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I need a place for the family while I'm doing the Crazy 88 (Schultz Tank\Sunset TH). It'd be great if there is something closer to that part of tow - I know there are tons right in downtown that may be overpriced and noisy, and a bunch on the East side near 40 that are generic but probably better for my needs? low key and affordable, but not a dump. . Any playgrounds or pools would be a bonus.

also, any suggestions for parks\playgrounds where the kids can kill a few hrs?

Thank you!
 

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Phillbo said:
Little America is nice .. Might be over the budget though.
yes it is! I stayed there 2 years ago when my wife had a conference - big room, food, pool, playground and trails. but a bit pricey since I'm paying for this one.
 

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Stayed at the Inn+Suites on 66 for a night. It was clean, comfortable, and inexpensive. Only a few minutes to downtown.
 

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chollaball said:
I need a place for the family while I'm doing the Crazy 88 (Schultz Tank\Sunset TH). It'd be great if there is something closer to that part of tow - I know there are tons right in downtown that may be overpriced and noisy, and a bunch on the East side near 40 that are generic but probably better for my needs? low key and affordable, but not a dump. . Any playgrounds or pools would be a bonus.

also, any suggestions for parks\playgrounds where the kids can kill a few hrs?

Thank you!
When is the crazy 88?
 

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We found nice park at the bottom of the drive up to Lowell Observatory. Also fun to take a drive up to the top and nice hiking trails from the parking lot in the back left hand corner.
Park very family friendly and close to downtown. We stayed at Ramada right off freeway. not hot but only $65 on priceline.
 

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We found nice park at the bottom of the drive up to Lowell Observatory. Also fun to take a drive up to the top and nice hiking trails from the parking lot in the back left hand corner.
Park very family friendly and close to downtown. We stayed at Ramada right off freeway. not hot but only $65 on priceline.
Yep, that's called Thorpe Park and is probably the nicest one in Flagstaff. At least as far as a playground goes. And it's right next to the disc golf course. Another nice and quiet park is in Cheshire across from the turn to the Shultz Creek trailhead.
 

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Yep, that's called Thorpe Park and is probably the nicest one in Flagstaff. At least as far as a playground goes. And it's right next to the disc golf course. Another nice and quiet park is in Cheshire across from the turn to the Shultz Creek trailhead.
perfect!! thank you.
 

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What's your budget?

I was going to suggest the Hilton Garden Inn near the I-40...but I am guessing it will be $100-125/night. To me that's pretty cheap...but to others, anything over $100/night is "outrageous". I travel all the time for business so I know what you have to pay for a decent hotel (one that doesn't have doors facing the parking lot).

There is a Hampton Inn nearby as well.

Both hotels have a nice pool and are walking distance to a lot of shops and restaurants.

Thx...Doug
 

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dgangi said:
What's your budget?

I was going to suggest the Hilton Garden Inn near the I-40...but I am guessing it will be $100-125/night. To me that's pretty cheap...but to others, anything over $100/night is "outrageous". I travel all the time for business so I know what you have to pay for a decent hotel (one that doesn't have doors facing the parking lot).

There is a Hampton Inn nearby as well.

Both hotels have a nice pool and are walking distance to a lot of shops and restaurants.

Thx...Doug
anything over 25 bucks in Flagstaff is outrageous.
 

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dgangi said:
What's your budget?

I was going to suggest the Hilton Garden Inn near the I-40...but I am guessing it will be $100-125/night. To me that's pretty cheap...but to others, anything over $100/night is "outrageous". I travel all the time for business so I know what you have to pay for a decent hotel (one that doesn't have doors facing the parking lot).

There is a Hampton Inn nearby as well.

Both hotels have a nice pool and are walking distance to a lot of shops and restaurants.

Thx...Doug
really we just want a clean dry room, electricity. Camping with 2 kids and (effectively) one parent is too much to dump on Mrs Cball. ~$70 seems to have a lot of chains that should be ok, like some others mentioned.
 

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really we just want a clean dry room, electricity. Camping with 2 kids and (effectively) one parent is too much to dump on Mrs Cball. ~$70 seems to have a lot of chains that should be ok, like some others mentioned.
~$70 gets you a motel...not a hotel.

When I travel with my family I refuse to stay in any motel with exterior doors that face the parking lot. Travelodge...Red Roof Inn...Days Inn...etc...off my list for that reason (plus the beds can be NASTY and uncomfortable).

I generally prefer the mid-priced chains like Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Drury, etc. They at least guarantee a respectable level of comfort and safety...plus an indoor pool that you know has been maintained properly. However, those hotels always cost around $100/night (or more in bigger cities). To me, knowing that my back isn't going to be sore for the week afterward is worth the price.

But to each his own. My level of standards is just that...mine.

I'm sure if you pick the Travelodge, Quality Inn, Ramada, etc in Flag you'll be fine (as far as safety goes), especially if you don't mind sleeping on a tired droopy bed. That's the gamble wtth those chains.

Thx...Doug
 

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:rolleyes: phew...glad I don't have your standards. I'd be penniless in no time...

Way to flaunt the wealth, rich boy! :winker:
 

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:rolleyes: phew...glad I don't have your standards. :
Doug told Lance his team bus was a POS
 

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:rolleyes: phew...glad I don't have your standards. I'd be penniless in no time...

Way to flaunt the wealth, rich boy! :winker:
Oh puhleeze. I don't expect you to have my standards. I mean...c'mon...you picked Jeff, right? He's by no means anywhere near my standards. :D

(BTW - I am typing this note from a $175/night Doubletree hotel in downtown Pittsburgh)


Thx...Doug
 

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downtown Pittsburgh)
goto the Pennsylvania Brewery, it looks just like the label on Penn Pilsner.
 

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I usually stay at the Days Inn on west 66 (1000 W Route 66, Flagstaff - (928) 744-5221)....it's also reasonably close to the playground at the base of Mars Hill (Thorpe Park), no train noise....which is weird since it's next to the tracks and my wife is a very light sleeper. The rooms have been recently renovated as well. To top it off....they have a waffle machine and decent breakfast bar in the morning.
 

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dgangi said:
~$70 gets you a motel...not a hotel.

When I travel with my family I refuse to stay in any motel with exterior doors that face the parking lot. Travelodge...Red Roof Inn...Days Inn...etc...off my list for that reason (plus the beds can be NASTY and uncomfortable).

I generally prefer the mid-priced chains like Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Drury, etc. They at least guarantee a respectable level of comfort and safety...plus an indoor pool that you know has been maintained properly. However, those hotels always cost around $100/night (or more in bigger cities). To me, knowing that my back isn't going to be sore for the week afterward is worth the price.

But to each his own. My level of standards is just that...mine.

I'm sure if you pick the Travelodge, Quality Inn, Ramada, etc in Flag you'll be fine (as far as safety goes), especially if you don't mind sleeping on a tired droopy bed. That's the gamble wtth those chains.

Thx...Doug
ur kinda snobby!
 
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