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Old 08-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #2296
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Thank you so much for the info!

One more question for ya...can we still do online check-in 60 days out?
We always do online check-in. We are always met at our car when we pull up by someone that has our packet and room keys and then escorted to the room. Even when we check in before 11am our room has been ready. You can also make room requests with online check in.

I highly recommend it. It really speeds up the process.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #2297
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I keep changing my mind on which Deluxe resort I should get a CL room at. It's just me and my GF, which this will be her first time at and we're both in our 20's. Only need a king bed room. Which Deluxe resort would be best for us? Any suggestions would be great!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #2298
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I keep changing my mind on which Deluxe resort I should get a CL room at. It's just me and my GF, which this will be her first time at and we're both in our 20's. Only need a king bed room. Which Deluxe resort would be best for us? Any suggestions would be great!
I can't think of a deluxe resort where you could be promised a king bed on a CL floor. In fact, I can't think of a deluxe resort where you can be promised a king bed at all. If you wanted that you'd have to go moderate, where I believe you can pay for a promised king room.

What else interests you? From there, we could give you suggestions.

Is price a priority? WL and AKL
Are you swimmers? YC/BC
Is convenience as far as transportation important to you? GF, Poly, CR, BWI, YC, BC
Is money no object? GF
Do you want to gaze at Cinderella's castle? GF, CR, Poly

Besides a king bed, (which by the way, you can always request, but there are no guarantees, what's important to you?
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #2299
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I keep changing my mind on which Deluxe resort I should get a CL room at. It's just me and my GF, which this will be her first time at and we're both in our 20's. Only need a king bed room. Which Deluxe resort would be best for us? Any suggestions would be great!
Can you do a CL suite? I think poly has king beds in their CL suites... Someone correct me if I'm wrong please
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:46 PM   #2300
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I keep changing my mind on which Deluxe resort I should get a CL room at. It's just me and my GF, which this will be her first time at and we're both in our 20's. Only need a king bed room. Which Deluxe resort would be best for us? Any suggestions would be great!
Not sure if its out of the price range, but BWI has those beautiful garden cottages (which look like Honeymoon Suites)-They have a lower floor with a couch, 1/2 bath, and you walk upstairs and there's a King Bed up there. It's really beautiful. Also, there's a jacuzzi tub for 2.. It's a bit pricey, but gorgeous!!
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I keep changing my mind on which Deluxe resort I should get a CL room at. It's just me and my GF, which this will be her first time at and we're both in our 20's. Only need a king bed room. Which Deluxe resort would be best for us? Any suggestions would be great!
FYI poly is going under a soft goods refurb. They added kings to many of the longhouses but NOT to CL building Hawaii. I was there in April and May and had requested it. Tikiman's also lists as no kings too. Also the princess suite is 2 queens with a q sleeper so that would not work either.

CR and GF have them and I would request by email listed on first page of this thread and I would call res. and have them add it to their notes too.

GF does have the honeymoon rooms in the main building but are very pricey.

I haven't stayed at the other Cl's yet.
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I keep changing my mind on which Deluxe resort I should get a CL room at. It's just me and my GF, which this will be her first time at and we're both in our 20's. Only need a king bed room. Which Deluxe resort would be best for us? Any suggestions would be great!
You don't say which club levels you're looking at, but you can book a main building Deluxe King room at the GF. It's a little pricey, but RPC is amazing and if you want a guaranteed king, it's just a little more than a standard room in RPC. You could book standard and request a king, but it wouldn't be guaranteed. Good luck.
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We always do online check-in. We are always met at our car when we pull up by someone that has our packet and room keys and then escorted to the room. Even when we check in before 11am our room has been ready. You can also make room requests with online check in.

I highly recommend it. It really speeds up the process.
I've never done online check in at WDW and that is the exact same experience we have. Depending on the resort, some of them have the paperwork at the concierge desk (BWI, YC) I really don't think it matters in CL. Of course, things are changing all the time...I can't keep up.

IPO has never emailed me first. We've stayed CL at GF, Poly, YC, BWI, and AKL. Many years ago we got snail mail forms from the GF, but that is the last time they contacted me first. I only got one pin code and that was years ago too.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #2304
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Just thought I would share some of my thoughts on the BWI CL from last week.

During check in I asked if any requests were met and they weren't. I didn't have my hopes up for BW view since there so few of those rooms but I thought we would get a nice view and away from lounge. Nope we got tree view and around the corner from lounge. Went down to the Concierge desk and Kyleigh who was very nice and helpful got us a great room with a view of the quiet pool and further down the hall from the lounge. Very easy access to the pool. Loved it.

The food in the lounge at breakfast was good and the oatmeal was my favorite. It was annoying that the Nescafe machine was broken because I had to keep asking for hot water to make my tea. The CM's were always very nice but I hated to ask all the time so I just drank water most mornings. The evening apps were a different story. We were a little disappointed in the offerings. There were many, many repeats over the week. Sometimes having the same app 4 times in a week. Desserts were good when we were there to try them.

Housekeeping was ok. Most days the room was cleaned when we returned in the early afternoon. Twice it was not even touched. Our last full day I had to track down the housekeeper in the hallway just to get some clean towels. Never received turndown. Twice when we were in the room at 5PM there was a knock on the door for turndown, but we were getting ready so didn't want someone to come in and turndown the room. But the other nights when we weren't in the room no one came in to do the turndown. Not sure what happened on those days.

Finally the CM's. Everyone I came in contact with were very nice and friendly. Scott, Mary, Joe, Kyleigh, Pete, and Judy (there were others but I can't remember their names right now) were awesome. They are truly a great group of people. They made our stay very enjoyable.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:25 PM   #2305
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Just thought I would share some of my thoughts on the BWI CL from last week.

