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Butterflygirl35
04-02-2012, 08:25 AM
I just returned from a three night stay in Saratoga Springs... We stayed in Springs directly across from Community Hall which we loved!!! :)

All I can say is how are more people not completely in love with this resort?

It is beautiful - great picture opps throughout the resort... The staff was amazing... :)

My only complaint is that the bar closed too early on Friday for my liking.. LOL

bobbiwoz
04-02-2012, 09:32 AM
I'm glad you had such a nice stay! We've stayed at SSR a few time, and have enjoyed each and every stay. However, there are many times I prefer to be near Epcot, MK or AK. It's just not important to us to be near DTD. I guess that's why it's not usually our first choice. We did do a THV stay with the DGC twice, and the THV was our first choice in those cases.

Bobbi:goodvibes

mom2rb
04-02-2012, 12:27 PM
We love SSR. It is our favorite during the off season. The nights that the parks close early, we spent a lot of time at Downtown Disney.

supersuperwendy
04-02-2012, 03:38 PM
I agree with you OP!!! We stayed there the first time on developer points and fell in love with it! So much so we did an add on there!!

DiznyDi
04-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Love Saratoga Springs! We had planned to stay there the end of this month, but our kids are joining us and they prefer VWL.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!

bnk1120
04-02-2012, 09:39 PM
We stayed at SSR last summer and loved it. My DH and DD both requested it for this summer, so we are staying there for 5 nights this July. I really don't understand why it gets any negative reviews. We thought it was amazing and we are looking to add on there.

GoofyMac
04-03-2012, 07:35 AM
We booked our vacation there this year. We are going to become DVC members later in the year at Saratoga Springs. We cant wait we have stayed our last two trips at the All Star Music Resort and once at Port Orleans Riverside.

Goofymac

Tinks "SS"
04-03-2012, 03:10 PM
getting ready to stay there in 16 days and can't wait. I think the resort is beautiful!! So ready to get back there and enjoy the resort.

GBBTomorrow
04-03-2012, 08:11 PM
I agree, OP! It's such a lovely resort, so peaceful and beautiful. I love to be over in the crowds at DTD and then look over at quiet SSR knowing I'm going back there. I am always surprised by negative reviews too!

Bribrittmom
04-04-2012, 12:09 AM
We love Saratoga Springs too!The grounds are beautiful and the pool activities are our favorite among all the DVC villas.(We've stayed at all except BLT.)

BEASLYBOO
04-04-2012, 09:23 AM
Totally agree, SSR is such a beautiful resort, relaxing! One of our top 4!

Cee
04-04-2012, 09:26 AM
I'm so happy you loved SSR! It's home to us. :cloud9: I long to be back there! :goodvibes

Butterflygirl35
04-04-2012, 12:53 PM
I so want to be back there now!!!

I love being close to DTD as we usually only do one or two parks a visit and moe relaxing by the pool / resort since we come four or five times a year.. (We are FL residents)

bsauppee
05-28-2012, 05:47 PM
Glad to hear all the great reviews at SSR. We will be there in December. We are looking to stay at The Springs!! We heard it was near most things. Any comments?? It would be greatly appreciated!!

happy2012
05-28-2012, 09:34 PM
I am so excited you had such a great time!!! We are staying @ SSR!!! I can't wait!!!!:woohoo:

DizDays
05-28-2012, 10:26 PM
So glad you had a wonderful time. My DH and I love the grounds at SSR. We think it is so pretty and we love being so close to DtD and all the great restaurants there. However, we've found we're not a fan of the condo style resort. We much prefer hotel style with the interior A/C hallways. We have not yet stayed at OKW. I am not a fan of the SSR decor theming. I can't get past feeling it looks like my great granmother's house used to. IMO, There's nothing to get excited about. BUT it was very comfortable and functional.

Glad you enjoyed it.

vandy
05-28-2012, 10:56 PM
We are at SSR right now and couldn't agree more! It has been a little while since we stayed at our home resort so we decided it was time. Each resort gives a different experience and that is what I love about DVC. Our first week was at BCV and loved being able to walk to Epcot, DHS and Boardwalk. Now we switched to SSR and love the relaxed, laid back feeling.

henderkm
05-29-2012, 02:38 PM
We returned from a one week stay at SSR recently. I was surprised with how much I enjoyed the resort. We stayed in a studio 3 days at the Springs and had a beautiful view. We had a short walk to the lobby and the Paddock Pool. Our second 3 days in a one BR in Congress Park were spent looking across the water at DTD. In the evening, we could hear music playing across the water while sitting on our balcony.

The only issue we had was when we wanted to go to the Paddock Pool from Congress Park. Taking a bus was not an option and it was quite a walk for someone with small children.

GBBTomorrow
05-29-2012, 02:48 PM
We returned from a one week stay at SSR recently. I was surprised with how much I enjoyed the resort. We stayed in a studio 3 days at the Springs and had a beautiful view. We had a short walk to the lobby and the Paddock Pool. Our second 3 days in a one BR in Congress Park were spent looking across the water at DTD. In the evening, we could hear music playing across the water while sitting on our balcony.

The only issue we had was when we wanted to go to the Paddock Pool from Congress Park. Taking a bus was not an option and it was quite a walk for someone with small children.

That's awesome that you enjoyed the resort, but I wanted to say that I think you can take an internal bus around the resort. I haven't been there in a couple of years, but last time we were there, you were able to do this. Maybe it has changed, though, so maybe somebody who has been more recently could verify.

GAN
05-29-2012, 03:32 PM
I just returned from a three night stay in Saratoga Springs... We stayed in Springs directly across from Community Hall which we loved!!! :)

All I can say is how are more people not completely in love with this resort?

It is beautiful - great picture opps throughout the resort... The staff was amazing... :)

My only complaint is that the bar closed too early on Friday for my liking.. LOL

I also agree -not that it gets a "bad" rap, more that it is under-estimated. We've stayed there twice and the staff might be the best overall, as a whole.

Tinky624
05-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Our home resort is at SSR and we like it very much. The only down sides for us is there is no in room dinning and Artist Point can be very frustrating with the way they handle everything. Turf Club is great!

Escape Artist
05-29-2012, 09:42 PM
We use our car a lot at WDW, and love the resorts that let us park close to our room. It's a major feature for me.

It's also nice that when I can't find a DVC room anywhere else, there's generally something available at Saratoga Springs. Thank goodness for that!

Sue in Texas

CMOORE185
05-31-2012, 06:43 PM
I love something about each and every DVC resort. It is so awesome we have all these great choices. I am one satisfied DVC member!