I was checking out the Halloweekend resort packages and saw this option. "10th/Concierge Floor of the Breakers Tower Section". Has anyone ever stayed there, and what extra services do you receive? Thanks.
Haven't been there in quite awhile (end of Kinzel, but Ouimet was there).
Complimentary breakfast and snacks, imagine in your head how bad the offerings were and you'd likely still be disappointed. Also there was a happy hour with wine and beer, but we never seemed to catch it.
^ this. You’re most likely going to be in the park when the happy hour is offered (even if you say you’ll plan for it- trust me- you’ll be in frontier trail and a free beer won’t be worth the hassle).
The breakfast is brought up from Perkins, eggs and sausage- lunch time they have granola bars and uncrustables. It’s not worth the extra $$.Last edited by Tilt-a-Whirl, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:30 PM
This is and remains my only real complaint about Breakers since the remodel- the upcharge for what most hotels these days offer for free (breakfast). You'd think just a basic spread of breakfast staples- milk and juice, cereal, bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, fruit- wouldn't be too much trouble.
Proud 5th Liner and CP fan since 1986.
Except, I don't quite believe these hotels are offering those ho-hum breakfast items for free. They are what inflates your nightly rate at those establishments. people see "free breakfast included in your stay". Good marketing ploy.
...the upcharge for what most hotels these days offer for free (breakfast).
Most hotels are not beach resorts that provide ERT to and are within walking distance of one of the world's premier amusement parks.Last edited by djDaemon, Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:30 AM
But how much better of an experience would it be if the “beach resort” hotel offered inclusive breakfast like you could find at a beach resort? I do Fully understand they are there to make the $$ though and don’t/won’t expect that anytime soon.
First ride; Magnum 1994
Breakers positions itself as a premium hotel, and no premium hotels offer free breakfast. You get free breakfast at the Super 8, and the Fairfield Inn, not the Marriott or the Hilton.
It would be counterproductive for the hotel to offer ‘subsidized breakfasts’ (it’s not free it’s a room tax); they’re sold out of rooms in the main season already so it wouldn’t bring in more guests, Perkins is full and has a long wait every morning for breakfast, they sell packages for breakfast with the peanuts in the pavilion, Starbucks has a very long line every morning, there is room service available at the hotel as well: all these options are revenue generating for the park.
If they offered a ‘subsidized breakfast’ it would have to be offered in the conference room to service that many guests in such a short time and would require many, many employees to prepare/serve/cleanup for that many people. The cost to the hotel would be tremendous for food and service. Plus the waste at a hotel that size, servicing families in a hurry, would be outright disgusting.
But how much better of an experience would it be if the “beach resort” hotel offered inclusive breakfast like you could find at a beach resort?
Beach resorts at this level do not offer "inclusive" breakfast. But if you're asking how much better Breakers would be if they served Fairfield-level "free" breakfast? It wouldn't be much better. The best thing about "free" breakfast at hotels is that it is "free".
Do yourself a favor and pass.
Use that money for something else!
The offerings are sub par level.
Maybe they should start selling Fat Lane XL (not a typo); front of line access to Perkins & Starbucks for breakfast?Last edited by Shane Denmark, Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:13 PM
Or perhaps offer a breakfast like Oglebay in West Virginia where you have the option to pay to eat there. Their omelette bar and other buffet style hot servings are very good for the price. IIRC, it’s around $20 per person. It’s a huge hit with many people who go there.
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