After much soul searching, I’ve decided to do a split stay using DVC Points and spend spend 2 nights at Bay Lake Tower in a one bedroom lake view, and then move to AKL Kidani to a 2 bedroom standard view for 6 nights. This will save a whopping $1,728 over staying 8 nights in a 2 bedroom lake view at BLT. While I generally hate switching hotels on vacay, I think with minimal unpacking at BLT and saving our grocery delivery to AKL, this savings is well worth the hassle. Of course I could stay entire 8 nights at AKL but I have a serious bucket list goal of staying at BLT! It actually works out with my current schedule: We planned to spend arrival day (Sat) and day 1 (Sun=EMM) at MK anyway with a resort afternoon later that Sunday so we should get good use of those 2 nights at BLT. And, while our family dynamic has us staying at 2 bedroom condos most vacays, we can get by 2 nights in a one bedroom no problem. Coincidentally, our Monday plans already had us going to AK, so at our mid day break we will head to Kidani instead of BLT, and hopefully our room will be ready by 3.30pm!
This is a long way around asking folks for best room recommendation for 2 bedroom standard at AKL. TP doesn’t have a TP Pick for this category. I hear all the time that there are a few rooms where partial savanah views come with the territory. Any recommendations from folks who’ve stayed there? I know the views won’t be great, but I’ll shoot for best one possible and live with outcome! If I pay for a 2 bedroom Savanah view then the savings over BLT drops dramatically to just $700, and the main driver of this switch is to save major $$$$.
Planning on next October, so I will need to pay in full and submit my DVC point rental request in November, so need to budget and decide by early fall. Sooo far away!
Thx in advance.