|Hotel Rosedale in Bakersfield, CA. Found for only $45 bucks a night on Hotwire.|
Okay back to my find, notice that this is an all-suites hotel (that is super exciting because that means every room will have a kitchenette, a couch, and bed, so that is fun). Also notice, it has free internet, and free parking listed in its amenities section. If it is not listed as free they may charge for parking and internet. Now the only thing that could spice this deal up a little more is being closer to Disneyland and having free breakfast. Let’s continue to scroll.
One final thing you can check before you book your secret hotel is the Trip Advisor ratings that are listed on the site. Trip Advisor is one of my favorite travel sites because it gathers reviews and gives pretty accurate ratings for a hotel (I’ll do a Trip Advisor post in the future). Sometimes I cross check the site to see if I can figure out what hotel it might be. If I go to Trip Advisor and look up the three star Buena Park All Suite Hotels that have three and half circles, then compare the amenities available, I can often figure out the secret. This is for those of you that just can’t stand the unknown. As I said before, I know it is hard to book blind, but with this little trick you may not have to. You are definitely lowering the risk factor with a little detective work. If you’re still comfortable, go ahead and click “book now.”
- Holiday Inn Resort, Galveston, TX, three stars, $77 a night, January 2016
Super nice pool right across from the ocean. The pier is nearby too. Phil is pointing out his excitement. Look at the view from our balcony. #handsome We definitely got a pool view. Combined with an ocean view. Nice. This is the view from the corridor. We were getting on that Disney Cruise Ship in the distance.
- Staybridge Suites – Austin Airport, Austin, TX, three stars, $84 a night, January 2016
The kids eating breakfast from their couch bed. Gotta love a breakfast bar with Texas shaped malted waffles.
- Hotel Rosedale, Bakersfield, CA, three stars, $45 a night, December 2015
Great Breakfast. Malted waffles make me happy. The hotel corridors were unique. Yep, that’s a teeter totter at a hotel. The pool area. Nice hot tub. The patio area with a pool view.
- Hyatt Place, Phoenix, AZ, three stars, $65 a night, December 2015
Phil had a brothers night. A perfect place for a bro getaway.
- ALO Hotel by Ayres, Garden Grove, CA, 3 and 1/2 stars, $80 a night, October 2015
- Crowne Plaza, San Diego, CA, 3 and 1/2 stars, $89 a night, July 2015
My daughter enjoying a book in the comfy bed.
- Best Western Plus – Flathead Lake, Kallispell, MT – 2 and a 1/2 stars, $99 a night, June 2015
This place was great. They had cheese blintzes at breakfast and a great view.
- Wyndham – Anaheim Garden Grove, CA, 3 and 1/2 stars, $79 a night, April 2015
Once I found out that I had gotten this place on Hotwire, I called and asked if they would upgrade us to the bunk bed rooms, and lo and behold, they did!
- Best Western Casa Grande, Arroyo Grande, CA, 2 stars, $85 a night, March 2015
Cute little breakfast nook area. The lobby was super amazing looking. The grand stair case in the lobby.
- Desert Palms Hotel and Suites, Anaheim, CA, 3 stars, $66 a night, January 2015
- Aquarius Casino Resort, Laughlin, NV, 3 and a 1/2 stars, $35 a night, November 2014
- Holiday Inn Express, San Diego, CA, 3 stars, $65 a night, October 2014
Any hotel that has a bed that can fit a family of 4 for a selfie is a friend of ours.
- Ayres Suites, Corona, CA, 3 and a 1/2 stars, $55 a night, August 2014
- Embassy Suites, Brea, CA, 3 and a half stars, $69 a night, July 2014
We love Embassy Suites. They all have an amazing jungle atrium lobbies with fantastic breakfasts and they are an all suite hotels. Plus this time, they upgraded us for free. Nice touch.
- Holiday Inn Express, Show Low, CA, 3 stars, $70 a night, March 2014
We enjoyed the inside bridge between the buildings. Totem Pole It also had a small little playground. Great for young kiddos.
- Prescott Hotel and Conference Center, Prescott, AZ, 3 and 1/2 stars, $69 a night, March 2014
Hanging poolside. Sweet indoor pool that we got all to ourselves. Enjoying the hotel furniture. This was the view from the back terrace of the hotel. Prescott is beautiful. It sits on a hilltop, so you can see everything. Look a this kid. He’s so cool, and so is the nice bed.
- Luxor Resort, Las Vegas, NV, 4 stars, $34 a night, July 2013
The lobby. In front of the hotel. Poolside. What a steal! My mom got us an upgrade for $34 bucks a night. Cheapest I’ve ever paid for a 4 star hotel.
- Colton Inn, Monterey, CA, 2 and a 1/2 stars, $102 a night, June 2013
- Holiday Inn, Santa Maria, CA, 3 stars, $64 a night, June 2013
My bro in law made some killer breakfast burritos here. Huge rooms.
- Ramada, Hagerstown, MD, 3 stars, $56 a night, March 2013
- Doubletree Hotel, Wilmington, DE, 3 and a 1/2 stars, $66 a night, March 2013
- Best Western Plus – Chincoteague Island, VA, 2 and a 1/2 stars, $54 a night, March 2013
The kiddos insist on making little beds out of hotel furniture. Chincoteague Island is known for their wild ponies that roam the island. We found some Un-wild ponies across the street from the hotel.
- The Padre Hotel – Bakersfield, CA, 3 and a 1/2 stars, $56 a night, December 2012
This was such a cool hotel. It was an old hotel all glammed up for a new age.
- Best Western Seven Seas, San Diego, CA, 3 stars, $45 a night, December 2012
Sometimes, if you are real sweet, they will upgrade you to a suite with a hot tub. That’s always fun.
- Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel, Buena Park, CA, 3 and a 1/2 stars, $55 a night, November 2012
- Sheraton Hotel, Cerritos, CA, 3 and a 1/2 stars, $66 a night, April 2012