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Old 08-06-2017, 01:03 PM   #21
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Sorry to perpetuate the "motel" discussion but I was always under the impression a motel was a configuration of room where the door to the room directly faces the outside. Meaning no interior hallways. You open your rooms door and take a step, and you're outside. Proximity parking as well, but a given based on the room configuration.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:13 PM   #22
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Jeremyj ... Welcome to MO (Mouse Owners) ... i had no problem getting a lake view studio at Poly (Polynesian) at the 7 month window .... Good Luck
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:08 PM   #23
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Thank you everyone for the advice. It is greatly appreciated and will help me in the decision making process.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:42 PM   #24
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SSR and OKW are very motel like in this regard. Many like this characteristic which is the beauty of DVC diversity. My kids simply think, "It isn't magical".

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Except they are considered condo style not motel. Models are considered roadside hotels made for motorists with parking directly outside. SSR and OKW have parking close but not directly outside and not what I see as roadway hotels either.

Not keen on cheapening DVC resorts simply for the exterior condo like doors
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:54 PM   #26
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Except they are considered condo style not motel. Models are considered roadside hotels made for motorists with parking directly outside. SSR and OKW have parking close but not directly outside and not what I see as roadway hotels either.

Not keen on cheapening DVC resorts simply for the exterior condo like doors
and they are usually a low building, intended for motorists traveling by car. Usually located near a major highway.

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He came here to ask for help/opinion after posting in the wanted thread. Apparently someone contacted him and he had questions about what he was being told. So hopefully he will do his due diligence.

It's not the first time a thread has gotten side tracked.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:21 PM   #27
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I believe that technically a Motel is considered less expensive lodging with parking immediately outside your room but also a place with few amenities- ie, may or may not have a single pool and that's about it. That pulls all DVC off the list of motels.

SSR and OKW are still hotels afaik per most definitions. I'd guess they might fit the definition of a timeshare hotel.
I always understood a motel had no interior hallways, rooms could be accessed direct from outside. I would look at Saratoga as being close to that. The only time this would make any issue would be hurricane season.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:22 PM   #28
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Sorry to perpetuate the "motel" discussion but I was always under the impression a motel was a configuration of room where the door to the room directly faces the outside. Meaning no interior hallways. You open your rooms door and take a step, and you're outside. Proximity parking as well, but a given based on the room configuration.
That is what I thought, I should have read all of the replies.
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I always understood a motel had no interior hallways, rooms could be accessed direct from outside. I would look at Saratoga as being close to that. The only time this would make any issue would be hurricane season.
That is just part of the definition, so because SSR and OKW meets one part doesn't mean it meets the definition of a motel. If I serve you cooked apples with cinnamon doesn't mean you are getting apple pie, but apple pie would be defined having apples in it.
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That is just part of the definition, so because SSR and OKW meets one part doesn't mean it meets the definition of a motel. If I serve you cooked apples with cinnamon doesn't mean you are getting apple pie, but apple pie would be defined having apples in it.
Great analogy.

This was one strange thread drift for sure. Of course now I am curious. do people look at moderates and values as motels too? Hmm....
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