We're planning on attending a reunion being held at the convention center this Aug. (2006) and would like to be within walking distance of the convention center and the Raddison Hotel. Our problem is the Raddison is booked and the Plaza is being closed for remodel. I've read horror stories about Park Central and have narrowed my choices down to two choices (but open to suggestions). One is the Marriot Courtyard which appears to close in and withing walking distance. The draw backs vs. the second choice would be-price and limited parking. Our second choice would be farther out and require driving and is the La Quinta Inn and Suites at 4400 N. Freeway. The drawback there is it's driving distance, but it is cheaper and received a very high review in trip advisor. The parking situation at the Convention Center will also effect our decision. Of course the 100 plus degree heat enters into the equation.
I figure we would be using our hotel room at least twice, perhaps three times per day,in addition to sleeping, as the reunion has several periods of down time.
If anyone has any suggestions as to the best option I would greatly appreciate it.