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iona

Mouseketeer
Joined
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Can anyone who has recently tried to get coffee at 6am confirm? Hubby was sent for coffee last October about 6:15am. He was told they wouldn't open till 7am.
Thank you!
7am for BC ties in with our experience too. The Market at Ale & Compass does open earlier though (6am sounds right) - we walked over there on our first morning.
 

PCFriar80

BCV/CT
Joined
Dec 19, 2004
Can anyone who has recently tried to get coffee at 6am confirm? Hubby was sent for coffee last October about 6:15am. He was told they wouldn't open till 7am.
Thank you!
We were there for Marathon Weekend 1/3 - 1/11 and the BC Marketplace was open at 6:00 AM each day. It was also open at 6:00 AM during our October trip in 2017, 10/18 - 10/26.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
We arrive at the BC on Saturday (yay!!!) and are doing EMM on Tues. We have 2 kids, and both should really be in at least booster seats, so we were planning on taking the Minnie Vans to get to the MK in time. However, I've seen reports that they are not always available. If we end up having to take the bus, what time would we need to be at the BC bus stop to make it to MK in time by 7:30ish? I'm leaning towards just using Lyft if we can't get a minnie van but would feel better if we could car seats.
:welcome:

Sorry I didn't get a chance to send best wishes before your trip.

I am guessing that at that time in the morning, the Minnie Vans will not be in high demand, although I could be wrong. Maybe people will be trying to get to early breakfast reservations. I would recommend being at the MK bus stop by 6:45 to get to MK around 7:30.

:goodvibes


We had a great dinner there when we were there two weeks ago.
We had the Roasted Garlic shrimp and Parker house rolls as Starters. Both were really good.
My wife had the Smoked Barbecue porkchop and I had the 16oz T-Bone. Both were excellent! My wife's only complaint was they put too much sauce onthe pork chop and it would have been better on the side. My T-Bone was cooked perfectly and was delicious.

The service was very attentive. Although the dining room is a bit loud. I recommend it.
Thanks so much for your review of Ale & Compass. May I add your review to the Dining info on this thread? (Page 1, Post 7)

TIA

:thumbsup2

Please put us down for the YC CL Pool/Lagoon View Feb 23-26. My little man and I are going on a Mommy and Son resort only stay that weekend. Check in Friday and leave Monday evening!!

:welcome: back!

I'll add you to the list.

:cool1:

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It's 6 am somewhere!

Can anyone who has recently tried to get coffee at 6am confirm? Hubby was sent for coffee last October about 6:15am. He was told they wouldn't open till 7am.
Thank you!
7am for BC ties in with our experience too. The Market at Ale & Compass does open earlier though (6am sounds right) - we walked over there on our first morning.
We were there for Marathon Weekend 1/3 - 1/11 and the BC Marketplace was open at 6:00 AM each day. It was also open at 6:00 AM during our October trip in 2017, 10/18 - 10/26.
Thank you all for sharing what you have experienced with early morning hours at the Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale & Compass.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn there were inconsistent opening times in the morning there. I believe at one point part of the Marketplace opened earlier than the rest (6:30?) for coffee/drinks only. I think the one time I got an early morning coffee, it was shortly after 6 am, and I got it from the former Ale & Compass lounge in the YC lobby. It was during my 2015 Beach Club stay, so I am guessing that the Marketplace must not have been open at 6.


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  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Hey folks... Thought I would give my thoughts on our recent stay at Yacht Club as a first timer.

    Getting off Magical express on Sunday morning in front of the resort was actually kind of magical. The resort is very beautiful... (I know you all know this but this was my first time back to Disney in 25+ years and first time ever staying on property for my Wife and me.)

    We were greeted by some very helpful cast members who directed us to the check-in area. We were acknowledged by a gentleman who was dressed up in some yachting regalia but it was only a cursory glance and welcome... he seemed stiff and uncomfortable.

