Thank you! I will check out that thread!It can be worth it, yes. AP rates aren't guaranteed and, as far as I know, there isn't a 'set' discount percentage.
There is a great sticky thread over in the Universal Resorts & Hotels board - https://www.disboards.com/threads/official-aph-rate-info-for-universal-loews-hotel-properties.3771155/
The very short version is - the hotels release AP discounts a few months at a time so May discounts might be released in Feb... or March... or April. It's all around capacity - if the hotels are booking at full price, they won't have many rooms with AP discount.
I believe a family of 7 would need two rooms. Not sure if they have any large family suites at the Premier hotels. In that case, your potential AP discount savings would be double.
You can also click through this thread to see what discounts people have been getting in the last year or so - https://www.disboards.com/threads/official-2021-2020-onsite-hotel-date-rate-thread.3777289/
I've experienced two different things related to this. I have always booked 2 rooms and only showed my AP.If you have to get multiple rooms, you need a passholder for each room, so you may have to get an AP for 2 people. A passholder can only book 1 room.
as long as the poster knows the rules. We book two rooms most trips and have always been asked for our AP, but everyone going has an AP of some level.I've experienced two different things related to this. I have always booked 2 rooms and only showed my AP.
One visit, they insisted that an AP holder needed to be assigned to each room. Only my wife and I have the APs, and her adult daughters do not. So, they assigned my wife and two of the daughters to one room, and me and the other daughter to the other when we checked in.
When the rooms were ready, we went back to get the keys and I talked to a different agent. After a bit of discussion, I was able to get her to re-key us properly - my wife and I in one room, the thee girls in the other.
On a handful of other stays, no one ever asked how many APs we had. I showed mine (I'm the only one that ever goes to the front desk) and they were fine with it.
YMMV depending on the desk agent you talk to
I probably go beyond stalking APH rates. I keep a folder of bookmarks in my browser, for each possible set of dates I'm interested in. Every morning starting 4-5 months before travel, I open them all to see if any APH dates have dropped. Once I see one that looks decent, I immediately book it as they sometimes disappear fast. But I'll keep checking until I get the room type at the resort I want. Some might call it an obsession, but I've always gotten my roomMy experience is that the AP discounts at the Universal hotels are *VERY* worthwhile. It may require some "stalking" as unlike Disney there isn't a big announcement of when they drop. And, of course, they are not available on every date/room/hotel, may run out, limited rooms, yaddah yaddah. Definitely depends on availability. Certainly worth keeping an eye out for your dates!
You can check AP rates here:So, am I to assume that if there are not any Premier AP rooms available for our trip in October there won't be anymore released? I have a room booked already. How would I go about seeing if it qualifies for an AP rate at some point?
AP rates don't become available on rooms that are already booked without it & there are a limited number of AP rate rooms released.So, am I to assume that if there are not any Premier AP rooms available for our trip in October there won't be anymore released? I have a room booked already. How would I go about seeing if it qualifies for an AP rate at some point?
Thanks! I figured that was the case. It was kind of a last minute decision to book over fall break and I think all the AP rooms were taken. I'm just happy to have gotten a Premier hotel reservation for that time! They were booked quickly.AP rates don't become available on rooms that are already booked without it & there are a limited number of AP rate rooms released.
The AP rate has to be booked at the time of the original reservation, so if you're not seeing any AP rate rooms for the dates you want, then there are no AP rate rooms available at present. This can change if there are cancellations, so it's worth it to keep checking.
October is HHN and since it was cancelled last year, I think those rooms booked up REALLY quickly this year.