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cgcruz
08-18-2007, 01:12 AM
We'd like to go to Disneyland this year, but because we'd have to rent a car and fly, we'd need a cheap hotel. Is there anything near Disneyland that is CLEAN, well kept and walking distance to the parks for for around or under $60 a night? Thanks!

scasta86
08-18-2007, 01:31 AM
I got what I would say is a great deal at Del Sol Inn, where I got a nightly rate of about $63, for next week. But the only reason I was able to get that rate is because I'm buying a package from them, which only adds on the park tickets at regular price. Check their website, under special offers. From what I've heard here in Disboards it's a pretty decent hotel and it's pretty close to the parks.

Leofoenget
08-18-2007, 03:16 AM
We'd like to go to Disneyland this year, but because we'd have to rent a car and fly, we'd need a cheap hotel. Is there anything near Disneyland that is CLEAN, well kept and walking distance to the parks for for around or under $60 a night? Thanks!

I have seen super 8 on Hotwire for $39. The other day I saw Desert Inn for
$59 on their website not hotwire. Guess if you really try you can.

DisneySuiteFreak
08-18-2007, 03:26 AM
We'd like to go to Disneyland this year, but because we'd have to rent a car and fly, we'd need a cheap hotel. Is there anything near Disneyland that is CLEAN, well kept and walking distance to the parks for for around or under $60 a night? Thanks!

I don't know how this place is, but on another board several people said it was fine for the price and location. Not sure if it's walking distance or not.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g29092-d222951-Reviews-Motel_6_Anaheim_Maingate-Anaheim_California.html

and another one, but this one is not walking distance you'd have to use the shuttle:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g29092-d75686-r8127315-Islander_Inn_and_Suites-Anaheim_California.html

arliepooh68
08-18-2007, 09:43 AM
hotwire and priceline. I had the marriott one night for 50 bucks, the one across from the hilton. I normally get the hilton for about 60 a night. . . I'm a hotel snob, I'll be the first to admit this, so those two sites have been awesome for me so far.

DisneySuiteFreak
08-18-2007, 09:55 AM
hotwire and priceline. I had the marriott one night for 50 bucks, the one across from the hilton. I normally get the hilton for about 60 a night. . . I'm a hotel snob, I'll be the first to admit this, so those two sites have been awesome for me so far.

Hotwire & Priceline are fine for 2 people but it should be noted that they do not guarantee room types, so it's not a good choice for families or groups with more than 2 people traveling unless thay want to book 2 rooms or pay for a roll away if they get stuck in a King room.

lisadoll93
08-18-2007, 10:16 AM
I have always been able to get two beds with priceline. I call hotel directly and confirm that I need two beds.

There is a rodeway on ball, stardust anaheim, best western maingate( i think) that are really close. You walk thru Mickey parking garage and take the tram from there. HTH

4bugzinarug
08-18-2007, 10:31 AM
Don't forget the $54 "poolside view" rate at HOJO with the Entertainment Card. If you don't have an Entertainment coupon book, you can pick one up on Ebay for pretty cheap :-) Use code SD50 and check www.hojoanaheim.com to see if they have that rate for the dates you are going to be traveling.

ter-moo
08-18-2007, 10:38 AM
Depending on when you're going, you get usually get a room at the Carousel Inn and Suites for between $60-70 a night. My DD and I got it for $57/night about 3 years ago. It's right across the street from the entrance.

www.carouselinnandsuites.com

I think the same goes for the Camelot and the Tropicana, although I haven't stayed at either of these.

eduk8r26
08-18-2007, 02:44 PM
We've stayed at the Anaheim Plaza for under $60. It's pretty roomy, clean and within walking distance. And kids eat free in their restaurant.

disneyfan4ever54
08-18-2007, 04:19 PM
Depending on when you're going, you get usually get a room at the Carousel Inn and Suites for between $60-70 a night. My DD and I got it for $57/night about 3 years ago. It's right across the street from the entrance.

www.carouselinnandsuites.com

I think the same goes for the Camelot and the Tropicana, although I haven't stayed at either of these.

