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Old 06-12-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Mike Ditka's Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa

Has anyone stayed, or hear anything about, the Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa? I believe it opened earlier this year.

Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hi Jennifer,

I had never heard of this resort but just had a look at the website and it looks lovely. Still had artist impression pictures of the pool area so difficult to know if it is completely finished yet
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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I was actually looking at this place today online. Looks amazing! When I called I got a much higher price quote than by going online. I also see they charge a $7 resort fee. I had emailed them some questions but haven't heard back yet. I haven't been able to find any reviews on it though. But it does look beautiful!
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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Looks wonderful! So much so that I got a great deal today and cancelled my 1 bedroom suite at Caribe Royale to book a 2 bedroom villa. The resort fee referred to above covers the state of the art fitness area, free movie theatre (stadium style seating), pools, etc...

Can't wait to go in July!
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:13 PM   #5
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Looks wonderful! So much so that I got a great deal today and cancelled my 1 bedroom suite at Caribe Royale to book a 2 bedroom villa. The resort fee referred to above covers the state of the art fitness area, free movie theatre (stadium style seating), pools, etc...

Can't wait to go in July!

We are currently trying to decide between here and doing a timeshare deal. What rate did you get if you don't mind me asking? The cheapest I was able to find was $103????? Did you get cheaper than that?
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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missed it!

I had $103 online yesterday but didn't book it until today. The rate went up to $109! UGH! Oh well. It's not that much of a difference I guess. I spoke with a reservation agent (who was delightful) and was able to get a bunch of info. They charge a $7 per night resort fee that includes the movie theater, free shuttles to WDW, and a few other things. I asked a few times about construction and she said that there is no construction in the two buildings that have opened which includes the zero entry pool.

Right now I have reservations here and at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village also at $109. I haven't canceled it yet but I have until September to decide. It just seemed like the Lighthouse Resort had more to offer for the same rate (almost).
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:55 PM   #7
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Looks nice!

I'm glad to see this place listed. I've checked out a few websites on it and have checked Trip Advisor but I couldn't find any listing for them there.

I'm very tempted to give them a try and $109 a night for a 2 bedroom is a good price.

From the floor plans, the 2 bedroom units are in the middle of the sides of the buildings.

As people stay here, I do hope that they will post more information about the resort.

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Old 06-15-2007, 07:23 AM   #8
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We are currently trying to decide between here and doing a timeshare deal. What rate did you get if you don't mind me asking? The cheapest I was able to find was $103????? Did you get cheaper than that?
No, I got $109, but I had Caribe Royale booked for the same price and felt I would prefer all of the room that Lighthouse Key had. With the $103 rate, did that include the resort fee of $7.00?

I'll let you know if I find anything lower - I'm still searching!
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Does anyone have a link. I would to check it out.

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Old 06-15-2007, 09:18 AM   #10
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I was able to bring up a 3 b/r for `109.00 for our dates. I booked it but I am still unsure .


[ http://southwest.com/hotfares/great_rates/mco66145.html
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I was able to bring up a 3 b/r for `109.00 for our dates. I booked it but I am still unsure .


[ http://southwest.com/hotfares/great_rates/mco66145.html
I could not find a 3 bedroom. Where did you get the option for a 3 bedrooms and what month are you going? We need a 3 bedroom badly.

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Old 06-15-2007, 01:22 PM   #12
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Another link with floorplans, etc.

http://www.lighthousekeyresortorlando.com
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:30 PM   #13
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There's another Mike Ditka resort called the Runaway Beach Club

http://www.runawaybeachhotel.com/

It got some really good reviews on tripadvisor. The only bad ones were regarding the staff.

I am going to make ressies at one of these two for late August. I just need to wait until next Friday (payday!). They both look nice, it's hard to decide.

Has anyone ever stayed at the Runaway Beach Club?
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:35 AM   #14
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For those of you who do stay at Lighthouse Key -there is a great independent
Italian restaurant called Brunos just opposite which is well worth a visitAlos a diner called JT'S nearby which is good .
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:20 PM   #15
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It's right up the street from us; just popped up along 192 recently. It looks okay, but 192 is not our favorite area. Too noisy & neon!

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