I'll be staying from Sunday to Friday at the Quality Inn for Iaapa. Anyone else staying there? My plan is to either walk to the convention center or hitch a ride if anyone has a car there. Not exactly sure how far away it is from the hotel.
I stay at the same one every time down there, Barcelo/used to be a Radisson something, it's so long ago that I booked it! They have a nice pool, bar/restaurant, wi-fi...how much time do you actually spend in your room anyways! I don't expect too much for $59/night.
There are so many restaurants and things to do on International Drive, no matter where you end up should be ok.
Someone else clued me in on a different thread so I thought I would mention it here as well.
I had originally booked through the Iaapa site but then Orbitz just announce a $150 discount on all trips to Orlando for 5 days. I canceled my Iaapa booking and booked through Orbitz. It cost me $390.00 for Sunday through Friday at the Quality Inn on International Dr and includes a non-stop flight through Continental.
Good to know about the trolley. I didn't know there was one.
Also, I found a link at my hotel that leads to: <a href="http://townandcountrytransportation.com/discount.htm" target="_blank">http://townandcountrytransportation.com/discount.htm</a>
I'm trying to book my airport -> Hotel shuttle through them, $18.00 round trip vs $32.00 at the airport or a Taxi ride. I'm not planning on renting a car, I'll just be going from the convention back to my hotel.
book on orbitz.com. use code SUNANDSKI150 for $150 off 5 nights or SUNANDSKI75 for $75 off 3 nights. i posted the full promotion details somewhere else in the forum. this is a huge savings, although, i don't feel anyone is taking advantage of it.
Just in case anyone is still looking for a deal. The ramada inn lakefront, 6500 international drive. is having fall special where you can get a room for 49.95 a night . But you have to check out on the 16th or the price will go up considerably after that. It includes a continental breakfast and is 3 miles from the convention center.