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Old 04-12-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default PSA: Dolphin popping up on Hotwire super cheap!

Just a PSA - I was on another board gathering info for our Swan trip this weekend (never stayed there). Someone had posted they were able to get the Dolphin for ~$75 per night in September. They searched Disney World: Lake Buena Vista and picked the Bonnet Creek area. A 4 star resort popped up. They did a little digging, saw that there were 5051 reviews and there was a $32 per night resort fee. It also had a choice of 2 fulls or one king bed. They took a chance, booked it and it was the Dolphin.

Now that we are a little over 2 hours away, I figured I would try Labor Day weekend (It's my son's bday and he lives there). Same parameters came up - 5051 reviews, $32 resort fee, bed choice included 2 fulls. I asked my husband if we should take a chance and I did. Got the Dolphin for $78 per night, guaranteed King room. Woohoo!!!!!

*note - the hotel isn't guaranteed to be the Dolphin. If you are flexible, it's worth a shot!
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If it was a guarantee for the Swan or Dolphin.......
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Just a PSA - I was on another board gathering info for our Swan trip this weekend (never stayed there). Someone had posted they were able to get the Dolphin for ~$75 per night in September. They searched Disney World: Lake Buena Vista and picked the Bonnet Creek area. A 4 star resort popped up. They did a little digging, saw that there were 5051 reviews and there was a $32 per night resort fee. It also had a choice of 2 fulls or one king bed. They took a chance, booked it and it was the Dolphin.

Now that we are a little over 2 hours away, I figured I would try Labor Day weekend (It's my son's bday and he lives there). Same parameters came up - 5051 reviews, $32 resort fee, bed choice included 2 fulls. I asked my husband if we should take a chance and I did. Got the Dolphin for $78 per night, guaranteed King room. Woohoo!!!!!

*note - the hotel isn't guaranteed to be the Dolphin. If you are flexible, it's worth a shot!
We're doing our first night at the Dolphin this weekend before moving to AKV. Looking forward to trying a new resort! And those are really good prices!
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If it was a guarantee for the Swan or Dolphin.......
I know - it was a risk, but we are flexible and drive up. I was fairly confident that would be it based on the criteria, though.
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Awesome, thank you! We needed 1 night at the end of our trip. Just booked it and got the Dolphin!
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I know - it was a risk, but we are flexible and drive up. I was fairly confident that would be it based on the criteria, though.
But......Excellent price for your room!

And Thanks for Posting!
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:33 PM   #7
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Awesome, thank you! We needed 1 night at the end of our trip. Just booked it and got the Dolphin!
Awesome!!!!
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:38 PM   #8
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I checked on Nov 2 to 6 ,4 nights it said with resort fees and taxes it comes to $ 166 a night , 3 nights is 133 a night for everything.
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:39 PM   #9
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Do they tell you the name of the hotel after you confirm?
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:40 PM   #10
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There are no refunds and / changes. Does anyone book ins right away in case something comes up?
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