The Internet's Largest and Friendliest Disney Community WDWinfo.com | DISboards.com | Dreams Unlimited Travel
DISboards
Sheraton Resort Orlando
Beautiful Rooms and Atmosphere

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Orlando Hotels and Attractions > Hotel & Accommodations Reviews
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-01-2011, 12:30 PM   #31
robbarren
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 13

And I agree
robbarren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 10:49 AM   #32
UpInSmoke
The aspiring vacationer
 
UpInSmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: B.G. KY
Posts: 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by livingis2me View Post
For those of you who booked through LMT...

What type of room did you get? We would have to have at least 2 queens.

Thanks,
Ron
I'm going to bump this post since I'd really like to know as well. I noticed that on LMT when you list 2 Adults before doing a hotel search and select HBC it allows you to pick from the room preference of "Sleeps 2, 1 Bed" or "Sleeps 2, 2 Beds"; however, when you start your hotel search with 4 adults, you don't get that room preference option (I guess because they automatically default you to two beds maybe?).

Has anyone booked HBC on LMT and selected the "Sleeps 2, 2 Beds" preference and received only 1 King bed? I'm going to be traveling with my girlfriend, but her sister and boyfriend might join us, but if we end up with having to take a chance with just 1 King bed, we may have to ignore this absolutely fantastic deal and look elsewhere.

Any advice or past experiences that could be shared from people booking through LMT and what type of rooms they got based on what they picked or didn't pick as a preference?

Thanks kindly,
UpInSmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-02-2011, 12:06 PM   #33
mousey
DIS Veteran
 
mousey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 1,623

I don't think you will have a problem. The hotel is huge and when we checked in (2 of us) they asked if we wanted a king or 2 queens!! I know on the hotel sites that if you put more than 2 people in a room they want to charge extra person fees.
mousey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #34
UpInSmoke
The aspiring vacationer
 
UpInSmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: B.G. KY
Posts: 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by mousey View Post
I don't think you will have a problem. The hotel is huge and when we checked in (2 of us) they asked if we wanted a king or 2 queens!! I know on the hotel sites that if you put more than 2 people in a room they want to charge extra person fees.
Thanks for the input, and hopefully that will be the case for us once we check-in. We went ahead and booked HBC using LMT listing four total guests since it didn't increase the total cost versus just listing two people, so hopefully we'll get two queen beds if everyone ends up coming. Either way, I'm looking forward to our vacation in July.
UpInSmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 12:45 PM   #35
snappy
Survivor
Can't even start a dead thread!
Former 5 yr old STAR on stage!
 
snappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: South Lousiana
Posts: 6,270

I am back from 3 nights at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. I also booked through LMT and did the eupgrade to Disney view via Hilton.

I was first on a higher floor but way down the hall and over the roof line. The bell services guy who was great called down and got me a different room on the 5th floor facing the pool complex that I liked much better. It was also closer to the elevators.

I was traveling alone so the king bed was perfect.

I rented a car at the airport and really enjoyed splurging on the valet service ($20/day). I called ahead after the first time, and the car would be waiting. One of the valet guys offered me a small bottle of cold water once when I had to wait awhile.

Did not eat at the restaurants as I met friends for meals throughout WDW.

The bed and bedding as well as the towels were all nice, the room a good size. There was a small fridge. The bathroom was nice but sort of a small space between the lavatory and the shower (no tub). There was a lot of storage under the cabinet beneath the sink.

I spent a lot of time in the lazy river, as it was hot. I am partial to lazy rivers anyway but this one is so large and nice.

When I checked out I headed to a 1 bedroom presidential unit at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek.

My room was ready at the Hilton bonnet creek when I arrived at about 4 pm. The Wyndham unit was ready before 2 pm.

The bed, bedding and towels were much nicer at the Hilton than the Wyndham. I do like the Wyndham though, especially when traveling with others. It was nice to wash my clothes in the full size washer/dryer at the Wyndham and the presidential units are extremely large. The Wyndham has a Bose surround sound system in the living room and a bedside model in t e bedroom. I made the most of both. I also had a big jacuzzi at the Wyndham but did not use it.

I have stayed at the Waldorf twice previously and found the bedding there even nicer than the Hilton, and the room more luxurious, especially the suites. However, for the price through LMT at $80 a night, I thought it was a real bargain.

I would stay at the Hilton bonnet creek again before staying onsite (except DVC). I always have a rental car so there is no reason not to.
__________________

Last edited by snappy; 06-02-2011 at 01:02 PM.
snappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 04:02 PM   #36
Straitlover
DIS Veteran
 
Straitlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,862

I was there 3 weeks ago on a solo trip, and I booked through LMT. I received a 2 queen room, and was in room 1508. It had a DTD view. To be environmentally friendly and get some clean sheets, I slept on one bed for 2 nights and the other for 2 nights.

