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Old 01-04-2014, 04:40 PM   #3256
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You still pay the resort fee. You will have a $50 credit to spend at the resort...food, spa, etc.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:50 PM   #3257
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You still pay the resort fee. You will have a $50 credit to spend at the resort...food, spa, etc.

Ok, I see. Thanks for the quick reply. So if I book two rooms at that rate I would get $100 to spend at hotel. Can that be used at any of the restaurants or pool bar?

Why would someone not choose that if it was available over the regular AAA discount since the rate is the same?
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:33 PM   #3258
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I'm not sure of details like that. Best would be to call reservations. 888-828-8850
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Is there a teacher discount still offered at Swan/Dolphin resorts? If so, does anyone know how much it is?
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #3260
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Is there a teacher discount still offered at Swan/Dolphin resorts? If so, does anyone know how much it is?
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:57 PM   #3262
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Have you considered one of the Dolphin suites since you need two rooms? We had a grand suite which included 2 bedrooms, a living room with sleeper, a huge dining table, a wet bar area, and a third bathroom for the price per night of one water view room at the Beach Club! We had a teacher rate
Oooo...this is a cool idea. I was also looking at two rooms to afford my teenage son and his BFF a little privacy. Do you think the suite would give both parents and teens enough privacy? Is it cheaper than two rooms? I'm a teacher too... is it a good discount? (Sorry to pepper you with questions!)
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Following up to the PP's questions...how do those deluxe rooms work on Starwoods Rewards points? I will shortly have enough points for redeeming 4 nights worth to get the 5th free. Can I pay the difference between a standard room and the deluxe room? It would be so great to bring extended family.
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Oooo...this is a cool idea. I was also looking at two rooms to afford my teenage son and his BFF a little privacy. Do you think the suite would give both parents and teens enough privacy? Is it cheaper than two rooms? I'm a teacher too... is it a good discount? (Sorry to pepper you with questions!)
No problem!! What they did was give us a one bedroom suite with the teacher rate and then added the second bedroom with the Stay Connected rate. It came out to be about $600 per night with taxes and fees. I would say it offered a LOT of privacy because the bedrooms were on opposite sides of the suite and it was so nice to have the big living/dining/wet bar area and third bathroom. It's not cheaper than 2 standard rooms with the teacher rate, but the space you get is really equal to more than 3 rooms!! We loved it!!
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Ok, I see. Thanks for the quick reply. So if I book two rooms at that rate I would get $100 to spend at hotel. Can that be used at any of the restaurants or pool bar?

Why would someone not choose that if it was available over the regular AAA discount since the rate is the same?
I've booked the AAA rate before with the $50 resort credit. In practice, it appeared simply as a credit towards my total room folio so yes, it effectively offsets charges from any of the restaurants or bars.

As for your second question... because they don't know it's an option?
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #3266
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I've booked the AAA rate before with the $50 resort credit. In practice, it appeared simply as a credit towards my total room folio so yes, it effectively offsets charges from any of the restaurants or bars.

As for your second question... because they don't know it's an option?
Thanks. I think I'll book that and we didn't have a dinner planned for our arrival day yet so we will pick a spot at S/D to eat before heading out for the evening at emh Studios to take advantage of that credit.
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The deluxe alcove rooms at the Swan have a king bed and a sofa bed. While they are spacious, I'd much rather sleep on a Heavenly Bed than a sofa bed!
True, our then 10 year olds put the mattress on the floor and slept quite well. My sister-in-law slept on the roll away and it was a heavenly bed, very comfortable.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:02 PM   #3268
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Following up to the PP's questions...how do those deluxe rooms work on Starwoods Rewards points? I will shortly have enough points for redeeming 4 nights worth to get the 5th free. Can I pay the difference between a standard room and the deluxe room? It would be so great to bring extended family.
There is a slight difference in points ( I think it's 11,500 points per night for the deluxe alcove/family room versus 10,000 points per night for a standard room). You have to call SPG to book it directly. We've never been able to do it through the website. I'm not sure if you can do points and cash, but I seem to remember us booking it that way when we went in 2010 and then changed the reservation to points only as we accumulated more points.
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Just want to give a quick shout out to the wonderful customer service at the Dolphin! JetBlue canceled our flight for tomorrow morning. So disappointed - as we had to cancel Afternoon Tea at the GF and the Wishes Dessert Party, too. The first flight they can put us on isnt until THURSDAY afternoon.

In the midst of the frustration of trying to find flights, etc, change driver pickups, kennel, and mail, I called the Dolphin reservations to see if we could possibly change our arrival and departure dates. Was greeted with the utmost politeness & professionalism, as usual. Not a problem - everything set! They will be waiting for us on Thursday and we can stay the original amount of nights. No worries..

Now... if only I can find a cancelation opening for that Wishes Dessert Party one night... LOL If not, guess that means we must return, yet again.

thanks for the prompt solution to my dilemma today, dear Dolphin Reservations!!
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Just want to give a quick shout out to the wonderful customer service at the Dolphin! JetBlue canceled our flight for tomorrow morning. So disappointed - as we had to cancel Afternoon Tea at the GF and the Wishes Dessert Party, too. The first flight they can put us on isnt until THURSDAY afternoon.

In the midst of the frustration of trying to find flights, etc, change driver pickups, kennel, and mail, I called the Dolphin reservations to see if we could possibly change our arrival and departure dates. Was greeted with the utmost politeness & professionalism, as usual. Not a problem - everything set! They will be waiting for us on Thursday and we can stay the original amount of nights. No worries..

Now... if only I can find a cancelation opening for that Wishes Dessert Party one night... LOL If not, guess that means we must return, yet again.

thanks for the prompt solution to my dilemma today, dear Dolphin Reservations!!
I'm sorry you won't be able to fly to Orlando until Thursday, but at least the weather will be considerably warmer than it would've been today and tomorrow! That's great that the Dolphin was so accommodating.
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