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Old 09-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good neighbor hotels??

We're going to DL and So Cal in August of 2013. But for us, with the cross country flight costing in the upwards of $2000, we need to try and keep all the other costs at a minimum. We're planning on staying at a Good Neighbor hotel...the Ramada Maingate looks nice. Any thoughts?? We're not picky when it comes to hotels...as long as it's clean, we're happy. We spend very little time there.
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We stayed in the Fairfield Inn in October 2011 over Halloween. We really liked the hotel. The price was good & it was within easy walking distance for our young family so we did not need to pay for a rental car while we were there. it is right next to McDonalds for cheap eating & there is a little Cafe in front of the hotel with great food at a discount for people that stay at the Fairfield. We would stay there again on our next trip.
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Thanks!! We don't want to rent a car for our DL portion either. We plan on renting when we're done there and will be transferring to a different hotel elsewhere. We'll need a car to get around and go to all the places we plan to visit. But if I can save the $ and not rent for the 5 days we'll be at DL, all the better!
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We stayed at the Park Vue Inn in June 2011. It is directly across the street from the main entrance to the Disneyland parks. It was clean, quiet, and had a nice breakfast. We would definitely stay there again!
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We have stayed at the Ramada Plaza and loved it. The room was HUGE and the hot breakfast was great. Plus there is quick dining in the shopping center next door. I think DH/DD ordered burritos from Alertos at least 7 times.
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The Ramada Maingate is planning a MASSIVE renovation that starts later this year. I am not sure what stage it will be in by August of 2013. They are doing it in sections to minimize the impact on guests. But I might choose a different option to avoid the construction. I liked the Best Western Park Place Inn & Mini-Suites. It is literally directly across the street from the gate!
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The Ramada Maingate is planning a MASSIVE renovation that starts later this year. I am not sure what stage it will be in by August of 2013. They are doing it in sections to minimize the impact on guests. But I might choose a different option to avoid the construction. I liked the Best Western Park Place Inn & Mini-Suites. It is literally directly across the street from the gate!
Sara that is great to know! We have a trip planned to stay there in Feb! (To BWPPI, that is )
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Belle* (above) mentioned a "MASSIVE renovation" was scheduled.

I did a research recalling that there are three Ramada(s) in Anaheim. They are the Ramada Limited Maingate North at 921 S. Harbor, the Ramada Maingate (At the Park) at 1650 S. Harbor Blvd. and the Ramada Limited at 2141 S. Harbor Blvd. Similiar in many ways at first glance. There name and all are on S. Harbor Blvd.

My conclusion is that according to Trip Avisor's site (scroll down slightly on page one)

MORE BED BUGS!!! - Review of Ramada Limited Suites Anaheim Convention Center,

that possibly the MASSIVE renovation is the Ramada Limited and not the Ramada Maingate the subject of this post.

Taken from the above site: "On top of it, there was maintenance and refurbishing going on, and the crews started early in the morning."

Search Engine sites Ramada Limited Anaheim CA bed bugs - AOL Search Results

Before you change any reservations or make any reservations you might want to do your own research.
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The Ramada Maingate is the one doing the extensive renovation. I recently toured this hotel with my agency and we were told all about the plans and renovations by the Manager of the hotel. This is not a rumor that I heard, this is what we were told by Ramada.
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The Ramada Maingate is the one doing the extensive renovation. I recently toured this hotel with my agency and we were told all about the plans and renovations by the Manager of the hotel. This is not a rumor that I heard, this is what we were told by Ramada.
My step-Father's friend runs this hotel and it is true that they are doing renovation they even told me to hold off on the accessible room pictures until they are done. Then they will allow me to put it on my web site.
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I good news for the Romada Maingate Inn, Go to their site or their FB page and see the work they are starting to do so far. Hotels in Anaheim CA - Hotel by Disneyland | Ramada Maingate at the Park or https://www.facebook.com/rmatp.
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