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Old 02-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #1936
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I don't know that answer, but I'm staying at the Dolphin in May and would love to swim at SAB. If you're travelling in May, let's switch keys.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #1937
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I am staying at BCV and would love to be able to train at the Dolphin lap pool during my stay. Is there any type of facilities pass I might be able to purchase? The Dolphin has the only lap pool on Disney property, it would be great to be able to take advantage of it as we are staying so close...

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I have never heard of any, but seriously doubt that type of pass exists.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:13 AM   #1938
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Call the Dolphin front desk and ask. I haven't tried it here, but I know of lots of hotels that offer day passes for their gyms. If you are a Starwood member, definitely mention that.
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On our last Swan stay we had great wifi, except it disconnected between sessions. So you had to reconnecting when next using.

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The only place I have ever been asked to show my room key is at the towel stand to get a towel. In all my stays I have never seen the lap pool with more than a few people in it. Just sayin.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #1941
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I would think you could do laps in the quiet pool at the BC.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:20 PM   #1942
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I don't know that answer, but I'm staying at the Dolphin in May and would love to swim at SAB. If you're travelling in May, let's switch keys.
Lol thanks Patty57 but we are going in Sept
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Call the Dolphin front desk and ask. I haven't tried it here, but I know of lots of hotels that offer day passes for their gyms. If you are a Starwood member, definitely mention that.
Thanks Annie78....I will check it out...we are Starwood members so perhaps that will help!

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The only place I have ever been asked to show my room key is at the towel stand to get a towel. In all my stays I have never seen the lap pool with more than a few people in it. Just sayin.
Thanks Bjakmom...I think the idea of being where someone thinks I shouldn't be makes me way too anxious! Agree can't imagine the lap pools would be at capacity
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I would think you could do laps in the quiet pool at the BC.
Will check it out. We could at OKW quiet pool but wasn't sure if BC had same type of smaller pool. I know at our usual resort, VWL, there was no way you could really swim any kind of lap-like swimming in the DVC pool
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What brand of toiletries does the Swan have? In packing, I always struggle with bringing my own vs. using what is there.
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Call the Dolphin front desk and ask. I haven't tried it here, but I know of lots of hotels that offer day passes for their gyms. If you are a Starwood member, definitely mention that.
We are just back from the Dolphin. As you enter the fitness center there is a sign up with rates. I think it was $8/day and then maybe a weekly rate. I did not pay it too much attention, but it was clear that there was some kind of opportunity for nonguest to pay to use the fitness center. I bet you can work something out!
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:11 AM   #1948
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Just booked the swan for two nights in Starwood points. I opted to spend an extra 1,000 points per night for the deluxe resort view room with balcony. Is that a worthwhile choice to upgrade our view with points? Are there crappy deluxe room views?

Also, what instant upgrades are available at the swan using Starwood points??


Final questions: where to have quick service breakfast inside the swan and what are prices like? Ever use the pantry service? Is the dolphin a better choice because it has more dining options?
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Just booked the swan for two nights in Starwood points.
Looks like you ultimately decided on the Swan after some debate about other resorts. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.
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Just booked the swan for two nights in Starwood points. I opted to spend an extra 1,000 points per night for the deluxe resort view room with balcony. Is that a worthwhile choice to upgrade our view with points? Are there crappy deluxe room views?

Also, what instant upgrades are available at the swan using Starwood points??

Final questions: where to have quick service breakfast inside the swan and what are prices like? Ever use the pantry service? Is the dolphin a better choice because it has more dining options?
I think there are limited upgrade options using points, but you can always check. Regarding breakfast, both swan and dolphin have very basic a la carte coffee/pastry options in lobby areas, but for counter service, i believe only at dolphin (picabu), and dolphin also has the breakfast buffet. The two hotels are pretty close (less than 5 min walk), so not a huge incovenience, but i recognize minutes can add up
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