    Check-in was very smooth and the cast members were great. We were told that we were Upgraded to Club level! YAY! We had reserved a standard garden view so we were excited about that. One of the CM's winked and said she thought we would REALLY like the upgrade. I didn't know why but was very grateful to be club level. ( we had no idea what was coming). We did not ask for any upgrades or favors. We were celebrating 5 years together and I think my TA put that in our reservation. (maybe that had something to do with it?)

    The room was immediately ready and so we went up to the room. ( Room 3155 )
    We were a bit perplexed as to why our room number was on three different doors and it started to sink in a little. We opened up the room and discovered that we had been upgraded to the Turret Suite which is a two bedroom / three bathroom suite. HOLY COW! I mean... HOLY COW this room was amazing!
    I have included some pictures below. ( I had a panoramic but it wouldn't allow me to upload it.)

    The room was amazing. The cast members were also amazing and so very helpful with everything. This, as I said was our first experience with staying on property and we will DEFINITELY do it again. I can not say enough good things about this resort and we can not wait to come back.
    If you have any questions let me know I will try and answer the best I can.
    Congratulations again on this awesome upgrade and THANK YOU for sharing the pictures and description with us. I'm so glad to hear you had a fantastic trip!

    We have very few pictures from these room and I think these are the first I have seen of the Turret Suite since it was refurbished last year.

    I hope you don't mind- I would like to copy these pictures and post them on the YC Deluxe Room/Suites thread.

    Again, thank you!

    party:
     

    NavyAT1

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 17, 2017
    Congratulations again on this awesome upgrade and THANK YOU for sharing the pictures and description with us. I'm so glad to hear you had a fantastic trip!

    We have very few pictures from these room and I think these are the first I have seen of the Turret Suite since it was refurbished last year.

    I hope you don't mind- I would like to copy these pictures and post them on the YC Deluxe Room/Suites thread.

    Again, thank you!

    party:
    Sure go ahead :)
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    I have been doing some housekeeping over on the Dining Post, Post 7 on Page 1. In the next post I will add all of the info about the recent renovation of the Captains Grille to the Ale & Compass restaurant, so I can use a link to the info for historical purposes.

    So, is there still an Ale & Compass lounge, serving drinks and food? If so, where? There is a menu posted on the wdw menu site- is this accurate? Yes or No on the Truffle Fries and Burger? I remember reading they were not on the menu, then that they could be ordered. Or am I confusing this with the Crews Cup Lounge?

    Lunch is available at Crews Cup Lounge, but not A&C lounge? Is that correct?

    Thanks!!!



    Ale & Compass Lounge
    Entree/Main Course


    • Angus Chuck Cheeseburger - Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Cheese served with French Fries - $14.00
      Beer-braised Mussels and Clams - Chorizo, Fines Herbs, and Garlic-Herb Butter with Toasted Focaccia - $12.00
      Buffalo Chicken Wings - Celery and Carrot Shavings with Blue Cheese Dressing - $12.00
      Buttermilk-fried Rock Shrimp - Chipotle Rémoulade, Citrus Cream, and Chilled Cucumber Salad - $15.00
      Lump Crab Cake - with House-made Tartar Sauce - $15.00
      New England-style Lobster Roll - served chilled on a Butter-toasted Roll with a choice of Orzo Salad or Chips - $19.00
    Side Dish/Snack

    • House-cut Truffle Fries - Roasted Shallot Mayonnaise and Shredded Parmesan Cheese - $5.50

    Lunch (Updated: 12/17)
    Appetizers/Starter

    • Blackened Fish Tacos - Chilled Cucumber Slaw, Sliced Avocado, Chipotle Rémoulade, and Flour Tortillas - $15.00
      Pancetta Deviled Eggs - Pimento Cheese, Pickled Pancetta, Candied Jalapeño, and Parmesan Crisp - $8.00
    Soups/Salads

