Monday, February 17, 2014

Reservation Tip #1 — All Rooms Are Not Created Equal: Room Types Explained

A successful vacation begins with great planning. To help, we’re publishing a series of articles providing you tips on how to make the most of your Plantation Resort vacation.  This first article describes the different types of accommodations offered at Plantation Resort.  We hope this information will aid you in deciding which room or unit type best suits your needs and help you make that perfect reservation.
There are seven different unit types offered at Plantation Resort.  We describe each type and discuss the advantages and benefits of each. They are:
  1. Hotel Room
  2. Deluxe Hotel Room
  3. One Bedroom Condominium
  4. Two Bedroom Condominium
  5. Two Bedroom Loft Condominium
  6. Three Bedroom Condominium
  7. Three Bedroom Loft Condominium
This room works well for a couple out for a romantic vacation together or the lone traveler. It sleeps 2 people comfortably and is similar to what you would find at an upscale hotel. 

Hotel Room – View from the Entrance
Hotel Room – View from the Bath
In the hotel room you’ll find:
  • king bed
  • dresser
  • small refrigerator
  • coffee maker
  • microwave
  • full bath.
This unit provides all the essentials for your vacation at the most affordable rate.

Deluxe Hotel Layout
Deluxe Hotel Room
With twice the space of the hotel room, you’ll find the deluxe hotel is much more roomy.  Another advantage over the hotel is the deluxe hotel‘s mini kitchen.
The mini kitchen is equipped with:
  • place settings for 4
  • small refrigerator
  • coffee maker
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • sink
  • dishwasher
  • 2 burner hot plate for stovetop cooking so you can prepare quick meals
  • washer and dryer.
There’s also a sleeper sofa next to the king bed. This layout is ideal for two people or a young family with up to two children who are happy to share a room. The deluxe hotel room has a 4-person occupancy rating with 2 people sleeping on the king-sized bed and 2 people sharing the double-sized sleeper sofa.

The Deluxe Hotel Room
At Plantation Resort, the deluxe hotel is often the third bedroom (referred to at times as a lock-off) of a 3 bedroom condominium.  If this is the case, you’ll find near the mini kitchen a locked door that enables access to the adjacent unit if you’ve reserved the entire three bedroom condominium. Some resorts call this room type a studio or an efficiency.  Click here to see photos of this unit on our Facebook page.

One Bedroom Condominium
The 1 bedroom unit differs from the two hotel rooms above in that the bedroom and the living room are separate living spaces. This unit is best suited for small parties who prefer more privacy than a hotel room and enjoy the convenience of a full kitchen.

The 1 bedroom condominium includes:
  • king-sized bed in the bedroom
  • full kitchen
  • washer and dryer
  • full bathroom
  • sleeper sofa in the living room.
This unit comfortably sleeps 4 people privately with 2 in the bedroom and 2 on the sleeper sofa in the living room.
There are only a few one bedroom units at Plantation Resort. So if you feel a one bedroom condo is the room type for you, please reserve early so that you’ll be sure to find one available.

Two Bedroom Condominium
If your vacation philosophy is “More the Merrier!” then a 2 bedroom unit may be just what you are looking for. We recommend this condo for groups of up to 8. This condo has more bathroom and bedroom space than the previous units. In the master bedroom, you’ll find a comfortable king-sized bed and a master bath. The guest or second bedroom has two double beds with a hall bath that is shared with those sleeping in the living room on the queen-sized sleeper sofa. This larger unit includes a full kitchen with the same amenities as the 1 bedroom condominium. 

Full Kitchens found in the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units.

2 Bedroom Condo

2 Bedroom Loft

Two Bedroom Loft Condominium
Our loft condominium adds an extra degree of room and natural light. As you enter this unit, you’ll be awed by the soaring 18 ft ceiling with skylights. We know of no other vacation unit on the beach as spacious as our loft condos! Upstairs, the bedroom loft opens to the living room below and is the best spot to take in the view. 

This unit has the same kitchen/living room layout as the 2 bedroom condo. The 2 bedroom condominium sleeps 8 with 2 sharing the king bed in the master bedroom, 4 in the loft and 2 sharing a bed in the queen sleeper sofa located in the living room.

Please note that loft units are only found on the second and third floors. Each includes a flight of stairs to the loft, so if stairs are a concern, be sure to request a 1st floor condo. If stairs aren’t a problem or your goal is to keep fit while on your vacation, be sure to ask for the third floor. With three flights of stairs to your unit and another flight to the loft, you’ll have ample opportunity to meet your fitness goal. One big advantage of the third floor condo is that on a clear day from the balcony, you have a wonderful view above the pines of the ocean.

Three Bedroom Condominium
Need even more space? The three bedroom condominium is the largest unit we offer.  At over 1,400 sq. ft., it has all the space that a large family or group might need.  This unit has a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a full bath with a 2 person jetted tub.  There is a second bedroom that has 2 double beds, a shared bath that is accessed from both the bedroom and from the living room where there is a queen sleeper sofa.  And there is a third master bedroom suite with a king bed, a double sleeper sofa, a private bath, a mini kitchen and its own living room and dining area.  See the Deluxe Hotel Room description for more details on the third master bedroom suite.

This unit comfortably sleeps 12 people including the queen sleeper sofa in the living room and the double sleeper sofa in the master bedroom suite. This unit also has all the same kitchen and living room amenities as the 1 and 2 bedroom condos.  At Plantation Resort, these condos are called the Presidential Villas.  To see photos, click here.

Three Bedroom Loft Condominium
The Three bedroom loft condominium has all the wonderful features you find in the 2 bedroom loft plus an additional bedroom.  Here you'll find that 12 people sleep comfortably with 2 on the king-size bed in the master bedroom, 4 people in the guest bedroom plus 4 people in the loft and 2 people on the queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

This unit is popular but rare and they go quickly so please reserve early if this is your condo of choice. 
View from the Loft

Loft Bedroom

Can't decide which is best for you?  Let us help!
Reservation specialists are available from 8 am to 9 pm seven days a week at 1-800-845-5039 and are happy to help you choose the best accommodations for your needs.  We hope to see you soon on your next Plantation Resort vacation!


Anonymous said...

Are there any hotel room specials for the month of March?

Unknown said...

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