I was idly looking at alternative hotels for my August trip, after DFB branded CSR one of their worst hotels for 2021 (based on its terrible transportation options).
After Pop and CSR and so on, there’s a huge jump in price for the next level of accommodations. BC, YC, AKL etc, are more than double the cost. And the top end, CR etc, are triple the cost.
Do you really get that much value out of the more expensive resorts? Do you spend a lot of time there? Are they really so much nicer?
No-one’s more of a sucker for an up-charge than me, but double or triple the price? I could never justify that to myself. Or afford it, frankly.
OK, I fly Virgin Upper Class, which is double the price of Economy, but it is a vastly better product. Lounge access, priority boarding and deplaning, priority baggage, priority check-in, fast-track security, five course meal, lie-flat bed.
The room I spent one night in at YC was really no nicer than the one I had at CSR, and I think CSR is the more beautiful resort. OK, YC has Stormalong Bay and you can walk to EP and HS. But it’s more than double the cost! And — I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this before — the room I had at the Poly was garbage.