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2girlsmomma
02-21-2012, 11:36 PM
We will be traveling down to Disney the last week in April. We will be coming in late and then going to our Disney resort in the morning. I need a recommendation of a hotel close by. I'm really not interested in amenities, just a bed free of bedbugs and sketchy folks :) Thanks in advance!!

BobbyBudnick
02-22-2012, 01:31 AM
check orlando vista hotel out. Its right next to downtown disney. if you have triple aaa you can get it down to like $60 a night. perfect hotel for what you are looking for.

http://orlandovistahotel.com/

wolf29
02-22-2012, 08:08 AM
We're interested in this as well. We are at Pop 8/19-29. At present, airfare is significantly less if we fly in on the 18th. Looking for something for the one night. Will have a car rented, so anything within 10-15 mins is great. Days Inn, Red Roof, etc will do. Priceline is also an option, so interested in any deals someone may have gotten through them. Thoughts?

2girlsmomma
02-22-2012, 11:29 PM
I thought about priceline too but you can get burned by the "extra" charges. I once got a great hotel for 45.00, but had to pay 14.00 for parking:eek: I'm really afraid about parking charges or resort fees(which priceline says can be as much as 40/night) in Orlando. Took a look at the vista, that might be a good option for us.

spiceycat
02-23-2012, 12:59 PM
unless you are getting a rental car - then might suggest one of the airport hotels - they will take you to there hotel and back again - so think you can still use the disney magical express to get to WDW.

otherwise might go with another night at Pop or all stars if they are cheaper.

disney will move your luggage the next morning if you are staying at a WDW resort - it does not matter which.

you can check in at any WDW resort at 6:30 am.

wiserabbit
02-24-2012, 08:16 PM
Take a look at the Holiday Inn Resort at Lake Buena Vista (NOT the DTD one) - it's just outside DTD - :thumbsup2 It's close and the rates are pretty good - if you use the code through allears you can get the room for about 70.00 - but I think there's a daily service fee of 11.00 or so - :flower3:

2girlsmomma
02-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Spiceycat, I wish that were an option but there are five of us and that knocks out the cheaper on property options. We will be driving down, so the car isn't a problem :)

happymommy
03-04-2012, 08:22 AM
When we drove down, we ended up arriving at 1:30am (had planned on stopping along the drive down, but once the kids fell asleep we just kept on driving). We called a couple hours out, and got the Doubletree Guest Suites for that first night. It's a Downtown Disney area hotel, so close by, and has a nice amount of room for 5 (two beds plus sofa sleeper in the other room) and is a real suite. They frequently have good prices.

Or you can check out the other Downtown Disney hotels for specials also. I think you're pretty safe there - the Doubletree wasn't fancy but it worked for the night!

CANskywalker
03-04-2012, 09:57 AM
If your just looking for a place for to rest your heads . We have always stayed at the Clarion Inn lake buena vista before heading to the POP . Its nothing fancy but works for a night. I use Bookit.com and get a rate of $49 or use a coupon out of one of those books for $47 a night

SeniorWoodchuck
03-05-2012, 10:51 AM
It's my impression that fewer hotels in the Lake Buena Vista area have parking fees and resort fees than in the Maingate/192 area. With that in mind, I used Priceline to get a 3-star LBV hotel for two midweek nights during the week before Christmas 2010. I got the Fairfield Inn in Marriott Village for $35/night plus a total of around $15 in taxes and Priceline fees. The room was clean and well-appointed, with a newer and firmer mattress than at the pricier Residence Inn in Fort Myers (where we also stayed that week). The breakfast bar had lots of choices including a hot egg dish. Marriott Village is gated and slightly off the SR 535 strip - no sketchy people, no timeshare hawkers on the sidewalk. I'd do it again if I wanted to stay offsite.

famousmockingbird
03-05-2012, 02:04 PM
It's my impression that fewer hotels in the Lake Buena Vista area have parking fees and resort fees than in the Maingate/192 area. With that in mind, I used Priceline to get a 3-star LBV hotel for two midweek nights during the week before Christmas 2010. I got the Fairfield Inn in Marriott Village for $35/night plus a total of around $15 in taxes and Priceline fees. The room was clean and well-appointed, with a newer and firmer mattress than at the pricier Residence Inn in Fort Myers (where we also stayed that week). The breakfast bar had lots of choices including a hot egg dish. Marriott Village is gated and slightly off the SR 535 strip - no sketchy people, no timeshare hawkers on the sidewalk. I'd do it again if I wanted to stay offsite.

We stayed at this Fairfield about two years ago and it was perfect. It was clean, close to Disney property, and pretty nice for what we paid for it (about the same rate).

dancin Disney style
03-06-2012, 12:14 PM
If your just looking for a place for to rest your heads . We have always stayed at the Clarion Inn lake buena vista before heading to the POP . Its nothing fancy but works for a night. I use Bookit.com and get a rate of $49 or use a coupon out of one of those books for $47 a night

You can get this hotel often on either bookit or on Travelzoo....usually $49. It's a nice clean and newly renovated property. It gets good reviews here on the Dis and also on other sites.

aks7465
03-06-2012, 12:21 PM
You can get this hotel often on either bookit or on Travelzoo....usually $49. It's a nice clean and newly renovated property. It gets good reviews here on the Dis and also on other sites.



We stayed there for 1 night in February. I booked it through Bookit.com for $49...though I have seen it as low as $25 on occasion through Bookit. It was clean and decent, but make sure and request to be on the parking lot side. It is very noisy on the interstate side! It is located just down the street from Downtown Disney :)

Danibelle
03-06-2012, 12:31 PM
We like the Fairfield in the Marriott Village also. It is just across from DTD and does not have a parking/resort fee. :thumbsup2

2girlsmomma
03-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Thanks for all the advice y'all, I'll check these out!

shell8558
03-08-2012, 09:49 PM
We staryed at the Caribe last year before we checked into POR. It was clean and had the most comfortable beds. It is also less than a mile from Disney, and I got a mousesaver rate.

ladylinda65
03-09-2012, 07:06 AM
I have always used the Clarion Inn on Palm Parkway when I need a close one night stay. I have never paid more than $60 a night no matter what time of year and it is owned by the Rosens who are the largest hotel owners in Orlando.

This hotel is always clean and it is about a mile outside DTD.

Good luck!