    • Farmer's Market Salad - Roasted Beets, Strawberry, Caramelized Red Onion, Spring Greens, Almond Granola, Honeyed Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Cherry Vinaigrette - $10.00
      New England Clam Chowder - Creamy Chowder with Clams, Potatoes, and Vegetables - $8.00
      Wedge Romaine Salad - Garlic-Peppercorn Cream, Bacon Lardons, Confit Tomatoes, and Blue Cheese - $9.00
      Yachtsman Soup of the Day - - $9.00
    Entree/Main Course

    • Angus Chuck Cheeseburger - Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Cheese served with your choice of Vegetable Orzo Salad or French Fries - $14.00
      New England-style Lobster Roll - served chilled on Butter-toasted Rolls with your choice of Vegetable Orzo Salad or Chips - $19.00
      Shaved Beef Sandwich - Roasted Shallot Mayonnaise, Pickled Peppers and Onions, Beef Jus Reduction, Vermont Cheddar, and Watercress with your choice of Vegetable Orzo Salad or French Fries - $15.00
      Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich - Tomato, fresh Mozzarella, chopped Arugula, and Vinaigrette on a Toasted Sea Salt Focaccia served with Chips - $13.00
      Yacht Club Burger - Signature Blend Beef, Swiss, Brandy-Peppercorn Sauce, Sautéed Mushrooms, Onion Jam, Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato - $18.00

    Dinner (Updated: 12/17)
    Appetizers/Starter

    • Baked Cheese Dip - Manchego and Gouda Cheeses, House Chorizo, Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, and Pretzel Bread - $13.00
      Charcuterie and Cheese Board - House-made Charcuterie and Artisanal Cheese - $19.00
      Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail - Old Bay Poached, Homemade Cocktail Sauce, Lemon - $19.00
      Pancetta Deviled Eggs - Pimento Cheese, Pickled Pancetta, Candied Jalapeño, and Parmesan Crisp - $8.00
      Wianno Oysters Rockefeller - Cottage Bacon and Creamed Spinach - $19.00
    Soups/Salads

    • Crisp Romaine Salad - Shaved Parmesan, House-made Dressing, Focaccia Crouton. Add Grilled Chicken or Chilled Jumbo Shrimp - $9.00
      New England Clam Chowder - Creamy Chowder with Clams, Potatoes, and Vegetables - $8.00
      Wedge Romaine Salad - Garlic-Peppercorn Cream, Bacon Lardons, Confit Tomatoes, and Blue Cheese - $9.00
      Yachtsman Soup of the Day - - $9.00
    Entree/Main Course

    • 10-oz Roast Prime Rib of Beef - Mashed Potatoes, Horseradish Cream, Au Jus - $36.00
      Braised Beef Short Ribs - Mashed Potatoes and Feta-Gremolata Reduction - $33.00
      Churrasco Steak and Truffle Frites - 24-hour Marinated and served with Red Chimichurri - $36.00
    ******************************************************************


    I have a couple of missions up for grabs for anyone who will be at the resort soon:

    1) Picture of Ale & Compass Restaurant sign

    2) I added a link to the Ale & Compass Restaurant menu to the Dining Post. The wdw menu post indicated that the restaurant opens at 6:30 am. Can someone confirm that? It would be unusual for the restaurant to open so early- resort breakfast locations seem to open at 7:30 from what I have seen in the past.

    3) Not restaurant related, but I would love to have a photo of the price list sign from the YC Marina. I have one in the Amenities post, but I think that one is from my 2014 or 2015 trip.

    Thanks!!!

    :magnify:
     
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  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    LINK FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES, Fall 2017

    Major Renovation and Temporary Relocation of Captain's Grille Restaurant/
    Breakfast and Lunch Temporarily Served at Yachtsman Steakhouse at YC

    Captain's Grille, one of the table service restaurants located just off the lobby of Disney's Yacht Club Resort is getting ready to be refurbished. Instead of closing, the restaurant will be relocating to Ariel’s, a former restaurant space located at the nearby Beach Club, from mid-May until sometime this Fall as the work is being completed.

