Thursday, September 3, 2009 12:46 PM

I agree. If I was staying there a week, I would want more than a bed and a shower. But for 1 or 2 nights, no.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 1:56 PM

I can't remember a time when I ever needed my hotel room for more than a bed and shower, with the exception of a conference or two maybe. But still, there's nothing more important to me than my bed and shower, even if just for one night.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 2:28 PM

The Day's Inn at the interchange must have been some really nice hotel at some point and then Days Inn bought it. I stayed there opening weekend this year and it was fine. I will be staying there again over PPP. Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville is a great Place to grab a drink and has one of the best BBQ Sandwhich out there..

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 2:50 PM

1) If I'm staying in a hotel, I want to make sure it has the best coffee packs and shampoo I can pilfer.

2) True, it's just a bed and a shower, but I want to make sure the only things I bring home with me are the coffee and shampoo, and nothing that crawls, bores or bites.

I'm not saying I spend $200 bucks a night on a room, but I also shy away from the places that are $39 bucks as well. I'm sort of in Gonch's camp on this one, except he's got connections.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:26 PM

I have checked prices on rooms in the area and can not believe how expensive they are. The Red Roof is over $100.00 a night and the Hampton is over $150.00. Even Motel 6 which is about 30 minutes from the park is $100.00 a night with tax. We have traveled to allot of parks in the last two years and have found some great, clean, nice motels for much less. Why are their rates this high??

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:35 PM

Zakkster said:
Why are their rates this high??

Supply and Demand

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:35 PM

The Day's Inn online reservation said that the Danville location was full that weekend, but when I called I was able to reserve a room for $69.00 Needless to say it will be the Days' Inn for us :)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:37 PM

^^ Yes I understand that, my question is why is the demand so high? What is going on in the area that weekend that is pushing the rates so high?

Last edited by Zakkster, Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:37 PM
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Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:42 PM

^Covered Bridge Festival, and potentially (?) a Nittany Lion home game...yep, sure is, against Eastern Illinois. http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/psu-m-footbl-sched.html

(I'm happy JoePa gets to put some distance between him and Bobby Bowden). ;)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 4:31 PM

I would have assumed PPP alone was enough.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 5:59 PM

They jack the rates up closer to the event. That's why you reserve six months in advance like I do and get the room much cheaper. You can always cancel. ;)

Zakkster, I think you made out well! $69 plus tax isn't bad considering!

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Thursday, September 3, 2009 6:04 PM
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Thursday, September 3, 2009 6:54 PM

I reserved about a month ago and got it for about $60/night.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 9:44 PM

Danville is way too far from Penn State for any game there to affect room rates. I would think Bloomsburg U would have more of an effect in the Danville area, but funny thing is that every team from Bloomsburg is playing away that weekend. Guess they want to get away from the coaster enthusiasts too. :)

Maybe there's an influx of leaf watchers that weekend, or else some sort of animal is in season.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 9:49 PM

I'm glad you said that, 'cause I was trying to figure out how a PSU game would be impacting things in Danville. I mean, it's slightly possible that folks would stay that far out. After all, if you think Danville is "upcharging", you should see what the hotels in State College get away with on home football weekends! But yeah, it's still not likely there's a relation.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 9:51 PM

rollergator said:
^Covered Bridge Festival, and potentially (?) a Nittany Lion home game...yep, sure is, against Eastern Illinois. http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/psu-m-footbl-sched.html

(I'm happy JoePa gets to put some distance between him and Bobby Bowden). ;)

They tried to schedule Charleston Southern or Troy, but they were already booked in Gainesville. ;)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:09 PM

Mamoosh said:
The Red Roof is horrible! The room look like they haven't been updated (or cleaned!) since the 80s. The other hotels at that interchange (Danville @ I-80) are newer or recently renovated. Avoid the Red Roof.

Um, in PA it is the 80's! LOL Hotels don't have much in the way of competition or standards here, so you will find some that are in a deplorable condition.

As for the PPP/Covered Bridge Festival, the planning revolves around the dates of the Bloomsburg Fair. The fair is such a big draw to the area that Knoebels does not even try to compete. And as for hotels - Covered Bridge Festival is enought to jack up rates, all those blue and pink haired Grandma's have to stay somewhere when the come out to sell their macreme hanging planters...

Last edited by phoenixphan :-), Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:13 PM
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Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:29 PM

They tried to schedule Charleston Southern or Troy, but they were already booked in Gainesville. ;)

Sweet, hehe. Yeah, the lack of a playoff has led many of the true contenders to schedule less-than-substantial out-of-conference schedules. If you play in the Big-12 or SEC, you can probably take a loss somewhere and make it to the title game. But if you start scheduling tough "preseasons", you end up with possibly two losses and/or more starters injured come conference time.

edit: Lucky for me, I get to watch the important games in December and January, so some coaster-riding in October means I don't miss anything too important. ;)

Last edited by rollergator, Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:31 PM
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Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:35 PM

Carrie M. said:
I'm glad you said that, 'cause I was trying to figure out how a PSU game would be impacting things in Danville. I mean, it's slightly possible that folks would stay that far out. After all, if you think Danville is "upcharging", you should see what the hotels in State College get away with on home football weekends! But yeah, it's still not likely there's a relation.

It's conceivable that someone coming to the game from NY/NJ/NE might decide to book a room for Saturday night somewhere that's part of the way home. Although true fans would hang out on College Avenue during the evening. Plus any savvy fans would have their rooms booked well before any announcement is made for PPP.

Why do I suddenly miss the Creamery?

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:37 PM

phoenixphan :-) said:

Um, in PA it is the 80's! LOL

It's true. From time to time I still break out the leg warmers and jelly bracelets and wear my hair as big and feathery as possible. :)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:45 PM

80's fashion is coming back. PA is so out that they're almost in again.

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