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Old 08-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #1141
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Online is always the best place for star woods members to get the best deals. Login and see what's available. I'm platinum and they give the same deals to my dh who is gold and the discounts are way better than the other deals ive found. If you areuncomfortable with online, call spg direct, they should be able to assist you in the same way.

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I haven't ever stayed at the dolphin, but I love the swan. I checked online and the discount I could get isn't that great-- 269/night. I am going to call as well and see if there is something that might be available that I am missing. I am hoping so at least- or that some of these other discounts will carry over into next year.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #1142
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Hello from the 7th floor of the Dolphin! Weather was very rainy this morning, but stopped 3 or 4 hours ago. Not a pretty weather day, by any means, but it's a great day to be at the parks!

The hotel is full - there's a convention here till Wednesday. They're tied up in meetings all day, but the lobby is hopping around 5pm!!

My room is very clean, in good shape and no mustiness or dust!
Well, that is a lot to be thankful for! Have a great day!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #1143
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Hello from the 7th floor of the Dolphin! Weather was very rainy this morning, but stopped 3 or 4 hours ago. Not a pretty weather day, by any means, but it's a great day to be at the parks!

The hotel is full - there's a convention here till Wednesday. They're tied up in meetings all day, but the lobby is hopping around 5pm!!

My room is very clean, in good shape and no mustiness or dust!
Sounds good to me, RT, enjoy!!
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #1144
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I'm debating on staying at Dolphin for 4 nights in November as it is approx 500 cheaper than BWI... Can someone tell me if there is the free service to move your luggage from BWI to Dolphin? Also, I could only book a traditional room with a king size bed (no other availability for king)... Which rooms should I request?

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Do the refrigerators have a small freezer area, or is it just a refrigerator?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #1147
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Refrigerator only
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We are coming in early on a Saturday morning. What is the chances of the Swan having our room ready? Would it be better for us to just go straight to the park? Or can we check in and get our room assigned but wait for it to be ready?
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We are coming in early on a Saturday morning. What is the chances of the Swan having our room ready? Would it be better for us to just go straight to the park? Or can we check in and get our room assigned but wait for it to be ready?
I would check in first! When I checked in to the Dolphin Monday to a very full resort (I'm still here - the convention is leaving today), I arrived around 9am and they had a room ready for me.

I check in when I arrive on property and am always prepared to hear the "room isn't ready", but more often than not, it is!
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We are coming in early on a Saturday morning. What is the chances of the Swan having our room ready? Would it be better for us to just go straight to the park? Or can we check in and get our room assigned but wait for it to be ready?
Hey, I see that we arrive on the same day!

Not that anything is a given, but we've arrived at the Dolphin (2009) and Swan (2010 and 2011) around 11am, and our room has always been ready.

Even if it's not, though, you can certainly leave your bags with Bell Services and have them call/text you when it's ready.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #1151
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We are coming in early on a Saturday morning. What is the chances of the Swan having our room ready? Would it be better for us to just go straight to the park? Or can we check in and get our room assigned but wait for it to be ready?
Absolutely check in first! :-). I think only once our room wasn't ready, and we always take the first flight so we are in early! Have fun!

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hi guys!

Well, I have a BIG problem with the current condition of the swan-dolphin grotto pool. In 1 word GROSS! I am here now Aug 28-Sept 4.

Anyway here's a link to a thread I started on the resorts board all about it : very interesting what my husband & I found out...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post45988370
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #1153
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Well, I have a BIG problem with the current condition of the swan-dolphin grotto pool. In 1 word GROSS! I am here now Aug 28-Sept 4.

Anyway here's a link to a thread I started on the resorts board all about it : very interesting what my husband & I found out...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post45988370
Does anyone else concur? If this is the case, that's HORRIBLE! It's not at all the condition of the pools when we went last summer...we LOVED the grotto pool.

I would be on the phone with Starwood corporate complaining right now! You'd best get those wristbands to the Beach/Yacht Club pools soon.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #1154
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I was there July 30-August 4 and went to the pool every afternoon and it was fine - crystal clear. I was at the Swan last summer too and no problem with the pool then. As a matter fact, in all my previous stays the pool has been fine.

This seems to be so unlike the S/D. Let's hope they address it quickly. Not good for their reputation.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #1155
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Well, I have a BIG problem with the current condition of the swan-dolphin grotto pool. In 1 word GROSS! I am here now Aug 28-Sept 4.

Anyway here's a link to a thread I started on the resorts board all about it : very interesting what my husband & I found out...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post45988370
So I read your other thread...Gross! Question- when is the grotto pool supposed to close for refurb? We are going to be there Sept 20-22. I wonder if they will let us pool hop to the Boardwalk or to Stormalong Bay? Anyone know?
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