Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Monday, May 17, 2010

When Mickey Calls...

... we answer.

Sunday morning we wake up and are trying to figure out what to do. We didn't want to go shopping or see a movie or anything boring like that. So I mentioned that I thought I heard Mickey calling. Danny said that he thought so too. Well, we didn't want to keep the mouse waiting. I popped into Priceline and bid $30 for a 2 1/2 star hotel in the Lake Buena Vista area. I normally don't risk on such a low star rating but it was last minute and just for one night. I hit right away and received the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Buena Vista -East.

Photos courtesy of hiexpress.com
I just wrote up my Tripadvisor review and it should be up soon. I was quite pleased with it, especially for that price. It was very clean, the room was comfy and just about 4 miles to Disney.
Plus the room rate includes free breakfast with hot items as well. The breakfast area was ample and well appointed, which is more than I can say about other hotels. They also offer free internet. Have I mentioned how much I hate paying for internet? Especially at higher end hotels where I am already paying an arm & a leg. Staff was friendly and accommodating too. I wouldn't hesitate staying there for a quick trip and I would recommend it to others as well.

Disney can be very expensive but you can usually find something to fit your budget. When it's just Danny & me, we always go the hotel route. For extended stays anywhere, even non-disney, we will rent a condo or cottage. I'm a big fan of VRBO as ya'll know. Actually, my brother will be here from Colorado in 2 weeks and we are planning a trip back up to Disney. Being a last minute trip and that we are all on a huge budget, we plan on renting a house that will accomodate eight of us. I have rented a home in Orlando in the past and am always very happy with both with the house and the owner. Unfortunately, that owner recently sold his property, so I am in search of a new place. Hopefully, I will have a good review and a recommendation when I return. We will be celebrating not only seeing each other after 3 years, but also Kari's birthday as well as my niece's birthday. We are definitely looking forward to a great experience.

This is not a paid or sponsored review. All opinions expressed are always my own. My full disclosure policy is on my sidebar.

1 comment:

kailani said...

How fun! I wish I could just wake up one morning and say "Lets go see Mickey!"

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