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Thread: Ritz Carlton vs. Surf Club

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    Thanks for the info WaltVB. You make a hard case for the Surf Club. I am a Marriott Rewards Member but will not be able to use it for this vacation due to staying on my Marriott Associate Rate.

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    Welcome to the forum Weston! The Ritz is very nice and the service is top notch. It is also very quiet and relaxed. When we stayed last year we enjoyed it, but we just felt like something was missing. The Surf Club is hopping, although during October it is pretty quiet since the kids are mostly back in school. The Surf Club also has a great swim up pool bar, afternoon bingo with cash payouts, pool and beach volleyball, free and pay palapas, you can park your own car (so you don't need the valet if you forget your sunglasses in the car ) and is a more party atmosphere in general. And two other words LAZY RIVER. We own there and stay two weeks every year. The studio/lockoff can be a bit small, but we've spent plenty of weeks in one. We've never had a problem getting chairs, even later in the day. Plus the Surf Club is quite a bit closer to the rest of the goings on in Palm Beach. Almost everywhere is walkable. The service at both places is fantastic so that wouldn't be a deciding factor for me. Whichever you choose, I'm sure you'll have a blast. Also join the Marriot Rewards program and get points for either stay!

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    Would your Marriott Associate Rate be recognized at the Ritz....?

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    It's your honeymoon-go for luxury meaning the Ritz. I tend to think of the timeshares as more family oriented than the Ritz. I'd always go for a king over a queen bed.

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    It is cpjones. My reservations on hold currently are $159 per night plus resort and tax at the ritz and $104 per night plus resort and tax at the surf club

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    Would your Marriott Associate Rate be recognized at the Ritz....?

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    Definitely leaning that way Robin!

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    It's your honeymoon-go for luxury meaning the Ritz. I tend to think of the timeshares as more family oriented than the Ritz. I'd always go for a king over a queen bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    It is cpjones. My reservations on hold currently are $159 per night plus resort and tax at the ritz and $104 per night plus resort and tax at the surf club
    Do the Ritz..... maybe look for a better price in subsequent years..... your bride will appreciate it..... and I'm sure she's worth it! We always pay that kind of difference for an ocean view vs garden view where we stay...... if we go, we're gonna do it up right!

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    Did I read that correctly, $159 nightly for the ritz???? Wow, wow, wow....I just figured out and erased my question....so you work for the Marriott, right? I think I need to get a job working at the Marriott part time....it would save me TONS of cash, and make me some money, lol.
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    Haha Aruba4ever. That is correct King Bed Oceanfront Balcony at the Ritz Carlton for $2,240.93 with tax and resort fee October 9-20. I can't begin to tell you all the great places I have stayed on my discount!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    Did I read that correctly, $159 nightly for the ritz???? Wow, wow, wow....when is this as I want to go, lol. If that is correct how on earth did you get that rate and how do I get it?

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    Yes I work for the Marriott. Part Time and Even On Call can get the discount :-). Hey if any of you are looking at October during the same time, send me a message and we can see what we can get for you at the Marriott properties.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    Did I read that correctly, $159 nightly for the ritz???? Wow, wow, wow....I just figured out and erased my question....so you work for the Marriott, right? I think I need to get a job working at the Marriott part time....it would save me TONS of cash, and make me some money, lol.

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    When hubby and I were first married he was a manger for what is now Host Marriott-we're talking over 24 years ago. I remember we got rates of $29-$49 a night.The lesser rate was at places like Fairfield Inn and Courtyard and the higher price was at Resident's Inns. It was a really nice perk especially when the kids were babies and toddlers-we'd have one room and they'd have another when we travelled.

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