Inexpensive offsite hotel with good breakfast?

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  1. CMac72

    CMac72 Earning My Ears

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    We will be staying offsite this trip and need to keep the accommodations budget in check, preferably under $70/night. We also want to find a place with a good hot breakfast to fill up on each morning. We would be ok with a continental breakfast but the kids love to make their own waffles and, of course, we like eggs and sausage. We figure filling up in the morning would allow us to go light on lunch and eat an early dinner each day in the parks.

    We're doing 2 days at WDW, 2 days at UO, and 1 day at SW. Anywhere closed to any of these parks would be great. Currently we have a UO package staying at the Holiday Inn directly across from the parks, however no free breakfast. Seriously thinking about cancelling and booking hotel and tickets separately.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. anorman

    anorman DIS Veteran

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    We stayed at the Seralago on US-192 3 yrs ago in a kids suite for around $70. It has a breakfast buffet which we thoroughly enjoyed; if I'm not mistaken kids eat free with each paying adult. While it gets quite mixed reviews on tripadvisor, we had no concerns and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The separate themed room for the kids was a nice feature.
     
  4. sbd78

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    Have you checked Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista or Buena Vista Suites? Both include a free breakfast buffet. They will likely run you more than $70/night, but you can get some great rates if you are a AAA member.
     
  5. pens4821

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    We are looking at the last week of August. We've narrowed it down to a few places. The two we've found in your price range (with free continental breakfast) are the SpringHill Suites and Quality Suites, both in Lake Buena Vista. SHS is offering some kind of leisure rate or something, and the QS has a AAA rate (both around 80/night).

    We're leaning towards the QS as it has queen beds (instead of doubles) and a seperate bedroom (SHS just has a little wall divider and looks like the TV is shared between "bedroom" and "living room").
     
  6. jcarwash

    jcarwash DIS Veteran

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    I'm looking at Hampton Inn Lake Buena Vista on Palm Parkway. I stayed there once before in 2001 and hoping it's still good.
     
  7. littlestar

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    We snagged a night at Extended Stay deluxe Lake Buena Vista on Palm Parkway on Hotwire for $36 a night for an upcoming trip. We have a late flight and didn't want to spend a lot for one brief night before we check into Disney. With tax it's $46 a night. There is a free breakfast, but I'm not sure if there's any hot food or not.

    We needed a cheap night and the ratings look good on Trip Advisor.
     
  8. littlestar

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    We snagged a night at Extended Stay deluxe Lake Buena Vista on Palm Parkway on Hotwire for $36 a night for an upcoming trip. We have a late flight and didn't want to spend a lot for one brief night before we check into Disney. With tax it's $46 a night. There is a free breakfast, but I'm not sure if there's any hot food or not.

    We needed a cheap night and the ratings look good on Trip Advisor.
     
  9. Shelly F - Ohio

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    evie308 Earning My Ears

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    We booked Drury Inn for $65 per night for the end of August. Drury Inn is #1 hotel in Orlando according to TripAdvisor.
     
  11. shocker

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    I'm looking at this one also, it advertises a micro and fridge in each room and a hot breakfast (shows pics of waffles). Probably not much of a pool, but it gets great reviews on tripadvisor. I see the OP will be there in about a month so I put in some May dates and am coming up with $75/night rates.
     
  12. mossy1

    mossy1 Been there but always willing to learn from others

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    I can comment on the Quality Suites. Having stayed there just last November and would stay there again. Breakfast was good, but can get crowded if you get down there later in the AM. Rooms were clean and everything was up to par. Best of luck!!
     
  13. cheerky

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    Was this property listed on Hotwire as a condo in Lake Buena Vista/ Downtown Disney? I am trying to ID a property for the end of April.
    Thanks!
     
  14. sammielynn

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    WE have also stayed here and really liked it. Breakfast was not really hot but the hotel is great. And you can be on Disney property in 5 minutes or less. When you are driving back to the hotel at night just follow the signs to the AKL and turn at the traffic light just before the hotel entrance.
     
  15. WanderLuster

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    I recommend checking out biddingfortravel.com - they have lots of information about what hotels are likely to show up in Priceline and Hotwire opaque bookings.
     
  16. littlestar

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    It was listed as a suite, 2 1/2 stars, and more than 85% recommended to stay there.

    If you're seeing condo, I'm wondering if it could be Blue Tree or Grand Villas (Cypress). Maybe a possibility of Grand Beach, too. Let us know what you get if you bid on it.
     
  17. cheerky

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    Thank you littlestar! I have studied betterbidding and can't id the property. My guess is Grand Villas. I will report back here if I book with Hotwire and let you know which property it is.
     
  18. littlestar

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    Thanks. I would have been happy with grand villas, too, if I would have got it. It's next door to Winn Dixie and I like the whole area there around Palm Parkway.

    Grand Villas is a timeshare resort. The ratings look decent on trip advisor.
     
  19. pens4821

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    Thanks for the info. We've booked that for now, but can cancel if we decide against. How long of a drive is it to the parks?
     
  20. mossy1

    mossy1 Been there but always willing to learn from others

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    Drive is not too bad, I was a little concerned after we first booked it because of where it is located. Maybe 20 minutes to furthest park which is AK. It is very convenient to DTD, Typhoon Lagoon and the back entrance for HS. I found when you go to AK it is quicker to get on the I-4 south bound and take the exit for Osceola Parkway(exit 65). I can only say the drive is good in the AM. After a certain point in the day it gets busy on Buena Vista Dr(main road in front of DTD). And it's not even that traffic is that heavy, just quite a few lights.
     
  21. MinnieLovesMickey12

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    When we stay off site we like the Quality Suites Lake Buena Vista on Palm parkway. Our rate for our trip in 10 days is $71 a night and it is a one bedroom suite with a living room and a kitchen. It includes free hot breakfast but all they have are the things you mentioned. They have make your own waffles and eggs and Sausage links. They also have some cold items like cereal and bagels I think. I always make a waffle and DH always eats Eggs and Sausage.

    The rooms are nice and they have a full size fridge with ice maker, 2 burner stove and a microwave. It even has a dishwasher and dishes provided in the kitchen.

    It is centrally located about half way between Universal and Disney and since we always do both sets of parks when we go we like the location. And there are also a ton of restaurants in that area of Palm parkway. There is a CiCi's pizza about half a block up the road.
     

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