Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels' started by peel, Jul 10, 2014.
How many nights usually gets you to the best smsm rates?
Just an example: when I price the 8 nights I'm doing over Halloween, this is what I get. The lowest rate is the SMSM rate except RPR which is higher and Hard Rock which only the seasonal rate is available:
I know the feeling. We have an AP but may not go again this year (we easily got our money's worth the past 2 trips with it). Just waiting on that new HP ride...
7 night stay gives the highest discount for when I go in the fall
Sept 30 is the last date in that season that allows 35% discounts for a 7 night stay
If your stay continues into October then those booked nights are included in that high discount
The seasons with booking number of days are listed on the uo website
Thanks. My check in date would be Sept 29.
I did want to do a night at some point in there at Royal Pacific for the 2 days of express pass, but now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just do all the days at Aventura or Cabana Bay for the smsm.
The 29th is a Saturday
Highest price for a room that date
So do the stay at rpr Sunday and it will be cheaper
Look at the date rate thread and see what others are paying for their stays
By me starting my stay on that Sunday end of September and meeting the 7 night stay, that smsm rate of 35% carries through for my entire 13 night stay
Friday and Saturday have the higher rates
Sunday through Thursday night have lower rates
I'm waiting for APH rates in October, too! I found a SMSM rate at RPR for $289/night and booked that hoping that the APH rate (if there is any) will be lower and I can change it over.
Add me in too for October AP rates. I hope my dates go down a bit, the deluxe hotels are pretty pricey.
I'm also kind of wondering if they' will be a September AP appreciation deal again this year.
I read there would be
I am looking for October as well. I am contemplating renewing my pass and if a great rate for October happens I will be doing it!
Offhand it Seems early on for Oct APH rates to be offered already. Going to guess first week in July
Those waiting might want to check out further back in this thread or last year’s date & rate one to get a idea when they came out last year. U tends to follow patterns in that regard
We are going June 19-21 and we finally able to change to Garden View at Portofino. Saved $40/night.
We are going around the same time and saved today too! Added days!
Back to page 42 of this thread, it appears that October APH rates for Cabana Bay and Sapphire Falls showed up in mid-late May, but then all APH rates were mysteriously pulled right before Volcano Bay open, with some discussion that maybe there would be no more APH discounts at all. Thankfully, that didn't happen.
Decided to make a quick June trip before my AP's expire. Was going back and forth between Hard Rock and Portofino as they were about the same price, $315-$330 a night, but today I saw a Garden View 2 Queen at Portofino for $275 a night. Made for an easy decision! Dates are June 14-17
Take a look at the date/rate sticky.
You can see the type of rate a person booked under for their deal.
I booked with the SMSM last year as I wanted to lock in at a rate I could live with.
For the season period I booked for this year, it was at 35% discounted.
I know I won't be able to beat that when the AP rates are released.
Room rates are listed higher now than they were last December for this year.
Suggest you book now and modify your rate when the AP rates are released.
But, you will have to call and make the request to adjust your present rate to the available AP rate when they are out.
So I booked an APH rate and am now buying the AP. I see the only delivery option is "pickup at ticket window". Do they ask to see your annual pass at check-in? If so that would cause a circular issue in that I wouldn't want to have to go to the ticket window before we'd checked in, gotten rid of our luggage, and gotten our hotel express passes.
As long as you show the ap to the front desk at the hotel, your booking rate is honored
You can do that that night or the next day
Don’t wait to check out day to do so as bills are ran each early morning
Your hotel room key is used for the ep lines and ee to the parks
I just showed them the receipt for the APs when I checked in. Then I went and picked up my passes.
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