Where to stay???

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  1. ats52001

    ats52001 Earning My Ears

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    I am thinking about booking a trip for my wife and I for our anniverasy in November. This will be our first trip with out the kids. I am not sure where to stay. Whe have stayed offsite the last few trips and would like to stay onsite for this trip. I need some recomendations where to stay and why.

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
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  3. Pakey

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    My favorite adult only vacation resort is BWI. I like the location and the close proximity to Epcot. Between the World Showcase and the 5 Epcot resorts, there is a large variety of dining and evening entertainment. I'm especially fond of the bluezoo lounge at the Dolphin.
     
  4. Kae

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    We liked WL for our 10th, for our 20th we did CSR. If I had to choose for our next one it would be Beach Club, Boardwalk, WL or POFQ. In that order.

    Kae
     
  5. Scout54

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    We've yet to sneak off without kids, but I would love to go & stay at POFQ! It is such a beautiful resort & the New Orleans vibe is super romantic to me. The boats to DD & the smaller size of this resort are also a big bonus!

    No matter where you stay, you'll have a fabulous trip! Happy planning!
     
  6. owl0306

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    If you can do it Grand FLoridian all the way for a couples only trip! Beautiful grounds great restaurants.
     
  7. mickeynut1

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    My choice would be the Poly. The tropical atmosphere is beautiful, the beach is great for relaxing in a hammock watching the fireworks, and it's romantic walking around at night under the lit tiki torches. The Poly is also convenient to a variety of TS options for romantic dinners.
     
  8. jude&jonah

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    Knowing your budget would def help!!
     
  9. RyMacJ

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    If you want Deluxe, my personal preference would be Poly.

    Moderate, definitely POFQ.

    You probably do not want a value for a romantic vacation!
     
  10. rcraw45425

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    If Food and Wine is still going on I'd recommend an EPCOT resort or the Poly for convenience. My husband and I did an adults only trip last October and stayed at the Contemporary, theme park view. We loved it, always love the CR, but it was still ridiculously hot, heat index was 105 most days and the crowds were ridiculous. We actually never even hopped it was so packed. November is a great time but busy. If late November and you want to do the Christmas Party, I'd recommend either Wilderness Lodge or a monorail resort. We also love the EPCOT resorts though, so I'd go one of those routes.
     
  11. Caseheidi

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    I also would say POFQ. It is a smaller resort, and just romantic to walk around. Also fun for the boat ride to DTD as well as a possible horse & carriage ride. I also like the Moderate price! :) I also enjoy being away from the crowds.

    My second choice would be any of the Epcot resorts. Especially if you are there during the Food & Wine festival(being November-if early in month). Just the convince to two great parks, as well as the Boardwalk. My DH and I have had lots of romantic hours strolling around the lake, riding a Surrey built for two, or just enjoying the area while we sat on a bench and people watched. There is more good spots to eat then you could possibly hope for, and enough to keep you busy is you never want to hop on a bus.
     
  12. ats52001

    ats52001 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all of the good ideas. It will be a short trip. November 15-18. Not sure if I can swing a deluxe resort but should be able to do a moderate.
     
  13. TheLadyTremain

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    If just my husband and I were going, we would stay at an EPCOT resort. We are big fans of strolling around the World showcase, having a nice dinner in some country so that location is good for us.
     
  14. auntpoly

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    do any of you have an annual pass?
     
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    ats52001 Earning My Ears

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    I wish we did but we don't.
     
  16. iloveitalianmovies

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    You should do the math and think about getting an annual pass for one person in your party. Depending on the numberof days you stay, it might not cost much more than if you bought a park hopper for those days.

    Then, the pass can save you 35% on your room! :thumbsup2

    The beautiful part is, you don't have to have the pass to book the room, you just have to show it at check in. So when you are booking, you can see if it will save you money before you commit.

    So, don't actually buy the pass until you see if it will help you. Who knows, it may inspire you to make another trip within the year!
     
  17. SA mom

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    We love the Swan. Swan and Dolphin are Starwood Hotels on Disney property and have many of the perks (EMH, for example) but do not allow charging to the room withing the park.

    You can also stay at either on points. If you sign up for the Starwood American Express, you can accumulate points toward your next visit. Our last two Disney trips have been on points.
     
  18. rcraw45425

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    We stayed one night at the Dolphin on Jan 1 before starting our AKL discounted stay. Snagged two rooms at <$200 per night per room with AAA discount. They also discount rooms for teachers and Nurses. Rooms are nice sized, good amenities.Daily resort fee covers Wifi and two bottles of water. Parking is ~$15 per day for self park. EMH are covered as is Disney bus service but no room charge or dining plan. We were very pleased with our room for the cost and the location is great. Be advised though, while Swan has queen beds the Dolphin beds are full sized but very comfy.
     
  19. jwgm2012

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    I know you mentioned you want to stay onsite but I will tell you the Hilton across from Downtown Disney is awesome for a couples only stay. I was deadset about staying off site during any Disney vacations but boyfriend booked us a trip for our anniversary too (took it in December) and we stayed here due to a great rate. It was so relaxing, the Hilton is a DTD resort so we had access to Extra Magic Hours, and the walk from the front of our hotel to DTD was less than 5 minutes. You could see the Disney bus stop, with access to all parks and resorts, from our room. We loved being able to walk to DTD to look around and enjoy the shops and eateries. We paid less than $100 a night for deluxe accomodations by Disney standards. For an adults only trip, I would stay here again in a heart beat. :thumbsup2

    Just something to consider. Have a great time!
     
  20. jude&jonah

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    You mentioned earlier a moderate would be in the right price range- so of the moderates I definitely suggest Coronado Springs or POFQ! I would just decide from those which theme appeals to you more- Coronado is big, colorful, kind of tropical feeling, and a lot of people think it's the nicest of the moderates. Rooms are very updated. POFQ is small, quaint, and picturesque with a Louisiana theme. I'd just look thru pictures and choose one of those two! :) Have fun!
     
  21. SpectroMagic*o*

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    I think if I were to get away with my hubby, I'd want to stay at The Polynesian. I love the lush tropic feeling, it is just a relaxing feeling and I can wander over to the Tambu Lounge and get a nice tropical drink or go to the sushi bar. The theming is just right up my alley. Its like an exotic getaway. You forget you're in a theme park. Ofcourse until you stroll outside and see that gorgeous castle view. And its just a monorail trip away from a massage and horse and carriage ride at Grand Floridian and a very nice signature dinner at California Grill in The Contemporary!
     

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