They were putting in a drive up loop at the new lobby the last time I was there but the only vehicles I saw were shuttles from the main lobby. That might be more convenient for hauling in luggage that walking, taking the monorail, or the boats.We have reservations for October, although I am concerned about parking charges. Also I have heard that checking in is awkward since The Towers are a good distance from the hotel lobby. I do know The Towere have their own lobby but it would be interesting to find out how this procedure works.
I head that the front tower construction is well underway but do not know what floors are involved. The back tower is either completely done.
It would be great if anyone who is at Bay Club, Kahala Suites or Kingsland could check this out and take pictures.
There is an access road behind the Ocean Tower and Palace Tower, leading to the main street. So, if they wanted to, they can improve the area/road to create an HGVC only drive in/check in area.They were putting in a drive up loop at the new lobby the last time I was there but the only vehicles I saw were shuttles from the main lobby. That might be more convenient for hauling in luggage that walking, taking the monorail, or the boats.
There is a maintenance access road. Not sure if they will make it a drive up loop but if there is a will there is a way.So there is a drive up loop? Anyone know if there's plans to make this accessible for guest pick up/drop off/tour buses? And you mentioned that there were shuttles from the main lobby? Is this the $2 a person shuttle I've read about? If so, can I get dropped off at the main lobby and catch a shuttle that drops me off right at the Ocean Tower (instead of waiting for tram or boat?) Thanks everyone!
From the main lobby, you can take the monorail or boat or walk (my preference) to Ocean Tower to check in. If you don't take the monorail or have too much luggage, check it with the bell captain, and it'll be delivered to your room after you check in.So the shuttle only runs from main lobby/parking lot area to kings/queens shops? Not from main lobby to ocean tower lobby? Thanks!