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SugarPlumFairyUK 01-29-2013 04:07 PM

Anyone stayed at the Saratoga?
 
I can't help noticing that there are very few reviews/comments on this site regarding SSR ...? We're booked in there and I'm beginning to get a bit worried!! Does anyone have experience of staying there and would like to share?

Yardbird 01-29-2013 04:26 PM

You may want to check out the DVC boards. Our home resort is Saratoga Springs, and I love it. We've stayed there many times over the past 9 years, and it has grown to be a favorite.

http://disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7

lililoo12 01-29-2013 04:26 PM

yes and every stay, 4 of them, were not good.

DannysMom 01-29-2013 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by lililoo12
yes and every stay, 4 of them, were not good.

How is this at all helpful to the OP? If your stays were so terrible, why did you keep going back to the same resort?

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bennifer 01-29-2013 04:41 PM

Loved the SSR! It's close to DTD and the 2 br villa was perfect for us!

DannysMom 01-29-2013 04:44 PM

There is a very helpful thread over on the DVC Resorts board, for SSR owners & lovers: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2466719

What size villa are you staying in? It is a large resort & if you have a preference you are well served by requesting a certain section.

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iheartdisney123 01-29-2013 04:47 PM

I've stayed at Saratoga 3x and had a great time. It's very relaxing and quiet and I love that there is a spa in grounds.

mcraige 01-29-2013 04:58 PM

We stayed there once and enjoyed it, but then again, all I really care about is having a clean, quiet, comfortable room. I spend such a small amount of time at the resort doing anything but sleeping, things like room location don't really matter to me.

wdwpirates 01-29-2013 05:21 PM

We've stayed at SSR numerous times. It's a nice resort. We tend to request a room near a pool area. We rent a vehicle, so bus stops aren't much of a concern for us. My favorite area to stay in is the Grandstand nearest to the Backstretch Pool Bar.

It's a great resort. Always clean. Never any noise issues. We don't always stay here because our DVC home resort is the Beach Club...but, it's a great choice and I've always been happy with our stays.

Yardbird 01-29-2013 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by DannysMom (Post 47348593)
How is this at all helpful to the OP? If your stays were so terrible, why did you keep going back to the same resort?

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JanetMom 01-29-2013 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DannysMom (Post 47348593)
How is this at all helpful to the OP? If your stays were so terrible, why did you keep going back to the same resort?

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Good point! I can't imagine going back 4 times, if I didn't enjoy it the first time. That's why we keep going back to Disney Resorts - even if little things go wrong, the overall stay is usually wonderful.

In response to the orignal post - I haven't stayed there, but everyone I know that has stayed there loved it. We were drooling over the Treehouse Villas at SSR when we past by in the boat to POR.

kam1011 01-29-2013 06:59 PM

I NEVER wanted to stay there. Something about the horse theme just never called out to me. However, one time when I was in Florida in a room full of roaches, I called Disney in the middle of the night and they connected me with the manager of Saratoga Springs (bc he was the "on call" manager??) and he hooked us up with rooms there even though it was "sold out". (the computers had been down, so there were some miscalculations with the numbers)

Anyway, we ended up staying there for four nights. Loved the pools! Our rooms were in the last building of Congress Park, facing DTD. It was gorgeous. I would never have requested to be in the back corner, either, but if I were to go back, I would probably request it in the future! We had a car. We were driving distance from the good pools.

nannette 01-29-2013 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by kam1011 (Post 47349918)
I NEVER wanted to stay there. Anyway, we ended up staying there for four nights. Loved the pools! Our rooms were in the last building of Congress Park, facing DTD. It was gorgeous. I would never have requested to be in the back corner, either, but if I were to go back, I would probably request it in the future! We had a car. We were driving distance from the good pools.

Love this post! I am staying there next month because it was the only resort I could get into marathon weekend. I requested Congress Park after doing some research... I'm not going down for the marathon, I'm going down for the Yankee/Braves spring training game at Wide World of Sports. I thought Congress Park would be good because I could walk to the bus in DTD because to get to Wide World of Sports I have to get to CBR or one of the Allstars and take a bus from there. I did request a room looking at DTD as well so we will see how this goes. I look at it like whatever I'm at Disney and if I don't like it I can cross it off the bucket list!!

Thanks for your post!!

~Nannette

Deb & Bill 01-29-2013 07:50 PM

SSR is wonderful resort. You are going to find waterbugs (roaches) in Florida because they thrive in warm, damp climates. They are not there because the resort is dirty. Someone probably left a patio door open or the front door open while they went to and from the car. Or there might have been a gap under the door that needed to be closed up.

If you enjoy walking around and enjoying a resort, SSR is the place. There are three themed pool areas, plus one non-themed pool. Artist's Palette is an upscale counter service, not the same hamburgers and hot dogs. You can walk to DTD or take a boat.

FantasiaMagic 01-29-2013 10:53 PM

SSR is great! Pools are great, great food options, rooms are nice, boat to DTD, cute gift shop, ect!

Don't worry about a thing!!!! ;)

Have a great trip! :)

-FantasiaMagic princess:


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