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Old 05-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Suite at Contemporary

Looking for some help regarding the suites at the contemporary.

I have a good friend who is planing a trip in November, and wants to stay at the contemporary, they have 4 children under the age of 8.

I think they are considering a suite, and I wanted to ask the experts about this.

First off, do suites ever get discounted? Say if a promotion was offered during the time frame that they were going, could a discount be applied? Any body ever heard of anyone getting a discount? I suspect not.

Second, because they have very young children, if they opted for booking two connecting rooms, would they be guarenteed to get them? Im thinking that it would be more likely for them to get a discount on 2 connecting rooms then a suite, (if a discount comes out for the fall)

Also, I read that the suites at the contemporary are on the 14th floor, and they have been recently refurbished and updated? Can anyone confirm this? I looked at some of the pictures on the internet of the 1 bedroom suite, and it is looking pretty tired and old.

Any information will be muchly appreciated.

TYIA
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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I have never seen a discount available for any of the deluxe resort suites. I have tried AP, general public and PIN discounts.

They do not guarantee connecting rooms, one parent may be required to occupy one and the other another if connecting rooms are not available. I am sure they try very diligently for this not to happen and I have not had anyone that I personally know have difficulties.

I know the suites were slated for a refurb but last I heard they were not complete, maybe someone with more concrete info will come along. There are some deluxe rooms in the garden wing that have a sofa bed and enough space for a roll away not sure of max occupancy on those. If any of the children are under 3 they will technically fit in one regular room. 4 in two queens, 1 on daybed and one in pack and play.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Looking for some help regarding the suites at the contemporary.

I have a good friend who is planing a trip in November, and wants to stay at the contemporary, they have 4 children under the age of 8.

I think they are considering a suite, and I wanted to ask the experts about this.

First off, do suites ever get discounted? Say if a promotion was offered during the time frame that they were going, could a discount be applied? Any body ever heard of anyone getting a discount? I suspect not.

Second, because they have very young children, if they opted for booking two connecting rooms, would they be guarenteed to get them? Im thinking that it would be more likely for them to get a discount on 2 connecting rooms then a suite, (if a discount comes out for the fall)

Also, I read that the suites at the contemporary are on the 14th floor, and they have been recently refurbished and updated? Can anyone confirm this? I looked at some of the pictures on the internet of the 1 bedroom suite, and it is looking pretty tired and old.

Any information will be muchly appreciated.

TYIA
Have they considered a two bedroom villa at Bay Lake Tower (at the Contemporary)? It will have a king sized bed, queen sleeper sofa, two queen beds (if dedicated) and a twin sized sleeper chair.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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I am a DVC owner, so yes, I thought about the villas. They have booked concierge, and I think that will work for them, as they have 18 month old twins. The lounge will prove to be very handy for them I think.

The kitchen in DVC would also be handy, but I think they are looking for the simplist option. I still have to figure out what will work best. Not sure how much cost is a factor.

I did think the 14th floor had a total makeover in the last year, but all the pictures show some outdated stuff. I want to also recommend them looking at 2 rooms at the poly concierge, another potential fit.

Just looking for the pros and cons out there. Please weigh in if you have an opinion....

Thank you Baeler for your info on the suites. I really suspected there are no discounts, but I am of the opinion it never hurts to ask the experts!
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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We have three children ... when we stayed in November the twins celebrated their 4th birthdays and the little guy is two. We stayed at the CR with connecting rooms and had my parents staying in a room right next to us. We booked over 180 days out and had no problems.
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I am a DVC owner, so yes, I thought about the villas. They have booked concierge, and I think that will work for them, as they have 18 month old twins. The lounge will prove to be very handy for them I think.

The kitchen in DVC would also be handy, but I think they are looking for the simplist option. I still have to figure out what will work best. Not sure how much cost is a factor.

I did think the 14th floor had a total makeover in the last year, but all the pictures show some outdated stuff. I want to also recommend them looking at 2 rooms at the poly concierge, another potential fit.

Just looking for the pros and cons out there. Please weigh in if you have an opinion....

Thank you Baeler for your info on the suites. I really suspected there are no discounts, but I am of the opinion it never hurts to ask the experts!

Don't know the time frame but Poly is getting ready to undergo construction for DVC sometime next year I believe and with children that young I would want the ability to walk to MK. We prefer the concierge set up at CR to Poly as it is easier with young children having everything on the same floor and under one roof. The 12th floor has been redone and is nice. No difference in concierge offerings from 12th to 14th. Two rooms with a discount may be their best option budget wise.

We are not DVC types, we like the club level offerings and it works for our family. As I mentioned with one under 3 they will technically fit in one room at Poly/CR/GF. The Garden Wing deluxe rooms at CR are very large and I believe have 2 queens and a sofa bed. No concierge though and you would be in the Garden Wing but much more budget friendly.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:12 AM   #7
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We booked atrium Club at CR a fw years back with a discount (like 40%, I was amazed). Upon arrival they had bumped us up to tower club one bedroom suite. It consisted of one regular type room with a huge living/dining room with sofa sleeper and chairs, entertainment console, three balconies with tables and loungers, dining table for six or eight, kitchenette with fridge and microwave. The foyer had another full bath off of it with huge walk in shower. There was also a lock out for I'm assuming another sleeping room, turning it into a two bedroom.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:28 AM   #8
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Thanks Guys

Your info is very helpful.

I am going to price out the DVC option, because I go back and forth, would a kitchen in your own room be more convienient for a family of very small children? Or the concierge lounge?

I will list them the pros and cons, and also, I think it will be based on available discounts if any come out.

I think your points are well taken about the Poly. I do love the theming of the poly over the Contemp, and the pool is better- but, they have 3 days at the MK - and I just think the convienience of being able to walk there or back is a huge plus.

rcraw45425: that is an amazing upgrade, you lucky dog! and a 40% discount to boot? wow! I hope at best that a 30% will come down the pipes for my friends.

Thanks again for the info

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