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rspencer38 05-02-2013 09:02 AM

most affordable deluxe
 
What is the most affordable deluxe resort with a room type with a decent view? Just landed a new job with a large bump in salary and I am considering upgrading from POR.

DisneyDmbNut 05-02-2013 09:10 AM

AKL has been the cheapest that I can see. It is usually 40 or 50 /per night cheaper than WL (the previous cheaper Deluxe). Sometimes, I can get it for $189 or $199 in the fall with Florida Resident/AP rates.

I am paying $244 for a pool view in June but the Standard room rate just came out for $216.

Mousemommy1 05-02-2013 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by rspencer38 (Post 48275711)
What is the most affordable deluxe resort with a room type with a decent view? Just landed a new job with a large bump in salary and I am considering upgrading from POR.

First, congrats on the new job!!! :dance3:

Second, I would think the most affordable rooms with a decent view would be WL Woods View, AKL Pool View, or CR Garden Wing. Obviously, you should check for discounts for your dates as well!!!

Good luck!!!:goodvibes

goofy4tink 05-02-2013 09:18 AM

WL and AKL are both classified as 'deluxes' but with a cheaper room rate. Why? No direct resort to park access...especially AKL. All the other deluxes have transportation other than buses. I would go with whichever one has the cheapest rate for the view you want.

chasgoose 05-02-2013 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by goofy4tink (Post 48275854)
WL and AKL are both classified as 'deluxes' but with a cheaper room rate. Why? No direct resort to park access...especially AKL. All the other deluxes have transportation other than buses. I would go with whichever one has the cheapest rate for the view you want.

The rooms are smaller too. Also AKL is the only deluxe with all bus transportation. WL has a boat to the MK

TJA 05-02-2013 09:52 AM

If you love MK park, the best bang for your buck is a wing room at CR. It's hard to beat the walkway to MK. And there are great viewing locations around the CR to watch Wishes. Nice restaurants as well, and you have the monorail to explore or dine at the other monorail resorts.

ExpatDisneyLover 05-02-2013 11:56 AM

AKL!:goodvibes IMO a deluxe resort that is totally worth every penny!

WDWKOOK 05-02-2013 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by rspencer38 (Post 48275711)
What is the most affordable deluxe resort with a room type with a decent view? Just landed a new job with a large bump in salary and I am considering upgrading from POR.

Deluxe resort prices reflect both room square footage and location. AKL and WL are the least expensive due to their price per square foot (smallest Deluxe rooms) and transportation options. On average, the rack rate is almost the same for a STD View room at both AKL and WL, depending on the rate season. AKL only offers bus transportation. WL offers buses and dedicated boat transportation to the MK and to FW and CR via Bay Lake. There are also several walking paths to FW and a non-stop bus to the MK. Some of the STD View WL rooms on the upper floors even have a partial view of Wishes, MK and CR.

mickeynut1 05-02-2013 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by rspencer38 (Post 48275711)
What is the most affordable deluxe resort with a room type with a decent view? Just landed a new job with a large bump in salary and I am considering upgrading from POR.

As others have said, WL and AKL are the cheapest of the deluxe resorts. We haven't stayed standard view at either resort, but have stayed pool view at AKL, which is only about $15/more a night than standard (which, IMO, is worth it :thumbsup2).

jimandami 05-02-2013 03:46 PM

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What is the most affordable deluxe resort with a room type with a decent view? Just landed a new job with a large bump in salary and I am considering upgrading from POR.

IMHO, the cheapest way to stay at a Deluxe is to rent points and get a DVC studio...usually around the same price or cheaper than a mod.

2manydaves 05-02-2013 04:10 PM

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IMHO, the cheapest way to stay at a Deluxe is to rent points and get a DVC studio...usually around the same price or cheaper than a mod.

Agreed. For our next trip we are paying roughly the same amount for a 1-BR at WL as we would pay for a room at POR.

Claire&TheBoys 05-02-2013 04:13 PM

I just wanted to point out that if you're staying at POR with a party of 5, regular rooms at AKL and WL are not options for you. They only have occupancy of 4. You have to move up to one of the more expensive deluxes, or to a 1-BR DVC villa at AKL, OKW or BLT to have 5 in one room.


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