I come begging for help :)

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by hipchickie, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. hipchickie

    hipchickie counting the days

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    I have never stayed offsite, but am debating it for our upcoming trip in Jan.
    I started looking, but holy cow - so many!!! and I can't find a site that sorts them by the amenities we want.

    Anyone have a suggestions for a hotel that is reasonably close, and must have shuttle and micro and fridge in the room. A pool and free breakfast would be a nice perk too.

    Any help is much appreciated!!!
     
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  3. Kay1

    Kay1 <font color=red>Check out Ricki's hidden Mickey!<b

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    We just stayed at the Hawthorne Suites in Lake Buena Vista. They had all things you want, plus it's a true suite with 2 TVs, a fuller kitchen, and free beer, wine, soda and chips most nights.
     
  4. hipchickie

    hipchickie counting the days

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    Thanks for the tip - unfortunately I forgot the most important part!
    Has to be cheap, under $60/night preferably

    Anyone know one that is in walking distance to DTD? Maybe that would be a option, instead of one with a shuttle
     
  5. Purseval

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    Nothing not in DTD is really within walking distance unless you are a very good walker and are prepared to walk a mile or 2 AFTER a long day of walking around WDW. As for finding everything you want for under $60, try being more realistic. You either have to pay more for exactly what you want or bid less and hope for the best. Unless you run into a special you won't get both. Sign up for email specials from all of the travel sites and read up on possibles.
     
  6. hipchickie

    hipchickie counting the days

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    I think anyone reading that would rationally know that I was not talking about a 1-2 mile walk :lmao:

    Since we are already booked into CBR at $100/night, staying offsite would have to present a significant cost saving to make up for any additional hassle.

    I am guessing that you are not really familiar with room rates in January, because there is a lot out there in the $60 range, no need to be "realistic". Just looking from input from people who have stayed in one and have a recommendation, or know the layout of the area better than I.
     
  7. Darcy03231

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    Having stayed off-site and used a hotel shuttle service once before, I really don't recommend it. In fact, we ended up renting a car after the first two days. Hotel shuttle services usually run only a couple times in the morning and a couple of times around park closing. The hotel we stayed at contracted a bus with other hotels so we also made stops at other hotels for pick up/drop off. We found the service to be very inconvenient - not like the WDW on-site bus service at all.
     
  8. Indiana Rose Lee

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    I would second this. The shuttles are limited everywhere, to the best of my knowledge.

    Isn't there a sale at the comfort inn, lake buena vista listed on this board?
     
  9. hipchickie

    hipchickie counting the days

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    Thank you both!
    I am thinking that maybe it is just not worth it for the few dollars savings. We do enjoy the EMH, and I have no desire to drive.

    Disneyland had a lot of hotels in walking distance, and with regular shuttle service. I am just not familiar with what is available in the same capacity at WDW - sounds like nothing ;)

    I think we will just stay put and find a little savings elsewhere

    Thanks again!
     
  10. Indiana Rose Lee

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    big time difference between DL and WDW! I guess that was the purpose, lol.
     
  11. englishteacha

    englishteacha <font color=magenta>I've just gotten crazier over

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    Comfort Inn LBV was running a $29 special.

    We're staying in a condo next June for around $55 a night, but there's no shuttle and we will happily be driving a rental car.
     
  12. southcarolinagirl

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    That is a great price on a condo, do you mind sharing which one? Was it thru a private individual?
     
  13. Purseval

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    You're the one who asked. The only close ones aren't going to have the amenities you asked for.

    I'm guessing that you haven't found anything yet. Like I said, there are plenty of inexpensive hotels. But for someone who came begging for help you're a pretty choosy beggar and you aren't going to find something that meets all of your criteria for that price. Do yourself a favor, stay in CBR and pretend you got a deal :rotfl2:
     
  14. spiceycat

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    well if you want to save money might consider one of the value resorts instead of a moderate.

    the bus service offsite - either does not exist or is pretty bad.

    either it stops at other hotels or/and it only comes a few times in the morning for going to the parks. and a few times in the evening for returning.

    WDW is much, much bigger and spread across a wide area of land - DL is tiny in comparision.
     
  15. hipchickie

    hipchickie counting the days

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    I am so glad you posted this!
    Last time I checked prices, the only special was moderates and above, and the price difference was very little. I just checked again and now the values are on discount too :thumbsup2 Saved $600 :goodvibes Thanks!!
     

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