We have stayed at Carousel Inn twice during the last year and both were off season times. I check their prices constantly and the lowest that I have seen is $89/night which is what we paid. It appears that they have increased in the past 3 years.:)

victorandbellasmom
08-18-2007, 04:59 PM
We've gotten hojo's for the $54 rate. We've also had park vue inn for $50 something a night as well. We've never done it, but others hadve posted priceline hotels for relatively few $$$.

funnygarcia
08-18-2007, 08:22 PM
Don't forget the $54 "poolside view" rate at HOJO with the Entertainment Card. If you don't have an Entertainment coupon book, you can pick one up on Ebay for pretty cheap :-) Use code SD50 and check www.hojoanaheim.com to see if they have that rate for the dates you are going to be traveling.

Calling the hotel directly, ask for "in house" reservations desk and ask for the Entertainment rate is the best way to get the lowest rate. The rooms that are not preium view are a bit cheaper.. it all depends on what time you go (how busy it is and the amount of reservations they have already). Off season being the best for the lowest rate.


A handy thing to download to check multiple rates for hotels is travel axe pro (or you can use travel axe within a web browser).

I also like using Kayak.com
Sometimes you can find special package deals thru places like expedia or thru Get Away Today

arliepooh68
08-18-2007, 08:52 PM
i have used both hotwire, where you can only put up to four in their system, and priceline. when I used priceline I called them about the fact I was unable to put how many, they put it in my reservations, I then called the hotel, explained my issue and they were more than happy to accommodate me. I've yet to run into a problem.

the last time i stayed at the hilton the guy was so nice at the counter I explained I would love to have a, crud what is the extra bed called, blonde moment here. . . anyways, it was going to be like 50 a night or some high price like that and I said, oooh, never mind. . . he had the bed brought up at no charge. .. I've been truly blessed with my stays so far, knock on wood.

bumbershoot
08-18-2007, 10:27 PM
Oh thank you thank you for posting that SD50 thing. I saw it posted the other day, after someone (you?) got off the phone or email with one of the special in house people, but didn't think much of it.

But I just plugged a couple dates into it, and now I have two separate reservations after our package (at the cheapie 54 buck rate), just in case we want to stay extra time!!!

Queen of Indecisiveness strikes again!:upsidedow

Gemfyre
08-18-2007, 11:02 PM
Just today I booked thru Priceline for $48 per night 3 star upscale and got the Crown Plaza..

How I love you Priceline.

disneyfan4ever54
08-18-2007, 11:24 PM
Oh thank you thank you for posting that SD50 thing. I saw it posted the other day, after someone (you?) got off the phone or email with one of the special in house people, but didn't think much of it.

But I just plugged a couple dates into it, and now I have two separate reservations after our package (at the cheapie 54 buck rate), just in case we want to stay extra time!!!

Queen of Indecisiveness strikes again!:upsidedow

I'm curious as to what months/days your reservations are for. I just tried to add on 2 extra days to ours (by phone) and they said they were entirely sold out for Wed. Dec. 5th....not just the ent. rate but no rooms available at all! Does anybody know why this might be? :)

bumbershoot
08-18-2007, 11:29 PM
sept 21 and 22.

If you just tried NOW, you're not talking to the in-house people. Call during business hours, call the direct line, ask for in-house. Make sure they are truly in-house (I was once shunted over to the 800# and she kind of lied to me about it at first). Only those folks can do that amazing discount.

But that SD50 rate going through the website worked very well, and it sounds like it's equal to calling in-house during business hours. They are probably tired of all the Disers bugging them all the time!:upsidedow

disneyfan4ever54
08-18-2007, 11:50 PM
sept 21 and 22.

If you just tried NOW, you're not talking to the in-house people. Call during business hours, call the direct line, ask for in-house. Make sure they are truly in-house (I was once shunted over to the 800# and she kind of lied to me about it at first). Only those folks can do that amazing discount.

But that SD50 rate going through the website worked very well, and it sounds like it's equal to calling in-house during business hours. They are probably tired of all the Disers bugging them all the time!:upsidedow

I called earlier today and it was in-house reservations that I spoke to. I was able to add on one of my two days that I wanted (at the entertainment rate), but they said they had no rooms available at all for my second day (Wed. Dec. 5th) not even if I paid the regular rate. I also wanted to change my $69/night park view room to the $54 pool view rate, but they said those rates were entirely booked for the time frame that I wanted. I'm just trying to figure out why Tuesday, Dec. 4th was available, but not Wed. Dec. 5th. It seemed odd to me, unless there is something going on that day that I don't know about. After reading your post, I just tried to check the same date (the one they said wasn't available at all ) on their on-line site and DID find regular rates (but no entertainment rates) . .....Just trying to figure out why the in-house ressies had no rooms available on that day??? I can understand if the ent. rates are sold out, but no rooms at all? Are there different rooms available on-line vs. calling the hotel directly?

disneyfan4ever54
08-19-2007, 12:12 AM
I called earlier today and it was in-house reservations that I spoke to. I was able to add on one of my two days that I wanted (at the entertainment rate), but they said they had no rooms available at all for my second day (Wed. Dec. 5th) not even if I paid the regular rate. I also wanted to change my $69/night park view room to the $54 pool view rate, but they said those rates were entirely booked for the time frame that I wanted. I'm just trying to figure out why Tuesday, Dec. 4th was available, but not Wed. Dec. 5th. It seemed odd to me, unless there is something going on that day that I don't know about. After reading your post, I just tried to check the same date (the one they said wasn't available at all ) on their on-line site and DID find regular rates (but no entertainment rates) . .....Just trying to figure out why the in-house ressies had no rooms available on that day??? I can understand if the ent. rates are sold out, but no rooms at all? Are there different rooms available on-line vs. calling the hotel directly?

I just noticed that they didn't have the park view room available on that day (on the on-line site)....only the standard view rooms, so maybe that is why she said no rooms were available. The other dates for our ressie are for a park view room. Oh well.....

bumbershoot
08-19-2007, 12:36 AM
The ways of hotels mystify me. Truly they do.

When I called in-house before, they said that the week and weekend were incredibly busy, that there were all sorts of things going on. No ent rate, very few other rooms.

So today when checking online, I noticed that the very day I asked about before, the Thursday of that trip, had an ent rate. So much for SO incredibly busy! And then Fri and Sat had the ent. rate? What?

Mystifying.

disneyfan4ever54
08-19-2007, 01:31 AM
The ways of hotels mystify me. Truly they do.

When I called in-house before, they said that the week and weekend were incredibly busy, that there were all sorts of things going on. No ent rate, very few other rooms.

So today when checking online, I noticed that the very day I asked about before, the Thursday of that trip, had an ent rate. So much for SO incredibly busy! And then Fri and Sat had the ent. rate? What?

Mystifying.

Yes.....that's crazy.:) Well, I'm glad you were able to get the ent rate online. We went last September and it is such a great time to go! Have fun!:)

DisneySuiteFreak
08-19-2007, 03:02 AM
I'm curious as to what months/days your reservations are for. I just tried to add on 2 extra days to ours (by phone) and they said they were entirely sold out for Wed. Dec. 5th....not just the ent. rate but no rooms available at all! Does anybody know why this might be? :)

Maybe it's the week of Candlelight Processional? It's usually the around that time of the month.

DisneySuiteFreak
08-19-2007, 03:09 AM
I called earlier today and it was in-house reservations that I spoke to. I was able to add on one of my two days that I wanted (at the entertainment rate), but they said they had no rooms available at all for my second day (Wed. Dec. 5th) not even if I paid the regular rate. I also wanted to change my $69/night park view room to the $54 pool view rate, but they said those rates were entirely booked for the time frame that I wanted. I'm just trying to figure out why Tuesday, Dec. 4th was available, but not Wed. Dec. 5th. It seemed odd to me, unless there is something going on that day that I don't know about. After reading your post, I just tried to check the same date (the one they said wasn't available at all ) on their on-line site and DID find regular rates (but no entertainment rates) . .....Just trying to figure out why the in-house ressies had no rooms available on that day??? I can understand if the ent. rates are sold out, but no rooms at all? Are there different rooms available on-line vs. calling the hotel directly?

