I'm Sorry guys I have MORE hotel questions for you... specifically about your beloved HoJo
I didn't think it would work for us on a 5 day trip before so I dismissed it from the options - was looking for a suite with a fridge/micro and free breaky
But the rates at most other places we just off the wall OR the reviews were hit and miss.. whereas your beloved hojo has fantasic reviews.
So if I get the Ent Card rate - it puts it where I need to be budget wise. Also I just found out the Deluxe 2 Queen rooms are included in the Ent Rate AND they have a Mircrowave and a teeny weeny fridge. Which means although there is no free breaky we can still eat out of the room most of the week - besides a box of cereal and some milk isn't that expensive...
So HoJo is looking real good all of a sudden... Plus I know the pool area will be a HUGE hit with my kids.... so thats another pro.
Ok now for the obessive questions...
I dont want to rent a roll away as we will have bedding in our van, can I throw a blow-up mattress on the floor for the 3rd kid? $7 a night for 6 nights thats over $40 saved if I dont need to go that route.
Some reviews call it a motel - does building #2 ( the only building with deluxe 2 queens) have interior corridors?
The Ent. Card.... Does one come with my name on it, if I were to buy a book to share with my MIL (I don't have all that much use for the coupons) do I have to make sure the book was bought in my name. If another family member already has a book can I borrow their card? ( hee hee if the answer is yes but you don't want the world to know it just PM me)
One review said the parking is sparse - is that your experience???? If we drove to the parkade and grocery store every day are we going to have to worry about getting a spot when we get back?
I have no intention of walking all the way back to the hotel just to hop into the van to drive to Vons, our AAA tix give us free parking and my family all loved the tram so parking for the week and not moving the van is not an option...
What else can you tell me aout HoJos?
I know I dont need an EntCard till I get there, and I found a link that has a $5 off the book special, so thats a $30 cost to me. And with all that time I can keep my eyes peeled for more deals
The next cheapest hotel ( that fits our needs) is $100 more over the 6 nights - it has 3 beds but not as good reviews on tripadvisor and no cool pool area, but a free breaky - I'm so torn - the 3rd bed would be nice but if the blowup mattress is OK my 9 year old son will be fine with that - can't barely keep him off the floor at home.. hee hee
Also the $100 saved also saves $15 in taxes but I have to buy the book for which I have no use so its about $85 saved.
Soory for being so long winded - and thanks in advance for all the replies
Now I just have to wait and see if the dates released match my dates in may!