The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 4

keishashadow

Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!
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Thanks for the photos! How did you make your request? Did you ask when you booked? I booked with Vacation Strategies last week and I think I want to make a location request.
VS is no longer able to relay room requests

guardhouse directed me to bldg 6. We arrived around 1:30 pm. The clerk had us in one of bldgs across the lake. I nicely stated preference for bldg 6, upper floor. Took him a good ten min but secured it for us with immediate check in

It struck me later that perhaps the infamous $20 sandwich technique ($20 bill folded between DL & CC provided at check in) we use in Las Vegas would’ve been welcomed.

Has anybody used/had success with it here?
 
  • pepperandchips

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    VS is no longer able to relay room requests

    guardhouse directed me to bldg 6. We arrived around 1:30 pm. The clerk had us in one of bldgs across the lake. I nicely stated preference for bldg 6, upper floor. Took him a good ten min but secured it for us with immediate check in

    It struck me later that perhaps the infamous $20 sandwich technique ($20 bill folded between DL & CC provided at check in) we use in Las Vegas would’ve been welcomed.

    Has anybody used/had success with it here?
    I've seen someone else mentioned they had luck by providing a little president (although the "sandwich" is new to me!) I've always been too much a chicken to try myself but I like the sandwich idea. If they refuse it you could pretend it was an accident :rotfl:
     

    Cynt

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    What does DL and CC stand for?
    ($20 bill folded between DL & CC provided at check in) we use in Las Vegas would’ve been welcomed.
     
  • courtney1188

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    Our stay isn’t now only a few weeks away, so I’m starting to plan out more of the details - any recommendations on grocery delivery services? At home I use Shipt, but was curious if anyone had recommendations for the area. Last trip we used Garden Grocer; they left our things at guest services, where I wasn’t allowed to just go and pick them up, and it took FIVE HOURS for them to be brought from there to our room (ended up coming at 1am and waking the kids up - that was frustrating.) Hoping to avoid that this time around!
     

    snappy

    Survivor
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    We did amazon prime now summer 2017 at Wyndham Bonnet Creek. Met the courier under the portico at building 1. I waited a while at the spot as that was the first time I had used amazon prime now. Since then, I had an experience while staying ay BWV where the courier did not speak English. She was hours late. I made the mistake of ordering for delivery during the 8-10 pm slot on a Saturday night during food and wine festival. Never again.
     
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  • Cynt

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    Walmart is down the street. We'll probably order online and pickup at the store. Fast, easy and convenient.
     

    katallo

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    Jan 29, 2005
    Most of the towers have nice views. I think it's probably a personal preference. The one time we were given a parking lot view we were disappointed. However at 9 o'clock we realize that we had a beautiful view of the fireworks
     

    Biggen

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    We always request tower 4 or 5. Either is good. Bar/lazy river is right below it and its a close walk to the breakfast buffet in the hotel tower. We rarely get a pool view though. Its mostly parking lot. We request ground floor at check-in so we don't have to fool with elevators. Makes it quick to get in and out. Some of the time some of our party can even exit through the bushes into the parking lot out of the sliding glass door if there is a clear path from others doing it before us.

    As a FYI, we just booked with Trip Bound for Labor Day weekend. Its was surprisingly inexpensive compared to the other travel companies this far out. TB offers a full 100% refund before 30 days. So I'll do the requisite TugBBS, SkyAuction, Red Week, eBay searches around 40 days out or so to see if there are any owners trying to dump their points for cheap. If I cant get a better price through those sites, then I'll keep the TB package.
     

    katallo

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    Great to know about Tripbound.

    We had always requested upper floors. The last time we were on the second floor. We didn't realize how much more convenient it was not using the elevators.
     

    Biggen

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    Great to know about Tripbound.

    We had always requested upper floors. The last time we were on the second floor. We didn't realize how much more convenient it was not using the elevators.
    What till you try a ground floor. There is nothing like walking in with kids and bags after a day at the parks and going right past the people waiting in line for the elevators. We are in our room before they can even get on the darn things to go to their floor.

    We also use the stairwell exits (the firewall stairwell exits in the hallways) to go the pool/pond area from the ground floor if the stairwell is closer to our room than the glass exit door at the pool.

    Its only cost us thousands of dollars and about 5 years worth of staying at WBC to learn these "tricks". ;)
     

    yourmouseness

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    Jan 28, 2008
    I searched the site but I cannot find the info. Has anyone recently stayed in the 4 bedroom presidential suite and can confirm if there is a Keurig in those rooms? Thanks 🙃
     

    keishashadow

    Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!
    Joined
    Dec 30, 2004
    I've seen someone else mentioned they had luck by providing a little president (although the "sandwich" is new to me!) I've always been too much a chicken to try myself but I like the sandwich idea. If they refuse it you could pretend it was an accident :rotfl:
    I’ve yet to run across anybody working in hospitality or service industry be insulted by a tip. Would never employ it for management at front of the house though.

    In vegas, they tend to pull the cash out of the the two plastics and set it aside then start to click away furiously :). It’s always workedfor at least some sort of upgrade that was worth far more. Even if it didn’t worth a shot in vegas IMO

    Probably will try it our next visit TBD to WBC just for giggles.
     

    SL6827

    Them, loving the lake. Me- not so much!
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    Apr 23, 2017
    View wouldn't matter. Would love ground floor in building 4 or 5. Love to be close to the lazy river.
     

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