Mike Ditka's Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa

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  1. Jennifer5691

    Jennifer5691 Earning My Ears

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    Has anyone stayed, or hear anything about, the Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa? I believe it opened earlier this year.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. CoralCayTownhome

    CoralCayTownhome DIS Veteran

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    Hi Jennifer,

    I had never heard of this resort but just had a look at the website and it looks lovely. Still had artist impression pictures of the pool area so difficult to know if it is completely finished yet :confused3
     
  4. disnee4mygirls

    disnee4mygirls Mouseketeer

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    I was actually looking at this place today online. Looks amazing! When I called I got a much higher price quote than by going online. I also see they charge a $7 resort fee. I had emailed them some questions but haven't heard back yet. I haven't been able to find any reviews on it though. But it does look beautiful!
     
  5. Dizzy for Dsny

    Dizzy for Dsny Crazy for my Garden!

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    Looks wonderful! So much so that I got a great deal today and cancelled my 1 bedroom suite at Caribe Royale to book a 2 bedroom villa. The resort fee referred to above covers the state of the art fitness area, free movie theatre (stadium style seating), pools, etc...

    Can't wait to go in July! :cool1:
     
  6. disnee4mygirls

    disnee4mygirls Mouseketeer

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    We are currently trying to decide between here and doing a timeshare deal. What rate did you get if you don't mind me asking? The cheapest I was able to find was $103????? Did you get cheaper than that?
     
  7. Jennifer5691

    Jennifer5691 Earning My Ears

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    I had $103 online yesterday but didn't book it until today. The rate went up to $109! UGH! Oh well. It's not that much of a difference I guess. I spoke with a reservation agent (who was delightful) and was able to get a bunch of info. They charge a $7 per night resort fee that includes the movie theater, free shuttles to WDW, and a few other things. I asked a few times about construction and she said that there is no construction in the two buildings that have opened which includes the zero entry pool.

    Right now I have reservations here and at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village also at $109. I haven't canceled it yet but I have until September to decide. It just seemed like the Lighthouse Resort had more to offer for the same rate (almost).
     
  8. Shykat

    Shykat Earning My Ears

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    I'm glad to see this place listed. I've checked out a few websites on it and have checked Trip Advisor but I couldn't find any listing for them there.

    I'm very tempted to give them a try and $109 a night for a 2 bedroom is a good price.

    From the floor plans, the 2 bedroom units are in the middle of the sides of the buildings.

    As people stay here, I do hope that they will post more information about the resort.

    Thanks,
    Shykat
     
  9. Dizzy for Dsny

    Dizzy for Dsny Crazy for my Garden!

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    No, I got $109, but I had Caribe Royale booked for the same price and felt I would prefer all of the room that Lighthouse Key had. With the $103 rate, did that include the resort fee of $7.00?

    I'll let you know if I find anything lower - I'm still searching!
     
  10. Olivia'sMom

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    Does anyone have a link. I would to check it out.

    Thanks!
     
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    MOMTOMOOTOO <font color=blue>The people in Shop Rite would not

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  12. Olivia'sMom

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    I could not find a 3 bedroom. Where did you get the option for a 3 bedrooms and what month are you going? We need a 3 bedroom badly.

    Thanks.
     
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  14. tripletots

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    There's another Mike Ditka resort called the Runaway Beach Club

    http://www.runawaybeachhotel.com/

    It got some really good reviews on tripadvisor. The only bad ones were regarding the staff.

    I am going to make ressies at one of these two for late August. I just need to wait until next Friday (payday!). They both look nice, it's hard to decide.

    Has anyone ever stayed at the Runaway Beach Club?
     
  15. JANNYANS

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    For those of you who do stay at Lighthouse Key -there is a great independent
    Italian restaurant called Brunos just opposite which is well worth a visitAlos a diner called JT'S nearby which is good .
     
  16. hmp2z

    hmp2z Disney Bride, Mom to Molly, Moose, and Hannah (all

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    It's right up the street from us; just popped up along 192 recently. It looks okay, but 192 is not our favorite area. Too noisy & neon!

    Cheers!
    Heather W
     
  17. Sheripie0424

    Sheripie0424 Earning My Ears

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    Hi guys new to the site last week Hotwire's Travel Ticker offered a special rate of $99.00 per nt. for the 2bdrm. not including the $7.00 per nt. resort fee plus 12.5% tax. The 2bdrm 's second bdrm. has 2 twin beds in it and because their will be 4 adults on this trip I inquired about a 3bdrm. which was available for $139.00 per nt. I was originally going to stay a the Marriott Grande Vista Resort for 199.00 for 5 days 4nts. but change my mind because I am just not in the mood to be bothered with the timeshare stuff and from what it looks and sounds like so far I'm still going to get the luxury I initally was going for.:cheer2:
     
  18. Mono~rail

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    My DH was able to pull a four bedroom (2000+sf) for may 2008 thru II. He called and they said that both pools, movie theatre, recreation room and everything else you need are in operation. There are 2 buildings complete.

    Note this is a fractional ownership resort (similar to a timeshare) so I bet there will be some sales pitch just like most other Orlando resorts.
     
  19. Sheripie0424

    Sheripie0424 Earning My Ears

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    Hey there Olivia's Mom:

    Please Check Hotwire.com for their Travel Ticker link and then look for hotel deals in Orlando. The resort just posted a few days ago a deal there for $109.00 for the 2bdrm. and for $18.00 more per nt. upgrade to the 3bdrm. The deal is good to book until July the 11th 11:59pm if available. I'm there the week of July 9th :)

    Good Luck
     
  20. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

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    I thought advertising your own rental or company wasn't allowed on the Dis? :confused3

    Anne
     
  21. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

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    I agree with Heather. It's a very busy stretch of road through there, and surrounded by tacky t-shirt places and cheap-o buffet restaurants.

    Anne
     

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