    Yachtsman Restaurant will be open for casual-style breakfast and lunch offerings from October 2-November 1 while Captain's Grille is closed for refurbishment:


    Yachtsman Breakfast and Lunch


    Dining adjustments at Yacht and Beach Club ahead of new Ale and Compass opening
    10/4/17 "Disney's Yacht Club Resort"

    Scheduled to open November 26, 2017

    Info About Ale and Compass Restaurant including Menu items



    Disney's Yacht Club is nearing the end of its restaurant updates, with the Ale & Compass Lounge and Ale & Compass Restaurant set to open later this month.


    Ale and Compass Restaurant concept art


    Ale and Compass Lounge concept art



    The Captain's Grille, which has been temporarily operating at Ariel's, is now permanently closed. Until the opening of Ale & Compass Restaurant, the nearby Yachtsman Steakhouse is offering a casual breakfast and lunch service.

    Breakfast menu items include Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel $10.00, Pastry Board - Scones, Croissants, and Biscuits with Cinnamon Butter, Orange Blossom Honey-Cream Cheese, and Seasonal Jam $10, Tailored Omelet - Choice of Meats, Vegetables, and Cheese served with Roasted Potatoes and a Biscuit $14, Egg White Frittata $14, Mickey Waffles $12, Crab Cake Benedict $15, Dark Chocolate Waffles $13, Fried Egg Sandwich $12, Shrimp and Pepper Jack Cheese Grits $15.

    Lunch items include Grilled Chicken Salad $15, Blackened Fish Tacos $14, Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich $13, Grilled Chicken Sandwich $15, New England-style Lobster Roll $19, Shaved Beef Sandwich $15, Soup and Sandwich Combo $15.

    The recently opened Market at Ale & Compass will also be adding additional dinner menu items from next week.
     

    Candlelady

    A dream is a wish your heart makes
    Joined
    Oct 7, 2001
    We were there for Marathon Weekend 1/3 - 1/11 and the BC Marketplace was open at 6:00 AM each day. It was also open at 6:00 AM during our October trip in 2017, 10/18 - 10/26.
    That's very odd. Our trip was 10/25 - 11/03. I remember he was not a happy camper when he came back and told me they weren't open and was told to come back at 7am when they opened. Neither of us is human until we have our morning coffee.
     

    PCFriar80

    BCV/CT
    Joined
    Dec 19, 2004
    That's very odd. Our trip was 10/25 - 11/03. I remember he was not a happy camper when he came back and told me they weren't open and was told to come back at 7am when they opened. Neither of us is human until we have our morning coffee.
    In Post 21334 on 10/19/17 I reported it was open at 6:00 AM. Not sure what happened in your experience?
     
  • Katesdad

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 6, 2002
    So, is there still an Ale & Compass lounge, serving drinks and food? If so, where?
    In December 2017 I spent a few hours with friends in the Ale and Compass lounge located in the YC lobby in the same area as it was before drinking a few libations with some friends who had come down from Summerfield to visit. Quite a nice place to relax and talk. We didn't order food but I'm guessing if we had wanted something it could have been obtained.
    Katesdad
     

    shoreward

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 25, 2014
    Lunch is available at Crews Cup Lounge, but not A&C lounge? Is that correct?
    No, it's just the opposite. Lunch no longer served at Crew's Cup.

    Crew's Cup hours were shortened, after Ale and Compass Restaurant and Lounge opened. Crew's Cup hours are 4:30 PM - 11:30 PM.

