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Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118671
03/03/06 03:31 PM
03/03/06 03:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 11
Portland Oregon
oregondiver Offline OP
oregondiver  Offline OP

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 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.

Seashell by the seashore, picking up seashells
Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118672
03/03/06 04:11 PM
03/03/06 04:11 PM
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Posts: 161
Indianapolis, IN
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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.

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118673
03/03/06 05:58 PM
03/03/06 05:58 PM
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Posts: 102
New Jersey, USA
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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:

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118674
03/03/06 06:40 PM
03/03/06 06:40 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 19
Eugene, Oregon....Boca Del Rio...
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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.

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118675
03/06/06 09:55 AM
03/06/06 09:55 AM
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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.

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118676
03/06/06 10:55 AM
03/06/06 10:55 AM
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They recently changed the hotel tax from 7% to 9% and it will be changing again in July

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118677
03/07/06 02:53 AM
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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.

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118678
03/07/06 04:46 AM
03/07/06 04:46 AM
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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.

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118679
03/07/06 04:56 AM
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lacysisland Offline
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Do you own a home that you live in near HOTEL DEL RIO or do you just visit?

Re: Lodging around $80? Pretty please? #118680
03/07/06 07:52 AM
03/07/06 07:52 AM
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Carbondale Illinois USA
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Has anyone stayed at the Palms

J D Tremblay
Southern Illinois University Press
Phone 618-453-6634
Fax 618-453-3787
[email protected]
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