The **New** Swan and Dolphin Resort thread ~ April 2012 ~ Please read post #1

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  1. sarga

    sarga Earning My Ears

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    Ok, I read the first post and skimmed through a lot of other posts, but I haven't found my answer. We are booked at the Dolphin for October. Are Swan/ Dolphin guests able to book ADRs at 180 + 10, or do I need to call every day as each date hits the 180 mark?
     
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  3. RachelTori

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    Sorry, no 180+10 for us Swan/Dolphin guests. :confused3
     
  4. sarga

    sarga Earning My Ears

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    That's what I thought, but I figured I'd ask. Thanks!
     
  5. bakerworld

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    Stayed at Dolphin last week of October 2012 and there was plenty of availability in the restaurants.
     
  6. MiamiMere

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    We are 1 month out for our trip to the Dolphin :hourglass. First time there and we are VERY excited!!!! :cool1:

    Quick question related to the location of the playground to the pool. Can you watch little ones on the playground and also keep an eye on older kids in the pool. Wondering the proximity?

    Also - does the S/D have any night time activities on the beach? Any movie nights at the pool? I thought I read somewhere about smores and movies on the beach but I am not sure if it's at the Dolphin or another resort.

    Thanks!!!
    Meredith
     
  7. SingingMom

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    Not sure about your playground question, but I don't think you can really see both spots from the pool...

    There are movie nights, depending on the season. Ask for a resort activities list at the front desk or concierge. I think sMores on the beach are at the Beach Club.

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  8. MiamiMere

    MiamiMere Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the response! How far away is the Beach Club? Can anyone go over for the smores on the beach or do you have to be staying at the BC?

    Thanks :)
     
  9. disneyred

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    Just to be clear for me , does this mean I can call anywhere in the United States with a different area code for free....?

    How much does the Resort Service Package cost and what does it include?

    Resort Service Package is $17 + tax per day and includes:


    Unlimited domestic long distance and local calls
    Unlimited access to the resorts health club facilities
    In room high-speed Internet access
    2 bottles of water daily ​
     
  10. cgattis

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    My DD's teacher is hoping to stay at S/D for his next trip on my recommendation :). Can someone tell me how he should search for the teacher rate? Thanks!
     
  11. Mark P.

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    Not sure about the smores question, but the BC is not far at all from the Dolphin. From the exit at bottom of the Dolphin's escalators by Blue Zoo, it's a 10 min. or so walk, depending on walking speed. We usually don't set any walking speed records,lol...

    -Mark
     
  12. Mark P.

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    I usually call them direct and ask if the Govt. rate is available. 1-800-227-1500.

    -Mark
     
  13. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    Just got home yesterday from another great week long stay at the Swan. As always, everything was great!!!!
     
  14. Mark P.

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    Glad to hear you had a nice trip, Dan. Just hit the 30 day mark for us. Can't wait!

    -Mark
     
  15. LexiC123

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    It's on the Swan/Dolphin offers page. Here's the link: Teacher Rate
     
  16. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

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    I am so excited to finally get to stay at the Swan in 63 days. I love having parents who work for starwoods hotels so I can get employee rates.
     
  17. mikegood2

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    We will be showing up at the Dolphin a few days after you (Wednesday). :) Have never stayed at the Swan, but we stayed at the Dolphin two years ago. I think you will enjoy it!
     
  18. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

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    We have eaten at the Swan before but not stayed. I have stayed at many a Starwood hotel so I know how awesome it is going to be!!!!

    We have tried to stay many times but they never offered the employee rates when we were going. So happy I was able to plan around what they had open. Now if they would just open up employee rates for our November dates.....

    We usually stay at Pop and we love it, but oh those heavenly beds!!!! Can't wait to get to those heavenly beds. And being able to walk to Epcot and DHS.
     
  19. patty57

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    The location alone may spoil you from ever wanting to go back to Pop. :goodvibes
     
  20. patty57

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    Dan, Glad you had a good vacation. Any good info to share about the food and drink offerings at the F&G booths?
     
  21. SingingMom

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    Great, Dan!! Did you do or see anything different this trip? :-)

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