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Yesterday, 1:58 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 49,431
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Award availability

This resort is weird on how it opens up award availability. We just stayed from 1/6-1/9, but a standard room award only opened up if I booked 1/6-1/10. So we advised the front desk we would be...
Jan 10, 21, 5:37 pm
Replies: 839
Views: 1,219,469
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Hilton Marco Island

Just stayed as a Diamond. Booked 2 rooms and given 2 breakfast vouchers per room worth $23 each from restaurant or take away market.
Sep 14, 19, 7:19 pm
Replies: 519
Views: 127,616
Posted By TRAVELBABE

This doesn't seem to apply to bookings in which...

This doesn't seem to apply to bookings in which one is still working to earn the points to redeem. My confirmed reservation booked last week just went from 105,000 points to now showing 120,000.
Mar 19, 18, 7:10 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 13,808
Posted By TRAVELBABE

We loved the Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok...

We loved the Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok lounge. Their evening offerings were amazing and the rooms are very inexpensive.
Mar 15, 18, 11:17 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 20,061
Posted By TRAVELBABE

So I tried to shorten my stay at the WDW Dolphin...

So I tried to shorten my stay at the WDW Dolphin from 6/9-6/16 to 6/9-6/14 today. The Dolphin changed from Cat 4 to Cat 5 after I booked the reservation. I was told it could not be shortened without...
Mar 15, 18, 3:56 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 20,061
Posted By TRAVELBABE

I just tried to amend my reservation booked...

I just tried to amend my reservation booked before the cat changes from 7 nights to 5. They won't let me keep the nights I already had booked before the increase at the same rate. Bummer.
May 16, 17, 12:03 am
Replies: 193
Views: 41,534
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Thanks for this info, William. It would be nice...

Thanks for this info, William. It would be nice if the sheratonclubroom.com website showed the info about the 5 day out policy & the phone reps knew it as well. Would a BRG booking count or not?
May 12, 17, 11:12 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 41,534
Posted By TRAVELBABE

This is not the only perk that is inconsistent. ...

This is not the only perk that is inconsistent.

I booked 2 rooms at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok and confirmed lounge access for 1 room with my SPG Amex Business card. I asked to upgrade the...
Feb 2, 17, 7:15 pm
Replies: 789
Views: 207,125
Posted By TRAVELBABE

It really is helpful to set up the account and...

It really is helpful to set up the account and make a plan ahead of time. You aren't locked in and can always change or modify the plan. However, WDW can be an intimidating and frustrating experience...
Jan 11, 17, 4:47 pm
Replies: 839
Views: 1,219,469
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Hilton Garden Inn, Liberia airport, Costa Rica ...

Hilton Garden Inn, Liberia airport, Costa Rica

HH Diamond

Given full breakfast buffet in restaurant for 2 rooms (2 adults, 2 kids)
Oct 27, 16, 12:57 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,032
Posted By TRAVELBABE

When we were there 3 years ago, lounge access was...

When we were there 3 years ago, lounge access was provided to both rooms booked in my name, but an upgrade was only provided for 1 room. The front desk made a big deal about how they were doing us a...
Sep 15, 16, 12:12 pm
Replies: 1,669
Views: 319,553
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Can you clarify which hotel you turn left from:...

Can you clarify which hotel you turn left from: JW or REN? Thanks!
Sep 15, 16, 11:50 am
Replies: 850
Views: 134,851
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Talking BRG

THANK YOU so much for this post! My BRG rate for June is $1,940THB including tax & service!!
Jul 24, 14, 4:28 pm
Replies: 2,231
Views: 71,070
Posted By TRAVELBABE

2 more to report that aren't on the list: ...

2 more to report that aren't on the list:

DoubleTree Istanbul Moda:
No lounge, but full breakfast buffet offered in restaurant to include cooked-to-order eggs as well as other items. Diamond...
Jul 24, 14, 4:01 pm
Replies: 3,172
Views: 396,967
Posted By TRAVELBABE

I used to find LH flights out of LAX, but not in...

I used to find LH flights out of LAX, but not in recent years. However, I have had a lot of luck flying AC to several destinations in Europe, connecting through YYZ. The system probably won't route...
May 9, 14, 4:08 pm
Replies: 402
Views: 87,131
Posted By TRAVELBABE

I like to have confirmation in advance, so I...

I like to have confirmation in advance, so I always email the hotel directly. They should be able to tell you how much it would be in either points or cash and change your reservation in the system...
May 8, 14, 11:54 am
Replies: 39
Views: 9,914
Posted By TRAVELBABE

"Existing bedding" definition?

Anyone care to weigh in on whether a sofa bed in the room qualifies as "existing bedding?"

Le Meridien Barcelona wants to charge me for a child under 12 who will be sleeping on the sofa bed in...
May 1, 14, 6:58 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,531
Posted By TRAVELBABE

I have booked 2 rooms in several European...

I have booked 2 rooms in several European countries, and they are always gracious to give benefits to the 2nd room as well. However, this time, they offered me 50% off the best available rate with...
Apr 30, 14, 12:51 am
Replies: 3,923
Views: 639,065
Posted By TRAVELBABE

We just had a nice stay at this property. I...

We just had a nice stay at this property. I contacted the property via email and was offered a reasonably priced paid upgrade to a 1 bedroom Tapa Tower Suite from a standard room booked with points....
Apr 30, 14, 12:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,531
Posted By TRAVELBABE

I contacted the hotel directly in Toledo, Spain...

I contacted the hotel directly in Toledo, Spain about upgrading ahead of time to a suite from a standard room booked with points. They gave me the option of a paid upgrade to a suite or offered a 2nd...
Apr 30, 14, 12:16 am
Replies: 38
Views: 13,101
Posted By TRAVELBABE

I received the offer to sync my AMEX card with...

I received the offer to sync my AMEX card with Trip Advisor as I was in the middle of a stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I did so, and when I checked out last week, I received an email stating...
Apr 8, 14, 8:23 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 7,071
Posted By TRAVELBABE

The Starwood Lurkers Appreciation Thread

I have always appreciated the presence of the Lurkers on this forum. They provide great insight and valuable information, but I recently received help from William on a situation that I was having...
Apr 4, 14, 6:17 pm
Replies: 402
Views: 87,131
Posted By TRAVELBABE

When we stayed a couple years ago, I thought the...

When we stayed a couple years ago, I thought the food was really reasonably priced. We stayed on the club floor, and the lounge included breakfast and enough appetizers/salad bar to be considered a...
Mar 24, 14, 6:36 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 9,855
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Is a prepaid rate always non-refundable?

I booked a prepaid rate at the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel for 2 rooms/2 nights. The rate said it was a prepaid rate and that my card would be charged. However, it did not say that it was non-refundable....
Feb 27, 14, 1:57 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 39,240
Posted By TRAVELBABE

Some of us prefer quick wit and humor over...

Some of us prefer quick wit and humor over "pleasant," which is hardly a step up from "nice."
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