Hotels near Dorney Park

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 9:20 AM
Since so many other people have been using CBuzz as a de-facto 'travel agency' I figured I'd try my hand as well.

Bascially, what I want to know is what are the closest hotels to Dorney. I'm not terribly concerned with price/amenities but all about location, location, location. Do they have any "on-site" hotels? I didnt see any info on any but perhaps someone else (local) would know better.
tia,
jeremy

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:34 AM

According to this site, there's a Comfort Suites and a Holiday Inn Express that are both "directly across from Dorney Park." I've never been there, so I can't tell you anything about how good they are, but it looks like they're the closest. Hope this helps.

Aaron

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:37 AM
Yes, those 2 hotels are across from Dorney, but Dorney lacks any on site hotels. The Holiday Inn is right across the street from the entrance.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 12:19 PM

i stayed at the holiday inn last summer (stupid parents still decided to drive the 1/2 mile across the street and pay for parking.) it was a very nice hotel...but laser and talon kicked my ass, and steel force did alot of sucking on the afore mentioned apendix. great park, very nice hotel

mike

-you know, from the secret group of RCT

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 12:40 PM
I would go with the Holiday Inn across the street. Sorry a little of topic but 2Hostyl in your picture are you on the left or the ride side of the picture?

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 12:52 PM

Just got back from the Comfort Suites across from Dorney. Very nice hotel - all rooms are suites (duh) with sofa, microwave, 'fridge, etc., and an on-site lounge/restaurant, where we actually caught ACE members singing kareoke one night - although I guess if you don't care much about amenities that doesn't matter a heck of a lot.

Along with the aforementioned Holiday Inn it is a short (albeit potentially harrowing) walk to the entrance - across a divided and busy four-lane road with no cross-walks. I'm guessing the H.I. is probably a few bucks cheaper. Me, the Comfort is one of my favorite park hotels, and wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 1:45 PM

My wife is the GM at the Hampton Inn in Allentown. It's a five mile drive to Dorney. Rates for a standard room for the summer are $99 or $109 (suites are more). E-mail me and I can score you a discount. I've hooked up a few buzzers with a 10 or 20 percent discount this season (based on availability, of course).

In fact we've been toying with the idea of offering a discount coupon on coasterimage.com. Her company has approved it and if enough people took advantage of it, we'd probably be able to expand the range of hotels greatly next year (they have hotels all over) - any interest in this kind of printable coupon?

Drop me a line if you're travelling to the area - anyone, I'd like to help out some fellow enthusiasts :)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 2:33 PM

When my family went last year, we stayed at the Hampton Inn Lord Gonchar is talking about. It was a great place to stay, and it wasn't that far from Dorney.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 2:48 PM
Booked a night at the Clarion in Allentown in August. It was very reasonable and seems like it was pretty close to the park. Hope I didn't make a mistake! Those other hotels sound pretty nice.....
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 4:04 PM
The *cheapest* close motel is th Howard Johnson. It's just about across the street. It is not the best, but fuctional.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:16 PM
Another point to mention. Regardless of which hotel you go with, they'll most likely have discount tickets available for purchase at the front desk. You'll save a few bucks this way. Then you can use the extra cash to win a few of the Spongebob's that are slowly taking over the park this year.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 2:51 AM
Yes....the park is being ruled by Spongebobs now. Everyday I go there I must see at least 30 people carrying them around. Every game station has Spongebobs....what is the world coming to ?!

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Formerly known as Glenn on Coasterbuzz.
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*** This post was edited by Coaster Kingdom on 6/5/2002. ***

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