    The menu was recently changed. It now offers a burger, which had been dropped from the dinner menu, after the hours changed. Listing the Crew Burger (which is a new burger) and the Prime Rib, as Appetizers, is interesting. :confused3

    Appetizers

    Crisp Romaine Salad
    Shaved Parmesan, Caesar Dressing, Focaccia Crouton. Add Grilled Chicken or Chilled Jumbo Shrimp
    $9.00

    Pancetta Deviled Eggs
    Pimento Cheese, Pickled Pancetta, Candied Jalapeño, and Parmesan Crisp
    $8.00

    The Crew Burger
    Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Regatta Sauce, and Shoe String Onions on House-made Toasted Bun served with French Fries
    $18.00

    10-oz Roasted Prime Rib
    Mashed Potatoes, Horseradish Cream, Au Jus
    $36.00

    Oysters Rockefeller
    Cottage Bacon and Creamed Spinach
    $19.00

    Baked Cheese Dip
    Manchego and Parmesan, House Chorizo, Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, and Pretzel Bread
    $13.00

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
    Old Bay Poached and Homemade Cocktail Sauce
    $19.00

    Charcuterie and Cheese Board
    House-made Charcuterie and Artisanal Cheese
    $19.00

    Yachtsman Soup of the Day
    $9.00

    Crisp Romaine Salad
    Sourdough, Pull-apart Onion Rolls, Roasted Garlic, and Salt Butter
    $7.00

    Skillet Cookie
    Slow-baked, House-made Chocolate Chip Cookie, Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Ganache, Milk
    $6.00


    Entrées

    Churrasco Steak and Truffle Frites
    24-hour Marinated and served with Red Chimichurri
    $36.00

    Braised Beef Short Ribs
    Mashed Potatoes and Horseradish Potatoes
    $33.00

    10-oz Roast Prime Rib of Beef
    Mashed Potatoes, Horseradish Cream, and Au Jus
    $36.00
     
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    Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2012
    So, is there still an Ale & Compass lounge, serving drinks and food? If so, where?
    The new Ale and Compass Lounge is still in the same place, but the bar has moved and is now behind the fireplace. You can't see the actual bar from the lobby, which is a mistake, in my opinion. All you can see is the seating area. I posted a bunch of pictures of the lounge when we were there in December.

    https://www.disboards.com/threads/disneys-yacht-beach-club-resorts-information-questions-room-refurbs-complete-2017.3400342/page-1108#post-58525365

    There is a menu posted on the wdw menu site- is this accurate? Yes or No on the Truffle Fries and Burger? I remember reading they were not on the menu, then that they could be ordered. Or am I confusing this with the Crews Cup Lounge?
    The Crews Cup Lounge used to serve truffle fries, but they no longer have them.

    Lunch is available at Crews Cup Lounge, but not A&C lounge? Is that correct?
    The opposite is true. We were there last month and the Crews Cup Lounge is no longer open for lunch. They don't open until late afternoon. We ate dinner at the Crews Cup and it had a very limited menu. The Ale and Compass Lounge is open for lunch now and they will serve you from the Ale and Compass menu.

    Just a note - we haven't eaten at the new Ale and Compass restaurant since they opened because they no longer serve the breakfast buffet. We also find the dinner menu unappealing.
     
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    IceQueen182

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 11, 2017
    We arrive at the BC on Saturday (yay!!!) and are doing EMM on Tues. We have 2 kids, and both should really be in at least booster seats, so we were planning on taking the Minnie Vans to get to the MK in time. However, I've seen reports that they are not always available. If we end up having to take the bus, what time would we need to be at the BC bus stop to make it to MK in time by 7:30ish? I'm leaning towards just using Lyft if we can't get a minnie van but would feel better if we could car seats.
    I would love to know how your transportation to EMM works out! We are booked for a BC CL pool/lagoon view room June 10-15, for our first stay at BC, but I'm nervous about getting to/from MK with my 2 small kids - especially for EMM and a PPO breakfast! (We've only stayed at the Poly with kids in the past, and were spoiled by the monorail!) I hope you have a wonderful time! :)
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    No, it's just the opposite. Lunch no longer served at Crew's Cup.

    Crew's Cup hours were shortened, after Ale and Compass Restaurant and Lounge opened. Crew's Cup hours are 4:30 PM - 11:30 PM.

