Can you recommend an afforable hotel close to Universal?

iNTeNSeBLue98

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 6, 2000
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.

<font color=red> THANKSGIVING 1999 TRIP REPORT
</font> DISgal's DISNEY PAGES
All-Star Movies 11/1999
cross-your-fingers 8/2001
definitely 5/2002
<IMG width="200" height="180"
lookout.jpg
 

WebmasterBarry

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 20, 1999
You can try the Holiday Inn on Kirkman Road. I believe rates start at $80.

guy.gif


Barry Hom
The moderator formerly known as Barry aka usagi
Moderator, Universal and Sea World Boards
 

Lalalindica

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 23, 2000
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

<font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>
Joined
Sep 26, 2000
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. :)

jessica5.gif
 

JessicaR

<font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>
Joined
Sep 26, 2000
Linda!! We had the same thought at the same time! :D (Hearing twilight zone in my head now)

jessica5.gif
 

Lalalindica

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 23, 2000
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

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 21, 2000
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

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 23, 2000
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.
 









DISNEY DINING PROMO CARD OFFER!

The Disney Dining Promo Card is a great way for you to “Stay, Play, and Dine” at Walt Disney World this summer. This offer is available for arrivals from June 25 to September 14, 2023.

Click Here for a No-Obligation Quote!




Top