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Sep 25th, 2012, 02:51 PM
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airport lodging

I have a lllllooooonnnngggg layover at SEA - get in at 7pm on a Saturday and leave noon on Sunday (don't ask!).

I am looking for a recommendation for a modestly priced lodging that has a shuttle. Under $100.

Or, what the heck do I do in an airport for that many hours - lol

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Sep 25th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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I would bid 3* on Priceline in the SEA airport zone. You'll get a decent hotel with a shuttle. I have never bid more than $55, and often less, and I've done this a dozen times or so.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I like this restaurant, right next to the airport, to have dinner.

http://vonsroasthouse.com/vonsblog/t...nient-parking/

Arriving at 7 PM, and leaving at noon, you can easily take light rail transit into downtown Seattle and enjoy Seattle nightlife.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Will Travel - thanks so much for both pieces of advice. I have not used the Priceline feature before. I am not leaving until June 2013, should I book now or wait?

Appreciate your help

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Sep 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Try priceline and if you aren't successful there are lots of inexpensive hotels. Several are close to the light rail station so you can easily pop into the city Saturday night if you want.

The Clarion has rooms under $90 most nights.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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I would wait until May at least, because it seems that you can easily have success with Seattle airport hotels on Priceline up to the day of the trip. If you want, you can book a cancellable hotel in case Priceline does not pan out - the Clarion is perfectly fine, and I have stayed there too.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Also, with a trip as far away as June, it's quite possible all your flights will be rescheduled - that's certainly happened to me. So wait on anything nonrefundable.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Oh - I didn't notice the June next year bit. WillTravel is right. Wait months before bidding PL and booking a fully refundable hotel is a good backup.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 04:07 PM
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JanisJ and WillTravel - you're the best! Thanks

I will pend and wait. I did find a bid alert on Priceline and filled that out.

It would be bad if I win something and no shuttle service though.

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Sep 25th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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I agree any airport hotel will do the trick. Thru Priceline or just at an inexpensive rate (there's lots of the budget chains represented0. Some are close enough you could just walk across the highway if no shuttle is offered. 13 Coins is another restaurant possibility. Or head to the airport a bit early, the food court there is excellent.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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3* hotels have shuttles.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Thanks all.

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