How do you spell horrible? Newport Bay Club

Karin1984

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Feb 5, 2012
At the end of the day, NPB must be worth the price because enough people are paying it for occupancy to be at an acceptable level for Disney. If it wasn't they would do something about it such as discount it more.

From memory, it was never supposed to be quite the same level as HNY. NPB is same class as Sequoia Lodge - although in my opinion NPB is a small step up from Sequoia.

As for the comments on the state of NPB I say again this makes no sense. It's only a couple of years since it had a full refurb which I believe lasted a couple of years to complete?
I am staying there during the run weekend, one night regular room, three nights club level. And I am now really curious how it will be. The last time I stayed there was in 2012, I think. I wonder now what they did during the last refurb, the outside took a long time to complete, maybe they only focussed on the outside? But I agree... it doesn't make sense.

But it's also about how much you pay, if I would have paid $700 a night for NPB, I would feel ripped off. As it's nowhere near worth it. During the Run Weekend, which is high season, I pay 180 euro for the regular room and 365 euro per night for the club level Lakeside. This is including my Infinity discount (20-25%?) That completely changes how I would feel. Normally I stay in Cheyenne or Santa Fe (a 155 euro per night incl discount), but as I know I will make more use of the room, the lounge, the pool etc this weekend, I am willing to pay more. And I think it's good value and will be more positive than when I paid $700 per night.
 

mala55

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Joined
Jul 19, 2012
I am staying there during the run weekend, one night regular room, three nights club level. And I am now really curious how it will be. The last time I stayed there was in 2012, I think. I wonder now what they did during the last refurb, the outside took a long time to complete, maybe they only focussed on the outside? But I agree... it doesn't make sense.

But it's also about how much you pay, if I would have paid $700 a night for NPB, I would feel ripped off. As it's nowhere near worth it. During the Run Weekend, which is high season, I pay 180 euro for the regular room and 365 euro per night for the club level Lakeside. This is including my Infinity discount (20-25%?) That completely changes how I would feel. Normally I stay in Cheyenne or Santa Fe (a 155 euro per night incl discount), but as I know I will make more use of the room, the lounge, the pool etc this weekend, I am willing to pay more. And I think it's good value and will be more positive than when I paid $700 per night.
Yes, for $700 a night it feels like a rip off! I would not be complaining, if we paid less. We did get park tickets for 2 days for 3 of us and Half Board. Taking that into account, it’s about $450-500 a night for just the room. This was supposed to be a bargain. The price dropped from when I first started looking and included Half Board. In Orlando we stay at the Beach Club for slightly less a night, but with a Villa, dining plan, park tickets, etc included. I just assumed we would have a similar standard (but a bit villa, but a room instead) for the price.

I’m curious where/how everyone else booked their Disney hotel from? We booked directly through the English version of the DLP site. Are Americans targeted to pay much higher prices? I certainly hope not as that would be shameful. I wonder if there is anyone at Disney I can take this up with?

Good luck on your Run Weekend! Sounds like a fun time at DLP!
 
  • JessicaRabbit13

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Sep 16, 2018
    Yes, for $700 a night it feels like a rip off! I would not be complaining, if we paid less. We did get park tickets for 2 days for 3 of us and Half Board. Taking that into account, it’s about $450-500 a night for just the room. This was supposed to be a bargain. The price dropped from when I first started looking and included Half Board. In Orlando we stay at the Beach Club for slightly less a night, but with a Villa, dining plan, park tickets, etc included. I just assumed we would have a similar standard (but a bit villa, but a room instead) for the price.

    I’m curious where/how everyone else booked their Disney hotel from? We booked directly through the English version of the DLP site. Are Americans targeted to pay much higher prices? I certainly hope not as that would be shameful. I wonder if there is anyone at Disney I can take this up with?

    Good luck on your Run Weekend! Sounds like a fun time at DLP!
    I usually book through Disneyland Paris directly but will check the different country websites. Every country has different offers at different times. Currently I could book 4 nights at NPB for $2400 on the US site, €2400 on the French site or £1400 on the UK site. You or I could book on any website, but that’s the offer they present. I’m sure they have a strategy for the prices they advertise, potentially knowing that many US visitors will have a larger amount of money to spend as they are flying across the Atlantic. I don’t necessarily agree with this policy. Prices imo have increased a lot since Disney took over completely.

    Also, how many nights did you stay? If longer than 4, maybe 5, this will bump up the price considerably - often it would be cheaper to get two separate bookings. If you only got a 2 day ticket that would mean you stayed only 1 night? You get park tickets included for each day including check in and check out. A 2 day ticket for 3 people would cost around $500-550 so your room would’ve cost $200 for a single night. Plus you would’ve gotten breakfast ($75 for 3 people) and dinner ($120 for 3 people) so it doesn’t sound too bad. For one night at a value at wdw, with a 2-day park hopper and qsdp for 3 people would cost around $1400 for one night.

    $700 for room only is far too expensive and you shouldn’t pay that. It isn’t equivalent to a deluxe resort.
     

    tennisfan

    Was told off for sliding down the bannister at SL
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    Yes, for $700 a night it feels like a rip off! I would not be complaining, if we paid less. We did get park tickets for 2 days for 3 of us and Half Board. Taking that into account, it’s about $450-500 a night for just the room. This was supposed to be a bargain. The price dropped from when I first started looking and included Half Board. In Orlando we stay at the Beach Club for slightly less a night, but with a Villa, dining plan, park tickets, etc included. I just assumed we would have a similar standard (but a bit villa, but a room instead) for the price.

    I’m curious where/how everyone else booked their Disney hotel from? We booked directly through the English version of the DLP site. Are Americans targeted to pay much higher prices? I certainly hope not as that would be shameful. I wonder if there is anyone at Disney I can take this up with?

    Good luck on your Run Weekend! Sounds like a fun time at DLP!
    It usually is more in dollars due to the exchange rate. All prices when set are originally in Euros then converted. A future note if you go again is to look at all the countries sites, particularly european as they can be booked no matter where you live. European countries tend to have better deals most likely as they are the highest visitors.
     

    Benjsh

    Earning My Ears
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    Aug 28, 2019
    This is why I refuse to stay on site at DLP. There's far too many bad reviews to risk paying what they charge. I get that after a long tiring day it must be nice to not have to get on the RER or a bus. However for what they charge I still don't think it's value for money. Not unless you're rich.

    We have found a cheap and cheerful hotel in Torcy for our next trip this Halloween (8.6 reviews) for less than £150 for 3 nights for 2 adults and 1 child. With our annual passes it works out far far cheaper and we still get the Extra Magic Hours.
     

    Dentam

    Dreaming of Disney
    Joined
    Feb 6, 2015
    I booked our stay through the UK site and got a much better deal than what was available through the US site. I think the extra magic hour each morning was a huge perk of staying at a Disney hotel. We got so much done that first hour each morning with very empty parks!
     


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