We stay at the desert inn and suites every year and absolutly love it, they do have a web site that displays their rates it is :www.anaheimdesertinnandsuites.com. We have csaa and usually pay $69 off season for a room and $99 for a parlor suite , the reason we stay here is because of those room and rates and the fact that it is right across the street from DL and there are alot of restaurants around it. The ticket question on the other hand is really about how you feel, my brother and sil had there child with the same dilemma as you and they decided not to buy a ticket due to the fact that the child was 2 on the first day they were there, cheating I'm not sure, but then again I feel disney is cheating me for making me pay adult prices for a 10 yo. It's all about how you feel, I personally would feel the same way as you do, confused. Enjoy your trip, there is nothing like going to disney and watching your childs face light up at all the magic.