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Old 11-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #331
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Hi Shelby,
Thanks again for allowing us to use your discount. I stayed at the hotel this weekend with my friend and my godkids at the Holiday Inn Downtown Disney. Check-in was fast, and parking was easy. The room was spotless. The beds are very comfortable too. I didn't have any neck pain while I was there, but of course it came back right when I got home! The breakfast buffet was great. I had no idea that kids ate breakfast free at Palm Breezes so that was a nice surprise on Saturday morning. I don't know if this is a temporary promotion or if this is the way it always is.

The only negative that I have about the hotel is the location. We experienced a ton a traffic each night coming back from the parks. I don't know if it's always like this, but it was especially bad on Saturday. Next time, I'll walk to Downtown Disney instead of driving. That way, I can avoid traffic on Hotel Plaza Blvd and also avoid the parking nightmare at DTD. 535 and all of the restaurants up and down the street are super close and convenient, but it can take a while just to travel that short distance. Traffic on 535 was equally bad. I'll have to think about a way to avoid this traffic next time. Great hotel though!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #332
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Hi Shelby,
Thanks again for allowing us to use your discount. I stayed at the hotel this weekend with my friend and my godkids at the Holiday Inn Downtown Disney. Check-in was fast, and parking was easy. The room was spotless. The beds are very comfortable too. I didn't have any neck pain while I was there, but of course it came back right when I got home! The breakfast buffet was great. I had no idea that kids ate breakfast free at Palm Breezes so that was a nice surprise on Saturday morning. I don't know if this is a temporary promotion or if this is the way it always is.

The only negative that I have about the hotel is the location. We experienced a ton a traffic each night coming back from the parks. I don't know if it's always like this, but it was especially bad on Saturday. Next time, I'll walk to Downtown Disney instead of driving. That way, I can avoid traffic on Hotel Plaza Blvd and also avoid the parking nightmare at DTD. 535 and all of the restaurants up and down the street are super close and convenient, but it can take a while just to travel that short distance. Traffic on 535 was equally bad. I'll have to think about a way to avoid this traffic next time. Great hotel though!
I agree about the traffic! That area somehow has the worst of it and I wish they would figure out a better way to control it all! So, yes, I do walk a lot to DTD when staying there. Or, eat at odd times to avoid the worst of the traffic. I think that breakfast promotion must be a long lasting thing. Because, they said kids ate free that last time I was there, which was probably a year ago now. Glad you liked the stay! If you call the hotel, they may be able to order you an entire bed. We used to have an actual site with all of that, but I can't seem to find it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #333
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Just wanted to say thank you Shelby for allowing us to use your discount, just saved $$ on a 3BR at Orange Lake for next weekend.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #334
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Just wanted to say thank you Shelby for allowing us to use your discount, just saved $$ on a 3BR at Orange Lake for next weekend.
Hopefully you love it like I did! We finally tried it out during Marathon weekend and it was so much better than I imagined. I thought we would be out of place as a couple vs. a family, but that wasn't the case. Although the property itself is huge, we were surprised at how close it was to the parks, to shopping and dining options outside of the resort. I will post pictures soon for anyone thinking about trying it out. We stayed in a studio in the main building where registration is and it was perfect for us. It may just be our favorite - especially with the lazy river! That was fun.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #335
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Hi, thank you so much for sharing your discount with us! It really makes such a difference. After I print my confirmation and voucher, should I add the name of the IHG employee? You can pm me if you need to. Thanks
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:01 PM   #336
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Hi, thank you so much for sharing your discount with us! It really makes such a difference. After I print my confirmation and voucher, should I add the name of the IHG employee? You can pm me if you need to. Thanks
It has my name on the website you book through, you just add that on the form. You could probably put Mickey Mouse and they may not even question it. 99% of the time, I haven't been asked for the form. Not sure about everyone else here. Carry a blank one and if they ask for it, fill it out.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #337
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #338
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hello Shelby! We are getting ready to do some traveling next week in the Virginia and DC areas. I just want to make sure it is really okay to use this code. I do not want to get you in any trouble! How do I use this if I am doing a walk-in or is this something to only use with booking online? And do I need to provide any extra info when I check in? Do I still give them my Priority Club number as well?

