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Old 10-27-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Any way around minimum night stay?

We are thinking about an overnight trip this weekend and want to stay onsite. No rooms come up for just Saturday, but there is availability if I book 2 nights, Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. I called reservations and she said I can't bnook just 1 night.
So has anyone had any luck getting around that? Seems to me they'd rather have 1 night than no nights at all and even though Fri is Halloween, Sat and Sun crowds are predicted to be low.
Should I pull the "can I ask to speak to a supervisor" card or is there really no one who can authorize it?

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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Try the Swan or Dolphin. Everything else has a min 2 day stay
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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Try the Swan or Dolphin. Everything else has a min 2 day stay
S/D are too far - we are just doing Universal.
Do you mean just this weekend is a 2 night min? We've stayed 1 night many times and never run into this problem. I assume it's because it's Halloween...
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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S/D are too far - we are just doing Universal.
Do you mean just this weekend is a 2 night min? We've stayed 1 night many times and never run into this problem. I assume it's because it's Halloween...
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All because it is HHN nights.

I went this month and had a 12 day stay, booked at RPR.

About 7 weeks out, I tried to add a Saturday to start the trip earlier.
Couldn't add it unless the day before was booked too.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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All because it is HHN nights.

I went this month and had a 12 day stay, booked at RPR.

About 7 weeks out, I tried to add a Saturday to start the trip earlier.
Couldn't add it unless the day before was booked too.
Thanks...that's too bad.
Guess we will be staying offsite!
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:57 PM   #6
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I remember reading other posts stating they got around the two night requirement by using hotels.com

it's worth checking!
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:25 AM   #7
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Yes, try some third party sources. I'm not seeing anything on Orbitz.

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I remember reading other posts stating they got around the two night requirement by using hotels.com

it's worth checking!
Friends of ours used Hotels.com to get just NYE at Cabana Bay. RPR was available also for a single night, but not any of the other onsite hotels.
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[COLOR="Purple"]i've had friends that have used the different third parties to book single nights.
i haven't gone that way as i'm at platinum level and need to keep my bookings thru Loews.

i do better off with the benefits for that level.
i don't get my credit stays with the third party vendors.

if i was a newbie with Loews and had no status in the YouFirst program, i would go for it. i've had friends that have used the different third parties to book single nights.
i haven't gone that way as i'm at platinum level and need to keep my bookings thru Loews.

i do better off with the benefits for that level.
i don't get my credit stays with the third party vendors.

if i was a newbie with Loews and had no status in the YouFirst program, i would go for it./COLOR
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i've had friends that have used the different third parties to book single nights. i haven't gone that way as i'm at platinum level and need to keep my bookings thru Loews. i do better off with the benefits for that level. i don't get my credit stays with the third party vendors. if i was a newbie with Loews and had no status in the YouFirst program, i would go for it. i've had friends that have used the different third parties to book single nights. i haven't gone that way as i'm at platinum level and need to keep my bookings thru Loews. i do better off with the benefits for that level. i don't get my credit stays with the third party vendors. if i was a newbie with Loews and had no status in the YouFirst program, i would go for it./COLOR
How many stays a year do you have Mac? I spoke with a rep the other day and still didn't feel I received a clear answer on how the different levels work.
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How many stays a year do you have Mac? I spoke with a rep the other day and still didn't feel I received a clear answer on how the different levels work.
I stay between 10-20 per year.

Here is the page that explains the program. They are all based in a rolling annual cycle from when your status changes. If you reach a new status today you have until next year yesterday to stay the minimum required number of stays to keep that status. If you don't then you are downgraded to the next level.

https://www.loewshotels.com/youfirst...-conditions/en
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just like Bluer posted.

your stays can be at any Loews hotels.
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just like Bluer posted. your stays can be at any Loews hotels.

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