sfgadv hotel help

Sunday, February 15, 2004 11:47 AM
I have been to every single hotel website I know of except Priceline because my dad refuses to buy from them, and I have yet to geta match for Six Flags Great Adventure that was nearly as close as I would like it to be. The closest hotel I found was 15 minutes away in New Egypt. Does anyone know where I could look for a closer hotel or the name of the hotel you stayed at. I mean as one of the largest seasonal parks I would think they would have hotels a whole lot closer than 15 min away. *** Edited 2/15/2004 4:49:07 PM UTC by TTDragster14***
Sunday, February 15, 2004 11:51 AM
The closest hotels to SFGAdv are about 15 minutes away.

www.sixflagslodging.com is the site to check, but it's not working right now for some reason.

SFGAdv is kind of in the middle of nowhere.

*** Edited 2/15/2004 4:58:10 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

Sunday, February 15, 2004 1:35 PM
There are a handful of hotels near the intersection of US 130 and US 206 in Bordentown, but once again, that's about 15 minutes away. There is at least a Comfort Inn, Econolodge, Best Western, Days Inn, etc. in that area. It would be nice if there were something closer, but the drive to the park is really not that bad since I-195 usually moves very quickly.
Sunday, February 15, 2004 5:33 PM
As someone said, Jackson, NJ is kind of the middle of nowhere, although there are usual comforts like outlet malls, gas stations, and fast food joints nearby.
Monday, February 16, 2004 4:39 PM
Make sure you don't stay at the Budget Inn. It looks so horrible from the outside. I can't even imagine how dirty the rooms must be.
Monday, February 16, 2004 4:48 PM
The sixflagslodging site still doesn't work.

I wonder if they took it down. It's still linked to from the SFGAdv area of the Six Flags site. Figures...

Make sure you don't stay at the Budget Inn

I think that applies in general. Then again I'm a hotel snob ;)

Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:13 AM
SFGAdv lies between the Garden State Parkway and the NEw Jersey Turnpike, so if you want hotels and a general feeling of civilization, you best look by those highways. The park is in the middle of the Pine Barrens, and that description is pretty accurate.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 2:35 AM
when I was there I didn't have to stay at a hotel. My g/f mom lives in penn. only 90 min drive from great adventure so I got lucky in that case lol.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:57 AM
there are GOOD hotels listed for Bordentown, and Mount Laurel / Cherry Hill which are approx 30mins from Great Adventure. I've found that Mount laurel has the best selection of hotels.

I've stayed numerous times at mount laurel for as little as $35 a nite in a suites Hotel.

Priceline can be disappointing, til you learn how to use it. www.biddingfortravel.com has been a life saver for me. It gives you an idea of what to bid for, when, where, and how much.

Currently the wyndham mount laurel is going for $47. however no rates were being requested for later when the parks are open, usually 2 months ahead or less is when people book on priceline.

also check out orbitz.com and expedia.com , i've found great rates there too


Wednesday, February 25, 2004 2:35 AM

Sam A. Marks said:

Priceline can be disappointing, til you learn how to use it. www.biddingfortravel.com has been a life saver for me. It gives you an idea of what to bid for, when, where, and how much.

An actual bid report from that site:

Your Offer Price: $26.00
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of Nights: 1
Subtotal: $26.00
Taxes and Service Fees: $9.78
Total Charges: $35.78

Best available on Marriott.com was $46.55

Wow! What will this person do with all that saved money!? I mean, a whole $10.77! You could put half a tank of gas in your car (if you're lucky), lunch for two at McDonalds, or even one of these super duper funny 'diplomas' from Coaster University on ebay. The possibilities are endless!

Seriously though, that site is helpful enough, I just found that particular bid report to be hilarious.

Here's my thing with Priceline. I've never gotten a cheaper price than I could have going directly to the source. Perhaps I need to check biddignfortravel.com for more tips, but just a couple of days ago I was checking prices on rental cars for our trip to Florida next month. We want a convertible. I checked all the appropriate sites and got an idea of what to expect from the car companies themselves (around 50 or 52 dollars a day). I went to priceline and bid on a rental car. It rejected my offer and told me that if I bid $60 a day I had a "good" chance or if I bid $63 a day that I had a "great" chance of getting the car.

Why would I pay more through priceline than if I just go to Hertz or Dollar or Avis myself? Disappointing (as you put it, Sam) indeed!

Almost everytime I've tried priceline, this has happened. I've never tried hotels though.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 10:38 AM
Thanks alot for the help, but the Six Flags Lodging site is finally up.

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