Cover photo by Kevin Dooley via Flickr.
When it comes to budgeting for a trip you don’t want to miss the most important things: the once in a lifetime experiences and trying out the local cuisine. So, inevitably, you compromise on where you’ll spend less time – the flights and the accommodation. While sometimes you don’t mind giving up on leg room in a short flight, you still expect a minimum level of comfort in your hotel (especially after a long day of exploring). Fortunately, there are places where you can stay comfortably without counting your pennies for everything else.
Photo by Kirt Edblom via Flickr.
Save on Your Hotel Room, Splurge on Your Favorite Rides
We all love the Disney parks, right? All our favorite characters are there, we can pose for selfies with Mickey Mouse, and go on rides inspired by our favorite stories. Staying in one of the park’s hotels can make a dent in your budget, though. Next time you visit the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, stay at the Alamo Inn & Suites instead — it’s a 12-minute walk to the park and close to local stores and restaurants.
Upscale Affordable Hotel Close to the Popular Parks
If your budget is flexible and you’re looking for something a bit classier try the La Quinta Inn & Suites Anaheim. The affordable rooms will allow you to have a good time at Disneyland, while the stylish decor of the hotel will give you that feeling of luxury for less money. A swim in the pool in the morning, followed by a relaxed complimentary breakfast, and you’re ready for the day’s adventures!
Photo by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts via Flickr.
A Hotel with a View… to Disneyland
What’s better than staying at one of the Disneyland hotels but without the crowds? Staying at a hotel with views to the park of course! You can book one of the rooms with a view at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, enjoy the firework show at night, and slip into bed the second it’s over to stretch out your legs for the next day.
Luxurious Bay Views in “Frisco” without the Price Tag
The full California experience has to include sun and beach, right? Waking up to the Pacific Ocean while you’re visiting is the cherry on top of the cake. That’s the ultimate star life. At the Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – Waterfront you can have all the glitz and glam without paying an outrageous price for your hotel room. The proximity to the San Francisco Airport, the complimentary shuttle, and the complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast sound just too good to be true (but they are).
Photo by Robert Nyman via Flickr.
Just a Couple of Steps Away from the Hollywood Stars
Los Angeles life is really fast paced, but you wouldn’t want to experience the city any other way. Naturally, you’ll want to be near the action but that could mean an expensive stay in the area. Unless you choose, smartly, the Motel 6 Hollywood. You get the best value in the neighborhood and you’re within walking distance from the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
This is a post written in collaboration with the Hipmunk.