Well, ok – maybe not the honeymoon suite, at least not by Disney’s $1000+ / night standards, but it’ll still do us just fine. Garden-view, Club Level room at Disney’s Beach Club Resort – looking forward to Stormalong Bay, seeing what Club Level is all about, and having a room within stumbling distance from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!
(note on staying concierge: I’ve heard that it isn’t worth the extra cost and probably wouldn’t have normally booked it, but apparently they’re very busy that weekend and choices were limited! Even at this rate, we’re still trying to figure out our third night because they only had availability for Friday & Saturday nights … hoping Sunday magically appears before then so we don’t have to move. Nonetheless, if you can’t splurge a little for your honeymoon, when can you splurge?!).
Of course, it wasn’t easy because as I was hunting through available rooms, I also came across these awesome photos of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Suites at the deluxe resorts. I even got offered a reservation for the one at the Contemporary both online and by the cast member on the phone when I called to book, but at $2190 per night, I guess he wasn’t able to give us a two-grand-per-night discount for our Honeymoon to make that one an option!
Keep in mind that each resort typically only has one or two of these kind of rooms and they tend to range between $1600 – $2000 per night, at least during the timeframes that I’ve looked. If you look through the photos, you can see that these are really the size of large homes right on property, putting even the grand villas at the DVC resorts to shame! I’d love to spend a few nights in one, especially the Royal Asante Suite at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (the last photo shows its awesome balcony looking over one of the savannahs), but other than by winning the lotto or figuring out how to get Disney to comp such a room, I can’t ever imagine spending two grand a night for a hotel room.
Although now that I think of it, I wonder how many people you could split a room like that with… 🙂