Four Seasons Orlando Tips For Good Rates?

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  1. vistana101

    vistana101 Earning My Ears

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    Hello, does anyone know of any promos or tips to get a good rate at the Four Seasons Orlando? The resort is beautiful and I'd love to stay there for a few nights, but the rates still seem very high in May. The lowest I'm finding is just below 500 a night for an advance purchase rate in the lowest room category (no/obstructed view). I realize this is pretty far out, but I was just wondering if anyone has had experiences with finding slightly lower/better rates at this resort? Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. AdamEfimoff

    AdamEfimoff DIS Veteran

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    Well no I have emailed to get discounts, I emailed the president. Four Seasons does not do it. AAA five diamond winner . The four seasons just does not do it. They just do not need to. My mum paid 1500 dollars for George V in Paris a Four Seasons Hotel. You can book through certain tis to get breakfast and a hotel credit. But that is it.
     
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  4. writerguyfl

    writerguyfl DIS Veteran

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    I agree with AdamEfimoff. This hotel is a member of a very elite club. The American Automobile Association (AAA) reviews over 28,000 hotels annually. For the 2017 list, only 120 hotels in North America (including the Caribbean) earned a 5-Diamond rating. Florida has 11 hotels with that rating, but the only one in Central Florida is the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Lake Buena Vista.

    This hotel doesn't offer discounts because they don't need to. Their reputation precedes them.

    Link to full list (note: pdf): http://www.aaa.biz/Travel_Information/Diamonds/Awards/2017/January 2017 - 5D Hotels.pdf
    More information on AAA Ratings (check out the "More Diamond Ratings" articles for details on the program): http://newsroom.aaa.com/diamond-ratings/
     
  5. AdamEfimoff

    AdamEfimoff DIS Veteran

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    Can I ask a question @WebmasterPete Does Dreams have a relationship with them?
     
  6. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

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    Rather than look for a discount, look for a way to book that gives you extra perks. For example, if you have an AmEx Platinum, you can use the Fine Hotels and Resorts program to the following for the same rate as you'd get by booking directly with FS:

    Noon check-in (if available)
    Room upgrade (if available)
    Daily breakfast for two
    Guaranteed 4PM check-out
    Free internet
    Spa credit of $100
     
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  7. AdamEfimoff

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    there are four seasons preferred partners which I can not say here
     
  8. vistana101

    vistana101 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks all for the advice! I just didn't know if there was an insider tip to get better rates as you can at a (5 diamond) Ritz or St. Regis due to their affiliated loyalty programs (I am aware that Four Seasons does not have one). And yes this was my other plan...I don't have AmEx Plat but I can book through Virtuoso (same benefits although late check-out is not guaranteed). I would probably book the standard "Four Seasons" room in hopes of an upgrade to something like a lake view (any experiences with upgrades?).

    I just have to decide if it is all worth almost $700 for one night in off-peak season...that's more than an oceanfront room at the St. Regis Bal Harbour for the same timeframe!

    As a side note, if anyone comes to this thread looking for tips, I did find that the resort offers a discount through AAA; you can access it through AAA's site (not Four Seasons booking site): http://www.aaa.com/travelinfo/flori...lando-at-walt-disney-world-resort-223721.html. For me, it would bring the standard room rate down to $662 from $694 for one night (although with no extra benefits).
     
  9. i luv the duck

    i luv the duck Earning My Ears

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    We just got back from FS and there was no discount to be found. What I did find was when I initially booked the lowest fare room it was for $569 a night with $200 gift card to DW. I kept checking to see if the rates would change and they did. I called them and they gave me the new rate of $499 a night and still with the DW gift card.

    Upon check in we asked for a free upgrade. It was honored and they gave us the Golden Oak view on the fifth floor. Not the highest floor but better than 2nd or 3rd floors. We really didn't need the fireworks view because we knew we'd only be in our room at the time for fireworks one night so we just headed up to Capa and watched from there.

    We had a wonderful stay and if it's in the budget I'd like to stay there the next time we go to DW. Hope this helps!!
     
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  10. vistana101

    vistana101 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the info, glad you had a nice stay! I am now thinking about the Ritz instead...the rate is significantly lower, but the amenities/rooms aren't quite as nice, IMO.
     
  11. i luv the duck

    i luv the duck Earning My Ears

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    Your welcome. Hope you have a great time wherever you decide to stay.
     
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  12. java

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    The gift card deal? Can it be used for meals? In Disney Springs? Because we are not doing Disney this trip but will be eating out and that $200 makes the price not so outrageous
     
  13. i luv the duck

    i luv the duck Earning My Ears

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    It can be used anywhere that's owned by Disney. I'm not sure which restaurants are run by DW in DS besides DLuxe burgers and I wouldn't waste it there. But it could be used at DW shops as well.
     

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