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iNTeNSeBLue98
01-06-2001, 02:24 PM
I would LOVE to stay at Portofino Bay, but my checkbook is saying NO WAY. Our family of 3 will be looking for one room for a 3-4 night stay in mid-May (2002). Willing to pay up to $100/night.

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WebmasterBarry
01-06-2001, 02:31 PM
You can try the Holiday Inn on Kirkman Road. I believe rates start at $80.

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Lalalindica
01-06-2001, 07:30 PM
You can try to get an Entertainment rate at the new Hard Rock Hotel for $117 a night plus tax. That way you could take advantage of Front-of-the-line access all day at both parks.

JessicaR
01-06-2001, 07:32 PM
Just a thought DISgal, but if you are willing to spend $100 a night maybe you could go fo another $51 total for the 3 nights and stay at Hard Rock? That way you can take advantage of FOTL. Of course that would be providing the entertainment rate is available for your dates of travel. :)

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JessicaR
01-06-2001, 07:34 PM
Linda!! We had the same thought at the same time! :D (Hearing twilight zone in my head now)

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Lalalindica
01-07-2001, 10:40 AM
Great minds think alike!!! :D

In my book the wonderful ALL DAY FOTL access plus the convenience of staying onsite (no long walks from the parking lot, etc) is worth a few extra dollars if at all possible. :)

horseshowmom
01-07-2001, 10:46 AM
Parking is $7 a day by itself (I assume you don't have to pay to park at the hotel), so that narrows the gap.

Lalalindica
01-07-2001, 10:51 AM
Parking is free at the Portofino at the self-parking lot which is right next to the hotel entrance. Valet parking is extra ($10 or $12 a day). I parked our car when we arrived and forgot about it there until we left. There was no need for it all.

I would assume that the HRH would have the same set-up.

iNTeNSeBLue98
01-07-2001, 02:50 PM
thanks for the parking price. I'm considering that in the decision as well. If I can get a great rate at HRH we'll definitely be staying there.

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