We will be staying 3 nights before our 7 night stay at Kings Land. I've been researching hotels for weeks but I am starting to really feel overwhelmed! Can anyone help me narrow down my choices? I'm considering Hotwire for the ease of just booking a 4 star somewhere to remove all of the indecision but the value-seeker in me isn't convinced that will be the best deal; can you help?
My dates are May 15-18.
My basic itinerary is 1 day PCC/island stops on the way there, 1 day explore/beach, and 1 day WWII memorials/museums then fly to KOA. I'm planning on getting a rental car so parking fees are a consideration.
While it is most definitely not a requirement, our usual preference is smaller boutique hotels with updated room decor (ie, no polyester floral bedspreads). Don't really care about pool or view. Location is the big unknown factor for me; with our itinerary I'm not sure it matters much but I don't have an intuitive feel for which location would be best as I've had when I've planned trips to DC or NYC.
My budget is ~$150-200/night and so far the best bet is looking to be Shoreline--the updated room decor appealed to me immediately, as well as the lack of resort fees (AAA rate is $182 after tax). Hyatt Place also appealed to me visually and the included breakfast and potentially cheaper parking may make the over budget price tag worth it ($235). Hotel Renew is $190 after resort fee and taxes.
Am I missing other comparable hotels that might be a little nicer or a better value? Any help is much appreciated!