    The menu was recently changed. It now offers a burger, which had been dropped from the dinner menu, after the hours changed. Listing the Crew Burger (which is a new burger) and the Prime Rib, as Appetizers, is interesting. :confused3

    Appetizers

    Crisp Romaine Salad
    Shaved Parmesan, Caesar Dressing, Focaccia Crouton. Add Grilled Chicken or Chilled Jumbo Shrimp
    $9.00

    Pancetta Deviled Eggs
    Pimento Cheese, Pickled Pancetta, Candied Jalapeño, and Parmesan Crisp
    $8.00

    The Crew Burger
    Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Regatta Sauce, and Shoe String Onions on House-made Toasted Bun served with French Fries
    $18.00

    10-oz Roasted Prime Rib
    Mashed Potatoes, Horseradish Cream, Au Jus
    $36.00

    Oysters Rockefeller
    Cottage Bacon and Creamed Spinach
    $19.00

    Baked Cheese Dip
    Manchego and Parmesan, House Chorizo, Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, and Pretzel Bread
    $13.00

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
    Old Bay Poached and Homemade Cocktail Sauce
    $19.00

    Charcuterie and Cheese Board
    House-made Charcuterie and Artisanal Cheese
    $19.00

    Yachtsman Soup of the Day
    $9.00

    Crisp Romaine Salad
    Sourdough, Pull-apart Onion Rolls, Roasted Garlic, and Salt Butter
    $7.00

    Skillet Cookie
    Slow-baked, House-made Chocolate Chip Cookie, Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Ganache, Milk
    $6.00


    Entrées

    Churrasco Steak and Truffle Frites
    24-hour Marinated and served with Red Chimichurri
    $36.00

    Braised Beef Short Ribs
    Mashed Potatoes and Horseradish Potatoes
    $33.00

    10-oz Roast Prime Rib of Beef
    Mashed Potatoes, Horseradish Cream, and Au Jus
    $36.00

    The new Ale and Compass Lounge is still in the same place, but the bar has moved and is now behind the fireplace. You can't see the actual bar from the lobby, which is a mistake, in my opinion. All you can see is the seating area. I posted a bunch of pictures of the lounge when we were there in December.

    https://www.disboards.com/threads/disneys-yacht-beach-club-resorts-information-questions-room-refurbs-complete-2017.3400342/page-1108#post-58525365

    The Crews Cup Lounge used to serve truffle fries, but they no longer have them.

    The opposite is true. We were there last month and the Crews Cup Lounge is no longer open for lunch. They don't open until late afternoon. We ate dinner at the Crews Cup and it had a very limited menu. The Ale and Compass Lounge is open for lunch now and they will serve you from the Ale and Compass menu.

    Just a note - we haven't eaten at the new Ale and Compass restaurant since they opened because they no longer serve the breakfast buffet. We also find the dinner menu unappealing.
    Thank you both, especially for your direct knowledge. Also, thanks for reposting the link. Will make it easier for me to find the photos and copy them.

    The whole set up around there confuses me, especially with the name of everything being Ale & Compass! Add in that you can't always rely on the info Disney has on its website just makes me rely on info like this ^^^ more.

    :thanks:
     
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    shoreward

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    Thank you both, especially for your direct knowledge. Also, thanks for reposting the link. Will make it easier for me to find the photos and copy them.

    The whole set up around there confuses me, especially with the name of everything being Ale & Compass! Add in that you can't always rely on the info Disney has on its website just makes me rely on info like this ^^^ more.

    :thanks:
    If you look at the Dinner menu, the truffle fries are available, if you speak French. :)

    Churrasco Steak and Truffle Frites
    I wonder if they would substitute with the truffle fries, when ordering the Crew Burger.
     
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    mystery222184

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 17, 2004
    We always book garden view, but after being very fortunately upgraded last year to a 1Br Suite overlooking the lake/boardwalk, I understand why so many pay for the water views. Simply a fantastic way to wake up every morning. We are now debating booking the suite or a water view room - in both cases hoping for a similar view.

    Of course with nothing guaranteed it would be unfortunate to spring for the suite and not have the lake view.
     


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