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Old 07-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #2566
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:36 AM   #2567
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The Swan and Dolphin are Starwood Starpicks today -- you need to book by this Friday for travel through 9/11/13. I clicked on some random date in September just to see the rate and it was $129 at the Dolphin. I'm not traveling during this time, but just FYI in case anyone is and could use this rate.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #2568
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There are no black out dates to stay on points, right? A long as they have room available you can stay on points?
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:46 AM   #2569
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There are no black out dates to stay on points, right? A long as they have room available you can stay on points?
That is generally true, but some room types may be blocked from point redemption I believe.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:16 AM   #2570
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I'm not the OP to this but I just wanted to say Thanks Cindy for the info about Tiffany Towncar. They are exactly what we were looking for. We plan to use them in October and December since we are staying at the Swan both times. They should really be giving you a referral fee, I might not have found them otherwise
Aww, thanks! But truly the credit goes to all the Disboards peeps without whom I would not have found the info. I am just happy to pay it forward. I have had two awesome Disney vacations thanks to all the info I have been able to find here. Thank you Disboards!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:00 PM   #2571
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Is there a direct number to the Swan to call? When we do our split stay I think I want to request early check in. Would be be possible to call the night before and ask if they think they will have a room available early? If the answer is no we will take our time going over there. But if the answer is yes we want to get over as soon as possible so we can enjoy our day.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #2572
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:42 AM   #2573
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What are the odds of the rate going down for the first week of December (I guess historically, what's been the best rate you've received). I have a resort view room at the Swan booked for 11/30 - 12/6 w/AAA resort credit for $233/night. Just curious if I may see better than that. I also have a room booked at POFQ for slightly less. Trying to decide which one to keep.
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What are the odds of the rate going down for the first week of December (I guess historically, what's been the best rate you've received). I have a resort view room at the Swan booked for 11/30 - 12/6 w/AAA resort credit for $233/night. Just curious if I may see better than that. I also have a room booked at POFQ for slightly less. Trying to decide which one to keep.
You could call and ask them. They were very helpful when I called to find out what the teacher rates had been during a few different weeks last year for comparison.
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What time do the buses start picking up at the Swan/Dolphin for MK on normal opening of 9am? We are booking a tour at MK and are wondering if we just need to take a taxi.

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First buses, in all of WDW, start running at 6:30, for the early morning meals. Buses will come by some time soon after that time.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #2577
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First buses, in all of WDW, start running at 6:30, for the early morning meals. Buses will come by some time soon after that time.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #2578
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How early can you check in? 6am? If you check in early does that put you further up in the que to get a room quicker? Meaning, if we check in at 7am do we have a better shot at getting at room at 11am than a person who checks in at 10am (w the same room type)?
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How early can you check in? 6am? If you check in early does that put you further up in the que to get a room quicker? Meaning, if we check in at 7am do we have a better shot at getting at room at 11am than a person who checks in at 10am (w the same room type)?
I would call the hotel and ask what's the earliest you may check in.

As far as room availability goes, there's no guarantee of how early a room will be available for you. I personally have checked in as early as 8 or 9am or so because I was hopping from the other property (changing from Swan to Dolphin or vice-versa). When it's that early, I anticipate my room not being ready and have my bags packed to be stored with bell services. However, there have been occasions in which I've been pleasantly surprised to find a room is ready for me.

I find that they tend to pre-assign rooms, though, so I would guess that your best bet for an earlier availability on the room would be to have it noted on your reservation that you'll be arriving early. I would think that would give you the best shot of being assigned a room that may not be waiting for a prior guest to vacate it when you check in.
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I would call the hotel and ask what's the earliest you may check in.

As far as room availability goes, there's no guarantee of how early a room will be available for you. I personally have checked in as early as 8 or 9am or so because I was hopping from the other property (changing from Swan to Dolphin or vice-versa). When it's that early, I anticipate my room not being ready and have my bags packed to be stored with bell services. However, there have been occasions in which I've been pleasantly surprised to find a room is ready for me.

I find that they tend to pre-assign rooms, though, so I would guess that your best bet for an earlier availability on the room would be to have it noted on your reservation that you'll be arriving early. I would think that would give you the best shot of being assigned a room that may not be waiting for a prior guest to vacate it when you check in.
Thanks, that makes sense. I will call and put the request on the reservation. Is there a direct number to the Swan by chance? I want to put it in my folder.
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