I had a tub, so snappy was maybe in a handicap room?

Food was outrageous to my small budget, but they had some great pre-made sandwiches in the cooler at Muse. Baguette bread w/ ham, turkey or I think salami, and lettuse, tomato and cheese. They had a microwave if you wanted to warm it up. Also, they had chocolate covered strawberries for $1 each (great end of the day snack! buy early and keep in the room as they sell out) and some humongous cinnamon rolls. I never got one of those, as I was trying to be somewhat good on my diet.

I started to buy a pint bottle of milk in the Harvest Bistro store, but it was like $4.26 w/ tax! I picked up a half gallon at the shop in the Contemporary for $2.95 plus tax and brought it back w/ me on the shuttle bus instead. I had brought cereal in my luggage for breakfast and needed it (plus a little bottle of chocolate syrup for a treat LOL, CC strawberries and choc milk yum!).

The hotel was great!!!! Shuttle service was great for the most part. DTD shuttle runs had to be planned out well as there was a 2 hr gap between trips. And I just missed a MK bus (saw it pulling out of the lot) so I ahd to wait 30 minutes for the next one, and I was pooped!). At least I got to wait sitting on a bench since there wasn't a line to wait in.

I will definitely be back here again.
__________________
Lisa
Straitlover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 07:09 PM   #37
travelfanatic
Mouse fan
 
travelfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Acworth, Georgia
Posts: 356

Quote:
Originally Posted by UpInSmoke View Post
I'm going to bump this post since I'd really like to know as well. I noticed that on LMT when you list 2 Adults before doing a hotel search and select HBC it allows you to pick from the room preference of "Sleeps 2, 1 Bed" or "Sleeps 2, 2 Beds"; however, when you start your hotel search with 4 adults, you don't get that room preference option (I guess because they automatically default you to two beds maybe?).

Has anyone booked HBC on LMT and selected the "Sleeps 2, 2 Beds" preference and received only 1 King bed? I'm going to be traveling with my girlfriend, but her sister and boyfriend might join us, but if we end up with having to take a chance with just 1 King bed, we may have to ignore this absolutely fantastic deal and look elsewhere.

Any advice or past experiences that could be shared from people booking through LMT and what type of rooms they got based on what they picked or didn't pick as a preference?

Thanks kindly,
I have not stayed there yet, but I have booked with LMT and stayed at other hotels. I called them to ask if I had more than two guests would I be guaranteed two beds and they said yes. So make sure you put in the correct number of guests because they will guarantee you the proper amount of beds unlike priceline.
__________________
travelfanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 08:22 AM   #38
snappy
Survivor
Can't even start a dead thread!
Former 5 yr old STAR on stage!
 
snappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: South Lousiana
Posts: 6,270

Quote:
Originally Posted by Straitlover View Post
I was there 3 weeks ago on a solo trip, and I booked through LMT. I received a 2 queen room, and was in room 1508. It had a DTD view. To be environmentally friendly and get some clean sheets, I slept on one bed for 2 nights and the other for 2 nights.

I had a tub, so snappy was maybe in a handicap room?

Food was outrageous to my small budget, but they had some great pre-made sandwiches in the cooler at Muse. Baguette bread w/ ham, turkey or I think salami, and lettuse, tomato and cheese. They had a microwave if you wanted to warm it up. Also, they had chocolate covered strawberries for $1 each (great end of the day snack! buy early and keep in the room as they sell out) and some humongous cinnamon rolls. I never got one of those, as I was trying to be somewhat good on my diet.

I started to buy a pint bottle of milk in the Harvest Bistro store, but it was like $4.26 w/ tax! I picked up a half gallon at the shop in the Contemporary for $2.95 plus tax and brought it back w/ me on the shuttle bus instead. I had brought cereal in my luggage for breakfast and needed it (plus a little bottle of chocolate syrup for a treat LOL, CC strawberries and choc milk yum!).

The hotel was great!!!! Shuttle service was great for the most part. DTD shuttle runs had to be planned out well as there was a 2 hr gap between trips. And I just missed a MK bus (saw it pulling out of the lot) so I ahd to wait 30 minutes for the next one, and I was pooped!). At least I got to wait sitting on a bench since there wasn't a line to wait in.

I will definitely be back here again.

