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#118671 - 03/03/06 09:31 PM Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
oregondiver Offline
Howdy.

Will be there in 2-3 weeks depending on our wandering travel plans. I have a question about lodging on AC.

I did search archive, I searched the "lodging" catagory on the website too (excellent info!). I have searched google, cheaptix, orbitz etc.

I have found lodging (for 2 people) under $50. And over $100. Can't seem to find much inbetween.

I have seen several posts where folks say "it is around $100 night" however I go to the websites and they start at 115 (and up) plus taxes.

Any recommendations for something middle of the road? No AC needed (or do you think we should?), no kitchen needed. Plain jane folks, won't be spending too much time in room. Should we just go off the recommendations from www.toucantrail.com and pick something like Rudys?

Last question for now....Why do some hotel websites say 9% govt tax. Others say 12% tax (7% govt and 5% service). Is there really a 5% tax or is that just a service charge that the hotels are charging for convenience?

Thanks so much! Been reading the board for about 3 months and really enjoyed the info posted. Been trying to keep my "new to the island" questions to a minimum.
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#118672 - 03/03/06 10:11 PM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
atomicindy Offline
I heard that Lily's Hotel is nice. Two girls that I met stayed their and liked it very much. Their web site says their rooms are $65-$75US.

A service charge is charged by some hotels just to make sure their staff are properly tipped. Other hotels do not charge the service charge but recommed
a tipping amount.

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#118673 - 03/03/06 11:58 PM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
njmichael Offline
Holiday Hotel is in that price range, just under $100. We've stayed there twice, great place in the middle of town with a nice bar and restaurant.

Here's their site: http://www.sanpedroholiday.com/

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#118674 - 03/04/06 12:40 AM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
Rimrattle Offline
We always stayed at Hotel del Rio until we bought a house there. It is away from the crowds, on the beach, and very laid back. I used to kayak from there back to the lagoons or to the reef for snorkeling. Nice to see another Oregonion visiting San Pedro.

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#118675 - 03/06/06 03:55 PM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
J DOG Offline
Lily's is great if you want to save a little dough, for about $60us. you get a beach front room with a wonderful view. Located just about the center of town, rooms have A.C. & a small fridge. If you are diving Amigos Del Mar is right in front of it.
Stayed there many times by myself.

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#118676 - 03/06/06 04:55 PM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
Barbara K Offline
They recently changed the hotel tax from 7% to 9% and it will be changing again in July
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#118677 - 03/07/06 08:53 AM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
lacysisland Offline
For the people who have friends traveling with them, can I suggest Caye Management, to select a whole house for rent for $1000.00 a week split 3 ways seems pretty cheap for a great place to stay.

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#118678 - 03/07/06 10:46 AM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
lacysisland Offline
To Find deals like the $1000-2000 Weekly rentals, please go to the lodging info on this site and click under long term rentals, you will find options other than hotels..houses with maid services and cooks with wine...Caye Management.. I don't work for them either..They have only charged the standard tax of 9%. They don't add on a service fee which adds up after a few days.

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#118679 - 03/07/06 10:56 AM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
lacysisland Offline
Rimrattle,
Do you own a home that you live in near HOTEL DEL RIO or do you just visit?

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#118680 - 03/07/06 01:52 PM Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please?
JDTremblay Offline
Has anyone stayed at the Palms
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