Neenie and I went out tonight and looked at some of the hotels FYI.
1.) Best Western Windsor Inn-54th and I-27. She quoted me $79 and $89 for the rooms on the phone, but when I went over there to look at them she said she could probably do better than that, so I am waiting to hear back from her. Rooms are pretty nice but I thought they were small. Indoor pool with hot tub, exercise room, business center, wi-fi, microwaves and refrigerators in room, and FULL breakfast. Not bad for the price.
2.) Red Roof Inn-I-27 @ Loop 289. She quoted me $74.99 per room but will call me tomorrow and let me know if she can give better rates. It's an older hotel, that has changed names a few times. The rooms are ok. Microwave & refrigerator, wi-fi. Nice lobby, with indoor pool. Continental breakfast. Lounge in lobby, but it is currently closed undergoing renovation and she wasn't sure if it would be open by Oct. 16. Pets welcome @ no charge, they only ask that you put them in their crates when you leave your room.
3.) Holiday Inn Park Plaza-Loop 289 @ Indiana. This is the closet one to my house. Very nice.
Rooms $109 (dbl) and $119 (king). I am calling tomorrow to see about better rates. The girl at the desk couldn't quote any lower rates. The rooms are very large. The one with king bed has a sleeper sofa also. Only drawback was no microwave or refrigerator in room. Huge atrium area with indoor pool, exercise room, bar. Wi-fi in rooms. Restaurant in lobby, (not included in room price). Best location. I would definitely stay at this one. Just hope she will cut us some slack on the rates. I think she will because there is not a Tech game here that weekend. Cancellation time 6pm on date of arrival.
I will post more on rates in the next few days after I get all of my calls back. I just wanted to go look at the rooms for myself because I hate to tell someone that a hotel is ok unless I've seen the rooms. I have seen some real doosies (sp?) before and I would hate to say they're probably ok and then it end up being ghetto-ville...
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