I think I read somewhere that King bed rooms did not have the tub, only a shower. It was definitely not an accessible room. I was assigned a an accessible room at OKW with the shower with no lip-not good as far as keeping water in.

I also stayed in an accessible luxury suite at the Waldorf this March on an eupgrade through Hilton after booking through LMT at the Hilton bonnet creek. It had a wonderful bathroom that I joked we could have had a party in. It did have the bathtub, very large shower (not a roll-in). The main things I saw that was accessible that I can remember clearly was the doorbell was lower (yes the suites at the Waldorf have doorbells), and the huge vanity did not have storage underneath but instead had room to roll a wheelchair under it.

Glad you had a great stay. Thanks for the info on the food at Muse. I did not really go in there.

I did enjoy the beds at this Hilton, especially at $80/night. Did you use the lazy river? I also have a car and went to Target for my usual stuff (less though since I was alone) but picked up a noodle that I used at both the Hilton and the Wyndham lazy rivers. The tubes irritate my left arms so I much more comfortable using a noodle in lazy rivers.
__________________

Last edited by snappy; 06-07-2011 at 08:30 AM.
snappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 08:33 AM   #39
snappy
Survivor
Can't even start a dead thread!
Former 5 yr old STAR on stage!
 
snappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: South Lousiana
Posts: 6,270

While the resort is very large, it was filling up when I checked in on May 19th, way before Memorial day. There were not a lot of rooms to choose from. I would be sure and list the exact number of people going when booking through LMT. I booked solo and got the king which I was very happy with as the room seemed larger with a king rather than 2 queens but it would have been nice to have a tub and a shower.

I was pleased with housekeeping, very pleased.
__________________
snappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 12:47 PM   #40
dismagiclover
Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael
 
dismagiclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,071

We spent 2 nights here our last trip and loved it! We were upgraded to a theme park view and it was awesome. We could see the hat, Expedition Everest, the Epcot Ball and the Swan and Dolphin. It's too bad there wasn't a balcony to sit on. The pool was fabulous. My kids went around and around on the lazy river! It was definitely a steal for the price on Last Minute Travel. Here is a picture of the view from our room, but it doesn't really do it justice.

dismagiclover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 08:20 PM   #41
juliebug1997
DIS Veteran
 
juliebug1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 5,253

We're staying there for three nights starting next Sunday and I can't wait! I do have one question: do they have transportation to and from the parks and DTD? Thanks!
__________________

Commando #137 at your service!
juliebug1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 08:33 PM   #42
DianeV
DIS Veteran
 
DianeV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Livonia, Michigan USA
Posts: 3,891

Just to clarify. In addition to the price on LMT there is a resort fee and parking fee correct?
DianeV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 07:50 AM   #43
dismagiclover
Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael
 
dismagiclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,071

Quote:
Originally Posted by juliebug1997 View Post
We're staying there for three nights starting next Sunday and I can't wait! I do have one question: do they have transportation to and from the parks and DTD? Thanks!
I know they have transportation to the parks, but I'm not sure about Downtown Disney. We had a car so we didn't use their tranportation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DianeV View Post
Just to clarify. In addition to the price on LMT there is a resort fee and parking fee correct?
There is a parking fee of $13 a day. I don't remember a resort fee though. (However, I may have just overlooked it.)
dismagiclover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 08:30 PM   #44
ExpatDisneyLover
DIS Veteran
 
ExpatDisneyLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Currently working for the Mouse in Beijing, China with Disney English.
Posts: 2,030

From what I remember they have transportation both to the Parks and to DTD - there were separate buses that went straight to DTD without stopping anywhere else.
__________________
Jill * 1984 DL * 1986 WDW * 1994 Euro Disney * 1996 WDW * 2009 WDW POR * March 2010 DLRP Santa Fe * June 2010 DLRP Magic Circus * November 2010 DLRP Magic Circus * February 2011 DLRP Dream Castle * May 2011 WDW Sheraton Vistana / Hilton Bonnet Creek * September 2011 WDW Night of Joy Hilton DTD * March 2012 WDW Pop * April 2012 WDW AKL * May 2012 WDW SSR * August 2014 Hong Kong Disneyland *
New Trip Report Hong Kong Disneyland http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3323118
Trip Reports WDW and DLRP http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ching+t+shirts
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2419270http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2476348
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....rd+trip+reporthttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....le+trip+report
ExpatDisneyLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 01:08 PM   #45
asc
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 171

For those using LMT to book this property, did you notice if the rates come down? i was looking for an upcoming trip and the rate has been fixed for over a month. i check every day. now it is a good rate, but i see people who have gotten it in the $80s.
asc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: