New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

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New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby CokeMann » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:58 am

As of February, 2009 - subject to change at any time

Desire has implemented a system where 8 beds are reserved daily for rental. This means that guests who prefer to pay ($20 US per day or $100 US for the week) can have a bed reserved the day(s) they wish. Those who paid for a bed in the 8 bed rental system can come down at anytime or can leave the beds for as long as long as they wish as they have rented/reserved it for the day or the week.

Out of the 42 beds they have, only 8 are used for this system. All the others are the same as before, first come first serve basis, as guests wake up and head down to the beach they go with the beach concierge who will let them know which beds are available and he will assign them a bed. Guests can use the bed all day, half day, 1 hour if they want, however if they leave the bed with there belongings on it for more than 2 hours, the bed will be cleared and freed for someone else to use avoiding that guests reserve beds with personal belongings. The 2 hour grace period allows enough time to go for breakfast or lunch and come back without losing the bed they were assigned.
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Postby coco » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:26 am

During check in, this was pitched. Can't see the need to spend a $100 for a bed. There are so many of them, I don't think its that much of a problem. We were told that they are priority for passion suites, members, and people who reserve them, but we did not find many people buying them. Just a way to get more money out of you.
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Postby LabandNan » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:46 pm

If I understand this correctly - if you have a passion suite you can "reserve" a bed - is that correct?
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Postby CokeMann » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:37 pm

When you book and pay the big $$ for a Passion Suite one of the perqs is that you automatically have a reserved beach bed that comes as part of the suite package.
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Postby LabandNan » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:13 pm

Thank you for that information. We were not aware of that but are happy to hear it. We rarely take vacations so when we do we indulge ourselves. We spent the big $$$ but were not sure if a reserved bed was a perk. Glad to know it is.
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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby coupleluvs2watch » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:53 pm

has this policy changed since 2009?
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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby CokeMann » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:59 pm

coupleluvs2watch wrote:has this policy changed since 2009?

They have added many beach beds since this original post and a percentage of them are available for reservations (ie via payment)
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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby CantWaitDesire » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:05 am

Is this still the case? We wanted to reserve a bed for the week. Do we do that at check in or can we reserve before we arrive. Thanks!


CokeMann wrote:
coupleluvs2watch wrote:has this policy changed since 2009?

They have added many beach beds since this original post and a percentage of them are available for reservations (ie via payment)
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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby CokeMann » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:23 am

CantWaitDesire wrote:Is this still the case? We wanted to reserve a bed for the week. Do we do that at check in or can we reserve before we arrive. Thanks!

Still the same, FYI - you can only do it after you check in.
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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby candjwv » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:27 pm

I'm curious if anyone knows if some of the beach beds are reserved for people in the "better" rooms. We were at DRM 3 years ago, and when we tried to get a bed, we were told they were all full. Then, when the attendant realized that we were staying in a Jacuzzi Suite, he suddenly had one available for us. I tried to pay him the $20, but he said it was included for us. I gave him the $20 as a tip anyway.

One of our big favorites of the resort is the swinging beach beds. Does anyone know if it's possible to get one of these with a lower class room? We want to be sure we get one, so we're willing to get the better room if needed. But we're glad to save the cash if it's not.

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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby CokeMann » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:11 pm

The Desire Suites, Passion Suites and Junior Suites all have first dibs on beach beds(included as part of the price of the rooms).

FYI - there are many more beach beads available now than 3 years ago, also all the swinging beach beds are gone(I doubt that they will return...)
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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby candjwv » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:19 pm

CokeMann wrote: also all the swinging beach beds are gone(I doubt that they will return...)


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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby candjwv » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:53 pm

Follow up question:

On some of the photos around the pool (Travelocity and/or Oyster), I noticed that the pool beds have towels with the Premier logo on them. Are the beds reserved for Premier members only?
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Re: New Beach Bed Policy - Effective February, 2009

Postby CokeMann » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:04 pm

candjwv wrote:Follow up question:

On some of the photos around the pool (Travelocity and/or Oyster), I noticed that the pool beds have towels with the Premier logo on them. Are the beds reserved for Premier members only?

Some are - not a large percentage ;)
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