APH Rates Are Currently Available... [UPDATED 08/09/17]

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  1. mlamanna1701

    mlamanna1701 Mouseketeer

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    Is it possible for the APH rates to go down from what they presently are? Has anyone experienced this?
     
  2. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    Yup! All depends on occupancy.
     
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  4. cfoxga

    cfoxga Earning My Ears

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    I'm not an expert but I have tracked pricing quite a bit over the last month. Being a numbers-guy, I started seeing patterns. I'm coming to the understanding that the prices are fairly predictable. There are a couple of factors to keep in mind:

    - The base price of a room changes based on the time of year and the class of room. Some dates are quite a bit more expensive than others. From what I've seen, these "base prices" do not change for a given room type+date.

    - Friday and Saturday tend to be more expensive than Sunday-Thursday.

    - I see three types of discounts that you can get off the base price. APH is not always the best; SMSM can be better for long stays during non-peak times (#2).
    1. SMSM Holiday/Peak/Summer
    2. SMSM Regular/Value
    3. APH (Annual Pass)

    - While SMSM rates seem to be released way in advance, APH rates are not.

    - When you try to book multiple nights, if a room class is not available for even one day, it is not shown. This often makes it look like prices are much more variable than they really are.

    - I've seen cases where a room is not listed for a Saturday stay unless Friday is included. I'm currently booked Sun-Tues and can opt to add Friday+Saturday. But if I add just Saturday, almost everything disapears except $600+ night rooms.

    - Hotel prices for "equivalent" rooms across hotels go from CB (cheapest), SF, RPR, HRH, PB(most expensive). I put "equivalent" in quotes because room sizes seem to vary between hotels, with PB tending to have larger rooms. HRH and PB are pretty close in price.
     
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  5. cieslack

    cieslack Mouseketeer

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    APH rate at HRH

    November 22 to 26 2017
    Pool View (no garden view APH available)
    $334 per night

    SMSM had been around $400+ per night
     
  6. because

    because Mouseketeer

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    Come On January! Coming in on the 4th (PBH). Right now booked at over $500 a night, which just isn't going to fly. We usually go this time of year (few days after NYE) and have always found APH. But I am starting to get antsy.
     
  7. JamieOak

    JamieOak You ain't never had a friend like me

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    I have that rate booked for 11/23-11/26 and I'm also hoping and checking for a garden view to become available. See ya there! :)
     

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