Thank you so much for your help and generosity in sharing this!
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:09 PM   #339
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Is there a code for this discount?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #340
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Is there a code for this discount?
Yes. You need to print out a voucher and bring it along.

Look for Shelby's signature link (Rupert B. Puppenstein), three posts above yours. There's a link there that says: Friends and family link
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #341
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hello Shelby! We are getting ready to do some traveling next week in the Virginia and DC areas. I just want to make sure it is really okay to use this code. I do not want to get you in any trouble! How do I use this if I am doing a walk-in or is this something to only use with booking online? And do I need to provide any extra info when I check in? Do I still give them my Priority Club number as well?

Thank you so much for your help and generosity in sharing this!
You are all free to use the code! I forgot to update that I stayed at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington, DC. It has an amazing location and is a short walk to the metro and the Mall. I found the hotel to be very comfortable, but if you are parking, check on the prices directly with the garage before committing to parking with the hotel. I didn't realize that there was a weekend rate of something like $11 a day when I was paying over $30 through the hotel.

Just provide the voucher on the website with my name if they ask for it...these rates are not eligible for Priority Club...soon to be IHG Rewards in July. So, make sure you check what the regular rate will be compared with the Friends and Family. It may be more worthwhile to pay for a rate that gives you points. I hope you enjoy your trip!
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #342
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You are all free to use the code! I forgot to update that I stayed at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington, DC. It has an amazing location and is a short walk to the metro and the Mall. I found the hotel to be very comfortable, but if you are parking, check on the prices directly with the garage before committing to parking with the hotel. I didn't realize that there was a weekend rate of something like $11 a day when I was paying over $30 through the hotel.

Just provide the voucher on the website with my name if they ask for it...these rates are not eligible for Priority Club...soon to be IHG Rewards in July. So, make sure you check what the regular rate will be compared with the Friends and Family. It may be more worthwhile to pay for a rate that gives you points. I hope you enjoy your trip!
Shelby,
This code is good for IHG hotels all over the country? I am going to NY with my sister in August and am thinking about using this code for that - if that's okay.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:01 PM   #343
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This code is good for IHG hotels all over the country? I am going to NY with my sister in August and am thinking about using this code for that - if that's okay.
I'm not Shelby, but I've used it all over and have been very grateful for it!
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #344
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This code is good for IHG hotels worldwide. Keep in mind that some rates aren't discounted until you are within 90 days out. So, I would suggest if the F&F rate isn't much different then the full rate, to keep trying. It all depends on the hotel and market. These rates do not get you rewards points through Priority Club, soon to be IHG Rewards.

Hope you find some great deals!

I have been asked if I get anything for people using this code. I do not. So, it doesn't make any difference to me if you choose to use the code or not. I just hope that it ends up being a huge benefit for those that do find good deals using it!
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This code is good for IHG hotels worldwide. Keep in mind that some rates aren't discounted until you are within 90 days out. So, I would suggest if the F&F rate isn't much different then the full rate, to keep trying. It all depends on the hotel and market. These rates do not get you rewards points through Priority Club, soon to be IHG Rewards.

Hope you find some great deals!

I have been asked if I get anything for people using this code. I do not. So, it doesn't make any difference to me if you choose to use the code or not. I just hope that it ends up being a huge benefit for those that do find good deals using it!
Shelby,

Thanks so much for the extra magic. I found a rate in NY that is going to save me about $250 over the length of my stay compared to the hotel I was looking at. In the end it will be more than that as the Holiday Inn Express has the breakfast bar and the other hotel that I was going to book at did not have a breakfast. So, breakfast for three people for four days will be quite the additional savings. Worth way more than any IHG rewards that I might get.
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