All New CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT Thread..........

Disxuni

"Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
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Mar 12, 2016
So I looked at our reservation and this is what it is telling me regarding the room:
LOCATION: Tower Section (South Side closer to I-4) FLOORS: 7

Does this mean we will be on the 7th floor? Or, do they assign the rooms as you get there?
I do not know how the assignment works. As when I arrived early they said I was lucky and got the only available room when I arrived (which I doubt that happened to be THE only one). What I can say to better understand how to the building / room numbers work is that it's four numbers. First number represents what building you're in, second number is the floor, then combined with the second number along with the last two is the full room number (but the front desk will describe it as just the last two being "the room number").

I'd say it was one of the towers, but the towers has more than 7 floors, but the two buildings have 7 floors on the "south" side which is what they might be describing. What kind of room did you book?
 
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klangl6

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I do not know how the assignment works. As when I arrived early they said I was lucky and got the only available room when I arrived (which I doubt that happened to be THE only one). What I can say to better understand how to the building / room numbers work is that it's four numbers. First number represents what building you're in, second number is the floor, then combined with the second number along with the last two is the full room number (but the front desk will describe it as just the last two being "the room number").

I'd say it was one of the towers, but the towers has more than 7 floors, but the two buildings have 7 floors on the "south" side which is what they might be describing. What kind of room did you book?
A standard room
 

Disxuni

"Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
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A standard room
You'll more than likely be in the Americana, or Continental, as those buildings have 7 floors and in the direction of south. If it's a standard room, with a standard view you'll be looking at the parking lot.
 
  • tharoberti

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 20, 2015
    As promised a trip report.

    We arrived a little after 8 in the morning. It was quiet and check in was a breeze since no one is in line obviously that early. Received a coupon for free cake, pastry, or ICEE due to it being my birthday. She said I clearly had “birthday magic” since I got the only available room. So, we were able to get in our room immediately. Which I questioned whether this was “Magic”, or done purposely since we happened to get this view:

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    You may have early check out (see processes below, or once 11 hits, it’s “automatic check out” which means you do not have to visit the lobby to check out, or speak to anyone)

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    I suggest for those that want early check in to arrive as early as possible. As when we went to the lobby to discuss future plans on staying it had a lot of people waiting around for rooms already and it was around 11 (official check in is technically 4PM).

    Another thing to randomly add is that I noticed they had a lot more smoking areas than they advertise on the map. I wanted to add that for anyone may be interested to know if they were ever worried about lack of smoking areas.

    Bus service was flawless. Only waited for a bus once. All other times we never waited. The one time we waited, we waited for a minute. However, at the front desk, they inform you it’s a 10-15 minute wait for busses.

    Parking is charged by how many nights you stay. We went for one night and it was $19. She said we didn’t have to leave by a certain time the next day to be charged again. She informed us we could “stay until midnight” if we wanted to.

    For the big rafts it was $11, it was $8 I believe my friend said for the slightly smaller rafts for the lazy river. We noticed first thing in the morning they would throw a few empty ones in there. We never went for it, but we were wondering if those were first come, first serve, and then from there the rest of the guests would have to purchase theirs. However, it was only a few rafts.

    It was one of my absolute best resort experiences. I love the theming, everything was clean, staff was nice, it was relaxing, and it was an amazing view. I truly felt as if I went back in time. I always been fascinated by the era of the 50’s. My friend who came with me thought it was amazing and wants to go for her birthday.

    I have a lot of photos, but wanted to show some of the basics and wanted to edit a few photos together so I didn’t flood the page too much. I hope this helps.
    Awesome report!!! Thank you!!! But i’’m starting to considering not staying there 😔😔😔 charges for parking... charges for the floats on lazy river... 😔😔😔
    Cbr got my attention because I really wanted a resort with lazy river... all others around Orlando are more expensive... I’m starting to thinking that maybe it will be better to get a cheaper hotel and buy ticket to a water park than staying in a lazy river resort.
    We’re planning to go next may. Family of thre: my husband, myself and our daughter that will be 2y4m by then. We are not going to any universal studios park.
     

    Disxuni

    "Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
    Joined
    Mar 12, 2016
    Awesome report!!! Thank you!!! But i’’m starting to considering not staying there 😔😔😔 charges for parking... charges for the floats on lazy river... 😔😔😔
    Cbr got my attention because I really wanted a resort with lazy river... all others around Orlando are more expensive... I’m starting to thinking that maybe it will be better to get a cheaper hotel and buy ticket to a water park than staying in a lazy river resort.
    We’re planning to go next may. Family of thre: my husband, myself and our daughter that will be 2y4m by then. We are not going to any universal studios park.
    Yeah. Depending on what time of the year it is it can be quite a good deal to stay here. However, regardless compared to other “on-site” hotels it’s a steal. Also, you don’t have to use a float and if you want to, so I would imagine you can bring your own as well. Also, like I said they throw a few in the early am when they first open (typically people are not bursting to go in). Just be aware, if you plan on staying at another resort outside of Orlando just be aware of how safe the location is, if it has parking fees too, “resort” fees, ect.
     

    tharoberti

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 20, 2015
    Hum... as the latest e messages I’m really considering NOT staying at cabana bay...

    thank you all!!!! 😊😊😊
     
  • amlynn5

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 20, 2007
    Hello! In reading the thread I see the Christmas decorations up at CBBR. Is there holiday entertainment as well? If so has someone taken a photo of the schedule for the resort? We are going down in a couple weeks and would like to plan. Please share if possible. Thanks!
     

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