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Old 06-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #16
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Yes, they are expensive, but the ease of grabbing your luggage and going to bed? So worth it. Oh, and the luggage going to the ship for a measly little tip? My husband is...ahem, FRUGAL...and he made me change our reservation to the MCO Hyatt. Says he will pay anything they want to not have to wrangle the bags. We stayed there last year and he is now spoiled for all other hotels.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #17
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No, you don't need to be traveling on orders. You can use the rate for leisure travel. Just have to show a valid Government ID that identifies you as an employee (state or fed). We are doing this in the summer and I called and asked if travel orders were necessary. They are not.
I didn't know you could use it for leaisure travel...that's awesome! I will have to check into this.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:30 PM   #18
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I didn't know you could use it for leaisure travel...that's awesome! I will have to check into this.
We were actually able to get two connecting rooms using this rate AND the Hyatt Family Plan. Our total for 2 rooms this August is $216
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #19
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We were actually able to get two connecting rooms using this rate AND the Hyatt Family Plan. Our total for 2 rooms this August is $216
Is just one family staying in the two rooms...or could we use the family plan to sleep our family of 4 and another family of 4 we are traveling with?
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #20
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OK, I know there is a way and I tried to search but couldnt find my exact answer or the threads were very old.

So.... How is it that you can get a discount for the Hyatt at the Orlando International Airport?

Our super cheap Southwest flight ($49) arrives at 1050 pm and I thought it might be better to just stay at the airport that night. But I would like to compare rates for the Hyatt and the room only discount for fall or the possibility of an AP room only discount. So walk me through the Hyatt process. Thanks.
You didn't mention what time of year you will be going. If it is a busy time the Hyatt might overbook. I have followed the Hyatt threads pretty regularly, its the only place I would stay too. But, people have posted they had paid guaranteed rooms and they Hyatt overbooked. They shuttle you to a different hotel. So just be forewarned since you are arriving so late I would take into consideration the time of year. Busy or not. Maybe make a call close to your arrival date and ask how full they are.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #21
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Do they not make you show official travel documents for government rate?
Depends on the rate. Some require only a government ID. I've seen Marriott have some that required travel orders but that may be just a reflection of the standard government per diem for business travel. Many hotel rates for govt. employees (federal, state or local) do not require the employee to be on official business.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #22
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We stayed at the MCO Hyatt on July 5. We used the federal employee discount. I brought my federal ID, but they didn't even ask to see it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:36 PM   #23
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Is just one family staying in the two rooms...or could we use the family plan to sleep our family of 4 and another family of 4 we are traveling with?
The family plan extra room is supposed to be for the kids. You can't book any adults into that room. It will be our family of 4 plus my MIL. Technically, the second room will be for her, but on our reservation has the three adults in the first room and my 2 kids in the "family plan" room.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:00 AM   #24
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We were actually able to get two connecting rooms using this rate AND the Hyatt Family Plan. Our total for 2 rooms this August is $216


So tell me about the Hyatt Family Plan. Is this available to the general public? Our traveling party is 3 adults (over 18) my mom (65) and 3 kids (17, 4, and 2) We are traveling at the end of Sept.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:35 AM   #25
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Free??

How about for FREE, well almost. I have the Hyatt Visa gold card and you get a free one night stay every year. The card is free the first year and $75 after that. I made a "free" reservation at the Hyatt MCO for our upcoming cruise in Sept. I have found that it is sometimes hard to get the hotel online but I have never had a problem when I call them. I have done this twice before.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:23 AM   #26
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So tell me about the Hyatt Family Plan. Is this available to the general public? Our traveling party is 3 adults (over 18) my mom (65) and 3 kids (17, 4, and 2) We are traveling at the end of Sept.
Yes, this plan is available to anyone, but you have to call.

You could use this plan to book the four adults in one room and the kids in the other. The rate for the "second room" is $92.50 plus tax. Once you arrive, you can split up the party any way you want but when you book, you have to book the kids all in the second room and no adults in there. You will have connecting rooms with this plan, guaranteed.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #27
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I joined the Last Minute Travel Club for free using the code MAYNOJ. The e-mail said to share the code with friends and family, so feel free to use it! We're flying in to MCO on 8/31 for the 9/1 sailing on the Dream. The best rate I had been able to get previously was $143.10 + tax through Costco (not pre-paid). With LMT Club, I was able to get $108 + tax for a total of $125.96. Our flight gets in just after 8:00 p.m., so convenience was a big factor for us when deciding where to stay.
I used this code to join for free and just booked a room on Sept 11 for $128.36. Thanks for the tip!
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I joined the Last Minute Travel Club for free using the code MAYNOJ. The e-mail said to share the code with friends and family, so feel free to use it! We're flying in to MCO on 8/31 for the 9/1 sailing on the Dream. The best rate I had been able to get previously was $143.10 + tax through Costco (not pre-paid). With LMT Club, I was able to get $108 + tax for a total of $125.96. Our flight gets in just after 8:00 p.m., so convenience was a big factor for us when deciding where to stay.
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I used this code to join for free and just booked a room on Sept 11 for $128.36. Thanks for the tip!
I also have booked through the LMT Club for our 9/1 sailing and when I booked it around March I think I paid $97 total. I also have the night prior to our Jan 2014 cruise booked there and the rate online was $255 and I got it through LMT Club for $137 total.

I was hesitant to use LMT Club, however I haven't had any problems. I used them for the first time in Vancouner prior to our cruise to Alaska and no issues. Don't forget you'll need to bring your email with the actual reservation number that LMT Club should email within a few days of the reservation, if you don't get it, just call them and ask them to resend. Also, I'd suggest calling the hotel directly and just confirming they have your reservation.

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:25 AM   #29
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Just used LMT based on this thread and got a good deal for MCO Hyatt for Feb...I had been planning to do a certificate, but glad I went this route as it was cheaper and now they've changed their policy with certificates.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:04 AM   #30
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I am a Washington state employee but from what I see in order to get the state employee discount you have to be a Florida state employee. If you get the credit card, do the free nights work at Hyatt MCO even on weekend nights?
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