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    I am working my through all of the ballparks and I will be hitting SoCal in September.

    I need advice on where to stay. I am traveling alone and will have access to a car. I am going the beginning of Septemeber and will be going to SD, LA and Anaheim. I havent been there for 20 yrs, so any advice u can give would be appreciated

    By the By....Indians vs NYY 6/6 in Yankee stadium. ANyone else going?

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    There are a lot of inexpensive hotels in downtown LA, close to Dodger Stadium. Unlike most big cities, downtown LA isn't the most happening place, so if you can afford it, I'd recommend staying in one of the beach cities. (Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Venice)

    In San Diego there's some nice, yet pricey hotels on Harbor Dr., a quick walk to Petco and the Gaslamp Quarter.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cubbie&TribeFan View Post
      I am working my through all of the ballparks and I will be hitting SoCal in September.

      I need advice on where to stay. I am traveling alone and will have access to a car. I am going the beginning of Septemeber and will be going to SD, LA and Anaheim. I havent been there for 20 yrs, so any advice u can give would be appreciated

      By the By....Indians vs NYY 6/6 in Yankee stadium. ANyone else going?
      If you plan on seeing an Angels Game, book a hotel near Disneyland. That way you get the best of both worlds. Angel Stadium is about 10 mins from the main strip or as they call it, the Resort. As far as LA, unfortunately, there isn't any hotels worth mentioning near Dodger Stadium. As it is, Dodger Stadium is situated in a "nice" part of town. And I mean that in the most nicest way....Your best bet is to stay in a hotel in a neighboring city like Glendale which is about 10-15 mins away...honestly try the hotel websites for the best offers closest to the stadium.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cubbie&TribeFan View Post
        By the By....Indians vs NYY 6/6 in Yankee stadium. ANyone else going?
        Might wanna check that schedule again
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cubbie&TribeFan View Post
          By the By....Indians vs NYY 6/6 in Yankee stadium. ANyone else going?
          Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
          Might wanna check that schedule again
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cubbie&TribeFan View Post
            I am working my through all of the ballparks and I will be hitting SoCal in September.

            I need advice on where to stay. I am traveling alone and will have access to a car. I am going the beginning of Septemeber and will be going to SD, LA and Anaheim. I havent been there for 20 yrs, so any advice u can give would be appreciated

            By the By....Indians vs NYY 6/6 in Yankee stadium. ANyone else going?
            well lets see, i don't think anyplace in downtown san diego is under 200/night, but i have been there twice (2005 & 2007) and stayed both times at the gaslamp plaza suites. very good experiences both times, and pretty afordable, and it is within walking distance of petco, as well as the gaslamp district, great for nitelife & bar hopping, hotel can be noisy on the weekends form the street noise, but it is not too bad, it include free breakfast as well.

            i also went to anaheim in 2007, we stayed at the super 8 disneyland drive, it was ok. it is pretty close to angel stadium, but it is a drive to dodger stadium, maybe 90-120 minutes in traffic. but if you are going to a night game the ride back should be easy. this hotel includes free parking. which is hard to find sometimes.

            when i went to san diego in 2005, i went to an angels game, we drove up from san diego, took about 4 hours, and watch the 7 pm game, and drove back after, so that may work as well.

            if you have any other questions, just ask.

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            • #7
              I'm hoping to plan a trip like that sometime next year. I might be thinking about going up to San Francisco and Phoenix as well. Are there any good, affordable hotels in those two cities?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Great One View Post
                I'm hoping to plan a trip like that sometime next year. I might be thinking about going up to San Francisco and Phoenix as well. Are there any good, affordable hotels in those two cities?
                san francisco is very expensive to stay in. when i was ther last year i stayed at the best western civic center, we did take a cab to at&t park, i would not walk the streets around the hotel though after dark. i don't know if it is just me, but i noticed alot of homeless around san francisco, and it was making me & my wife uncomfortable. and we visit new york all the time and don't feel that way.

                ive never been to phoenix

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                • #9
                  A few responses have mentioned hotels near Disneyland and that's my best recommendation also. The Jolly Roger is just down the road from Angel Stadium and it's not dangerous. As for San Diego: staying in the city isn't cheap but it might be your best bet. The town is great and if you're going to 3 ballparks, spring for a good hotel one night.

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                  • #10
                    Anytime I'm hitting a new park I do a distance search to the park by Hotel via Expedia. It's easier for me to stay closer to the park and be able to walk if possible. If saves money on parking. I was a 5 minute walk from Network Associates in Oakland (or whatever it is now), Dodger Stadium, 5 minutes to the L in Chicago, 5 minutes to the train in Boston. It makes it a lot easier to get your bearings and set your times.

                    The downside is that sometimes you're in some rougher areas. I still laugh about staying in by Dodger Stadium. I was at this Days or Travel Inn on the corner at the bottom of the hill. It had bars on the window, but had free parking. I had some good tacos across the street at a Mexican hole in the wall -- the authentic kind, not Taco Time. I walked up to the game, and home in the dark by myself. Hit the game the next day, then headed home. When I was talking about my trip a friend of mine from LA heard where I stayed -- "Holy ****. You stayed there?! And you walked?" Needless to say, I stay at different places with my wife, but when I'm by myself it's budget city. I won't even talk about my trip to Arlington -- Eeesh.

                    Doug

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Doug Miller View Post
                      Anytime I'm hitting a new park I do a distance search to the park by Hotel via Expedia. It's easier for me to stay closer to the park and be able to walk if possible. If saves money on parking. I was a 5 minute walk from Network Associates in Oakland (or whatever it is now), Dodger Stadium, 5 minutes to the L in Chicago, 5 minutes to the train in Boston. It makes it a lot easier to get your bearings and set your times.

                      The downside is that sometimes you're in some rougher areas. I still laugh about staying in by Dodger Stadium. I was at this Days or Travel Inn on the corner at the bottom of the hill. It had bars on the window, but had free parking. I had some good tacos across the street at a Mexican hole in the wall -- the authentic kind, not Taco Time. I walked up to the game, and home in the dark by myself. Hit the game the next day, then headed home. When I was talking about my trip a friend of mine from LA heard where I stayed -- "Holy ****. You stayed there?! And you walked?" Needless to say, I stay at different places with my wife, but when I'm by myself it's budget city. I won't even talk about my trip to Arlington -- Eeesh.

                      Doug
                      Hey Doug...I give you props for doing what you did....Walking to the Dodger Game....Yikes!!! Sunset/Elysian Park entrance is not exactly friendly... and I've seen the hotel you are talking about.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                        Might wanna check that schedule again

                        Yeah..my fat fingers slipped...it will be 5/6 I will be in the NYC....24 down 6 more to go

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cubbie&TribeFan View Post
                          Yeah..my fat fingers slipped...it will be 5/6 I will be in the NYC....24 down 6 more to go
                          i am going on 5/7

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                          • #14
                            I just checked with my buddy and we are flying into NYC on 5/6 and then have tickets for the night of 5/7 so we will be there too. SOmewhere out in right field. Not sure of the seats off the top of my head.

                            ANYONE else have any more ideas for hotels/rooms in SOCAL for my sept trip? Thanks guys

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                            • #15
                              I think I already know the answer to this, but what kind of drive is it from West Hollywood to Angel Stadium?
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