We're headed out on 8/17-8/22. It's our 10th wedding anniversary on the 18th. Originally we were going alone, but our plans have been changed so that we're going to be taking our 2 1/2 year old twin boys.
I have a reservation at the Red Lion (which I got a good deal $72/night, plus a $50 Visa on check in). It is near the Convention Center, and figured I can hop on a bus at Toy Story (which I'm told many do from that Hotel).
With the boys going along, I'm figuring that I'll barely be making the Expo, even though I've had tickets since Christmas. =-(
So I was thinking of changing my plans and getting a hotel near the park, so that we can go back for naps/etc easier. In the past we had help (family members), so going on the shuttle, etc. wasn't a big deal. But with a shuttle, it takes two+ to hold, tear down, etc. In the past we usually stay at the Staybridge or Holiday Inn on S. Manchester.
Looking around the only hotel in the area that is near the main entrance that is under $100/night is the Carousel... but reviews are ALL OVER THE PLACE on this property.
Basically I need a room with two Queen beds, walking distance to the parks, and not too expensive... Kid friendly, quiet... and we're now driving, so parking is needed.
Yes, I tried the Hojo, and as usual the Discount is either not available, or a whole $5/night off, which still makes it in the $140/night + tax and fees. (I try every time and never seem to get a deal on this property).