In 1995 we stayed at the Sheraton and it was fine. Nothing great, nothing horrible. I don't even know if it's still there or changed brands or whatnot.
In 1996 we stayed at the Mecca Motel and had easily one of the three worst rooms we've ever gotten in our lives. SO much so that we skipped out on our 4-day reservation after the first night and just found the cheapest place we could for the rest of the stay. (which wasn't any better, but cost a lot less) It's been 10 years though, so maybe it's gotten better in the meantime.
Since then it's been on-property every time.
(see, there was a time that Gonch couldn't afford to be a hotel snob :) )
I've never had a bad stay/room at either of the Hamptons (which provide a very decent breakfast as part of your stay) nor at the Red Roof. The newer Comfort Inn near Route 2 wasn't bad either.
Breakers Express is okay, but if I'm going to be off point anyway, I'd rather just hit the Hampton or Red Roof for a similar room with a lower price.
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
We also had to change rooms because one of the beds had an ant problem. Yikes!
I also added it to YouTube this past weekend - it looks like hell (YT screws up the aspect ratio and upsizes, lowering image quality) - but it's a chance to sample before you spend the time downloading the original. :)
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Example: "Well, you're looking mighty boobuzzy today."
The last time I was @ CP I stayed @ Sandcastle. And though the room was overpriced compared to other rooms I've stayed in, Gonch is right, the convience is worth the cost. If (when) I ever make it back out to CP, I'll likely try and get Sandcastle again.
First let me qualify this by saying I haven't stayed at Sandcastle for something like 3 or 4 years now, but with that said, I think Sandcastle might just offer the best 'bang for the buck' as far as the on-property resorts go. The rooms were a bit on the run-down side the last time we were there, but the price is on the lower end of things and the rooms are capable of handling 6 guests.
You can go cheaper in the old Breakers section, but those rooms can be downright crappy. The new Breakers is nicer, but more costly for the same amount of room. Lighthouse Point was on the pricey side too (compared to Sandcastle), but I felt like I was getting what I paid for more than the resorts - plus, I seem to appreciate that whole 'privacy' thing more and more as time goes on.
I dunno what my point is. I think the best bet in terms of cost/value is quite possible Sandcastle Suites when it comes to choosing a place on CP porperty.
With that said, I'll probably be at Lighthouse Point from here on when overnight at CP is a must.
Let the Satanic "Coaster Image... dot com" jokes begin!
Play it backwards and it says good things... about puppies and love and the environment. ;)
While Sandcastle is a decent price, it hasn't worn well. At all.
Our favorite on-point alternative is still the Lighthouse Point cottages, for the whole privacy thing for the parents and the loft action for the kids.
We've also been spending more time at Castaway Bay recently, and you can sometimes find some really good deals there. Heck, I just reserved a Saturday night in early December there for a mere $130. I felt just a bit sleazy booking the room for such a small rate, but not so much that I didn't go ahead and book the room.
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"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."
Yeah, but now you're committed to being in Sandusky in December
Beats my snow-covered house. ;)
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Tina, it was my sister and I who the ride ops begged to get on Dragster and let us enter through the employee exit. I'm pretty sure we were sitting either in front of or behind you guys for a few laps. I was going to mumble "Dragstergasms" under my breath to see if it was really you or not. ;)
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