During check in I asked if any requests were met and they weren't. I didn't have my hopes up for BW view since there so few of those rooms but I thought we would get a nice view and away from lounge. Nope we got tree view and around the corner from lounge. Went down to the Concierge desk and Kyleigh who was very nice and helpful got us a great room with a view of the quiet pool and further down the hall from the lounge. Very easy access to the pool. Loved it.

The food in the lounge at breakfast was good and the oatmeal was my favorite. It was annoying that the Nescafe machine was broken because I had to keep asking for hot water to make my tea. The CM's were always very nice but I hated to ask all the time so I just drank water most mornings. The evening apps were a different story. We were a little disappointed in the offerings. There were many, many repeats over the week. Sometimes having the same app 4 times in a week. Desserts were good when we were there to try them.

Housekeeping was ok. Most days the room was cleaned when we returned in the early afternoon. Twice it was not even touched. Our last full day I had to track down the housekeeper in the hallway just to get some clean towels. Never received turndown. Twice when we were in the room at 5PM there was a knock on the door for turndown, but we were getting ready so didn't want someone to come in and turndown the room. But the other nights when we weren't in the room no one came in to do the turndown. Not sure what happened on those days.

Finally the CM's. Everyone I came in contact with were very nice and friendly. Scott, Mary, Joe, Kyleigh, Pete, and Judy (there were others but I can't remember their names right now) were awesome. They are truly a great group of people. They made our stay very enjoyable.
Thanks for sharing your experience at BWI CL. We've never stayed at the BWI, but it's on my list of club levels to try .
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Just thought I would share some of my thoughts on the BWI CL from last week.

During check in I asked if any requests were met and they weren't. I didn't have my hopes up for BW view since there so few of those rooms but I thought we would get a nice view and away from lounge. Nope we got tree view and around the corner from lounge. Went down to the Concierge desk and Kyleigh who was very nice and helpful got us a great room with a view of the quiet pool and further down the hall from the lounge. Very easy access to the pool. Loved it.

The food in the lounge at breakfast was good and the oatmeal was my favorite. It was annoying that the Nescafe machine was broken because I had to keep asking for hot water to make my tea. The CM's were always very nice but I hated to ask all the time so I just drank water most mornings. The evening apps were a different story. We were a little disappointed in the offerings. There were many, many repeats over the week. Sometimes having the same app 4 times in a week. Desserts were good when we were there to try them.

Housekeeping was ok. Most days the room was cleaned when we returned in the early afternoon. Twice it was not even touched. Our last full day I had to track down the housekeeper in the hallway just to get some clean towels. Never received turndown. Twice when we were in the room at 5PM there was a knock on the door for turndown, but we were getting ready so didn't want someone to come in and turndown the room. But the other nights when we weren't in the room no one came in to do the turndown. Not sure what happened on those days.

Finally the CM's. Everyone I came in contact with were very nice and friendly. Scott, Mary, Joe, Kyleigh, Pete, and Judy (there were others but I can't remember their names right now) were awesome. They are truly a great group of people. They made our stay very enjoyable.
Thanks for shareing your CL Expierence. I am reading everything I can find as this Nov will be our first CL stay at BWI.

I think Disney must have cut back on Mousekeeping employees Since both in March and Nov/Dec when we stayed at BWI last year there were days they did not come by until we were back in the room in the afternoon.
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You're welcome mickeynut1 and sjs314.

It is a great resort. Enjoy your stay in Nov.
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Just thought I would share some of my thoughts on the BWI CL from last week.

During check in I asked if any requests were met and they weren't. I didn't have my hopes up for BW view since there so few of those rooms but I thought we would get a nice view and away from lounge. Nope we got tree view and around the corner from lounge. Went down to the Concierge desk and Kyleigh who was very nice and helpful got us a great room with a view of the quiet pool and further down the hall from the lounge. Very easy access to the pool. Loved it.

The food in the lounge at breakfast was good and the oatmeal was my favorite. It was annoying that the Nescafe machine was broken because I had to keep asking for hot water to make my tea. The CM's were always very nice but I hated to ask all the time so I just drank water most mornings. The evening apps were a different story. We were a little disappointed in the offerings. There were many, many repeats over the week. Sometimes having the same app 4 times in a week. Desserts were good when we were there to try them.

Housekeeping was ok. Most days the room was cleaned when we returned in the early afternoon. Twice it was not even touched. Our last full day I had to track down the housekeeper in the hallway just to get some clean towels. Never received turndown. Twice when we were in the room at 5PM there was a knock on the door for turndown, but we were getting ready so didn't want someone to come in and turndown the room. But the other nights when we weren't in the room no one came in to do the turndown. Not sure what happened on those days.

Finally the CM's. Everyone I came in contact with were very nice and friendly. Scott, Mary, Joe, Kyleigh, Pete, and Judy (there were others but I can't remember their names right now) were awesome. They are truly a great group of people. They made our stay very enjoyable.
I'm sorry this seems to be a less-than-perfect experience for you. We have had two perfect stays there. This doesn't sound right. I would be sure to note your concerns when the survey comes out. At this point in time that's the only way to make Disney listen to us. Staying club level is very expensive and you at least deserve housekeeping every day, not to mention the turndown service you are paying for.

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Have the Nescafé machines been removed from the lounges yet?
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Have the Nescafé machines been removed from the lounges yet?
I saw Poly CL pics from last week & sadly not at the Poly they haven't..

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