Where to stay at Six Flags Great Adventure

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 3:57 PM
hello im traveling to SFGAv and i was wondering what are good hotels in the area
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Tuesday, August 3, 2004 4:22 PM
That's another lazy American for those of you keeping track at home
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Tuesday, August 3, 2004 4:50 PM
If you go to Six Flags' site, then choose 'pick a park', then choose Great Adventure, then choose 'lodging' - you'll end up here:

http://www.sixflagslodging.com/

Everybody's definition of "good" will vary, so I suggest you take a few minutes and look at the list and decide which of those will work for you.

Would you like me to book the room for you too ;) - I'll just need a major credit card number...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 12:25 PM
You got here, but couldn't take the two seconds to either look at the Six Flags site, or to use a search engine to find hotels in the area. Unbelievable, especially when there's a pinned topic about travel advice. *** Edited 8/4/2004 4:33:13 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 5:20 PM
You should stay home. ;P
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 6:43 PM
Cool, one less person in front of me for Nitro.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 8:29 PM
Not really. ;) I actually ride Nitro all the time, but given the choice of parks in the area, GAdv. would be pretty far down my list. C'mon, webhost of PA coasters...
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 9:52 PM
Funny, I am redoing the website, and there is almost nothing on there right now :P

Anyways, it is still the closest park to me, for good or bad, and a season pass is cheap. Cheap thrills? ;) Dorney is just a bit more then an hour away, Hershey two, and Knoebels just under three. Yeah, your right, how can is compete. Also, that Clementon coaster is looking to shape up into one great ride. I only hope it runs as good as it looks.

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Thursday, August 5, 2004 7:58 AM
Most of the time I'm with you all and a big advocate of the "search" features the internet offers, but in this case, I think it's a vaild question. I've stayed in a plurality of hotels near SFGAdv and I've yet to find one that I would stay in again. Generally, the hotels around there seem to be crappy (or I just have bad luck). I was actually hoping that someone would have had a real suggestion...but that was asking too much I guess...
lata, jeremy
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 10:41 AM
No I agree it could be a ligitimate question, but I would think that price and the hotel rating that many of the sites provide would at least help out a bit in determining the quality of the hotel. One thing is for sure and that's that there aren't a lot of hotels nearby (although there are some). Many of the hotels are 20 miles away.
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 10:46 AM
woah listen i already been to the site, jerk offs, i meant by "good" close, because all the ones on the site are like 20 mi. away i was wondering if there are any around the park, or right near it, if there isnt any why not
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 11:22 AM
hey guys, take it easy with the sarcasm and general meaness. just give the guy an answer and don't give him crap. anything in bordentown is still one exit away and there are good priced hotels there.
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 11:41 AM
Residents Inn in Cranberry, NJ.
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 11:44 AM
Not ONLY are the hotels "near" GAdv crappy, they're also not really NEAR the park. What's UP with that, are hotel owners afraid the SF clientele would destroy their new hotel? ;)
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 12:20 PM
what is up is no one wants to put a hotel where there is nothing but 1 amusement park and 1 outlet shopping center.. hence off season no business
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 12:28 PM
The last few times I went we stayed at the Bordentown Ramada Inn and the Best Western. Not bad and not that far from the park.
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 12:34 PM

2Hostyl said:
Most of the time I'm with you all and a big advocate of the "search" features the internet offers, but in this case, I think it's a vaild question.

I agree, which is why this didn't get the standard "look at the sticky travel thread" and close reply. SFGAdv is one of the hardest parks when it comes to finding a hotel.


drummerkid88 said:
woah listen i already been to the site, jerk offs

Whoa. You only got two smart ass responses and the way you worded that seems to imply you're including mine. I offered legitimate help.


i meant by "good" close, because all the ones on the site are like 20 mi. away i was wondering if there are any around the park, or right near it

Then why didn't you say that in the first place? To most people a 'good' hotel is one that's clean and nice - not close. How do you expect to get a reply without asking what you mean? Also, if you visited the SF site and saw that all the hotels were 15 to 20 miles away at the closest, wouldn't you think those would be it? Why would SF suggest their guests say 15 minutes from the park when there's a hotel across the street?


if there isnt any why not

Because no one in their right mind travels that far (more than a day trip) to visit SFGAdv? ;)


fanofwood said:
take it easy with the sarcasm and general meaness. just give the guy an answer and don't give him crap.

Only two people in 13 replies did - don't even start.

And finally...

I've been to SFGAdv 3 times. The first time we stopped by after doing Morey's and stayed in Wildwood the night before, driving to the park in the morning. The second time we were coming from SFA and stayed at a Hampton Inn (I believe it was the one in Burlington/Mt Holly) - I didn't think the hotel was bad at all and I'm a big time hotel snob. Their rates are currently running about $119 a night. The third time we just drove in in the morning and drove home that night.

A little hotel trick we often use it to arrive late. If you're driving between parks always try to drive to the next hotel the night before. If the hotel isn't sold out, they tend to want to sell rooms to walk-ins. What this means is the room you wanted has been given away. Bad, right? No. If the hotel is worth staying at in the first place, you'll get bumped up, not down. That Hampton is one of the places this worked at. We showed up around 11pm and were put in a suite for the price we booked our regular room at.

Of course at hotels that suck, it's possible to get bumped down to a worse room (sometimes one that won't work for you) or the hotel may sell out assuming you're not showing and you'll get walked to another nearby hotel. It's kind of a gamble, but you're generally safe if you're staying at anything above an "a place to sleep" type crap ass hotel.

Anyway, there are no hotels closer than that to SFGAdv. As to why, I honestly think that given SFGAdv's location - the hotel wouldn't be worth it. It'd kick ass during the summer, but be empty during the off season months. It's probably not a smart business decision. The hotels that are closest are also near other areas that can support a hotel year round.

EDIT - typos

*** Edited 8/5/2004 4:37:11 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Thursday, August 5, 2004 12:41 PM

dragonoffrost said:
what is up is no one wants to put a hotel where there is nothing but 1 amusement park and 1 outlet shopping center.. hence off season no business

I don't know if that would be the reason. You see plenty of hotels out the middle of nowhere.

An of example of 1 seasonal amusement park and 1 outlet mall with plenty of hotels surrounding them are SFGAm and Gurnee Mills.

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Thursday, August 5, 2004 12:47 PM
But how close is it to other stuff other like what is within 10 miles of the park. I mean if you ever been to SF Gadv you'd know what I mean about there only being those 2 things at that highway exit. SF Gadv is in no mans land like nothing but farms and the outlet mall within 10 miles of the park so the closest hotels would be 15 to 20 miles away where there is some urban sprawl.
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 2:23 PM
well im thinking the holiday inn in westampton (mount holly) hows that one
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