?

03-18-2002, 02:14 PM
We haven't had a new poll for a little while, so here goes one that I haven't seen yet.

We've talked about the kinds of requests we make when reserving our DVC homes. So the poll question is: What is the highest priority request you make when asking for a reservation?

I realize that many of us put in a couple of requests, but the first one you tell MS is supposed to be your most critical. What is yours?

I'll give the most common I've heard, but feel free to add comments, especially if "other".

"Specific room(s), view or section" would be, for example.....Boardwalk View at BWV, Turtle Pond area at OKW, Pool View at VWL, etc.

Also, I know your critical request might differ from place to place. Go ahead and use your "home" for the purposes of this poll.

If this comes out how I think it will, I'll have another poll soon.

03-18-2002, 02:44 PM
We always request NON-smoking as our first priority at our home resort.

When we stay at OKW, our first request is for an upper floor.


03-18-2002, 03:27 PM
At OKW, our first request is ALWAYS for the top (3rd) floor. You generally get the best view, and you never hear anyone running on your ceiling. Walking up two flights of stairs is a small price to pay, the way we see it.

03-18-2002, 04:10 PM
We request a non-smoking top floor room.

03-18-2002, 04:11 PM
I voted "Specific room, view, or section" because I have my favorites, and I know they are non-smoking!!! :)

03-18-2002, 05:37 PM
We wont be booking at our "home" until Nov for next Oct.
However, when we booked the cruise there were certain rooms I did not want. I was on phone booking with certain rooms crossed out thanks to Dave from Marietta. I had my preferences. Unfortunately I could not get any of the hidden porthole rooms.

03-18-2002, 05:47 PM
At OKW are top 3 choices are....
2.top floor
3.near HH

03-18-2002, 07:30 PM
First is non smoking. DW has allergies and I hate the smell.
Then we ask for higher floor.

03-18-2002, 08:22 PM
A non-smoking room is a must because of allergies.

We want to stay at each DVC resort once without requesting a specfic location. We are too new to know what to request.

03-18-2002, 09:43 PM
First is Nonsmoking and then near the elevators.

03-18-2002, 10:26 PM
1st Nonsmoking
2nd Location, location , location

03-18-2002, 11:05 PM
non-smoking is priority #1 - then I don't mind if we're far from the elevators - because then we might have a nice view of the fireworks from the 3rd floor. In fact, this time I requested the 3rd floor hoping to get that view again. (standard - overlooking BW entrance)

03-18-2002, 11:42 PM
I will always request Non-smoking first.
Top floor would be next. Sitting out on the balcony with a cold brew and relaxing. :cool: :cool:

03-19-2002, 01:30 AM
I voted Specific room(s), view or section But..... our second request is smoking (gasp.... or lack there of....hack hack) BUT we put view over smoking.... and respect the room assignment!!!

03-19-2002, 05:11 AM
Our first request is always non-smoking. Then our next request is 3rd floor. We ask for 3rd floor at BWV and OKW. We like being on the top floor at OKW and we like being on the 3rd floor of BWV because we like to use the stairs instead of the elevators.

03-19-2002, 07:25 AM
Wow! I'm really surprised. I also ask for non/smoking, top floor at OKW. I didn't expect to see that so many others want this.

We've only stayed at our second "home" VWL, once so far, and we were very happy where we ended up. We had only asked for non-smoking, not knowing much about the layout.

I really don't obsess about room location.

03-19-2002, 07:44 AM
First and formost is Non-smoking. Then we request the South point area at OKW.

03-19-2002, 10:09 AM
At OKW we request a newer building with the additional door to the bathroom so we don't have to go through the bedroom when the baby is asleep. We also prefer a first floor because it is easier with a stroller and the little ones really like to feed the ducks that walk right up to the patio.

03-19-2002, 06:17 PM
Okay, I see 122 responses and 77% making smoking/non-smoking their first choice.

As hinted in my original thread, I thought this would be the case. Look for another poll soon asking about the second request you make....this time by DVC home!


03-20-2002, 04:17 AM

03-20-2002, 09:20 AM
After that it's:

1: Toilet

2: Shower

3: Bed

So far, MS hasn't failed me yet.

03-20-2002, 07:57 PM
Non Smoking

Boardwalk View

12-14-2002, 11:25 AM

Maistre Gracey
12-14-2002, 12:11 PM
Granny, I am not sure that I voted correctly. I voted for whhelchair access, but what I meant was no wheelchair access (non-handicapped room). :cool:

12-14-2002, 12:18 PM
My first request is always "non-smoking". Then I add my other requests in order of importance. I usually ask for a specific building or view, but not a specific room number. I almost always get what I want (or close to it). The only time I was disappointed in a room was at OKW when I did not make any requests (except n/s) and I was stuck with part woods view (like 4-5 feet from the balcony) and part street view. Yuck.

12-14-2002, 02:36 PM
Always request non-smoking d/t DD asthma - then floor then view - but as long as its non smoking anything else we get is iceing on the cake:D

12-14-2002, 04:06 PM
We always request NON-SMOKING first too, followed by ground floor because we have a toddler and it's so much easier with the stroller. And then sometimes I'll make that 3rd request for a location like near Southpoint. I have to admitt though, even when we've gotten a location without much of a view (bldng 29 for example) the vacation home itself was still just as nice and the vacation as wonderful as any we have taken. When we have lucked out with a great view, we have always considered it to be the iceing on the cake! :teeth:

12-14-2002, 05:38 PM
2.Building #s.

Pig Pen
12-15-2002, 03:27 PM
Non smoking.

We have yet to stay at DVC, so this was my only special request for our upcoming reservation. We are too new to know what to ask for.

Plus if we ask for top floor, we will wish we were on the ground. If we ask for one view we will wish we asked for another view, etc., etc., etc.

Usually I am happy with whatever I get, as long as it's non smoking and ON SITE!!!!

12-15-2002, 06:48 PM
Always ask for non-smoking. Son is allergic to cigarette smoke. Annmarie

12-15-2002, 09:01 PM
Getting a smoking room would destroy our vacation. That's the first request always!!!

12-15-2002, 09:06 PM
Getting a smoking room would destroy our vacation. That's the first request always!!!

12-16-2002, 12:02 AM
Non-smoking DS had asthma and I don't like the smell:(

12-16-2002, 07:37 AM
Non smoking for medical reasons followed by a NON handicapped room.

12-17-2002, 11:44 AM
Of all the request, Non-Smoking is a must. Wife is allergic.