~ Bidding on A Room Close To Disneyland ~

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by tinkcollector, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. tinkcollector

    tinkcollector DIS Veteran

    Oct 10, 2005
    I thought I would post a recent bid (this past weekend) through Priceline. I picked 3 ½ stars and the Anaheim/Orange/Garden Grove area. I got the Crowne Plaza in Garden Grove on Harbor Blvd. The bid was $62.00.
    I am a Crowne Plaza rewards member. The rewards for perks and resort fees count on your rewards, just not the actual room cost due to it being obtained through Priceline.
    Upon check-in because of the membership the perks I received are, I was up-graded to an executive suite (terry robe and chocolates on the pillow), offered two bottles of water, two drink tickets (good for a Crowne Margarita, cold soda, domestic beer, or a glass of house wine), and the resort fee included shuttle service back and forth for the parks. Daily newspapers are available in the lobby for guests.
    This is a nice hotel. Wi-Fi in rooms, coffee maker and frig. Parking is a walk back to the hotel unless you get lucky and get a close spot.
    I have had really good luck with bidding for a room in the Disneyland area. But, be fore-warned when you bid for a room it only guarantee’s a room for two. You might get a room with only one king. If that is not an issue I would recommend bidding on Priceline. :tink:
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  3. PigletSeeker

    PigletSeeker Mouseketeer

    Aug 5, 2010
    We've had excellent results with Priceline in that area. I think we stayed in that same hotel for $65. It was nice. On the bed thing, we just call the hotel about 24 hrs after booking and request 2 doubles- never had an issue.
  4. DisneyMomma81

    DisneyMomma81 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2007
    We stayed there twice in 2009 via priceline, it's nice but I prefer to be within walking distance. Both times after my winning bid I'd call the hotel directly and kindly request a 2 bed room, we got 2 Qs both times.
  5. HollyL

    HollyL Mouseketeer

    Sep 6, 2012
    Priceline rocks! The first time I tried it, we got the Grand Hyatt for $55/night in December! Last time, we got the new Holiday Inn Resort for $50/night- not as great as The Hyatt, but still a great deal for $50 a night. I will always use Priceline unless I win the lottery any time soon.
  6. SeattleRedBear

    SeattleRedBear Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>An old floorboard c

    Jul 9, 2004
    I got you all beat. Four years ago, Extended Stay America Convention Center (so 15-minute walk from MainGate). $25/night. Our car rental out of LGB was more expensive than the hotel!!
  7. SuzanneSLO

    SuzanneSLO DIS Veteran

    Sep 10, 1999
    A number of years ago, I bid on a hotel for my parents and got the Hyatt. When I told my mom it was $105, she was concerned that it was more than she wanted to spend per night. I corrected her that $105 was the full price for all 3 nights! She was very happy! -- Suzanne

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