Yes there are different rooms available online vs. in house. I looked online last week for a particular type of room I wanted and they didn't show it online. I called in house reservations and they sold me the last room they had available. The same thing happened last year to me. They didn't have the room type and dates that I wanted, and they advised me to call back because people do book rooms and then cancel as the date gets closer. I called 2 days in a row and the 2nd day they had the room type that I wanted for my length of stay.

disneyfan4ever54
08-19-2007, 03:38 AM
Maybe it's the week of Candlelight Processional? It's usually the around that time of the month.

Yes, the Candlelight Processional should be that week, but it would be on Saturday and Sunday. The day that I need the reservations for is the following Wednesday. We will be there for the CP on the weekend and were scheduled to leave on Monday, but I wanted to extend our stay to Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday is available, but not Wednesday and I'm just not sure why. :)

bumbershoot
08-19-2007, 03:51 AM
Yes there are different rooms available online vs. in house. I looked online last week for a particular type of room I wanted and they didn't show it online. I called in house reservations and they sold me the last room they had available. The same thing happened last year to me. They didn't have the room type and dates that I wanted, and they advised me to call back because people do book rooms and then cancel as the date gets closer. I called 2 days in a row and the 2nd day they had the room type that I wanted for my length of stay.

You'd think they could tell a person that, when on the phone. Of course the computer reservations can't (although there are ways...statements like "this is only available on the internet" show that there is some sort of difference, and hotels use that often), but a person on the phone could!

disneyfan4ever54
08-19-2007, 03:54 AM
Yes there are different rooms available online vs. in house. I looked online last week for a particular type of room I wanted and they didn't show it online. I called in house reservations and they sold me the last room they had available. The same thing happened last year to me. They didn't have the room type and dates that I wanted, and they advised me to call back because people do book rooms and then cancel as the date gets closer. I called 2 days in a row and the 2nd day they had the room type that I wanted for my length of stay.

After I looked closer at the online site, I realize that the room I wanted wasn't available there either. I was just surprised that they had a room for Tuesday but not for the next day, Wednesday. I would think that day wouldn't be much different, but maybe there's something I don't know.:) They did say that I should call back for a cancellation, but I think I'll just go ahead and not add the extra day on even if it's available. They said that if it does become available, it would be at the regular rate, not the entertainment rate, and I'm not sure I really want to pay that much for the extra day. :)

DisneySuiteFreak
08-20-2007, 12:06 PM
You'd think they could tell a person that, when on the phone. Of course the computer reservations can't (although there are ways...statements like "this is only available on the internet" show that there is some sort of difference, and hotels use that often), but a person on the phone could!

Oh, well the in house res person I spoke with was the one who told me that the did have 1 room left in the room type that I wanted. If they don't have it they'll tell you they don't. The HOJO Anaheim has exceptional customer service. My DH only wants to stay there because they have gone over and above the call of duty so many times for us in the past. For example, they once set us up with a Notary who happened to work with them when we had real estate deal take longer to close than we thought it would. We had to do everything by phone, fax, and Fed Ex. They called us at the park to let us know that the Notary was there. (They advised us to go to the park and that they would call us so that our vacation wouldn't be interrupted more than it already was.) They took our papers from us and had Fed Ex pick them up (at no charge). After hearing some horror stories from other motels on Harbor regarding their customer service, I can't imagine those motels going the extra mile like this. I bet most of the motels would have a not-my-problem attitude, because really, it wasn't their problem. It was ours. And that's why the staff at Hojos impressed us so much. We really appreciate Willie and staff at Hojos. If they can help you, they will, but they are sold out a lot because they are so popular due to their customer service.