Dolphin price HIGHER than Swan?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by goofyfordisney, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. goofyfordisney

    goofyfordisney DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2001
    I just clicked on the DU icon for pricing for the Swan and Dolphin...

    The Dolphin for my dates (4/15-4/18) came up $227.46 per night(Entertainment Rate/incl. taxes) and the Swan price was $197.91 (Entertainment Rate/incl. taxes)!:confused: Both were standard rooms. I thought that the Dolphin was usually less than the Swan? We actually would prefer the Heavenly beds (queen) at the Swan any way.

    I went ahead and booked the Swan because I'm getting alittle worried that I won't be getting a better rate any time soon--let alone a room during Easter week! I can always cancel and re-book if some great codes come out.

    Do you think that this is the best we will be able to do during Easter week staying on-site? I would really like to try another WDW resort (we have stayed at AKL and BC) but, I just can't justify paying over $250. per night! We really aren't in our room or at the resort much anyway!

    I think the price that I got for the Swan is about what I would pay for a value or moderate during peak season. :eek:

    Staying off-site (or a DTD area) is starting to appeal more and more to me!

    What do you think?

    P.S. We are taking the 4 night Wonder cruise 4/11-4/15 so we are trying to keep within a budget! That's pretty funny, huh?:rolleyes:
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  3. NancyIL

    NancyIL DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    It never hurts to keep checking rates, and if you find a better rate at another deluxe WDW hotel (I doubt that you will during Easter week) - then you can change your reservation. I love the Swan, and you got a great rate! You'll be there at a very busy time, so the convenience of being onsite will be worth the extra expense - believe me!
  4. jmcross

    jmcross One way to get tagged is to have a tag sale :)

    Apr 6, 2003
    Maybe they're figuring that the renovations at the Dolphin will be completed by the Easter timeframe. The rumor was that the rates at the Dolphin would rise once these renovations were finished.

    I'm going during President's week. You can't beat those great teacher rates!
  5. luvdisney14

    luvdisney14 Mother of 3 Great Boys

    Jul 17, 2002

    Are you staying at the swan/dolphin with teacher's rate president's week. How much?
  6. jmcross

    jmcross One way to get tagged is to have a tag sale :)

    Apr 6, 2003

    I got a price quote for the Swan over the phone of $169 for regular room and $214 for the Club Level using the teacher discount for that week. I am staying Club Level.

    The Dolphin was slightly less. I think $10 a night but I didn't want to chance getting a room that was not renovated.

    A lot of people complain about the CL but I have never stayed concierge anywhere and I am so excited! The rate at CL is half of what AKL wants for a basic savannah room for the same week.


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